Powerful female stars in Hollywood unite to fight sexual abuse

Powerful female stars in Hollywood unite to fight sexual abuse 2
Powerful female stars in Hollywood unite to fight sexual abuse 2

On the first day of the new year, top female stars in Hollywood took concrete actions to end sexual abuse in the workplace and fight for gender equality.

More than 300 actresses, directors, screenwriters, managers, producers, entertainment company directors… participate in the Time’s Up campaign.

From left, from top to bottom: Actors America Ferrera and Eva Longoria, lawyer Nina L. Shaw, lawyer Tina Tchen, producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Reese Witherspoon are supporters of the `Time’s Up` campaign.

The stars raised 13 million USD for this campaign, to support legal procedures, communication, and support for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Tina Tchen, an American lawyer and head of the Time’s Up foundation, shared on CBC: `In the past few months, we can see the problem of sexual harassment against women in the workplace occurring in every industry.

In an open letter published in The New York Times and La Opinion (a Spanish newspaper) on January 1, campaign representatives said they care about women in all professions, not just stars.

Shonda Rhimes, producer of the television series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to get Away with Murder shared: `It is difficult for us to speak directly about this issue if we cannot clean our own house.

The Time’s Up campaign has no leader but is run by volunteers who work in teams.

Time’s Up volunteers called on female stars in Hollywood to attend the Golden Globe Awards on January 7 to wear black and speak on the red carpet about gender inequality and protecting women.

* Weinstein’s three decades of sexual harassment were exposed

Powerful female stars in Hollywood unite to fight sexual abuse

Three decades of sexual harassment by Hollywood mogul Weinstein were exposed

Since the New York Times published a series of investigative articles about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse scandal in October 2017, the story of protecting women in the professions has always been a noisy topic.

Women spoke up to share their stories of being abused, assaulted… and used the hashtag #MeToo (Me too).

Minh Anh

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