Oprah, Natalie Portman, and Reese Witherspoon Talk Sexual Harassment in Hollywood


According to Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey sat down with some of Hollywood's most powerful women to discuss the impact of Time's Up on a recent segment on CBS Sunday Morning.

In a conversation held after actors wore black at the Golden Globes in protest of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood and elsewhere, the women discussed the importance of breaking the silence and supporting women who do not have a public platform or voice.

"How do we as a society have a mature, nuanced conversation about how men and women should be relating to each other?" The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund has raised almost $17 million in legal aid for harassment victims and will "provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers". This is not just my anger, this is our anger.

One week on from her acclaimed speech on half of the Time's Up campaign at the Golden Globe awards, producer and media proprietor Oprah Winfrey has spoken with key members of the campaign about its future. "This is not just my anger, this is our anger.' And instead of it just being a feeling, it's becoming an action".

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I hear you. And was speaking to you last Sunday when I said. And I think it's treating people as fellow humans and - and it's not because you have a daughter that you respect a woman, it's not because you have a wife or a sister, it's because we're human beings, whether we're related to a man or not. Winfrey asked the panel pressing questions, including about Dylan Farrow and her accused abuser, Woody Allen.

She said: "I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!"

Since the allegations against Harvey Weinstein first surfaced, more than 100 men in Hollywood have been accused of sexual misconduct, rape or assault. 'There's an understanding of consent and respect that I think has gotten very confused in our culture that has set up a space that can make all of that happen'.

"I'd like to believe the time's up for silence", Kennedy said. Rhimes later added, "At a certain point there has to be room for reconciliation in a world, in a weird way. But a lotta people don't think that right now, and a lotta women have the right to not feel that right now".