In October 2017, The New York Instances printed its bombshell report about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s lengthy historical past of sexual harassment and assault. A number of ladies got here ahead to share their tales, together with actor Ashley Judd. Mira Sorvino, Asia Argento, and Rosanna Arquette had been amongst those that spoke to The New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow about their very own traumatizing experiences with Weinstein, and shortly, different stars rallied behind the alleged victims (he denied the allegations). In a press release to HuffPost, Meryl Streep applauded their bravery and wrote, “The habits is inexcusable, however the abuse of energy acquainted.” And in her assertion to Selection, Jennifer Lawrence mentioned, “This sort of abuse is inexcusable and completely upsetting.”
Lindsay Lohan additionally determined to talk out, however her first intuition was to not categorical help for Weinstein’s accusers. As an alternative, Lohan recorded an Instagram video by which she defended the film mogul by saying that she, personally, by no means had any unfavourable experiences working with him. “I really feel very unhealthy for Harvey Weinstein proper now. I do not suppose it is proper what is going on on,” she mentioned. Lohan additionally inspired Weinstein’s spouse on the time, designer Georgina Chapman, to talk up in his protection. As an alternative, Chapman instructed Individuals in a press release that she was divorcing the producer.
Lohan additionally mentioned of Weinstein’s accusers, “I feel everybody must cease. I feel it is improper. So, get up.” However his victims did not cease talking out, and now Weinstein is spending his remaining years in jail.
When you or anybody you realize has been a sufferer of sexual assault, assist is obtainable. Go to the Rape, Abuse & Incest Nationwide Community web site or contact RAINN’s Nationwide Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).