Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino stood together in solidarity at the Oscars following their claims of sexual misconduct against the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein. As it was previously reported, Judd, 49, was one of the first actresses to accuse the producer of egregious sexual impropriety.
Sorvino, additionally, accused the producer of attempting to massage and chase her around a hotel room in an attempt to sexually seduce the actress.
Other crucial figures in the case of Weinstein include Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, who both have vehemently condemned Harvey as well as his alleged “sycophants.”
Judd and Sorvino both stated that, because of Weinstein’s actions, they were blacklisted from the film industry including the movies of Peter Jackson – the director of Lord Of The Rings – who revealed Harvey attempted to thwart their casting in his films because of their supposed “difficulty.”
In response, Harvey has denied all of the charges and said never at any point, did he attempt to dismiss a woman’s career because of the refusal of his alleged advances.
As you may know, the accusations against Weinstein promoted a cascade of allegations against other men in several different industries including in broadcasting, music, and film.
As a result of the national media attention, a movement was born called #MeToo. In addition to the social media activism, an initiative titled Time’s Up was created by prominent Hollywood stars for the sake of legal defense for disenfranchised individuals.
According to reports, the Time’s Up organization has spawned nearly $22 million in donations. The fund will provide legal counsel for people who don’t have the resources to stand up against their perpetrators in a court of law.