In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, which caused an irreversible ripple in popular culture since it first began back in late 2016, many controversial stars have gone down with their heads hung in shame. Some of the most notable include Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Jeremy Piven, Charlie Rose, Matt Later, and Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS.
And now, with the recent testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, as well as the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, the topic continues to pick up steam.
Ellen DeGeneres has her own thoughts on the movement, opening up about the time she was assaulted when she was a teenager. Savannah Guthrie spoke with Ellen about sexual assault, turning the segment into a psychiatric revelation of sorts.
In an interview recorded yesterday, set for release on this upcoming Friday, Ellen claimed she is infuriated by the way in which people don’t believe accusers or their stories.
DeGeneres said that when a person is assaulted, they don’t remember the minute details; they only remember how they felt, what happened, and where they were.
“How dare you not believe us?” the host remarked.
“What you remember is what happened to you, where you were, and how you feel. That's what you remember.”@TheEllenShow talks to @SavannahGuthrie about Dr. Ford’s testimony and her own experience. Tune in tomorrow for full interview. pic.twitter.com/6F6CGQb8LG
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 4, 2018
This comes after Donald Trump mocked the testimony from Ford, during the Supreme Court nomination hearings last week. Additionally, Connie Chung released an essay in the Washington Post describing her own story of abuse, leading more in the media to offer overwhelming support to Dr. Ford.
According to DeGeneres, her stepfather abused her when she was a teenager, at age 15. The host claims that popular culture and society teaches women not to say anything about it.
That isn’t the only thing the two women spoke about. DeGeneres has Guthrie on her show to talk about her upcoming children’s book, as well as her crush on Roger Federer.