I, Tonya actress Margot Robbie is praising the community of women who have come forward to support one another in the wake of serious sexual misconduct claims levied against powerful Hollywood men.
The recently married 27-year-old actress was recently apart of the roundtable discussion that is put on by The Hollywood Reporter on an annual basis and spoke about what an opportunity and responsibility this poses for the women in the entertainment industry. Robbie spoke about how each situation should be dealt with on an individual basis and if a woman doesn’t feel she can come forward with the detailed accounts of what happened to her, that is within her right to do so.
For those who do choose to come forward, they should feel safe and supported in a way that hopefully mitigates any additional trauma or re-triggering that they may feel given the gravity of these horrendous situations.
Robbie is still relatively new to the film industry, despite the fact that she’s been a working actress for 10 years. She’s quick to point out that the community of actresses that have rallied around each other during this very difficult time is impressive.
Robbie states she has never spoken to so many different actresses that she’s never even met in the past few months because of the current climate in their industry.
She feels there is a real sense of community and support amongst the women who feel they have to stick together and elevate their voices against what has become commonplace in their industry, and the larger world.
Many women have decided that aside from speaking out about what has happened, they also want to show their solidarity by wearing black to the Golden Globes.
As the film award season is upon us, there is even more of an opportunity for women to continue to speak out about what is currently going on in Hollywood.
So expect more and more actresses to come forward with their own claims or full support for those who have revealed some of the horrific things they’ve suffered at the hands of powerful men in this sexist society.