Hollywood Sexual Harassment Allegations and Activism
On Oct. 5, The New York Times published a monumental exposé detailing decades of sexual assault by Hollywood powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein. Ashley Judd was one of the first actresses to come forward with her story, and the list of women who have accused Weinstein has grown to more than 60. The Weinstein allegations have had a ripple effect on the industry as more women — and men — have felt comfortable speaking out about unwanted sexual behavior from other Hollywood men, including Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn. This year marked a powerful cultural shift in the fight for accountability, and with celebrities voicing their support for victims, countless women sharing #MeToo stories, and companies taking action, the conversation is moving in the right direction.