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Actresses Who Have Spoken Up About Hollywood’s Sexual Assault Scandal

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A little over two weeks ago, Hollywood was rocked by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, assault, and abuse by successful film producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Several actresses and other women working in the entertainment industry have since come forward identifying themselves as victims of this sexual predator. Originally, eight women were a part of a New York Times expose that brought these allegations to light.

Weinstein was a very powerful producer in Hollywood who could make or break careers and allegedly used his power to lure victims to hotel rooms or his home where he would then make unwanted advances. Actresses have said this happened many times over the past few decades. Rumors had apparently swirled, and people knew, but nothing was ever done. This is the problem. Any inaction allowed this misconduct to continue on for too long. This is why it's so important that these women are choosing to speak out now.

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