#MeToo movement marches on Hollywood against sexual assault and harassment
Predatory behaviour, sexual assault, and harassment is being reported almost daily in Hollywood now, from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K.‘s admitted sexual misconduct.
Inspired by the #MeToo campaign supporting and empowering survivors of sexual abuse to speak out, hundreds of women gathered at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Nov.12.
The #MeToo Survivors’ March saw women marching with protest placards and signs, detailing personal stories of abuse and messages of support for survivors. The march followed a “Take Back the Workplace” march earlier in the day, and they moved in unity along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the CNN building for a rally.
Right at the front was Tarana Burke, the original #MeToo campaign founder (a campaign later promoted by actor Alyssa Milano following the Weinstein accusations), march organizer Brenda Gutierrez, and activist actor Frances Fisher.
“I don’t want to spend a moment of my time calling names of folks who don’t deserve breath with me,” Burke said to the crowd, reported by Deadline. “This day is not for them. This day is for us.”
“Every time you see ‘#MeToo’ it represents a story that was created in tragedy but found its way to triumph.”