Actor Priyanka Chopra too has joined the debate raging around the reports of sexual exploitation by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of his colleagues over three decades.
Speaking at the 2017 Maire Claire Power Trip event, Priyanka Chopra said that Harvey Weinstein’s controversy was “not about sexuality, but all about power.”
She said, “There is not just ‘a Harvey Weinstein’ in Hollywood, there are many. It happens everywhere.”
“It’s an isolating feeling. The easiest thing to take away from a woman is her work. The fact that we can be compassionate and, at the same time, tough are strengths only women have. Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you need to dress a certain way. When you open your mouth, you deliver,” she added.
You can watch the full interview below
Global phenom Priyanka Chopra in conversation with editor in chief Anne Fulenwider on why she invests in herself, and how she’s using her platform to break negative patterns in the industry.
Posted by Marie Claire on Tuesday, 17 October 2017
The Weinstein scandal came to light in early October, when The New York Times newspaper and The New Yorker magazine revealed the history of sexual harassment perpetrated for decades by one of the best-known and most powerful producers in Hollywood.
The list of actresses and models who suffered sexual abuse from Weinstein continues to grow and now numbers around 40. Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow became the two of the biggest names in Hollywood after they joined the list of alleged victims sending statements to The New York Times claiming Weinstein had harassed them, too, early in their careers.
One star said that the alleged victims had no option as they knew that Weinstein could get them Oscar awards.
Oscar-winning star, Jane Fonda, said she regretted not speaking out when she first learned of accusations against the movie mogul from a fellow actress, who has since made her own allegations public.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences too voted overwhelmingly to expel Weinstein as actresses came forward with numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations.