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Hollywood Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces. The initiative, which is called Time’s Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times. The Hollywood project is described as a “unified …

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Hollywood awards choose all-female presenters

After the fallout from the Hollywood sex scandal, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards are making next year’s ceremony all about female empowerment. The annual awards, which hand out 13 acting honours, will have a host for the first time – Kristen Bell – and all of the presenters will …

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Meryl Streep bemoans Hollywood inequality

Meryl Streep has said sexual harassment wouldn’t have been tolerated in Hollywood if there were more women on the boards of entertainment companies. The star is getting together with other well-known actresses to demand equal representation in boardrooms. She said balanced boards wouldn’t have approved pay-offs like those given to …

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Hollywood holds #MeToo march against sexual harassment – Starr Fm

Hundreds of people have marched in Hollywood in support of victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign. The march follows a torrent of assault and harassment allegations against public figures, set off by revelations about the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The marchers started on …

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Steven Seagal faces sexual harassment claims – Starr Fm

Actress Portia de Rossi has accused actor and producer Steven Seagal of sexual harassment. The Arrested Development actress, who is married to US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, made the allegation in a tweet posted on Wednesday night. She alleges that during a film audition Mr Seagal told her “how …

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Harvey Weinstein abuse claims rock Hollywood

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has issued an apology as a newspaper reported a number of sexual harassment allegations against him. “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it,” said the movie mogul’s statement. But he …

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Forbes rich list exposes Hollywood pay gap – Starr Fm

The size of the gender pay gap in the movie industry has been laid bare in new estimates of stars’ pay packets. The world’s 10 best-paid actors earned a total of $488.5m (£380.5m) in the past year, Forbes magazine calculated. That’s almost three times more than their female counterparts, …

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