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Harvey Weinstein Fallout

October 25th, 2017

Delaware County Sexual Harassment Lawyers: Harvey Weinstein FalloutThe legal fallout continues for Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, who was recently accused of committing acts of sexual harassment over the past 30-years. As celebrities and former employees have come forward with allegations of sexual advances and misconduct that have been covered up over the years, things are looking worse and worse for Weinstein.

Reports of sexual harassment have come forward in the form of undisclosed settlements, in which Weinstein offered victims large sums of money to keep quiet about his sexual advances and misconduct. Although many allegations are being investigated by the police in the United States and London, the most well-known involves Hollywood actress, Rose McGowan, who received one-hundred thousand dollars in 1997 after she experienced unwanted sexual contact in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival.

Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment

The recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein have encouraged victims of sexual harassment to speak out. Men and women have turned to social media using the hashtag “MeToo” to describe acts of sexual harassment they have experienced.

The social media movement was largely influenced by Rose McGowan, a whistleblower who has spoken out against sexual discrimination in the film and entertainment industry. Speaking openly about experiences during auditions and casting in which she was subject to unwelcome sexual advances and requests to wear revealing clothing, McGowan has taken to social media to call out powerful media figures, celebrities, and companies that have refused to take a stand against sexual harassment, including The Weinstein Company.

Impacts of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment creates a hostile work environment and is never acceptable. No one should be subject to unwanted sexual comments or advances, regardless of sex or appearance, within the workplace. Unwelcome sexual conduct is never okay and is a form a sexual discrimination.

Unacceptable behavior, including lewd comments, sexual advances, and unwanted sexual contact has led to Weinstein’s removal from The Weinstein Company, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Weinstein’s dismissal has been a method of speaking out in favor of victims of sexual harassment.

Delaware County Sexual Harassment Lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Assist Victims of Sexual Assault

Sexual discrimination can occur within the workplace at any time and can include a variety of behaviors. From off-hand sexual comments and offensive jokes, to unwanted physical contact, sexual harassment can be experienced by men and women in any environment.

At Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C., our team of Delaware County sexual harassment lawyers are here to assist you if you believe that you have suffered from sexual harassment in the workplace. For guidance and support, you can contact us online, visit us at our Philadelphia location, or call 215-569-1999.

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