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Women in Hollywood see chance for change in Weinstein scandal

Weinstein case strikes at the heart of the problem for women's progress in Hollywood because the industry relies on reciprocity

Anousha Sakoui & Christopher Palmeri | Bloomberg 

The emergence of sexual harassment claims against producer Harvey Weinstein has the potential to be a watershed moment for Hollywood, offering a new opportunity to shed its “casting couch” image, according to advocates for women in the workplace. The allegations by women including actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan against a prominent and successful industry leader may encourage more women to step forward with their own stories and force men in power to reflect on their own behaviour, said filmmakers and activists. The Weinstein scandal also should put more pressure ...

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 02:17 IST