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8 Black Women Who Called Out Sexual Harassment In Hollywood  

Gabrielle Union

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Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Oct, 19, 2017 12:12 PM UTC

For the past solid week there have been headlines about Harvey Weinstein and his problematic career as a Hollywood producer. The 65-year-old has been accused of sexually harassing over 40 women for decades —with nearly all of them being White women.

And while the conversation of consent, chauvinism, assault and power in the industry have been huge topics of discussions, the lesser discussed subject is prioritizing pain when it comes to women of color. Gabrielle Union spoke a little bit about this on ESSENCE Yes, Girl! but she’s not the only one. Below, see some of the black women to speak up about Weinstein and all women’s voices are valid.

Gregg DeGuire

"Dear survivors who didn't feel ready to participate in the amazing #MeToo tag: be kind to yourself," the Another Round podcast co-host said on Twitter. "Your story is yours to share when ready."

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"Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven't received support on similar issues," the directed said on Twitter in response to the mini-movement started by Rose McGowan.

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"Some people who dress 'modestly' sure do love to talk about it," the writer said about Mayim Bialik's The New York Times' Op-Ed. "If I had Beyoncé’s body I’d be done with clothes. Period."

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The Academy Award winner wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times detailing her uncomfortable encounter with Weinstein in his home. "I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry," she said in her piece. "I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed."

Taylor Hill

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