Tamron Hall is speaking out about the sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Hall, who signed a development deal with The Weinstein Company, has been working with her agent to figure out next steps following the scandal.
The former Today anchor told The Huffington Post that she called Weinstein immediately after hearing the allegations, “It’s a woman’s worst nightmare to be in a situation where you believe someone more powerful has control over your life,” Hall said. “I immediately thought about the women who have suffered in silence and were paralyzed by fear; fear that I’ve seen with domestic violence survivors; fear that I’ve seen when I interviewed women who were raped on their college campuses.”
Hall has been vocal about domestic violence and sexual assault after her sister was bludgeoned to death by an abusive boyfriend, working with Safe Horizons and Day One to give victims of domestic violence a safe space.
The television personality told The Huffington Post that she met Weinstein last February and was unaware of the allegations until she called Weinstein, whose admission left her horrified.
Hall, whose Investigation Discover series Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall focuses on crimes against women, says she hopes survivors can find comfort in those who’ve spoken out against Weinstein. “I hope today they are comforted by Ashley, Rose, Lauren, Asia, and Mira [some of Weinstein’s accusers], women who from the outside have everything but inside behind the closed doors suffered in silence.”