Anita Hill-Led Survey Finds Widespread Bullying Toward Hollywood Assistants

But a majority of workers have seen a rise in respect from employers since #MeToo

The latest results of the Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission survey found that bullying and abusive behavior toward assistants and underlings is not just anecdotal among some bosses but is widespread in the industry.

The survey asked over 9,630 respondents working in entertainment how frequently in the last 12 months they were bullied or experienced abusive behavior by superiors, and assistants, nearly two-thirds of them women under 40, reported being abused and bullied at two to three times higher rates than their peers. The report adds that gender and sexual harassment often occurs in areas where uncivil conduct is rampant.

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Brian Welk

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