Lawyers Anita Hill and Nina Shaw Want to Fix Hollywood’s ‘Culture of Silence’ That Still Exists Since #MeToo

“They’re going to continue to believe that nothing is going to be done, and they’re going to continue believe that they’re not going to be taken seriously,” Hill tells TheWrap

Three years after the #MeToo movement broke out, Hollywood is still searching for answers as to why issues of sexual harassment and abuses of power have not improved in the industry. And last year, The Hollywood Commission, chaired by Anita Hill and founded by entertainment lawyer and trailblazer Nina Shaw and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, deployed what it hoped would be a comprehensive view of harassment and abuse industry-wide.

On Tuesday, that survey revealed the startling figure that nearly two-thirds of its 9,630 anonymous respondents who are current or former workers in the entertainment industry felt those in power still do not face accountability for their actions. In response, the Hollywood Commission said it would launch a reporting platform and a bystander intervention training program to educate witnesses to abuse, both of which could provide resources to those in need.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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