Usually a celebrity on the red carpet only has to answer questions about their movies, or their co-stars, or what designer they’re wearing. But suddenly, after a major sexual abuse scandal shook Hollywood to its core, it was different. Media outlets at film premieres took the opportunity to ask people, especially women, how they felt about it. Actress Uma Thurman was one of the stars asked for her thoughts on what had happened, and her response was very revealing.
In early October 2017 a major news story broke. Film producer Harvey Weinstein, a very powerful figure in the movie industry, was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several women. The story, published in The New York Times, alleged that Weinstein had preyed on female actresses and employees for decades.
From there, things got even worse. Weinstein was then accused of not just misconduct, but rape. Several women, some of whom wished to remain anonymous, said the producer had forced himself on them. One of the loudest voices was actress Rose McGowan, who posted her own claims about Weinstein on Twitter.