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SAG-AFTRA comments on safety of women in entertainment and media
From a press release
2017-10-10

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SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the safety of women in the entertainment and media industry.

"We commend the courage and candor of every woman who has spoken out about the disgraceful, aggressive and inappropriate behavior they experienced with prominent industry employers. We support their right to speak out and we lift up their voices so that their truths can be fully heard. Everyone has the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.

"The behavior alleged on the part of Harvey Weinstein is abhorrent and unacceptable. Unfortunately, it is more prevalent than our industry acknowledges and many times victims are afraid to tell anyone. Those who do come forward empower themselves and others to speak out. We also commend the New York Times for the extraordinary reporting that uncovered and brought to light the allegations in this case.

"We believe that each of us has a fundamental right to be safe in our person and to be treated with dignity and respect at work. There is more to be done by all of us to ensure the safety of women in the industry.

"We operate the SAG-AFTRA Safety Hotline specifically for members to report safety violations including harassment and inappropriate or aggressive behavior.

"If you are being coerced or threatened or simply feel that a situation is not right or is uncomfortable — speak out. We hear you. Call 844-Safer Set, which appears on the back of every member's card, any time day or night and a dedicated SAG-AFTRA rep will be notified and will help address your concerns.

"We all have the absolute right to be safe at work."


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