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Sexual Assault in the Film Industry

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camera man holding a camera on set | Workplace Sex Abuse Law FirmThe #MeToo movement, which began in Hollywood, has made many formerly unaware people aware of the prevalence of sexual assault, not only in the film industry, but in other industries as well. Sexual assault and sexual harassment just might happen more often to women in the film industry, however.  According to a survey reported by The Guardian, a staggering 94 percent of women employed in the American film industry have experienced either sexual harassment or a full-on sexual assault. The survey participants included actors, directors and editors from the film industry.

More than one-fifth of the respondents said they had been forced to perform a sexual act, 10 percent claimed they had been unexpectedly ordered to appear naked for an audition, almost 40 percent claimed they had been shown sexually explicit photos without consent, nearly 70 percent said they had experienced unwanted sexual touching, and 87 percent said they had dealt with unwelcome sexual gestures, jokes or comments.

The director for the Center for Gender Equality and Health at the University of California, Anita Raj, called the results of the survey both important and credible, noting the “casting couch” had been a fixture of the film industry for decades. In fact, Raj noted, the casting couch was almost considered normal, simply because of its longevity. Despite the fact that women in the film industry are extremely likely to have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, less than one in four actually lodge a complaint. Of those who did come forward to file a complaint, less than one-third said their situation at work improved after they complained.

Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, women in the film industry may now be more likely to speak up about sexual harassment and sexual abuse. The Producers Guild of American has taken the situation quite seriously, publishing new guidelines to combat sexual harassment on film sets. Although certainly a step in the right direction, film producers may opt out of joining the Guild, plus the guidelines are really not legally constraining, and are rather “best practices” suggestions.

Fighting for Victim Rights for Decades

The sexual assault victim's attorneys of the Gold Law Firm in Denver, CO.If you have been the victim of sexual assault in the film industry or in any other workplace situation,  we can help you hold your abuser accountable for their actions. Our Denver workplace sex abuse law firm has been fighting for victims rights for decades.. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Gold of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.

 

  

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