Published: Tue, January 16, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Oprah Winfrey continues sexual abuse discussions

Oprah Winfrey continues sexual abuse discussions

Following her Golden Globes speech that sparked presidential rumors, Oprah Winfrey interviewed some of the women behind the Time's Up movement for CBS Sunday Morning.

The Time's Up campaign was start to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

"I feel like there's a constructive fury that has resulted in a resolute pursuit of equity", she said. "We're all like, this is not just my hurt, this is more than my hurt, this is not just my anger, this is our anger", she said. This is not just my anger, this is our anger.

The group, which has raised $16 million for a legal defense fund for victims of harassment, feels a responsibility for helping women not just in the entertainment industry, but across all industries. Winfrey, a special correspondent for CBS News who has this season been filing reports to the unit's "60 Minutes", interviewed Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm; Shonda Rhimes, the TV producer and creator of shows such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal"; entertainment attorney Nina Shaw; and actresses America Ferrara, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, and Ross.

Following her acclaimed speech at the Golden Globes a week ago, Oprah Winfrey has sat down with some of the prominent Hollywood women behind the Time's Up initiative as they discussed breaking the silence. And while the women found some of Oprah's questions easy to answer, when it came to reconciling and forgiving those who have been accused of sexual misconduct, the path forward was much more complex. "I think there's. a time to approach people and tell the truth and have them listen thoughtfully and meaningfully and apologize sincerely", said Witherspoon. "We have to continue this work because we do have the spotlight", said Kennedy.

While it is still early in the political process, Democrats, Hollywood celebrities, and the Trump-hating media celebrated the idea of Winfrey challenging President Donald Trump after she delivered a speech at the Golden Globes on January 14 while receiving the Cecile B. DeMille award.

"What would you want to say to her?"

The Farrow part of the discussion concluded with Winfrey narrating, "It should be noted that Allen has denied Dylan's allegations and, following two investigations, no charges have ever been filed against him".

" I think the one thing I would say is, like, everybody's gotta do some listening", added Ross.

But the agency they do have, the women said, is to end the stigma around the issue and elevate their voices. I wish I could believe #TimesUp but in my world it will never end.

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