Note: This Daily News Story discusses sexual harassment and assault as they pertain to allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein. You may want to consider inviting your administrator or a representative from human resources to your class during this lesson.
Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, was fired on October 8th from the film company he founded after The New York Times detailed three decades of sexual harassment allegations against him from many women who worked for him. Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements, according to the Times’ report. Since then, dozens of more women have come forward to share incidents of times when Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. While sexual assault or sexual harassment may take many forms, it is important to always keep in mind that it is never the victim’s fault.
To help define harassment and to learn more about the civil rights legislations that made workplace sexual harassment illegal in 1964, see the support materials below.
October 30, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.