Before making the aforementioned comments in the Q&A, the interviewer had asked Pompeo about the importance of having the courage to speak up for oneself in the workplace and about the role the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have played in this.
As well as the role these two movements have played in calling out sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace and in the Hollywood industry.
Ellen responded, “First, men need to understand that they will not get away with it. Number one. Or women need to understand. I don’t mean to be sexist about it. Everybody is capable of harassment of any kind, right. So people need to understand that it won’t be tolerated and then I think people need to be educated about it.”
She went on to talk about not “making excuses for these pigs” that do “disgusting things to women,” adding that these “learned behaviors” from men in the Hollywood industry have been learned from other generations of men who “got away with it.”
Title: Ellen Pompeo Comes Under Fire for Resurfaced Remarks About Harvey Weinstein Victims
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Published Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:04:00 GMT