An amazing 94 percent of Hollywood women have suffered from some form of sexual harassment or assault. A survey by USA Today The Creative Coalition, and Women in Film and Television reveals the extent of sexual harassment in Hollywood.
Almost all of the 843 women surveyed by Maria Fonta and Carrie Kelly of USA Today reported that their Hollywood careers were harassed or attacked.
For months, the testimonies of industry leaders such as Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Heather Graham, Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Paz De La Huerta, Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, Lena Headley and Salma Hayek have been heard in the media about the shocking behavior of powerful men in Hollywood, starting with producer Harvey Weinstein, who allegedly attacked 50 women for decades.
Among the powerful men who have been accused of sex crimes were Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Brett Ratner, Danny Masterson, Dustin Hoffman, and journalist, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K and more.
The survey results show the difficult picture:
94% said they experienced harassment or sexual assault during their careers
87% said they had received sexual comments and rude jokes
21% said they were forced to commit any sexual act against their will
65% said they were witnesses to people promoted because of sexual contact with their managers.
10% of the women said they had been told by surprise that they had to appear naked in the audition.
Jennifer Lawrence told how in her early days, Peake insisted that she stand naked in front of another woman in an audition just to embarrass her to persuade her to lose weight.
41% of women at the age of 41-44 said they had received offers to meet in hotel rooms. More than women under the age of 30 (31%).
Thus, women with more than 20 years of experience received more offers for sex promotion (28%) than women with less than five years of industry experience (11%).
In addition, age appears to affect the likelihood that the harassment or attack will be reported.
According to the survey, women under the age of 30 may report harassment (35%) than women over the age of 60 (19%).
In addition, women with at least 5 years of experience are more likely to report harassment (32%) than women with 20 years of experience (24%).
Most cases of harassment are not reported. In the few cases reported, the result was a warning or reprimand to the harasser (32%) or removal of the harasser (23%).
The harassers are mostly adults and in most cases stronger than the complainants.
About a third of the harassers, according to the survey, are directors (29%), about 20% are managers, and less than 10% were influential men in the Entertainment industry.