The group Women in Film is launching a hotline to assist women and males in Hollywood report sexual harassment.
The hotline, which launches December 1st, may even be a part of an effort that features a pro-bono authorized assist service. :
Women in Film stated Friday that its Sexual Harassment Help Line and Pro-Bono authorized assist panel might be built-in packages to refer males and women in want of help to different survivors, designated psychological health counselors, regulation enforcement professionals, and civil and felony legal professionals and litigators. The assist line may even function a disaster middle and centralized info supply.
The line was created, government director Kirsten Schaffer says, as a result of their “phones have been ringing off the hook since these harassment stories began to break.”
“We are hearing that victims feel isolated, that there is nowhere safe to go to tell their stories, that they believe they must keep their experiences silent or they will be sued or black-balled and that they feel helpless, fearing the legal costs of trying to do anything about what has happened to them,” she advised Variety.
Women in Film’s hotline comes only a day after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s workplace introduced that it was devoting to investigating claims of sexual abuse in Hollywood. The earlier final month that their line was open for recommendations on Weinstein and the theater the place Kevin Spacey was previously an inventive director, The Old Vic, a confidential tip line after allegations of sexual assault and harassment involving the actor broke.