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For the intelligence of american Jane Fonda, these sexual violence made to women are “very, very prevalent”, and not just in Hollywood.
London — ” by the Grace of God we speak ! “commented Jane Fonda about the american producer Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of harassment, sexual assault and rape by women, accusations which she reveals to have been aware.
In a taped interview Thursday, and it will be broadcast in the show Hardtalk on BBC World News on Monday, the actress explained that it had discovered the accusations against Harvey Weinstein a year ago, but have not wanted to talk about it in order not to reveal the identity of one of the accusers, a decision she regrets. “I would have had to be more courageous, and I think that from now on, I will be when I hear such stories,” she said.
If the alleged victim did not wish to speak earlier, this is because the producer is “powerful” and that young women were “vulnerable” and “worried that if they spoke or did something, their career would be destroyed,” said the actress, who was a figure of dissent in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.
The star, who will be 80 years old in December, told a british magazine that she was raped a child. She told the BBC to have suffered the advances of a French film director when she was 21 years old, he was saying that he needed to know “what types of orgasms” she had, for a role.
“An epidemic “
Jane Fonda has also referred to the sex scandals that have involved the american actor Bill Cosby, former president of the international monetary Fund, the French Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and the american president Donald Trump. “We now have a president whom we know that he has done the same thing,” she said. During the presidential campaign, a video of Donald Trump had been leaked in which the real estate mogul boasted to be able to catch the women by the sex because he is famous.
For Jane Fonda, who has twice won the Oscar for best actress, the violence made to women are ” very, very prevalent “, and not just in Hollywood : “It’s an epidemic. “
“I hope this is a turning point “, which will stop the aggressors, ” said Jane Fonda.
Harvey Weinstein is the subject of an investigation by the New York police department regarding a sexual assault alleged dating back to 2004. According to the agency Associated Press, the producer is also referred to by a survey conducted by the british police for a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the 1980s in the London area.
Since the publication of an article in the New York Times on October 5, accusations of harassment, sexual assault and rape for the magnate of Hollywood multiply, some of these cases, dating back more than 20 years.