Sexual harassment is present and pervasive in the entertainment industry, from Broadway to Hollywood and beyond. The widespread issue affects actors, actresses, writers, comedians, models, dancers, musicians, employees and others.
Recent news headlines have brought these heinous acts to the forefront, and many victims have bravely stepped forward to tell their stories. Hagens Berman wants to continue the fight, help achieve justice for those who have been victim to sexual harassment, and effect systemic change throughout the industry.
All too often, sexual harassment in the entertainment industry is covered up by companies and those in power – through the use of duress, fear and onerous confidentiality agreements.
In the entertainment industry, victims are routinely subjected to widespread policies and practices that promote quid pro quo arrangements, pressuring or forcing the victim to take part in sexual acts because they feel powerless against unwanted advancements. Victims are also often punished for resisting. We know well that predators - like Harvey Weinstein and his “wicked conspirators,” as Uma Thurman phrased it - exist throughout the industry, and those affected deserve justice.
STOPPING THIS INEXCUSABLE CRIME
When it comes to putting an end to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, it takes law firms with resources. You want a team with experience holding corporations and big entities accountable for wrongdoing. That’s what Hagens Berman does best. Our track record proves it.
Our legal team achieved a nationwide sexual harassment settlement on behalf of 16,000 women and tried the first ever sexual harassment case in Washington state. Hagens Berman has bested some of the largest companies in the world, and we remain committed to protecting and empowering individuals today.
Sexual harassment in show business has damaged the lives and careers of countless individuals, and can mean years of emotional stress, financial loss and hardship.
KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTION
If you have experienced sexual harassment of any kind, contact our legal team by filling out the form. Our secure messaging service offers you a safe space in which comments will be sent directly to our legal team, ensuring your protection.
Hagens Berman has the knowledge, experience and resources. Our firm strives to protect the rights and safety of the most vulnerable. Let us take a stand for you.