In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations in Hollywood, several hundred survivors of sexual harassment and assault and their supporters got together in Hollywood yesterday, to draw attention to the cause of systemic sexual abuse and sexism.
Fox 11 reporter Lauren Sivan was one of the #MeToo marchers and one of the organizers of Sunday’s march. She is also one of Weinstein’s first victims to come forward and share her experience and she says there’s no shame for the victim and there should be no more secrets regarding the abusers.
“What’s been eye opening to me since I came forward, is how many big names are falling. The problem is how do you prove these things? All we have is allegations to go on right now and that’s what this march is about. To change the system so people are actually able to report these crimes so something will be done.
Lauren went on to say she’s opposed to the nondisclosure agreements many victims have signed and she was very happy Senator Connie Leyva, sponsor of a bill to ban NDA’s, was there at the march.
“She’s a very powerful voice in Sacramento and she’s going to make a difference.”
Sivan was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News