Men of Hollywood are Taking a Stand Against Sexual Abuse

David Schwimmer. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9123236dt)

A group of Hollywood’s leading men feel so strongly against sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, that they’re putting their names on it.

Hollywood is still reeling from the last few months in which serious revelations have emerged of sexual harassment (and worse), and the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey will likely never work again.

In response to the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns which have been prominent on red carpets throughout awards season, a number of male actors, writers, directors, and producers in the industry have now the #AskMoreOfHim movement.

Stars including Friends alumnus, David Schwimmer, David Arquette of the Scream series, Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni, and Matt McGory from How to Get Away with Murder have signed an open letter to survivors of such experiences, recognising and praising them for their the courage to speak of their abuse at the hands of men.

The letter acknowledges that men are imperfect, but that they have a responsibility to make it clear to other men that sexual harassment and abuse are never acceptable.