On Wednesday, six alleged victims of the monster that is Harvey Weinstein—Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Masse, Melissa Sagemiller and Nannette Klatt—filed a proposed class action lawsuit in federal court against Weinstein, Miramax, and current and former board members of Weinstein Co., according to a report in Variety . The plaintiffs’ aim in seeking a jury trial is not to tackle just these instances of sexual assault and violence, but all instances of sexual assault and violence, and the system that allows them to happen. In the wake of Time magazine’s announcement of its person(s) of 2017 , this is a national grab-back that will make history.
There is no worst part of Weinstein’s actions; there is only secrecy and privilege that allows sexual assault to remain under wraps in industries where unchecked power is the norm. “We have watched with horror, amazement, pride and gratitude in […]