Mel Gibson finally speaks out on sexual harassment in movie industries
Mel Gibson, an American actor and filmmaker has commented on the basket load of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein while promoting his latest film, Daddy’s Home 2, on an Irish late-night show over the weekend.
Recall that Kate Beckinsale, Lysette Anthony, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are among more than 50 women who came forward with allegations ranging from rape to sexual harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as reported by BBC on October 28, 2017.
It would interest you to know that the 61-year-old pleaded no contest to the minor misdeed against his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva back in 2011. He’s been caught not only using racist language against her, but also against a Jewish police officer who pulled him over for drunk driving.
This must be crazy, right? Meanwhile when asked about the current state of Hollywood, Mel Gibson said:
“Your heart goes out to the victims, of course. And I’m glad that they spoke up. think it’s unfortunate that they have to relive the whole thing in order to heal themselves, and the rest of us are subjected to the problem. I think we really need to look at it, but it’s not just Hollywood. You don’t have to be in Hollywood to experience that kind of harassment.”
He went on to say he’s glad these men are being held accountable:
“Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows and that is kind of healthy. It’s painful, but I think pain is a precursor to change.”
Hmm! it’s very obvious these things are happening in all movie industries around the globe as Nollywood and Bollywood are no exceptions. There had been rumours here and their, that movie directors and producers go as far as forcing actresses to bed before giving them a movie role to play.
Well, a lot people feel Mel Gibson’s cry out would bring about sanity in movie industries but I really don’t think so until the right thing is done. It’s high time the perpetrators of these crimes are punished before it gets out of hand.