The #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein scandal
Harvey Weinstein was once one of Hollywood’s most powerful film producers. He has been accused of abusing his position and is fighting a number of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse civil law suits, brought by numerous women who worked with him. The scandal led to an investigation and he was finally charged with five criminal counts in New York and four in L.A.
The MeToo hashtag was initiated by American actress Alyssa Milano, who shared her story of alleged sexual assault by Weinstein. The #MeToo movement has become social phenomenon worldwide.