Emma Watson has experienced “full spectrum” of sexual harassment and says issue is “systemic”
Emma Watson has spoken out about her experiences of sexual harassment in Hollywood, describing the issues as “systemic” and “structural”.
Speaking to Variety at The Golden Globes, the actress shared: “It’s amazing because I have experienced the full spectrum [of harassment],
“But I think that for me, what is amazing is that my experiences are not unique, the experiences of my friends are not unique, the experiences of my colleagues are not unique.
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“This issue is so systemic, structural.”
Watson continued: “The statistics around – even in the United Kingdom – women between the ages of 18 to 24, huge, huge, huge numbers say that they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
“You realise, if you speak to most women, they have an experience, they have a story.
“We’re just uncovering. We’re just scratching the surface of this, which is what’s really crazy.”
The Harry Potter star was one of many guests attending who wore black in solidarity and support of the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment, and The Golden Globe Awards ceremony itself was dominated by speeches about the issue and paying tribute to those victims affected.