On Thursday, the New York Times published a report in which Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of decades of sexual harassment. “Dozens” of current and former employees of both Miramax and the Weinstein Co. were interviewed, and the piece even revealed that he’s reached “at least eight settlements with women” over the years regarding his inappropriate behavior.
In response to the article, many people have taken to social media to share their own similar stories of workplace harassment, with Anne T. Donahue kick-starting a thread that prompted countless stories.
When did you meet YOUR Harvey Weinstein? I’ll go first: I was a 17-yr-old co-op student and he insisted on massaging my shoulders as I typed
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 5, 2017
“When did you meet YOUR Harvey Weinstein? I’ll go first: I was a 17-year-old co-op student and he insisted on massaging my shoulders as I typed,” the journalist tweeted. “He was my boss at a radio station and liked [sic] to me things like why ‘girls my age’ liked giving blow jobs and not having sex. A GREAT TIME.”
More than 2,000 social media users have responded.
Oh boy, in the tech world, I'd say about 1 in every 3 dudes I interacted with was some version of Harvey Weinstein.
— Alex (@karmagypsy) October 5, 2017
At 16, my 50+ history teacher called me into his classroom (alone) and breathily told me I looked "stunning, like Seven of Nine."
— Janine Brito (@janinebrito) October 5, 2017
He was a popular congressman who wouldn’t answer my reporter's questions unless I leaned over enough so he could look down my blouse.
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) October 6, 2017
First law firm out of college. Not 1 but 3 different attorneys attempted. After first, I complained to HR who hinted I had led them on.
— Patricia Mooneyham (@MooneyhamTricia) October 5, 2017
In the Army, a married senior NCO made comments about my appearance, propositioned me, and tried to take upskirt pics of me w/o my consent.
— Anyabelle:Creation (@BookishPlinko) October 5, 2017
According to a recent survey conducted by YouGov, 30 percent of women say they have experienced sexual harassment at work.
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