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Actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch

The largest U.S. actors’ union and the four major television networks agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes following the #MeToo uproar. Lisa Bernhard reports.

The #MeToo movement making strides toward eliminating one of the most notorious Hollywood institutions: the so-called ‘casting couch.’

The largest U.S. actors’ union, SAG-AFTRA, and the four major television networks agreeing to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes.

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is alleged to have arranged these sorts of meetings with actresses, and then soliciting sex or engaging in abuse.

PROSECUTOR, ‘… this defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually.’

More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein denies having non-consensual sex with anyone.

The demands by the actors’ union are part of a tentative 3-year contract renewal between the group and ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris – best known for her role on the 90s TV series ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ – said the contract’s new language ‘represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change.’

Weinstein is facing trial for criminal charges of rape and sexual assault.

He has pled ‘not guilty.’


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