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