Margot Robbie claims Hollywood still has sexual harassment problems after #MeToo

‘It’s not fixed’: Margot Robbie claims Hollywood still has sexual harassment problems after #MeToo

Margot Robbie has revealed that there are still problems with abuse in Hollywood following the #MeToo movement.  

The social movement went viral in 2017 following numerous sexual-abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence and Uma Thurman leading a number of high profile stars discussing their experiences.

Yet Margot, 32, has revealed that there’s still a long way to go before Hollywood can say it’s clear of sexual predators, noting ‘it’s a big ship to turn around.’ 

'It's not fixed': Margot Robbie claimed Hollywood still has sexual harassment problems after #MeToo as she spoke at BAFTA: A Life In Pictures, supported by TCL, on Monday

‘It’s not fixed’: Margot Robbie claimed Hollywood still has sexual harassment problems after #MeToo as she spoke at BAFTA: A Life In Pictures, supported by TCL, on Monday

Speaking at BAFTA: A Life In Pictures, supported by electronics brand TCL, in London on Tuesday evening, she was asked how her experiences in the industry have changed post-#MeToo. 

Margot mused: ‘I don’t think it’s fixed, that’s a big ship to turn around. But it’s definitely moving in the right direction.’ 

The Oscar-nominated actress went on to note that the main issue with workplace harassment was the ‘grey area’ predators rely on, admitting that she didn’t truly understand it herself until she signed on for Bombshell. 

As seen on screen: The Oscar-nominated actress admitted that she didn't truly understand sexual harassment until working on the 2019 film Bombshell (pictured in character)

As seen on screen: The Oscar-nominated actress admitted that she didn’t truly understand sexual harassment until working on the 2019 film Bombshell (pictured in character) 

The 2019 film was based on the sexual harassment allegations made by Fox News’ female employees against network founder, Roger Ailes. 

Margot played Kayla Pospisil, a fictional character based on several women’s real-life accounts, starring alongside Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson. 

She revealed: ‘It’s that deep dive into what sexual harassment in a workplace can be.

‘I realized that I — as a person with an established position in the industry, financially set up and self-sufficient — I didn’t know the definition of sexual harassment, and that’s shocking, that’s terrible.

‘It horrified me how little – how that crime plays in a grey area.  Roger Ailes or Harvey Weinstein, they take advantage of the area. The situation isn’t black and white.’

Ailes died in 2017, at the age of 77 after a subdural hematoma. 

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 in connection with convictions of rape in the third degree in 2013, and forcibly performing oral sex in 2006.

He is currently involved in a criminal trial in connection with allegations of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles, where he faces up to 60 years in prison.  

Accused: Roger Ailes died in 2017, at the age of 77 after a subdural hematoma (pictured in 2007)

Accused: Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 (pictured in 2014)

Accused: Roger Ailes (left in 2007) died in 2017, at the age of 77 after a subdural hematoma. Harvey Weinstein (right) was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020

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