Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently shooting for the third season of her American TV show Quantico, recently opened up about the sexual harassment case against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. He is accused of sexually harassing, assaulting his women colleagues for over three decades in the industry, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. While speaking at the 2017 Maire Claire Power Trip event, the Priyanka Chopra, 35, said that Harvey Weinstein's fallout from his post is "not about sexuality, but all about power." "There is not just 'a Harvey Weinstein' in Hollywood, there are many. It happens everywhere," she added.
- "The easiest thing to take away from a woman is her work," she said
- Weinstein is accused of sexually harassing, assaulting women colleagues
- Priyanka is currently shooting for the third season of Quantico
Priyanka also addressed how in the entertainment business, a woman's dreams are shattered due to some 'big boys club,' where they are always scared of losing their dream roles or jobs. "It's an isolating feeling. The easiest thing to take away from a woman is her work. The fact that we can be compassionate and, at the same time, tough are strengths only women have. Don't allow anyone to tell you that you need to dress a certain way. When you open your mouth, you deliver," she said.
Watch Priyanka's full interview here.
Soon after a New York Times report exposed the details of Harvey Weinstein's case, his wife Georgina Chapman announced that she is 'devastated' and 'leaving' him. He was also fired from the studio he co-founded over allegations of sexual misconduct, and over the weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled him. Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company too.
Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence also levelled accusations of sexual harassment at filmmakers they worked with.
Priyanka Chopra made her Hollywood debut with Baywatch, which released last May. A Kid Like Jake and Isn't It Romantic? are her next Hollywood projects. She hasn't yet announced her next Bollywood film.