Reese Witherspoon has talked about undergoing sexual harassment in the Hollywood film industry, and said she dealt with it “in my own way”. Check out the views of Reese Witherspoon on sexual harassment.
Reese Witherspoon on Sexual Harassment
The Morning Show stars Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson, a field reporter whose casual style of journalism takes her into a distinct world of TV journalism.
This takes place as she falls into competition with best news anchor Alex Levy (Aniston), who is dealing with the byproduct from a sexual offense scandal including her ex-partner of 15 years, Mitch Kessler (Carell), who has just been fired.
“Sometimes the world is so crazy, TV shows and movies are a great way to understand where we’re at,” Witherspoon explained host Terry Gross of the show’s themes.
Reese Witherspoon Sexual Harassment Experience
Discussing her own experiences and how that influenced her work, she said: “I didn’t know assault was happening with such frequency… I didn’t have any idea what other people’s experiences were.
“I’d only had my own experiences, and I definitely dealt with harassment,” she continued, “and I had dealt with that privately and in my own way, with my family when I was young and starting in the business. I didn’t have any understanding of the widespread abuse that women – and many people – were experiencing.”
Of the #MeToo movement that was sparked after a wave of sexual harassment accusations against shamed film producer Harvey Weinstein, Witherspoon said she was “blown away” when more women began to come forward with their own stories.