Nicole Kidman has something to say to victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment, and it’s very, very important.
Last week, Hollywood was rocked to its core by alarming and disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct by one of its most powerful producers and studio figures, Harvey Weinstein.
The man responsible for films like “Shakespeare In Love,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Others” and “Cold Mountain” — the latter two starring Nicole — has been accused of decades of inappropriate behavior and harassment toward women, including famous actresses and even some of his own employees in Hollywood.
Kidman is speaking out in the defense of the brave women coming forward to bring light to the truth amidst the accusations.
In a statement to “People” magazine the actress said, “As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women, and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power, be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. We need to eradicate this kind of behavior.”
Kidman’s Emmy-winning role in the series “Big Little Lies” shed light on domestic violence and abuse, and in a recent letter to “Porter” magazine the star spoke about growing up in a household with a feminist mother and a fully supportive father, the same type of man she has found in husband Keith Urban.
The actress works with UN Women as a Goodwill Ambassador to aid, champion and empower women who have survived violence all over the world.
And Nicole isn’t the only actor taking a stand in the Hollywood controversy. A-listers including Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch, to name a few, are speaking out in solidarity with the victims of Weinstein’s reprehensible alleged behavior.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette and Ashley Judd are among the most recent celebrities to speak out about their own inappropriate encounters with Weinstein, and more are continuing to come forward.