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Kristen Stewart is shining a light on other women in the industry who face sexual harassment.
On Tuesday night, the actress gave a speech at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event before introducing the night’s honoree, Riley Keough. She used her time to speak on the flood of allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and other women who have shared similar stories of harassment, but reminded the audience that harassment and assault happens to women in behind-the-scenes roles as well.
She didn’t mention Weinstein by name but said “murmured sotto” conversations have been going on forever between women in the entertainment industry, and not just at the top levels.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve saved makeup artists,” she said. “Because it trickles down to makeup artists, camera assistants—from DPs who are like, ‘Hey, babe.’ You know, like, it happens on lesser scales, too. And, um, when I say like ‘saved’ I mean momentarily been like, ‘Hey, don’t, fucker.’ And then they’re embarrassed for one second but then it just keeps going every single day. So I would say let’s be aware of this on every level. I can tell you that those girls are as duct-taped as one could possibly be, because they’re in fear of getting their next job.”
— Jess KStew (@jess_kstewart) October 17, 2017