#MeToo: 3 women in the Canadian film & TV industry share their stories
If you've spent any time on social media this week, you may have noticed two words coming up in your friends' posts: me too.
The hashtag was created to speak out against sexual harassment and assault. Women from all walks of life and different professions are coming forward with their stories while something similar is playing out in Hollywood. More than 30 women have talked to the media about their encounters with film producer, Harvey Weinstein. The allegations range from sexual misconduct to sexual assault, as well as threats and manipulation. Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few of the high-profile actors who've come forward.
That's inspired many other actors to tell their own stories of harassment and sexism in the entertainment industry. Today, you'll hear from three of them. Marni Van Dyk is an actor and screenwriter, Cara Gee is an actor who you can see on SyFy's The Expanse right now, and Kelly McCormack is an actor and producer working in Toronto and Los Angeles, and is currently on the television series, Killjoys.
Editor's Note: This segment was conceived to reflect the types of conversations happening among female actors about sexual harassment and sexual assault within the TV and film industries. The piece has been edited for broadcast. Names and identifiers of individuals and institutions have been withheld for legal and journalistic reasons.
— Produced by Elaine Chau