Jurnee Smollett

Actress Jurnee Smollett reveals to The Hollywood Reporter  that she’s been sexually harassed since she was 12 years old. “I don’t know that I can confidently say that I worked on one job prior to Lovecraft [Country], from the time I was 12 on – where I hadn’t been sexually harassed, whether it was by an AD, a co-star, director producer,” Smollett tells THR , also reported by Essence. She does go on to think of a few exceptions. However, as The Hollywood Reporter says, “the days of stomaching such behavior are over, however, at least on Smollett's watch. There's a new guard now, she says, a group of powerful women — Shonda, Misha, Ava, Jurnee — who are like-minded in both their desire and their motivation for meaningful change. ‘And we're no longer asking for a seat at the table.’”

Sources: Black Enterprise, Essence, FoxNews, Instagram, NewsOne, Newsweek, People, The Blast, The Hollywood Reporter, Twitter

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