Three Harvey Weinstein accusers present together at Oscars

Angelo Anderson
March 5, 2018

Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd and Annabella Sciorra introduced an emotional segment at the 2018 Oscars that honoured "equality, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality".

"It's an honor to be here tonight, this year many spoke their truth and the journey ahead is long but slowly a new path has emerged", Sciorra said.

Judd also wore a diamond ring designed for her by Zameer Kassan that was made to show support to the Time's Up Movement.

Judd was one of the first actresses to publicly reveal Weinstein's sexual predation in The New York Times' bombshell report published in October about the producer's decades-long history of abusing women in the film industry.

Earlier in the night, Judd stood alongside friend and another fellow Weinstein accuser, Mira Sorvino, to speak further about the powerful movement that shook Hollywood.

Hayek then took the opportunity to introduce a package featuring some of the diverse filmmakers and actors involved in some of the biggest films of the year, calling them "unstoppable spirits who kicked ass and broke through bias perceptions against their gender racer and ethnicity to tell their stories".

"I wanted people to know that this movement isn't stopping".

Much of the change, she added, was that the shame of being a victim had now been transferred to perpetrators, in a movement that had moved beyond Hollwood.

Judd, 49, Hayek, 51, and Sciorra, 57, all accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in the past year.

"What's so spectacular about this moment is that finally the world is able to hear", she said.

Sorvino came forward with her own accusations that Weinstein harassed her back in 1995 in Toronto. She also told the New Yorker that his sexual harassment continued for years. Additionally, they both claim that Weinstein engaged in a smear campaign against them, effectively blacklisting from landing roles in Hollywood. The reactions on Twitter show how crucial the moment was.

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