Emma Watson says she has experienced 'full spectrum' of sexual harassment in Hollywood

'This issue is so systemic, structural'

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 11 January 2018 13:14
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Emma Watson
Emma Watson

Emma Watson has spoken candidly about the sexual harassment she has faced in Hollywood.

Talking to Variety at the Golden Globes — where multiple stars wore black in support of the #MeToo movement — the Harry Potter actor said she had experienced the “full spectrum” of harassment in the

“It’s amazing because I have experienced the full spectrum [of harassment],” she told the publication while on the red carpet.

“But I think that, for me, what is amazing is that my experiences are not unique, the experiences of my friends are not unique, the experiences of my colleagues are not unique. This issue is so systemic, structural.

“The statistics around – even in the United Kingdom – women between the ages of 18 to 24, just huge, huge, huge numbers say that they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

“Movements — like Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism — you realise if you speak to most women, they have an experience, they have a story. We’re just scratching the surface of this, which is what’s really crazy.” Watch the interview below.

Watson brought the executive director of the UK-based black feminist organisation Imkaan, Marai Larasi, along to the ceremony. Other actors to bring activists along included Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, and Meryl Streep — read the full list here.

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