Amal Clooney faced sexual harassment in legal world, says George Clooney

George Clooney said, 'Amal has faced those exact kinds of situations in law... It’s everywhere and so it needs to be addressed as if it’s a problem for all of us.'

FP Staff October 25, 2017 13:26:44 IST
Amal Clooney faced sexual harassment in legal world, says George Clooney

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the viral #MeToo social media campaign, George Clooney spoke up about how his wife Amal Clooney has also faced sexual harassment in her field, and stressed on how it is time for everyone, irrespective of their gender, to work towards ending this problematic behaviour.

Amal Clooney faced sexual harassment in legal world says George Clooney

Amal and George Clooney. Image from AP

In an interview to Entertainment Weekly where Clooney was talking about his film Suburbicon, Clooney said, "She’s faced those exact kinds of situations in law... It’s everywhere and so it needs to be addressed as if it’s a problem for all of us. And we have to take it on full force because the kind of assault that we’re talking about now is ... it’s so infuriating that this was allowed to go on as long as it did."

Clooney also spoke about how he was not aware of Weinstein's behaviour in another interview. He said that Weinstein had told him he had had affairs with actresses who were friends with Clooney, but that he had never believed Weinstein.

"I didn't really think that they [Clooney's friends] were going have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly. And clearly they didn't. But the idea that this predator, this assaulter... was out there silencing women like that... it's beyond infuriating," he told ABC.

Updated Date:

also read

Ernie Lively, Sisterhood of Travelling Pants actor and father of Blake Lively, passes away aged 74
Entertainment

Ernie Lively, Sisterhood of Travelling Pants actor and father of Blake Lively, passes away aged 74

Ernie Lively passed away due to cardiac complications in Los Angeles on 3 June.

Bloodshot actress Eiza Gonzalez confirmed to headline thriller Wolf Country; Jennifer Fox to direct
Entertainment

Bloodshot actress Eiza Gonzalez confirmed to headline thriller Wolf Country; Jennifer Fox to direct

Wolf Country is being touted as a "muscular thriller", where Eiza Gonzalez will play a young deputy officer.

Bill Murray concert movie, Ari Folman's Where is Anne Frank? added to Cannes 2021 lineup
Entertainment

Bill Murray concert movie, Ari Folman's Where is Anne Frank? added to Cannes 2021 lineup

The official selection was announced last week, with 24 films from renowned names such as Wes Anderson, Nanni Moretti and Sean Penn, competing for the Palme d'Or and the affection of a jury headed by Spike Lee.