Men in Hollywood created a movement called #AskMoreOfHim in light of helping more survivors of sexual assault while demanding accountability for males following the #MeToo and Time’s Up initiative, according to an open letter Friday.
Male actors, writers, directors, and activists wrote a letter praising victims for coming forward and urging more men to speak out against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, reported Page Six.
In a statement, the group explained they launched the #AskMoreOfHim movement ahead of the 90th Academy Awards Sunday. The campaign is launched by The Representation Project, an organization that aims to stop sexual harassment and gender inequality, according to its website.
“As men, we have a special responsibility to prevent abuse from happening in the first place. After all, the vast majority of sexual harassment, abuse, and violence is perpetrated by men, whether in Hollywood or not. And in entertainment – like many industries – men continue to hold most of the decision-making power,” they said in the letter.
The group also noted men need to be more outspoken if they see sexual abuse in the industry.
“Men are imperfect. We are imperfect. And many men, including perhaps some of us, may have enabled the bad behavior of others or acted in ways we now regret. Nonetheless, we believe that men must speak out against sexism, even as we engage in our own process of critical self-reflection, personal growth, and accountability,” the letter also noted.
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The signers included David Schwimmer from “Friends” and actor David Arquette.
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