BANG! NEWS – Reese Witherspoon is “sending endless support and strength” to those who have shared their stories as part of the Time’s Up movement, those dubbed the “silence breakers”.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “To survivors everywhere who spoke out and to those who continue to break their silence. I’m sending you endless support and strength. Thank you for your courage, for igniting an unstoppable movement and for so bravely sharing your stories. #silencebreakers (sic).”
Meanwhile, Reese previously admitted she feels a responsibility to stand up for “voiceless” women around the world.
Asking whether she expects to see major changes in light of the Hollywood scandal, Reese – who previously admitted to being assaulted by a director when she was 16 – said, “I feel a shift, completely, a reckoning of people who have been silent for so long finally coming forward and speaking out even if their voice shakes, as I know mine did when I told my story.
“The female leaders within every industry have to stand up for those who are voiceless and silent, and we have to do better to create more balanced cultures with female leadership and leadership with people of colour. It’s just profoundly overdue. The majority of women – if they came forward – were stigmatised for reporting and in some cases lost their jobs.”