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Harassment: the “breakers of silence” designated “personality of the year” by Time

Ⓒ AFP – – | Time magazine named 2017 personality of the year all those who “broke the silence” against sexual harassment

All those who “broke the silence” against sexual harassment, from the first women who revealed the Weinstein affair to the thousands who followed through the #Metoo hashtag, were named Wednesday “Personality of the Year” 2017 by Time magazine.

US President Donald Trump is second in the prestigious standings ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the magazine said.

This award reflects the magnitude of the movement that has rocked the United States and resonated around the world, with #Balancetonporc in France or #YoTambien in Spain, since the first accusations published by the New York Times and the New Yorker against the old days almighty film producer Harvey Weinstein in early October.

Not a day goes by without a leading personality being accused of harassment or sexual abuse. Many have been fired or suspended.

Power men from entertainment, media, culture and politics are on the front line, but victims come from all sectors, Time said.

After actresses Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, more than a hundred women have accused the producer of 65 years of sexual abuse, ranging from harassment to rape.

Several of them have revealed agreements between lawyers so that nothing filters these abuses.

The announcement of this award Wednesday morning coincides with the publication by the New York Times of a major investigation into the multiple complicities that have allowed the producer to go on for years.

Mr. Weinstein has denied, through his lawyers, the charges against him and is not currently facing any charges, although investigations have been opened in New York, Los Angeles and London.

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