Reese Witherspoon & Ava: “A Powerful Night For Women In Hollywood”




Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon rocked the red carpet with daughter Ava, 19, at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday (October 16) in Los Angeles, Calif.

In wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Wild actress, 41, reflected on women’s experiences in the film industry during her speech.

The mom-of-three revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16, but was told to remain silent by agents and producers.

“Wow. last night was such a powerful night for women in hollywood, celebrating and shaping the future for those to come. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to hear such beautiful words of truth, hope, and love from such cultural giants. #ellewomeninhollywood,” Ava Instagrammed the image from the red carpet event.

The Walk the Line star also posted a photo while delivering her powerful speech.

“Last night felt like a sea change. A moment when women and men spoke up about harassment and the abuse of power in an open forum as a community that will not tolerate this behavior any more. A new community determined to create change so young people, who come after us, will not have to the feel shame or guilt that does not belong to them. I am so encouraged that we are making a new path forward. Thank you @elleusa and all of the incredibly inspiring honorees for your courage, your love and your truth,” she Instagrammed the image.

Dozens of women — including Gwyneth PaltrowAngelina Jolie and Ashley Judd — came forward last week to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault.

Since then, Who’s the Boss? star Alyssa Milano started the viral #metoo online movement, which has proven that a shocking number of women have been sexually harassed or assaulted.




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