PRESS COVERAGE:
SEXUAL HARASSMENT & BULLYING IN THE INDUSTRY

March - October 2021: Entertainment Industry Abuse

#MeToo was really just words here in the UK and nothing of much note changed. Women (mostly) were/are still being abused, bullied and sexually harassed and assaulted at work and the fear of losing their job still prevents them from reporting to the production companies and/or upper management. On many productions, there is no upper management or person to take overall accountability. We NEED an independent regulatory body.

 

On 13th March 2021, I put out a (since updated) tweet in desperation at the levels of abuse I knew about in the entertainment industry and wanted to do something. Anything. I needed to gather information to highlight how endemic the problem really is in the UK and get it highlighted to try and make some systemic changes.

 

I didn't expect the sheer volume of emails and private messages that have been (and continue to be) sent to me.

 

It is now January 2022 and I still have over 400 emails to process, record and respond to after finding a whole load that hadn't been downloaded from the server.

 

I am in contact with 18 investigative journalists and am linking up and connecting with other brilliant people who also want to make huge changes. I had to take time out from dealing with the emails to set myself up with some therapy due to the sheer volume of sexual abuse and rape I now know about and can't do anything about in the immediate term. Some of the things I'm reading are utterly appalling.

Some press coverage is noted below.

 

Since June 2021, I have been attending meetings at the Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Roundtable to help inform a plan of action and independent body going forward for the industry. 

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Link to PDF is here

Link to QC statement / report is here

October 22nd 2021

Stage piece by Matt Hemley. Link is here.

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September 2nd 2021

BBC piece by Chi Chi Izundu. Link is here.

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July 26th 2021

BBC piece by Chi Chi Izundu. Link is here.

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July 6th 2021

BBC piece by Helen Clifton and Livvy Haydock. Link is here.

Link to radio programme, featuring yours truly, is here.

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June 30th 2021

Broadcast piece by Max Goldbart. Link is here.

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June 9th 2021

The Stage piece by Georgia Snow. Link is here. PDF is here.

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June 7th 2021

The Telegraph piece by Katherine Rushton and Claire Newell. Link is here. PDF is here.

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June 7th 2021

Deadline piece by Tom Grater. Link is here.

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June 7th 2021

The Stage piece by Georgia Snow. Link is here. PDF is here.

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June 5th 2021

The Telegraph piece by Sophie Barnes. Link is here. PDF is here.

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June 4th 2021

The Stage piece by Matthew Hemley. Link is here. PDF is here.

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June 1st 2021

The Stage piece by Georgia Snow. Link is here. PDF is here.

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May 31st 2021

The Telegraph piece by their Investigations Team. Link is here. PDF is here.

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May 31st 2021

The New York Post covered this. They quoted me as having talked to The Sun - I didn't, I spoke to the Telegraph! Link is here.

May 29th 2021

The Times piece by Sophie Wilkinson & Lucy Bannerman. Link is here. PDF is here.

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May 29th 2021

BBC coverage. Link is here

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May 29th 2021

Deadline piece by Jake Kanter. Link is here.

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May 29th 2021

Variety piece by Manori Ravindran. Link is here.

May 28th 2021

Broadcast piece by Alex Farber. Link is here. PDF is here.

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May 28th 2021

Hollywood Report piece by Trilby Beresford. Link is here.

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May 21st 2021

Broadcast piece by Alex Farber. Link is here.

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May 28th 2021

Channel 4 News. Link is here.

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May 19th 2021

Excellent piece from Halina Watts & NIck Sommerlad at the Daily Mirror. Link is here.

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April 30th 2021

Hollywood Reporter piece by Etan Vlessing & Alex Ritman. Link is here.

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April 29th 2021

Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne wrote an exceptionally detailed and well-researched piece in the Guardian about Noel Clarke and the accusations against him. This piece, I believe has led to more people coming forward with their stories. The link is here.

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