>> The Me Too movement taking strides towards eliminating one of the most notorious Hollywood institutions, the so-called casting couch. The largest US actors union, SAG-AFTRA, and the four major television networks agreeing to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes. Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is alleged to have arranged these sorts of meetings with actresses and then soliciting sex, or engaging in abuse.
>> That this defendant used his position, money, and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually.>> More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein denies having non consensual sex with anyone. The demands by the actors union are part of a tentative three-year contract renewal between the group and ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, best known for her role on the 90s' TV series, Beverly Hills 90210, said the contract's new language quote represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change. Weinstein is facing trial for criminal charges of rape and sexual assault, he has plead not guilty.