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Harveys all over world including India: Priyanka Chopra

Harveys all over world including India: Priyanka Chopra

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Oct 2017, 08:42 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IBNS): Speaking for the first time on the issue of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment of female actors, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra said such people are all over the world including her own country, India.

Chopra, who has already acted in a Hollywood project, said there are many more Harveys in both India and Hollywood.

Chopra made the comment at at an event in the US. "I don't think there is 'a'. I don't even think there is only 'a' Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood. I think there is a lot more out there and  stories (would) to come up and I think that happens not just in India and all over the world. Its just the power of men trying to take away the power of women."

The actor, who is greatly known for her lead role in an Amercian TV series Quantico, said she feels the incidents of sexual harassment by men in any field is nothing but to impose gender superiority.

"It's not about sexuality and that's what I think it is. It is not even about sex. I think it is about power, feeling powerful and macho and putting a woman in her place. A woman should sit and be in her lane, needs to be put in her place because that's what make me (one) powerful and that will not be tolerated anymore..." she said.

"The easiest thing is to take away from a woman is her work" she added.

Joining the list of actresses, Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum went public recently about her alleged sexual harassment complaints against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, saying the latter had harassed her years ago.

The Montreal actress, who was so far mum about the sexual harassment, going back to mid 2000, reached out to the original reporter, Jodi Kantor, to share her own experience.

Rosenbaum said she was shaken to hear the experiences of other actresses, including one Canadian, which were similar to her own experience. 

Revealing her experience to the media, the Montreal actress said that Weinstein approached her aggressively thrice when she was in her early 20s, at a time she was pursuing her career in Los Angeles.

During the third occasion, Rosenbaum alleged the producer held lher by the back of her neck and masturbated while standing behind the actress.

Weinstein, however, denied any such allegations.