The recent flood of sexual harassment allegations made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has marked a “catalyst” for dramatic adjustments, media mogul Arianna Huffington has told CNBC.
“today, whatever needs to come out into the light, will come out into the light,” the founder in addition to also CEO of Thrive Global told CNBC on Thursday, when asked about the recent developments surrounding the Weinstein scandal.
Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative, a summit held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Huffington said which living in an increasingly digital world has made which more difficult for individuals in addition to also companies to hide.
“Obviously, a lot is actually coming into the light, as right today, we’re living through which period where — especially because of social media — which’s very hard for companies in addition to also CEOs to hide behind amazing advertising in addition to also a public relations team.”
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In early October, The brand new York Times published an investigation uncovering sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, a co-founder of both Miramax in addition to also The Weinstein Company.
within the initial report, two company officials told the Times which Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women over alleged harassment.
Subsequent reports via dozens of women accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment in addition to also/or assault have since emerged via media outlets worldwide, in addition to also the producer was fired by the board of his namesake company. Weinstein has repeatedly denied accusations of non-consensual sex.
The scandal has prompted women working both within the movie industry in addition to also elsewhere to share their own experiences of sexual harassment in addition to also assault.