Angelina Jolie Addresses Sexual Violence in Hollywood During United Nations Speech

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Angelina Jolie is urging United Nations peacekeepers to crack down on sexual violence.

Whereas attending the U.N. Peacekeeping Protection Ministerial Convention in Vancouver, the actress and philanthropist delivered her keynote handle.

In the course of the highly effective speech, Angelina could not assist however reference the sexual misconduct allegations in and round Hollywood.

“Sexual violence is in all places – within the business the place I work, in enterprise, in universities, in politics, within the army, and the world over,” she stated in line with Individuals. “All too typically, these sorts of crimes towards ladies are laughed off, depicted as a minor offense by somebody who can’t management themselves, as an sickness, or as some type of exaggerated sexual want.”

She added, “However a person who mistreats ladies just isn’t oversexed. He’s abusive.”

Angelina went on to name sexual violence a “essential impediment” to attaining ladies’s equal rights.

“It’s cheaper than a bullet, and it has lasting penalties that unfold with sickening predictability that make it so cruelly efficient,” she shared.

Again in October, Angelina was interviewed by The New York Occasions the place she claimed Harvey Weinstein made undesirable sexual advances towards her in a lodge room in the course of the launch of her 1998 movie Enjoying By Coronary heart.

“I had a nasty expertise with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and in consequence, selected by no means to work with him once more and warn others once they did,” she stated in an e-mail to the publication. “This conduct in the direction of ladies in any subject, any nation is unacceptable.”

Harvey’s spokesperson later stated in a press release, “Any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has additional confirmed that there have been by no means any acts of retaliation towards any ladies for refusing his advances.”

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