The French newspaper Le Monde published a letter signed by about 100 French women. In it women were not in favour of a campaign to denounce sexual harassment, which is now unfolded in Europe and America. Among the signatories of the famous actress Catherine Deneuve.
«Rape is a crime. But persistent or clumsy courtship are not a violation, and chivalry is not a sign of aggressive macho», – the document says.
According to French women, the conviction of the real criminals, as in the case of a Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was really necessary, but now began the stage of widespread harassment.
French women believe that the Hollywood actress launched the campaign turned into a method of public prosecutions of the people who actually have a right to a response and the default «put on a par with sex offenders».
«This fever with desire to send the «pigs» for slaughter is far from helping women and in fact serves the interests of the enemies of sexual freedom – religious extremists», – is spoken in the document.
In early October of 2017, the newspaper The New York Times published an investigation about sexual harassment Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in relation to Actresses and subordinates, which, according to the newspaper, lasted for several decades.
Actress Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Asia Argento, Ashley Judd, rose McGowan, Lucia Stoller, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette stated that he knew or had experienced sexual harassment by Weinstein.
According to CNN, the number of women accusing the producer of harassment has reached 40.
Investigation in connection with allegations against Weinstein holds the police in the US and the UK. The new York city police are preparing a warrant for the arrest of the producer charged with double rape.
In addition to Weinstein, harassment of women accused actors Dustin Hoffman and Sylvester Stallone, conductor Charles Dutoit, the Director and screenwriter Paul Haggis and others.
Catherine Deneuve signed a letter against the campaign to expose sexual harassment 10.01.2018