#MeToo movement marches on Hollywood against sexual assault and harassment


Predatory behaviour, sexual assault, and harassment is being reported almost daily in Hollywood now, from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K.’s admitted sexual misconduct.

Inspired by the #MeToo campaign supporting and empowering survivors of sexual abuse to speak out, hundreds of women gathered at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Nov.12.

The #MeToo Survivors’ March saw women marching with protest placards and signs, detailing personal stories of abuse and messages of support for survivors. The march followed a “Take Back the Workplace” march earlier in the day, and they moved in unity along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the CNN building for a rally.

Right at the front was Tarana Burke, the original #MeToo campaign founder (a campaign later promoted by actor Alyssa Milano following the Weinstein accusations), march organizer Brenda Gutierrez, and activist actor Frances Fisher.

“I don’t want to spend a moment of my time calling names of folks who don’t deserve breath with me,” Burke said to the crowd, reported by Deadline. “This day is not for them. This day is for us.”

“Every time you see ‘#MeToo’ it represents a story that was created in tragedy but found its way to triumph.”

Women who are survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse and their supporters protest during a #MeToo march in Hollywood, California on November 12, 2017.

Women who are survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse and their supporters protest during a #MeToo march in Hollywood, California on November 12, 2017.

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Several hundred women gathered in front of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood before marching to the CNN building to hold a rally.

Several hundred women gathered in front of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood before marching to the CNN building to hold a rally.

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

March organizer Brenda Gutierrez, actress Frances Fisher and activist and #MeToo campaign founder Tarana Burke participate in the Take Back The Workplace March and #MeToo Survivors March.

March organizer Brenda Gutierrez, actress Frances Fisher and activist and #MeToo campaign founder Tarana Burke participate in the Take Back The Workplace March and #MeToo Survivors March.

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: Sarah Morris/Getty Images

Image: Chelsea Guglielmino/FilmMagic

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: Chelsea Guglielmino/FilmMagic

Image: Chelsea Guglielmino/FilmMagic

Activist Tarana Burke, the original creator of the "Me Too" hashtag, speaks at the #MeToo Survivors March.

Activist Tarana Burke, the original creator of the “Me Too” hashtag, speaks at the #MeToo Survivors March.

Image: Chelsea Guglielmino/FilmMagic

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: Sarah Morris/Getty Images

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Image: sarah morris/Getty Images

Activists participate in the Take Back The Workplace March.

Activists participate in the Take Back The Workplace March.

Image: sarah morris/Getty Images

A participant seen at the #MeToo Survivors March.

A participant seen at the #MeToo Survivors March.

Image: Chelsea Guglielmino/FilmMagic

If you have experienced sexual abuse, call the free, confidential National Sexual Assault hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or access the 24-7 help online by visiting .

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