Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman's raw response to Hollywood's sexual abuse scandal

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Michelle Pfeiffer is the latest actress to speak up about sexual abuse allegations within the film industry. 

Michelle Pfeiffer and Olivia Colman have spoken out about the multiple ongoing sexual abuse allegations that have been made against several producers and actors in Hollywood.

The film industry has been embroiled in recent weeks with sexual allegations made against Harvey Weinstein – which first came to light in a New York Times article.

And now Pfeiffer has alleged that, while she has never worked with the now disgraced film producer, every woman she knows working in Hollywood has been subjected to sexual abuse.

“There really hasn’t been one woman that I’ve talked to who hasn’t had this experience, and it just really goes to show you how systemic the problem is,” Pfeiffer said to the BBC’s Andrew Marr.

The actress then went on to explain that new conversations about sexual abuse and harassment have started to happen with women she’s known her whole life.

“We’ve never discussed this, and it’s coming out,” Pfeiffer said.

“There’s a lot of reflection going on with men and women.”

Weinstein faces multiple allegations made against him by 82 women.

Weinstein faces multiple allegations made against him by 82 women, and producer James Tolback also faces several allegations of abuse. Actor Kevin Spacey, meanwhile, has been accused of attempting to “seduce” Anthony Rapp when he was just 14 years old, as well as several other incidents of alleged sexual misconduct

All three men deny the claims made against them. 

And Pfeiffer is not the only actress to express anger at the current situation in the film industry: Uma Thurman – who’s worked with Weinstein’s company on a number of films, including Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction – recently shared her opinion on the subject when asked on the red carpet.

“I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you,” Thurman started off.

“Because I have learned — I am not a child and I have learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry and when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”

Thurman’s response went viral after journalist Yashar Ali shared the clip on Twitter, with multiple social media users backing her controlled and angered response. 

For more information on the Harvey Weinstein case, click here

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