U.S. Senate Candidate Matt Corey to Senate, Murphy: Investigate Sex Abuse in HollywoodOctober 23, 2017
As dozens of women accused major Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse, U.S. Senate wrote to Congress asking for an investigation.
Matt Corey, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate against Chris Murphy in 2018, called on Monday for congressional investigations into Hollywood sex abuse.
Introducing the letter in a press release, Corey said he is “calling on the US Senate to immediately begin an investigation into the systematic sexual abuse of young women and the ensuing cover up by all responsible in this billion dollar industry.”
Corey referenced his “dues paying” status as a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and said he is “further disgusted” about the cover-up in Hollywood.
“I am sickened with each new allegation of sexual abuse at the hands of very powerful men in an industry that has enriched a few, while damaging so many more. As a dues paying member of both SAG-AFTRA and the Actors Guild, I am further disgusted that what began as a story about Harvey Weinstein and his abuse, sexual assaults, threats of retaliation, and in many instances the paying of hush money to several accusers has morphed into a story of widespread abusive behavior and admissions that so many Hollywood executives and A list actors not only knew about, but covered up egregious behavior of fellow actors and executives.”
Corey expressed his disappointment with Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who have “yet to call for an official investigation.”
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