Weinstein’s reappearance showed he has no shame. I had to call him out | Zoe Stuckless

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There is still a sickening culture of silence and fear around Weinstein. This is how ‘dreammakers’ cling on to their power

• Zoe Stuckless is an actor and artist

I had one of the most surreal nights of my life a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine invited me to attend an event for emerging actors – a space to collaborate, network and support other artists doing the work we all have chosen to devote our lives to. We were promised an evening of exciting new work, raw and vulnerable comedy performances and “endless networking”. Instead, we were met with Hollywood’s most notorious alleged serial rapist, Harvey Weinstein. More daunting than that, though, was that we were met with a room full of artists who prioritised the comfort of a suspected abuser over the safety of the community they claimed to uplift.

As a smile stretched across his face all I could think of was the faces of the abusers I’ve encountered in my own life

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