In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, more and more men in Hollywood are coming forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuse within the entertainment industry.
One in six men have an abusive sexual experience before they turn 18. Secrecy, shame and fear are the tools of abuse, and it is only by breaking the stigma of childhood sexual abuse that we can heal, change attitudes, and create safer environments for our children.
In the week since actor Anthony Rapp said Kevin Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him as a teenager, more than a dozen men have come forward with similar accounts.
We’re grateful to have enjoyed another year (our 10th year!) of service and growth at 1in6, marked by strides in our awareness-raising efforts and the expansion of our online support services for men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault, and the people who care about them.
The recent allegation of harassment against Kevin Spacey shines a light on a problem that attorneys and experts say has been kept in the shadows for far too long: the abuse of boys and young men by Hollywood’s powerful.