Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” selection has finally put all of the rumors and speculations to rest. With Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump cited to be the most popular choices, it wasn’t clear who would actually win. Instead of going with those two, the popular magazine decided to give the title to the ladies of the #MeToo movement. This movement was the start of exposing high profile celebrities of their sexual harassment acts.
The women of this movement include actors and non-actors who all have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. In the Time article, the women go into detail and paint vivid pictures of their occurrences with their harassers.
Actor Ashley Judd recounts her incident with Harvey Weinstein back in 1997 before her career actually took off. “I started talking about Harvey the minute that it happened,” Judd said. “Literally, I exited that hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and came straight downstairs to the lobby, where my dad was waiting for me, because he happened to be in Los Angeles from Kentucky, visiting me on the set. And he could tell by my face—to use his words—that something devastating had happened to me. I told him. I told everyone.” Judd was one of the first women to speak out against Weinstein since the very beginning. It wasn’t until this past October when people started to listen. More actresses including Rose McGowan, Selma Blair, Alyssa Milano, and Taylor Swift all came forward with being sexually harassed. Excerpts of these women’s encounters can be seen Time’s Instagram page.