SEXUAL HARASSMENT It took the star starring in “Scandal” in 2019 to find out
Actress Margot Robbie — Nils Jorgensen/Cover Images
What is sexual harassment? If this term has been in the media, especially since the #MeToo movement, it is not necessarily obvious to anyone. define. And that was Margot Robbie's case until then. what she landed was one of the main roles in Scandal, Jay Roach’s film released in 2019 and which tells the fall of an accused television mogul ; of sexual harassment.
The plot is based on a true story, that of Roger Ailes, co-founder of Fox News. His sexual harassment was denounced by one of the presenters, Gretchen Carlson, thus freeing the floor of several other employees, including the star of the news channel, Megyn Kelly.
By playing one of the accusers at on screen, Margot Robbie discovered the famous “grey zone” in which “is”thrive” sexual harassment, which makes it so difficult to define and therefore condemn.
“People like Roger Ailes and Harvey Weinstein take advantage of this area. In this situation, it’s not all white or all black,” Margot Robbie during a discussion for the BAFTAs Life in Pictures transcribed by Variety.
And in fact, even for her, At the time, everything was not as clear as it is now. “I realized that as someone with an established position in the industry, financially stable and self-sufficient, I did not know the definition of sexual harassment, and that is shocking,” she added.
According to the definition of the Ministry of Justice, “sexual harassment is characterized by the fact of imposing to a person, in a repeated way, of the remarks or behaviors to sexual or sexist connotation” as well as “any form of serious pressure (even if not repeated) with the real or apparent aim of obtaining a sexual act, for the benefit of the perpetrator or the perpetrator. a third”.
This is an offense punishable by 2 years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros.