Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry
20+ Years’ Experience Standing up for Victims in Hollywood
Sexual harassment is rampant in the entertainment industry, where wealth and status make individuals feel as if they can get away with using their power to say and do what they want. At KMD Law, our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyer has been fighting back against such individuals for over two decades.
If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment at the hands of a member of the entertainment industry, we are ready to fight for you. Founding attorney Keith M. Davidson has challenged and defeated powerful figures in Hollywood in the past, and he is willing to do it again for you.
How Do I Know If I Have a Harassment Case?
Many misconceptions surround sexual harassment because instances of it tend to fall into a grey area. People often try to shrug off sexual harassment as a compliment or a joke. What one person perceives as a violent comment or action might not bother another individual. With all the "he said, she said" involved, it can be difficult for a supervisor, jury, or other party to determine who—if anyone—was at fault.
A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll from 2017 revealed some interesting perceptions on harassment:
- 47% of Americans believe unprompted compliments on appearance don’t count as harassment
- 44% agreed dirty jokes don’t qualify as harassment
- 1 out of 10 people admitted they were unsure if non-consensual touching counted as harassment
The only person who can decide if harassment occurred is the victim. If someone’s non-consensual comments or actions have had a negative effect on you, that’s harassment—whether that person intended to have that effect on you or not. Even if you’ve only experienced a single instance of harassment, it counts.
The entertainment industry may be infamous for cases of sexual harassment, but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, brave individuals are speaking out about injustices every day. If you’re ready to break your silence, we’re here to help.