Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry
20+ Years’ Experience Standing up for Victims in Hollywood & Across the Nation
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 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.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry?
Sexual harassment in the entertainment industry can encompass various behaviors and actions. It generally refers to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual's work or creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive environment.
Some specific examples of what constitutes sexual harassment in the entertainment industry include:
- Unwanted sexual advances or propositions from colleagues, superiors, or industry professionals.
- Inappropriate comments, jokes, or gestures of a sexual nature.
- Offensive or sexually explicit material, such as explicit photographs, videos, or written content.
- Sexual coercion or pressure for favors, promotions, or career opportunities.
- Displaying or circulating explicit or sexually suggestive material in the workplace or at industry events.
- Creating a hostile work environment through persistent unwelcome sexual advances, comments, or behavior.
- Retaliation against those who refuse or report instances of sexual harassment.
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.
Protecting Your Rights in the Entertainment Industry
At KMD Law, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals working in the entertainment industry. Our sexual harassment attorney is dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring a safe and respectful work environment.
Whether you are a performer, crew member, or industry professional, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle a wide range of harassment cases.
Why choose KMD Law for your harassment case?
- Extensive experience: With over 20 years of experience, our firm has successfully represented victims of harassment in Hollywood and across the nation. We have a deep understanding of the industry and the legal complexities involved in these cases.
- Personalized approach: We believe in providing personalized attention to each client. We will take the time to listen to your story, understand your concerns, and develop a tailored legal strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
- Strong advocacy: Our attorney, Keith Davidson, is known for his strong advocacy and dedication to justice. We will fight tirelessly on your behalf, both in and out of the courtroom, to ensure that your rights are protected and that those responsible for the harassment are held accountable.
- Confidentiality and discretion: We understand the sensitive nature of harassment cases in the entertainment industry. Rest assured that your privacy will be respected throughout the legal process. We will handle your case with the utmost confidentiality and discretion.
If you believe you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, don't hesitate to contact KMD Law today. We are here to support you and guide you through the legal process, providing the expertise and resources needed to seek justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Don’t suffer alone. Contact us now to speak with a sexual harassment lawyer who is willing to fight for you.