Jodi Anasta has become the latest celebrity to speak out against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
The well-known actress has urged all women to stand together in the fight against the issue, even if they are not victims.
In an interview with Confidential on Sunday, the 32-year-old encouraged women to go public with their experiences, claiming it is the only way harassment can be eradicated.
Taking a stand: Jodi Anasta has become the latest celebrity to speak out against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry
‘I feel like I’ve been really lucky growing up and I haven’t had an experience like that,’ she told the publication.
‘It’s a cruel experience and that’s why it’s so important that we show support.’
The Neighbours star argued that sexual harassment in the entertainment is not easily solved, but should be talked about in an open forum to let women know that support is out there.
‘I’ve been working since I was 13 and had my mum with me on most jobs so I felt protected – but a lot of girls don’t and my heart goes out to them,’ Jodi said.
Speaking out! The well-known actress has urged all women to stand together in the fight against the issue, even if they are not victims
‘It’s a cruel experience’: The Neighbours star claims that women should come forward with their experiences and show support for each other
Sickening: Jodi’s comments come after the recent Harvey Weinstein sex scandal to rock Hollywood, with more than a dozen women alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape against the American film producer
Jodi’s comments come after more than a dozen women have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, Australian television legend Kerri-Anne Kennerley echoed Jodi’s sentiments, claiming the Harvey Weinstein incident isn’t mutually exclusive to the United States.
‘There’s plenty of Harvey Weinsteins in Australia and there have been right through the 80’s and the 90’s,’ she said.
‘Discrimination, sexism, sexual harassment – absolutely rife and there were no laws.’
‘There’s plenty of Harvey Weinsteins in Australia’: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, Australian TV queen Kerri-Anne Kennerley claimed that sexual harassment within the entertainment industry is not mutually exclusive to the United States