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Meet the Actor Who Confronted Harvey Weinstein

"My anxiety had turned into ants crawling under my skin — I couldn't breathe." Meet Zoe Stuckless, who stood up to confront Harvey Weinstein at a New York bar and was kicked out.

Using stand-up to stand up to Weinstein

Actor Zoe Stuckless confronted Harvey Weinstein when at a networking event in New York City. But they didn’t think they’d have to. The “elephant in the room” was first addressed by comedian Kelly Bachman who was immediately met with boos. Video of the actor challenging Harvey Weinstein at a Manhattan bar has received widespread attention. The actor from Portland stood up to the disgraced Hollywood mogul at an event for young actors and comedians. Bachman shared the video of their set on Twitter and the incident blew up. It's been liked more than 90 thousand times and Kelly has been interviewed repeatedly about using stand-up to oppose Weinstein.

Zoe Stuckless said they sat in the audience with Weinstein for over an hour. they told KATU News they were expecting security or event organizers to ask him to leave. As a young actor, Stuckless said they have experienced sexual harassment working on set and in plays. They said many of their female colleagues have been sexually assaulted. During the show, two performers acknowledged Weinstein in the audience. Stuckless said they felt like the crowd was complacent. A spokesperson for Weinstein told CNN that "Harvey Weinstein was out with friends enjoying the music and trying to find some solace in his life that has been turned upside down. This scene was uncalled for, downright rude and an example of how due process today is being squashed by the public, trying to take it away in the courtroom too."

After the confrontation, Stuckless was removed from the event while others left in protest. Weinstein is charged with raping a woman he knew in a hotel room in March 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another victim in 2006 at his Manhattan apartment. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His trial is set to being in January 2020.

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10/29/2019 9:25 PMupdated: 10/29/2019 11:09 PM
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219 comments

  • Rosemary B.
    3 days

    That's the problem, women have been taught that they have no authority to speak out.

  • Paul K.
    5 days

    Who was the MC? I know the venue and the girl who threw the event have since been put under the microscope in NYC. The dude needs to be though who was booing her!

  • Eric G.
    6 days

    THANK YOU

  • Geraldine H.
    6 days

    Didn't Obama give HIM the medal of freedom. This guy hopefully will get what he deserves in prison

  • Walter B.
    6 days

    Good for you that you stooyup 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Umar M.
    6 days

    Gayle King here is a great story for you to probe, this will definitely boost your ratings we are waiting for you to take the challenge.

  • Javier C.
    7 days

    Anyone remember the phrase "innocent until proven guilty" . I dont condone what he is alleged to have done, but you can't publicly try to convict someone out of court. She was way out of line as she had him guilty before the outcome of the trial. Another millenial who exhibits a false sense of entitlement trying to force her opinion down everyone else's throats. They were right to throw her out.

  • George S.
    02/11/2020 04:45

    Has anyone seen this scumbag going to court while using a walker? I hope all of these women get every cent that he has.

  • Mike K.
    02/11/2020 03:37

    Shouldn't that be enough to revoke his bail ?

  • Al K.
    02/11/2020 03:35

    Totally Donald Trump's fault!!!

  • Jeorjia H.
    02/10/2020 22:42

    I'd shut my mouth until I had like Angelina Jolie money and then I probably wouldn't care anymore. I've been sexually assaulted multiple times by multiple people no one cares and I didn't have the potential to make millions either

  • Tricia C.
    02/10/2020 18:58

    Good for you!! I hope another strong woman steps up and helps you further your career. This shows how twisted HW is, and the system. That he would feel “safe” showing his face at an event like this, or anywhere, is just disgusting.

  • Ronda S.
    02/10/2020 13:07

    Everyone should speakout!! Silence gets you no where!

  • Frank L.
    02/09/2020 16:14

    Why just leave?

  • Jude P.
    02/09/2020 15:30

    Stay strong. His day will come! 🙏🏻

  • Monica G.
    02/09/2020 08:55

    Great speech out..

  • Geraldine D.
    02/08/2020 13:35

    Consensual???? Yeah right! No effing way!

  • Hernando G.
    02/08/2020 11:49

    What is discusting is they claim to be raped 15 or 20 years later when they get success after the sexual encounter if is happened, Hipocresy, they were old enough to know what to do if what happened, why they not told the police at that moment, [email protected]@@.

  • Orlando P.
    02/08/2020 04:46

    I know that guy, that's Oprahs friend.

  • Al Y.
    02/08/2020 01:12

    POS