Celebs don black at Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment

Various celebrities arrived at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday wearing black in a show of solidarity against the culture of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. 

Actress Michelle Williams was one of the first stars to arrive, accompanied by Tarana Burke, the founder of the viral "Me Too" movement protesting sexual harassment. Allison Williams and Catherine Zeta-Jones also walked the red carpet wearing black.  

 

 

Nearly everyone in attendance wore black, with several men donning pins in support of the "Time's Up" initiative.

Other noteworthy participants who spoke on the red carpet about their decision to wear black and the "Time's Up" initiative included Kerry Washington, James and Dave Franco, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and William H. Macy.

Numerous actresses, producers, writers and directors have joined in the "Time's Up" initiative as a means of speaking out against sexual misconduct in the industry.  

The initiative, launched last week, includes a $13 million legal defense fund aimed at protecting women in less privileged fields from sexual misconduct in the workplace.  

“It’s our job right now, the time is now for us to do the work to make women and all people more safe and more equal in their workplaces and in their lives,” America Ferrera, one of the initiative’s organizing members, said on the red carpet.

Hollywood took center stage in the nationwide debate over sexual misconduct in the workplace last year when numerous actresses came forward to accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment, assault and rape. 

Since then, prominent men in other fields — including politics and journalism — have been forced to step down after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.