Author: voicesinaction

#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: LOUISETTE GEISS

Louisette Geiss is one of the lead plaintiff’s in Harvey Weinstein’s civil case and as a Silence Breaker has been instrumental in helping ignite the #MeToo Movement. Louisette shared her experience coming forward against someone with so much power with Voices in Action: ————– Louisette is a writer, actor, and mother. Lousiette’s new music, “The…
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#WHENIREPORTED: BRITTANY PERRINEAU

Brittany Perrineau, actor, mother, activist, and board member of Voices in Action, shared her experience of being the family member of a survivor of sexual assault: “She held it in for almost 6 years. She was scared, frightened, damaged. She contemplated suicide, and suffered in silence. When she finally broke, and told me her trauma,…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: ALEXIA NORTON JONES

Alexia Norton Jones, writer, award-winning poet, tao healing arts practitioner, former actress, and Silence Breaker (to name a few), shared her motivation and experience of coming forward about her assault with Voices in Action: Alexia Norton Jones was born into the center of the Civil Rights Movement as the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King,…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: LARISSA GOMES

Larissa Gomes, actress, mother, producer, writer, and Silence Breaker shared her experience on coming forward about her assault: “How do you describe the way emotions get stuck within you? The way they play over and seem to alter all the hard work you’ve done to overcome trauma, they way they amplify or they turn the…
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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

Domestic violence involves an intentional pattern of physical, emotional, economic, and other tactics used to instill fear and to coerce intimate partners to act against their own will or best interests. Sexual assault is often part of this pattern of abuse. Statistics have long shown that perpetrators of sexual abuse–especially violence–are repeat offenders. But research…
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Jessica Barth responds to Weinstein conviction

Jessica Barth; Actress, Writer & Founder, Voices in Action Hearing the verdict today was a surreal culmination of what has been the past two years. Speaking out against, arguably, the most powerful & most vindictive producer in Hollywood has not come without great sacrifice to our careers, personal lives & well being. Yet, we continued.…
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Jessica Mann says the word “no” was a trigger for Weinstein,

“If he heard the word ‘no,’ it was like a trigger for him,” said Jessica Mann, choking back tears on the stand of the Harvey Weinstein trial. It’s not a new concept, but it’s one that is commonly overlooked. So let’s put it out there again: Sexual assault and rape are not about the sexual…
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Weinstein’s Legal Team Tries to Discredit Annabella Sciorra Using a Clip From a Comedy Show

Annabella Sciorra took the stand today in the Harvey Weinstein trial in New York to testify that he raped her in an emotional day of examination and cross examination. Sciorra said that Weinstein forced his way into her apartment 25 years ago, began to take his clothes off, and forced himself on her. When she…
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#MeToo vs. Donna Rotonnu

I’ve been following the Harvey Weinstein trial since it started just over a week ago and I have questions. Many questions. We all do, I know. But there’s one that really keeps haunting me and every time I see another photo like the one below, it bothers me more and more: Are we really sure…
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It Took Two Years & 100 Women To Prosecute Weinstein. Why Aren’t We Asking Why?

On January 6, 2020, Harvey Weinstein limped into court with help from his walker and his enablers for the first day of his New York City trial to face charges of rape among other assault accusations. That same day, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office held a press conference to announce four charges against…
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