Anita Hill: ‘Thousands’ Have Responded to Hollywood Commission’s Survey

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Emily Martin, left, Anita Hill and Fatima Goss Graves listen to audience questions during a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, December 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on December 9, 2019.

Thousands of showbiz workers have responded to the Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission’s survey on sexual harassment, assault and bias in the entertainment industry, but Hill says she’d like to see thousands more take part in it.

“We have in the thousands right now, but we also know that this is a very big industry,” Hill told Deadline. “The more people we can get to take the survey, the better we are going to be able to provide really important and effective solutions to the issues that are raised and give us a broader picture of what’s going on in the industry.”

The survey was launched on November 20 and originally was intended to close four weeks later, but it might be extended in order to get a more complete picture of the extent of problem. “We’re going to do whatever we need to do in order to get the information,” Hill said. “If that means extending it longer than we’d initially planned, then that’s what we’ll do.” …

Deadline Hollywood 12/9

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