Nicole Kidman, who is married to country music singer Keith Urban, is speaking out against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein and the allegations of sexual misconduct.
“As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce,” KIdman said in a statement to People. “We need to eradicate this behavior.”
Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s most power producers, co-founder of Miramax and co-chairman of The Weinstein Co., has been relieved of his position and his wife, Georgina Chapman left him after accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault from a long list of hollywood actresses and co-workers surfaced.
Kidman, who joins Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet and a host of other actresses speaking out, has been on the forefront of shining a light on women involved in domestic abuse situations. The 50-year-old actress spoke out against abuse toward women when she took home the Emmy for her role of Celeste Wright in the HBO series “Big Little Lies.”
“Sometimes when you’re acting, you get a chance to bring a bigger message — we shine a light on domestic abuse,” she said. “It is a complicated, insidious disease that exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame, secrecy and by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more.”
Kidman did not mention whether or not she encountered any inappropriate actions from Weinstein during her time working with him on several movies, including “Lion,” “Nine” and “Cold Mountain,” but more stories are surfacing each day including the most recent from actress Kate Beckinsale.