Actors and others in Hollywood who dealt with Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein must speak publicly about revelations of sexual harassment allegations against him, according to "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski.
"I'm surprised that we're seeing such a lack of response. I mean, this is the age of [President Donald] Trump. This is the age in which women who have any power, whether it's inconvenient or not, should be stepping up and pushing back to this behavior," she said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"I'm totally at a loss."
She urged Hollywood personalities to speak out. "Speak for the victims of sexual harassment across the board, and make a more comfortable environment for more women to come forward so we can change the society functions here, because it's really messed up."
The "Morning Joe" co-host announced Sunday that she would not be part of a three-book deal that she had with Hachette, the book publishing company owned by Weinstein, until he is no longer associated with the company. She made the announcement in a Sunday tweet.
Brzezinski elaborated Monday that she did not want to continue the book deal because of the books' subject matter of empowering women.
"It's just not worth it… these books are educating women on how to understand their value and communicate it effectively. These are really good books, and they can't be funded by or out of a company run by a guy who has alleged perverted activity, who has abused women," she said.
Actress Meryl Streep, who has worked with Weinstein, also spoke out against Weinstein Monday morning.
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