Anita Hill, who famously accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, will chair a committee meant to combat sexual harassment in the Hollywood movie industry.
The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace formed Friday after several movie industry titans, including Disney, Sony, Paramount, and Warner Bros., convened to discuss the harassment accusations roiling the business.
“I’m proud to be leading this newly-formed Commission on a long overdue journey to adopt best practices and to create institutional change that fosters a culture of respect and human dignity throughout the industry,” Hill said in a statement, according to Variety.
“We will be focusing on issues ranging from power disparity, equity and fairness, safety, sexual harassment guidelines, education and training, reporting and enforcement, ongoing research, and data collection,” she added. “It is time to end the culture of silence. I’ve been at this work for 26 years. This moment presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to make real change.”
This year, several big names in the entertainment industry have fallen after credible accusations of misconduct, including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., and actor Kevin Spacey.