Lodge auditions must be banned, appearing union says

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Sag-Aftra are the organisers of the annual Display Actors Guild Awards

Performing auditions ought to now not happen in lodge rooms or properties, the main US actors’ union has mentioned.

Sag-Aftra, which organises the Display Actors Guild Awards, has referred to as for an finish to the follow “to assist shield members from potential harassment“.

Such auditions have “allowed predators to use performers behind closed doorways”, Sag’s Gabrielle Carteris mentioned.

The announcement comes within the wake of a slew of sexual harassment allegations towards high-profile Hollywood figures.

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein has been accused of harassing and abusing dozens of younger actresses, fashions and workers.

Most of the alleged incidents occurred in lodge rooms. Weinstein has denied all allegations of “non-consensual sexual conduct”.

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Asia Argento took half in a panel dialogue on sexual harassment on Thursday

Sag-Aftra’s new Guideline No 1 kinds a part of a “4 Pillars of Change initiative” to sort out harassment within the office.

UK actors’ union Fairness launched its personal report into sexual harassment final month.

Sag-Aftra’s announcement got here on the day that two of Weinstein’s accusers appeared on the Ladies within the World summit in New York.

Actress Asia Argento and mannequin Ambra Battilana Gutierrez spoke in regards to the backlash they’ve confronted since coming ahead with their allegations towards the film producer.

“For talking reality to energy, I’ve been referred to as a whore, a liar, a traitor and an opportunist,” wrote Argento on the occasion’s web site.

“The one factor I cannot be although, the one factor none us will probably be, is silenced.”

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