Systematic sexism is big thing to change: Eva Longoria

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Los Angeles, Aug 6 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria, who has called for “transparent investigations” into sexual misconduct allegations against CBS chief Les Moonves, believes changing systematic sexism is a huge challenge.

Longoria has said she is not sure if Moonves should be fired at the moment, but if any of the allegations prove to be “true,” then he “100 per cent” should be axed, reports variety.com.

The Time’s Up organiser hopes that CBS executives are committed to a true and honest investigation.

“I think we need to keep calling out these corporations and the systematic sexism in these institutions and call them out to do full and transparent investigations,” Longoria said.

“Everybody says, ‘But (the allegations) are so old’. No! The timing doesn’t matter. What matters is that it happened.”

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The New Yorker magazine last month published a story detailing six women’s claims of sexual misconduct against Moonves. The alleged incidents span decades, but last week, the CBS board of directors voted to take no action against Moonves in response to the accusations.

CBS announced last week that two law firms have been hired to investigate the allegations.

At the same time, claims of misconduct have also been made against specific CBS shows, including “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Star Trek: Discovery” as well CBS News magazine show “60 Minutes”.

“There were a lot of people corroborating the environment,” Longoria said.

“What happens in these situations is when you uncover one person, you uncover a culture of a company. The whole culture of the company was this way – from ’60 Minutes’ to everything. If it was one person like a Harvey Weinstein, it’s a little easier to contain,” she added. “But when it’s systematic sexism, it’s a big thing to change.”

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Longoria said she is not sure if Moonves should be fired at the moment, but if any of the allegations prove to be “true,” then he “100 per cent” should be axed.

–IANS

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