Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have issued a statement asserting solidarity with the accusers of disgraced ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein.
“The WGAW stands in solidarity with the women who have spoken out about the abuses they’ve suffered,” the leaders said in a letter to members. “We are well aware of the fact that writers can face these situations, too. We have to find solutions.”
The letter was signed by President David A. Goodman, VP Marjorie David, Secretary-Treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn and Executive Director David Young.
The WGA West has about 9,000 members. The letter was disclosed two days after the WGA East made a similar announcement — and nine days after the bombshelll revelations about Weinstein were unveiled in a New York Times article.
Here’s the entire WGA West letter:
“The recent accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein have opened up important discussions in our community and among our Guild members about sexual harassment. The WGAW stands in solidarity with the women who have spoken out about the abuses they’ve suffered. We are well aware of the fact that writers can face these situations, too. We have to find solutions.
WGAW members need to know that they can contact the Guild for assistance if they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. We will respond.
Members can email email@example.com or call 323-782-4521 to reach a Guild representative.
The Board will be discussing other ways we can help members. This matter has our full attention. Please know that we share your outrage and concern.
David A. Goodman, President
Marjorie David, Vice President
Aaron Mendelsohn, Secretary-Treasurer
David Young, Executive Director”