NEW YORK (NY)
The New York Times
October 29, 2019
By Kelly Bachman
Survivors of sexual assault shouldn’t have to explain their experiences — or stand in a room with Harvey Weinstein.
Last Wednesday night, I walked into a bar to perform stand-up, and noticed Harvey Weinstein sitting in the room. I didn’t know what to say, but I wanted to say something, so I made a joke that questioned why the event organizers had invited him to the show. Some people booed and one person told me to “shut up.” I let the room know that I have been raped, and cursed at the monster I wasn’t making eye contact with. The next day my world blew up when a video I had posted went viral.
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