Opinion: I’m the Comedian Who Just Confronted Harvey Weinstein. Here’s Why I Spoke Up.

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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