Demonstrators participate in #MeToo march against sexual harassment in LA (12 images)
Survivors and activists participated in the #MeToo Survivors' March as a response to the now evident prevalence of sexual misconduct among Hollywood elite and beyond. The marchers started on Hollywood Boulevard and walked along the Walk of Fame to CNN's headquarters. Demonstrators were predominantly women, but many men attended. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actress Elizabeth Perkins (L) joins demonstrators as they took to the streets to confront the culture of sexual violence that has been pervasive throughout Hollywood and has recently come to light through the #MeToo campaign. Perkins later held a sign that said "James Woods #MeToo." | License Photo
The protest was organized by Tarana Burke, who created the viral hashtag #MeToo after reports of alleged sexual abuse and sexual harassment by the now disgraced former movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein. Burke created the movement as a support network for survivors like herself and has said of the global response, "I've seen it happen over and over again in small waves, but to see it happen en masse has been pretty amazing." | License Photo
Since Weinstein's fall from grace many celebrities including Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey have experienced a similar fallout after several allegations come out against them. Spacey will be written out of his Netflix show "House of Cards" and C.K.'s latest film "I Love, You Daddy" will not be released. | License Photo
Male celebrities have been among the brave to share their own sexual assault stories. Terry Crews recounted his own experience on Twitter claiming a Hollywood executive groped him at a party and emphasized the scale of the problem, while respecting those who still choose to remain silent. | License Photo
Stories of sexual harassment haven't been limited to Hollywood, with former Fox host Bill O'Reilly, NPR editor Michael Oreskes, and now senate candidate Roy Moore all consumed in scandal surrounding allegations of sexual misconduct. | License Photo
Marchers chants included, "Survivors united, will never be divided," and "Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no."
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Women hold signs reading, "'Slut' is attacking women for their right to say yes.'" "'Friend Zone' is attacking women for their right to say, 'No.'" Organizer Brenda Gutierrez (not pictured) said of the #MeToo movement, "This goes beyond Hollywood," said Brenda Gutierrez, the lead organizer of the march. "I think it's time that we're no longer silenced, no longer shamed and that we can end the stigma and I think that's a big message of this march." | License Photo
Demonstrator and survivor Jozanne Marie (not pictured) told the Los Angeles Times, "This is a bigger issue, it's all over the world. I'm glad people are talking about it right now," she said. "I'm hopeful this movement will help remove shame. … I believe things are going to change and this is going to set us up for the next generation." | License Photo
Activist and actress Frances Fisher (not pictured) was among those marching and said of the movement, "There's a tsunami of women and men coming forward for the first time in the history of the world and finally the mainstream media is paying attention," Fisher said. "It's an incredible moment in the history of something that has been endemic in society ever since the cavemen."
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California State Senator Connie Leyva (not pictured) made a statement to the demonstrators saying she would introduce legislation to ban secret settlements in sexual harassment cases, adding, "It's about time, right?" | License Photo
This year has seen a wave of activism in female empowerment beginning with the Women's March in Washington the day after President Trump's inauguration. | License Photo