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."
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."
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.
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.
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.