Several women heckled after raising questions about producers attendance at talent show

Several women were booed, heckled and asked to leave after confronting Harvey Weinstein at a New York showcase for emerging talent.

Comedian Kelly Bachman told the Guardian she felt like the air was sucked out of the room when she called out Weinstein during a set she performed at the event.

She embraced the silence, she said. I was okay with the fact that there was silence. In a situation like this, I dont want people to feel comfortable.

Bachman, along with fellow comedian Amber Rollo and actor Zoe Stuckless, confronted the disgraced producer, who has been accused by more than 80 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment, at an event called Actors Hour on Wednesday night.

Weinstein was in attendance, sitting at a table along with several young women and two body guards.

Im a comic, and its our job to name the elephant in the room, she said, in a video posted on her social media accounts. Its a Freddy Krueger in the room, if you will. I didnt realize I needed to bring my own mace and rape whistle to Actors Hour.

Members of the audience booed her, and shouted shut up, to which Bachman responded, Sorry, that killed at group therapy for rape survivors.

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Source: http://www.theguardian.com/us

 

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