In the wake of the #Me Too Movement that has swept through Hollywood like a wildfire, many of the industry’s most powerful fear that their pasts might finally catch up to them.
It’s already destroyed the careers of Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K.,and Kevin Spacey, and those are just some of the high profile Hollywood stars taken down by allegations of predatory behavior.
But Jennifer Aniston’s recent comment about a secret Hollywood liberals tried to keep buried was a real eye-opener.
Jennifer Aniston captured America’s heart when she snagged the role of Rachel Green in the smash hit television series Friends in the early 1990’s.
Since then she’s had an illustrious career starring in huge movies like Horrible Bosses, The Break-Up, The Bounty Hunter and Bruce Almighty.
Aniston’s long and successful career has seen her experience every aspect of working in Hollywood.
But Aniston just admitted during an InStyle interview that she has been “treated worse verbally and energetically by some women in this industry.”
That’s pretty shocking that this is kind of culture it has bred.
Most of these women that abuse other women are self-proclaimed feminists and they use their power over them to lash out at others so it makes them feel better about themselves.
Aniston continued about how the media shifts the narrative against women as well, “I’ve definitely had my fair share of sexism in the media. Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff. When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it’s the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She’s the failure. F that. When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?”
Nobody in Hollywood would know this better than Aniston.
The A-list star was famously married to movie star Brad Pitt for five years in the early 2000’s.
You probably remember seeing all the tabloids and magazine covers when you were checking out at the grocery store. They were everywhere weren’t they? They were America’s sweethearts.
Recently, Aniston announced her split from Justin Theroux – known for The Leftovers, American Psycho and Mulholland Drive – it was the same narrative that used Aniston as the focus for nonsensical gossip about why the relationship ended.
But the point is that the abuse of power dynamics in Hollywood isn’t exclusively men. Aniston is a big supporter of the Time’s Up and the#Me Too Movements and said, “It’s long overdue. But we also need to be better at listening to one another. That includes men. They need to be part of this conversation when everyone is mad and aggressive, people become too afraid to speak and there is no conversation.”
And that’s a rampant problem that there are those who are afraid to speak up because of the powerful like super producer Harvey Weinstein.
In 2015, prosecutors decided against charging Weinstein for sexual assault despite NYPD officers who were involved with the case expressed bewilderment as to why they were not moving forward with indictments.
Does it need to be explained? Isn’t it insinuated that the prosecutors did Harvey Weinstein a favor? That’s unchecked power.
People are scared to speak up against those that have the capacity to ruin their lives in a blink of an eye.
And you better believe that there are a lot of powerful women in Hollywood too that abuse their power in malicious ways and that’s what Aniston is pointing out.
It’s only an amount of time before we get specific names.