Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer and Rose McGowan Speak Out in Video Criticizing Trump Tape
"We are here to say, together, in one loud voice, that this is not OK," said director Liz Garbus.
A group of celebrities showed their support for sexual assault survivors in a new PSA directed by Liz Garbus.
The video, released by Humanity for Hillary, intersperses clips from Donald Trump's comments about groping women from the leaked Access Hollywood tape with teenagers and women sharing their accounts of sexual harassment and assault. Actress Amber Tamblyn talks about the correlation between words and action, saying that someone in a position of power like Trump is sending a message that "it's OK to behave this way."
Trump's denials and claims that his comments were just "locker room talk" are also woven in, with accounts from the women about how Trump's words made them feel. "Dirty," said sexual assault survivor Rose McGowan.
The end of the PSA shows celebrities like Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Rosie Perez, Lena Dunham and Maggie Gyllenhaal saying "not OK" to Trump's words and actions.
“Like so many others, I have been horrified and saddened by the language used in the Trump campaign to describe women, people of color, immigrants, the disabled, and others," said Garbus in a statement. "After the release of the Trump Access Hollywood tapes, I felt it was important to share the other side of the story — stories of women being objectified, kissed, groped, and humiliated by the words and actions of others. These words and actions have a huge effect on women’s lives. And we are here to say, together, in one loud voice, that this is not OK."
Schumer also released the following statement about her participation in the video: “I wanted to show my support for the brave women and girls sharing their stories in this video."