Screen Actors Guild Calls for End to Private Meetings in Hotel Rooms
The Screen Actors Guild wants to end meetings in “high-risk locations,” like hotel rooms, to combat sexual harassment, according to The Guardian. Actors labor union Sag-Aftra has requested a new guideline telling “producers and executives to avoid arranging meetings in hotel rooms or private residences,” citing the “misconduct” that frequently occurs in such settings. If the meeting cannot take place in another setting, the union proposed that a “support peer” be present. The entertainment industry has undergone a reckoning with sexual misconduct after former Miramax executive Harvey Weinstein was accused of routinely luring actresses into hotel rooms, then sexually harassing or assaulting them.