Harcèlement : "Time" désigne les "briseurs de silence" personnalités de l'année

07 Décembre, 2017, 00:31 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Personnalité de l'année 2017

En Une, la publication a donc choisi une photo de groupe représentant l'actrice Ashley Judd, la lobbyiste Adama Iwu, l'employée agricole Isabel Pascual, l'ex-ingénieure de l'entreprise Uber Susan Fowler et la chanteuse Taylor Swift.

Cette année encore le magazine américain TIME fait sa liste des personnités de l'année, et on peut retrouver une tête connue dans leur classement: Taylor Swift! Mais le Time salue aussi "des centaines d'autres personnes, parmi lesquelles bien des hommes", dont la libération de la parole a "déclenché l'un des changements les plus rapides de notre société, depuis les années 1960". Le président américain Donald Trump arrive deuxième de ce prestigieux classement, devant son homologue chinois Xi Jinping, a annoncé le magazine. Un choix assez paradoxal quand on sait que l'actuel président des Etats-Unis a lui même été accusé d'harcèlement sexuel par plusieurs femmes et a été vivement pointé du doigt durant sa campagne présidentielle pour ses propos déplacés et sexistes. Edward Felsenthal a cependant affirmé mercredi que Time n'avait "pas dit 'probablement'", d'autant que le mouvement anti-harcèlement avait déjà été sélectionné avant l'appel.

Cette récompense du magazine reflète l'ampleur du mouvement qui a secoué les États-Unis et résonné dans le monde entier, avec #Balancetonporc ou #YoTambien, depuis les premières accusations publiées par le New York Times et le New Yorker contre le tout-puissant producteur de cinéma Harvey Weinstein début octobre.

On ne compte plus les stars déchues ces dernières semaines.

"The Silence Breakers" are Time magazine's Person of the Year 2017
The Time cover features five women, including Fowler, Swift and the actor Ashley Judd , who accused Weinstein of misconduct. Weinstein has denied via his lawyers and spokespeople that he engaged in any non-consensual behavior.

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Des dizaines de personnalités ont été limogées ou suspendues sur la foi de témoignages parus dans les médias, souvent sans attendre de plainte formelle. L'affaire déchire les républicains. Pas un jour ne passe depuis sans qu'une personnalité de premier plan ne soit accusée de harcèlement ou d'abus sexuels.

Weinstein a démenti, par le biais de ses avocats, les accusations portées contre lui et ne fait pour l'instant l'objet d'aucune inculpation, même si des enquêtes criminelles ont été ouvertes à New York, Los Angeles et Londres.

L'homme politique ultra-conservateur Roy Moore, candidat républicain à une élection sénatoriale dans l'Alabama mardi prochain, accusé par plusieurs femmes d'attouchements dans les années 1970 et 1980, a reçu en revanche le soutien du président Donald Trump.

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