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Hollywood’s gender imbalance is to blame for the silence of women abused by Harvey Weinstein

The allegations that have been made against Ben Affleck, and much more seriously Harvey Weinstein, have led to one troubling question being asked by many; why do these women not walk away and why don’t they speak at the time?

Weinstein, the 65-year-old movie mogul, is facing a number of sexual assault allegations which have emerged over three decades, with actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan among the accusers. Affleck meanwhile, has been forced to apologise for groping actress Hilarie Burton in 2003 less than 24 hours after he claimed he was left ‘saddened’ by Weinstein’s action.

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