Anita Hill will head a new commission to combat sexual misconduct issues in Hollywood– with actors, producers and directors facingan avalanche of accusations this year that started with several women speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.
Hill will chair the Hollywood Commission for Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, which was created and being funded by top industry executives
Hill famously stepped into the spotlight in 1991 with accusations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearing.
Thomas denied the allegations and was confirmed.
The 61-year old, now a professor at Brandeis University, said in a statement that it was “time to end the silence” adding that “this moment presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to make real change.”
Among the dozens of industry giants involved in the commission are Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney.