Oprah Winfrey hosted a panel with some of the most powerful women in Hollywood to discuss the Time’s Up movement and what comes next in a segment for CBS’ Sunday Morning. Oprah was joined by America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Reese Witherspoon, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, producer Shonda Rhimes, and attorney Nina Shaw.
The group, which has raised $16 million for a legal defense fund for victims of harassment, feels a responsibility for helping women not just in the entertainment industry, but across all industries.
“We have to maintain the momentum of this conversation because they can’t. It’s– it’s not only in what we’re doing with a group like Time’s Up, but it’s in the content we’re creating, the conversations we’re having. We have to continue this work because we do have the spotlight,” Kennedy explained.
The group also discussed what happens next, not just for victims, but for the perpetrators of harassment. Is there room for reconciliation? Some members of the panel think there is.
“I think there’s a lot of room for reconciliation. I think there’s—there’s a time to approach people and tell the truth and have them listen thoughtfully and meaningfully and apologize sincerely,” Witherspoon said.