French Actress Catherine Deneuve Says 'Time's Up' Movement Is A 'Witch-Hunt'

The "Time's Up" campaign that was launched in the beginning of 2018 has more than 300 names attached to it. A-list celebrities such as, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston are a few of the elite women in the entertainment industry that have banded together with this cause.

"Time's Up" is a movement dedicated to providing fairer opportunities, benefits, and pay for the female workers in Hollywood as well as combating against the sexual harassment epidemic that plagued the entertainment world.

While it seems with such a strong force of women behind this crusade, everyone would follow behind it. Unfortunately, it's attracted some naysayers including actress Rose McGowan who was one of the first women to speak out about her sexual assault experience.

World-renowed actress Catherine Deneuve is also speaking against the anti-harassment cause, calling it a "witch-hunt." 

Witch Hunt Or Justice?

In an editorial that was signed by 100 women, including Denevue, it criticizes and slams the new movement for being excessive and restricting sexual freedom. The letter also states that while the movement has significantly raised the awareness of sexual harassment and violence, it has also caused men to lose their positions over "a kiss or touching someone's knee."

"Instead of helping women this frenzy to send these (male chauvinist) 'pigs' to the abattoir actually helps the enemies of sexual liberty - religious extremists and the worst sort of reactionaries," the letter stated.

Denevue has made it known that she does not approve the social media campaign as she feels it has "shamed men."

"I don't think it is the right method to change things, it is excessive. "After 'calling out your pig' what are we going to have, 'call out your whore'?"," she stated.

The letter was written in French publication Le Monde, which also features signatures from German actress Ingrid Caven, author Joelle Losfeld, journalist Elisabeth Levu, and former porn star Brigitte Lahaie. 

Deneuve isn't the one who thinks there is a witch hunt going on in Hollywood.

Actor Matt Damon landed in hot water for his controversial comments that the media wasn't focusing enough on the men who haven't committed a sexual crime. He also stated that all allegations shouldn't be handled the same, especially for the ones who have "owned" up to their mistakes.

Damon referenced the comedian Louis C.K.'s apology after the actor was accused of harassing five women.

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