The actor and activist says accused sexual harassers who don’t earn their comebacks ‘don’t belong in the boardroom.’
Jane Fonda wants men toppled by #MeToo to actually put in the work before they slither back.
“It doesn’t matter how much time (they’ve been out of work),” the 80-year-old actor and activist said Thursday during an event promoting her new HBO documentary, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” according to Vanity Fair. “If they haven’t done the work, then why should they come back?”
Fonda cited by way of example Charlie Rose, the disgraced TV personality fired by both CBS and PBS in November after allegations of sexual harassment. In a motion earlier this month to dismiss a lawsuit brought by three women, Rose claimed the plaintiffs were “exploiting the #MeToo movement.” Meanwhile, editor Tina Brown told Page Six in April that she’d been approached about (and passed on) producing a show in which Rose interviews fellow men outed in #MeToo scandals.