Jane Fonda says & # 039; avalanche & # 039; of #MeToo accusations of sexual misconduct come after Les Moonves

Jane Fonda

It will mean much, much more according to Jane Fonda.

The Oscar-winning actress was in Los Angeles on Thursday night to promote her new HBO documentary Jane Fonda at Five Acts, where she was asked to comment on the news that CBS had forced Les Moonves to resign his position in the middle of harassment and sexual harassment. complaints from at least 13 women.

& # 39; It's a pity he has not behaved, [but now] he's back to catch him, "Fonda told Variety as he walked down the red carpet.

The 80-year-old actress later said that the movement was just beginning, and that she had a long way to go.

"This has been going on for a long time and it has been an epidemic of behavior like this on the part of people who have power," Fonda said.

"I think the #MeToo movement has started an avalanche, and it's just the beginning."

Jane Fonda

Les Moonves

Les Moonves

Time is up: It's a shame he did not behave, [but now] he's back to catch him, "Jane Fonda said of Les Moonves at the premiere of his new HBO documentary (Fonda on the left on Thursday, Moonves in March)

Surrounded: Fonda (up with Harvey Weinstein in 2011) went on to say: This has been going on for a long time and it has been an epidemic of behavior like this on the part of people who have power & # 39;

Surrounded: Fonda (up with Harvey Weinstein in 2011) went on to say: This has been going on for a long time and it has been an epidemic of behavior like this on the part of people who have power & # 39;

Surrounded: Fonda (up with Harvey Weinstein in 2011) went on to say: This has been going on for a long time and it has been an epidemic of behavior like this on the part of people who have power & # 39;

Early in the evening, Fonda posed on the red carpet with his fist raised as in his famous image of Hanoi Jane.

Fonda was one of the most public faces in the anti-war movement over the years that the United States was in Vietnam, but it provoked the outrage of many in 1972 when he traveled to Hanoi in North Vietnam.

After touring the area and being heavily photographed with the forces with which the United States was fighting, Fonda publicly attacked his country for bombing agricultural land and destroying the levee system, which was crucial to feed much of the population.

The United States denied having carried out such an action.

It was Fonda's photograph of an anti-aircraft weapon that would have been used to shoot down and destroy American planes before capturing any surviving soldiers as prisoners of war who really infuriated millions, and it remains a great source of outrage for some veterans.

Subsequently, the Congress held hearings to decide if Fonda should be punished for her actions, and many described her trip as an act of treason and the actress as a traitor.

Fonda recounted the trip in his memories

At the same time, false reports began to emerge that also claimed that Fonda spoke with prisoners of war in North Vietnam and transmitted the information they shared with her to the enemy troops.

Fonda wrote about the infamous antiaircraft photo in his 2005 memoir My Life So Far.

"Somebody (I do not remember who) takes me to the gun, and I still feel laughing, still applauding, it has nothing to do with where I'm sitting, I just think about where I'm sitting," said Fonda.

& # 39; The cameras are blinking. I get up, and when I start to walk towards the car with the translator, the implication of what has just happened hits me. Oh my God. It looks like he was trying to shoot down US planes. US! I beg you, you must make sure that those photographs are not published. Please, you can not let them be published.

He continued writing: & # 39; I'm sure he will handle it. I do not know what else to do. It is possible that the Vietnamese have planned everything. I will never know. If they did, can I really blame them? Money stops here.

& # 39; If I was used, I allowed it to happen. It was my mistake, and I paid and I still pay a high price for it. "

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