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Zoe Stuckless is a 21-year-old actor and one of the three women ejected for confronting Harvey Weinstein. The other women are comedian Kelly Bachman, Bachman’s friend, Amber Rollo.
Stuckless confronted Weinstein at his table. “Tell me — what’s your name?” they asked. Stuckless said a man accompanying Weinstein replied that it was none of Stuckless’s business. “Nobody is going to say anything?” Stuckless shouted. “Nobody is really going to say anything?” They say they were then asked to leave and led out by a man and woman.
Zoe Stuckless said about the incident in a statement on Facebook: “Tonight was one of the most surreal nights of my life. I went to an event called Actors Hour, whose mission statement is to empower emerging artists and to “create an open space for creatives to share what they love.” After a while, a friend of mine pointed out a man sitting in a booth.
“It was Harvey Weinstein, surrounded by a cadre of young women and two bodyguards. He wasn’t hiding. He came to watch young artists be vulnerable on stage.
“The show started, and no one said anything. At first I didn’t think it was him. There was no way. But then a comic got on stage and called out to the crowd to address “the elephant in the room.” As soon as she alluded to his presence in the room the event organizers, the bartenders, and a number of others booed her into silence. She continued her set, stunned into compliance.
“I was sitting there, and the more that I sat there waiting for the event organizers to kick him out, or for another performer to call him out, or for the audience to revolt, the more I found myself paralyzed by the silence. He was sitting there, allowed to laugh and clap and drink and flirt and no one was saying anything. The more I sat there the more furious I was at all of our inaction.
“I thought about all of the voices that have been silenced over so many years. I thought about the artists, the women, who were paralyzed by the same fear that I felt, surrounded by colleagues who were intimidated into a culture of silence and passivity. This room was a microcosm of our whole community. And I couldn’t sit there and let him laugh. So I spoke up.
“I was kicked out of the bar tonight. His bodyguards herded me out. The event organizers were happy to see me go.
“In some ways tonight was a horrible, painful reminder of the power a man like Weinstein holds even now. It was a reminder that even in this time of relative awareness it is hypnotically easy to be pulled into a culture of silence.
“However, it was also a reminder that our voices have so much more power when we stand together.
“When I left the building, crying out of fury and frustration I was quickly surrounded by a group of mostly women who expressed the same fear to raise their voice that I had. They thanked me for speaking up.
“Our passivity is poison. We need to stand together, and we need to speak up. Or this poison will fester, only encouraged by our fear.”
Downtime later posted a statement on its Facebook page apparently referring to the incident: “Shortly into the evening, one guest began heckling another, causing a disturbance to everyone in attendance. After several requests to stop were ignored, we kindly asked the heckler to leave.”
“Actors Hour was built with the purpose of creating our own tables in an industry that oftentimes leaves so many artists out of the current ones that have stood for too long. First, I want to apologize for the events that occurred because what happened was the complete opposite of the community I have built this past year.
“As always, I welcome and encourage an open dialogue between myself and the community, when I did not receive any feedback on his presence, I chose not to turn him away when he returned. I was subsequently not prepared to handle such a high-energy situation.
“I am deeply saddened that this was not only triggering for attendees, but that they ultimately felt unsafe- some even outraged-when a safe environment is, at its core, what I set out to create. Creating an environment that is at once safe but also leaves open forum for free speech is an extremely fragile endeavor.
“When the comedian on stage confronted Mr. Weinstein, it was unclear who responded with heckles. When Ms. Stuckless confronted Mr. Weinstein directly, I couldn’t hear what was being said- and wasn’t sure if someone was beginning a performance or monologue. By the time she was walking out- it was too late. She should not have been encouraged to leave. Then and there, I should have shut down the event or given her the microphone to vocalize her feelings, but I was in total shock and I let my fear and inexperience paralyze my decision making ability.
“In the last 24hrs I’ve had moments in which my personal fear and sadness has urged me to respond defensively- but I want to stay as open as I can through this process with the people who have trusted me and feel let down. I want to sincerely apologize to any people- male or female- who were re-traumatized, hurt, or felt disrespected this week at Actors Hour. Mr. Weinstein will not be attending any future Actor’s Hour events.
“I acknowledge and understand that apologies are not enough at this time. I also offer my openness, my listening, and my sincerity. I welcome any dialogue on how I can continue to grow as an individual and especially welcome any and all communication from other victims of violence in the community.”
Zoe Stuckless Age
Zoe Stuckless is 21 years old.