As a longtime host on The View, Whoopi Goldberg normally isn’t afraid to speak her mind on a given topic. But in a recent interview on The Domenick Nati Show, Goldberg refused to discuss Hollywood’s sexual harassment problem and shut down the interview when asked if she ever experienced sexual assault as an actress.
Goldberg started her interview on The Domenick Nati Show by talking about her new holiday sweaters. The View star was happy to talk about her line of ugly Christmas sweaters, which feature a slew of new designs and sizes, but things took a bad turn when the topic changed to sexual harassment in Hollywood. When asked about whether she had experienced sexual harassment, Goldberg said no before hanging up and stopping the interview dead in its tracks.
While Goldberg wasn’t willing to talk about sexual misconduct on The Domenick Nati Show, she did open up about the topic in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Whoopi Goldberg said she isn’t surprised about how many women are coming forward in Hollywood and believes it is all about power. Goldberg explained how both men and women in power prey on others and that actresses are finally coming together and putting a stop to it.
Goldberg firmly believes that the rampant sexual harassment in Hollywood is not about sexual orientation or preference. She also believes that we should all support those men and women who are coming forward if we ever want to put an end to it. Goldberg is currently on the board of the Motion Picture Academy, which recently removed Harvey Weinstein from its ranks. After talking about the sexual misconduct scandals, Goldberg and Colbert promoted her new line of Christmas wear.
It isn’t clear why Goldberg refused to talk about sexual harassment on The Domenick Nati Show, especially when she spoke so freely about it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Given Whoopi Goldberg’s close ties with the Motion Picture Academy, she may have had good reasons why she couldn’t talk about the subject, though we won’t know for sure until she speaks out.
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