Comic Kelly Bachman was performing at Actors Hour in NYC this Wednesday night when she decided to call out accused rapist, and former Hollywood bigwig, Harvey Weinstein.
The disgraced producer was in the audience at the event showcasing budding talent, and when Bachman took the stage, she confronted Weinstein during her set, prompting boos from the audience.
Bachman said at beginning, as seen in a video shared to Twitter.
“I’m a comic and it’s our job to name the elephant in the room….
I didn’t know that we had to bring our own Mace and rape whistles to Actors Hour.”
When she was told to “shut up” for her comment by a man in the audience, Bachman said,
“This kills at group therapy for rape survivors…
I have been raped, surprisingly by no one in this room, but I’ve never gotten to confront those guys, so just a general ‘Fuck you.'”
Fellow comedian Amber Rollo and another attendee Zoe Stuckless claimed they were kicked out of the venue for approaching Weinstein. As video of the encounters went viral, celebs have taken to social media to show their support for the people who challenged the accused sexual predator.
Bachman was back up by Melissa Fumero, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Glaser, Patricia Arquette, Hilarie Burton (who accused former Weinstein collaborator Ben Affleck of sexual misconduct, which Affleck apologized for on Twitter), and Alyssa Milano all celebrated Bachman on Twitter.
Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of rape called Bachman and Stuckless “heroes.”
In interviews with BuzzFeed News and The Cut, Bachman explained her mindset upon seeing Weinstein at her performance.
“I’m comfortable enough to talk about my experience. But when I’m sitting in the room with a monster that people are supporting, it just sucked the air out of my chest.”
She told The Cut,
“I’ve literally had nightmares about running into Harvey Weinstein. The fact that it came to life, it truly felt like Freddy Krueger. I wish I’d said more.”
She got booed for calling out Harvey Weinstein, who showed up at an event for young actors. https://t.co/5NiurXXtjF— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 25, 2019
@bellykachman Kelly Bachman and Zoe Stuckless are heroes. They stood up to the Monster HW at a comedy show. Kelly was reprimanded by the host afterwards. They stood up and did the right thing. https://t.co/a6MhcnpoWO— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 25, 2019