Jake Gyllenhaal on sexual abuse scandals: There's been a 'shift' in Hollywood

ANI | Updated: Nov 08, 2017 13:08 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], November 8 (ANI): Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal feels that he has seen a huge shift in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

While talking at the red carpet of 2017 Hollywood Film Awards, the 36-year-old actor, shared that the victims who have spoken against sexual abuse have brought about a change in the industry for the better.

He shared, "I'm a hopeful person, but as Morgan Freeman's character says in 'Shawshank Redemption', 'Hope can be a dangerous thing.' But I do think there is a huge shift."

It should be noted that the 65-year-old producer has been accused of sexually assaulting a number of women over a 30 year period.

Weinstein is not the only one who has been accused of sexual abuse.

Oscar-winning screenwriter James Toback has been accused by 400 women of sexual misconduct, while veteran actor Dustin Hoffman was allegedly accused by Anna Graham Hunter of sexual harassment on the sets of TV-movie 'Death of a Salesman'. (ANI)