Hollywood’s Leading Ladies Unite: Empowerment Event with Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie, and Cindy Crawford Raises Awareness Against Sexual Harassment in Wake of Weinstein Scandal

ELLE’s Women In Hollywood Celebration was attended by some of the top female stars in the industry. The event, one of the first major gatherings since Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse came to light, celebrated empowerment. However, two of Hollywood’s biggest names, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence, took the opportunity to share their own experiences of sexual harassment. Witherspoon disclosed that she had been groped by a director when she was 16 years old and was pressured into silence by agents. Lawrence revealed how she was coerced into participating in a naked line-up with thinner women and was told by a producer that she was “perfectly ‘f***able’.” Both actresses expressed anger over the treatment they received but recognized that they felt compelled to endure it for their careers.

United: It is fitting that a number of female stars came together for the evening, following the recently shocking allegations against Harvey Weinstein (above) - who has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse towards a number of actresses

Several female celebrities joined forces for a night of glitz and glamour, which was a fitting response to Harvey Weinstein’s recent accusations of sexual harassment and abuse towards a number of actresses. Jennifer Lawrence led the pack of A-list stars, which included Cindy Crawford, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, and Kristen Stewart, as they confidently posed on the red carpet. Jennifer looked stunning in her boho-inspired full-length gown, which featured spaghetti straps and a soft pleated skirt, with mesh crochet panels at the neckline and waist that teased at her cleavage and slender frame. To give the look an edgier feel, she accessorized with glittering silver chain necklaces, including a diamond crescent moon pendant from Platt Boutique Jewelry, and added a deep smoky eye for a stronger style statement. Leaving her hair sleek and straight, and adding a light coral lip, Jennifer effortlessly exuded glamour and sophistication alongside the other stars at the event.

Leading lady: Jennifer Lawrence, 27, led the glamour at the star-studded event, held in Beverly Hills

Leading lady: She also gave an empowering speech later on, where she discussed her own treatment by men as well as women in the industry

The star-studded event held in Beverly Hills was graced by none other than the lovely 27-year-old actress Jennifer Lawrence. She stole the show with her boho-inspired full-length gown that was elegantly simple with spaghetti straps and a soft pleated skirt. All eyes were on her as she dazzled the crowd.

Sultry: Giving the look a grungier feel however, she accessorised with a number of glittering silver chain necklaces, and added a deep smoky eye in a stronger style statement

With a sultry appearance, the actress added a grunge touch to her look by wearing glittering silver chain necklaces, including a diamond crescent moon from Platt Boutique Jewelry, and accentuated her eyes with deep smoky makeup. At a recent event, Jennifer shared her own experiences in the industry in light of the Weinstein scandal. She revealed that when she was starting her career, she was forced by film producers to lose 15 pounds in two weeks and was even made to stand beside thinner women in a nude line-up, which left her feeling humiliated and degraded. The female producer then suggested that Jennifer use the naked photos as an inspiration for her diet.

Speaking out: Following the Weinstein revelations, Jennifer used her speech at the bash to reveal the shocking lows she was subjected to when beginning her career, including being forced to strip and stand next to 'much, much thinner' other women

At an event, Jennifer gave a speech about the mistreatment she faced when starting her career. She revealed being coerced into stripping and standing next to thinner women by an individual who called her “perfectly f***able.” Jennifer admitted that she allowed herself to be treated poorly because she thought it was necessary for her career. However, she believes that every person should be treated with respect and should not have to do anything to please others. Jennifer is still learning to stand up for herself and understands that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity because they are human. This speech comes in the wake of a New York Times article that exposed years of sexual harassment allegations against the well-known producer. As a result, he was promptly fired by his brother and three other directors on the board of the film company.

Honest: She recalled the time a female producer had asked her to do a nude line-up with five women who were 'much, much, thinner' than her - and told her to 'use the naked photos as inspiration for her diet' (pictured above with Diane Ladd) 

Truthful: She remembered when a female producer requested her to participate in a nude line-up with five women who were significantly slimmer than her. The producer also instructed her to utilize the naked photographs as motivation for her diet. (pictured above with Diane Ladd)

Strong: However, she went on to affirm that 'every human should be treated with respect' they deserve, explaining: 'I'm still learning that I don't have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable' (pictured with Laura Dern)

Moreover, she emphasized the importance of treating every human with the respect they deserve, admitting that she is still learning to stand up for herself and not feel obligated to smile when made uncomfortable by a man. The revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct prompted him to issue a lengthy statement expressing remorse for the pain he had caused and requesting a second chance, but his lawyers and he also criticized The New York Times’ report and vowed to respond aggressively. Despite these challenges, the paper stood by the accuracy of its reporting. Reese Witherspoon, a 41-year-old actress, further shed light on the abuse of women in Hollywood. She disclosed in her speech that she had been abused by a director at the tender age of sixteen. During the event, Witherspoon’s 18-year-old daughter Ava was present as she expressed disgust at the abuse and revealed that she had experienced harassment multiple times during her career and was forced to remain silent by agents.

Good genes: Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, 41, supported the celebration in a stylish black dress, which cinched at the waist, as she posed beside her lookalike teen daughter Ava Philippe (R) before taking to the stage to reveal she was also a victim of assault by Hollywood executives

Good genes: Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, 41, supported the celebration in a stylish black dress, which cinched at the waist, as she posed beside her lookalike teen daughter Ava Philippe (R) before taking to the stage to reveal she was also a victim of assault by Hollywood executives

Renowned actress and Academy Award recipient, Reese Witherspoon, looked stunning in a chic black dress at an event she attended, along with her teenage daughter, Ava Philippe, who bears striking resemblance to her mother. The proud mother-daughter duo posed together before Reese took the stage to share her story of experiencing assault from Hollywood executives. It is clear that good genes run in this family!

Doing her bit: After posing with her daughter, Reese also opened up about the abuse of women in Hollywood - revealing in her own speech that she was abused by a director at the age of just 16

In a recent interview, Reese opened up about the abuse of women in Hollywood and shared her own experience of being abused by a director at the tender age of 16. She expressed her solidarity with the other women who have come forward to reveal Harvey Weinstein’s abusive behavior and commended their bravery in speaking out. The Legally Blonde actress confessed that the revelations have brought back painful memories and made it difficult for her to sleep or communicate her feelings of anxiety and guilt for not speaking up earlier. Reese expressed her disgust at the director who assaulted her, as well as the agents and producers who made her feel powerless to speak out. Although she has had several experiences of harassment and sexual assault, Reese rarely talks about them.

In the past: She revealed she had been sexually abused by a director while underage, and was made to feel like she could not speak out about the incident (pictured in Cruel Intentions in 1999)

Previously, the actress had disclosed that she was a victim of sexual abuse by a director when she was underage. She was scared to speak out about the incident and suffered in silence. However, the recent outpouring of support from fellow actresses who have come forward about Harvey Weinstein has given her the courage to speak up about her own experiences. The brave women who have shared their stories have inspired her to speak up and “speak up loudly.” In fact, she’s never felt more empowered and less alone in her career than she does now. Reese Witherspoon attended the event wearing a chic black dress that accentuated her waist, and was accompanied by her daughter Ava Philippe, who looks just like her.

Supported: However, she went on to state she had felt more empowered than ever this week by the 'brave' actresses who have come forward about Weinstein - and felt inspired to speak out about her own experiences - pictured with Nina Garcia (L) and Storm Reid (R)

Supported: However, she went on to state she had felt more empowered than ever this week by the 'brave' actresses who have come forward about Weinstein - and felt inspired to speak out about her own experiences - pictured with Nina Garcia (L) and Storm Reid (R)

Despite her previous reservations, the individual expressed feeling a newfound sense of empowerment after witnessing the bravery of actresses who have shared their experiences with Weinstein. This compelling display of courage has inspired her to speak out about her own personal encounters. A photo depicts her alongside Nina Garcia and Storm Reid.

Optimistic: She added: 'After hearing all the stories these past few days and hearing these brave women speak up tonight about things we're told to sweep under the rug, it's made me want to speak up and speak up loudly' (pictured with Hong Chau)

Positive: The actress from Legally Blonde was inspired by the brave women who shared their stories during the event and stated that it made her want to speak up loudly. She wore a simple yet elegant black dress that matched her black heels. Her 18-year-old daughter, whose father is actor Ryan Phillippe, looked stunning in a sophisticated patterned dress with chunky velvet platforms. Supermodel Cindy Crawford followed suit with a form-fitting black midi dress that featured a statement white ruffled sleeve on one side. She paired it with black heeled sandals and a coordinating black clutch bag, showcasing her impressive model frame.

Matching: She added height to her already statuesque figure with black heeled sandals, and tied her look together with a co-ordinating black clutch bag

In her black heeled sandals, Cindy added to her already tall and striking figure. She completed her look with a matching black clutch bag, chandelier earrings, and a diamond bracelet. As always, she exuded glamour as she posed confidently on the red carpet with her tousled waves. Meanwhile, Margot Robbie went for a more daring choice with a backless dress that featured a deep neckline and open sides, highlighting her slim waist and stunning figure. To add a trendy touch, she wore mismatched black heels with a diamante strap on one shoe. The 27-year-old Australian actress definitely made a dramatic statement in her outfit choice.

Radiant: Robbie's blonde blunt cut bob was styled into loose waves, and she added a soft pink lip and a slick of liquid eyeliner in glamorous finishing touches, as she listened intently to the event's proceedings once inside

Robbie looked stunning with her blonde bob cut, which was styled into gentle waves. She completed her look with a subtle pink lip and liquid eyeliner, adding a touch of glamour to the overall appearance. Once inside the event, she paid close attention to the proceedings.

Can't believe it: Margot could not stop beaming as she accepted her award from Jay Hernandez onstage

Margot was overjoyed as she received her accolade from Jay Hernandez, expressing disbelief. Robbie, who sported a blonde bob with loose waves, added a touch of glamour to her look with a soft pink lip and sleek liquid eyeliner. Kristen Stewart, on the other hand, made a bold statement on the red carpet with her orange and brown floral suit paired with a black lace bra. Her daring outfit featured mesh panels on the shoulders and back, revealing her mostly bare frame underneath. Despite the revealing nature of her attire, the skinny trousers highlighted her toned stomach and figure, rising to a high waist. To complete her vibrant look, the Twilight star wore barely-there black heels that coordinated with her sexy lingerie, adorned with delicate lace and straps beneath the bust. All eyes were on her striking appearance.

Eclectic: Kristen Stewart arrived next - packing more of a punch on the carpet in a bold orange and brown floral suit, layered atop a black lace bra

Eclectic: Kristen Stewart arrived next - packing more of a punch on the carpet in a bold orange and brown floral suit, layered atop a black lace bra

Kristen Stewart made a statement on the red carpet with her eclectic fashion choice. She showed up wearing a vibrant orange and brown floral suit paired with a black lace bra underneath. The jacket had daring mesh panels on the shoulders and back, giving a glimpse of her scantily clad body beneath. The slim fit trousers hugged her toned stomach and complemented her trim physique. Overall, Stewart’s outfit was bold and daring, perfect for her unique style.

Stealing the show: The Twilight star, 27, kept all eyes on her vibrant look with barely-there black heels, which co-ordinated her sexy lingerie, lined with delicate lace and straps beneath the bust

Stealing the show: The Twilight star, 27, kept all eyes on her vibrant look with barely-there black heels, which co-ordinated her sexy lingerie, lined with delicate lace and straps beneath the bust

Differentiating herself from the masses, Stewart opted for a buzz cut hairstyle that was disheveled, while accentuating her eyes with thick black kohl and a touch of blush and light pink lipstick.

Doing her bit: Kristen also gave an empowering speech at the bash as she presenter Riley Keough with her award

Kristen delivered an empowering speech at the party and presented Riley Keough with her award. Her buzz cut was sleeked away from her face, and she added heavy black kohl to line her eyes before finishing up with a hint of blush and pale pink lip color to add a feminine touch. Jessica Chastain made a bold yet sophisticated statement with a combination of a bright red PVC skirt and a crisp white skirt. The actress accessorized with simple heeled sandals featuring ankle bows, keeping all attention on her full A-line skirt, which gave her a stylish retro look. Flaunting her natural beauty, the Zero Dark Thirty star slicked her famous red hair aside and wore a soft metallic eye with natural face makeup, showcasing her radiant complexion as she beamed on the carpet.

Nice to PVC you: Jessica Chastain certainly turned heads in a sexy but sophisticated look, which teamed a crisp white skirt with a bright red PVC skirt 

It was quite the sight when Jessica Chastain made an appearance in a stunning outfit that showcased both sexiness and sophistication. Her ensemble consisted of a pristine white skirt paired with a vibrant red PVC skirt, certainly catching everyone’s attention.

Chic: The flame-haired actress, 40, was stylishly retro in the full A-line skirt, which she kept all attention firmly on by accessorising with simple heeled sandals, adorned with bows at the ankle

Glowing: Proving her natural beauty, the Zero Dark Thirty star slicked her famous red hair away from her face, and opted for a soft metallic eye and natural face make-up - to showcase her radiant complexion as she beamed on the carpet

Chic: The red-headed female artist, aged 40, looked fashionable with a vintage touch in her full A-line skirt. She added a hint of elegance to her outfit by pairing it with simple heeled sandals that had bow details at the ankle, drawing all the attention to her attire.

Proud: Honoree Jessica accepted an award from Aaron Sorkin onstage

Filled with pride, Jessica graciously received an esteemed award presented by Aaron Sorkin on the stage.

Delighted: Jessica could not contain her joy as she gave her acceptance speech

Delighted: Jessica could not contain her joy as she gave her acceptance speech

Overjoyed: Jessica was filled with happiness and it showed in her acceptance speech.
The glam factor was on point! Ashley Greene from Twilight chose an all-white outfit (L) while Nina Dobrev, 28, from Vampire Diaries looked stunning in a lovely blue floral dress with a ruffled skirt (centre).

Stylish couple: Dobrev's Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder arrived with wife Nikki Reed on his arm looking busty in a full length dress with a skimpy bra-style bodice

Stylish couple: Dobrev's Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder arrived with wife Nikki Reed on his arm looking busty in a full length dress with a skimpy bra-style bodice

The event was graced by some of Hollywood’s most stylish couples. Nina Dobrev, 28, looked stunning in a blue floral full-length dress with a layered ruffled skirt and a low-cut neckline. Her Vampire Diaries co-star, Ian Somerhalder, 38, accompanied by his wife Nikki Reed, 29, who was clad in a full length dress with a skimpy bra-style bodice, looked equally charming. Ashley Greene, 30, arrived in an all-white ensemble featuring a loose spaghetti strap top, flared trousers, and metallic silver heels. Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, 36, flaunted her model status by donning a skintight embellished jumpsuit, with sheer panel at the neck and flared trousers, which accentuated her figure.

Icons: Catwalk stunners Ambrosio and Crawford posed for pictures together at the event held at the Four Seasons Hotel

Models Ambrosio and Crawford strutted their stuff on the catwalk together before posing for pictures at the Four Seasons Hotel event. Actress Laura Dern caught everyone’s attention in a mint green dress adorned with sequins from top to bottom, giving her a standout appearance among the attendees. The stunning dress featured a plunging neckline and short sleeves, falling elegantly to her knees. Dern complemented the frock perfectly with vibrant orange heels and loose waves of dark blond hair. To complete the chic look, she wore dark pink lipstick, tying the attire together seamlessly. The Big Little Lies actress arrived at the event accompanied by her mother, Diane Ladd, who is also an actress and 81 years old. Dern’s 16-year-old son, Ellery Harper, and 12-year-old daughter, Jaya, were also in attendance.

Making them green with envy: Actress Laura Dern turned heads next in a plunging mint green dress, which stood out from the crowds with its all-over sequin embellishment

Making them green with envy: Actress Laura Dern turned heads next in a plunging mint green dress, which stood out from the crowds with its all-over sequin embellishment

Actress Laura Dern caused quite a stir with her glamorous appearance in a stunning mint green dress adorned with sequins. The plunging neckline and intricate embellishments made her the center of attention, leaving others envious of her fashion sense.

Two generations of women in Hollywood: She perfectly clashed the frock with bright orange heels as she posed with her actress mother Diane Ladd, 81

In Hollywood, two generations of women were seen together. The daughter was able to flawlessly match her dress with bright orange heels while taking a photo with her mother, who is an 81-year-old actress named Diane Ladd.

Family affair: The Big Little Lies star arrived with her actress mother Diane Ladd, 81, as well as her son Ellery Harper, 16, and daughter Jaya, 12 

The star-studded event was a family get-together for several celebrities. The Big Little Lies actress arrived with her mother, Diane Ladd, who is also an actress and 81 years of age. Her children, Ellery Harper (16) and Jaya (12), were also present. Another notable guest was actress Riley Keough (28), who attended the event along with her mother, Lisa Marie Presley (49). The granddaughter of Elvis Presley wore a beige blouse with wide sleeves and paired it with a green floral skirt, belted around the waist. Her mother looked equally stunning in a bardot LBD. The young actress added yellow and white heels to complete her chic look and adorned her curly hair with a velvet bow of matching green color. Lisa Marie’s twin daughters, Finley and Harper (9), from her marriage to musician Michael Lockwood, also stole the limelight in their ballerina-inspired dresses.

Famous offspring: The event was also a family affair for actress Riley Keough, 28, who was accompanied by mother Lisa Marie Presley, 49, in a black off-the-shoulder number

Well-known descendants: The occasion was a family gathering for actress Riley Keough, 28. She was joined by her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, 49, wearing a lovely black off-the-shoulder outfit.

Green dream: Elvis Presley's granddaughter slipped into a wide-sleeved beige blouse paired with a green floral skirt, which belted at the waist

Tying together: The young brunette made her look even more chic with bold yellow and white heels, and added a pretty velvet bow of matching green to her tumbling curled hair

In pursuit of an eco-friendly lifestyle, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley donned a loose-fitting beige blouse with billowing sleeves, complemented by a green floral skirt that was cinched at the waist with a belt.

Three generations: Joining the duo were Lisa Marie's nine-year-old twin daughters Finley and Harper, from her marriage to musician Michael Lockwood - who beamed in their sweet ballerina-inspired dresses

Lisa Marie was accompanied by her two daughters, Finley and Harper, who looked adorable in their ballerina-inspired dresses. Vanessa Hudgens, known for her role in High School Musical, was in attendance wearing a beautiful pale blue dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline and matching skirt. Her hair was styled in tousled waves and she sported a playful turquoise eyeshadow. She arrived with Julianne Hough, her co-star from Grease Live, who wore a stunning strapless white beaded gown with a semi-sheer tulle skirt. Julianne completed the look with a chic up-do and metallic gold sandals, highlighting her show-stopping gown and radiant skin.

Bright: The 28-year-old styled her hair into tousled waves, and opted for a bright turquoise eyeshadow look to make her look more playful (L) as she arrived beside Grease co-star Julianne Hough (R)

Natural beauty: Sweeping her hair into a chic up-do and adding metallic gold sandals, the professional dancer drew attention to her show-stopping frock and glowing skin as she beamed for cameras

Bright: Upon her arrival beside Grease co-star Julianne Hough, the 28-year-old Bright styled her hair into tousled waves and donned a bold turquoise eyeshadow for a playful look. In contrast, Busy Phillips opted for a unique outfit consisting of semi-sheer black long-sleeved top layered beneath sleek black leather dungarees with flared legs. She carried a pink purse and styled her blonde hair away from her face, allowing loose tendrils to frame either side. Meanwhile, actress and model Jamie King made a statement in a black ballerina-style ensemble that included a simple black bodysuit and an entire tulle skirt.

Dancing queen! Meanwhile actress and model Jamie King, 38, went all out in a black ballerina-style number - featuring a simple black bodysuit as well as a full tulle skirt

Dancing queen! Meanwhile actress and model Jamie King, 38, went all out in a black ballerina-style number - featuring a simple black bodysuit as well as a full tulle skirt

Look at the dancing queen! Jamie King, a talented actress and model at 38, went above and beyond with her outfit choice. She rocked a stunning black ballerina-style dress that included a sleek black bodysuit and a full tulle skirt.

Posing: King wore her blonde hair in soft ringlets and was made up with rosy blush and coral lip color

In the photos, King can be seen sporting gentle ringlets in her blonde hair and a natural makeup look featuring rosy blush and coral lip color. Meanwhile, Juliette Lewis made a statement in a flamboyant, multi-layered one-shouldered dress at the event. The actress, who is known for her quirky fashion choices, paired the garish red and gold metallic dress with a simple gold necklace and a top knot hairstyle. Despite wearing black heels, she added a touch of her trademark bold style by selecting ones with snakeskin on the heels. Lewis posed playfully for the cameras, turning heads with her unique fashion sense.

Goofing around: Juliette Lewis certainly turned heads in a fussy layered one-shouldered number, as she posed playfully for cameras at the bash

Quirky: The Natural Born Killers star, 44, wore her brunette hair in a top knot and  added black heels with snakeskin patterned heels to go with her asymmetrical number

Having some fun: Juliette Lewis definitely caught attention with her fancy one-shouldered dress layered with frills, while she posed in a playful manner for the photographers at the party.

Say cheese! Juliette happily posed with Vanessa and Julianne at the bash

The party was filled with smiling faces as Juliette posed alongside Vanessa and Julianne. Fashion-forward Cara Santana, aged 33, turned heads in her lovely dusky pink dress with intricate embellishments and a high-neck design. Actress Annabelle Wallis, aged 33, shone in a glittering full-length dress that blended red and silver hues together. Meanwhile, Lake Bell, aged 38, looked stunning in a long-sleeved red dress with a sweetheart neckline. The event also saw the presence of Grey’s Anatomy showrunner, Shonda Rhimes, aged 47, who chose a dark pink dress with an elegant black lace patterned overlay, complemented by sparkly gray pumps. Comedian Niecy Nash, aged 47, rocked her unique style with a semi-sheer sage green jumpsuit featuring long sleeves and a daring neckline. Say cheese! Everyone seemed to be having a great time at the bash.

Low key: Fashionista Cara Santana, 33, chose a dusky pink embellished frock with a high neck while Annabelle Wallis, 33, (R) rocked a glittery red and silver full-length dress

Shiny look: Actress Annabelle Wallis, 33, rocked a glittery red and silver full-length dress

In a low-key vibe, Cara Santana, a 33-year-old fashion lover, donned a beautiful dusky pink dress with embellishments and a high neck. Meanwhile, Annabelle Wallis, who’s also 33, shone in a glittery red and silver full-length dress. Some of the VIPs who attended the event were Lake Bell, a 38-year-old actress who looked stunning in her long-sleeved red dress, Niecy Nash, a 47-year-old who sported a trendy sage green jumpsuit, and Shonda Rhimes, a 47-year-old Grey’s Anatomy showrunner, who opted for a dark pink dress with black lace overlay. They all posed for the cameras and rocked their fashionable outfits with grace.

Say cheese: Nash, Witherspoon and Chastain made for an intriguing trio

Cheese! Nash, Witherspoon, and Chastain make for a captivating trio.

Influential figures Ava DuVernay and Kathleen Kennedy were among the speakers at the festive event.

Say cheese! Lake and Busy later beamed for cameras with Cobie Smulders (centre) in a bold pearl jacket 

“Cheese!” exclaimed Lake and Busy as they posed for photographs with Cobie Smulders, who was sporting a striking pearl jacket at the center of attention.

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