Oprah makes rousing speech

Oprah makes rousing speech

Oprah makes rousing speech

By / Life Styles / Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:59

As Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the  Cecil B. DeMille award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards , she called for — in a powerful acceptance speech — a world free of sexual abusers where nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.

Winfrey’s inspirational and moving speech, which drew a standing ovation from the Who’s Who of Hollywood, saw her talk about people speaking out the truth and fighting for justice.

“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories,” she said in reference to the slew of sexual abuse allegations against men in and outside Hollywood.

Stressing that it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry, Winfrey, 63, said: “It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.

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