Push is on to raise sexual misconduct awareness at Grammys

By The Canadian Press
January 24, 2018 - 11:15pm

NEW YORK — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement on its biggest night.

Key executives have called on artists and employees alike to wear a white rose on Sunday in support of Time's Up as the Grammys celebrate its 60th anniversary in New York City.

Among those artists who have already confirmed they will wear the rose on Sunday include Dua Lipa and Halsey, who read an emotional poem detailing sexual abuse at a Women's March rally a few days ago.

Meg Harkins, senior vice-president of marketing at Roc Nation, says the rose will be more than just a symbol. They are urging people to donate to the Time's Up legal defence fund and hope this is just a start to fighting the problem in the music industry.

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Associated Press

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