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ATLANTA, GA – JULY 11: Actress Regina Hall and Sheree Whitfield at “Girls Trip” Atlanta special screening at SCADshow on July 11, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

“Girls Trip” Actress Speaks Out About Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Actress Regina Hall said that she was shocked, but not surprised by the mushrooming scandal surrounding sex pest Harvey Weinstein and said she hopes the revelations would ultimately help empower women.

The actress said although she had thankfully never been a victim of Hollywood’s “casting couch” culture, she had friends who were and said it change was long overdue.

“It’s great that these issues are coming out and we’re addressing them and women are feeling empowered enough to come forward,” Hall told BOSSIP. “And no matter how powerful you are, you have to respect people.”

More than 30 women have accused the disgraced Hollywood mogul of preying on them over more than three decades. Weinstein has been fired from his production company and is reportedly in sex rehab.

Hall said that women’s voices haven’t always been heard and honored in America and beyond, and that more needed to be done to better balance the power dynamics in Hollywood.

“It’s always unfortunate,” Hall told us from Atlanta, where she is filming her new movie “The Hate You Give” with Amandla Steinberg. “And I think a lot of these things happen when there’s a lot of power, and hopefully we’re making strides to voice that it’s not proper and as people see the ramifications of what that is.”

Hall stars in this summer’s smash hit “Girls Trip” which lands on digital and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand October 17.

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