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Oprah Winfrey ensures a family atmosphere on set to avoid harrassment

Oprah Winfrey is meticulous about hiring the right crew to ensure a healthy environment on the set of her OWN show Queen Sugar.
The media mogul spoke at the season finale of the show’s second season in West Hollywood, California, and told reporters in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal that she keeps her sets free of trouble by being very choosy about who she hires.
“We don’t want any a**holes around us,” she insisted to People magazine, before giving an insight into her casting process. “First of all starting with all-female directors. Ava (DuVernay) casts from the spirit of the person and looks for skill and talent.”
“So we’re looking at those things and not just looking at who’s gonna be the star and take the lead but looking at how does it all integrate so that it can evolve into something bigger,” Oprah added.
The 63-year-old recently shared her thoughts on the “hideous” sexual misconduct allegations made against Weinstein in a Facebook post, revealing she had struggled “to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation.”
At the same event Queen Sugar collaborator and Selma director Ava added she is keen for the conversation to stay focused on helping the victims.
“I think we need to take the spotlight and turn it away from what these very foul, misguided, sexist, misogynistic, rapist, paedophiles have done and turn it to the people who have been harmed. And turn that pain to beauty,” Ava stressed to Entertainment Tonight. “I encourage, and bolster, and support women to find ways to turn that pain into beauty. I believe we will. We’ve always done that, so it’ll happen again.”
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women including Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie. The producer has unequivocally denied the allegations of non-consensual sex.

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