Kelly Bachman, 27, knew she had to speak up. She went onstage with her heart pounding.
“I’m a comic,” she said to open up her routine. “It’s our job to name the elephant in the room. Does anybody know what that is?”
A few nodded in affirmation, while most of the crowd was dead silent.
“It’s a Freddy Krueger in the room, if you will,” she said. “I didn’t know we had to bring our own mace and rape whistles.” At that point, a handful of people in the back of the room started booing her. One yelled, “Shut up!”
But Bachman didn’t need to say more for the crowd to notice who she was talking about: Sitting in a green velvet booth was Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of sexually abusing or harassing more than 80 women.
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