MONAGHAN ACTRESS WHO HELPED INSPIRE #METOO MOVEMENT HONOURED BY MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

12 March 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Maynooth University has awarded the Co Monaghanborn actess Laura Madden the President’s Medal at a special event to mark International Women’s Day.

President of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan, paid tribute to Ms Madden for bravely coming forward to speak of her personal trauma despite the threat of retribution.

Ms Madden was one of the first women to speak on the record to New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey about the sexual predation of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The bravery of the women who told their stories triggered an avalanche of public testimonies under the hashtag #MeToo, spawning a wider global movement.

Accepting the President’s Medal, Ms Madden said: “I am so honoured to be invited to Maynooth University to receive this award. It’s been an immensely difficult journey over the years and to finally…

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