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Anita Hill will be launching a new app with the Hollywood Commission next year, targeting the industry’s serial abusers.
“All of the practices in the world are not going to work unless people trust them. So we’ve got to build a values-based system and, perhaps most importantly of all, we have to ensure accountability,” Hill said during her keynote address at TheWrap’s Power Women Summit. “We can be better in the entertainment industry. But to do that we have to make changes.”
The app will identify potential repeat offenders in the industry by allowing people to submit complaints of sexual harassment, abuse, or other forms of misconduct. Users will be able to submit the complaints anonymously at first.
“When a complaint about the same person comes into the system, [the complainant] will be notified. That way we can offer individuals a chance to come forward with the support and knowing that someone else has experienced the same problem,” Hill said, according to the publication.
Despite the app’s imminent launch, Hill says the launch is just the tip of the iceberg and says that change needs to come from within Hollywood.
“We know that in order for change to be real, to be effective, it has to include everyone,” Hill said. “We know that diversity and inclusion cannot be seen as an add-on. It has to be integral to every part of the way we conduct business and the way we lead.”
Watch Hill announce the app’s launch below.