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Red carpet dressed in black as Golden Globes unite against sexual misconduct

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By Mark Armstrong
Hollywood in black as industry unites against sexual misconduct
Hollywood in black as industry unites against sexual misconduct

Female stars made a collective effort to turn the red carpet black at the 75th Golden Globes in Hollywood. The dominance of black was a measure of the strength of support for the Time's Up, standing in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment.

Many of the men also wore black pin badges in support of the movement.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith star in the Netflix series The Crown.

"It is a statement and a stand in solidarity with lots of women around the world," said Foy. "Most women, half of the human race, have been subjected to sexual harassment or violence or abuse in any way at all. So it is not a fashion statement, it is a solidarity statement."

"We are united, you know? And it is a good thing," added Smith.

In the week leading up to the ceremony more than 300 Hollywood figures including actors, directors and writers, launched the Time's Up campaign to address the problem of workplace sexual misconduct. The issue shot to prominence after a series of allegations against high-profile players in the industry were made in 2017.