Vladimir Putin has spoken against the #MeToo movement, suggesting that it’s a conspiracy made by the media. Putin questioned why women remembered to come out with the allegations after decades, and each allegation should be presented to the court rather than to the media.
In a four-and-a-half hour show called Direct Line with Vladimir Putin he told the reporters that “Certain people or certain organisations that specialise in protecting the rights of women are currently developing an entire process in several western countries, in Hollywood, raising problems that are 10, 20, or 30 years old”.
He claimed that the governments need to support the interests of all citizens without regard to religion, gender, race, and he also asked why the movement didn’t start 10 years ago during these accidents.
Putin claimed to know nothing after he was asked about several accusations Putin was asked directly about several accusations of sexual harassment made against Leonid Slutsky, a Russian lawmaker who has been accused of attempting to kiss and grope young female journalists in the Russian Duma and at television studios. Slutsky was cleared by an ethics committee in Russia’s parliament earlier this year.