Actresses call for crackdown on bad behaviour

Stars including Keira Knightley and Ruth Wilson have signed an open letter calling on firms to support a crackdown on bullying and sexual harassment.

The letter urges, external creative organisations to help fund a new watchdog, the Creative Industry Independent Standards Authority (Ciisa), which will investigate complaints in the music, film, theatre and TV industries.

“Bullying and harassment claims in the industry continue abound,” the letter said.

It added that the new body is “very necessary” to help to drive change.Actresses Cara Delevingne, Carey Mulligan, Rebecca Ferguson, Naomie Harris and Emerald Fennell have also put their name to the letter.
Male actors and performers including Guy Remmers, Jonny Sweet, Joshua McGuire and Rob Cawsey have also signed.

The BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and Viacom already made an initial payment to support Ciisa.