Candace Cameron Bure is joining those speaking out against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women in the industry.
Over the past few weeks, decades of sexual abuse allegations about Weinstein taking advantage of women in Hollywood surfaced in a series of exposes and social media messages. Weinstein, the producer known for the films "Gangs of New York" and "Pulp Fiction," was expelled by The Producers Guild of America on Monday.
After TMZ reported that Weinstein is in rehab seeking help for sex addiction, numerous people in and around Hollywood began speaking out against the producer. One of those people is "Fuller House" actress Bure who re-posted a message written by "Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik.
Bialik, starred in the 1990s sitcom "Blossom" when Bure's "Full House" sitcom was also rising in popularity on network television. The latter decided to publicly show support for her fellow 41-year-old actress who got her start in the inductry as a child.
In a blog about Weinstein's misconduct, Bialik wrote, "there is no excuse for abuse by men." She then questioned if some women's lifestyle choices could lead them into precarious situations in which they could be taken advantage of.
"And as many women speak up against harassment, I know that there are many who just accept it as the way to get to the top. I have friends who believe 'If this is the way to get ahead, why not do it," Bialik wrote. "And not to sound like a 1,000-year-old mom, but when I talk to women who participate in threesomes at the request of men or go to strip clubs when they really don't want to in the name of sexual liberation, I can't help but wonder if young women will fall into these situations and be abused more than those of us who were not raised to socialize in strip clubs and compete with a heteronormative patriarchal perception of sexual freedom."
Showing her agreement with Bialik's statement, Bure posted a message on Instagram saying, "Well written @missmayim! I'm in full agreement."
After Bialik shared similar sentiments in an editorial for The New York Times, she received some backlash. However, the actress cleared up any confusion about her statements by insisting that sexual assault victims are not to blame for their abuse.
"It has become clear to me that there are people that think I implied, or overtly stated, that you can be protected from assault from the clothing you wear," Bialik said in a Facebook live video with the NY Times. "That is absolutely not what my intention was and I think that it is safe for me to [say] ... there's no way to avoid being the victim of assault by what you wear or the way you behave."