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Lisa Vanderpump Weighs In on the #MeToo Movement

Lisa shared what she hopes comes out of the national conversation.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Lisa Vanderpump has never shied away from major social movements. In fact, she's led a couple of them, whether it's being an advocate for LGBTQ rights or fighting for the welfare of every dog — be it around the corner or across the globe. 

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The #MeToo movement is the latest to have the country talking, especially after actresses wore all black to the Golden Globes earlier this month to protest sexual harassment and assault in the industry. Lisa gave her feelings on the movement during a recent interview with Glamour. "I didn't really agree with the need for everybody to wear black to show solidarity. For me, there's got to be a little bit of a divide, an ability to say, 'OK, this is about entertainment. Let's drop it and enjoy the moment,'" she said. "I think the one good thing that's really going to come out of this is that women aren't going to be as afraid to speak up. Have I been sexually harassed? Of course. I think most women have at some point. It's just to what degree. I think we've got to judge each [accused person] individually."

Lisa's fellow The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, Kyle Richards, opened up to Jeff Lewis on his Radio Andy show about one uncomfortable encounter she experienced with a Hollywood producer during her acting career. "I met a producer at the Beverly Hills Hotel, at the Polo Lounge, and we were talking and I could tell that I am not here for the role that he's talking about. He was saying very perverted things and I left," she shared. "I felt uncomfortable and I didn't know what to do ... If someone said that to me now, I would be like, 'You're disgusting' and I would destroy them. But I was young and stupid." 

Lisa also noted to Glamour how The Real Housewives has helped many women, including herself, experience opportunities they might not have been able to otherwise. "Look what Kyle Richards is doing right now. She's producing her own TV show. Look at what Erika [Girardi]'s doing. She's 45 or 46 years old and doing what she wants to," Lisa said. "Look at me, going to Congress and speaking to the United Nations and building a brand. I think that's empowering for women." 

Watch Lisa open up about her passion for rescuing dogs, below.

Lisa Vanderpump Shares Why She Rescued Her Newest Dog, Binky
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