Dolly Parton sister is ashamed Dolly hasn't spoken up on sexual abuse -
Dolly Parton photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dolly Parton photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dolly Parton sister is ashamed Dolly hasn’t spoken up on sexual abuse

by on March 5, 2019

in News

Stella Parton has criticised her sister Dolly for not speaking out against sexual misconduct in the music industry.

The #MeToo movement gained traction in Hollywood as power players such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey were accused of sexual assault. However, Stella believes while it is also problem in the music industry there aren’t as many people willing to be open about such behaviour.

“I think my sister should speak out more,” Stella said in an appearance on podcast Our Stories for Countryline. “I honestly call her out. She should speak out more.”

Stella was also critical of women who have “gone through all kinds of abuse in this industry” but refuse to go public.

“I’m ashamed of them for not speaking out, and I’m ashamed of my sister for keeping her mouth shut,” she continued. “She can run it all day long when it’s about something else. Well speak up against injustice.”

Following the interview, Stella explained on Twitter it wasn’t an “easy decision” to publicly criticise Dolly, one of her 12 siblings.

“I kept quiet for a very long time. Partially because of my sister, I did not speak up, so I would not be a distraction to her career,” she explained. “I have decided not to be quiet any longer!”

Meanwhile in a recent interview with The Guardian, Dolly disagreed with her 9-5 co-star Jane Fonda’s belief that workplace harassment is worse today than it was in the ’80s.

“I’m pretty sure it’s always been bad. It’s just that with the #MeToo movement women are bolder to speak out against it,” she insisted. And the 73-year-old added that she had no interest in advocating for #MeToo or identifying as a feminist.

“I mean, I must be if being a feminist means I’m all for women, yes. But I don’t feel I have to march, hold up a sign or label myself. I think the way I have conducted my life and my business and myself speaks for itself,” she said.

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

Mick Jagger, photo by Ros O'Gorman, the rolling stones, melbourne 2014
Mick Jagger is back in training for tour after heart surgery

Mick Jagger is back in training ahead of his return to the stage with the Rolling Stones following his recent heart operation.

3 days ago
Tim Rogers at Noise11
Memo Music Hall to Host a Complete Performance of The Who’s ‘Tommy’

The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy will be performed at Memo Music Hall in its entirety in June.

5 days ago
Doris Day
Screen and Music Legend Doris Day Dies at age 97

Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, has died at the age of 97.

5 days ago
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Mick Jagger given all-clear after Heart Operation

Mick Jagger has reportedly been given the all-clear by doctors following his emergency heart operation.

6 days ago
Peter Asher, music news,
David Roy Williams scores legends Peter Asher and Albert Lee to tour Australia

Promoter David Roy Williams, who toured Albert Lee in Australia in 2018, will bring him back for 2019 with the legendary Peter Asher.

May 8, 2019
Cher, Image, Rod Laver, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Cher throws a star studded party

Cher got the party started at the 2019 Met Gala on Monday by delivering a surprise performance for the A-list guests.

May 8, 2019
Neil Diamond, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Neil Diamond gets the crowd singing in a Brooklyn restaurant

Neil Diamond had diners at a Brooklyn restaurant singing along to one of his biggest hits ‘Sweet Caroline’ this week.

May 7, 2019