Mariska Hargitay joined the full day of speakers for Tribeca Talks. When she asked how the crowd felt about the Bill Cosby guilty verdict, the crowd cheered and Hargitay did a great fist pump.
“I am still trying to catch my breath that this moment is here and that is what we’re talking about," she said. Tribeca Film Festival partnered with TIMESUPNOW for a fundraiser for Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. Participants included Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal and long-time activist and founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke.
For TFF2017 Hargitay produced the film, "I Am Evidence" about the disgraceful number of abandoned rape kits sitting on dusty shelves throughout the nation.
Actresses-turned-activists who spoke included Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Lupita Nyong’o, Amber Tamblyn, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Sienna Miller, Jurnee Smolett Bell.