“I would like to question the legitimacy of agreements where power inequality is so high and depends on money rather than morality,” she says. “I want other women who have been sidelined and not have their own story or trauma to be able to talk about what they have been through. I want them to see that the sky does not fall into the sky. “For example, if a therapist breaks the agreement, I would be held responsible for their disclosure. There were guns that were shown from every angle,” said Perkins, who has since successfully rebuilt her career as a successful associate producer. However, it also accepts that the challenge to the perceived power of such agreements may take some time for those who have signed them and says that many people have been afraid to testify even in Parliament. “Even for the commission`s investigation, people were too afraid to speak, some provided anonymous evidence. Many still stick to this argument. People are still scared. That is completely untrue. How has this agreement impacted your life beyond the devastating effects of the NDA on your career? MEPs said there were serious concerns about the scope of some NOAs. Under the terms of his NDA, Perkins said he was prohibited from discussing anything with “any doctor, legal representative, country income, accountant, financial advisor” unless they signed confidentiality agreements.
Perkins said his former colleague did not feel able to discuss the rape with a trauma consultant because of the terms of the confidentiality agreement. Last October, Zelda Perkins made the difficult decision to break a confidentiality agreement she had signed with the now disgraced film mogul to find out how he had cracked down on alleged victims of harassment through legal contracts. Now, 10 months later, Perkins is waging a campaign calling for a ban on the use of confidentiality agreements (NOA) to cover up crimes in the workplace, including sexual misconduct and racism. Zelda Perkins told members of the Women`s and Women`s Committee that she resigned after Weinstein “sexually assaulted one of my colleagues and tried to rape him,” but then had to sign a wide-scale agreement requiring her to make her “best efforts” to limit what she said in every criminal case against Weinstein. In the event that their evidence is required, “you make every reasonable effort to limit the scope of disclosure as much as possible,” the agreement states, adding that it will “provide appropriate support” to Miramax “if it chooses to challenge such a process.” She says the lawyers told her that the only option was a compensation agreement. “I was very angry because the whole problem was that we had to stop him by unmasking his behavior. I was warned that he and his lawyers would try to destroy my credibility by going to court. They told me he was going to try to destroy me and my family. “Negotiations with Allen and Overy have taken a heavy emotional toll,” she says. As part of the agreement, she had to tell Allen-Overy about each person she had shared her story with in order to get it in her contract. “If I had contacted people at my legal representatives, they would not be able to withhold this information.
Everything had to be disclosed. In her testimony in March, prior to a parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace, Perkins described aspects of her wide-reaching agreement with Weinstein, including the provision that she used her “best efforts” to limit what she said to criminal proceedings against the film director, who has been accused by dozens of women of numerous incidents of sexual misconduct. , from harassment to rape. Perkins, who now works for the theatre production company Robert Fox, is aware that breach of contract is risky, but says she is ready to take a stand.