Netflix is cracking down on #MeToo problems with ‘five-second rule’ for film crews

Netflix is cracking down on #MeToo problems with ‘five-second rule’ for film crews
Kevin Spacey (Image: YouTube screen grab via TODAY)

[Ed. – And no, it’s not about picking food up off the floor and eating it.]

Netflix has introduced new anti-harassment training in the wake of the #metoo movement that rocked Hollywood and seriously disrupted production on its House of Cards show.

New rules imposed on set reportedly include no looking at anyone for longer than five seconds, no lingering hugs, no flirting and no asking for a colleague’s phone number.

“Everyone was spoken to about #MeToo,” an on-set runner currently working on the new season of Black Mirror told The Sun.

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“Senior staff went to a harassment meeting to learn what is and isn’t appropriate. Looking at anyone longer than five seconds is considered creepy. …”

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