Amanda de Cadenet says moment may have passed for music industry's 'MeToo' reckoning

Amanda De Cadanet poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 20th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. The event celebrated the 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Amanda de Cadenet thinks the moment may have passed for a 'Me Too' movement in the music industry. (AP Photo)

Amanda de Cadenet says she doesn't think people in the music industry are behaving any differently since the MeToo movement, and she's not sure the business will ever have its 'reckoning'.

The activist and broadcaster told Kate Thornton on White Wine Question Time she was still close to the industry, being married to The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi.

She was also previously married to Duran Duran's John Taylor, when she was 19 and he was 29, and has a daughter with him.

De Cadenet, who found fame as a teenager in the 90s when she hosted Channel 4's late-night show The Word, said: "I think people [in the music industry] are aware that they have to behave differently.

"Whether people are actually behaving differently, I'm not quite sure. And I think that the music industry has not had its its reckoning, and I don't know that it will, because I feel like that moment may have passed."

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The MeToo movement was founded in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke but leapt to prominence in 2017 when a wave of women sharing their experiences on social media led to many high profile and long-term sexual assault cases being revealed.

De Cadenet added: "When I look at the music industry across the board, I think, there's a lot of bad behaviour that's still going on. And what's going to happen about it? Probably not a lot."

She also said there was a need to build more self-esteem in girls too, and addressed the fact that her first marriage was to a musician ten years older than her when she was a teenager.

British actress and photographer Amanda de Cadenet attends the opening of Nicky Clarke's new hairdressing salon, 11th December 1991. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Amanda de Cadenet pregnant in 1991. (Getty Images)

When she was 19 and pregnant with his child, de Cadenet and Taylor moved to LA, where she has lived ever since.

"Whilst underage girls want to have sex with rock stars, that is still going to happen," she said. "It's not just about the men, it's also about how do we build self esteem in our young girls, and teach them that that isn't going to actually build their self esteem in some way?"

Listen to the full episode to hear Amanda talk about building her own path throughout her career, how she got the job presenting on The Word and her most important conversations

The 50-year-old told Thornton she was 'grateful' for her marriage with Taylor, calling him 'a really wonderful man and husband and a great co-parent'.

She said: "I understand it, and I think that maybe we look back at things through a different lens today, and maybe look at things differently."

The pair have a daughter, Atlanta, together who is now 30. She also has 15-year-old twins with her husband Valensi, and discussed in the podcast how she has been a mother for most of her adult life.

De Cadenet said seeing her teenage daughter go out to concerts on her own because she loves music so much, and seeing a lot of the younger fans at The Strokes gigs, made her want to put together an initiative for 'safe spaces' for young women and girls at gigs.

John Taylor (duran duran) and wife Amanda De Cadenet (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Amanda De Cadenet with Duran Duran's John Taylor (WireImage)

She said teenagers at concerts and festivals who were drinking or 'ingesting whatever, checking it out' should have a safe space if they felt they had taken too much or didn't feel right.

"Let's have a safe space," she said, "where they can go at that festival and feel like they're in a safe space, where they're not going to get taken advantage of, they're not going to get mistreated or whatever."

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