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Netflix Introduces New Rules to Avoid Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

LOS GATOS, Ca. -- 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.

"You mustn't ask for someone's number unless they have given permission for it to be distributed. And if you see any unwanted behavior, report it immediately.

"It has sparked jokes," they added, "with people looking at each other, counting to five, then diverting their eyes."

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Netflix declined to confirm or deny the report but told The Independent in a statement: "We're proud of the anti-harassment training we offer to our productions. We want every Netflix production to be a safe and respectful working environment. We believe the resources we offer empower people on our sets to speak up, and shouldn't be trivialized."


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