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100 Women 2015: US' Arquette slams Hollywood pay gap

US actor Patricia Arquette reveals what happened after she called for pay equality in her Oscar acceptance speech earlier this year.

When she looked at the data, she says: "It wasn't all about actresses - it actually also revealed that [in] other departments there was also great wage disparity - editors and sound mixers..." and so on but this is now changing.

"Now if women take action, the company has to prove that they were not discriminating against them" she says.

She tells the BBC's Sam Asi about what action is being taken.

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  • 24 Nov 2015
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