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Speaking Out

October 18, 1987|Christine Ziaya

Although actresses like Delta Burke and Morgan Fairchild spoke frankly (without naming names, though) about the Hollywood casting couch on "60 Minutes" last Sunday, their call for other actors to come forward apparently didn't inspire: Representatives for SAG and AFTRA said that not a single complaint was lodged in the three days following the show.

SAG gets fewer than 20 such complaints a year and AFTRA logged only five in all of 1986, said spokespersons.

"60 Minutes" producer Grace Deikhaus said through a CBS spokesman: "It was very difficult finding people who would go on the record. We spoke to a lot of people and few were willing to come forward on camera."

Burke, starring on "Designing Women," told us she was "scared and nervous" about speaking out but felt she had to. "People shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. The pain and agony of going through something like that--it's humiliating."

She's "gotten very positive feedback" from her appearance, "and the crew members on the show--mainly men--told me I was brave and courageous."

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