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| November 30, 2012 | Parties

The Party The Rape Foundation Annual Brunch, honoring founding board member and television producer Norman Lear and hosted by Viola Davis, on the sprawling grounds of Greenacres, Ron Burkle’s Beverly Hills home The Players Gail Abarbanel, John Varvatos, Sophia Bush, Jayma Mays, Jason Ritter, Linda Thompson, Gloria Allred The Highlights “This incredible home is a gift from Ron Burkle,” said David Schwimmer to the crowd of nearly 800 attendees, before introducing Davis. Without skipping a beat, he added, “Now, I don’t think we can keep it.” Before survivors shared personal stories, Davis encouraged guests to speak out and break the pattern of assault: “The cycle is bred by silence and a culture that encourages us to get over it.” Photography by Charley Gallay and Michael Buckner/Getty Images


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