Actress and activist Alyssa Milano responded to the news that executive CBS overturned Les Moonves had begun an attempt to return to Hollywood with a new company by appealing to others in the industry to protect the women around them .

"That is going to happen, and we can not expect that not ", said Milano to reporters at the Television Critics Association press conference on Sunday." We can not put all these men on an island and say, "Uh, they'll get it out, let them eat themselves."

The key, said Milano, is to implement systemic protections for women that do not allow perpetrators to remain irresponsible to bad behavior.

"They are going to get a job again," she said. "So I think it's our responsibility to find out what that re-entry in the workplace looks like, and how women feel comfortable in that space." What we can do is set policies so that women – and men – feel safe around Les Moonves. "

Milano was an outspoken leader in the Hollywood # MeToo movement, up to and including the deposition of Moonves as head of the CBS, during a large number of allegations of sexual misconduct last fall. The movement has allowed a number of accused abusers to lose their jobs, but a few, including Moonves and comedian Louis C.K., have already begun to try to revive their careers.

But Milano, and the other actresses and directors who appeared next to her on a panel to discuss women at the helm of films and series for Lifetime, said they did not allow Hollywood to go back to a point where people look the other way from offensive. or intimidating behavior.

"I do not think we can go back," said Erika Christensen, "Jane Green's To Have and To Hold" star.

"I will not allow anyone to go back," added Milano.

"Keeping people accountable … that can also be contractual," she said. "If you finance Les Moonves, or plan to work with him, you must have a contract that is in good condition and allows for a full process … There are many things that can be implemented."

Monika Mitchell, who directed Christensen in "To Have and To Hold", warned not to underestimate the collective appeal of women to decision-making positions in the sector.

"What I've felt much stronger since 2016 is the ability to say" I will not work with that person, "Mitchell said. "I think if we went with z & # 39; n tens," I will not work with that person ", it really means something now. & # 39;

"I think there is a statement that everyone is aware of, we say we will not take this anymore," said actress Tiffany Hines, who shines in Lifetime's "Pride & Prejudice in Atlanta."

The women all agreed, the #MeToo movement is there to stay and the lasting effects on the industry will undoubtedly be felt in the future.

"I always joke that when animals are on the set, the Humane Society is everywhere and yet women are made to become completely naked with nowhere a protection mechanism," said Milano. "I think that will change everything completely."