"There is something I wanted to talk about tonight, and that's the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal," Ellis Ross said. "First of all, let's start with the fact that it isn't a sex scandal. It isn't a Hollywood scandal. It isn't even a scandal. It is a systemic problem about the abuse of power that takes place across all industries and has enabled a culture of inequity to persist for far too long."
"Over the past few months, countless brave women have come forward to share their experiences," she added. "While I'm not totally surprised by these stories, it seems like quite a few men are."
The "Black-ish" star realized a lot of men seem to be confused about how to treat another human being with dignity and respect so she decided to write a children's book called "The Handsy Man" to break down the basics.
"There is a guy with 10 long fingers, creepy glares and hugs that linger," Ellis Ross read out loud as illustrations appeared behind her. "If you're a woman, you're not a fan. I speak, of course, of The Handsy Man. Handsy Man, based on the news, you seem to be a bit confused. Listen, and I'll explain to you all the things you may not do."
The actress' list of things that will not fly include complimenting a woman's butt, calling a woman a derogatory name, showing a woman your genitalia, asking a female employee to sit on your lap, and grabbing a woman's breasts while she is asleep.
"So Handsy Man, if you're still confused whether your behavior will be excused, I'll say it clearly, nice and slow," Ellis Ross said. "If she doesn't consent, the answer is no."