Harassment in the workplace “can never be tolerated,” Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the US president, told an audience in Tokyo on Friday.
“All too often, our workplace culture has failed to treat women with appropriate respect,” Trump said, in a speech about female participation in the economy.
“This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated.”
The comments come in the wake of a number of allegations in recent weeks made against Hollywood film industry heavyweights, of using their influence to get away with harassing women.
The US president himself faced allegations of sexual harassment from several women during the 2016 election campaign, which his spokesperson described at the time as “fiction.”
A recording of Trump speaking behind the scenes on a television show in 2005, which emerged last October, showed him boasting about being able to get away with inappropriate behaviour towards women.
“When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy.”
He later apologized for the remarks, saying “Anyone who knows me, knows these words don’t reflect who I am.”