Parton has stated that she has experienced sexual harassment but being from a big family with mostly brothers toughened her up.
Dolly Parton is under fire from her own sister after seemingly dismissing concerns about the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment in the country music industry.
"I’m ashamed of my sister for keeping her mouth shut,” Stella Parton, 69, said on the CountryLine "Our Stories" podcast last week. “She can run it when it is about something else, but speak up about injustice, Dolly Parton. Speak up. And speak out. Defend women, and don’t just do it in a little song. Speak up.”
“This is the first time I’ve really publicly called my sister out. But it’s high time that some of these older women speak up and speak out," she added. "They’ve all gone through all kinds of abuse in this industry so: speak up!”
Stella also called out Dolly's pal Jane Fonda, as well as Meryl Streep, for allegedly keeping quiet about sexual misconduct in Hollywood.