Actress Vivica A. Fox talks girl power, politics at women's empowerment event

Actress Vivica A. Fox talks girl power, politics at women's empowerment event

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The former star of Donald Trump's reality TV show "Celebrity Apprentice" makes no secret about who she supports for president.

"Hillary Clinton all day, hashtag – I'm with her," says actress Vivica A. Fox.

Fox, who has starred in blockbuster movies including "Independence Day," "Kill Bill," "Set It Off" and many more, was in Columbus Friday afternoon as the keynote speaker at the Davis Broadcasting 14th Annual Women's Empowerment Luncheon.

More than 1,300 people, mostly women, attended the event at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

Fox, who is also a successful entrepreneur, talked to the crowd about choices saying the decisions they make today will affect tomorrow. She also said her road to success wasn't always easy, saying versatility has been the key.

"I've learned to produce, I've learned to act, I've learned to do comedy, I've learned to host, so for me versatility has been the key to my longevity and I've been blessed to work with some amazing people," said Fox.

Fox also talked about women empowerment, telling the crowd that now more than ever the choices will affect tomorrow. She told News Leader 9 that she is actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton for president and talked about why Donald Trump is not the right person to lead America.

"The gentleman that I met when I was doing "Celebrity Apprentice," Mr. Donald Trump, is not the man who is running for president. I find his views to be insulting, he's sexist, he says he wants to make our country great again, no you want to take it back again," Fox says of Trump.

Greg Davis Junior, with Davis Broadcasting says The Women's Empowerment Luncheon was the brainchild of his mother who wanted to give women in Columbus a place to network and grow.

"This is women's history month and my mother wanted to celebrate women especially women in Columbus and my mother wanted to give women a chance to network and enjoy a luncheon with a great and powerful speaker," said Davis.

Previous speakers for the luncheon have included actresses Lynn Whitfield and Sheryl Lee Ralph and comedian and actress Kym Whitley.

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