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The Weinstein Effect: An Year of Accusations

The Weinstein Effect: An Year of Accusations
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It’s been dubbed the “Weinstein Effect.” At the least, that’s the phrasing many shops are utilizing to explain the present wave of individuals, throughout many various industries, who at the moment are coming ahead with their very own tales of sexual assault and harassment. The public condemnation of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been unprecedented—arguably, it’s one of the primary occasions we’ve seen an alleged sexual predator expertise such a swift fall from grace.

A yr after the Weinstein story broke, we’re seeing simply how necessary to name these individuals out on their dangerous, gross (and in lots of instances, unlawful) behaviour.

Right here, we mirror on the in depth record of individuals in energy—from Oscar winners to ex-presidents—who’ve been accused of sexual harassment or assault within the yr because the New York Time‘s explosive investigation. This listing is certainly not exhaustive and displays solely the accusations made public post-Weinstein. The behaviour famous right here varies throughout a large spectrum and exhibits how sexual impropriety is rampant in Hollywood—and just about in all places else.

October 2017:

Roy Worth

Date: October 12, 2017 (however the allegations first got here to mild on August 25, 2017)

The allegations: Producer Isa Hackett says Worth, then the highest government at Amazon Studios, sexually harassed her whereas they have been working collectively in 2015. Rose McGowan additionally says Worth ignored her claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her (and cancelled her Amazon collection shortly after she made these claims).

The fallout: Worth was placed on depart shortly after media re-upped the allegations post-Weinstein; he stepped down the next week. In associated (although much less critical) information, reviews declare that Worth handed on Massive Little Lies as a result of he was involved there wouldn’t be sufficient feminine nudity.

Ben Affleck

Date: October 12, 2017

The allegations: After talking out towards Weinstein, the Oscar winner turned the topic of his personal intercourse assault narrative when a Twitter consumer unearthed a clip of Affleck grabbing the breast of then-MTV VJ Hilarie Burton throughout a 2003 taping of Complete Request Reside.

The fallout: Affleck has apologized for “acting inappropriately” in the direction of Burton. In the meantime, Matt Damon confirmed to Good Morning America that each he and Affleck knew about Weinstein’s alleged harassment of Gwyneth Paltrow within the late 1990s.

Oliver Stone

Date: October 12, 2017

The allegations: Former Playboy mannequin Carrie Stevens says that the celebrated director grabbed her breast at a celebration within the 1980s, whereas the Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette has described a “weird” encounter with Stone, who she says pursued her inappropriately after an audition.

The fallout: Stone initially voiced some help for Weinstein and has since apologized. He has made no feedback on the allegations made by Stevens and Arquette.

Chris Savino

Date: October 17, 2017

The allegations: A dozen ladies have come ahead with allegations towards the Nickelodeon show-runner and Loud Home creator. He’s accused of undesirable sexual advances and threats of business blackmailing.

The fallout: Savino says he’s “ashamed” and “deeply sorry” for his actions. Nickelodeon fired him.

Gilbert Rozon

Date: October 19, 2017

The allegations: 9 ladies say they have been harassed or assaulted by the Montreal-based founder of Simply For Laughs, together with Salomé Corbo, an actress who alleges that Rozon grabbed her and slid his hand into her underwear at an business get together in 1990—when she was simply fourteen.

The fallout: Rozon resigned as president of JFL and in addition from his position overseeing Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. By way of a Fb remark, he stated he’s “shaken,” however has not commented immediately on the fees. A gaggle of 20 ladies filed a class-action lawsuit towards Rozon, which was approved in Might 2018, however a decide lately dominated that he can attraction the motion.

Brett Ratner

Date: October 20, 2017

The allegations: Natasha Henstridge, a Canadian actress (Species, X-Males: The Final Stand) and former mannequin is one of six ladies—together with Olivia Munn—to accuse the filmmaker of sexual harassment or misconduct. Henstridge advised the Los Angeles Occasions that he pressured her to carry out oral intercourse when she was 19. “He physically forced himself on me,” she stated. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”

The fallout: Ratner’s lawyer, Martin Singer, stated the director “categorically” disputed the ladies’s accounts. Warner Bros. ended each their first look offers and their co-financing offers with Ratner. Ratner has additionally since filed a defamation go well with towards Melanie Kohler, who first posted allegations on Fb, however the case won’t go to courtroom until he can meet the requirements of California’s anti-SLAPP statute.

John Besh

Date: October 21, 2017

The allegations: A gaggle of 25 present and former staff report being sexually harassed whereas working for the Besh restaurant group, and in some instances the allegations are particular to Besh himself.

The fallout: The New Orleans movie star chef and TV star stepped down from each his place as head of his firm and lively obligation at his eating places. In November, representatives for the tv present Prime Chef stated they’re “evaluating” an already-taped episode during which Besh seems. Days after the season 15 premiere, Bravo reps introduced they’d be modifying him out of the episode and, in January, Meals Community adopted go well with, scrubbing him from an episode of Prime Chef Showdown.

James Toback

Date: October 22, 2017

The allegations: Rachel McAdams and Selma Blair are two of over 300 ladies who’ve accused the Oscar-nominated writer-director of sexual harassment and assault. Blair says that after a horrifying encounter in a lodge room, Toback threatened her life.

The fallout: Toback has denied the allegations, saying early on that he has by no means met most of the ladies who accuse him. It was this response that prompted Blair to go public: “When he called these women liars, and said he didn’t recall meeting them and that the behaviour alleged could not be attributed to him, I just felt rage and an obligation to speak publicly now,” she advised Vainness Truthful. The Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace dominated that Toback won’t face fees, as a result of the allegations “fall out of the statute of limitations.”

Terry Richardson

Date: October 23, 2017

The allegations: For greater than a decade, claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour—starting from assault to exchanging protection in outstanding magazines for intercourse—have dogged the provocative style photographer. Whereas there have been no new allegations, the dialog round Weinstein resulted in a re-examination of Richardson’s decade-long rap sheet.

The fallout: On October 24, 2017, Conde Nast (Vogue, Vainness Truthful, GQ, Attract, W) issued a memo saying their publications would not be working with Richardson, whereas Elle journal determined to reshoot its January cowl that includes Zoe Kravitz, which Richardson initially shot. He denies all allegations, saying he has by no means acted with out consent.

Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath

Date: October 24, 2017

The allegations: Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass (born Margaret Osborn) first publicly accused former bandmate Ethan Kath (born Claudio Palmieri) of bodily and emotional abuse and rape in October 2017. “He controlled everything I did… He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore,” wrote Glass on her web site.

Then, months later, The Every day Beast revealed a long-form investigative piece with particulars from Glass and 5 followers of the indie digital duo, which accused Kath of a variety of offences from bodily abuse to rape. The 5 unnamed ladies say that the abuse occurred once they have been between 14 and 19.

The fallout: Kath denied the allegations. In December 2017, Toronto police advised The Day by day Beast in December 2017 that there’s an ongoing investigation into the allegations. Then, in February, Kath’s defamation go well with towards Glass and her boyfriend Jupiter Keyes was dismissed.

Mark Halperin

Date: October 25, 2017

The allegations: In complete, at the very least a dozen ladies got here ahead with claims the political journalist and Recreation Change writer made aggressive and undesirable sexual advances in the direction of them throughout his tenure as director of political information at ABC, together with urgent his erection towards their our bodies.

The fallout: NBC minimize ties with the frequent contributor and Halpern’s hotly anticipated ebook chronicling the current U.S. election was cancelled. Halperin himself has apologized in a press release, saying, “I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with,” which is a bizarre option to describe the behaviour he’s accused of. In June 2018, Web page Six reported that Halperin took conferences “with cable news fixture Kellyanne Conway, fellow embattled journalist Charlie Rose, CNN pundit and #TimesUp activist Hilary Rosen and an unnamed PBS executive,” probably as a result of he hopes to make a comeback.

George H.W. Bush

Date: October 25, 2017

The allegations: Flip: Washington’s Spies actress Heather Lind was the primary of 4 ladies to say that Bush Sr. groped her. Lind says the incident occurred 4 years in the past throughout a photograph op, when the previous POTUS referred to himself as “David Cop-A-Feel” earlier than grabbing her rear. In complete, six ladies have come ahead with allegations towards the previous president.

The fallout: A Bush consultant claims that the David-Cop-A-Really feel routine is “intended to be a good-natured joke,” including, “to anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”

Kevin Spacey

Date: October 29, 2017

The allegations: Anthony Rapp, who’s at present starring in Star Trek: Discovery and is greatest recognized for originating the position of Mark in Lease, says that when he was 14 years previous, a then-26-year-old Kevin Spacey “climbed on top of him” at a celebration and made sexual advances.

The fallout: Spacey tweeted that whereas he doesn’t keep in mind the incident, “if I did behave then as [Rapp] describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” In the identical tweet, Spacey got here out as homosexual, saying Rapp’s story “encouraged” him to “address other things about [his] life.” He was criticized for selecting this second to come out, because it implied a poisonous and misguided hyperlink between being homosexual and being a pedophile. Later that day, Netflix introduced that season six of Home of Playing cards, which was in manufacturing on the time and starred Spacey as U.S. president Frank Underwood, can be its final. On November three, Netflix fired Spacey. He was additionally re-cast within the movie All of the Cash within the World.

Hamilton Fish

Date: October 29, 2017

The allegations: The president and writer of The New Republic is accused of inappropriate interactions with a number of feminine staff, per an e-mail memo from TNR’s proprietor.

The fallout: Fish was on a depart of absence pending an investigation, however resigned on November three, saying ““Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the workplace. Many men have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do.”

Jeremy Piven

Date: October 30, 2017

The allegations: Actuality star and actress Ariane Bellamar took to Twitter to allege that Entourage actor Jeremy Piven groped her on two events—as soon as on the set of Entourage, and as soon as on the Playboy mansion.

The fallout: Piven has denied the allegations. In a press release, he stated: “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.” CBS seemed into the difficulty (Piven stars within the broadcaster’s new drama collection, Knowledge of the Crowd), however doesn’t seem to have penalized him. Piven has continued working as a comic.

November 2017:

Dustin Hoffman

Date: November 1, 2017

The allegations: Three ladies accused actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual assaulting them—together with one lady who stated she was a minor when the alleged incident occurred—in an investigation revealed by Selection on December 14. The allegations surfaced after author Anna Graham Hunter wrote in a visitor column for The Hollywood Reporter, that when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 made-for-TV film Demise of a Salesman, Hoffman sexually harassed her.

The fallout: Hoffman responded to The Hollywood Reporter in a press release, saying: “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”  Hoffman didn’t personally reply to the Selection story, however his lawyer stated the allegations have been, “defamatory falsehoods.”

Nick Carter

Date: November 2, 2017

The allegations: Melissa Schuman, a former pop singer from band Dream, says that when she was 18, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter raped her. In a weblog publish, Schuman, 33, wrote that Carter invited her again to his condominium throughout a time without work from filming a film they have been each in. She says Carter carried out oral intercourse on her towards her will, and compelled her to carry out oral intercourse on him. Carter, who was 22 on the time of the alleged incident, reportedly raped her. “He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for an answer. He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him,” she wrote.

The fallout: On November 22, Carter, 37, denied the allegations to Individuals and stated that, “Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.” The singer additionally stated, “this is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”

Richard Dreyfuss

Date: November four, 2017

The allegation: On November four, Harry Dreyfuss informed Buzzfeed Information that Kevin Spacey groped his crotch when he was 18. A number of hours after the allegation went reside, Richard Dreyfuss shared the article in a tweet that stated he was “so incredibly proud” of his son. Most individuals recommended each Harry and Richard, however not author Jessica Teich, who later alleged that the elder Dreyfuss “repeatedly harrassed” her once they labored collectively within the mid-1980s. In a Fb submit after which in dialog with Vulture, Teich stated that the harassment was constant for a two- to three-year interval, and it culminated with Dreyfuss asking her to satisfy for work, however as an alternative taking his penis out. “I can’t remember how my face got close to his penis, but I do remember that the idea was that I was going to give him a blow job,” Teich stated. “I didn’t, and I left.”

The fallout: Dreyfuss responded with the next, as half of a bigger assertion launched to Vulture: “I emphatically deny ever ‘exposing’ myself to Jessica Teich, whom I have considered a friend for 30 years. I did flirt with her, and I remember trying to kiss Jessica as part of what I thought was a consensual seduction ritual that went on and on for many years. I am horrified and bewildered to discover that it wasn’t consensual. I didn’t get it. It makes me reassess every relationship I have ever thought was playful and mutual.”

Mariah Carey

Date: November eight, 2017

The allegations: The head of the singer’s former safety firm, Michael Anello, says in a draft lawsuit that the singer “committed sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello,” and as soon as requested that he transfer a suitcase whereas she was sporting an open, clear negligee. He says Mariah Carey additionally referred to as him “a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member and a white supremacist.”

The fallout: Carey has not addressed the sexual harassment allegations and it seems Anello hasn’t truly filed a lawsuit. TMZ—one of the one retailers to report on the allegations—steered that the lawsuit could also be on short-term maintain as Anello’s lawyer negotiates with Carey for unpaid wages associated to the dissolution of their enterprise association.

Louis C.Okay.

Date: November 9, 2017

The allegations: Chatting with the New York Occasions, 5 ladies got here ahead with allegations that comic Louis C.Okay. masturbated in entrance of them with out consent in separate incidents courting again to the late 90s.

The fallout: A day after the Occasions‘ report, C.Okay. launched a press release, saying, ““These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question.” (Whereas the assertion was characterised as an “apology,” he didn’t the truth is use the phrases “apologize” or “I’m sorry.”) HBO, Netflix and FX minimize ties with C.Okay., and distributors of his movie, I Love You, Daddy, cancelled its launch. C.Okay. laid low till August 2018, when he made a shock look at Comedy Cellar, a New York stand-up membership, the place he didn’t acknowledge his previous behaviour, however did obtain a standing ovation. On September 30, he carried out one other shock set at Comedy Cellar.

Jeffrey Tambor

Date: November eight, 2017

The allegations: Clear star Jeffrey Tambor was first referred to as out by his former assistant in a publish on her personal Fb web page. The assistant claimed that Tambor repeatedly propositioned her, made lewd feedback in the direction of her and groped her. Following these allegations, Hint Lysette, who additionally stars in Clear, tweeted that she too had skilled “sexual advances and comments” from Tambor. 

The fallout: Following the allegations from Tambor’s former assistant, Amazon Studios opened an investigation. Tambor responded by saying these claims have been from a “disgruntled” former worker and referred to as the accusations “baseless.” On Nov. 19, Tambor informed Deadline that he wouldn’t be returning to Clear. “Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent,” he stated. In response to Lysette’s tweet, Tambor informed The Guardian, “I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.” On Might 23, a controversial New York Occasions interview with the forged of Arrested Improvement reignited dialog about Tambor’s verbal harassment of his castmate, Jessica Walter.

Steven Seagal

Date: November eight, 2017

The allegations: Actors Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies, Lisa Guerrero and Rae Daybreak Chong all shared tales of being propositioned or put in inappropriate conditions by Seagal.

My ultimate audition for a Steven Segal film happened in his workplace. He advised me how essential it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather-based pants. I️ ran out and referred to as my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”

— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November eight, 2017

On November 10, tv character Jenny McCarthy joined the record of ladies accusing Seagal of sexual misconduct. McCarthy had the truth is beforehand shared her story in a 1998 interview however determined to share once more in mild of the allegations from de Rossi, Margulies, Guerrero and Chong. She spoke about her expertise on her Sirius XM radio present, saying that Seagal sexually harassed her throughout an audition for a task in a single of his movies. She recalled him saying, “You know, this part has nudity in it and I can’t really tell what your body looks like in that dress that you’re wearing.” In January 2018, Regina Simons, an additional who appeared in 1994’s On Lethal Floor, accused Seagal of raping her at a wrap social gathering for the movie. Faviola Dadis, a former mannequin, additionally says he groped her throughout an audition in 2002.

The fallout: Seagal has not responded to any of the allegations, although a spokesperson did deny McCarthy’s claims. In August 2018, the Los Angeles  County District Lawyer’s workplace confirmed they have been investigating two sexual assault instances towards the actor, although they declined to verify who the complainants are in these instances.

Matthew Weiner

Date: November 9, 2017

The allegation: Former Mad Males author Kater Gordon, who gained an Emmy for her work on the present in 2009, has accused Weiner, the creator of the collection, of sexual harassment. In a report revealed on November 9 by The Info, Gordon says that whereas working late with Weiner one night time in 2008, he informed her she “owed it to him to let him see her naked,” an incident that left her with emotions of “shame and regret.” Gordon, who has not labored within the tv business since being let go of the Mad Males writing workforce shortly after her Emmy win, informed the web site that she determined to share her expertise following the allegations towards Weinstein. Gordon can also be launching a nonprofit group referred to as Trendy Alliance designed to teach ladies and lift consciousness of how you can cope with sexual harassment.

The fallout: A PR rep for Weiner launched the next assertion to The Info in response to the allegations: “Mr. Weiner spent eight to ten hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who started on Mad Men as his writers assistant. He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague. During the nine years he was showrunner on Mad Men, Mr. Weiner had a predominantly female driven writers room. He has long believed in and implemented an egalitarian working environment including the highest levels of production and writing based on mutual respect for all.” Forward of his follow-up to Mad Males, The Romanoffs, Weiner was profiled within the November 2018 difficulty of Vainness Truthful, the place he extra instantly addressed the allegations, saying, “I really don’t remember saying that. I’m not hedging to say it’s not impossible that I said that, but I really don’t remember saying it.”

Roy Moore

Date: November 9, 2017

The allegations: At the least 9 ladies have accused the Republican senatorial candidate of inappropriate behaviour, starting from trolling for teenage women in purchasing malls to flat-out assault. One lady, Leigh Corfman, detailed to the Washington Publish how she first encountered Roy Moore when she was 14 and he was 32. She later met up with Moore twice; throughout their second assembly, he undressed and compelled Corfman to the touch his genitals via his underwear. One other accuser, Beverly Younger Nelson, says that when the was 16, Moore groped her and tried to drive her head to his crotch.

The fallout: Moore, who is predicated in Alabama, has denied all accusations and his spouse of 32 years, Kayla Moore, held a information convention outdoors of the Alabama State Capitol Constructing by which she informed the gang that her husband, “would not step down.” Moore retained the help of the Alabama Republican Social gathering, however misplaced the election in 2017.


George Takei

Date: November 10, 2017

The allegation: Former mannequin Scott R. Brunton informed The Hollywood Reporter that famed Star Trek star George Takei sexually assaulted him in 1981. Brunton alleges that Takei, who was in his early 40s on the time, had taken him out for dinner and a present to assist ease his woes over an ex. On the finish of the night time, Brunton went again to Takei’s rental for a drink, however says that he began to really feel dizzy and sooner or later, should’ve handed out. Brunton informed THR that the subsequent factor he might keep in mind was Takei groping him. “I was just shocked. I walked out and went to my car until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that.”

The fallout: Takei responded to the allegations in a collection of tweets on Nov. 11 saying that “the events [Brunton] describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur.” Takei went on to say that he takes the claims very critically, however doesn’t keep in mind Brunton in any respect. “But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful.” In Might 2018, Brunton retracted his declare, and that the incident he described might not have truly occurred.

Bijou Phillips

Date: November 11, 2017

The allegations: On November 11, impressed by the essay Ellen Web page posted on her Fb web page accusing Brett Ratner of sexual harassment, actor Daniel Franzese posted his personal story of homophobic and abusive behaviour on the set of the 2011 film Bully. “[Bijou Phillips] body shamed me and ridiculed me about my sexuality and physically assaulted me. I was scared and closeted and feared for my job,” he wrote.

The fallout: Phillips apologized in an interview with TMZ, saying, “I don’t remember that time well, those years are a blur. I was a teenager and reckless in my behavior. I know Daniel to be a trustworthy and honest person, and to find out through social media that I was not the friend I thought I was to him made me so sad… I am so mortified by this behavior and have contacted Daniel and apologized to him privately. I am not and never have been homophobic. I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ community and Daniel.” Franzese accepted Phillips’ apology by way of Twitter thread.

Sylvester Stallone

Date: November 16, 2017

The allegations: In accordance with a report from the Every day Mail, Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old woman in Las Vegas in 1986 whereas selling his movie Over the Prime. He allegedly threatened to “beat her head in” if she advised anybody. Stallone, who was 40 on the time, reportedly made the teenager carry out oral intercourse on him, as did Stallone’s 27-year-old bodyguard, Michael “Mike” De Luca. Based on a police report obtained by the Every day Mail, the teenager says she met Stallone whereas he was filming on the former Las Vegas Hilton lodge, and was given keys to Stallone’s lodge room by De Luca. After she went as much as the room, the unnamed teen says she began having intercourse with Stallone earlier than the actor inspired De Luca to hitch them. In accordance with stories, the 16-year-old turned “very uncomfortable” and felt like she had “no choice.”

In January 2016, the Baltimore Publish-Examiner revealed the identical allegations towards Stallone, and in 2015, revealed an article that alleged the Rocky star might have molested his half-sister, too.

The fallout: The 71-year-old actor denied the allegations and thru his rep, referred to as the report “a ridiculous, categorically false story.” In a press release to The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone’s rep stated, “No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone.” In response to the Every day Mail, the alleged sufferer by no means pressed fees after the police report.

Ryan Seacrest

Date: November 17, 2017

The allegations: In November 2017, Ryan Seacrest’s former private stylist, Suzie Hardy, accused the TV character of subjecting her to years of “unwanted sexual aggression,” in response to Selection. Her lawyer despatched a letter to E!, NBCUniveral and Seacrest detailing the alleged harassment, which included “grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one point slapping her buttock so hard that it left a large welt still visible hours later.” The allegations turned public when Seacrest spoke out about them, releasing a press release that stated, “recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her. If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result.”

The fallout: E! launched an investigation into the allegations and, three months later, launched a press release saying there wasn’t sufficient proof to take motion towards Seacrest. On February 5, Seacrest wrote a column for The Hollywood Reporter about being wrongfully accused of harassment.

Russell Simmons

Date: November 19, 2017

The allegations: On December 13, 2017 the New York Occasions revealed an investigation the place three ladies accused Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons of raping them. The allegations got here after the LA Occasions revealed an investigation claiming Simmons and his pal Brett Ratner—who has himself been accused of a number of accounts of sexual assault and rape—sexually assaulted aspiring mannequin Keri Claussen Khalighi in 1991, when she was simply 17.

The fallout: By way of his lawyer Martin Singer, Simmons denied the allegations, however HBO reduce ties with him and he stepped down from his enterprise management roles in November. On December 14, CNN reported that the NYPD have opened an investigation into Simmons and the rape allegations. The $5 million lawsuit towards him was dismissed in April 2018.

Charlie Rose

Date: November 20, 2017

The allegations: The 75-year-old 60 Minutes correspondent and host of CBS This Morning was accused of sexual harassment by eight ladies in a report by The Washington Publish. The incidents reportedly befell from the late 1990s to 2011 and all of the ladies labored with Rose in some capability. The ladies say that Rose engaged in behaviours together with groping, lewd telephone calls and nudity.

The fallout: Rose was fired by CBS and PBS (the place his speak present, Charlie Rose, ran for greater than 20 years) and issued a press release through which he apologizes but says he doesn’t assume all of the allegations are “accurate.” “I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed,” reads half of Rose’s assertion. “I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.” The full assertion was shared on Rose’s Twitter account.

Glenn Thrush

Date: November 20, 2017

The allegations: New York Occasions White Home correspondent Glenn Thrush has been accused of sexual harassment, together with undesirable sexual advances, by a number of younger, feminine journalists. In a narrative revealed by Vox and written by Laura McGann—a former colleague of Thrush’s who can also be one of his accusers—three ladies accuse Thrush of numerous varieties of sexual assault “from unwanted groping and kissing to wet kisses out of nowhere to hazy sexual encounters that played out under the influence of alcohol.” The disturbing exposé additionally consists of incriminating textual content messages from the reporter.

The fallout: The political reporter was suspended by the New York Occasions till January 2018 after which returned as a reporter, albeit not allowed to report on the White Home. Thrush, who says he has entered a substance abuse program, despatched a press release to CNN that reads, partially: “I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable,” he writes. He denied that the encounter with McGann was nonconsensual, and in addition denied that he would “rate women based on their appearance” or anticipate something in return for mentoring individuals.

John Lasseter

Date: November 21, 2017

The allegations: In November 2017, quite a few reviews surfaced concerning the Disney animator and Pixar co-founder—who was behind such classics as Toy Story and Inside Out—saying he was, “very tactile in a weird way” with a number of former Disney-Pixar staff. The reviews referred to undesirable advances, together with however not restricted to “uninvited kisses or a hand that would stray to the leg during staff meetings” and an incident the place Lasseter “passionately kiss[ed] a female subordinate at a 2010 Miramax party.” Deadline stated there was additionally proof to recommend that Disney might have been conscious of Lasseter’s behaviour, noting that Lasseter typically attended wrap events with a handler. Two nameless sources additionally say Lasseter was “obsessed” with younger character actresses portraying Disney’s Fairies. “We had to have someone make sure he wasn’t alone with them,” a former Pixar exec informed Deadline.

The fallout: On November 21, Lasseter introduced by way of prolonged e-mail that he can be taking a depart of absence, saying he would take a “six-month sabbatical” following “missteps.” He went on to say, “I want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape or form.” He’s slated to go away Disney by the top of 2018.

Richard Branson

Date: November 24, 2017

The allegations: The founder of Virgin Group has been accused of sexually assaulting Antonia Jenae, a backup singer for British singer Joss Stone, at a celebration on his personal Caribbean island in 2010. Jenae, now 44, says Branson, 67, “motorboated” her whereas making engine noises and begged her to go topless on the pool. “He came up to me and put his face in my breasts,” Jenae stated in an interview with the UK newspaper The Solar, including that Stone witnessed the incident.

The fallout: In a press release from a spokesperson for Virgin Administration, Branson denied the allegations. “Everyone appeared to enjoy their time on the island. Richard has no recollection of this matter and neither do his family and friends, who were with him on the island at the time. There would never have been any intention to offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable in any way and Richard apologises if anyone felt that way during their time on the island.”

Matt Lauer

Date: November 29, 2017

The allegations: On November 29, NBC Information chairman Andrew Lack issued a memo to his employees noting that the broadcaster had acquired a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by Matt Lauer.” The memo went on to say, “We were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.” The New York Occasions reported that the grievance concerned behaviour with a feminine colleague that started on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after which continued in New York. Not lengthy after the story broke, The New York Occasions up to date its report to incorporate at the least two new complaints towards Lauer. As half of an unique two-month investigation that additionally ran on November 29, Selection particulars a number of situations of sexual harassment by Lauer. Selection notes that its reporters spoke to 3 ladies and corroborated their tales with associates and colleagues.

The fallout: Lauer was fired “some 34 hours after the woman and her lawyer visited the network headquarters in Midtown Manhattan,” stories The New York Occasions. Lauer issued a press release saying he regrets the disgrace and sorrow he brought on and that injury management is now his full-time job. “Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching,” he shared. Lauer admitted there’s “enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.” In August 2018, Lauer reportedly informed followers he’s been, “busy being a dad. But don’t worry, I’ll be back on TV.” However based on a September eight, 2018 Individuals journal unique, he’s not planning a comeback in any case.

Garrison Keillor 

Date: November 29, 2017

The allegations: In line with a press release launched by Minnesota Public Radio on November 29, the station was notified of allegations of inappropriate behaviour referring to the American writer and radio character whereas he produced A Prairie House Companion, a weekly comedy and musical radio present. Additional investigation discovered that Keillor’s office behaviour left a number of of the ladies who labored for him feeling “mistreated, sexualized or belittled.”

The fallout: MPR terminated its contract with Keillor and ended its enterprise ties with him. Meaning the station will cease distributing and broadcasting of Keillor’s radio present The Author’s Almanac and any rebroadcasts of The Greatest of A Prairie House Companion. Keillor responded to his dismissal with an e-mail to the Minnesota Star Tribune which stated: “If I had a dollar for every woman who asked to take a selfie with me and who slipped an arm around me and let it drift below the beltline, I’d have at least a hundred dollars. So this is poetic irony of a high order. But I’m just fine.” Each his comeback exhibits for November 2018 are reportedly bought out.

Greg Zaun

Date: November 30, 2017

The allegations: The week of November 27, 2017, Rogers Media acquired complaints from a number of feminine staff about Zaun—a Sportsnet baseball commentator and former Blue Jays catcher—in relation to inappropriate office behaviour and commentary. (Rogers Media is the mum or dad firm of each Sportsnet and FLARE.)

The fallout: On November 30, Zaun was fired after an investigation into the allegations. An organization assertion despatched to staff following Zaun’s dismissal notes, “This type of behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values. We believe in a professional workplace where all employees feel comfortable and respected. We are grateful to our employees who spoke with us and we will take every measure to protect their privacy.”

December 2017:

Bryan Singer

Date: December 7, 2017

The allegations: Director Bryan Singer, who’s greatest recognized for X-Males, is being sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht 14 years in the past. In a grievance filed on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Seattle, accuser Cesar Sanchez-Guzman says the Hollywood director pressured him to carry out oral intercourse, then forcibly carried out oral intercourse on him, then anally penetrated him, Selection studies. Sanchez-Guzman additionally claims that Singer “told him that he was a producer in Hollywood and that he could help Cesar get into acting as long as Cesar never said anything about the incident,” the courtroom doc states. Singer denies the allegations.

The fallout: Singer was fired from Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for repeatedly being absent from the set and inflicting manufacturing to briefly shut down after he didn’t return to work following Thanksgiving. Rolling Stone reviews that after Singer was fired, he stated he missed work as a result of he was caring for a sick dad or mum. As of September 17, 2018, he was in negotiations to direct Millennium’s “Red Sonja.”

Donald Trump

Date: December 11, 2017

The allegations: A minimum of 22 ladies have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct in incidents courting again to the 1980s, together with in a 2016 New York Occasions article, however on December 11, 2017, three of them appeared on Megyn Kelly Right now, asking Congress to research the allegations towards him. Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks additionally held a press convention that featured video testimonials from 13 different ladies who say Trump behaved inappropriately.

The fallout: Trump has persistently denied all allegations. After Holvey, Leeds and Crooks appeared on Megyn Kelly At present, the White Home launched a press release that stated, partially, “These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory. The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”

Larry King

Date: December 11, 2017

The allegations:  Terry Richard, who was married to singer and actor Eddie Fisher from 1975 to 1976, informed the Every day Mail TV on December 11 that the tv host, 84, sexually assaulted her on two totally different events in 2005 and 2006. The alleged incidents occurred throughout baseball awards dinners at Common Studios in Los Angeles. Richard, 63, says that each groping incidents occurred whereas they have been taking a photograph collectively. She informed Day by day Mail TV, “He gets a thrill doing this in front of the camera, knowing I couldn’t do anything.”

The fallout: A number of days earlier than Every day Mail TV revealed Richard’s story, an lawyer for King despatched the outlet a letter denying the allegations. “Mr. King did no such thing then or ever. Your publishing this false and defamatory statement will be actionable and highly damaging,” the assertion stated.

King’s lawyer Bert Fields advised Web page Six that King denies Richard’s accusations and deliberate to sue Every day Mail TV over their story, saying he “flatly and unequivocally denies these claims” and “intends to file suit and prove that they’re utterly false.”

Mario Batali

Date: December 11, 2017

The allegations: 4 ladies accused superstar chef Mario Batali of inappropriate touching and sexual misconduct that’s allegedly half of a sample of behaviour “that spans at least two decades.” In an investigation revealed by Eater New York on December 11, three of the 4 accusers stated they labored for Batali in some capability over their careers. Based on Eater, Batali didn’t deny all of the allegations and stated that they “match up” with the methods he has behaved.

The fallout: Batali advised Eater he would step away from the “day-to-day operations” of his enterprise for an unspecified interval of time. “I have work to do to try to regain the trust of those I have hurt and disappointed,” he stated in a press release. Batali was additionally requested to step away from his co-hosting duties on the ABC present, The Chew. In August 2018, one of the ladies sued him.

Paul Haggis

Date: December 15, 2017

The allegations: The Oscar-winning Canadian producer and director was accused of sexual misconduct by 4 ladies, together with two instances of rape. In line with reviews, after a feminine publicist filed a lawsuit towards 64-year-old Haggis for allegedly raping her, three extra ladies got here ahead with their very own accounts of assault. Additionally they stated that the alleged incidents happened early of their careers within the leisure enterprise, when Haggis lured them to non-public locations underneath the guise of skilled tasks.

The fallout: In response to the allegations, Haggis’s lawyer stated, “He didn’t rape anybody.”

Gene Simmons

Date: December 15, 2017

The allegations: As reported by the San Bernardino Solar, rock musician Gene Simmons was sued for sexual misconduct by an unnamed radio and tv character after he allegedly made unwarranted sexual advances on her throughout a November 1 interview at one of his Rock & Brews eating places, a sequence Simmons co-founded with Kiss bandmate Paul Stanley.

The fallout:  The 68-year-old Simmons denied the allegations and in a press release to Vice stated, “For the record, I did not assault the person making these accusations in the manner alleged in the complaint or harm her in any way.” They reached a settlement on July 2, 2018.

T. J. Miller

Date: December 19, 2017

The allegations: A lady who requested to stay nameless spoke to The Every day Beast, alleging that Silicon Valley comic T.J. Miller violently sexually assaulted her a number of occasions once they have been each college students at George Washington College. Within the first occasion, the lady says that Miller punched her within the face throughout intercourse and, on a second encounter, choked her. “As someone who had only begun having sexual encounters, like, about three months earlier, I had no awareness this was a kink, and I had certainly not entered into any agreement that I would be choked. I was fully paralyzed,” she advised The Every day Beast. 

The fallout: Miller and his spouse, Kate, posted a assertion denying the allegations. Of their assertion Miller and his spouse say that the younger lady tried to interrupt them up in school and was kicked out of their college comedy group “because of worrisome and disturbing behaviour.”

“Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again,” Miller says within the assertion. “It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators.”

January 2018

Albert Schultz

Date: January three, 2018

The allegations: The Canadian actor and inventive director of Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Firm was sued by 4 ladies who accused him of sexual battery and harassment. In line with a report by the CBC, actors Kristin Sales space, Diana Bentley, Hannah Miller and Patricia Fagan allege in particular person civil lawsuits that Schultz is a “serial sexual predator” and cite sexual office harassment claims that befell between 2000 and 2013. Per the lawsuits, the ladies cite 30 separate incidents that embrace Schultz flashing his penis, giving undesirable hugs and kisses, utilizing sexually suggestive language and demonstrating inappropriate behaviour—together with pretending to have an orgasm to congratulate an actor for her efficiency. Collectively, the ladies are looking for damages of as much as $four.25 million from the theatre firm, in addition to $three.6 million from Schultz, to compensate for psychological struggling, misplaced wages and damage to dignity and self-respect, in response to the CBC.

The fallout: Following the reviews, Soulpepper’s board of administrators launched a press release that stated it advised Schultz to “step down from all his Soulpepper responsibilities” whereas they examine the allegations; Schutlz subsequently resigned from his position. The CBC studies that two of the theatre firm’s founding members, Ted Dykstra and Stuart Hughes, and actor Michelle Monteith, launched a press release in help of the ladies and stated they hope their help will ship “a message to organizations everywhere: sexual harassment in the workplace cannot be tolerated. By anyone.” On August 1, 2018, information broke that the lawsuits had been “resolved.”

James Franco

Date: January 7, 2018

The allegations: On January 7, after James Franco gained a Golden Globe for The Catastrophe Artist, actor Ally Sheedy tweeted, “James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.” The now-deleted tweet was cryptic, however information retailers jumped on the story, asking what precisely Franco had completed to Sheedy. The similar night time, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former appearing scholar at Franco’s Studio four movie faculty, despatched a tweet that quickly went viral, accusing him of exploitative behaviour, together with eradicating “the protective plastic guards covering actresses’ genitals while he simulated oral sex on them,” based on Elle. On January 11, the Los Angeles Occasions revealed the accounts of 5 ladies who had come ahead with allegations towards Franco. Their tales got here 4 years after Franco’s 2014 admission that he despatched a 17-year-old woman Instagram messages inviting her to his lodge room.

Hey James Franco, good #timesup pin on the #GoldenGlobes , keep in mind a number of weeks in the past if you advised me the complete nudity you had me do in two of your films for $100/day wasn’t exploitative as a result of I signed a contract to do it? Occasions up on that!

— Sarah Tither-Kaplan? (@sarahtk) January eight, 2018


The fallout: On January 9, Franco appeared on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert, the place he addressed the allegations, saying, “the things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to, you know, shut them down in any way. It’s, I think, a good thing and I support it.” In March, Sharon Stone got here to Franco’s defence, and in an April interview with Vulture, Seth Rogen stated he’d nonetheless be prepared to work with him.

Bruce Weber

Date: January 13, 2018

The allegations: In an investigation revealed on January 13 by the New York Occasions, trend photographer Bruce Weber was accused of “unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behaviour” by 15 present and former male fashions. Then, on January 17, The Enterprise of Trend revealed allegations by a number of further males—4 of whom went on the report—who got here ahead with comparable tales courting again to 1982. Former modelAlex Geerman stated Weber’s behaviour was well-known within the business. “When it comes to Bruce Weber, it was just this understanding like, Look, he does this to everybody. So, it’s just kind of what you take from it, what you make from it. I definitely think a young person going to shoot with him, they don’t understand. I didn’t understand,” he advised BoF.

The fallout: Via his lawyer, Weber launched a press release denying the allegations made within the New York Occasions report, saying that he was “completely shocked and saddened by the outrageous claims being made against me.” Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue and inventive director of Condé Nast, additionally launched a press release saying that the writer was suspending its relationship with Weber in addition to photographer Mario Testino (who was accused of sexual impropriety in the identical New York Occasions report).

Mario Testino 

Date: January 13, 2018

The allegations: In the identical New York Occasions report that alleged sexually inappropriate behaviour by Bruce Weber, 13 male assistants and fashions say that famend style photographer Mario Testino subjected them to sexual advances that included groping and masturbation, in allegations that return to the mid-1990s. One former assistant to Testino, Roman Barrett, informed the Occasions that “sexual harassment was a constant reality,” with Testino and alleged that the photographer rubbed his erection towards his leg and masturbated in entrance of him. “He misbehaved in hotel rooms, the backs of cars and on first-class flights,” Barrett stated. “Then things would go back to normal, and that made you feel gaslighted.”

The fallout: By way of his regulation agency Lavely & Singer, Testino challenged the credibility of the allegations. Lavely & Singer stated in a press release that it had spoken to a number of former staff of Testino who have been “shocked by the allegations” and that these staff “could not confirm any of the claims.” And as talked about above, writer Condé Nast has suspended its relationship with Testino.

Aziz Ansari

Date: January 13, 2018

The allegations: In an investigation revealed on the web outlet Babe.internet on January 13, a 23-year-old lady accused the comic, 34, of sexual misconduct. The lady, talking anonymously and recognized solely as “Grace,” detailed a date with Ansari that occurred in September 2017. In an in depth account, supported by textual content message screenshots, Grace describes how a consensual date with Ansari devolved into her feeling pressured and coerced into sexual exercise, calling it “by the far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had.” Babe reporter Katie Approach writes that all through the course of Grace’s time at Ansari’s condo, throughout which Ansari allegedly repeatedly moved her hand to his penis and caught his fingers in her mouth, Grace “used verbal and non-verbal cues to indicate how uncomfortable and distressed she was.”

The fallout: Ansari issued a press release on January 14 acknowledging the accusations. “In September of last year, I met a woman at a party… The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed okay,’ upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable,” corroborating Grace’s account to Babe. “It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said. I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”

Joel Kramer

Date: January 13, 2018

The allegations: Actor Eliza Dushku revealed a publish to her Fb web page on January 13, accusing film stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexually abusing her on the set of the movie True Lies. The movie was made in 1994 when Dushku was simply 12; Kramer was 36 on the time. “I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me…,” Dushku wrote. “Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress.”

The fallout: The movie’s director, James Cameron, spoke out in help of Dushku at a Tv Critics Affiliation occasion simply hours after the information broke, saying “Had I known about it, there would have been no mercy.” In the meantime, Kramer denied the allegations in a press release to Selection, calling the allegations “absolutely not true.” Kramer has additionally reportedly been dropped from his company, WorldWide Manufacturing Company, within the wake of the allegations.

Patrick Brown

Date: January 24, 2018

The allegations: Two ladies have come ahead with allegations towards Brown—the then-39-year-old chief of Ontario PC social gathering, who additionally held the provincial seat for Simcoe North. Each have been teenagers on the time of the alleged incidents, in response to a January 2018 CTV report. One lady was 18 and in highschool when she met Brown at a bar in Barrie greater than 10 years in the past, when he was a federal MP in Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus. She alleges that Brown invited her over to his residence for a tour. There, the lady says he closed the door to his bed room and requested her to carry out oral intercourse.

The second lady was additionally 18 when she met Brown on an Air Canada flight on the best way residence from college in 2012. She labored for Brown the next summer time in his Barrie constituency workplace, organizing an occasion referred to as Hockey Night time in Barrie. At a nightclub, she stated she was given many drinks by Brown and others, after which the celebration moved again to Brown’s residence. There, he invited her and a pal to his bed room to take a look at photographs. The lady says she was drunk at the moment, and when the pal left, she alleges he began kissing her. She additionally alleges he laid on prime of her whereas she remained frozen. She informed CTV she stopped his advances by telling him she had a boyfriend and she or he wanted to go residence, and he drove her house.

The fallout: On January 25, Brown stepped down as chief of the Ontario PCs, however indicated in a press release that he’ll stay as MPP for Simcoe North. Forward of the CTV report, three of Brown’s senior employees resigned consequently of Brown’s preliminary refusal to step down. On July 27, CBC Toronto reported that he had determined to run for mayor of Brampton, Ontario.

Jamie Baillie

Date: January 24, 2018

The allegation: A third-party investigation, initiated by the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Celebration, discovered that celebration chief Jamie Baillie’s conduct violated the Nova Scotia Home of Meeting office harassment coverage.

Senior social gathering members confirmed that the declare concerned sexual harassment, whereas CBC reported that the allegation concerned a feminine employees member within the PC caucus workplace. No different particulars have been offered concerning the complainant or the allegation.

The fallout: Baillie posted his resignation on January 24 on Twitter, including, “My priority is my family and I ask that our privacy be respected.”

Kent Hehr

Date: January 25, 2018

The allegations: Kristin Raworth, a former worker on the Alberta legislature, stated that when she began her job she was warned towards being alone with Kent Hehr—most just lately federal sport and disabilities minister—however ended up in elevators with him as a result of they labored in the identical constructing. She stated he as soon as referred to as her “yummy” and would make comparable remarks in subsequent encounters. Upon speaking with different feminine employees, she realized others had had comparable experiences.

The fallout: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepted Hehr’s resignation from the federal cupboard on Thursday, pending an investigation into an allegation that the minister made inappropriate sexual remarks whereas he was a provincial politician in Alberta.  In a press release, Hehr didn’t instantly tackle the allegations, and stated he would keep on as an MP. “I have been informed that an investigation into these allegations has begun and I welcome and respect this process.” Trudeau, who characterizes the transfer as a depart of absence, stated Hehr’s duties might be carried out within the meantime by minister of science Kirsty Duncan.

Scott Baio

Date: January 27, 2018

The allegations: In a collection of tweets, Baio’s former Charles in Cost co-star Nicole Eggert accused Baio of molesting her when she was between the ages of 14 and 17. In February, Eggert filed a police report towards Baio.

Ask @scottbaio what occurred in his storage at his home once I was a minor. Creep. https://t.co/YrQydBKd0a

— Nicole Eggert (@NicoleEggert) January 27, 2018

The fallout: The similar day Eggert posted her tweets, Baio went Stay on Fb to disclaim her claims. His spouse additionally responded, tweeting that Baio’s legal professionals had served Eggert with two stop and desist orders. In June, the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace determined to not file fees towards Baio, now 57, as a result of the statute of limitations had expired.

Paul Marciano

Date: January 31, 2018

The allegations: New York Occasions stories that 5 ladies have accused Guess cofounder Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct over the course of a few years, with the primary report being filed in 2009 by mannequin Lindsay Ring. The accusations embrace “inappropriate texts and unwanted advances, including kissing and groping,” says the information outlet. This previous January, supermodel Kate Upton publicly accused the cofounder of sexual misconduct on her Twitter account. Throughout an interview with Time journal following the announcement, Upton revealed that Marciano groped her breast throughout a personal assembly in 2010.

The fallout: The firm launched an investigation earlier this yr into the allegations, reportedly conducting over 40 interviews and looking via tens of millions of paperwork. The cofounder reached a settlement with the accusers for $500,000, and as of June 13, has resigned from his place.

Might 2018:

Morgan Freeman

Date: Might 24, 2018

The allegations: Actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of inappropriate misconduct and harassment by eight ladies, in response to an investigation by CNN. Per the report, a number of ladies allege that the 80-year-old actor made inappropriate feedback and sexual remarks on film units, in what the outlet describes as a “pattern of inappropriate behaviour.” None of these allegations have been confirmed in a courtroom of regulation.

Hello everybody, I do know your idols are falling, I do know it hurts to be dissatisfied, however think about if that individual you thought you knew from his picture sexually harassed you. Keep the course, we can be higher for this societally. The dialog have to be had. #MorganFreeman

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) Might 24, 2018

The fallout: Freeman responded to the allegations in a press release to Sky Information. “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” reads the assertion. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected—that was never my intent.” He advised ABC Information, “it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.”

July 2018:

Justin Trudeau

Date: July three, 2018

The allegations: On Canada Day, whereas visiting Regina, a reporter requested Trudeau about story that has been circulating for years: that he groped a younger feminine reporter at a music pageant in British Columbia in 2000.After the pageant, the Creston Valley Advance revealed an unsigned editorial accusing Trudeau of “groping” and “inappropriately handling” a reporter who was overlaying the occasion. Trudeau was a 28-year-old instructor on the time and attending the Kokanee Summit pageant in Creston, B.C. in honour of his brother, Michel.

The fallout: Trudeau’s response was… not the perfect. “I remember that day in Creston well. I had a good day that day; I don’t remember any negative interactions that day at all,” he stated.

Anthony Anderson

Date: July 20, 2018

The allegations: Anthony Anderson, the Emmy-nominated actor and star of ABC’s Black-ish, has been accused of sexual assaulting a lady, in accordance with stories by The Blast. The incident is alleged to have occurred over a yr in the past, the place the lady says she was assaulted after assembly with Anderson following a celebration she catered to debate future enterprise alternatives. She reported the incident to police earlier this yr.

This isn’t the primary time Anderson has confronted sexual assault allegations. In 2004, the actor and an assistant director have been accused of raping an additional on the set of the Oscar-winning film, Hustle & Movement. The fees have been dropped after the decide declared there was no possible trigger to attempt the case,

The fallout: The actor denies the allegations In a press release to Selection,  the actor’s rep stated: “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report, whether it is true or false. The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.” On September four, the LA district lawyer declined to press expenses as a result of the “woman refused cooperate and there was not enough evidence”, in accordance with TMZ. 

Les Moonves

Date: July 27, 2018

The allegations: The New Yorker studies that six ladies have accused CBS chairman and CEO government Leslie Moonves of sexual harassment—spanning from the 1980s into the late 2000s. 4 of the ladies have accused the veteran community government of forcible touching or kissing throughout enterprise conferences, whereas two informed The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow that Moonves bodily intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. All of the ladies had skilled dealings with him, and feared that their careers would endure in the event that they stepped ahead. 

Moreover, 30 present and former staff of CBS allege that in Moonves’s tenure, different male staff at CBS information who have been accused of sexual misconduct have been promoted—”whilst the corporate paid settlements to ladies with complaints.” Whereas The New Yorker was unable to verify that Moonves knew of all of these allegations, he has a fame for being “closely involved in management decisions across the network.” 

The fallout: In a press release after the information broke, Moonves advised The New Yorker, “I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected—and abided by the principle—that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.” Moonves’s spouse of 14 years, Julie Chen, who hosts CBS’s actuality present Massive Brother launched a press release in help of her husband, and later left her place as co-host on CBS’s The Speak. On September 9, Moonves stepped down.

September 2018:

Brett Kavanaugh

Date: September 16, 2018

The allegations: Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Courtroom nominee and good friend of Trump, is dealing with a number of allegations of sexual misconduct. The first, from Christine Blasey Ford, dates again to the 80s, when Ford says Kavanaugh groped her at a highschool social gathering. Since then, Deborah Ramirez, a Yale College classmate of Kavanaugh’s, has come ahead with claims that he uncovered himself to her throughout a celebration throughout his freshman yr. A 3rd lady, Julie Swetnick, has additionally come ahead with claims Kavanaugh was current when she was raped at a highschool get together. A fourth lady, who has chosen to remain nameless, has additionally come ahead.

The fallout: After Ford testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to, U.S. President Donald Trump instructed the FBI to research her claims, however hasn’t given approval for the company to speak to Ford herself, sources say.

October 2018:

Orri Páll Dyráson of Sigur Rós

Date: October 1, 2018

The allegations: Every week earlier than the story went public, Los-Angelos based mostly artist Meagan Boyd posted on Instagram saying that she met Dyrason at a membership in 2013 and after they went to sleep collectively that night time, he raped her twice. She additionally posted about an alleged e mail dialog between the 2, the place she advised him he was gaslighting her after he disputed her reminiscence of the occasions. Her account has since been set to non-public.

The fallout: Dyrason introduced in a Fb submit that he was stepping down from the band in order to not affect their work. Though he didn’t immediately deny the allegations, he additionally wrote, “I will do anything in my power to get myself out of this nightmare, but out of respect for those actually suffering from sexual violence, I will not take that fight public.”

With information from Chatelaine and Courtney Shea.

In case you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, contact the Assaulted Ladies’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511, discover a rape disaster centre, transition home or ladies’s centre by way of The Canadian Affiliation of Sexual Assault Centres, or attain out to a useful resource in your province:

British Columbia: VictimLinkBC (24/7 hotline: 1-800-563-0808) | Alberta: Affiliation of Alberta Sexual Assault Providers; Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (24/7 hotline: 780-423-4121) | Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Info Centre (24/7 hotline: 306-244-2224) | Manitoba: Klinic Group Well being (24/7 hotline: 1-888-292-7565) | Ontario: The Ontario Coalition of Rape Disaster Centres; Assaulted Ladies’s Helpline (24/7 hotline: 1-866-863-0511, or textual content #SAFE (#7233) on a Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus cell phone) | Quebec: Authorities of Quebec (24/7 hotline: 1-888-933-9007) | New Brunswick: Fredericton Sexual Assault Disaster Centre (24/7 hotline: 506-454-0437) | Nova Scotia: Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (24/7 response line: 902-425-0122) | Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island Rape & Sexual Assault Centre (name 1-888-368-8055 to request counseling, or contact the Canada-wide psychological well being disaster line for help at 1-888-893-8333) | Newfoundland: NL Sexual Assault Disaster & Prevention Centre (24/7 hotline: 1-800-726-2743) | Northwest Territories: Hospital-Based mostly 24 hour Disaster Line (1-800-661-0844) | Yukon: VictimLinkBC additionally serves the Yukon (24/7 hotline: 1-800-563-0808) | Nunavut: Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Assist Line (867-979-3333 or 1-800-265-3333, out there each night time from 7pm-12am Baffin time).

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