Here Are All the Public Figures Who've Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein

Here Are All the Public Figures Who've Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein
From TIME - November 9, 2017

Since the New York Times and The New Yorker first published allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and dozens of others, the disgraced producer has been fired from his company and Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance is reportedly seeking an indictment against him.

A new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker also details Weinsteins alleged and elaborate efforts to silence journalists and accusers. The former movie executive denies the new accusations and any allegations of non-consensual sex, but said in a statement to the Times that, I appreciate the way Ive behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.

The Weinstein scandal has sparked a national conversation about sexual misconduct and prompted others to come forward with accusations ranging from groping to rape against prominent men, including former Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, actor Ben Affleck and former President George H. W. Bush.

These are the men who have been accused of sexual misconduct after the Harvey Weinstein allegations.

Steven Seagal

Portia de Rossi alleged on Twitter that the Above the Law actor unzipped his leather pants during an audition. The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies said in an interview on Sirius XMs Just Jenny Show on Nov. 3 that a casting agent sent her to Seagals hotel room for an audition, where she saw his gun. Seagal has faced other allegations dating back to at least 1998.

Seagal has denied claims of sexual harassment in the past, but hasnt commented publicly on de Rossi or Margulies claims. His manager did not immediately respond to TIMEs request for comment.

Jeffrey Tambor

Amazon confirmed to Deadline that it is investigating the Transparent star following allegations of sexual harassment. Tambors former assistant first made the claims in a private Facebook post, according to Deadline.

Tambor denied the allegations in a statement to Deadline. I am aware that a former disgruntled assistant of mine has made a private post implying that I had acted in an improper manner toward her, he said. I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation. An agent for Tambor told TIME he had no further comment beyond his statement to Deadline.

Ed Westwick

In a detailed Facebook post, actor Kristina Cohen alleged that the former Gossip Girl star raped her three years ago. She alleges that she was brought to Westwicks home by a producer she was dating at the time. She took a nap in the guest bedroom, where Westwick allegedly fingered and raped her. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted tof**k me. I was paralyzed, terrified, she wrote.

Westwick denied the allegation in an Instagram post. I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape, he wrote. His manager did not immediately respond to TIMEs request for comment.

Dustin Hoffman

Author Anna Graham Hunter wrote an essay for the Hollywood Reporter, in which she alleges that Hoffman sexually harassed her on the set of the 1985 film Death of a Salesman when she was just 17 years old. Hunter claims that Hoffman groped her and make inappropriate comments to her.

In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman said: 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. A spokesperson for Hoffman did not immediately respond to TIMEs request for comment.

Brett Ratner

The Los Angeles Times interviewed six women, including actors Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, who alleged that producer and director Brett Ratner sexually harassed or assaulted them. The allegations include forcing oral sex, masturbating in front of one woman and graphically discussing sex.

In a statement to the Times, Ratners lawyer, Martin Singer, categorically denied the allegations. I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, Singer said. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client. Ratners attorney did not immediately respond to TIMEs request for comment.

Jeremy Piven

Actor Ariane Bellamar alleged on Twitter that Piven groped her on the set of Entourage. CBS, which airs Wisdom of the Crowd starring Piven, said it would investigate the allegations, according to the Associated Press.

Piven denied the allegations in a statement sent to Entertainment Weekly. I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen, Piven said. 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 didnt happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.

Michael Oreskes

The Washington Post reported that Oreskes, currently NPRs senior vice president of news and editorial director, kissed them without their consent while he was the Washington bureau chief of the New York Times almost two decades ago. Another woman, according to NPR, said that Oreskes brought up personal details during career counseling session while she worked with him at NPR.

Oreskes resigned from his post on Nov. 1. In an internal memo obtained by CNN, he wrote: I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt. My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility. Oreskes did not respond to TIMEs request for comment.

Andy Dick

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the actor was fired from independent film Raising Buchanan after allegations of sexual harassment including groping peoples genitals, making unwanted sexual advances and unwanted kissing and licking.

Dick confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that he was let go from the film. He denied groping anyone, but didnt deny the propositioning or kissing allegations. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. Thats my thing, he told the magazine. Its me being funny. Im not trying to sexually harass people.

Kevin Spacey

Actor Anthony Rapp alleged in an interview with BuzzFeed that Spacey placed him on a bed, climbed on top of him and made a sexual advance when Rapp was only 14-years-old.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Spacey said he didnt remember the encounter. Im beyond horrified to hear his story, Spacey wrote. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.

Hamilton Fish

Fish, the president and publisher of The New Republic, is taking a leave of absence as the company investigates complaints related to interactions between [Fish] and a number of women employees, the New York Times reports. I appreciate the candor our employees have displayed in coming forward with their concerns, and I take the concerns very seriously, The New Republics owner Win McCormack said in a letter to employees, according to the Times. The investigation comes after allegations that former literary editor Leon Wieseltier harassed his colleagues during his time at the magazine.

Fish has not commented publicly. He did not immediately respond to TIMEs request for comment.

Stephen Collins

Journalist Mimi Kramer alleged in a blog post that the 7th Heaven actor fondled her twice at the Drama Desk Awards about 30 years ago. The first time, I couldnt believe it had happened. The second time, I turned back to look at him, and he smiled and winked at me before going back to smiling and winking at people in the audience, she wrote.

In 2014, Collins admitted and apologized for inappropriate sexual conduct with three minors between 1973 to 1994. A manager for Collins did not immediately respond to TIMEs request for comment about Kramers allegations.

Ken Baker

E! News said it was investigating correspondent Ken Baker, Variety reported, after two women claimed he sexually harassed them. One former employee told The Wrap that Baker asked her to sit on his lap, while a former intern told the publication that he propositioned her for sex and texted her that he wanted to give her a Tiffany dildo with Ken Baker engraved on the shaft. E! has a longstanding commitment to providing a safe working environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity, E! told Variety in a statement. We take all complaints of misconduct very seriously, and thoroughly investigate all allegations of harassment.

I am very disturbed by these anonymous allegations, which make my heart ache. I take them very seriously, Baker said in a statement to the Wrap. I care deeply for peoples feelings and sincerely live in a way that treats people with dignity and respect.

Rick Najera

Najera, a writer and producer who headed CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy showcase, left his role following an investigation focused on inappropriate comments Najera allegedly made to performers, Variety reported. He allegedly told one woman that he and his wife were in an open relationship and made lewd comments to another. Rachel Bloom, the star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, confirmed to Variety that she sent an email to warn other women of Najeras behavior and encourage them to come forward.

In March 2017, CBS became aware of inappropriate comments made during the production of the Diversity Comedy Showcase, and remedial action was taken at that time, which the company felt was appropriate to the matter. Subsequent information has recently emerged. After looking into these reports and a discussion with Mr. Najera, he has resigned from his role with the Diversity Comedy Showcase, a spokesperson for CBS told Variety. A representative for Najera declined to comment to Variety.

Mark Halperin

Halperin apologized after five women told CNN that he had sexually harassed them while he was the political director of ABC News. The women, who all spoke to CNN anonymously, alleged that the journalist, who co-authored Game Change and worked for TIME from 2007 to 2014, propositioned employees for sex, touched them with his genitals and groped one womans breasts without her consent. (Halperin denies grabbing a womans breasts and pressing his genitals against women, according to CNN). NBC News and MSNBC, which currently employs Halperin, told CNNs Oliver Darcy that Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood.

During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me, Halperin said in a statement to CNN. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, Im going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.

Knight Landesman

Landesman resigned as the publisher of art magazine Artforum on Oct. 25 after at least nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a lawsuit. According to the New York Times, Landesman asked employees questions about their sex lives and touched them without their consent. The suit also claims that the owners of Arforum knew about Landesmans alleged behavior but didnt intervene. We will do everything in our ability to bring our workplace in line with our editorial mission, and we will use this opportunity to transform Artforum into a place of transparency, equity, and with zero tolerance for sexual harassment of any kind, a statement from Artforums three publishers said, according to the Times.

I fully recognize that I have tested certain boundaries, which I am working hard to correct, Landesman told artnet News. I have never willfully or intentionally harmed anyone. However, I am fully engaged in seeking help to insure that my behavior with both friends and colleagues is above reproach in the future.

President George H. W. Bush

Actor Heather Lind claimed in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, that the former president touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side and told her a dirty joke while posing for a photograph four years ago, according to People.

Leon Wieseltier

Ethan Kath

R. Kelly

Terry Richardson

James Toback

John Besh

Lockhart Steele

Robert Scoble

Chris Savino

David Blaine

Bob Weinstein

Roy Price

Oliver Stone

Ben Affleck


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