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All 71 Men Accused of Sexual Harassment After Weinstein

Terrible, Horrible, List of No Good, Very Bad Men By Rachel Huley

Since Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a serial predator, there have been allegations of terrifying behavior by dozens of men.



Since The New York Times published its investigative report exposing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator on October 5, the dam has broken and countless powerful men across industries have been accused of sexual harassment and/or abuse. The report from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey peeled back the veneer of normalcy around sexual harassment and the old "boys will be boys" adage to help spur the #MeToo movement in which survivors of harassment and abuse have added their voices to the ever-growing numbers of people speaking out about their own experiences.

It's been nearly two months since the Weinstein story broke, and the "Weinstein Effect" has since taken down dozens of other men, including Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, and James Toback, who've allegedly used sexual harassment and power to terrorize hundreds of victims. The insidiousness of the crimes has varied from sexually explicit or inappropriate comments to rape, but the abuse of power and, often, collusion of other powerful people to keep the crimes under wraps have been common denominators.

Here are the 71 men who've lost their jobs or resigned, or who face multiple allegations of sexual harassment or assault since the Times story was first published.

01_david-guillodDavid Guillod

David Guillod, CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment, resigned from the company over allegations that he drugged and assaulted several women over the years. Actress Jessica Barth alleged that he drugged and assaulted her during a dinner meeting in 2012. Barth, who appeared in the movie Ted, reported the assault to the Los Angeles Police Department after it happened but said she was threatened with a lawsuit if she moved forward with pressing charges. Barth came forward with her story after two other women accused Guillod of raping and drugging them, The Wrap reported. One woman alleged that he raped her while she was drunk during a work trip to Santa Barbara, Calif. Others in the company confirmed that she was out of sorts and "hysterical" after the alleged assault. Later that year, Guillod allegedly drugged and raped two women at his home in Los Angeles's Los Feliz neighborhood, where one recalls blacking out and waking up in a bed covered with blood, although she could not be sure whose it was. The women said he informed them when they were conscious the next morning that they'd had sex and that they may want to get checked for sexually transmitted infections, although the women said it was not consensual.


Adam Venit

While the #MeToo movement was trending on social media, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews tweeted about his experience with sexual assault. A "high-level Hollywood executive came over" and "groped [his] privates," Crews tweeted. The accused perpetrator of the assault, it turned out, was WME talent agent Adam Venit, who does not represent Crews though the actor is a client at WME. Venit, who called to apologize to Crews, is currently on leave from the company, where he represents Dustin Hoffman and Brett Ratner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Jeremy Piven

Actress Ariane Bellamar accused Jeremy Piven (Entourage and Wisdom of the Crowd) of sexually assaulting her on the set of Entourage and at the Playboy Mansion. She tweeted about the incidents, adding the hashtag #MeToo, but Piven denied the allegations. A second accuser, Smallville actress Cassidy Freeman, posted in support of Bellamar, saying, "The backlash this woman received was horrendous," before also accusing Piven of predatory behavior toward her when she was very young, according to HuffPost. British-American journalist Shelby Welinder also came forward on Twitter to say that Piven sexually harassed her as well before several more came forward. CBS chose to end Piven's current series, Wisdom of the Crowd, in light of the allegations. ,


Michael Oreskes

A top executive at NPR, Michael Oreskes has had several complaints lodged against him with the public radio giant's senior management in the past couple years, according to The Washington Post. Two women alleged that Oreskes forcefully kissed them on the lips and forced his tongue into their mouths when he was Washington bureau chief for The New York Times. He offered them career advice and the possibility of a job in order to meet with them privately. The reports initially landed him on indefinite suspension, but he resigned soon after. Three women had complained about Oreskes's behavior, but NPR's CEO and chief legal officer, Jarl Mohn and Jonathan Hart, respectively, removed Oreskes only after the publication of the article, although it's reported they had been long aware of the allegations.


Andy Dick

Actor Andy Dick allegedly harassed people on the set of the indie film Raising Buchanan and has since been dropped from the feature. While he denied groping anyone, he admitted that he's aware of his history, which includes sexual misconduct. Dick did not deny the allegations that he propositioned people on set for sex. Rather, he said, "I'm single, depressed, lonely and trying to get a date. They can just say no, and they probably did and then I was done," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dick has a history of exposing his genitals and licking people's faces, but he said that is behind him.


Kevin Spacey

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey's pursuit younger men has been an open secret in Hollywood, but being accused of sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp when he was 14 years old brought Spacey out of the closet in an attempt to deflect from the crime. After apologizing not for his actions but for Rapp's feelings, several other young men have come forward alleging that the House of Cards actor sexually abused or harassed them, including eight people who worked on the Netflix show.


Tyler Grasham

Gay agent Tyler Grasham was fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts after at least nine accusations of sexual assault against young men. Tyler Cornell, 20, and Lucas Ozarowski, 27, have filed criminal complaints with the Los Angeles Police Department. And Scotland Yard is now investigating Grasham after a British actor, Jack Edwards, said Grasham fondled him in a London hotel room in 2010 when he was 15 and Grasham was 44.


Chris Savino

Creator of The Loud House and animator of several other fan-favorite cartoons, such as The Power Puff Girls, Chris Savino was fired from Nickelodeon after at least 12 women accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct. The accusations mounted over several years, according to Variety, and include nonconsensual sexual advances toward women and punishment of those who ended consensual relationships with him. Savino has since made a public apology on Facebook, saying he is "deeply sorry and ashamed."


John Besh

Celebrity chef and TV personality John Besh, who specializes in the cuisine of southern Louisiana, stepped down from the Besh Restaurant Group amid sexual harassment allegations from 25 women. Not only do several of the current and former female employees of his restaurants allege that Besh harassed them, but women who spoke out said that he fostered an environment in which other male employees harassed women freely. The environment of harassment was so pervasive at Besh's restaurants that several of the women who filed complaints also alleged that other female employees had warned them to beware of "handsy" male supervisors, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. But instead of the company firing male employees who grabbed women without consent, the women who complained of sexual harassment were often met with retaliation from other employees.

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Roy Price

The former head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, resigned from his position as president of the juggernaut streaming service after the company suspended him over sexual harassment allegations. Isa Hackett, producer of The Man in the High Castle, was promoting the series with Price, who she claimed propositioned her for sex relentlessly, according to The Washington Post. He was engaged to be married, but his fiancee, writer Lila Feinberg, canceled the wedding in light of the allegations.


George H.W. Bush

Seven women have accused the former president of groping them while taking photos, even from the wheelchair he currently uses. The accusations are similar; the women claim that Bush grabbed their buttocks in public. Bush, now 93, released a statement through a spokesman in which he apologized for offending the women.


Mark Halperin

Five women have accused the NBC commentator of harassing them in the workplace. In a statement to CNN, Halperin confirmed he pursued relationships with women at work but denied any sexual misconduct. In response to the allegations, Halperin left his contributor posts at MSNBC and NBC News and lost a book deal.


Danny Masterson

Four women have accusedThat '70s Show star Danny Masterson of raping them in the early 2000s. The Los Angeles County district attorney has compelling evidence against the actor, according to Huff Post. Masterson, a devout Scientologist, denied the allegations and has been working with Thomas Mesereau and Marty Singer as his criminal defense attorney and litigator. Three of the four women who accused Masterson attend the Church of Scientology. As of early December 2017, Netflix has written Masterson's character out of The Ranch, to Masterson's disappointment, says the Hollywood Reporter. The show was formerly produced by Masterson and his That 70s Show costar, Ashton Kutcher.


Terry Richardson

Fashion photographer Terry Richardson has long been accused of being a sexually frustrated pervert and calling it art. But the flood of accusations against sexual abusers continues to gather, and Richardson, who's better known as "Uncle Terry," has been accused of ejaculating on model Charlotte Waters after licking her body, and of groping Jamie Peck after suggesting she give him a hand job, according to HuffPost. In light of the allegations, he was banned from working with Vogue, and other leading magazines. Richardson claimed that all of the interactions with his models have been consensual due to his professional aesthetic being "explicit in nature."


Robert Scoble

Accusations of sexual miscondust by prominent tech vlogger Robert Scoble have been well-documented. Scoble at one point apologized and blamed his behavior on alcoholism, but TechCrunch spoke with several women who've said that's simply not true. The women allege that the Silicon Valley powerhouse propositioned them for sexual affairs, asking to "make out," and making other inappropriate advances after publicly stating he would go sober. Scoble apologized on Facebook without responding to specific allegations, but then deleted the apology and posted a rebuttal to any reports calling him a sexual harasser. Scoble blamed the harassment claims on women who "felt peer pressure to join the #MeToo Bandwagon, perhaps because they felt slighted for other reasons." On his website, Scoble admitted to "working to be a better person" and gave details countering some of the accounts against him.


Gavin Baker

Fidelity Investments stock-pickerGavin Baker allegedly sexually harassed several junior female employees at the mutual-fund giant. He formerly managed $14.6 billion and had his own stake in private companies like Uber, according to The Boston Globe. Baker was fired due to the accusations. He "strenuously denies any supposed allegations," and the terms of his resignation are in question.


Andy Signore

Andy Signore, the creator of "Honest Trailers" on YouTube channel Screen Junkies, owned by Defy Media, was terminated effective immediately for allegations of sexual harassment and attempted sexual assault. Two young women came forward accusing Signore of making inappropriate comments to them; one said he masturbated to photos of her, and the other said he tried to sexually assault her on multiple occasions, according to Deadline.


Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier, a former editor at The New Republic, was accused of sexual harassment and making inappropriate advances toward women just before unveiling his new magazine, Idea. His financiers have pulled back funding in light of the accusations, which include Wieseltier making comments on the fitting of female staffers' clothing and the women on the mouth, The New York Times reports. Male staff members allegedly commonly witnessed his behavior toward women in the office and took no action against the editor. Wieseltier has since apologized to his colleagues on the magazine and for the "offenses against some of [his] colleagues in the past."


David Corn

Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn was investigated a few years ago for workplace behavior that was deemed inappropriate. Staffers shared concerns in emails obtained recently by Politico, sayingCorn made "rape jokes" to several women, gave them "unwelcome shoulder rubs," engaged in uninvited touching of their legs, arms, backs, and waists, and made "inappropriate comments about women's sexuality and anatomy." Corn defended himself by saying that neither his comments nor touching were sexual in intent, and that he never joked about rape.


Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer has departed Lionsgate, where he held an executive position. While the departure was officially due to company "restructuring," Kramer was also recently under investigation for claims of "inappropriate interaction with a female assistant at the Berlin International Film Festival," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The investigation results were inconclusive, though the assistant was reassigned at her own request. Before working at Lionsgate, Kramer was president of business, legal affairs and general counsel at the Weinstein Company.


Twiggy Ramirez

Twiggy Ramirez, a.k.a. Jeordie White, the bassist for Marilyn Manson, has been accused of rape by the lead singer of "Jack Off Jill," Jessicka Addams, Variety reported. Addams, who was in a relationship with White, said he became physically and emotionally abusive shortly after they began seeing each other when she was 18. Addams wrote on Facebook that her record label advised her to remain silent about the abuse because the backlash would ruin her career. Manson has since decided to part ways with White, and replaced him on the upcoming tour, he announced via Twitter.


Dustin Hoffman

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman allegedly sexually harassed a 17-year-old intern on the TV film set of Death of a Salesman in 1985/ The intern, Anna Graham Hunter, now a writer in her 40s, recounted her experiences with Hoffman through detailed journal entries in a guest column with The Hollywood Reporter. Hunter alleged that Hoffman repeatedly asked her about sex life, touched her backside, and made bizarre sexual innuendos like saying he wanted "hard-boiled clitoris" when she asked him for his lunch order. A second accuser, playwright Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, alleged that in 1991 she took a meeting with Hoffman and producer Murray Schisgal to discuss adapting her play into a feature for Hoffman to star in, Variety reports. According to her account, the actor skipped discussing her work entirely and focused on questions including, "Have you been intimate with a man over 40?" and "Will you come shopping with me at this nearby hotel?" When Riss Gatsiounis declined the offers to go with Hoffman, the discussion on adapting her play was over. Schisgal said he doesn't recall Hoffman's comments to the playwright. Hoffman declined comment on Riss Gatsiounis's allegations; of the Death of a Salesman incident, he 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." More accusations came out against the actor in mid-December. One woman, Cori Thomas said that he exposed his penis to her in a hotel room when she was 16 and visiting New York City with Hoffman's teen daughter who was her friend at the time. Then, he manipulated the young woman into giving him a foot massage, she told Variety. Another woman, Melissa Kester, alleged that Hoffman assaulted her by shoving his fingers down her pants when she was recording audio for his movie Ishtar. Another woman who chose to remain anonymous, recounted a similar story to Variety, alleging that he shoved his fingers up her skirt and inside of her.


Hamilton Fish V

President and publisher of The New Republic, Hamilton Fish V, was asked to take a leave of absence in the midst of an independent investigation into his interactions with female employees. The magazine's owner, Win McCormack, sent out a company-wide memo that read, "A number of employees have come forward in the last few days to express concern about certain workplace interactions that have created an uncomfortable environment for them. As I understand them, these concerns relate specifically to interactions between Ham Fish and a number of women employees," The New York Times reported. At the time of the article's publication, Fish declined to comment.


Lockhart Steele

Lockhart Steele, editorial director at Vox and founder of Curbed Network, admitted to engaging in conduct that was inconsistent with the core values of Vox Media and was terminated effective immediately, according to a message on the company's Slack channel, The Awl reported. Meanwhile, there's an ongoing investigation within the company regarding sexual harassment allegations made on the "Shitty Media Men list," which accused several men in positions of power in the media of sexual assault and harassment before being taken down.


Knight Landesman

At least nine women have accused former Artforum magazine publisher Knight Landesman of sexual assault and harassment. The accusations include stories of Landesman groping women during art gallery events while promising to assist them with their careers. Hehas since resigned from his position, and over 5,000 artists, writers, curators, art historians, and others have signed an open letter condemning Landesman, who has been a powerful player in the international art scene going back decades, according to The New York Times. But the open letter calls for more than just his resignation. "The resignation of one publisher from one high-profile magazine does not solve the larger, more insidious problem: an art world that upholds inherited power structures at the cost of ethical behavior," the letter reads.


Ben Affleck

Responding to crimes committed by his colleague Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck posted on social media that he was "angry and saddened" at the allegations. In response, Rose McGowan, leader of the #RoseArmy against Hollywood sexual abusers and their bystanders, tweeted, "Ben Affleck fuck off." She followed that up with accusations that Affleck had long been aware of Weinstein's sexually abusive behavior. Affleck's public condemning of survivors of sexual abuse opened him up to scrutiny, and One Tree Hill actress Hillary Burton tweeted that she hadn't forgotten when Affleck tweaked her breast on Total Request Live. A Vox article on Affleck's alleged misconduct quotes women on Twitter who said he groped them at a Golden Globes party in 2014.


Brett Ratner

Six women initially accused director Brett Ratner of sexually harassing or assaulting them in an article in the Los Angeles Times. The allegations include forceing Species actress Natasha Henstridge to perform oral sex on him after blocking her from exiting his apartment, masturbating in front of actress Olivia Munn, and graphically describing how he would perform oral sex on Jaime Ray Newman of Supernatural fame to her during an Air Canada flight. These of the few of many accounts against Ratner, who has denied all of them. But Gal Gadot announced her refusal to do the next Wonder Woman installment if Ratner is involved. Ellen Page has also spoken against Ratner, who she claims outed her as gay while filming X-Men: The Last Stand before she had even come out to herself.


James Toback

James Toback, whose credits include: writing and directing films with womanizing lead male characters like in The Pick-Up Artist (1987) and When Will I Be Loved (2004), has faced numerous accusations of sexual abuse. Following the Weinstein allegations, over 300 women have come out against Toback, accusing him of sexual harassment and assault, according to the Los Angeles Times. Many of these women said the encounters involved Toback dry humping them or masturbating himself to ejaculation on their bodies or into his own pants. While Toback denies the allegations against him and claims they were "biologically impossible" due to his health, a Gawker article from 2012 features a New York resident who claimed she once had to hear Toback talk about being a member of the Church of Orgasm and needing to come at least seven or eight times a day.


Bob Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein's brother Bob Weinstein, cofounder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company, has also been accused of sexual harassment. Mist showrunner Amanda Segal alleged that Bob Weinstein repeatedly asked her to join him for dinners, threatening to fire her if she didn't agree to go, and made other romantic overtures until she had her lawyer tell Weinstein Company executives that she would be quitting the show unless Weinstein discontinued any and all communication regarding personal matters, Variety reports. While Bob Weinstein's lawyer and representatives denied the allegations, they further muddied the tainted Weinstein brand. The board of the company has not made any public comments on removing Bob Weinstein from his position , though it does have prospective buyers whose condition of sale would include his resignation, according to The Wrap.


Harvey Weinstein

Miramax and Weinstein Company founder and Academy Award winning producer Harvey Weinstein has had over 70 sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him, including rape charges. Through the decades, the accusations of Weinstein's sexual harassment have been silenced through payout agreements made between Weinstein and his alleged victims. The recent allegations of rape that actress Paz de la Huerta made against him might fall within the state of New York's statute of limitations, meaning that Weinstein might be arrested. The allegations against Weinstein opened up a floodgate; some are calling the revelations of massive numbers of men using their positions of power to abuse the "Weinstein Effect." Weinstein has since been denounced by the academy, fired from his board of directors at Miramax, and resigned from the Weinstein Company, in which he still owns a 22 percent share. Harvey Weinstein and his attorneys deny any claims of nonconsensual sexual intercourse.


Jeffrey Tambor

After accusations of sexually harassing women on the set of Transparent, including berating his former assistant and pressing his erect penis against transgender actress Trace Lysette,Tambor has unexpectedly departed from the show. "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." Tambor told Variety.


Roy Moore

The Advocate has been reporting for years on the anti-LGBT ways of Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice and now U.S. Senate candidate. But this year the man who thinks that allowing two adults of the same sex to marry will destroy the nation was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl he reportedly dated when he was in his 30s. He also reportedly dated several girls in their later teens during this part of his life, and one has accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 16. Some sources say Moore was banned from the Gadsden Mall in Alabama because of his cruising for young girls, but mall officials don't have records going back that far to confirm it. Moore has denied all the allegations of assault or dating underage girls, although he has said he dated some girls in their later teens before he married his wife, Kayla. Donald Trump remains squarely in Moore's corner, and Moore's supporters on the religious right see a "liberal media" conspiracy against him. Moore, a Republican, faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Senate special election December 12. Many Republicans have called for him to leave the race, but he shows no inclination to do so.


Benny Medina

Jennifer Lopez's talent manager and inspiration behind The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Benny Medina was accused of attempted rape by Sordid Lives actor Jason Dottley, which The Advocate originally reported. Medina "categorically denies the allegation of attempted rape" that Dottley said occurred in 2008. The actor accused Medina of grabbing him by the shirt and throwing him onto Medina's bed, bearing his forearm into his neck, and pinning him to the mattress. Medina allegedly kept repeating, "I'm having you! Oh, I will have you..." while he pulled on Dottley's pants. The alleged assault was eventually interrupted by Dottley's friend, after which Medina reportedly threw Dottley toward the door and told them both to "get the fuck out of here." Medina continues to be a major TV executive with credits like The Fosters, Shades of Blue, and NBC's upcoming Bye Bye Birdie Live!


Andrew Kreisberg

Fifteen women and four men alleged that the Warner Bros. TV superhero mogul of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching on his shows Arrow,Supergirl, and The Flash. in a Varietyatricle.Fearing retaliation, none of the sources were named. Kreisberg, who denies the allegations, has been terminated from all shows in the Arrowverse as of Wednesday, November 29.


Louis C.K.

In an expose by The New York Times, five women accused the comedian of masturbating in front of them. One alleged C.K. was noticeably orgasming while on a business phone call. He reportedly asked others with less power than himself in the comedy scene if he could masturbate in the presence and took laughter as permission. The women described feeling threatened not only by C.K.'s clout in the industry but also by his powerful manager, Dave Becky, who encouraged them to stay quiet about the incidents. In a statement, the comedian confirmed the allegations, writing, "I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not. These stories are true." C.K.'s misconduct cost him the distribution of his movie I Love You, Daddy and an upcoming comedy special on Netflix.


Jesse Lacey

Two women have accused Jesse Lacey, the front man of Brand New, of sexual abuse and soliciting explicit photos from them when they were minors. The first, Nicole Elizabeth Garey, first alleged in a now-deleted Facebook post that Lacey exchanged information with her when she was 15. Afterward, he asked her to send nude photos through instant messages and watch him masturbate on Skype. The second, Emily Driskill, told Pitchfork that Lacey engaged in similar behavior after they met when she was 16. Without addressing any specific accuser, Lacey apologized in a blanket statement "for how often I have not afforded women the respect, support, or honesty that they deserved, and which is their right."


Gary Goddard

In an essay on Medium, actor Anthony Edwards, 55, accused producer and director Gary Goddard of molesting him when he was not yet 14 and raping a friend. His claims were corroborated by actor Bret Douglas Nighman, who in a follow-up Medium essay said he heard Goddard molesting Edwards on a touring production when he was 15. "I lay in my bed with my heart pounding and listened as one of my best friends who I loved get sexually molested," Nighman stated. He said he was also the victim of sexual abuse from Goddard when he was 15 and 16. Goddard, who directed the 1987 film Masters of the Universe and has founded an entertainment design firm, has denied these accusations. Previously, Goddard was the target of a 2014 lawsuit, alongside X-Men director Bryan Singer, of sexually abusing minors. The charges were dismissed, reports the Los Angeles Times.


Tom Sizemore

Actor Tom Sizemore stands accused of touching an 11-year-old actress's genitals on a movie set in Utah in 2003. The alleged victim came forward to The Hollywood Reporter with her story this month. Sizemore reportedly denied the actress's claim at the time, but he was sent home from the film shoot, for a movie called Born Killers, and his manager and agent dropped him, according to THR. "When the Utah incident occurred he'd recently been convicted of physically abusing and harassing his ex-girlfriend, the former 'Hollywood Madam' Heidi Fleiss," the publication notes. Sizemore has denied the allegations again now, but he's been dropped from the cast of an upcoming horror movie, The Door.


Matthew Weiner

The Mad Men creator was accused of sexual harassment by Kater Gordon, his former personal assistant who worked her way up into the writers' room and won an Emmy for an episode she wrote with Weiner. Gordon alleged that while they worked together late one night in 2008, Weiner said she owed it to him to let him see her naked. Marti Noxon, another writer and consulting producer on the show, famous for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Unreal, corroborated Gordon's claims. "I was at work with her the day after what she and described transpired. I remember clearly how shaken and subdued Kater was -- and continued to be from that day on," she told Variety. Noxon said Weiner's behavior mirrored that of the sexist businessmen characters he created. Despite her Emmy win, Gordon was fired from Mad Men a year later; she has not worked in Hollywood since. Instead, she runs a company that helps women who face sexual harassment in the workplace. A Weiner spokesman issued this statement: "He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague."


Eddie Berganza

DC Comics terminated Eddie Berganza, an editor there for 25 years, after several former female employees came forward to BuzzFeed News with claims of sexual harassment. Many said that they had reported Berganza to human resources to no effect. Over the years, his reputation led to comic creators turning down work with DC , with artist Sophie Campbell calling Berganza "scuzzy and scary."


Michael Hafford

A freelancer who once wrote the ironic column "The Male Feminist's Guide To..." for Broadly, Vice's feminist vertical, faces allegations of violent assault from several women. Three women who alleged "Male Feminist..." writer Michael Hafford abused them found each other on social media where they shared their stories after Vice Media's former social media editor Helen Donahue posted disturbing photos of the bruises to her upper body and neck she said Hafford inflicted. The women who spoke out about Hafford shared stories that range from his doing cocaine off of one woman's vagina, choking another, attempting anal sex without consent with another, and rape with still another, according to interviews the women gave to Jezebel. Responding to the allegations, a spokesperson for Vice said the company would not work with Hafford again.


Larry Nassar

Long umored to be a pedophile, U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of sexually assaulting children. The charges come from three victims under 13 and three between the ages of 13 and 15. The recognizable names among the 125 victims who filed sexual assault reports in Michigan against him include Olympic champs Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, and McKayla Maroney. Also the team doctor for Michigan State University's women's gymnastics and crew teams, Nassar faces 25 to 40 years in prison on each count. Michigan State covered up Nassar's crimes for decades, according to women who said they filed reports that were never investigated. Nassar is also awaiting sentencing for possessing child porn and attempted destruction of evidence.


Ken Baker

A senior correspondent for E! News, Ken Baker was a vocal critic of Harvey Weinstein when news broke of the producer's alleged crimes. But Baker, now under investigation by the network, came out hard against Weinstein even as he had his own checkered past. One accuser alleged that he asked her to sit on his lap in his office and that he often made inappropriate comments and touched her in ways that made her feel uncomfortable. Another woman, a former E! News intern, accused Baker of propositioning her for sex, kissing her without consent, and sending her a filthy text message in which he said he wanted to give her a Tiffany dildo with his name engraved on it for Christmas. She provided a screen shot of the text exchange between them.


Ed Westwick

British actor Ed Westwick, known mostly for his role on the CW soap Gossip Girl, has now been accused by four women of sexual assault -- with one woman, Aurelie Cao, unequivocally saying Westwick raped her. Cao's story is similar to that of Kristina Cohen; both women say they were brought to Westwick's home in 2014 by their then-boyfriends in what eerily sounds like setups. Westwick allegedly surprised a sleeping Cohen in a bedroom, touching her genitalia and then urging her to have sex with him until she complied. Cao said she was in a bedroom when the actor pushed her down on a bed, snapped off her bathing suit, and penetrated her against her will. Two other women have accused Westwick of groping them in public. Westwick angrily denied the allegations, but the BBC postponed the debut of a new show he's in "until these matters are resolved."


Oliver Stone

Acclaimed director Oliver Stone, who defended Harvey Weinstein, found himself in the hot seat when actress and model Carrie Stevens accused him of harassing her. "When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party. Two of a kind!" Stevens tweeted, saying the incident that occurred at a party around the time his film 1991 film JFK was released. Since then, actress and former Screen Actors Guild president Melissa Gilbert has come forward accusing Stone of harassing her when she auditioned for his 1991 film The Doors."He wrote this special scene that he wanted me to do for him physically in the casting room, and it was humiliating and horrid," Gilbert said, adding that he wanted her to get on her knees and repeat sexually graphic words that he's written specifically for her as a form of payback for her having spurned him at a club. Gilbert ran out of the audition room and Meg Ryan was eventually cast in the role of Jim Morrison's girlfriend.


Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose, once respected as one of the more intellectual interviewers on television, lost his gigs with PBS, CBS, and Bloomberg this fall after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct. They claimed his behaviors included groping their legs and breasts as well as walking around naked in front of them. Rose released a statement saying, "I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."


Glenn Thrush

The New York Times' star reporter Glenn Thrush is currently suspended and a book deal hangs in the balance after a report in Vox chronicled allegations of troubling behavior. Three young women said the journalist -- at Politico before being hired in December by the venerable Gray Lady to cover the Trump White House -- made unwanted advances toward them, usually at work events or parties where alcohol was consumed. They said Thrush used his fame and influence to gain the trust of these impressionable young journalists before allegedly pouncing; some of the women did claim some of their interactions were somewhat consensual, if clouded by drinking. Trush admitted he's been imbibing heavily lately in response to unspecified "personal and health crises." Thrush is now in rehab as the Times considers his fate.


Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone, star of the Rocky and Rambo franchises, was accused of coercing a 16-year-old girl to have intercourse with him and perform oral sex on both him and his bodyguard in Las Vegas in 1986, when he was making the movie Over the Top. Stallone was 40 at the time. She also said he threatened to "beat her head in" if she told anyone about the encounter. The girl did not press charges, saying she was too scared to do so, and a representative for Stallone said the incident "never happened."


John Conyers

A former staffer for John Conyers, a veteran Democratic congressman from Michigan, has claimed he fired her for rejecting his sexual advances. Conyers denies that he harassed her, but he did approve the payment of a $27,000 settlement to her, one of 264 settlements made by the U.S. Congress Office of Compliance over the past 20 years. Conyers has resisted calls for him to resign, some of which have come from fellow Democrats, but he stepped down as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee while the allegations against him are investigated.


John Lasseter

Pixar cofounder John Lasseter took a six-month sabbatical addressing what he called "painful conversations and "missteps" after it was erroneously reported that actress Rashida Jones, who is credited as a writer on Toy Story 4, left the project following unwanted advances from Lasseter. Jones debunked that rumor, saying she and her writing partner left the project because Pixar is "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice." Still, the accusation of harassment spurred other women to come forward with harassment claims. Women who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter alleged that he had a long history of "grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes." He reportedly had a reputation as a heavy drinker at parties who should be avoided at all costs. Women said they knew to turn their heads quickly to avoid his attempts to kiss them, and female employees came up with a defensive posture they called the "Lasseter Move" to avoid his placing his hands on their legs.


Nick Carter

The Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter found himself on the receiving end of a rape accusation earlier this month. Melissa Schuman, formerly of the teen girl group Dream, says Carter assaulted her 15 years ago, when she was 18 and he was 22. In a graphic blog post, Schuman described the experience, which included allegations that Carter pressured her to have sex against her will -- she was a virgin at the time -- and then physically prevented her from resisting with his weight. Carter denied the accusation and says he thought their encounter was consensual. Schuman released the following statement to People: "I was empowered to share my story because of the brave women who shared their stories before me."


Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken has a longer history with sketch comedy than he does in Congress. Recently, it came out that his brand of comedy includes the finding grabbing a sleeping woman breasts funny, as evidenced by a photo of him gleefully pretending to grab broadcaster Lauren Tweeden's breasts while she was sleeping and therefore unable to give consent. Beyond that, Tweeden, who was tapped to perform in a 2006 USO show that Franken scripted, accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her. Since Tweeden spoke about the incident, seven other women have come forward to accuse him of groping them during photo ops; each incident is briefly described in the eighth accuser's Atlanticop-ed.. Franken has apologized for his behavior while also saying that he can't recall having done it.

"I take a lot of pictures in Minnesota, thousands of pictures. I meet tens of thousands of people," Franken said in a press conference. "So those are instances that I do not remember. From the stories, it's been clear that there are some women, and one is too many, who feel that I have done something disrespectful, and that's hurt them, and for that, I am tremendously sorry."


Matt Lauer

Long-time host of NBC's Today, Matt Lauer was fired from the gig in late November after a colleague (who has not been publicly named) came forward with allegations that Lauer had been sexually inappropriate. The exact nature of the behavior was not released but NBC officials acted swiftly in removing from his position.
"On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer," Andrew Lack, the NBC News president, wrote in a memo to the staff. The allegation against Lauer "represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards. As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment," Lack continued.
The memo also noted that while it was the first official complaint filed against Lauer in 20 years, "We were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident," Lack wrote.


Garrison Keillor

The popular host of A Prarie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, announced that he was fired from Minnesota Public Radio for "inappropriate behavior" with a female colleague. Keillor detailed the incident in an email to the Star Tribune. "I put my hand on a woman's bare back. I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized. I sent her an email of apology later and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it. We were friends. We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called." He then went on to assert that he's has been a victim of inappropriate groping. "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 down below the beltline, I'd have at least a hundred dollars," Keillor wrote. "So this is poetic irony of a high order. But I'm just fine. I had a good long run and am grateful for it and for everything else." Just days prior to allegations against Keillor coming to light, he wrote a column for the Washington Post defending Sen. Al Franken's brand of comedy that includes gleefully pretending to grope a sleeping woman's breasts. Minnesota Public Radio said that an investigation is ongoing into the allegations against Keillor about events that occurred when he was still producing A Prairie Home Companion.


Teddy Davis

Teddy Davis, a producer of CNN's State of the Union, has been fired following an internal investigation regarding claims of inappropriate behavior that made colleagues uncomfortable, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jake Tapper, the host of the show on which Davis was a producer, tweeted his support for CNN executive's decision to keep the workplace safe. While no reports of physical or sexual assault were filed against Davis, the network statement claims the "behavior attributed to Mr. Davis does not align with the standards and values if CNN."


David Sweeney

NPR's Chief News Editor David Sweeney is no longer on staff, according to a staff email sent by Senior Vice President of news, Chris Turpin. At least three journalists at NPR have filed complaints against Sweeney with stories alleging he insisted on kissing several women on the mouth as well as giving gifts and other unwanted attention deemed inappropriate to the women he supervised, The Hill reported.


Justin Huff

Justin Huff, who cast top Broadway shows like Kinky Boots and the live musical revival of Grease on Fox, has been terminated from Telsey + Company following claims of inappropriate behavior. When reports of sexual misconduct were filed against Huff, the founder of Telsey + Co., his partner Bernard Telsey, took action. Telsey has since confirmed the sexual misconduct to Variety but did not give details.


Israel Horovitz

Nine women have accused playwright and director and co-founder of the Gloucester Stage Company Israel Horovitz of sexual assault. The theater has cut all ties with Horovitz in light of New York Times breaking the news of the allegations, which includes kissing and fondling girls as young as sixteen when he was in his 40s. He also allegedly raped Jocelyn Meinhardt, a summer fellow at the theater who had previously dated his son, the Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz. In addition to the nine women who've come forward with allegations against Horovitz recently, a Boston Phoenix expose from the early '90s that claimed he had harassed 10 women, which was dismissed by the Gloucester Stage board at that time, has resurfaced. Mr. Horovitz claims he has a "different memory of some of these events" but nevertheless apologized for the pain he caused for "the idea that [he] might have crossed a line."


Russell Simmons

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies in light of sexual assault allegations leveled at him by writer Jenny Lumet (daughter of director Sidney Lumet and granddaughter of Lena Horne). In a piece for The Hollywood Reporter Lumet wrote that Simmons forced her to have sex with him in 1991. Following the publication of the piece Simmons apologized to Lumet in a statement while also saying he recalled their encounter differently. Simmons also denied allegations model Keri Claussen Khalighi made, alleging that he and his good friend, director and predator Brett Ratner, teamed up to assault women. She was lured to Ratner's home under the auspices of viewing a video she'd worked on but while there, Simmons attacked her, forced her to perform oral sex and then penetrated while Ratner allowed it to happen. A third woman, Tanya Reid, said that Simmons pressured her to perform oral sex on him.


James Levine

The Metropolitan Opera's conductor James Levine has been suspended and his upcoming engagements canceled following allegations of abuse. Three men have come forward alleging sexual abuse that reaches as far back as 1968. A 2016 police report obtained by the New York Times revealed that Ashok Pai, a 15-year-old student of Levine's in 1985 said the conductor had molested him more than a hundred times over a period of several years. One accuser, Chris Brown, said that Levine masturbated in front of him at the Meadow Brook School of Music in 1968 when he was 17. A third accuser, James Lestock, claimed similar abuse as a 17-year-old cello student at the Meadow Brook School. The powers that be at The Met said they were aware of Pai's police report in 2016 but that they failed to act because Levine denied the allegations.


Dylan Howard

Dylan Howard, Chief Content Officer for American Media Inc. and top editor for The National Enquirer, US Weekly, and other supermarket gossip publications has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple female employees, according to the Associated Press. Howard, who calls himself 'Dildo,' allegedly forced female employees to watch or listen to porn, and reportedly discussed those employees' sex lives in the newsroom. Howard's behavior was previously investigated by a lawyer for American Media, but the lawyer, Cam Stracher, said "none of it rose to the level of harassment that would require termination," reported AP. The report also alleges that beyond encouraging a reporter to sleep with news sources, Howard may also have undermined an investigation against Harvey Weinstein prior to entering a business relationship with the infamous Hollywood Producer. Howard described all claims against him as "baseless" in what the AP defined a "brief phone interview." It is unclear if any disciplinary action has been taken against Howard.


Lorin Stein

Editor of the literary journal The Paris Review, Lorin Stein, has resigned following an investigation that was launched in October in response to sexual misconduct allegations. Stein admitted to engaging sexual relationships with writers and interns for the publication and occasionally using the office after hours to have sexual activity with the women who worked for him, which he acknowledged was "an abuse of my position," according to The New York Times. An investigation into Stein's behavior began when he told the board at The Paris Review that his name appeared on a list of men to be exposed as serial sexual harassers. Additionally, Stein resigned from his position at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a publishing house where he was an editor at large.


John Hockenberry

Public radio legend John Hockenberry, the host of "The Takeaway" on WNYC, retired honorably from his job this summer during a high point the show. Now, author Suki Kim, writing for The Cut, detailed increasingly inappropriate email interactions with Hockenberry that began after she appeared on his show in 2104 to promote her book. Having finally cut off all contact with the radio host for emails pressing her to meet with him privately, Kim provided emails to the show's producers who were pressuring her to be a guest with him to discuss South Korea. She sent an email record to the show's producers in February of 2017 and he retired gracefully a few months later. With the spate of sexual harassment allegations since Weinstein, Kim reached out to former colleagues and women came forward with accusations that Hockenberry had harassed them. Director of nonfiction programming at the podcast company Panoply Media Kristen Meinzer said that Hockenberry, who is paralyzed from a car crash in his teens, rolled up to her in his wheelchair and began kissing her repeatedly on one occasion. He often made inappropriate comments about her sex life with her husband. A producer for "The Takeaway" also said he kissed her without consent. And yet another woman detailed sexually inappropriate comments he continually made to her. Two former interns for his radio show detailed inappropriate comments Hockenberry continually made on G-Chat.


Mario Batali

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has stepped down as cohost of the TV series The Chew and from The Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group following multiple allegations of sexual harassment from women spanning several decades who said that he touched them inappropriately and groped them. Batali was a serial harasser with a reputation for grabbing the butts and breasts of women who worked for him, an investigative report on Eater, for which dozens of restaurant industry insiders were interviewed, found. Additionally, he loved to engage in inappropriate sexual conversations with his female staff, asking about their sex lives and the color of their underwear. One woman said he called her a lesbian for spurning his advances when he grabbed her butt.


Jonathan Heely

Director of music publishing at Disney Jon Heely was suspended from the company after he was charged with three felony accounts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, Variety reported. The accusations go back ten years when he sexually abused one 15-year-old girl and another 11-year-old girl for years until she turned 15.


Ryan Lizza

The New Yorker's Washington reporter Ryan Lizza was fired from the publication in light of accusations of sexual misconduct, although there are no details about the nature of the conduct as a New Yorker spokesperson said that the publication was bound to protect the privacy of his accuser.

"The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza. Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further," the spokesperson said in a statement, according to The Washington Post.

Lizza's response indicated he believes the accusation came from a woman he said he dated. "I am dismayed that the New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate. The New Yorker was unable to cite any company policy that was violated," Lizza said, vehemently denying the allegations.


Steve Edwards

A fixture on the Los Angeles-based morning news program Good Day L.A., which airs on the local Fox affiliate KTTV, Steve Edwards was fired from his position amid allegations of sexual harassment. A veteran of the Los Angeles local news scene, he's co-anchored the show since 1995 and worked for KABC and KCBS prior to arriving at Good Day L.A., according to The Hollywood Reporter. There are no details about the nature of the harassment for which he was fired.


Ken Freidman

It appears that restauranteur Ken Freidman picked the right name for his restaurant The Spotted Pig now that he's taken a leave of absence from his business in light of allegations that he groped and forcibly kissed women in the VIP area of the venue that what employees dubbed the "rape room." Allegations against Freidman began pouring out once his pal, fellow groper Mario Batali (see above) was exposed for serial predation in an article on Eater in mid-December. Freidman is accused of groping women's butts and genitals, of pulling one woman's head toward his crotch as if to say she should give him oral sex, and of encouraging his powerful friends (including Batali) to do the same of his employees, The New York Times reported. More than 10 women have accused Freidman of subjecting them to "daily kisses and touches, pulling all-night shifts at private parties that included public sex and nudity, and enduring catcalls and gropes from guests who are Mr. Friedman's friends," according to the New York Times.


Pastor Harry Thomas

The pastor and founder of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, New Jersey, and the founder of Creation Fest, the largest and longest-running Christian music festival in the United States, Harry L. Thomas, was indefinitely suspended from his ministries after he was arrested for child molestation. The 74-year-old was accused of sexually assaulting four children between 1999 and 2015, according to The Courier-Post. Thomas is charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault and three counts of sexual assault. He is also charged with endangering the welfare of minors.


Morgan Spurlock

Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock admitted to having been accused of rape, among other sexual offenses in a tweet which said: "I am part of the problem" which linked to a memo detailing his misconduct. In the memo, Spurlock details his experience with rape accusations in college from another classmate, who did not file charges. The filmmaker described how he stopped having intercourse after his partner started crying. He also admitted to settling a sexual harassment case eight years ago with a former assistant he referred to as "hot pants" and "sex pants," after she threatened to go public with her experience.


Tavis Smiley

Popular PBS late-night talk show host Tavis Smiley was suspended from his show in light of sexual misconduct allegations, which he vehemently denied. "Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley," "PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley," a statement from PBS read, according to Variety. "This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today's decision."

Smiley is accused of engaging in relationships with subordinates who've called him verbally threatening and abusive and who feared retaliation for speaking out. In a statement, Smiley said that he has the "utmost respect for women" and that he has "never groped, coerced, or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering 6 networks over 30 years."


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