Harvey Weinstein has woken up some sleeper cells of sexually assaulted but silent women. The scandal ignited a hashtag #me too encouraging more women to break the silence of fear, humiliation, judgement and speak out against the men who assaulted them.
More prominent men in Hollywood have been named for sexual misconduct and the fall out to their careers have been swift.
Earlier this week, He was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making sexual advances towards him when he was just 14 years old in 1986 – Harvey responded he did not remember the incident since he was drunk, he apologized and came out as a gay man.
Many criticized his response saying his sexuality had nothing to do with what amounted to possible sexual assault of a minor. But wait for it – More men have come forward to accuse house of cards Kevin Spacey for sexual assault.
One of his accusers is documentary maker Tony Montana. He claims the ‘American Beauty’ actor groped him at the Coronet Pub in Los Angeles in 2003
“He was telling me to come with him, to leave the bar. He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.
Following these allegations house of cards would not be renewing his show for a new season. The current show has been suspended till further notice.
His Emmy’s honorary award has also been withdrawn.
Brett Ratner: Rush hour, X-men director
In interviews with the Los Angeles Times, Henstridge and five other women accused Ratner of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct that allegedly took place in private homes, on movie sets or at industry events.
Henstridge, who is best known for starring in the 1995 sci-fi film Species, made the allegation to the Times that Ratner had forced her to perform oral sex on him at his New York apartment while she was starting out as a model in the early 90s. “He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing,” she said.
Former Daily Show correspondent Munn claims that Ratner behaved inappropriately towards her on several occasions in the 2000s, including masturbating in front of her in his trailer on the set of the film After the Sunset in 2004. Munn later wrote about the incident in her 2010 book Suck it, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek. While she didn’t mention the director by name,
Ratner’s Lawyer singer has 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 in a 10-page letter to The Times. “Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”
The fallout He has resigned from a multi-million movie deal with Warner Bros Company
Price, the head of Amazon Studios, quit five days after being put on leave after a producer accused him of sexual harassment.
Price was suspended after a story from The Hollywood Reporter detailing harassment allegations against him made by Isa Hackett, a producer of the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle.”
Hackett alleged that Price repeatedly made lewd comments to her, despite her rebuffs. He had propositioned anal sex telling her you would love my dick.
Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that she reported the improper behaviour to Amazon at the time, but at the wake of Harvey Weinstein scandal they had to pay close attention to such behavior.
UK parliament, Westminster London
Scandal broke out after it went public that UK Minister Mark Garnier asked his secretary to buy sex toys for him and has been referring to her in lewd sexual languages. A charge he has already admitted to
New allegation of sexual assault emerging from west minister suggests a culture of sexual harassment. A woman said a Conservative MP she worked for grabbed her by her crotch from behind. She said she later told the Commons authorities about the incident, but was told there was “nothing they could do”.
In a separate incident, a former Conservative Party aide said her drink was spiked with a suspected date-rape drug in the Strangers’ Bar at the House of Commons. The bar is reserved for MPs and their guests.
Investigations are still ongoing, Mark Garnier and his sex toys have been placed on suspension.
At least a dozen women have accused journalist Mark Halperin of sexually harassing assaulting them.
At first, five women accused Halperin of propositioning employees for sex, kissing and grabbing one woman’s breasts against her will and other forms of inappropriate touching. Days later, more women came forward with other claims, including that Halperin masturbated in front of an ABC News employee and that he violently threw another woman against a restaurant window before trying to kiss her.
Halperin issued two apologies in response to the accusations, saying in the first he “did pursue relationships with women” that he worked with but that he now understands “that my behaviour was inappropriate and caused others pain.” He did, however, deny grabbing a woman’s breasts and pressing his genitals against the bodies of three other women.
Both NBC News and MSNB has cut him off once the allegations surfaced.