Because the Harvey Weinstein allegations got here to mild, the checklist of males accused of sexual harassment grows on an virtually every day foundation. Listed here are the well-known males accused of sexual harassment since early October.
Kevin Spacey – ‘I’m past horrified to listen to this story’
Actor Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that the Home of Playing cards star lay on prime of him following a celebration at his Manhattan residence. On the time Rapp was 14 years previous.
In response Spacey launched a press release saying, ‘I’m past horrified to listen to his story. I actually don’t keep in mind the encounter, it might have been over 30 years in the past.’ In his assertion he additionally added, ‘I’ve liked and had romantic encounters with males all through my life, and I select now to stay as a homosexual man.’ However his assertion drew criticism for its obvious conflation of homosexuality with the cost of molesting a minor.
‘Effectively achieved Kev’ tweeted presenter Sue Perkins, ‘You keep silent in your sexuality till the time comes when you may conflate it with an alleged sexual assault on a minor. In doing so, you concurrently undervalue the horrific nature of the allegation and set again the LGBT+ neighborhood. Effectively achieved.’
Ben Affleck – ‘I acted inappropriately towards Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologise’
Whereas Affleck was among the many excessive profile males to denounce Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan – one of many first girls to accuse the film mogul of sexual harassment – accused Affleck himself of being complicit in what occurred. ‘”GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT”’ you stated that to my face. The press conf I used to be made to go to after assault. You lie,’ she tweeted Affleck.
Then different girls got here ahead with allegations that Affleck had groped them, together with actress and producer Hilarie Burton and make-up artist Annamarie Tendler. ‘I’d additionally like to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes social gathering in 2014,’ Tendler wrote after Affleck’s public apology to Hilarie. ‘He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack. I suppose he tried to play it like he was politely shifting me out of the way in which and oops touched my butt as an alternative of my decrease again? Like most girls in these conditions I didn’t say something however I believed so much about what I’d say if I ever noticed him once more.’
James Toback – ‘Anybody who [accuses me] I simply need to spit in his or her face’
In response to the Los Angeles Times, movie director James Toback has been accused by greater than 200 girls of sexual assault or harassment. His accusers embody Selma Blair, Julianne Moore and Rachel McAdams. So well-known was his obvious behaviour that, in response to playwright Karen Sklaire, in film circles an encounter with the director was referred to as ‘being Toback’d.’
Alleged victims of Toback have shared comparable tales of being invited as much as lodge rooms to audition, just for the director to dry hump or masturbate in entrance of them. ‘I used to be 21 and in the course of theatre faculty once I met [Toback]. Theatre faculty was a really secure house’, stated McAdams, ‘However Toback used the identical language throughout my audition—that you need to take dangers and generally you’re going to be uncomfortable and generally it’s going to really feel harmful. And that’s factor – when there may be hazard within the air and you are feeling like you’re out of your consolation zone.’
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Toback dismissed the accusations towards him as ‘nauseating lies.’
‘I don’t need to get a pat on the again, however I’ve struggled critically to make films with little or no cash, that I write, that I direct, that imply my life to me. The concept that I’d supply a component to anybody for every other cause than that she or he was gonna be one of the best of anybody I might discover is so disgusting to me.’
‘Anybody who [accuses me of sexual harassment] I simply need to spit in his or her face.’
Roman Polanski – ‘It’s an enormous burden to hold realizing that I didn’t come ahead earlier’
The director was initially convicted in 1977 of drugging and raping a 13-year-old woman. He was launched after serving 42 days in jail as a part of a plea cut price, however fled the nation to Paris when the decide modified his thoughts. Following the Weinstein scandal one other girl has come ahead to assert that Polanski sexually abused her on the age of 10.
Marianne Barnard, now an artist, told The Sun that the abuse came about after Polanski photographed her bare draped in a fur coat. She stated she had felt emboldened to come back ahead after girls together with Rose McGowan had spoken out towards Harvey Weinstein.
‘It’s an enormous burden to hold realizing that I didn’t come ahead earlier – if I did then possibly he wouldn’t have been capable of do what he did. However I’ve come ahead now’ she stated. She has additionally reported the incident to police and launched a petition calling for Polanski to return to the usto face justice.
Lately Polanski attended a retrospective of his work in Paris, which was stormed by Ukrainian-French feminist group FEMEN.
George H.W. Bush – ‘He sexually assaulted me whereas I used to be posing for a photograph’
‘Once I bought the prospect to fulfill George H. W. Bush 4 years in the past to advertise a historic tv present I used to be engaged on, he sexually assaulted me whereas I used to be posing for the same photograph’ wrote actress Heather Lind in an Instagram publish, ‘He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair along with his spouse Barbara Bush by his aspect. He instructed me a unclean joke.’
A spokesperson for the 93-year-old former president responded, ‘President Bush would by no means – beneath any circumstance – deliberately trigger anybody misery, and he most sincerely apologizes if his try at humour offended Ms. Lind.’
Roy Value – ‘Roy is on depart of absence efficient instantly’
On 17th October Deadline reported that the president of Amazon Studios Roy Value had resigned after being accused of sexual harassment. Isa Hackett, govt producer of The Predominant In The Excessive Fort, says Value pressured her for intercourse. This isn’t the primary time the manager has been investigated following sexual harassment claims.
Ethan Kath – ‘He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete’
In a press release on her website musician Alice Glass accused her former Crystal Castles bandmate Ethan Kath – actual title Claudio Palmieri – of sexual abuse, bodily abuse and controlling behaviour over various years. ‘He grew to become bodily abusive’ she wrote in a press release on her web site, ‘he held me over a staircase and threatened to throw me down it. He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete […] He compelled me to have intercourse with him or, he stated, I wouldn’t be allowed to be within the band anymore.’ Glass – who left the band in 2014 – says Kath additionally managed her food plan and clothes.
‘Her story is pure fiction and I’m consulting my legal professionals as to my authorized choices’ Kath responded, ‘Luckily, there are various witnesses who can and can affirm that I used to be by no means abusive to Alice.’
Oliver Stone – ‘A person shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system’
After the movie director was criticised for apparently defending Harvey Weinstein (claiming he was sufferer to a ‘vigilante’ system of justice), actress Carrie Stevens accused the Platoon director of grabbing her breast throughout a celebration at media mogul Ted Discipline’s home.