Since news broke of Harvey Weinstein's alleged misconduct, there has been a tidal wave of other famous men accused of sexual harassment. At this point, investigations are still in the early stages, but the first step to changing what is clearly a broken and dangerous power structure is to listen to the reported victims and learn the names of the accused men. When we recognize how these men operate, we can take the necessary steps to end their egregious behavior. As actress and Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan put it, this behavior "cannot and will not stand."
The list of alleged sexual harassers in Hollywood and beyond is long, and it is growing by the day. It includes men, like Weinstein, who are major behind-the-scenes players and power brokers; actors who have attained legendary status; newsmen who have built long and respected careers; even celebrity chefs and former presidents. Toxic masculinity is everywhere – these men accused after Harvey Weinstein are living proof of that.
Actor Anthony Rapp told his disturbing story of being a 14-year-old child actor in 1986 when he was allegedly molested by Kevin Spacey, who would have been around 27 at the time. More men have come forward to claim Spacey assaulted them, most accusations occurring during his tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic in London. One described a sexual relationship when he was 14 and Spacey was 24 years old.
One ex-employee told The Guardian, "We were all involved in keeping it quiet. I witnessed him groping men many times in all sorts of different situations." Spacey has since sought treatment.
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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was accused of sexual impropriety with a former writer on the show, Kater Gordon. She said while she was working with Weiner in 2008, he would say sexually explicit things to her, including that she "owed it to him" to see her naked. Weiner denied the allegations.
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Comedian Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by several women in November 2017 after an explosive New York Times story called him out. Five separate women said Louis C.K. either masturbated in front of them or asked to masturbate in front of them. The women said the action was not wanted, and that he forced it upon them. Two of the women said after they told their manager what happened, they were blacklisted from several high level productions.
A day after the article came out, Louis C.K. confirmed the women's allegations and apologized to them. He said he didn't realize at the time that he was abusing his position of power against the women to put them in a situation they didn't want to be in.
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Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick was accused of rape by two women and groping by another in November 2017. Actress Kristina Cohen wrote on Facebook that Westwick raped her in 2014. She said she and her then-boyfriend went to Westwick's home. He propositioned her for sex, which she denied, and he forcibly held her down.
After Cohen came forward with her account, another woman - actress Aurélie Wynn - accused Westwick of raping her in 2014 as well. She said while she was attending a party at Westwick's house, he ripped off her bathing suit and held her down. "And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and [I] was powerless under his weight," she wrote on Facebook.
A third woman, Rachel Eck, told Buzzfeed that Westwick assaulted her the night before the 2014 Academy Awards. She said he attempted to kiss her several times, and offered to apologize after she repeatedly refused him. When they were alone, Eck says Westwick "pulled [her] onto the bed and aggressively groped [her]. [She] shoved him off as quickly as [she] could and left."
Westwick has denied the allegations.
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