UPDATE (Nov. 10, 2017, 2:40pm) The Harvey Weinstein sex scandal has rocked Hollywood and opened the door to getting its dirtiest secrets out in the open. Allegations are coming out at a furious pace, including these notable figures from film and television:
A report published on Nov. 9 by The New York Times includes details from five women who have accused comedian Louis C.K of sexual misconduct, asserting that he either masturbated, or asked to masturbate, in front of them. On Nov. 10, Louis C.K. responded with a statement that included: "These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn't a question. It's a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly."
Actress Kristina Cohen has accused Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick of raping her in a detailed Facebook post on Nov. 6. Cohen alleges that she was briefly dating a "producer" and was at Westwick's house with him when the assault happened after she fell asleep in a guest bedroom. Westwick responded on Tuesday on Twitter: “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
A woman who interned for Dustin Hoffman in 1985 recently came out and said he groped her on the set of Death of a Salesman, according to NBC News. "I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation," he said in a recent statement. "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am."
Actress Ariane Bellama, adult entertainer Isis Taylor and now Tiffany Bacon Scourby have both publicly accused Jeremy Piven of inappropriate sexual behavior on the set of Entourage and at a party, respectively. "I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “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 didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard."
Film producer Brett Ratner has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who alleges he raped her. The woman's accusation is part of a report in the Los Angeles Times in which six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have accused him of sexual harassment or assault.
Four men, including actor Anthony Rapp, have accused Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment. Spacey has been widely criticized for his public response to Rapp, in which he also came out as a gay man, for correlating being gay with being a sexual predator, and now says he will seek treatment. Production of his show House of Cards has been suspended by Netflix.
Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams are among the 38 women who have accused the Oscar-nominated director of sexual harassment or assault, according to a report published by Los Angeles Times. A social media support group for his alleged victims has swelled to at least 60.
Harvey Weinstein's brother has been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee. An executive producer of the Spike TV series Mist says he made continued unwanted advances and casually threatened termination if she didn't date him. He denied the allegations through a representative.
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