Weinstein Watershed - Here's A List Of The 42 Men Accused Of Sexual Misconduct (So Far)

Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, there has been a watershed as multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond face allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.

As The Associated press reports, the #MeToo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury and obstruction of lawmakers’ investigation into his sexual encounters with a White House intern, and he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from his time as Arkansas governor.

A look at some of the men accused since the Weinstein accusations emerged:


— Producer Harvey Weinstein— Accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. Fired by The Weinstein Co. and expelled from various professional guilds. Under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing “a lot of pain” with “the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past.”

— Celebrity chef John Besh — Accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. He has stepped down from the company he founded.

— Comedian Louis C.K. — Accused by five women of sexual misconduct. Planned release of film “I Love You, Daddy” halted. Netflix special canceled. He says the allegations are true and has apologized.

— Cinefamily executives Hadrian Belove and Shadie Elnashai — Accused of sexual misconduct. Movie theater shut down in the wake of allegations due to crippling debt.

— Actor Richard Dreyfuss — One woman alleges sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.

— Director-producer Gary Goddard — Accused by one man of sexually molesting him when the man was 12. He denies the allegation.

—Casting employee Andy Henry — Admitted to urging women to take off their clothes during coaching sessions in 2008 while working on the “CSI” series. He was fired by his current employer.

— Actor Dustin Hoffman — Accused by woman of sexual harassing when she was 17. He has apologized for his behavior.

— Actor Robert Knepper — Accused by one woman of sexual assault. He denies the allegations.

— Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg — Accused by 19 women of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. The “Supergirl” and “Arrow” showrunner has been suspended by Warner Bros. Television Group. He told Variety he has made comments on women’s appearances and clothes “but they were not sexualized.”

— Actor Jeremy Piven — Accused by three women of sexual misconduct. He denies all allegations.

— Filmmaker Brett Ratner — Accused by at least six women of sexual harassment. Playboy shelved projects with Ratner and Ratner stepped away from Warner Bros. related activities. He denies the allegations.

— Comedy festival organizer Gilbert Rozon — Accused by at least nine women of sexually harassing or sexually assaulting them. Rozon stepped down as president of Montreal’s renowned “Just for Laughs” festival and apologized “to all those I have offended during my life.”

— Producer Chris Savino — Accused of harassing up to 12 women. Fired from Nickelodeon. He has apologized for his behavior.

— Actor Steven Seagal — Accused by two women of rape. He denies the allegations.

— Actor Tom Sizemore — Accused of groping an 11-year-old actress in 2003. Utah prosecutors declined to file charges, citing witness and evidence problems. He denies the allegation.

— Actor Kevin Spacey — Accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault. London police reportedly investigating a sexual assault. Fired from “House of Cards” and replaced in Ridley Scott’s completed film “All the Money in the World.” Massachusetts prosecutors are investigating one allegation. His former publicist has said he is seeking unspecified treatment.

— Actor Jeffrey Tambor — Two women — an actress on his show “Transparent” and his assistant — allege sexual misconduct. He denies the allegation, saying in a statement that he has “never been a predator — ever.”

— Actor George Takei — One man alleges sexual assault. He denies the allegation.

— Writer-director James Toback — Accused by hundreds of women of sexual harassment. Beverly Hills police investigating complaints. He has denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times.

— “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.

— Actor Ed Westwick — Accused by two women of sexual assault. The BBC pulled an Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule and halted production on a second sitcom starring the former “Gossip Girl’ actor. Los Angeles police are investigating. He denies the allegations.

Media, publishing and business:

— Billboard magazine executive Stephen Blackwell — Accused of sexual harassment by one woman. He has resigned from the magazine.

— Penguin Random House art director Giuseppe Castellano — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. Penguin Random House is investigating. Castellano has not commented.

— New Republic publisher Hamilton Fish— Multiple sexual harassment allegations. He has resigned from the magazine.

— Journalist Mark Halperin — Accused of harassing about 12 women while at ABC News. Book contract terminated. Fired from job at NBC News. He has denied some of the allegations.

— Artforum publisher Knight Landesman — Accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and sued by one woman. He has resigned from the magazine.

— NPR news chief Michael Oreskes — Accused of inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment by at least four women while at The New York Times, NPR and The Associated Press. He has been ousted from NPR.

— Amazon executive Roy Price — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He resigned from Amazon.

— Webster Public Relations CEO Kirt Webster — Accused of sexual assault by one woman. Firm renamed and Webster is “taking time away.”

— Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner — Accused by one man of sexual harassment. He says he did not intend to make the accuser uncomfortable.

— New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier — Accused of sexually harassing numerous women. Removed from the masthead of The Atlantic magazine. He has apologized for his behavior.

— NBC News booker Matt Zimmerman — Accused of inappropriate conduct by multiple women at the network. He was fired from NBC.


— U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) — Accused of forcibly kissing a woman while rehearsing for a 2006 USO tour; Franken also was photographed with his hands over her breasts as she slept. Franken has apologized, while maintaining that he remembered the rehearsal differently. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for an ethics investigation of Franken.

— U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R.-Ala.) —Accused of sexually assaulting two women decades ago when they were teenagers; about a half-dozen other women have accused Moore of inappropriate conduct. The former state Supreme Court chief justice denies the allegations. He has rebuffed pressure from national Republican leaders to step aside; the state GOP is standing by him.

— Former President George H.W. Bush — Accused of patting seven women below the waist while posing for photos with them in recent years, well after he left office. The 93-year-old Republican has issued repeated apologies through a spokesman “to anyone he has offended,” with the spokesman noting that the former president uses a wheelchair and that his arm sinks below people’s waists when they take photos with him.

— Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel — Accused of sexually inappropriate comments and behavior toward a number of women, Bittel resigned. Meanwhile, Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens resigned after a report that he had an extramarital affair with a lobbyist, and Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala is being investigated by the Senate over allegations of harassment and groping. Latvala has denied the allegations.

— Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover — Stepped down as speaker this month after news surfaced that the Republican had settled a sexual harassment claim from a GOP caucus staffer. Hoover denied the harassment allegation but said he sent consensual yet inappropriate text messages. He remains in the Legislature.

— British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon — Accused of inappropriate advances on two women, the Conservative resigned. Sexual harassment and assault allegations have also emerged against a number of other U.K. political figures. Labour Party legislator Carl Sargeant is believed to have taken his own life after harassment allegations cost him his post as the Welsh government’s Cabinet secretary for communities and children. He had asked for an independent inquiry to clear his name.


— International Olympic Committee member Alex Gilady — Accused by two women of rape and by two others of inappropriate conduct. Gilady denied the rape accusations, said he didn’t recall one of the other allegations, but acknowledged a claim he’d propositioned a woman during a job interview 25 years ago was “mainly correct.” He stepped down as president of an Israeli broadcasting company he founded. The IOC has said it is looking into the allegations.

— Former South African soccer association president Danny Jordaan — Accused by former member of parliament Jennifer Ferguson of raping her in 1993. Jordaan denies the accusation.


IH8OBAMA Scar Bro Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:38 Permalink

Just 42 sexual preditors?I've got news for ya.  If you go far enough back in time you'll find that EVERY ONE of us males with even a smiggin of testosterone have done something that qualifies as sexual harrassment by today's standards.  Myself included. And the more powerful one's position, the more likely they have committed such offenses multiple times. 

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waspwench IH8OBAMA Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:10 Permalink

These guys have been accused of sexual harassment. Some have been accused of rape and/or assault. What exactly constitutes harassment? Is making an aggressive pass harassment? How aggressive is too aggressive? In some instances they have been accused of things which happened decades ago and it will be difficult to find proof.

I do not doubt that some of these men are guilty but we cannot simply assume guilt. Many of the accusers will have genuinely felt it impossible to come forward before this present time, but there will also be people hoping for a cash settlement, people looking to destroy reputations or careers, people looking for revenge for some reason or other. There is something of a witch hunt going on in some quarters.

People are assumed innocent until proven guilty (or they should be.....) It doesn't matter who is the accuser, or how many accusers there are. There has to be evidence. There must be proof of misdoing. We cannot hang someone simply on someone else's say so. We also cannot demand that people, resign or withdraw from any position unless there is clear proof of guilt. Some men have admitted their guilt, but any man who claims innocence is entitled to the benefit of the doubt until found guilty.

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Bavarian IH8OBAMA Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:47 Permalink

Stop trying to belittle the severity of these charges.  Such a troll.  Absolute bullshit to claim that all responsible adult males would take advantage of women at some point in their lives.  Maybe in your decrepid, moralelesss world but not mine nor millions of others.  Sorry if you can't behave yourself and shame on you for excusing those in power to do so.  It shouldn't be tolerated.  Speak for yourself, fuckhead.

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Future Jim God Emperor Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:34 Permalink

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities"—VoltaireJust about every week, the American media work the American left into a virtue signaling frenzy (Do you remember Statue Derangement Syndrome?), but one of the goals of such manipulations is to waste the time of independent minded people, so one should usually ignore such absurdities.This third week of November 2017, it is Roy Derangement Syndrome. Hillary supporters around the nation are threatening to end relations with any family and friends who support a previously obscure (and typical) candidate (Roy Moore) for the US Senate!—in another state!—Hillary supporters!Such cognitive dissonance is extreme, but more importantly, that's just so ... douchy ... Right? Who does that? OK, cult members do that, and communists and fascists do that, but otherwise, who does that? It's creepy.Although 100% of typical politicians are bad, Hillary is not a typical politician. Hillary is probably the worst. So her supporters are not motivated by principle when they sacrifice their friends and family. The ugly reality is that Hillary supporters are the kind of addicts so desperate to score just one more hit of virtue signaling that they would sacrifice any of their friends and family who don't conform . Of course, we already knew they had that fascist streak. That's how it was possible for the players to manipulate them into being Hillary supporters in the first place.Let's compare what has Hillary supporters so worked up about Roy Moore ... to the crimes of Hillary.Hillary supporters accuse Roy Moore of trying to date girls who looked 18 when he was 20-32 ... and of having no game ... in Alabama ... in the 1970's ... I'm not kidding ...The worst is that on the last of a couple of meetings, one of them admitted she was 14 and Roy was still interested, and although the Washington Post writer and the four accusers are not credible, I suspect the gist of their accusations are true—at least with some girls if not these. Nevertheless, that alone would make him no worse than 90% of Congress, which is still pretty bad. I wouldn't vote for any of them.Now let's look at some of the crimes of Hillary: 1) Hillary sold classified information to foreign agents. 2) Hillary befriends/defends rapists and pedophiles, and destroys the women and girls who accuse them—and laughs ?about it. 3) Hillary has had over 100 people killed who had dirt on her. 4) Hillary has eagerly traded favors for bribes from criminals and foreign agents. 5) Hillary has eagerly used the CIA and US military to kill or harm millions—and laughs about it. 6) Hillary cheated and colluded with the media, the Democratic Party, the Internet gatekeepers, and other big corporations ... to defeat Bernie Sanders (and others).Anyone who is suddenly enraged about some nobody politician who has a level of character typical among politicians—when America is inundated with existential crises—has clearly been played by those who manufactured the crises. Of course, anyone who would vote for someone as evil as Hillary has clearly been played too.Many in the American left were suddenly enraged a few weeks ago by some old statues, and the week before that by a timid comment posted several months earlier to a company's internal employee suggestion box. However, that international incident had actually begun to peel back the illusion of legitimacy, without which, the players would be finished—like how we all helped to make Hillary an irredeemable threat to the illusion of legitimacy by the time the election was near, thus forcing the players to go with their plan B (Trump).The enraged are helping the players to realize their agenda, which is actually very harmful to the enraged themselves, who are thus working against their own best interests. The players refer to such people as ... "useful idiots." The strategy of the players is to create an army of useful idiots who will neutralize the players' opponents by making frequent frivolous accusations (e.g. racist) against anyone who doesn't conform.The goal is also to incite conflict because all conflict can be used as a pretext to justify more of a police state.

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11b40 GUS100CORRINA Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:31 Permalink

Look, I pretty much despise Bill Clinton for a number of reasons, but that Monica deal was hypocritically exploited by the Republicans and the media.  Does anyone recall that Newt Gingrich was porking a secretary in the House parking lot during the same period?  As someone already wrote, virtually every adult heterosexual male has done something that may be construed as sexual harassment by today's standards.  Bush Sr. had a mistress.  Not so sure about Reagan, but he did throw out one wife and hook up with another.  Carter admitted to "lust in his heart".  Johnson had a mistress, or 2 or 3, JFK had a bunch, Eisenhower had one, and so it goes through history, but until the Clinton political exposures, the press had always understood that these things should be left out of the news.  It is so bad for the country, and impossible to prove any "he said, she said" situation, but let's revisit the Monica story.  She was chasing him.  There are numerous photos of her showing up at events and getting herself up front and trying to make contact.  She was also 22 years old, and had no problem flashing her thong.  Should bill have said no?  Of course he should, but for my money, we should not even know about this encounter and the little blue dress, that was conveniently preserved with his cum stain for years.  What kind of person keeps a cum stained dress hanging in the closet?  Rape is a terrible crime.  Harassment is a civil offense.  You need plenty of proof for either to win a case.  

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WillyGroper 11b40 Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:17 Permalink

"that Monica deal was hypocritically exploited by the Republicans and the media."that diversion was used to draw your attention away from the rape/genocide/duweapons used in bosnia/kosovo. michael moore had some great footage of puritans/pilgrims chasing ken perv starr's limmo during that dog n pony show.worked dinnit?not ur dinger btw.

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Al Huxley Future Jim Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:15 Permalink

Hillary became a has-been on November 9, 2016.  It's astounding that she can't recognize the fact that she's politically dead, and still roams the the land as a zombie claiming relevance while her supporters, who also seem unable to acknowledge her political death, desperately support her declarations in some bizarre last-ditch effort to resurrect her.  Really sad, and really pathetic, but quite unlike almost any other politician I can think of who's career is over.  As you say, she's one-of-a-kind on the sociopath scale, and I guess that's some kind of perverse achievement in itself.   Not to mention the bodycount....

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boattrash Future Jim Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:56 Permalink

FJ,"This third week of November 2017, it is Roy Derangement Syndrome. Hillary supporters around the nation are threatening to end relations with any family and friends who support a previously obscure (and typical) candidate (Roy Moore) for the US Senate!—in another state!—Hillary supporters!"Jim, if you do just a little digging, you'll find Roy Moore is under attack from Establishment RHINOs far more than he is Hillary supporters.

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helloimjohnnycat DeadFred Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:52 Permalink

Yeah, pretending to be a black MAN. Just like his " wife ".Fuckking people who voted for Ofaggot & his girlrilla with pointy-gentillo, TWICE, should have all of their assests confiscated & burned.For all I care, they can walk around naked and shiver & slither thru the DC sewers.Our assets would increase proportionately. That's to say, I don't want theirs, but don't tread on me and deflate the value of mine.Ozero = ZIRPJooz got their house niggah straight up.Oblabla sold out to climb the monkey bars higher.Trump sold out to keep his head. 

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