Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

This page contains/will contain articles and news stories (as they happen) about sexual harassment in Hollywood. It will include casting couch stories, the latest news on the sexual harassment show business front – and, of course, I won’t be leaving out Bill Cosby news…

A sexual harassment in Hollywood blog site: http://aspiringtvwriter.blogspot.com/2011/01/sexual-harassment-in-hollywood.html

A FB page regarding artists against sexual harassment in Hollywood: https://www.facebook.com/ASHorg

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Hollywood’s buzzing about Harvey Weinstein:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/decades-of-sexual-harassment-accusations-against-harvey-weinstein/ar-AAsXGcS?li=BBnb7Kz

Who’s surprised? Not me. I had an acting career in Hollywood for 14 years. I was harassed by Producers, Casting Directors, Stage Managers, et. al. The bigger these execs get, the more they believe they’re entitled to – and they don’t hesitate in making someone a victim to get it.
If you’re in The Biz, think about how important working in Show Biz is to you, when enduring this kind of thing really does qualify as a fairly regular working condition (when I had my 3 sh lawsuits, the actor’s union claimed that they didn’t have to do anything about sexual harassment complaints [that were reported to them] because [to them] it wasn’t a working condition. Oh, YES, IT IS!!).
If you’re not in the biz, consider yourself lucky…yes, I know there’s sexual harassment everywhere. But it doesn’t seem to be so frequent or so blatant as it is in show biz, IMO.

 

And more (from Google Alert):


From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

The New Yorker

For more than twenty years, Weinstein has also been trailed by rumors of sexualharassment and assault. This has been an open secret to many in …

Harvey Weinstein: What You Need to Know About His Sexual Harassment Allegations – RollingStone.com

Why women may fear speaking out about workplace sexual harassment – ABC News

Georgina Chapman is leaving Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment accusations, report says – Washington Post

 

Amid Weinstein Accusations, 3 Books on Workplace Sexual Harassment

New York Times  (The reporter didn’t mention MY book! She must be new at her job…)

Below, three books delve into the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace: one is a deep dive into the case of Anita Hill, whose 1991 testimony …

My life has been marked by sexual harassment – just like all women – The Guardian

More Women Accuse Harvey Weinstein Of Sexual Harassment

NPR

Allegations against Weinstein are emerging from all levels of the entertainment industry — including instances of sexual assault and a recording by …

Read This: Men can avoid sexual harassment situations with this simple life hack

AV Club

Why, everywhere you look, titans of industry and journalism are being toppled by women coming forward and accusing them of sexual harassment …

How The System Itself Perpetuates And Sustains Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Forbes

Sadly, it’s clear from everything we’ve read about this situation, and recently about numerous other sexual harassers in positions of great power and …

Weinstein’s claim of an age of innocence about sexual abuse is pure fiction

The Guardian

When America went through its collective lesson in sexual harassment, Weinstein was in class: he just wasn’t listening. There are no excuses.

USC fundraising executive leaves post amid sexual harassmentinvestigation

Los Angeles Times

A USC administrator responsible for raising hundreds of millions of dollars for the university has left his post in the wake of allegations that he sexually …

Blogger’s Genius ‘The Rock Test’ Helps Men Confused About Sexual Harassment

HuffPost

High-profile sexual harassment scandals, such as the one engulfing movie producer Harvey Weinstein, have led some men to shy away from …

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment by Actress at Sundance Film Festival

Hollywood Reporter

Harvey Weinstein is being accused of sexual harassment by a former actress and screenwriter named Louisette Geiss — on the heels of a second …

Harvey Weinstein accused of sexual harassment in 2008 by former screenwriter – KABC-TV

The Pink Ghetto: Biglaw Sexual Harassment Stories Emerge In The Days Following The Harvey …

Above the Law

While we’ve heard of countless tales of sexual harassment that have occurred in law firms across the country, this one is striking. Today, we’ll take a …

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Harvey Weinstein Going to Residential Treatment Facility FollowingSexual Harassment Scandal

MSN.com

The movie mogul’s decision to seek professional help comes in the wake of a massive and ongoing sexual harassment and assault scandal, in which …

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie accuse Harvey Weinstein ofsexual harassment

MSN.com

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are the latest actresses to accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Paltrow said she was left …

Student Support and Advocacy Center

George Mason University

Some of the topic areas we address are healthy relationships, stress management, nutrition, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, drug …

Hollywood Calls It The ‘casting Couch’—Women Call It Sexual Harassment

Levo League

Now, after revelations of Weinstein’s alarming reported history of sexual harassment, the line is being recycled as further evidence of Hollywood’s …

Condemning sexual harassment should not be difficult – nor partisan

MSN.com

CNN’s Jake Tapper reports on how the GOP is using Harvey Weinstein’s donations to Democrats as a political football.

Terry Crews details alleged sexual assault by ‘high level’ Hollywood exec

att.net

In the wake of many female stars and employees coming forward about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault, actor Terry Crews …

 

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The latest on Bill Cosby:

He’s going to court this week to get the criminal charges dropped. Action on this is happening daily. I’ll report what I can ASAP. Meanwhile, below is what I posted on the home page (here) in December:

This is too good to just put on the Sexual Harassment in Hollywood page. Justice may finally be on its way in one of the most high profile sexual harassment cases of the century – more news (and an arrest, hopefully) to follow…

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/results-bill-cosby-criminal-inquiry-announced-142724650.html?ref=gs

Oops…things are happening so fast in this situation – more news just out:  https://gma.yahoo.com/bill-cosby-arraigned-indecent-assault-charges-193651098–abc-news-celebrities.html# And may I just say, “YAY!”

See, it IS possible to hold your harasser responsible for his/her actions. Possible and necessary (necessary for your own peace of mind and the safety of yourself and others). Refuse to allow someone to break the law and make you a victim, without facing consequences. Refuse to protect your harasser. Find the courage to speak out. Closure can come at a price, but it’s worth feeling safer (because you refused to empower a criminal by keeping quiet and shielding them), and vindicated. As a veteran of 3 sexual harassment lawsuits, I can tell you that from experience. Holding someone responsible for their actions can be very satisfying. 🙂

 

What a swell guy. What an upstanding citizen, eh? You decide… https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/cosby-says-7-women-sued-him-made-false-192814031.html?ref=gs

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-top-five-legal-stories-of-2016 See #4 Anyone doubt that he deserves whatever he gets?

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/4-more-women-join-defamation-suit-against-bill-153002813.html?ref=gs

The new FB page for Cosby’s survivors: https://www.facebook.com/We-Support-the-Survivors-of-Bill-Cosby-715166358581307/timeline/ Please check it out and Like the page.

And even more on the Cosby drama. Bravo to the strong, brave women involved –

The latest I’ve seen: https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/pittsburgh-area-woman-sues-bill-cosby-defamation-abuse-130158163.html. More lawsuits against the Cos, and daily there are more colleges taking back their honorary degrees from him because his actions are not in line with what they stand for. You can say that the shit has certainly hit the fan, with no let up in the fallout. Finally.

I love this cover and how more and more information is surfacing: http://www.vox.com/2015/7/26/9044867/bill-cosby-new-york-magazine These women are brave enough to speak out. It’s necessary – otherwise you’re empowering the harasser.

http://news.yahoo.com/stood-cosby-admission-turning-point-050449682.html# From Yahoo News

The latest on the Bill Cosby drama. Show of hands – who’s surprised? http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-cosby-said-got-drugs-women-sex-212247466.html From Yahoo News

First of all, without announcing that Bill Cosby is automatically guilty (although I have my own beliefs on that subject based on my experiences with him [see my e-book]), I must say that his actions (if true) constitute sexual harassment if he made participation in the sex act mandatory before he would help/mentor/employ any of the women. It is assault if it doesn’t include a threat to their employment. Of course, drugging them doesn’t allow for their consent, so that takes it into the realm of rape/sexual assault. That said…

The claim is that Cosby finally spoke to the allegations. Not really… http://news.yahoo.com/cosby-dodges-sexual-assault-questions-abc-interview-055139181.html;_ylt=A0SO8xrfMFlVFUEA_hNXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzb3NtaGwzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDVklQNTc3XzEEc2VjA3Nj From Yahoo News (Reuters)

The latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations –

http://news.yahoo.com/first-hearing-set-defamation-lawsuit-against-bill-cosby-163425005.html;_ylt=AwrTHR29z05VIWMAqYhXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzM245cWljBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDVklQNjExXzEEc2VjA3Nj from Yahoo News by Philip Marcelo

https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/cosby-show-actress-accuses-bill-cosby-sexual-assault-191123143.html from Yahoo, by By Tim Kenneally. Lili Bernard WAS sexually harassed, by definition.

On Yahoo Celebrity/The Wrap by Tim Kenneally and Pamela Chelin https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/bill-cosby-scandal-widens-three-more-accusers-come-191225261.html. And it appears there will be more women coming forward, according to this article.

Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story. by Beverly Johnson (from Vanity Fair) http://www.vanityfair.com/unchanged/2014/12/bill-cosby-beverly-johnson-story

 

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