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Melissa Gilbert: Oliver Stone Humiliated Me

Says incident happened during audition for 1991's The Doors

(Newser) - A second woman accusing Oliver Stone of sexual harassment has a familiar face. Melissa Gilbert, the former Little House on the Prairie actress who last year dropped a bid for Congress, says Stone humiliated her when she auditioned for the role of Jim Morrison's girlfriend in 1991's... More »

Tambor Denies Accusations, Makes Big Announcement

He's not coming back to 'Transparent'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Tambor is continuing to deny accusations of sexual harassment —but he says he won't be back for another season of Transparent. The 73-year-old starred in four seasons of the Amazon web series as a retired professor undergoing gender transition. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been... More »

2nd Woman Accuses Westwick: 'He Ripped My Bathing Suit'

And the latest on other accusations of assault and harassment

(Newser) - The number of women accusing Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of rape now stands at two. Aurélie Wynn, a former actress who People reports used the name Aurelie Marie Cao, posted her allegations on Facebook Wednesday. "I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless... More »

Uma Thurman Gives Cryptic Take on Hollywood Harassment

'When I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say'

(Newser) - One actress who has worked under Harvey Weinstein and hadn't revealed her thoughts on the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal is Uma Thurman, per the Hollywood Reporter . But an Access Hollywood reporter finally asked Thurman , attending a movie premiere this weekend, for her take, and Thurman chose her words carefully.... More »

Corey Feldman Has Begun Naming Names

Ex child star calls out a former actor as one of his molesters

(Newser) - Corey Feldman last week promised to expose pedophilia in Hollywood, and he's just named a man he accuses of being one of his own molesters. Feldman went on the Dr. Oz Show Thursday and called out former actor Jon Grissom, reports E! Online . (The first name is often spelled... More »

2nd Woman Recounts Pickup Line by Hoffman

'Wendy, have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?' she recalls him saying at meeting

(Newser) - The harassment accusations set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal continue to reverberate in Hollywood and beyond. A rep for one of the big new targets, Kevin Spacey, announced he was seeking "evaluation and treatment," but Spacey's was far from the only name making headlines. Here's... More »

Brett Ratner Sues, Kevin Spacey Gets Help

As more Spacey accusers come forward

(Newser) - Brett Ratner is responding to at least one of his accusers … with a libel lawsuit. In the suit filed Wednesday in Hawaii, the director says an Oct. 20 Facebook post in which a Hawaii woman claimed Ratner raped her is "entirely false, fabricated, and fictional." He says... More »

Column: Dustin Hoffman Groped Me When I Was 17

Former production assistant recounts experience

(Newser) - Anna Graham Hunter was a 17-year-old high school senior in 1985 when she got an internship as a production assistant on the set of the Death of a Salesman TV movie. In a column for the Hollywood Reporter , using her own letters from her five weeks on set as a... More »

Corey Feldman Vows to Expose Hollywood Pedophilia

Former child actor raising money to produce documentary

(Newser) - Corey Feldman has been talking about pedophilia in Hollywood for years , and now he's pledged to make a documentary exposing the problem. In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Feldman—who has discussed the sexual abuse he says he and late friend Corey Haim suffered... More »

38 Women Detail Sexual Abuse by Director James Toback

31 were willing to go on the record to talk about the Black and White director filmmaker

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times is out with a potentially damning story about film director James Toback. The paper spoke with 38 women, 31 on the record, who say the longtime writer/director sexually harassed them on movie sets, during interviews, and even on the street, using his Hollywood credentials as a... More »

Reese Witherspoon: I Was Assaulted by Director at 16

America Ferrera says she was sexually assaulted, and Jennifer Lawrence shares her own tale

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon was 16 when she was first sexually assaulted by a director, then further victimized by agents and producers "who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment. And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but... More »

Carrie Fisher Had the Perfect Gift for a Sexual Predator

Don't mess with Carrie Fisher

(Newser) - With the Harvey Weinstein scandal engulfing Hollywood and people around the film industry wondering what can be done to prevent sexual harassment, the late actress Carrie Fisher may have the best answer yet, even from beyond the grave. Last week, Heather Ross, a screenwriter and friend of Fisher's, told... More »

Longtime Trump Associate May Save Weinstein Company

Financier Thomas Barrack of Colony Capital provides cash infusion

(Newser) - The beleaguered Weinstein Company has just secured what the New York Times calls a "financial lifeline." The Hollywood company, reeling from the sexual harassment and assault claims against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, struck a deal with Colony Capital for an "immediate capital infusion," TWC says in a... More »

Another Studio Chief Out After Sexual Harassment Claim

Producer says Amazon's Roy Price made lewd advances

(Newser) - The chief of Amazon's TV and movie division was suspended with immediate effect Thursday after a producer accused him of "shocking and surreal" sexual harassment. Isa Hackett, a producer of The Man in the High Castle, told the Hollywood Reporter that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price made lewd... More »

Terry Crews Shares Own Story After Weinstein Scandal

He says Hollywood exec groped him at party

(Newser) - Terry Crews says the flood of stories coming out about Harvey Weinstein's behavior has inspired him to share a sexual harassment story of his own in the hope of deterring predators and helping those who feel hopeless. In a series of tweets Tuesday, the NFL star-turned-actor described how a... More »

Meryl Streep: No, I Didn't Know of 'Inexcusable' Weinstein Acts

She calls women who have gone public 'heroes'

(Newser) - One common refrain being heard about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment debacle is that his behavior was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. And that has left people wondering why prominent, longtime collaborators never spoke up. On Monday, none other than Meryl Streep addressed that very question. "Not everybody knew,... More »

Linda Hamilton Announcement Means the Gang's All Here

She'll be part of the 6th installment of the Terminator films

(Newser) - Brace yourself for plenty of "she'll be back" quips: Linda Hamilton will have a role in the new Terminator flick being produced by James Cameron, who hasn't had a part in the franchise since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. They'll be joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger... More »

Hollywood Fighting Back Against the Tomatometer

As Rotten Tomatoes' fortunes rise, Hollywood's sink

(Newser) - Hollywood isn't blaming Netflix or Amazon or even its own product for its terrible summer but rather the film-review aggregation Web site Rotten Tomatoes. Per the New York Times , the box office brought in $3.8 billion between the first weekend in May and Labor Day this year, down... More »

Writer Says He's Solved Mystery of Hollywood's Billboard Blonde

But Angelyne says there are 'a lot of inaccuracies'

(Newser) - About a year after Hollywood Reporter journalist Gary Baum profiled Angelyne, the mysterious billboard bombshell he describes as LA's "modern myth," a hobbyist genealogist contacted him claiming to have proof of a compelling back story: that she was born in Poland to Holocaust survivors. Now, also for... More »

Hollywood Has Little Room for Women, On and Off-Screen

Women were two-fifths of characters and only one-twelfth of directors since 2007

(Newser) - In 2017, Hollywood films continue to look less like Girls Trip and more like the Entourage movie. "Every year we're hopeful that we will actually see change," researcher Stacy Smith tells the AP . "Unfortunately that hope has not quite been realized." Researchers at USC used... More »

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