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Russell Simmons, Brett Ratner Face Sexual Assault Allegations

A woman says the music mogul raped her in 1991 when she was 17

(Newser) - A woman has accused music mogul Russell Simmons of sexually assaulting her in 1991, and she says movie producer Brett Ratner watched the incident happen and didn't try to stop it. In a bombshell Los Angeles Times report, Keri Claussen Khalighi says she met Simmons and Ratner at a... 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 »

Beverly Hills Cops Investigating Toback, Weinstein

They say they have received 'multiple complaints' about both men

(Newser) - Legal problems are multiplying for Harvey Weinstein and James Toback: The Beverly Hills Police Department said Tuesday that it is investigating "multiple complaints" involving Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing scores of women, Deadline reports. The department later issued an almost identical statement about director... More »

Selma Blair: James Toback Implied I'd Be Killed If I Told

Rachel McAdams has also come forward

(Newser) - Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams have come forward to join more than 200 other women accusing director James Toback of sexual harassment. In a disturbing account to Vanity Fair , Blair says Toback lured her to a hotel room in 1999 and, after she refused to have sex with him, insisted... More »

Number of Women Now Accusing Director: More Than 230

LAPD has also received complaints about James Toback

(Newser) - If you were shocked when 38 women came forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment, prepare to be truly taken aback: That number is now closer to 238. After the Los Angeles Times published its original exposé, more than 200 additional women got in touch with the paper... More »

Matt Damon on Weinstein: I Only Knew 'He Was an A------'

George Clooney also speaks, plus more on the fallen producer

(Newser) - Matt Damon and George Clooney continue to declare they were in the dark when it came to Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misdeeds. On Good Morning America Monday to promote Clooney's new film, Suburbicon, in which Damon stars, Damon said, "When people say like, 'Everybody knew,'... 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 »

Tyson Doc Scores a Knockout

(Newser) - James Toback’s Mike Tyson documentary—a nearly uninterrupted monologue from the infamous boxer—has sent critics reeling in adoration. A sample of what they’re saying:
  • “You won’t know what hit you,” raves Peter Travers in Rolling Stone, calling it “one of the best movies
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