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Publicist: Masterson Couldn't Have Raped His Own Girlfriend

Because it's not rape if you're dating or in a sexual relationship with someone, Jenni Weinman says

(Newser) - Four women have accused That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson of rape, and his publicist is catching heat for how she's defending him. Two of Masterson's accusers have told HuffPost Jenni Weinman is refuting and helping cover up (along with others in the Scientology community ) his... More »

Another Woman Accuses Piven of Sex Misconduct

This time on the set of 'Entourage'

(Newser) - Yet another woman has accused Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct, this time on the set of the show that made him a star. Anastasia Taneie tells BuzzFeed News that Piven forced himself on her when she was a background actor on HBO's Entourage in April 2009. Taneie, who is... More »

Al Franken Accused of Being 'Serial Groper'

2 more women have come forward

(Newser) - The accusations against Sen. Al. Franken are starting to stack up. Two more women came forward Wednesday to accuse the Democrat of groping them, bringing the total to four. One woman tells the Huff Post that in 2007, during Franken's first Senate campaign, he grabbed her buttocks during a... More »

Charlie Rose Accuser Count Now Up to 12

Including 3 new women who worked with him at CBS

(Newser) - It's no longer only women linked to PBS who are accusing Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. Following a Washington Post report describing allegations from eight women who worked or aspired to work on PBS' Charlie Rose, three female employees of CBS say they were also harassed by the 75-year-old... More »

Oliver Stone on Melissa Gilbert's Claims: It Was a 'Raunchy' Film

Says actors all knew what they were getting into when auditioning for 'no-holds-barred' Doors film

(Newser) - Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert had a sit-down earlier this week with Andy Cohen in which she alleged director Oliver Stone had sexually harassed her during an audition for his 1991 film The Doors. Gilbert said during her tryout to play Jim Morrison's girlfriend, Stone told... More »

Rashida Jones Explains Her Exit From Toy Story 4

It doesn't involve advances from John Lasseter

(Newser) - John Lasseter is on a leave of absence from Disney and Pixar over "unwanted hugs" and other alleged misconduct—but screenwriter Rashida Jones says his behavior was not the reason for her departure from Toy Story 4. In a statement seen by Entertainment Weekly , Jones and writing partner Will... More »

Rep. Conyers: Yes, I Settled, but I'm Innocent

Congressman confirms payment to woman who accused him of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers confirms that he did indeed pay a settlement to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, though he continues to deny the allegations. "My office resolved the allegations—with an express denial of liability—in order to save all involved from the rigors of... More »

Report: Rep Paid $27K to Keep Sex Misconduct Claim Quiet

Woman says she was fired for rejecting John Conyers' advances

(Newser) - The latest allegation of sleazy behavior on Capitol Hill involves Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House. According to BuzzFeed , the Michigan Democrat's office paid $27,000 in 2015 to settle a sexual misconduct complaint from a woman who said she was fired for rejecting his advances.... More »

NYT Suspends Glenn Thrush After Women's Allegations

Laura McGann details the alleged sexual misconduct at Vox

(Newser) - As far as political journalists go, Glenn Thrush is well known to the point that Bobby Moynihan has played him a number of times in Saturday Night Live skits. The New York Times White House correspondent is also the latest man to be hit with allegations of sexual misconduct, by... 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 »

Comic 'Really' Didn't Want to Speak on Louis CK ... but She Did

Sarah Silverman on her longtime friend: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'

(Newser) - One person who's been quiet till now about the sexual misconduct accusations against Louis CK is fellow comic Sarah Silverman, who's been close friends with CK for most of her adult life. But in what the Hollywood Reporter notes is an "incredibly poignant episode" of her I ... More »

White House Speaks Out on Moore Allegations

'Very troubling'

(Newser) - The White House has made its first remarks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations since President Trump got back from Asia—and they stopped a long way short of calling for Moore to step aside, as many senior Republicans have done. Trump believes allegations against the Senate candidate are... More »

Roy Moore Responds to Hannity's Ultimatum

Another 2 women have come forward

(Newser) - Sean Hannity gave Roy Moore a 24-hour ultimatum Tuesday—and the embattled Senate candidate responded. In an open letter to Hannity , Moore said he never dated "underage girls" and suggested that an inscription in the yearbook of Beverly Young Nelson, who says he sexually assaulted her when she was... More »

Locals Say Moore Was Banned From Mall for Harassing Girls

Despite denial, he appears to have signed latest accuser's yearbook

(Newser) - After a woman came forward to accuse Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a 16-year-old waitress, he issued another denial, saying he didn't know her or the restaurant she worked in—but her yearbook appears to tell a different story. Beverly Young Nelson showed reporters a... More »

Actor Accused of Molesting 11-Year-Old on Film Set

Tom Sizemore was kicked off set in 2003

(Newser) - The latest disturbing Hollywood sexual misconduct allegation involves Tom Sizemore , an actor who has already faced drug and domestic violence charges. Multiple cast and crew members tell the Hollywood Reporter that Sizemore, best known for roles in war films including Black Hawk Down, was kicked off a Utah movie set... More »

McConnell Calls for Moore to Step Down, Moore Fires Back

Senate majority leader steps up his stance on Moore

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stepping up his official thoughts on Roy Moore. "I think he should step aside," he said of the GOP Senate candidate during a presser Monday, the Hill reports. Asked more specifically about allegations that Moore, running in a special Dec. 12 election... More »

Roy Moore Vows to Sue Washington Post

Breitbart is targeting his accusers

(Newser) - Senior Republicans are backing away from Roy Moore amid allegations of sexual misconduct—but Breitbart.com is still firmly on the Alabama US Senate candidate's side. Steve Bannon has sent at least two reporters to Alabama in an attempt to discredit Moore's accusers, Axios reports. Leigh Corfman says... More »

Gal Gadot Might Walk Away From Wonder Woman 2

Sources say she won't tolerate Brett Ratner connection

(Newser) - Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is ready to walk away from the role that made her famous if Brett Ratner remains involved in any way, insiders tell Page Six . Multiple women have accused Ratner of sexual misconduct , and Hollywood sources say Gadot is refusing to sign up for Wonder Woman ... More »

Louis CK Has Responded to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

'These stories are true'

(Newser) - Louis CK has responded to allegations from five women that he masturbated in front of them: "These stories are true." The comedian released a statement, which can be read here , on Friday—a day after the New York Times published a story about the allegations. Louis CK says... More »

Ex-Mad Men Writer on Creator: He Wanted to See Me Naked

She says Matthew Weiner told her during a late-night work session she owed it to him

(Newser) - An Emmy-winning writer for AMC's Mad Men once thought her award would solidify a successful career path, but she was let go from the show a year later—and she's now accusing show creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Kater Gordon, who started as... More »

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