James Toback

A college essay she never let go

<b>(CNN) —</b> Erin Thompson typed furiously, unleashing a torrent of painful memories onto the page.<p>It was November 2000, and she was a freshman at the University of Arizona. The essay was for class, but she was writing for herself.<p>Thompson wrote about an encounter she says she had with Hollywood writer …

Justice

What's behind that Al Franken photo?

Here’s what I see when I look at that Al Franken photo:<p>I see a guy marking his territory.<p>I see a guy making sure we know this woman doesn’t belong here, not really.<p>I see a guy playing to other guys, who do belong.<p>I see a guy with a knowing grin, secure in his knowledge that he’s identified a …

Al Franken

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. A look at some …

Entertainment

Sarah Silverman Nearly Breaks Down Over Pal Louis C.K.’s Allegations: ‘It’s A Real Mindf***’

Sarah Silverman has officially broken her silence over the allegations that her friend Louis C.K. masturbated in front of women without their …

Celebrity Gossip

What A 'Transparent' Without Jeffrey Tambor Would Mean For Amazon

Jeffrey Tambor, the star of Amazon’s critical darling <i>Transparent,</i> will likely not return to the show for season five following multiple accusations of sexual harassment. According to a report from Deadline, the series’ writers are prepping story lines without Tambor, who played the lead character — …

Awards

'Girls' Writer Murray Miller Accused of Rape of Aurora Perrineau

“Passengers” star says she woke up in 2012 with Murray “on top of me having sexual intercourse with me”<p>Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to …

Entertainment

On Struggling To Love Hollywood When It's So Full Of Evil

How do pop-culture fans move on when this many of their idols are creeps?<p>Before any of us even learn the term “popular culture,” our ideas about the world are shaped by screens. We’ve seen E.T. soar across the moon with his new friend Elliott, the Wicked Witch of the West get vanquished by a …

Ed Westwick

Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, and James Toback to Louis C.K., they should expect a long haul.<p>Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K.: As …

Entertainment

Are Louis CK, Spacey, George Takei and Al Franken's Careers Over?

Have we seen the last of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and George Takei?<p>As sexual assault allegations continue to ricochet throughout Hollywood, …

Entertainment

What Is Harassment? 56 People Shared Stories of “Gray Area” Sexual Encounters They Can’t Forget.

Nov. 17, 2017 Cover Story<p>Our current cultural moment has provoked an unprecedented excavation of the female memory. Recollections of violations large …

Love

CAA Fires Agent Accused by Actress of Sexual Harassment and Assault

Cameron Mitchell denies accusations made in lawsuit filed Thursday by actress Demi Mann<p>CAA has fired Cameron Mitchell after actress Demi Mann accused …

Entertainment

Satan Finally Weighs in on Roy Moore: 'That Guy's Creepy' (Video)

Devil’s a big fan of Sean Hannity<p>If allegations about Roy Moore’s behavior are true, the former Alabama Supreme Court justice is probably not going …

Entertainment

Vice Brings in Glora Steinem Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

We do not tolerate harassment, abusive behavior, assault or retaliation, and we will discipline anyone who engages in such conduct,” a Vice …

Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence stood up to a director, was punished as a result

Hollywood has been rocked by the ongoing sex scandal, many high-profile producers and actors having allegations made against them, stemming back …

Hollywood

Why do men force women to watch them masturbate? Two therapists explain.

Harvey Weinstein. James Toback. Mark Halperin. Brett Ratner. Louis C.K. There’s one act that keeps popping up in the recent accusations against these men: forcing a woman to watch them masturbate.<p>What compels a man to do this? Solo-ish spoke to two sex therapists who, although they don’t have …

Lifestyle

‘I don’t know why I was spared’: Julia Roberts opens up about Hollywood’s ‘ugly’ problems

Julia Roberts often wonders why she was “spared” the sexual harassment so rampant in Hollywood, because she never encountered misconduct during her …

Canadian News

Here's How Al Franken Reacted to Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Tape

Franken is accused of doing almost exactly what Trump boasted about doing<p>Donald Trump drew outrage in October 2016 for his “Access Hollywood” boast …

Entertainment

Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence?

I want to praise Jeremy Piven. That’s a risky thing to do, I know. Piven is one of Those Men. One of those big entertainment figures who has fingers pointed at him. He has joined Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and many others in facing accusations that he abused his power to sexually abuse …

Ed Westwick

Who Should Replace All the Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct? These Women

It's time to rebuild.<p>Over the past few weeks, the careers of many established actors, directors, producers, journalists, and politicians have been, rightfully, obliterated. Allegations of sexual harassment and assault have tarnished their existing bodies of work, and you can forget about their …

Trump Administration

BAN MALE FEMINISTS

<i>Welcome to Ban Week, in which Splinter writers will build a case for burning it all down.</i><p>There are the men you picture when you think about the …

Feminism

Opinion | I applaud our feminist resurgence. I also fear the backlash.

The sexual harassment deluge is progress. But feminists must beware a backlash.<p>Women's voices are finally being heard. So why do I feel more apprehensive than celebratory?<p>by Jill Filipovic / Nov.16.2017 / 1:16 PM ET<p>Image: Executive producer Louis C.K.Kevork Djansezian / Reuters file<p>For feminists, …

Feminism

After sexual misconduct allegations, some big-shots got fired. What do we do now? | NOLA.com

Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Roger Ailes. James Toback. Louis C.K. John Besh.<p>The last several weeks in America have elicited an emotionally …

New Orleans

'The Royals' Cast & Crew Speak Out Against Showrunner Mark Schwahn

25 actresses and crew members sign letter accusing series creator of sexual harassment<p>25 female cast and crew members of the E! drama “The Royals” …

Feminism

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Starting with Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and film producer Harvey Weinstein, they’ve fallen like so many dominoes in the glare of publicity and …

Liberal View

Drake Stops Mid-Song During Concert to Call Out Man Allegedly Groping Woman in the Audience

<b>Drake</b> is taking a firm stance on sexual harassment. The “One Dance” rapper, 31, stopped mid-song during a concert in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, …

Ed Westwick

#MeAt14 shows how hideous Moore's case is

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just when I thought the sexual harassment and assault allegations against men such as Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and Louis C.K. couldn't get any more repulsive or any creepier, I then hear the sickening allegations swirling around Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, and learn that I …

Justice

The myth of the male bumbler

Male bumblers are an epidemic.<p>These men are, should you not recognize the type, wide-eyed and perennially confused. What's the difference, the male …

U.S. Politics

The Bipartisan Challenge of Sexual Abuse

The condemnation of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and efforts to prevent sexual harassment in Congress reflect an unusual moment of unity for both parties.<p>For a moment there, it looked as though the public conversation about sexual harassment and assault might escape political …

Politics

The Last Safe Space For Sexual Predators In America

Support the news<p>Commentary<p><i>Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter.</i><p>You’ll have probably noticed by now that America has …

Feminism

‘Louis C.K. could have hired a sex worker’ is a lazy, dangerous argument

In a <i>New York Times</i> report last week, multiple women said that Louis C.K. had pulled out his penis and masturbated in front of them. Weeks before, …

Feminism