Harvey Weinstein is now part of an — unfortunately — growing list of celebrities accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault.
Gloria Allred, an attorney who’s been known to represent women making accusations of sexual harassment and assault, says, “We’re now in an era of women making
the men who hurt them accountable, of shifting the blame off them and onto the men who inflicted injustice upon them.”
Here’s a review of some of the top offenders above.
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Women at the Weinstein Company and Miramax were allegedly subjected to Weinstein — the head of those companies and one of the most powerful men in Hollywood — holding meetings in his bathrobe (or less) and explicitly offering to help women in their careers if they would have sex with him, according to a report in the
New York Times. Weinstein paid out settlements to at least eight women over three decades to hide the allegations but has now offered an apology. The mogul announced that he is attending therapy and taking a leave from his company. (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/Getty Images)
Dozens of women, including 35 who were willing to be photographed together on a July 2015 cover of
magazine, have accused Cosby of sexual assault since comedian Hannibal Buress called the public’s attention to claims against the former Cliff Huxtable in 2014. The women claimed Cosby used the guise of helping their careers to get closer to them and then assaulted them, often after drugging them without their knowledge. Cosby was able to escape any legal action in most cases because of the statute of limitations, but he did face a criminal trial regarding Andrea Constand’s claims. The case ended in a mistrial in June, and he has always maintained his innocence. (Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images) New York
Six women came forward with allegations that the movie star had sexually harassed and groped them, between the 1970s and the 2000s, including during his 2003 campaign for governor of California (which he went on to win). Schwarzenegger
apologized for the behavior, which included grabbing one woman’s buttocks under her skirt and grabbing others’ breasts. “Yes, it is true that I was on rowdy movie sets and I have done things that were not right, which I thought then was playful, but now I recognize that I offended people,” Schwarzenegger said in part during a campaign stop. (Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
The late Fox News chief faced a series of sexual harassment claims in the year before his May 2017 death. In July 2016, Gretchen Carlson
filed a lawsuit against him personally, claiming she had been fired from the network for refusing Ailes’s sexual advances. Carlson’s attorney told CNN that “at least 10” other women contacted her in the hours after the suit was filed, and it was ultimately more than 20. In July, it was reported that high-profile Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had once formally complained about Ailes, and within days Ailes stepped down. By February, it was reported that the Justice Department was looking into whether the company failed to inform shareholders about settlements the company had made with employees who accused Ailes of sexual harassment. He always maintained his innocence. (Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
New York Times reported in April that Fox News had paid out $13 million in settlements over the years to women who claimed the host of The O’Reilly Factor had sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately around them. His behavior allegedly included calling them while masturbating as well as making lewd comments and unwanted advances. O’Reilly was forced out later that month but continued to claim the five women were not telling the truth. “ My conscience is clear,” he told Today in September.(Photo: Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
On Oct. 4, a fourth woman
accused the director of rape. Polanski infamously left the country in 1978, one day before he was to be sentenced as part of a plea bargain for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He has managed to evade legal punishment by staying abroad ever since. The two other women who accused Polanski of having sex with them when they were teenagers took their stories public in 2010 and August 2017. (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
The director was accused in 1992 of molesting then 7-year-old daughter Dylan, allegations he has always denied and that Dylan and her mother, Mia Farrow, have stood behind. Dylan renewed her claims in
a powerful 2014 column in the New York Times, which was prefaced with an editor’s note that Allen had never been prosecuted for such a crime. “He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set,” Dylan wrote, describing the alleged incident that prompted her to ask her mother whether her mother’s father had done such things. “Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies.” (Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images)
The future president infamously was captured on a hot microphone during a 2005
Access Hollywood interview making disparaging remarks about women, including that they allowed him to do anything because he was a star. “ Grab them by the pussy,” Trump said. “You can do anything.” When the remarks were leaked during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump dismissed them as “locker-room banter.” Separately, more than a dozen women have claimed Trump groped or acted inappropriately toward them, which he has also dismissed. (Photo: Shawn Thew/Getty Images)