The rapid fall of media mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey following reports of sexual harassment and assault shook the entertainment world and has prompted the airing of allegations against other Hollywood power players.
Here are the Hollywood men who have been accused of sexual assault or harassment since the Weinstein scandal broke:
Ben Affleck, 45, known for Argo and Good Will Hunting, was accused of groping MTV host Hilarie Burton during a 2003 appearance on Total Request Live. He issued an apology on Oct. 11, tweeting, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.” His apology came a day after he condemned Weinstein’s behavior towards women.
Nick Carter, 37, a musician and actor who rose to fame as part of the boy band Backstreet Boys, was accused of sexual assault by Melissa Schuman, formerly a member of the pop group Dream. In a Nov. 2 blog post, Schuman alleged the incident happened shortly after they were cast in the 2004 TV movie The Hollow when she was 18 and he was 22. She shared her story wider via Twitter on Nov. 19, using the hashtag #MeToo. In a statement to USA TODAY, Carter denied assaulting Schuman and expressed that any interactions were consensual.
Louis C.K. (Louis Székely), 50, an actor and comedian known for his vulgar humor, was accused of sexual misconduct by five woman in an exposé published by The New York Times on Nov. 9. In the piece, comedian Dana Min Goodman claims C.K. exposed himself and started masturbating in front of her and fellow comedian Julia Wolov in his hotel room during a comedy festival in 2002. Comedian Abby Schachner alleges she heard C.K. masturbating during a phone conversation with him in 2003.
Comedian Rebecca Corry claims the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of her while they were appearing on a television pilot together in 2005; she declined. The anonymous accuser claims she was working in production at The Chris Rock Show in her 20s when the comedian repeatedly ask her to watch him masturbate. C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay released a statement from the comedian on Nov. 10, admitting to the acts described in the Times piece. “These stories are true,” he wrote. Since his statement, C.K. lost a host of jobs, including his gig with the upcoming Secret Life of Pets sequel.
Andy Dick, 51, an actor and comedian (Road Trip), was accused of “groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production,” on the set of the independent feature film Raising Buchanan, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. In an interview with the news outlet Oct. 30, Dick denied groping claims, but admitted to licking and propositioning people. He has since been fired from his role in Buchanan. On Nov. 1, director Frankie Ingrassia and producer Jed Rhein confirmed to Vulture that Dick was let go from another film on Oct. 18 due to similar behavior.
Richard Dreyfuss, 70, of Jaws and Mr. Holland’s Opus fame, was accused of exposing himself to Los Angeles-based writer Jessica Teich in a report published by Vulture Nov. 10. She alleges the harassment occurred in the mid-1980s when she worked as a researcher and junior writer on a TV show called Funny, You Don’t Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville. In a statement to the news site, Dreyfuss denied exposing himself to Teich, but admitted that “at the height of my fame in the late 1970s I became an assh , the kind of performative masculine man my father had modeled for me to be… But I am not an assaulter.”
Gary Goddard, 63, a producer and writer (Masters of the Universe), was accused by ER actor Anthony Edwards of molesting him in an essay published Nov. 10 on Medium. Edwards says he first met Goddard when he was 12, and served as a leader for Edwards’ group of friends. “Everyone has the need to bond, and I was no exception,” Edwards wrote. “My vulnerability was exploited. I was molested by Goddard, my best friend was raped by him — and this went on for years. The group of us, the gang, stayed quiet.” Goddard’s press representative Sam Singer put out a statement on Nov. 10 “unequivocally” denying Edward’s charges.
David Guillod, a manager, producer and Co-CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment (Atomic Blonde), was accused by actress Jessica Barth of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2012 when he was working as her manager, she confirmed to The Wrap on Nov. 2. Barth said she she reported the incident to the LAPD after it happened. She then said that Guillod threatened her with a lawsuit to keep her from pressing charges. Following the allegations, Guillod’s attorney said charges were fully investigated at the time, but he has taken a leave of absence from the company, reports Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.
Dustin Hoffman, 80, an Oscar-winning actor known for Rain Man and The Graduate, was accused of sexual harassment by Anna Graham Hunter in an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 1. Hunter alleges he groped her and talked about sex in front of her while she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of his 1985 TV-movie adaptation of Death of a Salesman.
Hoffman apologized in a statement to the Associated Press, saying, “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation… It is not reflective of who I am.” The following day, Hoffman’s second accuser, Wendy Riss Gatsiounis came forward, telling Variety that he made verbal advances and tried to convince her to go to a nearby hotel when she was a playwright in her 20s.
Ethan Kath (Claudio Palmieri), 34, a songwriter and producer of Canadian music group Crystal Castles, was accused of rape on Oct. 24 by former bandmate Alice Glass in a lengthy letter posted on her website, Vulture and The Huffington Post report. She claims the abuse lasted for almost 10 years, starting when she was 15 years old, and that this was the reason she left the band, which she co-founded with Kath, in 2014. In a statement to Pitchfork via his attorney, Kath denied the allegations. “I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship,” the statement reads. “Fortunately, there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.”
Andrew Kreisberg, 46, executive producer of CW superhero series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, was fired by Warner Bros., USA TODAY confirmed Nov. 29. The firing comes after he was suspended on Nov. 10 after Variety published a story in which 15 women and four men alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact. At the time, Kreisberg denied any inappropriate touching or massages, telling Variety, “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will take a six-month leave of absence following what he called “missteps” in a memo obtained by USA TODAY on Nov. 21. The news broke as The Hollywood Reporter was compiling a report into alleged sexual misconduct, which published later that day citing sources who remain unnamed “out of fear that their careers in the tight-knit animation community would be damaged.” The insiders told the industry publication that his behavior went beyond hugging to “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”
Benny Medina, 59, a manager who currently represents Jennifer Lopez, was accused of attempted rape by Sordid Lives star Jason Dottley in an interview published by The Advocate on Nov. 10. After throwing Dottley onto a bed in Medina’s Los Angeles mansion in 2008, Medina “stuck his tongue down my mouth,” Dottley alleges in the interview. A statement from Medina’s lawyers Howard Weitzman and Shawn Holley to USA TODAY said Medina “categorically denies the allegation of attempted rape.”
Murray Miller, 40, a screenwriter best known as the writer for the hit TV series Girls, was accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau, according to a. Nov. 20 report from The Wrap. Perrineau, who alleges the incident occurred in 2012 when she was 17, filed a report at the West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Nelson Rios confirmed to USA TODAY. Miller’s attorney, Matthew B. Walerstein, sent USA TODAY a statement in which his client denied Perrineau’s allegations. Girls creator and star Lena Dunham and executive producer Jenni Konner issued a statement Friday in support of Miller, which she later apologized for after receiving criticism.
Jeremy Piven, 52, a star on the TV series Entourage, was accused by actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar of groping her on two occasions. In her tweets published Oct. 30, she alleges one encounter took place in Piven’s trailer on the Entourage set, when he allegedly grabbed her breasts and bottom, and the other occurred at the Playboy Mansion. Piven denied the allegations in a statement sent to USA TODAY by his rep, Jennifer Allen: “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me.” CBS, which airs Piven’s new series, Wisdom of the Crowd, said in a statement, “We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.”
Brett Ratner, 48, a producer and director (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), was accused of sexually harassing six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, in a Nov. 1 report from theLos Angeles Times. In an Oct. 20 Facebook post, Melanie Kohler claimed Ratner “was a rapist at least one night in Hollywood about 12 years ago” and that he “preyed on me as a drunk girl (and) forced himself on me.” Ratner is suing Kohler for libel, and is no longer working on projects at Warner Bros.
Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White), 46, the former bassist and guitarist of the band Marilyn Manson, was accused of rape Oct. 20 by Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams, who shared in a Facebook post that White physically and sexually assaulted her while they were dating. On Oct. 24, Marilyn Manson shared in a Twitter statement that he decided to “part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson.”
Chris Savino, 46, an animator and writer best known for creating The Loud House, was fired from Nickelodeon after multiple women lodged complaints against him, the network confirmed in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. On Oct. 23, Savino posted an apology to his Facebook page, writing he is “deeply sorry” that his words and actions “created an uncomfortable environment,” CBS News and The Hollywood Reporter report.
Mark Schwahn, 51, a screenwriter best known for creating the popular TV series One Tree Hill, was accused of “traumatizing” sexual harassment by 18 cast and crew members of the show, including Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton, in a letter published in Variety on Nov. 13. The letter was penned in support of former Tree Hill writer Audrey Wauchope, who detailed in a series of tweets the treatment female crew endured on the show. In a statement carried by Variety, E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television said, “We are monitoring the information carefully. (We) are committed to providing a safe working environment in which everyone is treated respectfully and professionally.”
Steven Seagal, 65, an actor and producer (Under Siege, Above the Law), was accused of sexual harassment by Portia de Rossi, who claims he unzipped his pants during a private office audition. “He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants,” de Rossi tweeted Nov. 8. “I ran out and called my agent.” ER actress Julianna Margulies also revealed an incident she had with Seagal in an interview with SiriusXM’s Jenny Hutt on Nov. 4. She claims the producer requested to go over a scene with her in his hotel room when she was 23, and once she arrived at 10:40 p.m., the female assistant who said she would be there with her was gone. “He made sure that I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life,” she alleges in the interview. “And I got out of there unscathed… I sorta screamed my way out.”
Russell Simmons, 60, a music mogul best known for co-founding the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, was accused of assault by Keri Claussen Khalighi, an aspiring model who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident. Khalighi says Simmons assaulted her and coerced her into perform oral sex while Brett Ratner was present, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times on Nov. 19. Simmons has denied the allegations. “I completely and unequivocally deny the horrendous allegations of non-consensual sex against me with every fiber of my being,” Simmons said in the statement shared with USA TODAY from representative Eric Rose .
Tom Sizemore, 55, an actor known for Saving Private Ryan, was accused of molesting an 11-year-old actress on the set of crime thriller Born Killers (shot as Piggy Banks) in 2003, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter published Nov. 13. The child actress allegedly told her mother that Sizemore touched her genitals during a photo shoot for the film. According to THR, her parents declined to press charges and months later, Sizemore returned for reshoots in Malibu. His agent, Stephen Rice, told the industry trade paper, “Our position is ‘no comment.'”
Kevin Spacey, 58, an actor best known for his role on House of Cards and American Beauty, has been accused of sexual harassment by actor Anthony Rapp, who claims he was 14 when Spacey made advances towards him in 1986. Spacey apologized to Rapp via Twitter on Oct. 30, writing, “I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
The actor also came out as gay in the statement. Since the Rapp report, several other accusers have come forward against Spacey, including a former House of Cards crew member, filmmaker Tony Montana and actor Rob Cavazos. On Oct. 31, Netflix announced it would shut down production of the sixth and final season of Cards “until further notice.” In addition, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said it would no longer honor Spacey with the 2017 Emmy Founders Award. Spacey plans to “seek evaluation and treatment,” the actor’s representative Staci Wolfe told USA TODAY the following day.
Sylvester Stallone, 71, an actor-director whose Rocky franchise saw a rebirth with 2015’s Creed, is facing reports of sexual assault from the late 80s. An old police report detailed by the Daily Mail and the Baltimore Post-Examiner website indicates an unnamed teen, then 16, consented to sex with Stallone in Las Vegas in 1986. But she told police she did not consent to group sex after Stallone invited his bodyguard to join them. She said she felt intimidated into having sex with both of them. Under Nevada law, the age of consent is 16. “This is a ridiculous, categorically false story,” his rep, Michelle Bega, told USA TODAY.
George Takei, 80, an actor and social activist best known for his role on Star Trek, was accused of sexually assaulting former model Scott R. Brunton, according to an interview published by The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 10. Brunton alleges Takei groped him in the actor’s Los Angeles condominium in 1981. Takei denied the allegations in a series of tweets on Nov. 11, writing, “The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now.”
Jeffrey Tambor, 73, an actor best known for his role on Amazon’s Transparent, was accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior by his former assistant, a transgender woman named Van Barnes, according to aDeadline report on Nov. 8. Tambor, who plays a trans woman on the hit show, rejected the claims, calling Barnes’ allegations “baseless.” Tambor was also accused of sexual misconduct by Transparent star Trace Lysette in a Nov. 16 report from The Hollywood Reporter. Amazon Studios has initiated an investigation into the allegations, Amazon spokesperson Craig Berman confirmed to USA TODAY.
James Toback, 72, a screenwriter and film director (The Pick-up Artist, Two Girls and a Guy), was accused of sexually harassing over 300 women, according to reports from the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 27. The Times says 31 of the women spoke on the record about their encounters with Toback, which go back decades, and more than 270 have contacted journalist Glenn Whipp with similar claims. Actress Julianne Moore accused Toback via Twitter on Oct. 24 of luring aspiring actresses to his hotel room for an audition, adding it happened to her in the 1980s. Actresses Rachel McAdams and Selma Blair joined the list, speaking to Vanity Fair on Oct. 26.
Bob Weinstein, 63, a film producer and brother of Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of harassing TV producer Amanda Segel. In a statement, Spike TV told the Associated Press that the network is investigating the allegations by Segel, the showrunner on its adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. According to a story published Oct. 17 by Variety, Weinstein invited her to dinner, to his home and to a hotel room during a three-month period in the summer of 2016.
Harvey Weinstein, 65, a film producer (Shakespeare in Love, Emma), was accused of decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault in bombshell reports from the New York Times and New Yorker in early October. The list of his accusers, which now totals 76 women, includes actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan. In wake of the allegations, Weinstein resigned from the company board of directors on Oct. 17. He has also filed suit against the Weinstein Company in an attempt to gain access to his emails and personnel file for the purpose of defending himself, the Associated Press reports.
Matthew Weiner, 52, a writer known for creating the hit series Mad Men, was accused of sexual harassment by Mad Men staff writer Kater Gordon in an interview with The Information on Nov. 9. In the interview, she alleges Weiner told her late one night she ”owed it to him to let him see her naked.” She says she didn’t report the comment officially because she was afraid of losing her job. A year after the incident, Gordon was let go from Mad Men. The firing, which happened just weeks after Gordon and Weiner’s shared Emmy win, made headlines. Weiner’s spokeswoman said in a statement to The Information,“Mr. Weiner spent eight to ten hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who started on Mad Men as his writers assistant. He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.”
Ed Westwick, 30, an actor best known for his role on the hit series Gossip Girl, was accused of rape by actress Kristina Cohen, who filed a report of sexual assault with the Hollywood police station on Nov. 7, LAPD spokesman Drake Madison confirmed to USA TODAY. Cohen accused Westwick in a Facebook post Nov. 6, which claimed he raped her at his house three years ago. Westwick has denied the allegations, tweeting on Nov. 7, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.” Westwick was also accused of unwanted advances and groping by Rachel Eck in a Buzzfeed report on Nov. 14.