Although the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations seem endless, he’s not the only celebrity making headlines in the past few weeks for their lewd and downright criminal behavior. A number of women have dragged the following industry power players out of the shadows with shocking revelations of sexual misconduct.
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Amber Tamblyn blasted James Woods in a New York Times op-ed after the famously outspoken actor criticized the age difference between Armie Hammer and his young co-star in the upcoming film Call Me by Your Name, which deals with the love affair between a 24-year-old student, played by Hammer, and a 17-year-old, played by Timothée Chalamet. Tamblyn, who recalled in her editorial an incident in which Woods came on to her when she was 16, stated "Mr. Woods attempted to pick me and a friend up when we were at Mel’s diner in Hollywood, seeing if we wanted to go to Las Vegas with him that very night. I informed him of my age, to which he said, “Even better.” I told this story publicly as a way to back up the claim that Mr. Woods was, indeed, a hypocrite. Mr. Woods called my account a lie."
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James Toback, the director of The Pick-up Artist, The Gambler, and Bugsy, has been accused by numerous women of sexual harassment. According to an article in the L.A. Times, “In a hotel room, a movie trailer, a public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual." Though Toback has denied the allegations, stating that his physical health would have made it impossible for him to assault anyone, a number of women, including Sari Kamin, Starr Rinaldi, and Terri Conn, have gone public with their stories. Kamin, who met Toback while working on a script in New York, recalled the director inviting her to his hotel room, where he proceeded to rub up against her. " I asked him, 'Are you trying to get off?' and he said, 'Absolutely.' "
Chris Savino, the creator of Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, has been accused by 12 women of sexual harassment. He was fired from the cable channel soon after, issuing a response in which he admitted to the charges. "I am deeply sorry and I am ashamed," Savino wrote on Facebook. "Although it was never my intention, I now understand that the impact of my actions and my communications created an uncomfortable environment." Among the women who have come forward to confront Savino is Anne Walker Farrell, a director on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, who revealed in a letter that Savino sexually harassed her 15 years ago. “Chris Savino is a predator and a liability. You would do well to dismiss him from employment at Nickelodeon,” she wrote the network.
Celebrity chef John Besh and his team have been accused of sexual harassment by more than 25 women who worked for him. The owner of the Besh Restaurant Group, which has restaurants around the country, has been charged with engaging in inappropriate touching and lewd comments, and with using his position of power to solicit sex. Besh didn’t deny the accusations, issuing a statement that read, "I alone am entirely responsible for my moral failings. This is not the way the head of a company like ours should have acted, let alone a husband and father. But it should not taint our incredible team of more than 1,000 employees, nor undermine our unyielding commitment to treating everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of gender, race, age and sexual preference."
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The political director at ABC News, Mark Halperin, has been accused by five different women of sexual impropriety. They allege that the journalist propositioned them for sex, and kissed and fondled them against their will. Though Halperin denies grabbing anyone, he did admit to wrongdoing. "During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me," he said in a statement. "I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I'm going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation."