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‘Great News’ Creator on Sexual Harassment Episode: ‘It’s an Issue in a Lot of Industries’ (Exclusive)

Great News, NBC’s sophomore comedy created by Tracey Wigfield, tackles sexual harassment in the workplace. The episode, airing Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, arrives in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein made in The New York Times and The New Yorker. While allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount against Weinstein, the studio mogul released a statement following the original Times expose, saying he came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineOct 12th, 2017

Gretchen Carlson Made It A Point To Share Donald Trump"s Access Hollywood Tape With Her Kids!

Gretchen Carlson is on a mission to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace — whether it's through her book or at home talking with her kids. As part of the press tour for BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, the former Fox News host sat down with Nancy Armstrong to discuss [...] Gretchen Carlson is on a mission to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace -- whether it's through her book or at home talking with her kids. As part of the press tour for BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, the former Fox News host sat down with Nancy Armstrong to discuss her experiences with sexual misconduct and even revealed how she informed her children about Donald Trump's pussy grabbing scandal. Related: All 45 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far In fact, Carlson openly admitted that she showed her 12 and 14 year old the Trumpster's infamous Access Hollywood tape. She explained: "When the Access Hollywood tape came out with now-President Trump, I played it for my children... I wanted them to see how not to treat human beings. I wanted then to know that human decency, in my mind, supersedes any political policy." As it should!! In case you forgot, in footage from an Access Hollywood taping in 2005, the President is heard bragging about how felt entitled to "grab" women "by the pussy." We aren't shocked that Gretchen made a point to show the tape to her kids as she became the face of the anti-sexual harassment movement following her 2016 lawsuit against Fox News chief Roger Ailes. The suit resulted in Ailes' ousting from the conservative network. In regards to her own experiences with sexual harassment, Gretchen had a few choice words for Human Resources departments everywhere: "I actually believe reporting sexual harassment should go to a different part of the company. If the harasser is a boss then just forget it. You, as the employee, have no chance." Fair point. The 51-year-old went on to reference two additional instances of sexual assault, both experienced while she was serving as Miss America in 1989. On why she declined to name the individuals involved, the author noted: "It doesn't really matter... Maybe at some point I'll decide to make them [public]. It's actually a legal issue about why I wouldn't and I've had my fair share of lawyer advice over the last 15 months. So it's not because I'm not speaking up about it, it's more of a concern from a legal point of view." That all makes sense! Be sure to snag a copy of BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back as it is in stores now! [Image via WENN/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 18th, 2017

Reese Witherspoon Bravely Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Director At 16

Reese Witherspoon has become the latest A-lister to open up about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Sadly, the industry vet has had firsthand experience regarding this issue. As you surely know, countless actresses — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, etc. — have come forward this last week to expose indie movie [...] Reese Witherspoon has become the latest A-lister to open up about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Sadly, the industry vet has had firsthand experience regarding this issue. As you surely know, countless actresses -- including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, etc. -- have come forward this last week to expose indie movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator. While Miz Witherspoon has not declared herself as one of Harvey's victims, she certainly empathizes with their plight as she's been harassed and/or assaulted several times over the course of her career. Related: Courtney Love Warned Women About Harvey YEARS Ago In fact, while giving a speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Oscar winner revealed she was only 16 when a director assaulted her. The blonde powerhouse shared: "This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths. I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I've been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier." It's just so heartbreaking that so many women in the industry have had such unsavory experiences with men in Tinseltown. The Big Little Lies actress continued: "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment... And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn't. I've had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and I don't speak about them very often." How awful. Nonetheless, the many brave women opening up about their experiences with sexual misconduct has inspired Reese to "speak up loudly." After revealing that she feels "less alone" amid the confessions, Witherspoon concluded: "I feel really, really encouraged that there will be a new normal. For the young women in this room, life is going to be different because we're with you, we have your back and it makes me feel better. It makes me so sad to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to." Hear! Hear! Like Reese, we stand with the many victims who've bravely come forward. [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 17th, 2017

Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner DENIES Sexual Harassment Allegations: "I Was Just Angry A Lot Of The Time"

Putting the mad in Mad Men… As we reported, after writer Kater Gordon accused creator Matthew Weiner of asking her to get naked because she owed it to him, Marti Noxon — another writer on the AMC show — came out in support of Gordon. On Friday, while talking to Orange is the New Black creator Jenji [...] Putting the mad in Mad Men... As we reported, after writer Kater Gordon accused creator Matthew Weiner of asking her to get naked because she owed it to him, Marti Noxon -- another writer on the AMC show -- came out in support of Gordon. On Friday, while talking to Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan at Chevalier's Books in Los Angeles, CA, the 52-year-old refutes the claims against him. Video: Ben Affleck Faces Sexual Misconduct Questions On The Late Show The Emmy winner said: "The allegation is not true." Despite his denial, Weiner believes its important that society is having a conservation about the topic of sexual harassment. "For like 92 hours of the show, we wanted people to be having this conversation. It's great that we're having it. It's a very serious issue. It's great that we're having this conversation." As to why Gordon would come forward against him: "I don't want to speak to someone else's character, but I will say this: I have hired dozens of women over the years and dozens of people. I am a demanding boss. Especially in the early years, it was very hard to do it. I had a lot of stress and – you know this – it's very lonely. When I think back on it, if I had to do it differently, letting people go and being mad about having to rewrite everything – I was just angry a lot of the time." In regards to him firing her: "The person I am now would definitely do it in a different way." [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 20th, 2017

Andy Signore, 'Honest Trailers' Creator, Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations - Variety

VarietyAndy Signore, 'Honest Trailers' Creator, Suspended After Sexual Harassment AllegationsVarietyDefy Media has suspended Andy Signore, SVP of content and creator of Screen Junkies and the “Honest Trailers” parody franchise, after multiple women have come forward to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment, including one woman who alleged that ...ScreenJunkies suspends 'Honest Trailers' creator Andy Signore amid sexual misconduct allegationsNew York Daily NewsHonest Trailers Creator Accused of Sexual AbuseMovieWeb'Honest Trailers' Creator Andy Signore Accused of Sexual AbuseHollywood ReporterThe Inquisitr -The Independent -PerezHilton.com -TheWrapall 17 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 7th, 2017

'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Creator Matthew Weiner of Sexual Harassment - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.com'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Creator Matthew Weiner of Sexual HarassmentRollingStone.com'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner has been accused of sexual harassment by former staff writer Kater Gordon. Credit: Paul Archuleta/Getty. By Althea Legaspi. 48 minutes ago. More News. Louis C.K. Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Five Women 'Gossip ...Former 'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Matthew Weiner of Sexual HarassmentHollywood ReporterFormer Mad Men Writer Says Show's Creator Sexually Harassed Her, Then Fired Her After Winning an EmmySlate Magazine (blog)'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Accused of Sexual Harassment by Writer Kater GordonIndieWireUSA TODAY -Vulture -Vox -PerezHilton.comall 48 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 9th, 2017

'One Tree Hill' creator faces sexual harassment allegations - CNN

CNN'One Tree Hill' creator faces sexual harassment allegationsCNN(CNN) "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn has been accused of sexual harassment by former cast and crew members of the series. The accusations come more than five years after the show's conclusion, amid a reckoning in Hollywood during which ..."One Tree Hill" stars, crew accuse former showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassmentCBS NewsCast members of 'One Tree Hill' accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassmentABC NewsOne Tree Hill Show-Runner Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former Cast, CrewVanity FairBustle -BuzzFeed News -MTV.com -POPSUGARall 172 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 14th, 2017

'Mad Men' Creator Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Assistant - HuffPost

HuffPost'Mad Men' Creator Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former AssistantHuffPostMatthew Weiner, creator and writer of the hit series “Mad Men,” is being accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant and writer, Kater Gordon. Download. Gordon told The Information on Thursday that during her time on the show, where she was ...Former 'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Matthew Weiner of Sexual HarassmentHollywood Reporter'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Accused of Sexual Harassment by Writer Kater GordonIndieWire'Mad Men' Writer Kater Gordon Accuses Showrunner Matthew Weiner of Sexual HarassmentFortuneRollingStone.com -Slate Magazine (blog) -Vulture -USA TODAYall 65 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 10th, 2017

Megyn Kelly SLAMS Fox News & Bill O"Reilly"s Sexual Harassment Mess By Revealing SHE COMPLAINED About Him To Network Heads! Watch!

We're kind of warming up to Megyn Kelly on daytime TV — especially when she uses her time slot to rip apart her old network! That's just what the former Fox News host did on Monday's TODAY when speaking on Bill O'Reilly's latest reported sexual harassment settlement. O'Reilly responded to the The New York Times' story by [...] We're kind of warming up to Megyn Kelly on daytime TV -- especially when she uses her time slot to rip apart her old network! That's just what the former Fox News host did on Monday's TODAY when speaking on Bill O'Reilly's latest reported sexual harassment settlement. O'Reilly responded to the The New York Times' story by saying that the report -- which revealed he paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim with Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl -- had "maliciously smeared him." He also claimed that no woman ever went to HR or complained about his behavior. Related: Megyn Rips Into Mayim Bialik & Donna Karan For Victim Blaming! Well, Kelly is calling bullshit on O'Reilly's rebuttal -- because she's saying SHE complained about the anchor's behavior towards women to the co-presidents of the network! The Megyn Kelly Today host, who worked at Fox News from 2004 until January this year, said she wrote an email to co-presidents Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy in November 2016 about O'Reilly's treatment of women. That day, Kelly's memoir Settle for More had been released, which included a chapter in which Kelly accuses former network CEO Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. When asked about the book in an interview with CBS News, O'Reilly got defensive and said he wasn't interested in "basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad." Video: Howard Stern Rips Into Harvey Weinstein & Other 'Freaks'! Well, that frustrating TV appearance set Kelly off, and prompted her to complain to Shine and Abernethy about the dangers of O'Reilly's "attitude of shaming women into shutting the hell up about harassment." Kelly said the network heads informed her they would "deal with it" -- which apparently meant letting O'Reilly go on the air later that night and "attack the company's harassment victims yet again." Wow. No wonder she was desperate to GTFO of that place! Watch the clips (below) to hear Kelly's sharp words to her former network -- and watch her sit down with former Fox News colleague Juliet Huddy, who settled a claim of sexual harassment against O'Reilly last year. [Image via Fox News/NBC.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 23rd, 2017

Former 'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Matthew Weiner of Sexual Harassment - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterFormer 'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Matthew Weiner of Sexual HarassmentHollywood ReporterKater Gordon won an Emmy for co-writing an episode with the show's creator, and was let go from the series a year later. Kater Gordon, a former writer on Mad Men, is accusing the show's creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment. Gordon, who won an ...'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Creator Matthew Weiner of Sexual HarassmentRollingStone.com'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Accused of Sexual Harassment by Writer Kater GordonIndieWireFormer Mad Men Writer Says Show's Creator Sexually Harassed Her, Then Fired Her After Winning an EmmySlate Magazine (blog)Vulture -USA TODAY -Jezebel -PerezHilton.comall 54 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 10th, 2017

Jamie Lee Curtis SLAMS Donna Karan & "Brutish Thug" Harvey Weinstein While Talking About Being Sexually Harassed At Work

Hollywood is speaking up amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal! With more and more celebs sharing their own horrifying experiences with the controversial producer, it's opening up a very overdue discussion in the industry. And Jamie Lee Curtis is doing so by slamming the argument that women are "asking for it," one Donna Karan recently [...] Hollywood is speaking up amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal! With more and more celebs sharing their own horrifying experiences with the controversial producer, it's opening up a very overdue discussion in the industry. And Jamie Lee Curtis is doing so by slamming the argument that women are "asking for it," one Donna Karan recently given voice once again in defense of the movie mogul. Related: Kate Beckinsale Accuses Harvey Of Hitting On Her When She Was 17 The designer has since apologized, but the actress isn't here for it! In an op-ed piece published on Huffington Post, the star explained her disappointment with Donna -- all without naming her name: "I awoke to a statement, from an unlikely voice, that the women in question were perhaps 'asking for it.' Really? Is this how we have evolved? Is this what the women's movement, feminism and, more recently, the women's march has yielded? A fellow woman, one who makes her living dressing famous women in tight, sexy dresses and one who built her empire to do her good works all over the world, would throw these brave women under the bus in a weird, mean girl version of slut shaming?" Jamie continued, revealing she has been victim to sexual harassment at work: "I, too, have been subjected to my own private, personal versions of sexual harassment on the job. Did I ask for it? No. What I simply asked for was a job, and what came with it was sexual harassment." Furthering her point, she added: "What I believe we are all asking for in these instances, is a chance to show our talent, our humanity, a chance to express ourselves and our art and perhaps, be a part of a film that can truly create change." Using Prince's drug overdose as an example, the Scream Queens actress wondered if a "very famous person" had to die to affect change, like it did with opioid laws. When it comes to Harvey and sexual harassment though, she mused if there would be an end: "Perhaps this grotesque power play to 'get some' by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail. Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it from a governor or a president or a presidential candidate or studio head or movie star or executive or anyone else complicit in this billionaire boys club bullshit that will come to an inglorious end. To quote the great Helen Reddy, 'I am woman hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore.'" Preach! Let's hope more and more stars continue to speak out! [Image via FayesVision/Patricia Schlein/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 12th, 2017

Here"s Everything We Know So Far About Matt Lauer"s Sexual Misconduct Scandal!

Safe to say Matt Lauer is NOT enjoying the holidays! As we reported, on Wednesday, it was announced that the morning host was fired from NBC News after a colleague filed a detailed complaint on Monday about an alleged incident that happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Additionally, per a report from Variety, the [...] Safe to say Matt Lauer is NOT enjoying the holidays! As we reported, on Wednesday, it was announced that the morning host was fired from NBC News after a colleague filed a detailed complaint on Monday about an alleged incident that happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Additionally, per a report from Variety, the journalist allegedly gave a sex toy to a coworker, and flashed his penis to another. Needless to say, the scandal has absolutely rattled both the public and the news world. Here is what we know so far: NBC Will NOT Be Sending Off Matt Lauer With A $30M Payout, Despite What His Lawyers Are Saying! [CLICK HERE] Conan O'Brien Actually Had A Segment Called 'Creepy Matt Lauer' During The Sochi Olympics — Watch! [CLICK HERE] NBC News Boss Promises Matt Lauer Investigation Will Reveal Everything, 'No Matter How Painful' [CLICK HERE] Sandra Bullock Was NOT Having Matt Lauer's Creepiness In This 2009 Today Interview! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Is 'Shocked,' 'Dumbfounded,' & 'Totally Devastated' Over These Sexual Harassment Allegations [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer's Ex-Wife Comes To The Newsman's Defense Amid His Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Meredith Vieira's Husband & Matt Lauer's Former Boss Weigh In On The Journalist's Sexual Misconduct Allegations [CLICK HERE] WTF? Female Today Staffers Not Interested In Flirting With Matt Lauer Reportedly Weren't Considered 'Good Colleagues' [CLICK HERE] Padma Lakshmi Says It 'Felt Like Someone Had Died' At TodayFollowing Matt Lauer's Firing [CLICK HERE] Meredith Vieira Once Called Out Matt Lauer For Having A 'Huge Bag Of Sex Toys' In His Office — WATCH [CLICK HERE] Today Staffers Shade The FUCK Out Of 'Terrible' Megyn Kelly For Making Matt Lauer's Firing 'All About Her' — Get The Scoop! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer & Today Reportedly Ignored NBC Execs & ‘Did What They Wanted To Do' [CLICK HERE] Matt Who? Al Roker Shares A Sweet Selfie With His 'Pals' & NBC Cohosts From The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! [CLICK HERE] Former NBC Staffer Claims Matt Lauer Summoned Her To His Office, Bent Her Over A Chair For Sex, Left Her Unconscious & In Need Of Medical Attention [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Addresses His NBC News Termination With A Somber Statement: 'I Am Truly Sorry' [CLICK HERE] Ann Curry 'Isn't Relishing' In Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Today Staffers Reportedly Knew Matt Lauer 'Regularly Cheated' On Wife But Are Shocked About Sexual Misconduct Allegations [CLICK HERE] Geraldo Rivera Defends Matt Lauer — But Bette Midler Says Geraldo Is A Groper Too!!! [CLICK HERE] GROSS! Matt Lauer Once Told Meredith Vieira To 'Keep Bending Over' On Camera — Watch The Creepiness [CLICK HERE] Natalie Morales Says She's 'Just In Shock' Over Former Today Cohost Matt Lauer's Firing — Watch! [CLICK HERE] More Female NBC Employees Come Forward With Stories Of Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct — From Exposing Himself To Gifting Sex Toys With Explicit Notes! [CLICK HERE] Ann Curry Speaks! Says She's 'Still Really Processing' Matt Lauer's Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Scandal! [CLICK HERE] VOTE: Who Should Replace Matt Lauer On The Today Show?? [CLICK HERE] Remember That Creepy Matt Lauer Interview With Anne Hathaway From 2012? [CLICK HERE] The View Panel Is NOT Surprised By Matt Lauer's Firing & Sexual Misconduct Scandal: 'Karma's A Bitch!' [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Scandal Has Ann Curry Trending On Twitter — See The Best Reactions! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Reportedly Takes Off From His New York City Home Amid Sexual Misconduct Scandal! [CLICK HERE] Katie Couric Admitted Matt Lauer Pinched Her 'On The Ass A Lot' — BACK IN 2012! WATCH! [CLICK HERE] Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford, & Al Roker Speak Out As Details Emerge That Matt Lauer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted NBC Staffer During Sochi Winter Olympics [CLICK HERE] Today Show Team Shocked By Matt Lauer's Firing — 'It's Like A Death In The Family' [CLICK HERE] Donald Trump Can't Hide His Glee Following Matt Lauer's Firing & Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer FIRED From NBC News Following A 'Detailed Complaint' About Alleged 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior' [CLICK HERE] [Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 1st, 2017

Sophia Bush & Hilarie Burton Support Sexual Harassment Claims Against "One Tree Hill" Showrunner

Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill are supporting sexual harassment claims against showrunner Mark Schwahn. The women are stepping forward after writer Audrey Wauchope tweeted about harassment from Mark on the show’s set, without publicly naming him. In her tweets, she accused Mark of inappropriate touching and [...] Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill are supporting sexual harassment claims against showrunner Mark Schwahn. The women are stepping forward after writer Audrey Wauchope tweeted about harassment from Mark on the show’s set, without publicly naming him. In her tweets, she accused Mark of inappropriate touching and comments and even showing off photos of his actress girlfriend without clothing. In a statement of support, Hilarie, Sophia and Bethany Joy Lenz say the cast and crew were treated in ways that were “traumatizing” and “downright illegal” and left many feeling manipulated “psychologically and emotionally.” “More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be,” they wrote. Click inside to read the entire statement… To Whom It May Concern, All of the female cast members of One Tree Hill have chosen this forum to stand together in support of Audrey Wauchope and one another. To use terminology that has become familiar as thesystemic reality of sexual harassment and assault has come more and more to light, Mark Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an “open secret.” Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally. More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be. Many of us were spoken to in ways that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal. And a few of us were put in positions where we felt physically unsafe. More than one woman on our show had her career trajectory threatened. The through line in all of this was, and still is, our unwavering support of and faith in one another. We confided in each other. We set up safe spaces to talk about his behavior and how to handle it. To warn new women who joined our ranks. We understood that a lot of it was orchestrated in ways that kept it out of sight for the studio back home. We also understood that no one was fully unaware. The lack of action that has been routine, the turning of the other cheek, is intolerable. We collectively want to echo the calls of women everywhere that vehemently demand change, in all industries. Many of us were told, during filming, that coming forward to talk about this culture would result in our show being canceled and hundreds of lovely, qualified, hard-working, and talented people losing their jobs. This is not an appropriate amount of pressure to put on young girls. Many of us since have stayed silent publicly but had very open channels of communication in our friend group and in our industry, because we want Tree Hill to remain the place “where everything’s better and everything’s safe” for our fans; some of whom have said that the show quite literally saved their lives. But the reality is, no space is safe when it has an underlying and infectious cancer. We have worked at taking our power back, making the conventions our own, and relishing in the good memories. But there is more work to be done. We are all deeply grateful for Audrey’s courage. For one another. And for every male cast mate and crew member who has reached out to our group of women to offer their support these last few days. They echo the greater rallying cry that must lead us to change: Believe Women. We are all in this together. With Love and Courage, The Cast, Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Harris, Michaela McManus, Kate Voegele, Daphne Zuniga, India de Beaufort, Bevin Prince, Jana Kramer, Shantel Van Santen, and Allison Munn And Brave Crew, Audrey Wauchope, Rachel Specter, Jane Beck, Tarin Squillante, Cristy Koebley, JoJo Stephens And All the rest of the Women We Worked With Who Are Finding Their Voices as We Speak.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2017

Screen Junkies suspends 'Honest Trailers' creator Andy Signore amid sexual misconduct allegations - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsScreen Junkies suspends 'Honest Trailers' creator Andy Signore amid sexual misconduct allegationsNew York Daily NewsAndy Signore was accused of sexual misconduct by several women, one of which said the video creator said he wanted to masturbate in front of her. (Albert L. Ortega/WireImage). BY Nicole Bitette. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:24 ...Andy Signore, 'Honest Trailers' Creator, Suspended After Sexual Harassment AllegationsVarietyHonest Trailers Creator Accused of Sexual AbuseMovieWeb'Honest Trailers' Creator Andy Signore Accused of Sexual AbuseHollywood ReporterThe Inquisitr -The Independent -PerezHilton.com -TheWrapall 17 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 7th, 2017

Former Bachelor Producer Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Warner Brothers & Other Producers

Uh oh, more hot water for The Bachelor franchise. Amid all of the sexual harassment allegations coming to light, former producer for the ABC dating series, Becky Steenhoek, has come forward with a lawsuit against Warner Brothers and several of the show's producers on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The court docs name Caitlin Stapleton, Bennett [...] Uh oh, more hot water for The Bachelor franchise. Amid all of the sexual harassment allegations coming to light, former producer for the ABC dating series, Becky Steenhoek, has come forward with a lawsuit against Warner Brothers and several of the show's producers on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The court docs name Caitlin Stapleton, Bennett Graebner, Elan Gale, Peter Scalettar, Jacqueline Naz Perez, in addition to creator Mike Fleiss' production company NZK Productions. According to Steenhoek, she was repeatedly asked very intimate questions about her sex life, which she says were made to make her feel uncomfortable during her time on JoJo Fletcher's season in 2016. Related: Corinne Olympios Is Open To Giving Nick Viall A Second Chance She says the questions often included: "Is your vagina shaved?," "Have you ever fondled [testicles] before?," and "Have you ever sat under a shower faucet or touched yourself to masturbate?" ... "How often do you masturbate?," "Do you own sex toys/dildos?," "Have you ever had anal sex?," "Do you enjoy giving hand jobs?," "Is your vagina shaved?," "Do you have a landing strip?" "Has a man ever got your 'taco' talking?" So graphic! The 31-year-old -- who has since moved back to Texas -- told the LA Times that she was "raised in a Christian household" and the prodding was meant to embarrass her: "You could visibly tell it was very uncomfortable to me to witness, just because they did make comments like, 'Oh, Becky's blushing,' or 'Her ears are probably burning.' It was a bit of a theme that carried on throughout the season ... it was a fun time for them to see me get embarrassed." She even went to cast producer Stapleton, who she says told her at the time: "She just told me, 'Listen, this is just how it is. These are middle-aged white men. This is locker-room talk. This is their way of showing that they're trying to bond with you.'" After her complaint to Stapleton, Steenhoek says she began being excluded from meetings and given less responsibility until she was ultimately fired. When she asked producer Bennett Graebner the reason for her termination, he allegedly told her she was not being enough of a "bitch": "When I was hired for the job, the reason they told me I was being hired because I did have the morals and they felt I was a good person. And then here I am being fired because of that reason." She is suing for damages for sexual harassment and hostile work environment, sex discrimination, retaliation, failure to prevent harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful termination. Of the entire ordeal, Becky said: "It tainted my whole view of the industry. I wasn't protected. When we sign our paperwork, we're given a sexual harassment policy that says ‘any unwanted — whether it's verbal or physical — sexual advances that makes the person feel uncomfortable and is unwelcome, that you're supposed to report that and it's not allowed.' I think it's an industry-wide problem — these executives are untouchable. If you report it, you get retaliated against, you get fired because then you're not a team player. If you don't report it, then it was essentially me not being me. I would have had to sacrifice my values and my morals for something I didn't think was right, and I'm not gonna do that." Warner Bros. has responded in a statement, saying: "We take all allegations of workplace harassment very seriously. These allegations were brought to our attention and were thoroughly investigated earlier this year. Our findings did not support the plaintiff's characterization of the events claimed to have taken place, which is why we are disappointed by the filing of this lawsuit." We'll keep you posted as we learn more. [Image via Facebook.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 30th, 2017

Broad City"s Ilana Glazer Reveals She "Fired A Couple Of Dudes" For Sexual Harassment On The Show

It doesn't matter if you're a lowly intern or a boss, sexual harassment can happen to you. Just ask Ilana Glazer! On Tuesday, the Broad City co-creator took to Instagram to share her personal experiences with sexual misconduct as part of the "Me Too" campaign. Related: All 45 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far In case [...] It doesn't matter if you're a lowly intern or a boss, sexual harassment can happen to you. Just ask Ilana Glazer! On Tuesday, the Broad City co-creator took to Instagram to share her personal experiences with sexual misconduct as part of the "Me Too" campaign. Related: All 45 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far In case you missed it, as a response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Alyssa Milano encouraged women and men everywhere to share the phrase "Me Too" if they've faced sexual harassment and/or assault. Thousands have since participated in the movement and offered up incredibly personal anecdotes. For her #MeToo post, Miz Glazer revealed that she's been sexually harassed many times over the years. In fact, the comedienne was forced to fire two staffers, "one background actor and one sound guy," over sexual harassment reasons. When questioned about her decision, the funny woman stood her ground. Per Ilana, she clapped back: "I was asked, ‘Are you sure?' Hm. Okay yeah lemme think a sec — YEAH I'M FUCKING SURE. cuz getting sexually harassed seems to be a constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare." Sadly, those incidents weren't the only ones Glazer faced as she also had to file a complaint against a "creepyass" doctor last year. Be sure to read the 30-year-old's telling statement for yourself (below). #metoo - big queenly thanks to @tracelysette & @violadavis posting this so i felt brave enough to!A post shared by ilana glazer (@ilanusglazer) on Oct 17, 2017 at 12:11pm PDT Thank you for sharing, Ilana! [Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 18th, 2017

‘Great News’ Creator on Sexual Harassment Episode: ‘It’s an Issue in a Lot of Industries’ (Exclusive)

Great News, NBC’s sophomore comedy created by Tracey Wigfield, tackles sexual harassment in the workplace. The episode, airing Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, arrives in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein made in The New York Times and The New Yorker. While allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount against Weinstein, the studio mogul released a statement following the original Times expose, saying he came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineOct 12th, 2017

ABC severs ties with Johnny Iuzzini, pulls 'Baking Show' amid sexual harassment claims - USA TODAY

USA TODAYABC severs ties with Johnny Iuzzini, pulls 'Baking Show' amid sexual harassment claimsUSA TODAYThe Great American Baking Show and Johnny Iuzzini will no longer be part of ABC's winter recipe of programming following allegations of sexual harassment facing the competition show judge. ABC has decided not to air remaining episodes of the series and ...ABC pulls 'Great American Bake Off' amid sexual harassment claims against show judge Johnny IuzziniFox NewsAyesha Curry's 'Great American Baking Show,' pulled from ABC after allegations against judgeSFGateABC Pulls 'Great American Baking Show' Amid Johnny Iuzzini Sexual Harassment ClaimsHollywood ReporterBreitbart News -WCPO -PennLive.com -TV Series Finaleall 49 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 14th, 2017

Matthew Weiner Tells Jenji Kohan Sexual Harassment Claim Against Him "Is Not True" - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterMatthew Weiner Tells Jenji Kohan Sexual Harassment Claim Against Him "Is Not True"Hollywood ReporterThe 'Mad Men' creator dismissed Kater Gordon's claim but admitted he was a “demanding boss” on the drama: “I guess if I could do it over again, I would do it differently.” Matthew Weiner is publicly denying the sexual harassment allegation levied ...Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner says allegations against him 'are not true'EW.com (blog)Matthew Weiner Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations But Says on 'Mad Men' He was 'Angry a Lot of the Time'VarietyMatthew Weiner Denies Sexual Harassment But Admits To Being 'Demanding' BossHuffPostDeadline -Los Angeles Timesall 18 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 18th, 2017

Mad Men Producer Marti Noxon Speaks Out Against "Emotional Terrorist" Matthew Weiner Amid Sexual Harassment Accusation

In case you hadn't heard, Matthew Weiner was recently accused of the kind of sexual harassment one might imagine happening on an episode of Mad Men. Writer Kater Gordon claims the show's creator asked her to get naked and told her she owed it to him. Now writer-producer Marti Noxon (pictured above), a TV veteran who ran [...] In case you hadn't heard, Matthew Weiner was recently accused of the kind of sexual harassment one might imagine happening on an episode of Mad Men. Writer Kater Gordon claims the show's creator asked her to get naked and told her she owed it to him. Now writer-producer Marti Noxon (pictured above), a TV veteran who ran two seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and created UnREAL and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, has now come out in support of her former coworker. Video: Ben Affleck Faces Sexual Misconduct Questions On The Late Show & TODAY Not only does she say she remembers the day after the alleged incident, she has her own assessment of Weiner's bad behavior. She even calls him an "emotional terrorist" and compares him to his character Pete Campbell! Ch-ch-check out Marti's Twitter indictment of her old boss and his way of working (below)! On the subject of Matt Weiner and #MadMen About a week ago Kater Gordon, a young female writer who worked on Mad Men bravely came forward with her account of being sexual harassed by Matt Weiner. While sharing writing duties with him, she recalls that he causally mentioned 1/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 something to the effect of "you owe it to me to show me your naked body." I believe her. I was at work with her the day after what she described transpired. I remember clearly how shaken and subdued Kater was -- and continued to be from that day on. 2/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 Responding to her statement, Matt claimed he would never make that kind of comment to a colleague. But anyone with an even cursory knowledge of the show Mad Men could imagine that very line coming from the mouth of Pete Campbell. 3/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 Matt, Pete's creator, is many things. He is devilishly clever and witty, but he is also, in the words of one of his colleagues, an "emotional terrorist" who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met. 4/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 This personality type can not help but create an atmosphere where everyone is constantly off guard and unsure where they stand. It is the kind of atmosphere where a comment like "you owe it to me to show me your naked body"... 5/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 may -- or may not -- be a joke. And it may -- or may not -- lead to a demotion or even the end of a career. 6/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 Everyone at Mad Men, regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere. Why did we not confront him more or report him to our parent companies? Well, for one, we were grateful to him for the work and truly in awe of his talents. 7/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 For another, it was hard to know what was real when moods and needs shifted so frequently. Self-advocacy is important and I agree we all need to do it more and rely on less on faulty institutions to do it for us 8/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 But it is very difficult when the cost is, at best, fear and uncertainty -- and at worst the loss of a job and ruined reputation. Taking that action is one thing to contemplate if you have money in the bank and family to fall back on 9/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 but quite another for people from all walks of life without a safety net. And when sexual favors are lightly added to the bag of tools one might use to stay employed and valued, it can be destabilizing or even devastating. 10/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 It may not be illegal, but it is oppressive. I witnessed it and, despite the fact that that I was a senior consultant on the show, I also experienced it in my own way in my days at Mad Men. 11/ — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 I believe Kater Gordon. — marti noxon (@martinoxon) November 17, 2017 [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/FayesVision/WENN/AMC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 17th, 2017

Report: Former Fox News Host Bill O"Reilly Settled ANOTHER Sexual Harassment Suit For $32 Million

Stop us if you've heard this one before… old white men in positions of power CONTINUE to behave badly, and it needs to stop. But something tells us bombshell stories like these will just keep popping up again, and again, and again… In a new report out Saturday morning in the New York Times, it turns out [...] Stop us if you've heard this one before... old white men in positions of power CONTINUE to behave badly, and it needs to stop. But something tells us bombshell stories like these will just keep popping up again, and again, and again... In a new report out Saturday morning in the New York Times, it turns out that disgraced former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly settled ANOTHER sexual harassment claim from a co-worker earlier this year... for a whopping $32 million. WTF?!?! Related: Why Do We Ever Have To Hear Bill's Opinions Again? Lis Wiehl, who was an analyst on Fox News for more than 15 years, accused O'Reilly of misconduct, claiming that he even forced her into a 'nonconsensual sexual relationship' at one point. All that has not only been reported by the Times, but also now confirmed by 21st Century Fox themselves. YIKES. O'Reilly reportedly sent Wiehl a great deal of sexually explicit material as part of his continued harassment, including sending her gay pornography, according to the report. After Wiehl came forward about the behavior, the settlement went down privately in January... just months before O'Reilly was eventually ridden out of town over other sexual harassment settlements and controversies aside from Wiehl. The other issue here for the network comes with the fact that they had signed O'Reily to a new contract in February, bumping his salary up to $25 million a year. And that's just a month AFTER dropping massive money on the sexual harassment settlement. Related: Bill Desperately Returns To News With Very Own Internet Show! Did Fox News REALLY think it was a good idea to renew O'Reilly at the time?! The former TV host's reps have not responded with a comment yet, but we have one: shame on you, Bill. Please go away forever. [Image via CBS.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 21st, 2017