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Jeffrey Tambor Says Latest Sexual Harassment Claim Was An “Enthusiastic Farewell”

A third accuser, and the first non-transgender individual, is alleging that Jeffrey Tambor sexually harassed her back in 2001, saying that he forcibly kissed her. Like before, the Transparent star is apologizing for any upset and denying the claims. In a statement obtained by Deadline, Tambor responded to Tamara Delbridge’s allegation by saying: “I have absolutely no recollection of anything like this incident ever happening. If it did, it wasn't meant as anything more… Read

TV

‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ To Take On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

No big surprise here, but NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, known for its use of “ripped from the headlines” storylines, will use the Harvey Weinstein scandal as inspiration for an episode later this season. However, the episode won’t be set in the entertainment biz; it will focus on the airline industry. Executive producer Michael Chernuchin told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the Weinstein storyline, that the writers decided instead to explore the… Read

TV

Nick Carter Accused Of Rape By Melissa Schuman; Says He’s “Shocked & Saddened” By Allegation

Singer/reality TV personality Nick Carter has been accused of rape by former Dream singer Melissa Schuman. He denies the allegation. Schuman, now 33, alleged in a blog post that Carter raped her in his Santa Monica apartment when she was 18 and he was 22, on a day off from shooting The Hollow in 2002, in which they both starred. "I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman's accusations,” Carter told People in a statement. “Melissa never expressed to me while we were… Read

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Russell Simmons’ Accuser Tells Megyn Kelly ‘He Actually Apologized’

UPDATE, with video Former model Keri Claussen Khalighi told Megyn Kelly this morning that music mogul Russell Simmons has privately apologized to her for sexually assaulting her, despite his public insistence that what happened in 1991, when she was 17 years old, was consensual. “Russell and I have actually had a face-to-face confrontation about what happened, we’ve had phone conversations where there was no dispute about what we were taking about,” Khalighi told Kelly… Read

International

Scotland Yard Investigates New Kevin Spacey Allegation From 2005

UK police are investigating new allegations that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted a man in London in 2005. The allegation was reported to police last week, days after The Old Vic Theatre reported that it had received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by the Swimming With Sharks star during his 11-year run as artistic director. Scotland Yard confirmed that the allegations were made by a man in Lambeth, home to the theater. The story was first reported by Deadline… Read

Business

‘CBS This Morning’ Reports New Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct At CBS By Ex-Anchor Charlie Rose

A day after CBS This Morning co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell had a candid discussion about former colleague Charlie Rose’s absence from the set, King and Bianna Golodryga, who was filling in for vacationing Norah O’Donnell, reported more bad news about Rose’s CBS tenure. Rose was fired by CBS on Tuesday and PBS canceled his long-running talk show in the wake of a Washington Post report detailing his unwanted sexual advances and misconduct involving eight women… Read

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Rashida Jones Denies ‘Toy Story 4’ Exit Over “Unwanted Advance” From John Lasseter

After Pixar CCO John Lasseter announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from his post at Disney due to “missteps” he made, it was reported that Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack stepped down as writers of Toy Story 4 after Lasseter made an “unwanted advance” towards Jones. The two responded to the report saying that this was untrue. Jones and McCormack signed on to pen the fourth installment of the popular Pixar franchise, but have since… Read

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‘Chicago P.D.’s Jason Beghe Investigated By NBC For “Inappropriate Behavior” Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Jason Beghe

Chicago P.D. lead Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC and Wolf Entertainment in 2016 for “inappropriate behavior” when the actor faced complaints from several  members of the cast and crew that some said constituted sexual harassment. "When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved,” the network, Universal Television and Wolf… Read

Film

John Lasseter’s Leave Of Absence At Disney/Pixar Comes As Women Detail Unwanted Behavior

John Lasseter

UPDATED with more details: John Lasseter, the architect of Pixar and Disney’s juggernaut animation operations, is taking a leave of absence from his post effective immediately. He holds the title Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. In a memo to staffers this morning obtained by Deadline, Lasseter wrote he was taking a six-month sabbatical after admitting to “missteps,” and… Read

International

Canadian Actors Union Branch President Says She Was Sexually Assaulted Four Times

Theresa Tova ACTRA

Theresa Tova, president of the Toronto branch of ACTRA, the Canadian actors union, is the industry's first union leader to acknowledge that she has been sexually assaulted – in her case, four times. She doesn't say when it happened, or by whom, but she's gone public with it in a video statement to the union's members. "As your president, and as a woman who's been sexually attacked four times myself, I promise you, I am fiercely committed to fighting this on every front,"… Read

Business

Oliver Stone Responds To Melissa Gilbert Harassment Allegations, Says It Was Clear ‘The Doors’ Was A “Raunchy” Movie

Oliver Stone

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has responded to the sexual harassment allegations actress Melissa Gilbert made against him. During an interview with Andy Cohen yesterday on his satellite radio show, Gilbert said Stone had put her through a “humiliating and horrid” audition process for his 1991 movie The Doors. Stone said today it was clear what kind of film Gilbert was auditioning for and insisted there was “a safe environment for all actors who auditioned.” “We auditioned dozens… Read

TV

PBS Cancels ‘Charlie Rose’

PBS has joined CBS News in ending its relationship with Charlie Rose. The public broadcaster announced it has cancelled distribution of his self-titled interview program Charlie Rose. “In light of yesterday's revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect,” PBS said. Charlie Rose… Read