Russell Simmons Fires Back at Sexual Assault Lawsuit: Accuser Has ‘Mental Health Issues’

Getty Images Russell Simmons has responded to a lawsuit filed by a woman who accused him of raping her, saying among other things that the accuser suffers from “untreated mental health issues” and has “a propensity to exaggerate.” In legal papers filed Wednesday, hip-hop mogul Simmons denied accusations by Jennifer Jarosik that he raped her … Read more

John Bailey Cleared: Read the Motion Picture Academy’s Full Statement

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that an internal investigation had cleared Academy President John Bailey, who was accused of sexual harassment earlier this month. Read the full story here. In a statement, the Academy said it had “unanimously determined” no action was warranted and that Bailey should remain in … Read more

Motion Picture Academy Clears John Bailey of Sexual Harassment

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey has been cleared of an accusation of sexual harassment following an internal investigation, the Academy announced Tuesday night. The Oscars organization, which launched the investigation two weeks ago, said in a statement that it “unanimously determined” Bailey should remain president, and that no further action … Read more

From Weinstein to Trump: What Happens When We Torch NDAs

On Monday, The Weinstein Company shocked Hollywood by releasing both Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and any witnesses to his misconduct from their binding nondisclosure agreements — otherwise known as NDAs or gag orders. But the unprecedented move leaves us with questions about the advantages, if any, accusers may now have, or how the move might affect … Read more

Ryan Seacrest Accuser Says He Is Spinning ‘False Narrative’ That He Was Cleared

Getty The former E! Network stylist who accused Ryan Seacrest of sexual abuse said on Tuesday that Seacrest’s statement that he was cleared of any wrongdoing is a “false narrative.” “I remained quiet for years out of fears that my story wouldn’t be believed and that I would be subject to scorn and ridicule for … Read more

SAG-AFTRA Issues Code of Conduct in Response to Sexual Harassment Climate

SAG-AFTRA SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment industry’s actors guild, released a code of conduct on Saturday in the wake of a wave of sexual harassment allegations in the industry, offering clear definitions on what the union considers to be a hostile work environment, retaliation and other types of prohibited conduct. “To truly change the culture we must … Read more

Steve Wynn Resigns as CEO of Wynn Resorts Following Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Getty Images Just over a week after accusations of sexual misconduct led him to step down as Finance Chair for the Republican National Committee, Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and Chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday. Effective immediately, Wynn will be replaced as CEO by Wynn Resorts president Matt Maddox, while Boone … Read more

Ashleigh Banfield: Aziz Ansari’s Accuser ‘Chiseled Away’ at #MeToo (Video)

During Monday’s episode of her HLN show “Crime & Justice,” Ashleigh Banfield criticized the woman who accused comedian Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct during a date, accusations Banfield said “chiseled away” at the #MeToo movement. In a column for the website Babe published on Saturday, an anonymous woman said that during a date last summer, Ansari behaved … Read more

David Sweeney Out as NPR Chief News Editor Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

David Sweeney, NPR’s Chief News Editor, has departed the company following sexual harassment complaints from three different women, NPR reports. Sweeney will be replaced by senior manager Edith Chapin, who has been appointed executive editor. In an email to NPR staff on Tuesday, Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, announced Sweeney’s departure, saying … Read more