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

‘Melrose Place’ Star Jamie Luner Hit With $250 Million Lawsuit by Sexual Assault Accuser

Getty The man who accused “Melrose Place” star Jamie Luner of sexually assaulting him when he was 16 years old has now filed a $250 million lawsuit against the actress. According to TMZ, Anthony Oliver is suing Luner for sexual battery and emotional distress, saying the actress and an unnamed makeup artist recorded themselves performing … 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

‘Arrested Development’ Star David Cross: I ‘Stand Behind’ Jeffrey Tambor Despite Misconduct Accusations

David Cross wants to keep Jeffrey Tambor in the Bluth family, and he’s pretty sure he’s not the only member of the “Arrested Development” cast who feels that way. “I can’t speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him — from the limited amount we know, we … Read more

Weinstein Co Buyers to Meet With New York Attorney General Over Stalled Sale

It’s game back on for The Weinstein Company sale, or at least a sign of life that bidders led by entrepreneur Maria Contreras-Sweet will have a sit-down with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who upended her purchase of the studio earlier this month. The Contreras-Sweet Group and advisers including Ron Burkle will meet with … 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

‘Silicon Valley’ Star Thomas Middleditch Calls Aziz Ansari Accusation ‘Absurd,’ Doesn’t Defend TJ Miller

“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch said that there’s a difference between sexual assault and “strange sex.” “I thought the whole Aziz Ansari thing was kind of absurd,” he said, speaking with the A.V. Club. “Like, there’s a difference between assault and just kind of strange sex.” Also Read: When asked whether the accusations against co-star … Read more

Nicole Eggert Reports Scott Baio Sexual Abuse Accusations to LAPD

Getty Scott Baio’s former “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert, who has accused Baio of molesting her when she was a minor, has now taken her accusations to the police, meeting Tuesday with the Los Angeles Police Department and saying that Baio sexually abused her when she was a minor, her attorney Lisa Bloom told … Read more

Top Sony TV Exec Keith Le Goy Was Sued for Sexual Harassment in 2014 by Former Assistant

Photo by Alex J. Berliner©Berliner Photography/BEImages Sony Pictures Television executive Keith Le Goy, who was promoted on Tuesday to run home entertainment in a major executive shakeup at the studio, was sued for sexual harassment in 2014 by a former assistant at the studio, TheWrap has learned. Le Goy, who added new responsibilities to his role … Read more