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Harassment in Hollywood

Cuba Gooding Jr. Settles Civil Case Accusing Actor of Rape

Just as a trial was to begin, it was revealed Tuesday that Cuba Gooding Jr. has settled accusations that he raped a woman in a New York City hotel a decade ago, according to court records. The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual after the two met at […]

Los Angeles District Attorney Decides Against Bringing Charges in Armie Hammer Sexual Misconduct Case

The Los Angeles District Attorney has chosen not to go forward with charges against Armie Hammer stemming from a 2021 Los Angeles Police Department investigation due to a lack of firm evidence. “Sexual assault cases are often difficult to prove, which is why we assign our most experienced prosecutors to review them. In this case, those […]

Harvey Weinstein Rape Conviction Sentencing Delayed to February

Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing for his rape conviction in a Los Angeles trial last month has been pushed to February so his lawyers can prepare a motion for a new trial. On Monday, Weinstein appeared briefly in an L.A. courtroom, where Judge Lisa Lench agreed to reschedule the former movie mogul’s sentencing to Feb. 23, at […]

Brendan Fraser Says He Will “Not Participate” in 2023 Golden Globes Ceremony: “My Mother Didn’t Raise a Hypocrite”

Brendan Fraser says he has no plans to attend the Golden Globes, even if he gets nominated for his much-talked-about turn in The Whale. As part of his Man of the Year cover story with GQ Magazine, the actor opened up about his life since he said in 2018 that former Hollywood Foreign Press Association […]

Rape Allegations Against Danny Masterson Aired at Beginning of L.A. Trial

A prosecutor on Tuesday described rape allegations by three women against That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson from two decades ago that contained some of the same disturbing elements. Two women became woozy or passed out after a couple drinks and were tossed in his hot tub, Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller said in his […]

Kevin Spacey Denies Anthony Rapp Sex Abuse Claims, Says Father Was a “White Supremacist and a Neo-Nazi”

An emotional Kevin Spacey testified in a New York courtroom Monday that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued for millions of dollars in damages, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. Repeatedly, Spacey denied Rapp’s claims that a then-26-year-old […]

‘She Said’ Premiere Honors Women Who Exposed Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Misconduct

The New York Film Festival’s world premiere of She Said, based on the book of the same name about The New York Times‘ investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual misconduct, was a “memorable moment,” director Maria Schrader said Thursday night. Schrader said she and the team behind the Universal film, which she was […]

Kevin Spacey Trial Proceeds After His Lawyer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The lawyer for actor Kevin Spacey has tested positive for COVID-19, but the week-old civil sex abuse trial resumed Thursday with testimony from a psychologist. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said his first concern after attorney Jennifer Keller tested positive Thursday morning was to ensure that the jury was safe and courthouse protocols were […]

Civil Jury Finds Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Judy Huth in 1975

Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he […]

Selma Blair Opens Up About Decades-Long Alcohol Addiction Starting at Age 7 and Multiple Rapes

Selma Blair hasn’t been shy about sharing details of her personal struggles, speaking publicly about her battle with multiple sclerosis since she was diagnosed in 2018, but she reveals new, shocking experiences from her past in her new memoir, Mean Baby. In the book, excerpts of which were published in People magazine on Wednesday, Blair […]

Mario Batali Acquitted of Sexual Misconduct

Mario Batali was found not guilty of indecent assault and battery on Tuesday, following a swift trial in which the celebrity chef waived his right to have a jury decide his fate in a criminal case that arose from the global #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment. The 61-year-old former Food Network personality quickly […]

‘Dr. Phil’ Set Alleged to Be a “Toxic Workplace” in New Report

A dozen current and former employees have alleged that the Dr. Phil set is a “toxic workplace” in a report published Thursday in BuzzFeed News. Workers say senior-level employees frequently verbally abused them on the set and guests were mistreated on the show, both of which detrimentally affected workers’ mental health, in the story by […]