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With the news that Matt Lauer has been accused of sexual misconduct and fired by NBC and Garrison Keillor has been let go from Minnesota Public Radio, there’s renewed interest in who has been caught up in the ongoing media-sex-harassment-scandal vortex.

A new accuser seems to step forward every day with allegations, so you can be forgiven if you’ve lost track.

To that end, we provide this list of some people accused by one or multiple people of harassment.

We’ve used several sources for our list, including Independent Journal Review, The Detroit News, and The New York Times.

Each case is unique, and some of the men vehemently deny the accusations. Harvey Weinstein went straight to rehab and has denied any allegations he had non-consensual sex. Others, such as Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), have issued the “I’m sorry if you were offended” apology/non-apology for his reputed actions.

Most of the men have been fired from their positions, and some, like Kevin Spacey, have also missed out on future work. Others, like Charlie Rose, have been stripped of previously awarded honors. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), meanwhile, has stepped down from his leadership role in the House Judiciary Committee.

Here, in no particular order, are the men who have been accused of sexual misconduct:

Harvey Weinstein, Movie Producer/Democratic Fundraiser

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The Weinstein case is the one that opened up the floodgates, sparking the “#MeToo” movement that led to so many people sharing their stories and speaking out against sexual misconduct. Weinstein has been accused by “dozens of women" of sexual harassment and rape. The Detroit News reported he’s under investigation by police in “New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.”

Matt Lauer, Host of NBC's "Today”

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The longtime NBC host was fired Wednesday after he was accused of “inappropriate sexual behavior,” and NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack indicated in a statement there was “reason to believe” it was not an isolated incident.

Matt Zimmerman, NBC News Producer

Matt Zimmerman, an NBC News producer who handled guest bookings for the “Today” show, was fired by NBC when he was accused by several women of inappropriate conduct.

Garrison Keillor, Former Host of “A Prairie Home Companion"

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The folksy voice behind Minnesota Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” show has been fired. Minnesota Public Radio announced it's “terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.”

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

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The congressman has been in office since 1965 and has been accused of sexually harassing female staff members. Conyers reportedly settled in court with one of his alleged victims, and now, another has come forward to accuse him of making unwanted sexual advances.

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)

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Sen. Franken (D-MN) has been accused of groping multiple women, including Leeann Tweeden, who is pictured above. He has called for an ethics committee investigation into his behavior but says he won’t resign.

Kevin Spacey, Actor

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The “House of Cards” actor has been accused by at least 24 men of unwanted sexual advances. His talent agency and publicist both dropped him as a client, his show has been canceled, and he’s being replaced in a major new movie.

Louis C.K., Actor/Comedian

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Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct and later admitted he masturbated in front of multiple women. His Netflix special was then canceled, and the release of his movie was halted.

Mark Halperin, Political Pundit for NBC and Bloomberg

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NBC News terminated its contract with political analyst Mark Halperin, who is facing sexual harassment allegations from at least five women.

Hadrian Belove and Shadie Elnashai

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The two male Cinefamily executives have been accused of sexual misconduct (only Belove is pictured above). The allegations were the final blow to the financially strapped company. An internal investigation said the sex allegations weren’t supported, but other behavior was uncovered that convinced the company to fire the two.

Richard Dreyfuss, Actor

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Richard Dreyfuss, the “Jaws” actor, has denied an allegation of sexual harassment brought by a woman who worked with him on the set of the ABC special, “Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville.”

Gary Goddard, Director/Producer

Actor Anthony Edwards, of “Top Gun” and “ER” fame, accused Gary Goddard of molesting him when he was 12. Goddard denied the allegations through a spokesman, who called them “false.” Variety reported that Edwards wrote, “My vulnerability was exploited. I was molested by Goddard, my best friend was raped by him  —  and this went on for years. The group of us, the gang, stayed quiet.”

Jeremy Piven, Actor

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Jeremy Piven, the “Entourage” actor, has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, allegations he denies.

Andy Henry, Casting Agent

The Detroit News reported Andy Henry has “admitted to urging women to take off their clothes during coaching sessions in 2008 while working on the 'CSI' series. He was fired by his current employer."

John Besh, Celebrity Chef

Twenty-five women who worked at Besh Restaurant Group accused John Besh, the New Orleans-based celebrity chef, of sexual harassment, per NOLA.com. After the news broke, he left his own company.

Steven Seagal, Actor

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Steven Seagal, the action movie star, has been accused of rape by two women, though he has denied the allegations.

Robert Knepper, Actor

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One woman has accused Robert Knepper, the “Prison Break” actor, of sexual assault. He denies it.

Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys Singer

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A member of the girl group Dream accused Nick Carter of sexually assaulting her when she was 18. He denies assaulting her but says they had consensual sex.

Dustin Hoffman, Actor

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Iconic Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has apologized to a woman for her allegation he sexually harassed her when she was 17 years old.

Andrew Kreisberg, Showrunner

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Writer and creative controller (showrunner) of several TV shows, including “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “The Flash,” Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended by Warner Bros. after 19 women accused him of sexual harassment and “inappropriate touching.”

George Takei, Actor/Activist

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A former male model has accused George Takei of groping him in 1981, but Takei has denied the allegation.

Former President George H.W. Bush

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George H.W. Bush, the 93-year-old former president, who is confined to a wheelchair, has been accused by seven women of patting them on the behind during photo-ops. He’s apologized “to anyone he has offended.”

Michael Oreskes, NPR Editorial Director

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Four women accused NPR's former editorial director, Michael Oreskes, of “inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment” during his time at NPR, The New York Times and Associated Press, per The Detroit News. He was fired by NPR after the allegations came to light.

David Sweeney, NPR News Editor

Deadline Hollywood reported news editor David Sweeney forcibly kissed two different women in 2002 and 2007 in separate incidents. Another woman said he “acted inappropriately.” He has since left NPR.

Roy Price, Amazon Studios Executive

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Amazon Studios executive Roy Price has resigned from the company after an accusation of sexual harassment.

Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone

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The iconic leader of the embattled pop culture magazine has been accused by one man of sexual harassment. The Atlantic reported that Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner was also accused of "trading work for sex.” Wenner apologized for making his accuser uncomfortable.

Hamilton Fish, Publisher of New Republic

Hamilton Fish resigned from the New Republic after “multiple sexual harassment” claims.

Roy Moore, Alabama Republican Senate Candidate

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Conservative U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused by two women of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers. Several others said he engaged in “inappropriate conduct.” He denies the allegations.

Stephen Bittel, Florida Democratic Party Chair

Florida Democratic party chair Stephen Bittel has been accused of making "sexually inappropriate comments and behavior,” according to The Detroit News. He has since resigned.

Jeff Hoover, Kentucky Republican House Speaker

Kentucky Republican Jeff Hoover stepped down as speaker of the house after a sexual harassment allegation from a staffer came to light. He denied harassing the staffer but admitted sending “consensual yet inappropriate text messages."

Wes Goodman, Ohio Republican State Representative

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Independent Journal Review first reported that “over 30 individuals,” including men, said they had inappropriate experiences with “family values” politician Wes Goodman. He resigned his office.

Dwayne Duron Marshall, Congressional Chief of Staff

Dwayne Duron Marshall, the former chief of staff to Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), resigned from his job after several women on her staff complained about his behavior. He called them “slanderous” accusations.

Brett Ratner, Filmmaker

The Detroit News reported Brett Ratner, the Warner Bros. movie man, has “stepped away” from his post with the studio, and Playboy has canceled future projects after six women accused him of sexual harassment.

Jeffrey Tambor, Actor

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Jeffrey Tambor, the star of the Amazon Prime series “Transparent,” has been accused by one woman of sexual misconduct. He denies it.

Adam Venit, William Morris Endeavor Executive

Adam Venit was accused by actor Terry Crews of groping him at a party in 2016. Crews filed a police report. Venit has been suspended from the firm following the accusation.

Matthew Weiner, Creator of 'Madmen'

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Matthew Weiner was accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked for him on the AMC series “Madmen.” He denies it.

Ed Westwick, 'Gossip Girl'

Ed Westwick is being investigated by police in Los Angeles after two women accused him of sexual assault. He denies the allegations.

Chris Savino, Nickelodeon Producer

Chris Savino has been accused of sexually harassing 12 women. He’s apologized and been fired from Nickelodeon.

Tom Sizemore, Actor

Tom Sizemore denied an allegation he groped an 11-year-old actress in 2003. The incident was investigated and dropped.

James Toback, Writer/Director

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More than 200 women have accused writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment. He’s denied all the allegations. Beverly Hills police are investigating some of the complaints.

Stephen Blackwell, Chief Strategy Officer of Billboard

Billboard executive Stephen Blackwell resigned after one woman complained about sexual harassment, according to The Detroit News.

Kirt Webster, Webster Public Relations

Nashville-based PR man Kirt Webster is “[taking] some time away” from his own company, which was renamed Westby Public Relations, after an accusation of sexual assault by one woman.

Gilbert Rozon, Comedy Festival Organizer

Gilbert Rozon is accused by nine women of sexual misconduct. He quit his post at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” festival and apologized, according to The Detroit News.

Giuseppe Castellano, Art Director of Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House art director Giuseppe Castellano has not commented on the one accusation of sexual harassment. The publishing house is looking into the allegation.

Knight Landesman, Publisher of Artforum

The New York Times reported Knight Landesman resigned from Artforum after “multiple women” accused him of sexual harassment. One woman sued him.

Larry Nassar, USA Olympics, Michigan State University Physician

Several former Olympic gymnasts have come forward to accuse Dr. Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges against him. CBS News reported he’ll be sentenced for possession of child pornography in December.

Russell Simmons, Entrepreneur

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The Def Jam recording, clothes and digital icon fired himself from his own company after being accused of sexual harassment by one woman and a “terrifying” sexual attack by another. Simmons previously denied the first allegation. After the second one, he stepped down from leadership in his companies.

Glenn Thrush, Political Reporter, The New York Times

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The New York Times White House reporter is accused of sexual misconduct by several colleagues at different publications for which he’s worked. He has apologized to “women who felt uncomfortable” in his presence and says he has stopped drinking.

Sadly, we’ll probably be forced to add to this list soon.

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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