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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.
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
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”
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"
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)
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)
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
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
Mark Halperin, Political Pundit for NBC and Bloomberg
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
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
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
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
Steven Seagal, Actor
Steven Seagal, the action movie star, has been accused of rape by two women, though he has denied the allegations.
Robert Knepper, Actor
One woman has accused Robert Knepper, the “Prison Break” actor, of sexual assault. He denies it.
Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys Singer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amazon Studios executive Roy Price has resigned from the company after an accusation of sexual harassment.
Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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.
Marshall Faulk, NFL Network
The alleged behavior of Marshall Faulk, and other employees of the NFL Network, were highlighted in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises. Bloomberg reports that “Faulk would ask [wardrobe stylist Jami] Cantor “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life; he also fondled her breasts and groped her behind.” Faulk has been suspended from the network. When Cantor complained to the “talent coordinator” she claims to have been told, "It’s part of the job when you look the way you do.” Faulk has been suspended from the network.
Eric Weinberger, Former Producer, NFL Network
Bloomberg reports that on an amended complaint against NFL Enterprises, Eric Weinberger is alleged to have sent the since-ousted wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor nude photos of himself, “sexually explicit texts” and engaged in unwelcome touching. Weinberger has been suspended from his current position as president of Simmons media group, which includes the website “The Ringer,” according to Bloomberg.
Donovan McNabb, Former Host NFL Network, ESPN
Donovan McNabb, a former analyst, is also alleged to have texted NFL Enterprises wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor with explicit comments. He now works for ESPN, which has suspended the retired star quarterback.
Heath Evans, NFL Network
According to a lawsuit by former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor, Heath Evans "allegedly groped and made sexually explicit comments to Jami Cantor when they were colleagues at the NFL Network” He’s been suspended by the network.
Ike Taylor, NFL Network
According to a lawsuit by former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor, Ike Taylor "allegedly groped and made sexually explicit comments to Jami Cantor when they were colleagues at the NFL Network” He’s also been suspended by the network.
Warren Sapp, Former Analyst NFL Network
Former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor complained about Warren Sapp’s behavior while they were both colleagues at the network. The Sporting News reports that Sapp "denied Cantor's allegations” but did concede that he sent her gifts that resembled sex toys. He said that he thought it was funny.
Tavis Smiley, PBS Host
The longtime PBS host was the subject of several complaints from employees. Variety reported that “Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with [Tavis] Smiley.” The New York Daily News reports that Smiley is angry over the accusations and promised to defend himself: ”“Never. Ever. Never ... This has gone too far. And I, for one, intend to fight back.”
Andrea Ramsey, Democratic Congressional Candidate, Kansas
The first female to make this list is Andrea Ramsey, a former executive vice president of human resources for LabOne. Ramsey was running to become the Democratic candidate to challenge Kansas Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. She was endorsed by Emily’s List. The Kansas City Star uncovered a 2005 settlement with a LabOne employee accusing Ramsey of retaliating against a man who rebuffed her sexual advances. She denied the accusation.
Alex Kosinski, Judge, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
The Ronald Reagan-appointed judge was accused by several women of sexual impropriety, such as kissing, “unwanted sexual comments, or physical contact, including kissing, hugging and groping” over a span of decades. The revelations prompted an inquiry. He apologized for his ribald sense of humor and retired saying, "I cannot be an effective judge and simultaneously fight this battle. Nor would such a battle be good for my beloved federal judiciary.”
T.J. Miller, Actor
T.J. Miller, one of the former stars of the HBO series, “Silicon Valley,” is accused by an unnamed woman of having violent sex with her 15 years ago when they were both drunk while at George Washington University. The Daily Beast reports that she has come forward because of the "societal awakening to issues of sexual assault and harassment that has come in the aftermath of misconduct allegations that have rocked the entertainment industry.”
[h3]Chris Matthews, NBC News[/h3]
The Daily Caller reported that longtime MSNBC news and opinion host was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint by a former show staffer in 1999. She claimed that Matthews made “inappropriate comments and jokes about her” in front of other staffers. The Daily Caller says she was paid $40,000 as part of a severance package. Matthews was reprimanded for his “juvenile” jokes.
Sadly, we’ll probably be forced to add to this list soon.
Editor's note: This story has been updated.
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