THE HARASSERS


A COMPOSITE LIST OF PROFESSIONALS
OFFERING THEIR UNWANTED GENITALS


Nov. 21

John Lasseter Head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment, including grabbing, unwanted kissing and making comments about physical attributes. 

FALLOUT Stepping away for “a six-month sabbatical” after “missteps.” 

RESPONSE  “I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form.” 


Nov. 20

Charlie Rose Television host

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of at least eight women, including groping and lewd phone calls. »

FALLOUT Fired by CBS. Bloomberg and PBS canceled distribution of his interview show, “Charlie Rose.” 

RESPONSE  “I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”  


Glenn Thrush Reporter at The New York Times

ACCUSATION Sexually inappropriate behavior toward at least four women, including groping and unwanted kissing

FALLOUT Suspended pending an investigation by The New York Times 

RESPONSE  “I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately.” 



Nov. 16

Al Franken U.S. senator

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of two women, including forcibly kissing and groping

FALLOUT Apologized to Leeann Tweeden, who wrote an article that included a photo of Mr. Franken groping her. Mr. Franken also called for a Senate ethics investigation into his actions. »

RESPONSE  “There’s more I want to say, but the first and most important thing — and if it's the only thing you care to hear, that's fine — is: I'm sorry,” Mr. Franken said in a statement in which he did not fully confirm Ms. Tweeden’s account.



Nov. 13

Steve Jurvetson Co-founder of a venture capital firm and a board member of Tesla and SpaceX

ACCUSATION Sexual mis-conduct

FALLOUT Resigned from his firm and is taking a leave of absence from the boards. 

RESPONSE  “Lets be perfectly clear, no such allegations are true




Nov. 10

Eddie Berganza Editor at DC Comics

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment, including groping and forcibly kissing women

FALLOUT Fired

RESPONSE   Mr. Berganza did not immediately respond to a message on Facebook from The Times seeking comment. 



Andrew Kreisberg Executive producer of "Arrow," "Supergirl," "The Flash"

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of more than a dozen people.

FALLOUT Suspended by Warner Bros. TV Group

RESPONSE  “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a nonsexual hug or kiss on the cheek,“said Mr. Kreisberg, who denied the accusations


Nov. 9

Louis C.K. Comedian and producer

ACCUSATION Sexual misconduct with five women, including exposing himself and masturbating in front of them

FALLOUT FX and other media companies cut ties. Movie release and comedy special were canceled

RESPONSE  “These stories are true. … I have been remorseful of my actions.”



Roy Moore Alabama judge and politician

ACCUSATION Sexual misconduct with five teenagers

FALLOUT Republican National Committee withdrew financing

RESPONSE  “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and The Washington Post on this campaign.” 



Nov. 8

Benjamin Genocchio Executive director of the Armory Show art fair

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment, including unwelcome touching of five women

FALLOUT Replaced

RESPONSE  “To the extent my behavior was perceived as disrespectful, I deeply and sincerely apologize and will ensure it does not happen again.” 




Jeffrey Tambor Actor

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of two women, including unwanted physical contact

FALLOUT Leaving his role on the Amazon series “Transparent” 

RESPONSE “I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue.” 


Nov. 7

Ed Westwick Actor

ACCUSATION Raping two women

FALLOUT Television shows postponed and the LAPD is investigating

RESPONSE  “I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”




Nov. 3

David Guillod Co-chief executive of Primary Wave Entertainment agency

ACCUSATION  The sexual assault of four women

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSE    “Mr. Guillod denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex,”  his lawyer told The Wrap




Nov. 1

Jeff Hoover Kentucky speaker of the House

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment and inappropriate text messages. 

FALLOUT Resigned leadership position but remained in the Legislature as of Nov. 10

RESPONSE  “I engaged in banter that was consensual but make no mistake it was wrong on my part to do that. And for that, I am truly sorry. … I want to reiterate that at no time, at no time did I engage in unwelcome or unwanted conduct of any kind.” 



Brett Ratner Producer and director

ACCUSATION Rape, sexual assault, and harassment of six women, including exposing himself and masturbating

FALLOUT Stepped away from activities related to Warner Bros

RESPONSE  “We are confident that his name will be cleared once the current media frenzy dies down and people can objectively evaluate the nature of these claims,” read a statement from an attorney of Mr. Ratner, who is suing his rape accuser for libel. 



Oct. 31

Kirt Webster Music publicist

ACCUSATION Sexual assault, and harassment, including unwanted touching.

FALLOUT Stepped away from his firm, Webster Public Relations. 

RESPONSE   “Mr. Webster has had multiple relationships over the course of his professional life, all of which have been consensual,” a representative said in response to the first accusation.




Andy Dick Actor

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment, including groping

FALLOUT Fired from film he was working on

RESPONSE  “I didn’t grope anybody. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. ... I’m not trying to sexually harass people”




Michael Oreskes Head of news at NPR and former New York Times editor

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of three women

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSE   “I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt. My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility




Oct. 30

Hamilton Fish President and publisher of The New Republic

ACCUSATION Complaints by female employees

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSE  “Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the workplace. Many men have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do, and I hope for and encourage that new direction”



Oct. 29

Kevin Spacey Actor

ACCUSATION Sexual assault of multiple men and sexual misconduct with a minor

FALLOUT Suspended from "House of Cards" and cut from other projects

RESPONSE   “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” said his representative in a statement




Oct. 26

Ken Baker E! News correspondent

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of two women, including unwanted kissing and inappropriate messages. »

FALLOUT Pulled from air while NBCUniversal investigates. »

RESPONSE  “I am very disturbed by these anonymous allegations, which make my heart ache. I take them very seriously”



Mark Halperin NBC News and MSNBC contributor, co-author of "Game Change" 

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of at least five women

FALLOUT Dismissed from MSNBC and NBC News and had upcoming book and HBO adaptation canceled. »

RESPONSE  “I am profoundly sorry for the pain and anguish I have caused by my past actions. I apologize sincerely to the women I mistreated”



Rick Najera Director of CBS's Diversity Showcase

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment, including inappropriate comments to performers

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSE  “We are heartbroken and confounded by deliberate and cruel defamations,” said his family in a statement



Oct. 25

Knight Landesman Publisher of Artforum

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of at least nine women, including groping

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSE   “I fully recognize that I have tested certain boundaries, which I am working hard to correct.”




Oct. 24

Leon Wieseltier A former editor at The New Republic

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of several women, including inappropriate advances

FALLOUT Fired from Emerson Collective, which canceled publication of a magazine he was editing

RESPONSE   “For my offenses against some of my colleagues in the past I offer a shaken apology and ask for their forgiveness.”



Oct. 23

Terry Richardson Fashion photographer

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of models

FALLOUT Banned from working with Condé Nast

RESPONSE  “Many of his professional interactions with subjects were sexual and explicit in nature but all of the subjects of his work participated consensually,” a spokeswoman said



Oct. 22

James Toback Director and writer

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment and misconduct toward women, including dry-humping or masturbating. After The Los Angeles Times published its investigation, hundreds of women reached out to describe their encounters

FALLOUT Dropped by agent

RESPONSE  A profanity-laden denial to Rolling Stone; Toback, 72, denied the allegations to The Los Angeles Times, saying he had never met the women or, if he did, it “was for five minutes and have no recollection”


Oct. 21

John Besh Chief executive of the Besh Restaurant Group

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment

FALLOUT Stepped down

RESPONSE  “I alone am entirely responsible for my moral failings. This is not the way the head of a company like ours should have acted”



Oct. 19

Lockhart Steele Editorial director of Vox Media

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of at least one person, including unwanted kissing

FALLOUT Fired

RESPONSE  Vox Media’s chief executive said Steele had admitted to “engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with our core values and will not be tolerated”



Robert Scoble Tech blogger and co-founder of the Transformation Group

ACCUSATION Sexual assault of at least two women

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSE  “Each of the women who have come forward used grains of truth to sell false narrative”




Oct. 17

Chris Savino Creator and showrunner of “The Loud House”

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment, including unwanted sexual advances, of as many as 12 women

FALLOUT Fired

RESPONSE “I am deeply sorry and I am ashamed” 



Oct. 12

Roy Price Head of Amazon Studios

ACCUSATION Sexual harassment of one woman

FALLOUT Resigned

RESPONSEMr. Price could not be reached for comment




Oct. 6

Andy Signore Senior vice president of content for Defy Media

ACCUSATION Sexual assault of one woman and harassment of several others. »

FALLOUT Fired. »

RESPONSE“Mr. Signore unequivocally denies allegations of sexual assault, harassment or retaliation of any kind,” his lawyer said in a statement. »



Oct. 5

Harvey Weinstein Producer and co-founder of the Weinstein Company

ACCUSATION Raping three women. Sexual assault and harassment of dozens of others — including masturbating, exposing himself and unwelcome touching. »

FALLOUT Fired from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. »

RESPONSE  “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.” He denied the accusations of nonconsensual sex” 

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