Hollywood (and Beyond) Harassment: January 24

This time it gets really weird.

Prepare yourself.

USA Gymnastics Scandal

AT&T followed Proctor and Gamble, Hershey's, Kellogg's, and Under Armor in pulling their sponsorship from USA Gymnastics. They said "we are suspending our sponsorship of the organization until it is re-built and we know that the athletes are in a safe environment."

The Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Treasurer of USA Gymnastics have all resigned amidst a massive sexual abuse scandal. Olympian Aly Raisman was unimpressed.

Disgraced USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, found guilty of the sexual abuse of upwards of 140 victims, was sentenced today to up to 175 years in prison. "I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom. "I find that you don't get it, that you're a danger. That you remain a danger."

Quick Takes

The guy who played children's TV character Barney (yes, the dinosaur one)  is now a "tantric sex guru." Did his female clients know that he doesn't use a condom? His colleagues call it "shady."

"Grandma the Clown" of Big Apple Circus has quit after admitting to sexual misconduct. In case you were wondering, Grandma the Clown is a dude. A 65 year-old dude. He talked a teenager into posing for pornographic photos, and the circus knew about it. 

Feminist icon Germaine Greer on the Harvey Weinstein scandal: “If you spread your legs because he said 'be nice to me and I'll give you a job in a movie' then I'm afraid that's tantamount to consent, and it's too late now to start whingeing about that.” She was then honored for Australian of the Year. Awkward. 

Actress Scarlett Johansson spoke out against actor James Franco, and then everyone remembered how many times Johansson worked for director Woody Allen.

Minnesota Public Radio has released more information on why they fired Garrison Keillor. “An investigation by MPR News, however, has learned of a years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled,” reported the network.

Issues

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