Hollywood (and Beyond) Harassment Roundup: February 9

Weinstein, USA Gymnastics, and more

Ugh. 

Harvey Weinstein

The Los Angeles Police Department has sent three cases involving Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein to the District Attorney to consider charges. There are no details on which cases these are. 

Paul Marciano

Supermodel Kate Upton has shared the details of her allegations against Guess founder Paul Marciano. She says he groped and touched her as well as making inappropriate comments, then fired her when she rejected his behavior. Time has the details.

Larry Nassar

Parents ask, "How do you guard from a doctor?"

More than 60 new complaints against former USA Gymnastics Larry Nassar have been logged by Michigan State University in the last 3 weeks. 

Olympian Aly Raisman says coach John Geddert knew about sexual abuse by Nassar for years. 

"We would talk about it amongst ourselves," Raisman told CNN. "And one of my teammates described in graphic detail what Nassar had done to her the night before. And John Geddert was in the car with us and he just didn't say anything."

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino has been under fire for saying Samantha Geimer, the 13 year-old statutory rape victim of Roman Polanski, was a "party girl" who "was down with this." He has apologized this week for those comments made in 2003, saying he was playing "devil's advocate" to be "provocative."

Judd Apatow is also speaking out against Tarantino:

Uma Thurman has posted footage of her car accident on the set of Kill Bill. She alleges she told Tarantino she did not believe the car to be safe to drive and did not want to shoot the scene. 

 

i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.

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Quick Takes

A rape survivor says #MeToo must advocate for gun rights.

Connie Chung says she was sexually harassed "every day" when she started out. 

Arianna Huffington and Sheryl Sandberg are worried about #MeToo backlash as men become wary of mentoring women. 

Steve Wynn has stepped down as CEO of Wynn Resorts after reports of sexual misconduct. 

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