Everyone Knew

Male Violence & Celebrity Culture

Post-Weinstein Allegations

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/latest-news/2017/43/a-comprehensive-list-of-every-weinstein-allegation-so-far (via @amysoandso)

This is a list of the allegations which have come to light in the past 2 months. Many date back decades, so this is a ‘new’ list only in so far as the media has never published allegations about these men. It doesn’t mean no one knew.

The original plan of Everyone Knew was to list only those men for whom allegations had become public in the immediate aftermath of Rowan Farrow’s expose of Harvey Weinstein’s crimes. However, it soon became clear that it was a false dichotomy. Part of the reason for including men like Charlie Chaplin and Roman Polanski, whose crimes go back decades, is to show just how ubiquitous this level of entitlement is and just how many men are perpetrators – men who did not suddenly become perpetrators when named in the press.  We talk about Harvey Weinstein as though it was a watershed point. The simple truth is the complete opposite. These ‘watershed’ moments are continuous and constant. We need to keep pushing back on the silencing of women and children. And, we need to stop pretending that naming Weinstein will change everything. We have been here before and it hasn’t. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t fight back. We must. Otherwise the abuse will still continue – unnamed because we already ‘solved’ it.

These are some of the names made public in the last 2 weeks. Most of these new alleged perpetrators were business associates or friends of men who already had a documented history of inappropriate and illegal behaviour. Allegations about Academy Award winner Ben Affleck were only made public in the last month, however, his younger brother Casey was the subject of two sexual harassment complaints in 2010. Ben knew about these allegations and, along with long-time friend and collaborator Matt Damon, Ben’s status was a shield for his younger brother. Allegations about the behaviour of Brett Ratner resulted in allegations about his long-time friend Russell Simmons. Allegations about Harvey Weinstein raised allegations about the behaviour of his brother  Bob, who is accused not only of sexual harassment himself but of helping cover up Harvey’s crimes. A number of these lists also list fashion photographer Terry Richardson as a ‘new’ allegation because the publisher Conde Nast has chosen to stop working with him this past month. The fact that Conde Nast knew of the multiple allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault levied against Richardson in 2010 has been erased in favour of ‘watershed moment’ media coverage.

  1. Ben Affleck (Academy Award winning writer, actor & director): multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
  2. Gavin Baker (Fidelity Investments): fired due to allegation of sexual assault
  3. Ken Baker (E News correspondent): allegations of sexual harassment 
  4. Andre Balazs (celebrity hotelier): sexual assault
  5. William Bensussen : (music producer known as Gaslamp Killer): 2 allegations of rape
  6. Eddie Berganza (fired writer/editor at DC comics): multiple allegations of sexual assault
  7. John Besh (celebrity chef): allegations of sexual harassment
  8. Stephen Bittel (Florida Democrat Party Chair): multiple allegations of sexual harassmentKodak Black (rapper): indicted for sexual assault of a teenage girl
  9. Stephen Blackwell (resigned ex. of Billboard): allegations of sexual harassment
  10. David Blaine (magician): allegation of rape
  11. George H.W. Bush (former President of the USA): allegation of sexual harassment
  12. Alex Calder (singer-songwriter): allegation of sexual assault
  13. Sean Carlson (founder of the Los Angeles music festival FYF Fest): multiple allegations of sexual harassment & sexual assault
  14. Giuseppe Castellano (Penguin Random House director): 1 allegation of sexual harassment
  15. Louis C.K (comedian & actor): multiple allegations of sexual assault
  16. Willie Coffey (MSP): allegation of “inappropriate behaviour”
  17. David Corn (editor & chief executive at Mother Jones): allegations of “inappropriate workplace behaviour
  18. Stephen Crabb (UK MP): allegation of sexual harassment 
  19. Andy Dick (actor): allegations of sexual harassment
  20. Richard Dreyfuss (actor): allegation of sexual harassment
  21. Charlie Elphicke (UK MP): “serious allegations” reported to police
  22. Michael Fallon (UK MP): allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault
  23. Hamilton Fish (former editor New Republic): allegations of sexual harassment
  24. Al Franken (writer, comedian, US senator, TV host): allegation of sexual harassment and sexual assault
  25. Trent Franks (GOP: Arizona Congress): allegations of “making female staffers uncomfortable”
  26. Mark Garnier (UK MP): “admitted asking his former assistant to buy sex toys.”
  27. Alex Gilady (International Olympic Committee member): 2 allegations of rape & allegations of ‘sexual misconduct’
  28. Gary Goddard, (producer and writer): allegation of child sexual abuse and rape
  29. Tyler Grasham (agent): allegations of sexual abuse
  30. Damien Green (UK MP): allegation of sexual harassment
  31. Jon Grissom (actor):  1 allegation of child sexual abuse & 1 conviction for ‘child molestation
  32. David Guillod (producer): multiple allegations of sexual assault
  33. Mark Halperin (journalist): multiple allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault
  34. Andy Henry (casting employee fired by CSI): allegations of sexual harassment
  35. John Hockenberry (radio / journalist): multiple allegations of sexual harassment
  36. Alphy Hoffman (Owner of Alphy’s Soda Pop Club in Hollywood): allegation of child sexual abuse
  37. Dustin Hoffman (actor): allegation of sexual harassment
  38. Jeff Hoover (Kentucky Speaker of the House): multiple allegations of sexual harassment 
  39. Kelvin Hopkins (UK MP): allegation of “inappropriate behaviour”
  40. Israel Horovitz (playwright): multiple allegations of “sexual misconduct”
  41. Rev. Jesse Jackson (civil rights activist, pastor, journalist):  allegation of sexual harassment
  42. Peter Aalbaek Jensen (producer): multiple allegations of sexual harassment
  43. Danny Jordaan (Former South African soccer association president): 1 allegation of rape
  44. Steve Jurvetson (Co-founder of a venture capital firm, board member of Tesla & SpaceX): multiple allegations of “sexual misconduct”
  45. Ethan Kath (Crystal Castles): allegation of domestic violence, coercive control, sexual harassment and rape
  46. Daniel Kawczynski (UK MP): allegation of sexual harassment
  47. Garrison Keillor (US author and radio host): fired by station due to “inappropriate behaviour”
  48. Robert Knepper (actor): allegation of sexual harassment
  49. Andrew Kramer (former COO of Lionsgate International): allegation of sexual harassment
  50. Andrew Kreisberg (producer): allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
  51. Jesse Lacey (Brand New): multiple allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault – one involving a young girl
  52. Knight Landesman (resigned editor Artforum): multiple allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  53. Bruno Langley (actor): multiple allegations of sexual harassment & sexual assault 
  54. John Lasseter (Pixar/Disney): on a 6 month ‘leave of absence’ for ‘missteps & unwanted hugs’ – aka sexual harassment
  55. James Levine (music director of Metropolitan Opera; suspended) multiple allegations of sexual “misconduct:
  56. Clive Lewis (UK MP): allegation of sexual assault
  57. Ivan Lewis (UK MP): allegation of sexual assault 
  58. Dwayne Duron Marshall (former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence): multiple allegations of sexual harassment 
  59. Danny Masterson (actor): multiple allegations of rape
  60. Mark McDonald (MSP: resigned): allegations of “inappropriate behaviour”
  61. Benny Medina (manager): allegation of attempted rape
  62. Rupert Meyers (barrister, commentator, writer): allegations of sexual harassment
  63. Murray Miller (writer for HBO’s Girls): allegation of sexual assault
  64. Jason Mojica (film producer for Vice): allegation of sexual harassment 
  65. Matt Mondanile (former member of Real Estate): multiple allegations of sexual assault
  66. Roy Moore (US politician): multiple allegations of sexual assault
  67. Rick Najera (writer, producer, CBS Diversity Director): allegations of sexual harassment
  68. Larry Nassar (doctor for Gymnastics USA): pled guilty to possessing  images of children being sexually abused, more than 130 allegations of sexual assault.
  69. Jared O’Mara (UK MP): allegation of use of misogynist language online
  70. Bill O’Reilly (former Fox News presenter): multiple allegations of sexual harassment 
  71. Michael Oreskes (editor at NPR): allegations of sexual harassment
  72. Chris Pincher (UK MP): allegation of sexual harassment
  73. Jeremy Piven (actor): allegation of sexual assault
  74. Roy Price (former head of Amazon Studios): allegation of sexual harassment
  75. Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson): one allegation of rape
  76. Brent Ratner (producer): multiple allegations of sexual harassment and rape
  77. Geraldo Rivera (talk show host & journalist): 1 allegation of sexual assault & supplying drug
  78. Charlie Rose (TV host & journalist): multiple allegations of sexual harassment & sexual assault
  79. Alex Rowley (MSP -Scotland): allegation of stalking & harassment as part of domestic violence
  80. Gilbert Rozon (founder of comedy festival Just for Laughs): multiple allegations of sexual harassment
  81. Chris Savino (animator & writer): multiple allegations of sexual harassment
  82. Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill): allegations of sexual harassment
  83. Robert Scoble (tech blogger and evangelist): multiple allegations of sexual assault
  84. Dan Shooter (Republican Representative of Arizona): multiple allegations of sexual harassment
  85. Andy Signore (creator Honest Trailers): allegations of sexual harassment
  86. Russell Simmons ( Def Jam Recordings, CEO of Rush Communications): allegations of sexual assault
  87. Bryan Singer (director): allegations of sexual abuse 
  88. Kevin Spacey (actor & director): allegations of sexual harassment and abuse
  89. Lockhart Steele (fired by Vox Media): multiple allegations of sexual harassment
  90. David Sweeney (NPR Chief News Editor: “left company”): multiple allegations of sexual harassment 
  91. George Takei (actor): allegation of sexual assault
  92. Jeremy Tambor (actor): allegation of sexual harassment
  93. James Toback (film producer): multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment 
  94. Adam Venit (manager): allegation of sexual harassment and sexual assault
  95. Lars Von Trier (director): allegation of sexual harassment
  96. Bruce Weber (fashion photographer): allegation of sexual harassment
  97. Kirt Webster (CEO of Webster PR): allegation of sexual assault
  98. Matthew Weiner (creator of Mad Men): allegation of sexual harassment
  99. Ben Weinstein (producer): one allegation of sexual harassment
  100. Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone editor): one allegation of sexual harassment
  101. Ed Westwick (actor): multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault
  102. Elie Wiesel (Nobel Laureate, Holocaust survivor, political activist, writer, professor): 1 allegation of sexual harassment
  103. Leon Wieseltier (fired by New Republic): multiple allegations of sexual harassment 
  104. Matt Zimmerman (NBC News):  fired due to “allegations of inappropriate behaviour”
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