2017 was an extremely interesting and revealing year. After Harvey Weinstein was officially accused by 85 women for sexual harassment, the bag with the worms opened widely and many other powerful men were outed about their disgusting behaviour towards women. Some of them remained silent, some others made even more disgusting announcements regarding their accusers and some others brought catastrophe on themselves for siding with those accused of sexual harassment. The #metoo movement gave a voice to every woman who felt helpless and defenceless and although there has been much progress, there is still a long way until a woman in Hollywood will be given opportunities without having to withstand sexual harassment in any expression.
1. Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein announced his company’s bankrupcy not long after his sexual harassment scandal got out. We just wish that he stays far far away from Hollywood for the rest of his life.
2. Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey saw actor Anthony Rapp’s claims that he sexually harassed him when the latter was 14 as an opportunity to come out as gay. Not only that, but he mentioned that he didn’t remember this incident.
3. Matt Lauer
A female stuff member of The Today Show claimed that Lauer had sexually harassed her in the past, which led to the host’s firing. Many employees admitted that Lauer usually made jokes with sexual overtones and wasn’t all that professional inside the workplace.
4. Louis C.K
Louis C.K was accused by 5 women that he masturbated in front of them. After years of chatter, the actor finally admitted to his actions and was the first to apologize and call out himself.
5. James Toback
In October, 2017 the directors was accused by 310 women of sexual harassment. His answer was that this was ”biologically impossible”.
Morrissey wasn’t personally accused of sexual harassment, but he took Weinstein’s and Spacey’s side saying that their accusers ”played along” and later changed their stories.
7. Kathy Griffin
This photo that Kathy Griffin took holding Donald Trump’s bloody head was enough to put her career in a downward spiral. Although the image is very agressive and violent, we hope that it won’t keep Kathy out of Hollywood for the rest of her life.
8. Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump faced backlash when she stated that there is conflict of interest in running a businness and assuming unofficial political duties. Nordstorm and Neiman Marcus pulled her clothing and shoe lines, reportedly due to poor sales. Also, her book Women Who Work was called out for ‘exploiting’ feminism.
9. Ben Affleck
A video of Ben Affleck seen groping Hilarie Burton’s breasts pushed the actor to apologize about his terrible action and even thank the person who brought it up.
10. Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart was caught in an extortion scandal, when it came out that he had cheated on his pregnant wife a couple of months before giving birth to their child. He then went to apologize to his entire family.
11. Dustin Hoffman
Many women came forward and accused the director of sexual harassment and indecent behavior, to which he replied saying that he is ”sorry if his actions out anyone in an uncomfortable situation”.
12. Mark Schwahn
The creator of teen drama One Tree Hill was accused by several cast and crew members for sexual harassment. Also, 25 members of his recent series The Royals accused him of the same thing, which ultimately led to his firing.
The list with famous and powerful men assaulting and harassing and even raping women doesn’t stop here and it might be getting bigger as we speak. There’s is no other way than calling these men out and sharing your story with the world.