02 Nov 2017
Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, director Brett Ratner accused of harassment
Written byNewsBytes StaffEntertainment
After top producer Harvey Weinstein, two Oscar-winning actors, a director, and a senior news editor are the latest high-profile figures to be accused of sexual harassment.
Here's more about it.
More allegations of harassment made against Spacey
Actor Anthony Rapp has accused Spacey of attempting to "seduce" him when he was 14 years old.
Spacey responded by apologizing and saying he couldn't recollect the encounter.
Subsequently, filmmaker Tony Montana has claimed Spacey "forcefully" grabbed his crotch in a bar in 2003, which left him with PTSD for six months.
Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos said Spacey "routinely preyed" on young male actors.
Six women, including actress Olivia Munn accuse Ratner of harassment
Actress Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) is among six women to accuse Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in an LA Times article.
Munn said Ratner masturbated in front of her in 2004 when she was still an aspiring actress.
Natasha Henstridge (Species) has claimed Ratner raped her when she was a 19-year-old model.
Ratner's lawyer has "categorically" denied all the allegations against the director.
Woman claims Hoffman groped her, made inappropriate comments
Anna Graham Hunter, a writer, has accused Hoffman of sexually harassing her when she worked as an intern on the set of one of his films in 1985.
She said Hoffman made inappropriate statements about sex and groped her when she was 17.
In a statement, Hoffman apologized saying he felt "terrible" and is sorry for putting her in an "uncomfortable position."
Senior editor Michael Oreskes accused of forcibly kissing colleagues
Senior news director Michael Oreskes,63, has resigned from the National Public Radio (NPR) network after being accused of forcibly kissing female colleagues during meetings.
One woman said he unexpectedly kissed her and "slipped his tongue into her mouth."
NPR had asked Oreskes, who previously worked for Associated Press and the New York Times, to resign following the allegations.
Oreskes hasnt commented on the allegations.