After Harvey Weinstein: These Celebrity Men Have Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct

After allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light, many survivors of sexual assault and harassment have come forward, outing powerful men across industries. In a watershed moment against sexual misconduct, these men are being held accountable.

Here are some of the famous men who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of Weinstein’s case, in no particular order. (No. 9 is especially horrifying as he used the moment to come out to the public.)

1. Shaun White

Shaun White of the United States reacts after his run during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four

Shaun White got a gold medal and sexual misconduct questions during the Olympics. | Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: reached a settlement

In 2016, Olympic snowboarder Shaun White faced a lawsuit from Lena Zawaideh, his former Bad Things bandmate. She accused him of owing her money from her time with the band, as well as sexually harassing her. Zawaideh alleged he made her watch pornography and sent her text messages of a sexual nature.

They reached a settlement last year, but reporters brought up the lawsuit after White won a gold medal during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. White called the sexual misconduct allegations “gossip,” before changing the subject. The next day he released a statement apologizing for his “poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today.”

Next: This actor is “under siege” by his alleged victims.

2. Steven Seagal

Left: Steven Seagal | Mayela Lopez/AFP/Getty Images, Right: Eva LaRue | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Number of accusers: at least 5

Consequences: The LAPD is investigating.

The Under Siege actor denies any wrongdoing involving the sexual harassment accusations made by actresses including Portia de Rossi and Jenny McCarthy. One accuser said Steven Seagal exposed himself to her in his hotel room. An extra from his movie On Deadly Ground, Regina Simons, said he invited her to a fake wrap party and raped her.

Along with their official allegations, Julianna Margulies and other women have said the martial arts expert was strange and inappropriate with them. CSI: Miami‘s Eva LaRue said, when she was 22, Seagal “locked her in her room, pulled back his kimono and unveiled his underwear,” according to NBC News.

On March 19, 2018, Simons and Faviola Dadis, who alleges that Seagal groped her during a 2002 audition, held a press conference during which they spoke about the incidents.

Next: This comedian’s jokes became a reality.

3. Louis C.K.

Left: Louis C.K. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Right: Dana Min Goodman | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Number of accusers: 5

Consequences: dropped from all HBO, Netflix, and FX appearances

Louis C.K. quickly admitted his wrongdoing when two female comedians accused him of sexual misconduct. “These stories are true,” the Emmy-winning comedian said. “I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them.”

The two female comedians, along with another woman, told The New York Times that Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them. Another woman said he masturbated during their phone conversation in 2003, and a writer/actress alleges Louis C.K. asked if he could masturbate in front of her in 2005.

In addition to losing his various entertainment projects, Louis C.K.’s publicist dropped him as a client.

Next: One of the most beloved hosts betrays his colleagues and fans.

4. Matt Lauer

Left: Matt Lauer | Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Rolling Stones, Right: Addie Collins Zinone had a consensual affair with the host. | Addie Zinone via Instagram

Number of accusers: at least 3

Consequences: lost his 20-year job as co-anchor of NBC’s Today

NBC fired Matt Lauer after an employee reportedly filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. In its original statement, the network suggested it was the first time it had received a complaint against Lauer, but that executives had reason to believe it wasn’t an isolated incident.

Since his firing, multiple women have come forward to discuss their experiences with Lauer’s bad behavior. The former NBC host also spoke out, saying, “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions.”

Next: A former HBO star

5. Jeremy Piven

Left: Jeremy Piven | Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images, Right: Ariane Bellamar via Twitter

Number of accusers: at least 4

Consequences: none

Actress Arianne Belamar alleged Entourage star Jeremy Piven groped her on the set of the show as well as at the Playboy mansion. Another actress, Cassidy Freeman, explained via Instagram that she experienced a sexual interaction with Piven, which she did not invite or encourage, calling it “predatory behavior.”

Piven responded in a statement: “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”

Next: Allegations against this Netflix star sparked another debate.

6. Aziz Ansari

Actor Aziz Ansari attends the 2016 Peabody Awards.

Actor Aziz Ansari attends the 2016 Peabody Awards. | Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Peabody Awards

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: released a statement defending his actions

One of the most controversial allegations stems from an article published by detailing an encounter with Master of None‘s Aziz Ansari. Going by “Grace,” the 23-year-old interviewee alleged Ansari “repeatedly ignored her growing discomfort and the concern she voiced and tried to pressure her into sex” during a date.

She texted him about her unease the next day, and he responded, “Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.” However, many fans of the actor voiced their horror after reading about his actions.

Ansari released a statement after the article published, which included these sentiments: “It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned … I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”

Next: The 41st president of the United States faces his actions.

7. George H.W. Bush

Left: George H.W. Bush | David J. Phillip/Pool/Getty Images, Right: Heather Lind | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AMC

Number of accusers: at least 7

Consequences: issued a statement

Actress Heather Lind came forward stating former President George H.W. Bush groped her while they posed for a picture together. Lind claimed the 41st President of the U.S. groped her twice and told a dirty joke. Then actress Jordana Grolnick and novelist Christina Baker Kline made similar allegations, followed by several other women.

A spokesperson for the former president released a statement saying,

At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.

Next: This “graduate” heard from women concerning sexual misconduct.

8. Dustin Hoffman

Left: Dustin Hoffman | Lars Niki/Getty Images, Right: Anna Graham Hunter via Twitter

Number of accusers: 3

Consequences: none

Writer Anna Graham Hunter stated Dustin Hoffman groped her many times and “talked about sex in front of me” when she interned on the set of Death of a Salesman. He also faced allegations from TV writer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, who told Variety he propositioned her in a 1991 meeting, as well as a third accuser.

The Rain Man actor apologized: “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

Next: This actor’s “house of cards” came tumbling down.

9. Kevin Spacey

Left: Kevin Spacey | Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Right: Anthony Rapp | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Number of accusers: at least 15

Consequences: Netflix halted production on House of Cards for its sixth and final season, and the International Academy of Awards will not honor him with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award.

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed that in 1986, when he was just 14, a 26-year-old Kevin Spacey climbed on top of him and made inappropriate sexual advances. Spacey apologized for his behavior, but said he did not remember the incident. He blamed inebriation if it did happen. He also took the opportunity to come out as gay, which horrified many who believed he did so to cover up his predatory behavior. Spacey said:

This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.

Next: A prominent chef left his restaurant empire after these claims.

10. John Besh

John Besh attends the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite

John Besh | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Number of accusers: more than 25

Consequences: left his company, Besh Resturant Group

Sexual misconduct pertains to more than the film and TV industry. Allegations against New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh also surfaced recently. reported that over 25 women have accused him of sexual harassment.

The James Beard Award winner owns over 12 NOLA restaurants and employs more than 1,000 people. Although he did not address the allegations, he did admit to engaging in a “consensual affair” with an employee. He added, “[I] sincerely apologize to anyone past and present who has worked for me who found my behavior as unacceptable as I do.”

Next: This Rocky actor fought like crazy against these allegations.

11. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvestor Stallone flexes both arms.

Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone | Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: none

Sylvester Stallone denies claims that he forced a 16-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him while his bodyguard raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room. The allegations surfaced from a police report filed by the girl in the late ’80s while Stallone filmed Over the Top. But Stallone’s spokesperson said, “This is a ridiculous, categorically false story.”

According to the article, the girl was introduced to Stallone by his co-star, David Mendenhall. However, Mendenhall told TMZ, “It’s completely false that I introduced a 16-year-old female stranger to Mr. Stallone near an elevator in the Hilton … The only people I introduced to Mr. Stallone were my relatives who visited me on the set.”

Next: A man who calls himself Batman

12. Ben Affleck

Left: Ben Affleck | Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images, Right: Hilarie Burton | Scott Gries/Getty Images

Number of accusers: at least 1

Consequences: tweeted an apology

In 2003, actress Hilarie Burton was a host on the ever-popular MTV series Total Request Live. During one of the shows, Ben Affleck was a guest, and he groped Burton’s breast on camera. After the allegations against Weinstein went public, the footage of the awful incident resurfaced.

A fan of the One Tree Hill alum brought up the event, and Burton replied, “I didn’t forget.” She then retweeted the video with the caption, “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.” In response, the Justice League star apologized to Burton via Twitter saying, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton, and I sincerely apologize.” However, it all seems too little, too late.

Next: Even an NFL legend is involved.

13. Peyton Manning

Left: Peyton Manning | Doug Pensinger/Getty Images, Right: The trainer has been harassed. | Inside Edition via Twitter

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: $300,000 settlement

In 1996, Jamie Naughright, a former athletic trainer, alleges she was examining Peyton Manning’s foot when he pulled down his shorts and put his butt and testicles in her face. The then-19-year-old QB said he was “mooning” a friend in the University of Tennessee locker room. Naughright filed a complaint with the university and received a $300,000 settlement.

However, after Weinstein’s allegations, she spoke with Inside Edition, saying, “The reason why I’m here today is due to the courage and bravery that the women have come forward with Harvey Weinstein, the survivors and the victims.” Manning’s lawyer released a statement in response, reading, “Jamie Naughright’s accusations are false. When her claims were first investigated 21 years ago, she told a very different story.”

Next: He won an Oscar after settling these lawsuits.

14. Casey Affleck

Left: Casey Affleck | Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images, Right: Magdalena Gorka via Instagram

Number of accusers: 2

Consequences: Affleck denied allegations, but settled his cases out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Ben Affleck’s younger brother Casey Affleck’s sexual misconduct allegations came to light last year. But it did not stop him from winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Manchester By the Sea.

In 2010, two women who worked with Affleck on his film I’m Still Here, including cinematographer Magdalena Gorka, filed legal complaints of sexual harassment against him. One woman claimed he came into her hotel room and climbed into her bed without her consent. The other woman alleged the 41-year-old “violently grabbed [her] arm in an effort to intimidate her into staying” in his hotel room with him.

Not long after the filing, the actor settled the $2 million and $2.25 million lawsuits against him for an undisclosed amount, according to The Guardian.

[Correction, 2/05/18: An earlier version of this section incorrectly identified the allegations against Casey Affleck as that of sexual assault. The complaints filed against the actor were for sexual harassment, not assault.]

Next: One of the two presidents who make the list

15. Donald Trump

Left: Donald Trump | Alex Wong/Getty Images, Right: Summer Zervos | David McNew/Getty Images

Number of accusers: more than 20

Consequences: facing a defamation lawsuit from one of his accusers

Perhaps Donald Trump’s most publicized comments about sexual assault come from his 2005 interview with Billy Bush. The now-45th president told Bush he was famous enough to get any women — “grab them by the pussy,” according to People. He later said he simply engaged in “locker room talk” with the TV personality.

His other allegations include pushing a People writer against a wall and attempting to kiss her; grabbing a model’s butt; trying to kiss, fondle breasts, and put a hand up the skirt of a fellow passenger on a flight; and kissing and touching the breasts of an Apprentice contestant. Trump has denied all claims of sexual misconduct.

Next: A veteran journalist and reporter for NBC

16. Mark Halperin

Mark Halperin speaks onstage at THE CIRCUS FYC Pane

Mark Halperin | Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Showtime

Number of accusers: at least 5

Consequences: NBC has since parted ways with Halperin.

News broke that NBC veteran political journalist Mark Halperin made unwanted sexual advances toward many women throughout his career. CNN reported that Halperin allegedly groped several women, forcibly kissed them, and pressed his genitals against them.

Halperin apologized for “inappropriate behavior,” but he denies any non-consensual acts. He told CNN, “During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry, and I apologize.”

Next: This producer faces allegations of more than 40 years of sexual misconduct.

17. James Toback

Left: James Toback | Tiziana Fabi/Getty Images, Right: Natalie Morales | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Number of accusers: more than 300

Consequences: investigations by police departments in New York and Los Angeles

Since Oct. 22, 2017, director and screenwriter James Toback has faced hundreds of accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The Los Angeles Times published an investigation dating back four decades alleging the director dry-humped women, masturbated in front of them, asked them to remove their clothes, and more. Toback told Rolling Stone the allegations are “pathetic lies.”

Toback’s victims include Julianne Moore, Rachel McAdams, and Natalie Morales. He tried to get Morales to a secluded area in Central Park to discuss a potential role in one of his films. He allegedly said something like, “You have to be willing to show yourself if you want to be in movies.”

Next: The creators of this new ESPN series 

18. Dave Portnoy

Left: Dave Portnoy | John Parra/Getty Images for Barstool Sports, Right: Samantha Ponder | Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: new series canceled

After only one week on air, ESPN abruptly canceled the new series Barstool Van Talk, hosted by Dan Katz and PFT Commenter, due to comments the Barstool Sports founder previously made about an ESPN personality. In 2014, Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, called ESPN’s Sam Ponder a “bible-thumping freak” and “a chick that has a job where the No. 1 requirement is you make men hard.”

ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement, “Effective immediately, I am canceling Barstool Van Talk. While we had approval on the content of the show, I erred in assuming we could distance our efforts from the Barstool site and its content.”

[Correction, 11/13/17: An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed the comments above to Dan Katz and PFT Commenter. The comments were actually made by Dave Portnoy.]

Next: Sexual misconduct seems to run in this family.

19. Bob Weinstein

Left: Bob Weinstein | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, Right: Amanda Segal via Twitter

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: faces at least one lawsuit

Amanda Segel, a producer on Spike’s The Mist, accused Bob Weinstein of sexual harassment. She alleged that the younger brother of Harvey Weinstein continually propositioned her and only stopped once her lawyers threatened him. Weinstein is strongly refuting the allegations.

Next: A Nickelodeon animator

20. Chris Savino

Left: Chris Savino | Vivien Killilea/Getty Images, Right: Anne Walker Farrell‏ via Twitter

Number of accusers: more than 12

Consequences: Nickelodeon fired him.

Several women, including Anne Walker Farrell, a director of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, accused The Loud House creator and animator Chris Savino of sexual harassment. The allegations included unwanted advances, inappropriate behavior, and blacklisting women at work if they didn’t accept his advances.

He released a statement: “I am deeply sorry, and I am ashamed. Although it was never my intention, I now understand that the impact of my actions and my communications created an uncomfortable environment.”

Next: The head of CBS’ Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase

21. Rick Najera

Writer Rick Najera attends the Latino In America held at Occidental College

Rick Najera | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

Number of accusers: unclear

Consequences: CBS fired him.

Writer and producer Rick Najera spent 13 years heading CBS network’s annual Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. However, the network cut ties with him after learning he had sexually harassed performers over the years. A CBS spokesperson told Variety:

In March 2017, CBS became aware of inappropriate comments made during the production of the Diversity Comedy Showcase, and remedial action was taken at that time, which the company felt was appropriate to the matter. Subsequent information has recently emerged. After looking into these reports and a discussion with Mr. Najera, he has resigned from his role with the Diversity Comedy Showcase.

Next: A Vox Media executive

22. Lockhart Steele

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: Vox Media fired him.

Lockhart Steele served as the editorial director of Vox Media until a former employee accused him of sexual misconduct. Web developer Eden Rohatensky shared her story on Medium, saying she was assaulted while working for a company she no longer works for. She didn’t name Vox Media, but the company figured it out.

The former CEO released a statement saying, “Lock admitted engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with our core values and will not be tolerated at Vox Media. Our investigation into issues raised by a former employee in a post on Medium continues.”

Next: The creator of Screen Junkies and Honest Trailers

23. Andy Signore

Left: Andy Signore | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Right: Emma Bowers via Twitter

Number of accusers: at least 5

Consequences: Defy Media fired him.

Andy Signore was Defy Media’s senior vice president and the man behind Screen Junkies and Honest Trailers. Shortly after Weinstein’s allegations went public, Emma Bowers (a former intern) and April Dawn came forward.

Bowers stated that Signore made lewd comments toward her and masturbated to her photos, while Dawn alleged that Signore tried to assault her multiple times.

Next: A mega-popular photographer

24. Terry Richardson

Left: Terry Richardson | Rachel Murray/Getty Images, Right: Anna del Gaizo | Anna del Gaizo via Instagram

Number of accusers: unclear

Consequences: Condé Nast International officially blacklisted the photographer. 

Though he’s photographed nearly everyone in entertainment and fashion, Terry Richardson has been plagued with sexual misconduct allegations for years. After the Weinstein reports, Condé Nast decided they’d had enough of Richardson. He denied any wrongdoing.

Next: An actor with a history of erratic behavior

25. Andy Dick

Andy Dick and Ivanka Trump

Left: Andy Dick | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Right: Ivanka Trump | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Number of accusers: unclear, multiple anonymous accusations

Consequences: lost two recent film roles

A crew member from a recent film alleges that Andy Dick sexually assaulted her and seemed intoxicated. While filming a second, more recent movie, Raising Buchanan, Dick was fired for “groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor and comedian responded saying, “My middle name is ‘misconduct.’ They know what they signed up for.” He said he “didn’t touch anyone’s genitals,” but explained, “Of course I’m going to proposition people. I’m single, depressed, lonely and trying to get a date.”

It seems like Dick’s history of inappropriate conduct caught up with him. Another example happened on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when Dick groped co-guest Ivanka Trump multiple times and Kimmel eventually had him dragged off stage.

Next: Amazon wants to be famous for a lot of things — but not this.

26. Roy Price

Left: Roy Price | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Museum of the Moving Image, Right: Isa Hackett | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Number of accusers: 1

Consequences: resigned from his job as head of Amazon Studios

After Weinstein, Roy Price became the next major entertainment mogul to face accusations of sexual misconduct. Isa Hackett, a producer of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castletold The Hollywood Reporter that Rice repeatedly made sexual comments to her during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. She even reported his behavior to the studio.

Follow Aramide Tinubu on Twitter @midnightrami.

Additional reporting by Ali Harrison.

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