Gina Riggi, a longtime makeup artist says Rose used his Bloomberg TV studio as “a sexual hunting ground.”
In an Instagram post Sunday, Afton Williamson said that throughout the filming of the ABC show’s pilot, “I experienced racial discrimination/racially charged inappropriate comments from the hair department.”
Media companies have been front and center in some of the high-profile cases of sexual harassment that spawned the #MeToo Movement. What is most important to focus on now is how companies can work to prevent sexual harassment from overshadowing the important work they are doing.
Linda Vester, a former NBC News correspondent who accused Tom Brokaw of sexual assault earlier this year, is calling on the Comcast board of directors to do a thorough investigation of harassment at NBC. Vester took out an ad in Thursday’s New York Times, calling on the board to end non-disclosure agreements and forced arbitration in sexual harassment cases.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Thursday it would make changes to how it handles sexual harassment claims, a week after thousands of its employees around the world walked off their jobs to protest its response to such issues.
Time’s Up put out a statement Thursday criticizing the $100 million settlement package that CBS CEO Les Moonves is reportedly set to receive in his widely-expected exit from the company. “[This] settlement sends a message to survivors everywhere that powerful men can act without fear of consequence.”
Before the devastating allegations of sexual misconduct hit, Rose was a legendary man-about-town. Now, the former CBS and PBS star, one of TV’s most feted journalists, is hiding out on Long Island with occasional, mostly disastrous forays into Manhattan: “He’s focusing on trying to understand.”
Two new initiatives are working to correct shortcomings in newsroom cultures that are creating environments ripe for harassment and abuse: Press Forward and the Power Shift Project.
Press Forward launched a website Tuesday that defines sexual assault and offers advice to women for what they should do if they feel harassed. It also lists “rules of thumb” for people in dealing with the opposite sex at work.
Van Barnes, former assistant of Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, appeared on Wednesday’s edition of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today to detail the sexual harassment allegations she has leveled against the actor.
It is the latest Hollywood body to institute new workplace practices in the wake of the harassment allegations that have roiled the industry.
Almost every one of hundreds of women questioned in an exclusive survey by USA Today (94%) say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault during their careers in Hollywood. Worse, more than one-fifth of respondents (21%) say they have been forced to do something sexual at least once.
Smiley claims PBS used a sexual misconduct investigation as a pretext to get rid of him, but the network says the decision to suspend his show was justified.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Studios says “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor won’t be on the series when it returns for its fifth season, prompting the Emmy winner to denounce what he called false accusations and the studio’s handling of the matter. The decision, confirmed Thursday by an Amazon spokeswoman, followed the conclusion of an internal […]
“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers filed against Harvey Weinstein and the company.
What’s come to be known as the #MeToo movement gained momentum through a series of celebrity takedowns, starting with Harvey Weinstein, then ricocheted throughout the media and entertainment worlds. Late last fall, the Columbia Journalism Review set out to explore the problem beyond the household names, turning the spotlight on the everyday experiences of (mostly) women in journalism. CJR asked its readers to tell their harassment stories.
Los Angeles Times’ parent company, Tronc, said Thursday that it had opened an investigation into past conduct of Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn following a detailed report by NPR. NPR’s media writer David Folkenflik reported that Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and that the executive engaged in “frat-boy” behavior in work settings before joining the Times in August.
Companies need to take a more proactive approach to eliminate the possibility of these problems from occurring in their ranks. They should develop zero-tolerance policies against harassment and retaliation. They need to create a safe environment for reporting claims and institute clearly defined steps for reporting and investigating harassment.
Katie Couric, who was Matt Lauer’s “Today” co-host for several years, broke her silence Saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against him. Couric told People magazine: “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left.” She departed NBC in 2006 to anchor the “CBS Evening News” and has been criticized […]
“It was true that everything did seem OK to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned,” the Master of None star says.
while now is an apt time to start the conversation about sexual harassment and assault, it’s not just important in a crisis. It matters before a crisis, and it matters all the time, because it’s part of a broader conversation.
A former editor at The New Republic revealed in a lengthy essay published late Wednesday that she had started the online list of men in the media industry accused of sexual harassment. Moira Donegan said she created the Google spreadsheet in October to allow women in the media industry to put in writing what many of them had long discussed in private: the names of men to stay away from, including sexual harassers and abusers.
On the Friday before Christmas, Fox News confirmed that its chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen, had left the network after 18 years. The network cited no reason for Rosen’s exit and did not announce it on the air. According to Rosen’s former colleagues, however, he had an established pattern of flirting aggressively with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists, including two reporters and a producer.
Historically, there have been far fewer women than men in news organizations. That seems to be changing in the wake of the over two dozen men who have lost media jobs or projects after sexual misconduct accusations in the last several months.
CBS News said Wednesday that it has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, amid allegations of “inappropriate behavior” in his past. Chaggaris was a longtime CBS News employee. In his latest role Chaggaris, among other things, oversaw coverage of the Trump administration and occasionally appeared on CBS programs.
Vice Media has suspended President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano following a New York Times report last month detailing sexual harassment allegations against them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time’s Up. The initiative (www.timesupnow.com ) was launched Monday with an open letter vowing support for women in the entertainment business and beyond, from janitors to health care workers. Time’s Up will […]
Conflation of different forms of misbehavior — the idea itself is controversial — is one of the issues facing media organizations covering the fast-moving story of sexual misconduct that went into overdrive with investigations into Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s behavior.