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18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Accuse Show Creator Of Sexual Harassment - The Daily Caller

18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Accuse Show Creator Of Sexual HarassmentThe Daily CallerShortly after a writer from “One Tree Hill” came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against show creator Mark Schwahn, 18 women from the cast and crew have joined her in speaking out. Audrey Wauchope, who was one of the writers for the hit ...and more ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 15th, 2017

'One Tree Hill' creator faces sexual harassment allegations - CNN

CNN'One Tree Hill' creator faces sexual harassment allegationsCNN(CNN) "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn has been accused of sexual harassment by former cast and crew members of the series. The accusations come more than five years after the show's conclusion, amid a reckoning in Hollywood during which ..."One Tree Hill" stars, crew accuse former showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassmentCBS NewsCast members of 'One Tree Hill' accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassmentABC NewsOne Tree Hill Show-Runner Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former Cast, CrewVanity FairBustle -BuzzFeed News -MTV.com -POPSUGARall 172 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 14th, 2017

'One Tree Hill' cast unite to accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment - USA TODAY

USA TODAY'One Tree Hill' cast unite to accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassmentUSA TODAYSophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast of One Tree Hill joined with the show's crew to write a letter accusing former showrunner Mark Schwahn of "traumatizing" sexual harassment on the set of the popular TV drama. The letter was penned in ...'One Tree Hill' Creator Mark Schwahn Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Set, E! Monitoring SituationUs WeeklySophia Bush, Hilarie Burton & 'One Tree Hill' Cast & Crew Pen Letter on EP's Alleged 'Traumatizing' BehaviorEntertainment Tonight'One Tree Hill' cast, crew accuse showrunner of sexual harassmentPage SixHuffPost -TheWrap -Bustle -Refinery29all 25 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 14th, 2017

Sophia Bush & Hilarie Burton Support Sexual Harassment Claims Against "One Tree Hill" Showrunner

Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill are supporting sexual harassment claims against showrunner Mark Schwahn. The women are stepping forward after writer Audrey Wauchope tweeted about harassment from Mark on the show’s set, without publicly naming him. In her tweets, she accused Mark of inappropriate touching and [...] Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill are supporting sexual harassment claims against showrunner Mark Schwahn. The women are stepping forward after writer Audrey Wauchope tweeted about harassment from Mark on the show’s set, without publicly naming him. In her tweets, she accused Mark of inappropriate touching and comments and even showing off photos of his actress girlfriend without clothing. In a statement of support, Hilarie, Sophia and Bethany Joy Lenz say the cast and crew were treated in ways that were “traumatizing” and “downright illegal” and left many feeling manipulated “psychologically and emotionally.” “More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be,” they wrote. Click inside to read the entire statement… To Whom It May Concern, All of the female cast members of One Tree Hill have chosen this forum to stand together in support of Audrey Wauchope and one another. To use terminology that has become familiar as thesystemic reality of sexual harassment and assault has come more and more to light, Mark Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an “open secret.” Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally. More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be. Many of us were spoken to in ways that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal. And a few of us were put in positions where we felt physically unsafe. More than one woman on our show had her career trajectory threatened. The through line in all of this was, and still is, our unwavering support of and faith in one another. We confided in each other. We set up safe spaces to talk about his behavior and how to handle it. To warn new women who joined our ranks. We understood that a lot of it was orchestrated in ways that kept it out of sight for the studio back home. We also understood that no one was fully unaware. The lack of action that has been routine, the turning of the other cheek, is intolerable. We collectively want to echo the calls of women everywhere that vehemently demand change, in all industries. Many of us were told, during filming, that coming forward to talk about this culture would result in our show being canceled and hundreds of lovely, qualified, hard-working, and talented people losing their jobs. This is not an appropriate amount of pressure to put on young girls. Many of us since have stayed silent publicly but had very open channels of communication in our friend group and in our industry, because we want Tree Hill to remain the place “where everything’s better and everything’s safe” for our fans; some of whom have said that the show quite literally saved their lives. But the reality is, no space is safe when it has an underlying and infectious cancer. We have worked at taking our power back, making the conventions our own, and relishing in the good memories. But there is more work to be done. We are all deeply grateful for Audrey’s courage. For one another. And for every male cast mate and crew member who has reached out to our group of women to offer their support these last few days. They echo the greater rallying cry that must lead us to change: Believe Women. We are all in this together. With Love and Courage, The Cast, Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Harris, Michaela McManus, Kate Voegele, Daphne Zuniga, India de Beaufort, Bevin Prince, Jana Kramer, Shantel Van Santen, and Allison Munn And Brave Crew, Audrey Wauchope, Rachel Specter, Jane Beck, Tarin Squillante, Cristy Koebley, JoJo Stephens And All the rest of the Women We Worked With Who Are Finding Their Voices as We Speak.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2017

The Female Cast & Crew of "The Royals" Accuse Showrunner Mark Schwahn of Sexual Harassment

Following the news of showrunner Mark Schwahn‘s suspension from the show, the female cast and crew of The Royals are speaking out in a joint statement. The statement, signed by 25 actresses, accuses Mark of “repeated unwanted sexual harassment.” “Despite hearing rumours about his behaviour on One Tree Hill, those of us involved from the [...] Following the news of showrunner Mark Schwahn‘s suspension from the show, the female cast and crew of The Royals are speaking out in a joint statement. The statement, signed by 25 actresses, accuses Mark of “repeated unwanted sexual harassment.” “Despite hearing rumours about his behaviour on One Tree Hill, those of us involved from the early stages went into the filming of the pilot hoping they were just that – rumours. By the time we wrapped this had irrevocably proven not to be the case,” the statement begins. The statement follows the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill issuing a similar statement. Read the full statement inside, via Deadline. Upon reading a statement from the ladies of One Tree Hill, a statement from their Royal sisters could not possibly go unwritten. Despite hearing rumours about his behaviour on One Tree Hill, those of us involved from the early stages went into the filming of the pilot hoping they were just that – rumours. By the time we wrapped this had irrevocably proven not to be the case. It became all too apparent reading their statement earlier this week that the betrayal and anger so many of us had experienced during our time on The Royals is not exclusively ours. And we were angry then, and we are angry now. This statement is a collection of voices from those women involved in The Royals who would like to finally respond to the behaviour of our showrunner. Who felt the inclination to abuse his power and influence in an environment where he had it over women who felt they did not. This manifested itself in the repeated unwanted sexual harassment of multiple female members of cast and crew. Where we should have been excited to meet new female cast and crew members, we felt nauseating concern in case they too should have him track down their mobile number. Where we should have offered our friends who auditioned for The Royals scene help and advice, we offered warnings about the man they would meet in the room. More than all of this, where we should all collectively have felt pride over jobs hard won and roles much loved, we felt undermined as artists and creatives. And in many cases, no more than a sum of body attributes. Whilst voraciously condemning the actions of one man, we would like to make note of our gratitude to others. Thank you to so many of the Royal men who ensured we were never alone in social situations with him and took two steps towards us for his every one. Thank you to the friends, loved ones and partners who supported us at the time and ever more so now in coming forwards. But thank you most of all to the women of One Tree Hill, whose solid gold backbones have moved us enormously. To you we doff our crowns. Kind regards The Ladies of The Royals. Hatty Preston, Sophie Colquhoun, Alex Watherson, Lydia Rose Bewley, April Church, Annalise Beusnel, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Florence Chow, Charlie Jones, Isabella Artitzone, Jade Armstrong, Rachel Walsh, Tania Vernava, Bonnie Vannucci, Merritt Patterson, Kate Benton, Jerry-Jane Pears, Jodie Simone, Kate Royds, Leonie Hartard, Lisa Mitton, Marie Deehan, Alice Woodward, Rachel Lennon, Kimberly Macbeth......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 16th, 2017

'One Tree Hill' Stars Accuse Showrunner Mark Schwahn Of Sexually Harassing Cast & Crew Members In An Open Letter - Bustle

Bustle'One Tree Hill' Stars Accuse Showrunner Mark Schwahn Of Sexually Harassing Cast & Crew Members In An Open LetterBustleIt's never easy to hear someone share their story of sexual assault, and finding out that it allegedly happened on set of a beloved teen TV show is heartbreaking. On Monday, cast and crew from One Tree Hill wrote a letter accusing Mark Schwahn of ...'One Tree Hill' Stars James Lafferty, Lee Norris and More Support Co-Stars After Allegations Against Show's EPEntertainment Tonight'One Tree Hill' cast unite to accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassmentUSA TODAYOne Tree Hill Cast And Crew Call Out Creator Mark Schwahn For 'Traumatizing' Sexual HarassmentMTV.comFox News -Vanity Fair -EW.com (blog) -StarNewsOnline.comall 144 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 14th, 2017

18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Accuse Show Creator Of Sexual Harassment - The Daily Caller

18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Accuse Show Creator Of Sexual HarassmentThe Daily CallerShortly after a writer from “One Tree Hill” came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against show creator Mark Schwahn, 18 women from the cast and crew have joined her in speaking out. Audrey Wauchope, who was one of the writers for the hit ...and more ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 15th, 2017

"One Tree Hill" Men Support Show"s Women After Sexual Harassment Claims Against Showrunner

Some of the men of One Tree Hill have come forward to support the women on the show after sexual harassment claims were made against showrunner Mark Schwahn. Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, and 15 other women who worked on the show in some capacity released a letter, which stated “Schwahn’s behavior over [...] Some of the men of One Tree Hill have come forward to support the women on the show after sexual harassment claims were made against showrunner Mark Schwahn. Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, and 15 other women who worked on the show in some capacity released a letter, which stated “Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an ‘open secret.’ Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally.” Alum of the show, including Bryan Greenberg, Austin Nichols, and James Lafferty, are speaking out in support. Click inside to read the men’s response to the women’s powerful letter… Shocked and saddened to hear what the women of OTH had to endure. I’m proud of them for speaking up. I support them fully. And I hope that their courage to tell the truth, will help put an end to the pervasive culture of harassment in the work place. There’s no place for it. — Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) November 14, 2017 pic.twitter.com/i5xukoYppQ — James Lafferty (@ThisIsLafferty) November 14, 2017 I stand with all my OTH sisters. We have to change. We have to be better. All of us. This is unacceptable. — AUSTIN NICHOLS (@AustinNichols) November 14, 2017 I want to acknowledge the women of OTH who have penned their letter with deep wounds from a culture unacceptable for anyone, at any age, and in any business. I have the utmost respect of your position in righting the wrongs you have endured. I stand for you, for better… — Stephen Colletti (@StephenColletti) November 14, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 14th, 2017

'One Tree Hill' Creator Mark Schwahn Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Set, E! Monitoring Situation - Us Weekly

Us Weekly'One Tree Hill' Creator Mark Schwahn Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Set, E! Monitoring SituationUs WeeklyMark Schwahn attends the NBCUniversal 2015 Press Tour. Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Audrey Wauchope, a writer on The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, took to Twitter on Saturday, November 11, to recall an experience she and her ...'One Tree Hill' Female Cast & Crew Members Accuse Showrunner Of Sexual HarassmentHollywood LifeAudrey Wauchope Latest News, Photos, and VideosJust JaredThe 'One Tree Hill' female cast and crew band together to accuse showrunner of sexual harassmentCosmopolitanBustle -WWAY NewsChannel 3 -Clevver -Deadlineall 16 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzNov 14th, 2017

'One Tree Hill' cast unite to accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment

The entire female 'One Tree Hill' cast and crew write a letter accusing former showrunner and creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment and being an "infectious cancer."         The entire female 'One Tree Hill' cast and crew write a letter accusing former showrunner and creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment and being an "infectious cancer."        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 14th, 2017

Hilarie Burton Details Alleged Sexual Abuse from "One Tree Hill" Creator Mark Schwahn

Hilarie Burton has bravely come forward to elaborate on the abuse allegations against One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn. If you don’t know, female cast and crew came forward to support the sexual misconduct claims against the creator of the show with an open letter. Hilarie said one time, Schwahn invited her to listen in [...] Hilarie Burton has bravely come forward to elaborate on the abuse allegations against One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn. If you don’t know, female cast and crew came forward to support the sexual misconduct claims against the creator of the show with an open letter. Hilarie said one time, Schwahn invited her to listen in on a phone call with a CW exec in his limo. “I’m leaning in listening, and when it’s Dawn Ostroff’s turn to talk, he just leans over and starts kissing me,” Hilarie told Variety. “I push him off, but I can’t say anything because he’s on the phone fighting for our show to stay on the air. I’m just in this position where I’m thinking, ‘You’ve got to take it, Hil. Just laugh it off. You’ll get to Wilmington in 45 minutes.’” Hilarie also detailed another incident at a party after they wrapped filming an episode in Texas. ALSO READ: The Female Cast & Crew of ‘The Royals’ Accuse Showrunner Mark Schwahn of Sexual Harassment “I’m at the bar waiting to get drinks for the hairdresser and me, and he leans over and he kisses me in front of everybody,” she said. “Right on the mouth. It was something I had to get out of. It wasn’t a peck. It wasn’t ‘Hey, sis, how’s your day?’ It was a boyfriend kiss.” Hilarie also shared a story where she went to a concert with Schwahn and his wife, as well as her co-star Danneel Harris. At the concert, Schwahn put his hand down Hilarie‘s pants......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 19th, 2017

Hilarie Burton Details Alleged Sexual Abuse from ‘One Tree Hill’ Creator Mark Schwahn

Hilarie Burton has bravely come forward to elaborate on the abuse allegations against One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn. If you don’t know, female cast and crew came forward to support the sexual misconduct claims against the creator of the show with an open letter. Hilarie said one time, Schwahn invited her to listen in [...] Hilarie Burton has bravely come forward to elaborate on the abuse allegations against One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn. If you don’t know, female cast and crew came forward to support the sexual misconduct claims against the creator of the show with an open letter. Hilarie said one time, Schwahn invited her to listen in on a phone call with a CW exec in his limo. “I’m leaning in listening, and when it’s Dawn Ostroff’s turn to talk, he just leans over and starts kissing me,” Hilarie told Variety. “I push him off, but I can’t say anything because he’s on the phone fighting for our show to stay on the air. I’m just in this position where I’m thinking, ‘You’ve got to take it, Hil. Just laugh it off. You’ll get to Wilmington in 45 minutes.’” Hilarie also detailed another incident at a party after they wrapped filming an episode in Texas. ALSO READ: The Female Cast & Crew of ‘The Royals’ Accuse Showrunner Mark Schwahn of Sexual Harassment “I’m at the bar waiting to get drinks for the hairdresser and me, and he leans over and he kisses me in front of everybody,” she said. “Right on the mouth. It was something I had to get out of. It wasn’t a peck. It wasn’t ‘Hey, sis, how’s your day?’ It was a boyfriend kiss.” Hilarie also shared a story where she went to a concert with Schwahn and his wife, as well as her co-star Danneel Harris. At the concert, Schwahn put his hand down Hilarie‘s pants......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 19th, 2017

38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassmentLos Angeles TimesHe prowled the streets of Manhattan looking for attractive young women, usually in their early 20s, sometimes college students, on occasion a high schooler. He approached them in Central Park, standing in line at a bank or drug store or at a copy ...Writer/Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment By 38 WomenMediaite30-plus women accuse James Toback of sexual harassment, misconductDeath and TaxesMore than 30 women accuse Hollywood director James Toback of sexual assault in disturbing accounts of him ...Daily Mailall 5 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 22nd, 2017

Nickelodeon Fires 'Loud House' Creator After Sexual Harassment Allegations - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterNickelodeon Fires 'Loud House' Creator After Sexual Harassment AllegationsHollywood ReporterThe Viacom-owned cable network has fired Savino days after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the animator. Up to a dozen women have accused Savino, 46, of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and ...Loud House creator Chris Savino 'no longer working with Nickelodeon' following sexual harassment allegationsEW.com (blog)'Loud House' showrunner Chris Savino fired by Nickelodeon after sexual harassment allegationsLos Angeles TimesNickelodeon fires 'Loud House' creator over sexual harassment allegationsCNNMoneyAtlanta Journal Constitution -New York Daily News -Animation Magazine -BuzzFeed Newsall 31 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 20th, 2017

Mark Schwahn Suspended From E!'s 'The Royals' in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterMark Schwahn Suspended From E!'s 'The Royals' in Wake of Sexual Harassment AllegationsHollywood ReporterE! and producers Lionsgate Television have suspended showrunner Mark Schwahn from his scripted drama The Royals following allegations about sexual harassment during his time on The CW's One Tree Hill. “E!, Universal Cable Productions and ...One Tree Hill creator suspended from Royals after misconduct allegationsEW.com (blog)'The Royals' creator suspended after sexual harassment allegationsCNNMark Schwahn Suspended From 'The Royals' Amid Sexual Harassment AllegationsDeadlineVariety -Entertainment Tonight -New York Daily News -fox2now.comall 58 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 16th, 2017

Chad Michael Murray Responds to "One Tree Hill" Showrunner"s Harassment Allegations

Chad Michael Murray is standing with the women of One Tree Hill after sexual harassment allegations were made against the showrunner, Mark Schwahn. “The women of OTH have always been strong and incredible,” the 36-year-old actor said in a statement (via EW). “Today they’ve made us all even more proud by standing as a beacon [...] Chad Michael Murray is standing with the women of One Tree Hill after sexual harassment allegations were made against the showrunner, Mark Schwahn. “The women of OTH have always been strong and incredible,” the 36-year-old actor said in a statement (via EW). “Today they’ve made us all even more proud by standing as a beacon of what is right, and continuing to lead & change the atmosphere of society. This affects all avenues of life, from our day to day activities in passing to each and every single work place. Respect and love must lead the way. A new frontier has arrived & it’s an honor to see all women stand up to the opposition that has caused so much pain. Equal rights & equal treatment isn’t an option, it is mandatory. Equality, safety and respect for all is the goal. I stand with all the those who have suffered & pray that this evil will meet its demise in the strength of this movement. OTH Women- I’m so dang proud of you.” Several women on the show came forward with a letter and the men of the show have been supporting them......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 14th, 2017

More than 30 women come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMore than 30 women come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassmentLos Angeles TimesHe prowled the streets of Manhattan looking for attractive young women, usually in their early 20s, sometimes college students, on occasion a high schooler. He approached them in Central Park, standing in line at a bank or drug store or at a copy ...Writer/Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment By 38 WomenMediaite30-plus women accuse James Toback of sexual harassment, misconductDeath and TaxesMore than 30 women accuse Hollywood director James Toback of 'dry-humping their legs, masturbating in front of them ...Daily Mailall 5 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzOct 22nd, 2017

Andy Signore, 'Honest Trailers' Creator, Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations - Variety

VarietyAndy Signore, 'Honest Trailers' Creator, Suspended After Sexual Harassment AllegationsVarietyDefy Media has suspended Andy Signore, SVP of content and creator of Screen Junkies and the “Honest Trailers” parody franchise, after multiple women have come forward to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment, including one woman who alleged that ...ScreenJunkies suspends 'Honest Trailers' creator Andy Signore amid sexual misconduct allegationsNew York Daily NewsHonest Trailers Creator Accused of Sexual AbuseMovieWeb'Honest Trailers' Creator Andy Signore Accused of Sexual AbuseHollywood ReporterThe Inquisitr -The Independent -PerezHilton.com -TheWrapall 17 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 7th, 2017

Jamie Lee Curtis SLAMS Donna Karan & "Brutish Thug" Harvey Weinstein While Talking About Being Sexually Harassed At Work

Hollywood is speaking up amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal! With more and more celebs sharing their own horrifying experiences with the controversial producer, it's opening up a very overdue discussion in the industry. And Jamie Lee Curtis is doing so by slamming the argument that women are "asking for it," one Donna Karan recently [...] Hollywood is speaking up amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal! With more and more celebs sharing their own horrifying experiences with the controversial producer, it's opening up a very overdue discussion in the industry. And Jamie Lee Curtis is doing so by slamming the argument that women are "asking for it," one Donna Karan recently given voice once again in defense of the movie mogul. Related: Kate Beckinsale Accuses Harvey Of Hitting On Her When She Was 17 The designer has since apologized, but the actress isn't here for it! In an op-ed piece published on Huffington Post, the star explained her disappointment with Donna -- all without naming her name: "I awoke to a statement, from an unlikely voice, that the women in question were perhaps 'asking for it.' Really? Is this how we have evolved? Is this what the women's movement, feminism and, more recently, the women's march has yielded? A fellow woman, one who makes her living dressing famous women in tight, sexy dresses and one who built her empire to do her good works all over the world, would throw these brave women under the bus in a weird, mean girl version of slut shaming?" Jamie continued, revealing she has been victim to sexual harassment at work: "I, too, have been subjected to my own private, personal versions of sexual harassment on the job. Did I ask for it? No. What I simply asked for was a job, and what came with it was sexual harassment." Furthering her point, she added: "What I believe we are all asking for in these instances, is a chance to show our talent, our humanity, a chance to express ourselves and our art and perhaps, be a part of a film that can truly create change." Using Prince's drug overdose as an example, the Scream Queens actress wondered if a "very famous person" had to die to affect change, like it did with opioid laws. When it comes to Harvey and sexual harassment though, she mused if there would be an end: "Perhaps this grotesque power play to 'get some' by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail. Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it from a governor or a president or a presidential candidate or studio head or movie star or executive or anyone else complicit in this billionaire boys club bullshit that will come to an inglorious end. To quote the great Helen Reddy, 'I am woman hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore.'" Preach! Let's hope more and more stars continue to speak out! [Image via FayesVision/Patricia Schlein/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 12th, 2017

"Transparent" Actress Trace Lysette Accuses Jeffrey Tambor of Sexual Harassment, He Responds

Trace Lysette is speaking out to accuse her Transparent co-star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment on the set of the Emmy-winning Amazon series. The actress, who is transgender, says that when she emerged on set in a revealing costume, Tambor said, “My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually.” Minutes later while the camera [...] Trace Lysette is speaking out to accuse her Transparent co-star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment on the set of the Emmy-winning Amazon series. The actress, who is transgender, says that when she emerged on set in a revealing costume, Tambor said, “My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually.” Minutes later while the camera was being set up, she says that Tambor, dressed as his character Maura, approached her. “He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas,” Lysette told THR. Trace says the moment was discreet and anyone who might have saw it happen probably thought he was giving her a hug. Jeffrey has previously been accused of sexual harassment by his personal assistant Van Barnes, whose accusations in a private Facebook post launched an investigation at Amazon into the claims. Click inside to find out how Jeffrey Tambor responded to the new claims… Read Tambor‘s statement about Trace‘s claims below: “For the past four years, I’ve had the huge privilege — and huge responsibility – of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood,” Tambor said in a statement to Deadline on Thursday (November 16). “Now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly.” “I know I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator – ever. I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express,” he added. Trace Lysette’s Full Statement Last week, it was reported in the media that Van Barnes, who previously worked as Jeffrey Tambor’s assistant while shooting Transparent, had privately spoken out on her social media about her own experiences of abuse. Sadly, I must add my voice to the chorus. Jeffrey has acted inappropriately with me too. Jeffrey has made many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical. One day on set during season 2 Jeffrey, Alexandra Billings and I were all outfitted in pajamas. I was in a flimsy top and matching short shorts. Upon seeing me in my costume, Jeffrey sexualized me with an over the top comment. Alexandra and I laughed it off because it was so absurd and we thought surely it had to be a bad joke. I shook it off. Then later, in between takes, I stood in a corner on the set as the crew reset for a wide shot. My back was against the wall in a corner as Jeffrey approached me. He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrusts back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas and I pushed him off of me. Again, I laughed it off and rolled my eyes. I had a job to do and I had to do it with Jeffrey, the lead of our show. When they called action, I put that moment in the corner into its own corner of my mind. Compartmentalizing has always been part of my survival tool kit, long before I came to Hollywood. It’s shitty to admit out loud — and I don’t say it to justify what I went through — but given the journey and circumstances of my life, I was used to being treated as a sexual object by men — this one just happened to be famous. Despite multiple uncomfortable experiences with Jeffrey, it has been an incredible, career-solidifying honor to bring life to my character Shea on Amazon’s Transparent. Working on the award-winning series as a low-income trans woman with active roots in New York’s ball culture is a rare opportunity most of my sisters are not given. My hope is that Amazon can find the good in this, and use this as an opportunity, a teachable moment to re-center the other trans characters in this show with the family members instead of just pulling it. Let our brilliant writers continue to craft something that is entertaining and creates social change the way they know how. Don’t let the trans community suffer for the actions of one cis male actor. Transparent has been a guiding light in the industry, by employing more trans people in Hollywood than any other production in history, which made it even more difficult to speak out. As trans-women and survivors we have often felt we never had the power or the voice to speak out on our personal and collective pain. I am proud of my work on Transparent and its “trans-affirmative action” mission, as coined by its creator Jill Soloway. And I call on Amazon to make another bold affirmative move to our communities, remove the problem and let the show go on. It’s vital that the show’s creator, showrunner and its studio re-center the narrative of Transparent on the experiences of the other trans characters and family members audiences have grown to love on the series......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 16th, 2017

After 'One Tree Hill' sexual harassment accusations, Mark Schwahn suspended from 'Royals'

After the female 'One Tree Hill' cast wrote a letter accusing former Schwahn of harassment, the producer's been suspended from his current show.         After the female 'One Tree Hill' cast wrote a letter accusing former Schwahn of harassment, the producer's been suspended from his current show.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 16th, 2017