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Harper's Publisher Worried That Women Can't Tell the Difference Between Assault and Harassment Harper's Publisher Worried That Women Can't Tell the Difference Between Assault and Harassment

The first thing Rick MacArthur, the president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine—which last week published a long essay from former public radio host John Hockenberry regarding allegations of sexual harassment and workplace bullying—says to defend the piece on Anna Maria Tremonti’s CBC radio show is that Hockenberry…

The Threat to Any Man  The Threat to Any Man 

“I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity,” Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday in what has now been his second statement denying sexual assault allegations made…

Let's Not Let's Not

Fresh off his terrible poem about why #MeToo is bad, Sean Penn is back with more thoughts on why #MeToo is bad.

Woody Allen's Friend Writes NY Mag Soon-Yi Profile Defending Woody Allen Woody Allen's Friend Writes NY Mag Soon-Yi Profile Defending Woody Allen

On Sunday evening, New York magazine published an interview (of sorts) with Soon-Yi Previn, in which, among other things, she defended husband Woody Allen against claims he abused Dylan Farrow and claimed Mia Farrow repeatedly abused and neglected her adopted children.

The Political Myth of the Good Man  The Political Myth of the Good Man 

A woman who attended high school with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has accused him of attempted rape. The woman, who has not come forward publicly, wrote a letter to Democratic officials, the details of which were published by the New Yorker on Friday. (Kavanaugh denied the allegation.)

They're Here They're Here

On Friday, the New York Review of Books published “Reflections on a Hashtag,” the cover story for its October print issue, written by Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation host whose sexual assault trial sparked a national conversation about sexual violence in Canada in 2016. (Ghomeshi was …

Julie Chen Signed Off Big Brother As 'Julie Chen Moonves' In Mind-Numbing Display of Solidarity

Julie Suzanne Chen, TV host and journalist who has gone by “Julie Chen” for the entirety of her career, signed off from last night’s episode of Big Brother, the show she has hosted for 18 years, by saying, “From outside the Big Brother house, I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good night.”

Designing Women Creator Creatively and Inspiringly Tells Les Moonves to Go Fuck Himself Designing Women Creator Creatively and Inspiringly Tells Les Moonves to Go Fuck Himself

I have a new favorite person and her name is Linda Bloodworth Thomason. Today, in The Hollywood Reporter, the longtime television writer and Designing Women creator, went after former CBS executive Les Moonves, who stands accused of sexual assault and harassment by a dozen women. She is my new favorite person because…

Norm Macdonald Booted From Tonight Show Appearance After Shitty Comments On #MeToo Norm Macdonald Booted From Tonight Show Appearance After Shitty Comments On #MeToo

Norm Macdonald recently gave a lengthy interview to the Hollywood Reporter in which he said that “there are very few people that have gone through” what Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr have gone through, “losing everything in a day.” If you thought, wow, that’s an insanely shitty, misinformed thing to say Norm, the …

Norm MacDonald Had Louis C.K. Call Roseanne Barr to Give Her Advice Norm MacDonald Had Louis C.K. Call Roseanne Barr to Give Her Advice

Norm Macdonald is getting his own Netflix show because David Letterman felt sorry for him—why, I cannot be sure. And, because sympathy must be paid forward, Norm MacDonald feels sorry for Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr—two people who do not need anyone’s sympathy, as evidenced by recent actions. As you know, both C.K.…

A Star Is Born's Notorious Producer Has Been Sued for Sexual Harassment at Least Five Times A Star Is Born's Notorious Producer Has Been Sued for Sexual Harassment at Least Five Times

When famed Hollywood producer Jon Peters allegedly exposed himself to his former personal assistant Shelly Morita and her two-year-old daughter, it was the final straw.

6 More Women Have Come Forward to Accuse Les Moonves of Sexual Assault, Harassment 6 More Women Have Come Forward to Accuse Les Moonves of Sexual Assault, Harassment

Six more women have come forward to accuse CBS executive Les Moonves of sexual assault and harassment, according to a new report by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker. Moonves has now been accused of sexual misconduct by a total of 12 women, and CNN reports his departure is now imminent.

Reports Say NBC Tried to Kill Weinstein Story, Threatened Ronan Farrow Reports Say NBC Tried to Kill Weinstein Story, Threatened Ronan Farrow

A pair of news reports published on Thursday implicated NBC in attempting to impede Ronan Farrow’s investigation into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, with one report claiming an NBC lawyer went so far as to threaten to smear Farrow if he continued his probe.

Gérard Depardieu Accused of Raping a Young Actress Earlier This Month Gérard Depardieu Accused of Raping a Young Actress Earlier This Month

The prolific French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress and author who says the incident took place earlier this month.

Kathy Griffin on Louis C.K.: 'The Boys Club Closes Ranks and Protects Its Own' Kathy Griffin on Louis C.K.: 'The Boys Club Closes Ranks and Protects Its Own'

Kathy Griffin is speaking out about Louis C.K.’s comeback and how female comedians get pushed out of the industry.

A Recap of Vulture's Now-Deleted Recap of an Aziz Ansari 'Comeback' Show A Recap of Vulture's Now-Deleted Recap of an Aziz Ansari 'Comeback' Show

On Monday, Vulture posted a roundup of jokes from one of Aziz Ansari’s recent string of shows in Wisconsin (the one reviewed took place Saturday at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall). Before January, this post probably never would have been considered newsworthy enough to print (a lot of comedians do shows, some actually have…

Here They Come Again  Here They Come Again 

It was inevitable, and then it happened: Louis CK made an unannounced appearance at the Comedy Cellar on Sunday night, his first performance since he admitted in November 2017 that he masturbated in front of non-consenting women. CK, who didn’t address his sexual misconduct in his brief set, is clearly testing whether…

Leaked Photo of Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett Was Reportedly Taken After Alleged Sexual Battery Leaked Photo of Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett Was Reportedly Taken After Alleged Sexual Battery

On Wednesday, TMZ published a photo of Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett reportedly taken after Argento allegedly sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013. (You can see it here.) Bennett, now 22, was 17 years old at the time. The age of consent in California is 18. Argento was 37.

NYT Reports Asia Argento Paid Actor Who Claimed She Sexually Assaulted Him When He Was a Minor NYT Reports Asia Argento Paid Actor Who Claimed She Sexually Assaulted Him When He Was a Minor

The New York Times reported on Sunday night that Asia Argento—one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, and one of the leading voices behind the #MeToo movement—paid out $380,000 to a young actor and musician who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was only 17 years old.

What Are We to Make of the Case of Scholar Avital Ronell? What Are We to Make of the Case of Scholar Avital Ronell?

By many accounts, the New York University professor Avital Ronell—a German and comparative literature scholar and a superstar in her corner of academia— is a brilliant woman and a sought-after advisor. Former students who have taken her classes describe her as “original” and “inspiring.” Ronell, who is in her 60s and…

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