George Takei says, "I wish him peace," after accuser walks back sexual assault claim

Any growing process is bound to be painful. And one of the more painful accusations to come out of the entertainment industry’s outing of sexual predators in its midst came from a man named Scott Brunton, who said in November that beloved Star Trek actor and social-media personality George Takei had drugged and groped…

Seth Meyers asks women to lead us into the future in searing Golden Globes monologue

Leading up the ceremonial duties for the largest Hollywood gathering since the revelations of just how deep the culture of sexual harassment (and misogyny) runs in the film and TV industry—and really, anywhere—was going to be a tough task for anyone. And while handing over that kind of platform to a white man again…

Girls writer walks back claim that sexual assault accuser demanded money 

A recent spin of the “How Will Lena Dunham Disappoint Us This Time” wheel landed on “defending a man accused of rape,” as Dunham and her Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner defended Murray Miller—a writer for the show accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau—in a statement that basically said, “he’s always…

Gabrielle Union critiques the #MeToo movement: “I think the floodgates have opened for white women”

Gabrielle Union has a long history of speaking out against sexual predators. The Being Mary Jane star has been forthcoming about her own sexual assault in interviews and her new memoir, We’re Going To Need More Wine. Union’s had to be because, as she recently pointed out to the New York Times, media coverage of sexual…

Time’s Person Of The Year is everyone who’s spoken out about sexual assault and harassment

Earlier this week, we joked that Donald Trump, while pleased with making the shortlist for Time’s Person Of The Year, would probably be taken aback at being in the company of the Dreamers, Colin Kaepernick, and maybe the only other person in the world as volatile as he is. Given the president’s history, he probably…

Def Jam founder Russell Simmons steps down from all his companies after sexual assault accusations

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has announced that he will remove himself from all of his companies in the wake of the sexual assault accusations made against him in recent weeks, the latest of which comes from former actress and writer Jenny Lumet. In a recent column for The Hollywood Reporter, Lumet, the…

Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz "stand[s] behind the women" accusing his father of sexual assault

If you’re not familiar with the world of off-Broadway theater, you may not be familiar with the name Israel Horovitz. But you probably are familiar with his son, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. Ad-Rock. The elder Horovitz is a playwright, and the founding artistic director of regional theater company Gloucester…

Sylvester Stallone denies sexual assault allegations, calls them "categorically false"

Yesterday, The Daily Mail ran a story saying that it had obtained a copy of a police report filed in 1986 alleging that Sylvester Stallone and his now-deceased bodyguard Michael De Luca had assaulted a 16-year old girl, forcing her to give both men oral sex and threatening to “beat her head in” if she reported what…

Someone is editing all the bullshit out of celebrity sexual assault apologies

Over the past month, as more and more victims of sexual assault and harassment come forward to name their celebrity accusers, we’ve grown oddly accustomed to the pattern of these particular news stories: Someone accuses a celebrity of something terrible, we express shock/disappointment/lack of surprise, the celebrity…