Asia Argento paid off her own sexual assault accuser in April, according to New York Times report

Over the past 10 months or so, we’ve repeatedly discussed Italian writer/director/actress Asia Argento, one of the women who spoke out about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein—who’s now facing criminal charges in New York—in Ronan Farrow’s paradigm-shifting New Yorker story on the now-disgraced film mogul.…

John Oliver takes on sexual harassment with the help of all-time expert Anita Hill

John Oliver returned from a mini-hiatus with an extra-long Last Week Tonight on Sunday. After an abbreviated roundup of several weeks’ backlog of Donald Trump’s toilet tweets, the host launched into his main story about workplace sexual harassment, touched off by the fact that CBS President Les Moonves was just outed…

CBS stock plunges as company braces for Ronan Farrow's exposé of CEO Les Moonves

The story hasn’t even been published yet, but reports of an upcoming New Yorker exposé revealing allegations of sexual misconduct against CEO Leslie Moonves have already caused CBS stock to fall nearly six percent as the media company’s board says it plans to investigate the charges against him. Fueling the panic at…

SNL gets ready for red carpet Oscars drama with the sexual harassment awards, The Grabbies

With the issue of workplace sexual assault, harassment, and overall male shittiness not going anywhere thanks to the bravery and dedication of women in the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, Sunday’s usually placid Oscars pre-show has taken on an added tension. You know, since awards show smiler Ryan Seacrest is the…

Brendan Fraser says he was groped by ex-HFPA president, and it nearly ruined his career

As decades’ worth of harrowing secrets came out in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, several chilling patterns began to emerge. One of the most chilling was this: Actresses who had endured sexual assault and harassment from Weinstein, and who protested this terrible treatment, just sort of fell off…

Brave dispatches from the woman who made Mario Batali’s apology-letter cinnamon rolls

There’s little consensus around the best way for men accused of sexual harassment to apologize for past transgressions. Dan Harmon’s public apology on a recent episode of his podcast seemed to go over pretty well and comedian Eliza Skinner was kind enough to offer up a template for any accused men not sure what to say…

Stephen Colbert taped his show just in time to ask James Franco about those sexual misconduct allegations

Like everyone else these days, late-night hosts (and their bookers) are constantly on the alert for the next high-profile entertainment figure accused of sexual abuse, harassment, or general creepiness. For example, Stephen Colbert and his Late Show staff had time back in November to ax a scheduled appearance by Louis…