36 powerful men accused of sexual misconduct after Harvey Weinstein

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After many women accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, similar accusations against a number of famous and powerful men have surfaced.

Some people have become emboldened by the voices of Weinstein’s accusers and are coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct in what is being referred to as the “Weinstein ripple effect.”

In less than two months, allegations of sexual misconduct have spread from industry to industry, with fresh stories from the media, politics, and entertainment surfacing on a near daily basis. 

Revered members of the entertainment industry like Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K., along with politicians such as Senator Al Franken, and candidate Roy Moore have been accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct.

Here’s a list of men who have been accused of sexual misconduct since news of the Weinstein allegations broke:

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Actor Ben Affleck

The actress Hilarie Burton accused Ben Affleck of groping her breast during a 2003 interview.

Burton tweeted a video of the interview and wrote: “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.”

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Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.

Affleck tweeted an apology to Burton, saying he had “acted inappropriately.”

The makeup artist Annamarie Tendler in a tweet also accused Affleck of groping her during a Golden Globes party in 2014.

Affleck has not responded to Tendler’s tweet.

A representative for Affleck declined a request for comment from Business Insider.

Former head of Amazon Studios Roy Price

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the film producer Isa Hackett alleged that Roy Price, the former head of Amazon Studios, sexually harassed her while they were promoting the series “The Man in the High Castle” in 2015.

Hackett worked as an executive producer on the series based on her father’s book.

Hackett said she met Price on July 10, 2015, at San Diego’s Comic-Con to promote the series with him and that he invited her to an Amazon staff party that evening. She and Price shared a cab to the party, where Hackett said Price told her, “You will love my d–k.”

Hackett said she declined Price’s advances but that the inappropriate behavior persisted throughout the evening.

Hackett said she reported Price’s behavior to Amazon immediately.

After the interview was published, Amazon suspended Price indefinitely, and he resigned soon after.

Price has yet to publicly address either the allegations or his resignation.

Producer Bob Weinstein

Amanda Segel, the former executive producer of “The Mist,” accused Bob Weinstein of consistently making unwanted advances on her in an interview with Variety.

Segel said that while working with Weinstein on the TV series, he continued to ask her out to dinner despite her repeatedly telling him she was uninterested in a romantic relationship. Segal said his advances stopped only once she told The Weinstein Company, which was producing “The Mist,” that she would leave the series if his behavior continued.

“‘No’ should be enough,” Segel said. “After ‘no,’ anybody who has asked you out should just move on. Bob kept referring to me that he wanted to have a friendship. He didn’t want a friendship. He wanted more than that. My hope is that ‘no’ is enough from now on.”

Weinstein’s lawyer, Bert Fields, released a statement to Variety denying Segel’s allegations.

“There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts, there is no way it would amount to that,” Fields said.

Weinstein did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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36 powerful men accused of sexual misconduct after Harvey Weinstein