The #MeToo movement has inspired women to expose entrenched sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood. As the latest research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reveals, only 4 percent of Hollywood’s movies are directed by women. Hiring practices are the key to change, but few understand the tangled web that obstructs skilled women directors from building careers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is “shocked and saddened” by Eliza Dushku’s accusation that “True Lies” stuntman Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12 during the making of the film. “I’m shocked and saddened for Eliza but I am also proud of her – beyond being a great talent and an amazing woman, she is so courageous,” Schwarzenegger added.
Two veteran stunt women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by famed stunt coordinator Joel Kramer. One involves a 10th grade girl who came to the North Carolina set of Virus in the spring of 1997 to see how movies are made, while a second woman claims that more than 30 years ago Kramer forced her to perform oral sex on him. The latest claims come after Eliza Dushku accused Kramer this weekend of sexually molesting her during the making of the 1994…
Jamie Lee Curtis has penned an op-ed in support of Eliza Dushku after her True Lies co-star came forward with assault allegations against stunt coordinator Joel Kramer.
Liam Neeson: ‘there’s famous people, being accused of touching some girl’s knee and suddenly they’re being dropped’. Liam Neeson has described the wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have swept the entertainment industry as “a bit of a witch-hunt” and appeared to dismiss breast groping as “childhood stuff” in an interview on Irish television. Speaking on The Late Late Show on RTE, the Hollywood A-lister said “there’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee, or something, and suddenly they’re being dropped from their program, or something”.
Actress Rebecca Hall 'regrets' working on Woody Allen's latest film and vows to give wage to Time's Up
Five women have stepped forward to accuse actor-director James Franco of sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. One former student at Franco’s Studio 4 acting school, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, told the Times she was cast as a prostitute in 2015 in an as-yet-unreleased feature called “The Long Home” and then asked to perform a “bonus scene” depicting an orgy in which Franco would simulate oral sex on several women. Tither-Kaplan claimed that Franco removed a clear plastic guard that covered the actresses’ vaginas and continued to simulate oral sex with no protection — an account another actress on set confirmed to the Times.
As far as Mira Sorvino is concerned, her father is a stand-up guy, even if — or perhaps especially if — he wants to lay Harvey Weinstein out flat. Sorvino took to Twitter on Wednesday to heap praise on her dad, “Goodfellas” actor Paul Sorvino, after the elder Sorvino threatened to kill scandal-plagued producer Harvey Weinstein. On Wednesday, TMZ published video of the elder Sorvino railing against Weinstein, who Sorvino has accused of damaging her career after she refused his advances.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Hollywood's first awards show of the new year included a visit from Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and a promise from Jessica Chastain that "major change is coming" to how women are treated in the industry.
The New Yorker has published a first-person account of the dark inner workings of Zentropa by writer Anne Mette Lundtofte.
The Hollywood star can't seem to stop offering divisive opinions about the continuing sexual harassment crisis in the film industry.
Harvey Weinstein is set to be the leading man in a feature-length documentary about his sex scandal that has engulfed Hollywood. The BBC is to lift the veil on Weinstein after more than 80 women accused him of various inappropriate behavior ranging from rape to sexual assault through to intimidation, bullying and strange showering habits. Simon and Jonathan Chinn's Lightbox is making the 90-minute film, which will be directed by Ursula MacFarlane, who has directed docs…