Hollywood is known for its movies stars and king-size lifestyles. But of late, the Tinseltown is famous for its sex scandals. The latest series started when multiple women accused media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
As the number of accusations grew, Miramax decided to sack Weinstein. His wife left him and even his powerful Democratic Party friends severed ties with him.
Twitter hashtag #MeToo became the platform for victims of Hollywood’s sexual predators to come out to the public with their heart-wrenching stories.
Here is a list of the Top Hollywood sex scandals of the year
1. Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. is one of the topmost comedians in Hollywood. He is admired for his ability to bring out the hypocrisy in the open and make people laugh at it. Five women have come out in the public to accuse Louis of weird sexual behaviour. He would ask a woman if he can masturbate in front of them and then he would jerk off while watching them
Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, two female comedians from Chicago came forward with their experience with Louis in 2002. In 2003, Abby Schachner called Louis C.K. to invite him to a show, and she reported that she heard him masturbate while talking to her.
When the accusations became public, Louis C.K. admitted that they were true. He said “These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was O.K. because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true.”
2. KEVIN SPACEY
Two time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey turned out to be gay and a serial groper. The House of Cards star was accused by Anthony Rapp of making sexual advances when the actor was just 14 years old. Tony Montana, a filmmaker also came forward to accuse Spacey of groping him in an LA pub in 2003.
Daniel Beal a barman from London, Roberto Cavazos an actor, Harry Dreyfuss, and a few more people have accused the actor of unwelcome sexual advances, groping and other lewd behaviours.
Because of these allegations, Netflix fired the actor from their acclaimed political series. Ridley Scott replaced the actor with Christopher Plummer in his movie “All the Money in the World”.
There have also been instances of women falsely accusing a few famous men of misconduct to get their two minutes of fame. A few fraudsters even resorted to blackmail.
There have been cases where women exaggerated their accounts and took revenge for bad dates. One example is Aziz Ansari. An Anonymous woman accused the comedian of sexual assault for what he understood to be a consensual sexual activity. Many women came forward to defend Ansari and have asked the woman why she didn’t leave the moment she felt uncomfortable.
Apart from these big names, hundreds of others have been accused of using their position and power to coerce and silence women. It will take some time to wash off this stink from the Hollywood.