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"Bad Santa" director Terry Zwigoff stepped forward to say that Harvey and Bob Weinstein asked him not to even consider Mira Sorvino for his 2003 dark comedy.

"I was interested in casting Mira Sorvino in BAD SANTA, but every time I mentioned her over the phone to the Weinsteins, I'd hear a CLICK," Zwigoff wrote on Twitter. "What type of person just hangs up on you like that?! I guess we all know what type of person now."

He added, "I'm really sorry Mira."

A rep for Harvey Weinstein did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

Zwigoff's statement follows one by Peter Jackson that Harvey and Bob Weinstein shot down Sorvino and Ashley Judd -- two actresses who have recently accused Harvey of sexual misconduct and threats to derail their careers if they spoke up -- for potential roles in his blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings."

The film, which was developed at the Weinsteins' Miramax in the late '90s, was ultimately produced by New Line -- though the Weinsteins maintained executive producer credits on the Oscar-winning trilogy of films.

Judd and Sorvino both responded to Jackson's original comments on the matter, made to New Zealand's Stuff, in which he said Weinstein told him the actresses were a "nightmare" to work with.

Sorvino retweeted Stuff's story, adding: "Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying. There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure... Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I'm just heartsick."

Judd also retweeted it, saying of Weinstein's apparent blacklisting of her and Sorvino: "I remember this well."

The Weinstein Effect -- Powerful men accused of sexual harassment (via Photo Servces):

  • Slide 1 of 47: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 09: Director Morgan Spurlock attends the 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken' red carpet on day four of the 14th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 9, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
  • Slide 2 of 47: LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Russell Simmons attends Fonkoze's 'Hot Night In Haiti' Los Angeles Event on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
  • Slide 3 of 47: FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. PBS says it has suspended distribution of Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
  • Slide 4 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Musician Jarobi White, and chef Mario Batali speak on the Chefs are Rock Stars and Rock Stars are Chefs panel at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of New York Trade Tasting presented by Beverage Media Group, during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
  • Slide 5 of 47: Actor Dustin Hoffman attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet on August 2, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Slide 6 of 47: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: Producer Bryan Singer attends the premiere of 'Legion' at Pacific Design Center on January 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 7 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Senator Al Franken speaks at The Great Hall at Cooper Union on August 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
  • Slide 8 of 47: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Kevin Spacey speaks onstage at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines And Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
  • Slide 9 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Jeremy Piven discusses 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' with the Build Series at Build Studio on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 10 of 47: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 26: Brett Ratner arrives to Gelila Assefa Puck hosts celebration in honor of Wolfgang Puck receiving a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held at Spago on April 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 11 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actor Jeffrey Tambor attends The Paley Center For Media Presents: Transparent: An Evening With The Pfeffermans at The Paley Center for Media on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
  • Slide 12 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Sir Richard Branson poses for photos before a SiriusXM 'Town Hall' Event hosted by Dan Rather on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
  • Slide 13 of 47: LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: John Lasseter attends the premiere of 'Coco' at El Capitan Theatre on November 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 14 of 47: Former President George H.W. Bush arrives at NRG Stadium to help celebrate Salute to Service day before an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
  • Slide 15 of 47: HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Ben Affleck attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Justice League' at Dolby Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 16 of 47: HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Executive producer Bob Weinstein arrives at the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'Scream 4' Presented by AXE Shower held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Slide 17 of 47: BOY BAND - Break Up Week! The remaining 11 boy band hopefuls pull at the heartstrings as they take on iconic break up songs. We follow three new bands as they learn new songs, new harmonies and continue to build new bonds with their bandmates. Each of the bands will perform, live, before architects Emma Bunton, Nick Carter and Timbaland. They will critique their performances and select one vocalist from each band who is up for elimination. Audiences at home will then vote, live, and decide who will stay and who will go, on Boy Band, airing on THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) NICK CARTER
  • Slide 18 of 47: LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Actor Steven Seagal attends the SMASH Global V pre-Oscar fight at Taglyan Complex on February 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images,)
  • Slide 19 of 47: CENTURY CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Louis C.K. attends FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration at Craft on September 16, 2017 in Century City, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
  • Slide 20 of 47: TODAY -- Pictured: Matt Lauer on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
  • Slide 21 of 47: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Ed Westwick arrives at the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
  • Slide 22 of 47: HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: Andrew Kreisberg attends PaleyFest Los Angeles 2017 - CW's 'Heroes & Aliens: Featuring Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow' at Dolby Theatre on March 18, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
  • Slide 23 of 47: UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks at a news conference in the Capitol to call for aid for the Flint water crisis be included in the government funding bill, September 27, 2016. From left, Reps. Bobby Scott, D-Va., Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., also appear. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
  • Slide 24 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Charlie Rose attends New York Magazine's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Katz's Delicatessen on October 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 25 of 47: TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - JUNE 21: Oliver Stone poses for a picture during the Starmus Festival on June 21, 2017 in Trondheim, Norway. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
  • Slide 26 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Honoree Roy Price attends Museum of the Moving Image Award for Achievement in Media and Entertainment at Park Hyatt Hotel New York on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Museum of the Moving Image )
  • Slide 27 of 47: JERSEY CITY, NJ - MAY 05: Magician David Blaine attends Genius Gala 6.0 at Liberty Science Center on May 5, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Liberty Science Center)
  • Slide 28 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Director James Toback attends the Museum of the Moving Image 30th Annual Salute at 583 Park Avenue on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
  • Slide 29 of 47: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Mark Halperin from Showtime's 'The Circus' attends the Showtime-presented finale reception and discusson of the second season of THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH at The Newseum on May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Showtime)
  • Slide 30 of 47: FILE - In this March 18, 2015 file photo, former Associated Press Vice President and Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes poses for a photo at AP headquarters, in New York. The Associated Press said it received a single complaint of "unwelcome and inappropriate verbal communication" by former executive Michael Oreskes, who lost his job as National Public Radio newsroom chief following sexual harassment reports. Oreskes was vice president and senior managing editor at the AP from 2008 to 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Zoeller, File)
  • Slide 31 of 47: LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: Comedian Andy Dick at Rock To Recovery at The Fonda Theatre on October 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images)
  • Slide 32 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Garrison Keillor performs at City Winery on October 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
  • Slide 33 of 47: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 1: Eddie Berganza (L) and Geoff Johns attend Wondercon 2011 at Moscone Center on April 1, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
  • Slide 34 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Playwright Israel Horovitz attends the 'Out Of The Mouths Of Babes' Off-Broadway Photo Opportunity at MTC Rehearsal Studios on May 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
  • Slide 35 of 47: MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini poses for a photo the pavilion of the United States Of America during Expo 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho on May 28, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
  • Slide 36 of 47: CAPTION: CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Politico reporter Glenn Thrush talks with Julie Mason while recording an episode of 'The Press Pool' at Quicken Loans Arena on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
  • Slide 37 of 47: HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Matthew Weiner attends Cinema's Legacy conversation for 'Flirting with Disaster' at the 2016 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 11, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  • Slide 38 of 47: THE ROYALS -- Pictured: (l-r) Screenwriter Mark Schwahn at The Royals premier party at The Top of The Standard on March 9, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
  • Slide 39 of 47: MIAMI BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 29: André Balazs Attends the White Cube & Soho Beach House Party To Celebrate Anselm Kiefer During Art Basel Miami 2016 at Soho Beach House on November 29, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Soho Beach House)
  • Slide 40 of 47: Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in Dora, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
  • Slide 41 of 47: LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Producer Hamilton Fish attends the premiere of 'Food Chains' at the Los Angeles Theater Center on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
  • Slide 42 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Knight Landesman attended the Independent Art Fair at Spring Studios on March 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
  • Slide 43 of 47: FILE - In this June 9, 2013 file photo, literary editor Leon Wieseltier poses for a photograph in Tel Aviv, Israel. Accused of sexually harassing numerous women, he was removed from the masthead of The Atlantic magazine and has apologized for his behavior. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
  • Slide 44 of 47: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Photographer Terry Richardson attends the Adam Selman fashion show during, New York Fashion Week at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
  • Slide 45 of 47: SAGAPONACK, NY - JULY 23: Chef John Besh attends the Hamptons Magazine & Audi Host a Luxury Ride & Drive Experience at Chef's & Champagne at Wolffer Estate Vineyard on July 23, 2016 in Sagaponack, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)
  • Slide 46 of 47: Tech blogger Robert Scoble wears Google Glass at the Dublin web summit being held at the RDS in Dublin.
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Morgan Spurlock

The "Super Size Me" director confessed about his sexually abusive behavior towards women in a series of tweets on Dec. 14, 2017. Titled "I am Part of the Problem," he wrote, "As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder “who will be next?” I wonder, “when will they come for me?” You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem. I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well..." He stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets.

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Russell Simmons

The co-founder of Def Jam Recordings was first accused by model Keri Claussen Khalighi of coercing her into performing sexual acts when she was 17. Following that, more women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault and harassment. Disputing the allegations, Simmons responded, “These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual... Some former business, creative and romantic partners have aired grievances as claims I categorically reject. In some of these instances, financial motives and direct contradictory witness testimony has been supplied to the media, which has been completely left out of stories.”

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Tavis Smiley

The talk show host was suspended by PBS on Dec. 13, 2017, over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The official statement from PBS noted, "PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision." Smiley took to Facebook to respond, "If having a consensual relationship with a colleague years ago is the stuff that leads to this kind of public humiliation and personal destruction, heaven help us. This has gone too far. And, I, for one, intend to fight back."

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Mario Batali

The celebrity chef quit from his restaurant business and ABC show "The Chew" on Dec. 11, 2017, after multiple allegations of his inappropriate behavior had come to light. Not denying the allegations, Batali released a statement, "I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family."

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Dustin Hoffman

The actor was accused by at least three women for inappropriate behavior during the 1980s and early '90s, including actress Kathryn Rossetter and author Anna Graham Hunter. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman asserted, “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable position. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

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Bryan Singer

The “X-Men” director was sued for allegedly raping a teenage boy in 2003. Denying the allegations, a Singer representative noted, “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now.”

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Al Franken

The Minnesota senator was accused of sexual misconduct by broadcaster Leeann Tweeden, when the two performed together in 2006 at a USO Tour. This was followed by another allegation by a woman named Lindsay Menz. Franken responded to the allegations by Tweeden thus, “The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women. There’s more I want to say, but the first and most important thing—and if it’s the only thing you care to hear, that’s fine—is: I’m sorry.” On Dec. 7, Franken announced his resignation and stated, “All women deserved to be heard and their experiences taken seriously.”

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Kevin Spacey

Actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. He took to Twitter to respond to the allegations, “I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.” This was followed by multiple accusations, including by actors Roberto Cavazos and Harry Dreyfuss. He has been fired from “House of Cards” and was replaced in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.” His representatives said that “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”

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Jeremy Piven

The “Entourage” actor was first accused by Ariane Bellamar of behaving inappropriately with her on set. It was followed by other allegations by actress Cassidy Freeman and another woman named Tiffany Bacon Scourby. Piven refuted the claims and said, “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn't happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”

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Brett Ratner

At least six women, including Olivia Munn, Jaime Ray Newman and Natasha Henstridge, came forward to allege that the director had harassed or assaulted them. His lawyer denied the allegations saying, “I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.” Ratner himself commented that he will “step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities.” He further added, “I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”

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Jeffrey Tambor

The actor was accused of harassment by two transgender women from his critically-acclaimed show “Transparent.” Denying the allegations, Tambor commented, “I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.” The actor has since left the show.

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Richard Branson

A backup singer for Joss Stone, Antonia Jenae called out the Virgin Group CEO for sexual assault on his private island in the British Virgin Islands in 2010. Branson’s representative responded to the accusations, “Everyone appeared to enjoy their time on the island. Richard has no recollection of this matter and neither do his family and friends, who were with him on the island at the time…. There would never have been any intention to offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable in any way, and Richard apologizes if anyone felt that way during their time on the island.”

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John Lasseter

The chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios was accused of inappropriate behavior toward colleagues and collaborators. On Nov. 21, he announced a six-month leave of absence, acknowledging “missteps” with employees and apologized for his actions.

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George H.W. Bush

The former U.S. president was accused of inappropriate behavior by several women, including actress Heather Lind. His spokesperson addressed the allegations thus, “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke—and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”

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Ben Affleck

The actor was accused by actress and former MTV host Hilarie Burton and makeup artist Annamarie Tendler of inappropriate behavior. Affleck took to Twitter to respond to Burton’s allegations, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.” In an interview to the Associated Press on Nov. 5, he said he’s “looking at my own behavior and addressing that and making sure I’m part of the solution.”

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Bob Weinstein

The younger Weinstein sibling was accused of making repeated romantic advances toward Amanda Segel, an executive producer of “The Mist” in 2016. The alleged harassment went on for about three months, until Segel’s lawyer informed Weinstein Company executives that she’d leave the show if it doesn’t stop. Weinstein’s lawyer responded to the allegations thus, “Variety’s story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it. There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment.”

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Nick Carter

Member of the girl band Dream, Melissa Schuman accused the Backstreet Boys singer of rape in a blog post on Nov. 2. She noted that a 22-year-old Carter raped her when she was 18 years old. Carter denied the allegations and released a statement to People magazine: “I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.”

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Steven Seagal

Actresses Portia De Rossi, Jenny McCarthy and Rae Dawn Chong have come out accusing the actor of making unwanted sexual advances. There have been other cases too, where women have claimed that he behaved inappropriately with them. Neither Seagal nor his representatives have made any public comments.

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Louis CK

The Emmy Award-winning comedian has been accused by at least five women of sexual misconduct. Confirming the allegations, he released a statement on Nov. 10, “I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.”

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Matt Lauer

The NBC host was fired on Nov. 29, following accusations by a female colleague regarding sexual misconduct during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Following which, there were allegations by at least two other women. Lauer addressed the allegations thus, “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

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Ed Westwick

The “Gossip Girl” actor was first accused of rape by actress Kristina Cohen, followed by former actress Aurélie Wynn. Responding to Cohen’s allegations, Westwick responded on social media thus, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”

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Andrew Kreisberg

The executive producer of the CW shows “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Flash,” was fired by Warner Bros. after accusations by about 19 women. Kreisberg denied the allegations and stated, “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”

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John Conyers

The Democrat has been accused of sexual harassment toward female staffers in his office. He responded it in a statement, “To the extent the House determines to look further at these issues, I will fully cooperate with an investigation.” Previously in 2015, he settled one claim of harassment but vehemently denied the allegation.

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Charlie Rose

At least eight women accused the television host of making unwanted sexual advances toward them. He was fired by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg on Nov. 21. In a statement to The Washington Post, Rose stated, “It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

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Oliver Stone

Former Playboy model Carrie Stevens accused the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and writer of groping her at a party in the 1990s. Stone hasn’t yet responded to her allegations. He, however, had stirred controversy while responding to Weinstein’s accusations, “It’s not easy what he’s going through. I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial. I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system.”

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Roy Price

The Amazon Studio's chief resigned after Isa Hackett, a producer on the series “The Man in the High Castle,” accused him of sexual misconduct in 2015.

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David Blaine

The magician was accused of rape by model Natasha Prince in an interview to The Daily Beast. She claimed that the incident occurred in London, U.K., in 2004. Scotland Yard is currently investigating the allegations. Denying the claim, Blaine’s spokesperson sated, “My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004. If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide.”

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James Toback

The veteran writer and director has been accused by over 200 women of harassment and assault, including actress Rachel McAdams, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. He denied the allegations, stating that he never met them or only did “for five minutes and have no recollection.” He further added that it was “biologically impossible” for him to engage in the acts as he is in under medication for diabetes and a heart condition.

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Mark Halperin

The political journalist was accused by over 10 women of sexually harassing them when he served as political director at ABC News. In a statement to CNN, Halperin commented, “I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.” He has been fired from MSNBC and NBC News while his associations with HBO, Showtime and Penguin Press have also been cancelled.

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Michael Oreskes

The NPR news chief was accused by at least eight women of harassing them while he was a bureau chief with The New York Times in the 1990s. Oreskes, who resigned from his post on Nov. 1, stated, “I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt. My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility.”

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Andy Dick

The actor was accused of making unwanted sexual advances, following which he was fired from the film “Raising Buchanan.” In an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, Dick stated, “I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing. It’s me being funny. I’m not trying to sexually harass people.”

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Garrison Keillor

The creator and former host of “A Prairie Home Companion” was ousted from Minnesota Public Radio on Nov. 29 following allegations of “inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.” In a statement released by Keillor, he remarked, “I’ve been fired over a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard. Most stories are.”

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Eddie Berganza

At least three women have accused the DC Comics editor of sexual harassment. While Berganza has not commented so far, DC Comics has suspended him and stated, “There will be a prompt and yet careful review into next steps as it relates to the allegations against him, and the concerns our talent, employees and fans have shared. DC continues to be extremely committed to creating a safe and secure working environment for our employees and everyone involved in the creation of our comic books.”

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Israel Horovitz

The playwright-director was accused by at least nine women, with one alleging rape. Responding to the allegations, Horovitz told The New York Times that he has “a different memory of some of these events, I apologize with all my heart to any woman who has ever felt compromised by my actions, and to my family and friends who have put their trust in me. To hear that I have caused pain is profoundly upsetting, as is the idea that I might have crossed a line with anyone who considered me a mentor.”

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Johnny Iuzzini

The celebrity pastry chef was accused of making unwanted sexual advances on his female colleagues during his time at the Jean-Georges restaurant between 2009 and 2011. Refuting the allegations, Iuzzini said, “Many of the other allegations are inaccurate, others I do not recall and none were meant to hurt people.”

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Glenn Thrush

The White House correspondent for The New York Times, who has been suspended following the allegations, was accused by at least four women to have behaved inappropriately with them. In a statement to Vox, Thrush stated, “I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable.”

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Matthew Weiner

The “Mad Men” creator was accused by Emmy Award-winning writer Kater Gordon of passing a lewd comment during a writing session. Weiner’s representative denied the allegations and stated, “Mr. Weiner spent eight to 10 hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who started on Mad Men as his writer’s assistant. He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.”

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Mark Schwahn

The “One Tree Hill” showrunner was suspended from his current show “The Royals” following multiple accusations by several cast and crew members from both the series. He has not publicly addressed the allegations yet.

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André Balazs

The hotelier, who had previously dated Uma Thurman, was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Among the accusers is Amanda Anka, the wife of actor Jason Bateman. Balazs hasn’t responded to the allegations so far.

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Roy Moore

The Republican politician was accused of initiating sexual contact with at least four teenage girls when he was in his 30s. This was followed by more accusations. He released a statement saying, “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and The Washington Post on this campaign.” After the allegations, the Republican National Committee withdrew funding for his campaign.

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Hamilton Fish

The publisher and president of The New Republic was accused of misbehavior by several women. In addition to resigning from his post, Fish also wrote an email to his former employees, “As I understand it, some employees, to my deep dismay, complained this week that my presence had led them to feel uncomfortable at The New Republic. Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the workplace. Many men have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do, and I hope for and encourage that new direction.”

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Knight Landesman

The art industry titan was accused by at least nine women for sexually harassing them. He has since resigned as publisher of the Artforum magazine. Responding to the allegations, he wrote, “I fully recognize that I have tested certain boundaries, which I am working hard to correct. I have never willfully or intentionally harmed anyone. However, I am fully engaged in seeking help to insure that my behavior with both friends and colleagues is above reproach in the future.”

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Leon Wieseltier

Multiple women came forward to accuse The New Republic editor of sexual misconduct, following which he was fired from the Emerson Collective. Apologizing for his actions, Wieseltier said, “For my offenses against some of my colleagues in the past I offer a shaken apology and ask for their forgiveness. The women with whom I worked are smart and good people. I am ashamed to know that I made any of them feel demeaned and disrespected. I assure them I will not waste this reckoning.”

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Terry Richardson

Post-Weinstein, allegations against the fashion photographer resurfaced when many models accused him of harassment and exploitation. Condé Nast, Valentino and Bulgari are some brands that have pledged to never work with him. Richardson’s spokesperson stated, “He is an artist who has been known for his sexually explicit work, so many of his professional interactions with subjects were sexual and explicit in nature but all of the subjects of his work participated consensually.”

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John Besh

Over 20 women have accused the celebrity chef and owner of the Besh Restaurant Group of sexual misconduct. After the allegations, he quit from his post and also released a statement, “I alone am entirely responsible for my moral failings. This is not the way the head of a company like ours should have acted, let alone a husband and father. But it should not taint our incredible team of more than 1,000 employees, nor undermine our unyielding commitment to treating everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of gender, race, age and sexual preference.”

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Robert Scoble

The tech blogger was accused by several women in Silicon Valley of sexual assault. Since then, he has resigned as partner of the Transformation Group but denied the allegations. He wrote on his blog, “Even the most rudimentary fact check by news outlets would have caught a few obvious things. If I were guilty of all the things said about me, I would still not be in a position to have sexually harassed anyone.”

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Andy Signore

The senior vice-president of content at Defy Media was accused by multiple women of harassment and misconduct. While he has been fired from his position, Signore hasn’t publicly addressed the allegations yet. His lawyer has denied them.

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