Which of these most privileged celebs are you following to see if justice is done—Ryan Seacrest, James Franco, Gerard Depardieu, Aziz Ansari, Dustin Hoffman, Asia Argento, or Sylvester Stallone? They’re among the over 250 people accused of sexually inappropriate behavior since #MeToo started.
Who will be the most privileged of all as 2019 moves forward? Thanks to mighty help from Vox, a trendy-left-leaning ezine, I can provide you a scorecard. Use the background info and basics Vox provides below on each of the 252 people accused since the #MeToo movement kicked into gear in 2017.
So, go to the list of names below and click the link to a person you’re interested in. Vox has listed the accused—mostly men—under five different categories.
The Accused are Already Most Privileged.
Most of the 252 accused are already most privileged due to talent (eg, entertainers), accomplishment (eg, writers), or wealth (eg, CEOs). Many of them, though, face an uncertain 2019. All but a few are male and so have benefited from male privilege. And some may continue to benefit from a society set up by men and run by men by and large until recently.
Ranging across the spectrum of age, success, race, and gender preference (e.g., Kevin Spacey to Morgan Freeman) 2019 will see more and more consequences meted out for the 252 already accused of sexual misconduct. Will some just continue to be embarrassed within small circles, or will some be found guilty of felony sexual assault? Kevin Spacey’s was formally charged with the latter just before Christmas last year.
See here for various reasons I’ve chosen Spacey as the ‘poster child’ for this blog. Besides the criminal charges against him leveled by actor Anthony Rapp, there’ve been accusations against Spacey spanning many decades. Like Bill Cosby and a couple of other celebs, it’s possible Spacey’s a serial sexual predator.
Will justice prevail, whatever your definition of justice, with Spacey and many others? If justice isn’t served, then that person stands to be among the most privileged of the privileged.
And who will mete it out to these most privileged of persons?
- The court of public opinion (informal boycotts of a CEO’s company, of a star’s movies, etc.)?
- Gatekeepers (PBS dropped Charley Rose, Today dropped Matt Lauer)?
- The criminal justice system (tho predating #MeToo, Bill Cosby is in prison now)?
- Divorce courts (partners can be very punitive, esp re child custody)?
Put your guess as to which will dish out consequences on your scorecard.
“To date, 252 celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others have been accused of sexual misconduct since April 2017.
[Here are the last names. Links to each of them, for keeping score, are below:]
“O’Reilly Ronaldo Hannity Kalanick Caldbeck Mcclure Sacca Kelly Bolling Polanski Elnashai Belove Jaegerpayne Knowles Weinstein Marchant Nelly Affleck Stone Price Trump Von Trier Grasham Weinstein Courtney Scoble Savino Blaine Steele Besh Toback Jennings Kath Landesman Wieseltier Guerrero Bush Halperin Baker Bocanegra Webster Fish Spacey Whalen Kelley Heatherton Piven Dick Oreskes Hoffman Ratner Carter Corn Masterson Rubin Venit Hafford Mendoza Marshall Westwick Tambor Knepper Simmons Balazs Weiner C.K. Moore Seagal Lebsock Smyre Takei Kreisberg Goddard Dreyfuss Wenner Berganza Nassar Jensen Schwahn Ingenito Sizemore Lacey Kruse Larsen Henry Jeremy Stallone Franken Zimmerman Miller Goodman Thrush Conyers Rose Lasseter Keillor Lauer Pishevar Farenthold Horovitz Hockenberry Kihuen Levine Dababneh Martins Singer Martinez Isaly Uresti Miles Stein Howard Franks Ford Jr. Ashbrook Heely Kozinski Mcnabb Weinberger Evans Taylor Faulk Lizza Batali Johnson Friedman Smiley Kern Murray Spurlock Scott Ogden Ramsey Miller Marshall Schwartz Lopate Hazen Lewandowski Mojica James Germano Creighton Hallowell Carrasquillo Ayers Harmon Butts Schultz Savage Tooker Braun Haggis Vereen Lee Greitens Klein Rosen Franco Ansari Testino Weber Kramer Muqtar Douglas Levinsohn Meehan Moore Lubin Kenneally Copperfield Strider Wynn Baio Walk Candappa Witty Pacelle Shapiro Marciano Cirrincione Zwerdling Klein Garcia Hutchison Crane Templer Bellemere Kadel Passos Sabal Demarchelier Kettle Sneed Ussery Handler Feinberg Krauss Berk Seacrest Domínguez Franklin Jones Alexie Isabella Ferro Reece Hybels Raniere Strampel Kricfalusi Nixon Sparks Jacoby Strong Mack Brokaw Cárdenas Johnson Díaz Schneiderman Vann Tyndall Tinsley Besson Jr. Freeman Hardwick Mellor Ayala Hill Caporella Rodriguez Kratochvil Day Watt Guilfoyle Coleman Sauer Moonves Ronell Argento Frieden Finlay Carlson Parneros Depardieu Striegel Keyes Kavanaugh Wilson
The list keeps getting longer.
Since April 2017, more than 250 powerful people-celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others-have been the subject of sexual harassment, assault, or other misconduct allegations. More survivors are coming forward nearly every day, many of them inspired and emboldened by those who have gone before.
Vox has compiled — and continues to update — a running list of influential people from a variety of industries who have faced new public accusations of sexual misconduct since Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was forced to resign in April 2017.
We decided to start our list with O’Reilly because his departure from Fox helped set the stage for reports against Harvey Weinstein — which, in turn, helped raise awareness around the #MeToo movement and kick off the reckoning around sexual misconduct that continues to this day, in Hollywood, Washington, and around the country.
Arts & Entertainment
147 [people in the A&E category] have been added to the list since it was first published in December 2017. We have also removed two people because we determined they did not fit the criteria for inclusion on the list. One was accused of inappropriate behavior toward women but was not publicly accused of sexual misconduct. The other was in an entry-level position and so was neither powerful nor influential. Click to view the accused in the following field :
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57 people in this category, eg, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose.
Business and Tech.
16 people, eg, Steve Wynn, Harold Ford Jr., Sam Isaly, Shervin Pishevar, and Caleb Jennings.
43 people, eg, Donald Trump, John Conyers, Al Franken, Roy Moore, and Brett Kavanaugh.
39 people, eg soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, and author and former teacher at Hotchkiss School Ron Carlson.
If you’d like, share your feelings with me (see Contact tab above) or my readers (use Comments below) about any of the above individuals. For example, what do you think of the last person above? Carlson is accused of sexual misconduct, including kissing and touching a female high school student at Hotchkiss prep in the 1970s.