Me Too and Time’s Up have changed the way we discuss sexual harassment, rape and sexual misconduct in the country. This week, Bill Cosby will be sentenced for his conviction on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging Andrea Constand before he sexually assaulted her at his Philadelphia home in 2004. However, Cosby is only one of many who are paying the price for sexual misconduct.
From actors to moguls to news commentators, many people have been held accountable after victims have come forward. Here are men (not all of them have been charged with a crime or found guilty of a crime) who have been taken down by the monumental movements.
1. Bill Cosby
After decades of accusations and a deposition that leaked in 2005 of the TV dad admitting to supplying drugs to women, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
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2. Russell Simmons
The mogul has been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment in situations that date back to 1983. The NYPD is reportedly investigating.
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3. Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley was accused of sexual harassment while at his PBS job. His show was cancelled and now PBS and Smiley are in an ongoing lawsuit. Smiley denies all accusations.
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4. Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by numerous women, from Rose McGowan to Lupita Nyong’o. He was removed from the Weinstein Company and has been charged with several counts of sexual assault—and has plead not guilty. He plans to fight the charges in court.
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5. Les Moonves
After being accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, Leslie Moonves resigned from his position as Chairman and CEO of CBS.
6. Kevin Spacey
More than a dozen men accused Spacey of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers. His character was killed off for the final season of House of Cards, and he lost countless acting jobs.
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7. Matt Lauer
After being accused of sexual misconduct by several women, Matt Lauer left NBC’s Today show. He was a co-host from 1997 to 2017.
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8. Paris Dennard
Paris Dennard, GOP commentator and die-hard Trump supporter, was outed for sexual harassment at Arizona State University in 2014. The reports resurfaced in August of 2018, he was “suspended” from CNN and hasn’t been seen on social media since.
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