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Apr 27, 2020. 16 comments

Chris Matthews Says Complaints About His 'Inappropriate' Behavior at MSNBC Were 'Highly Justified'

Chris Matthews Says Complaints About His 'Inappropriate' Behavior at MSNBC Were 'Highly Justified'

It sounds like former MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews has been doing some self-reflecting since he

resigned (on air!) from his longtime hosting gig on Hardball in March.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Matthews addressed journalist Laura Bassett’s

allegation that he made gross and inappropriate comments toward her when she appeared on his show. Bassett wrote about the harassment for HuffPost...

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Mar 17, 2020. 10 comments

How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement

How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement

BERKELEY, Calif.—Last month, a list appeared, scrawled with thick black marker on a stall door in a girls’ bathroom at Berkeley High School. “Boys to watch out 4,” it read. Six names followed, each appearing alongside allegations including “rapist” and “susAF” (suspicious as fuck). Written next to the list were instructions: “add names if you want,” “stay safe, ladies,” and “support each other...

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Mar 03, 2020. 4 comments

The Recording Academy Has Officially Fired Former President and CEO Deborah Dugan

The Recording Academy Has Officially Fired Former President and CEO Deborah Dugan

Former President and CEO of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, has been

officially fired , NPR reports. The organization, responsible for the Grammy Awards, told its members on Monday, “This decision of the Board, with full support of the Executive Committee, was based on: Two exhaustive, costly independent investigations relating to Ms. Dugan and the allegations made against her and by...

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Mar 03, 2020. 22 comments

Bloomberg Allegedly Didn't Want 'Fat Women' Representing His Company, and Other Fucked Up Tales

Bloomberg Allegedly Didn't Want 'Fat Women' Representing His Company, and Other Fucked Up Tales
Barf Bag Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Don’t you just love that slow drip, drip, drip of stories about presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg being an absolute creep? It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and on Sunday, Business Insider published a fresh batch of nauseating allegations for everyone to pore over.

Forty...

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Feb 29, 2020. 10 comments

A Collection of the Creepiest Shit Michael Bloomberg Has Allegedly Said to and About Women

A Collection of the Creepiest Shit Michael Bloomberg Has Allegedly Said to and About Women

“It was 30 years ago, get over it,”

Michael Bloomberg ’s girlfriend, Diana Taylor, told CBS after a Women for Bloomberg event in Texas. She was referring to the alleged “locker-room talk” that Bloomberg used freely in the workplace in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and the nondisclosure agreements that former employees signed, ensuring that whatever happened at Bloomberg LP stayed at Bloomberg LP. After...

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Feb 27, 2020. 23 comments

Bloomberg Showed Us How He Likes to Deal With Women

Bloomberg Showed Us How He Likes to Deal With Women

Michael Bloomberg’s lengthy career has been clouded by a trail of lawsuits and accusations from women claiming he made derogatory comments and fosters
a hostile workplace for women. And throughout it, Bloomberg has been able to brush off the accusations as off-color remarks, settling more serious matters out of court and throwing in nondisclosure agreements for good measure. His alleged...

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Feb 18, 2020. 6 comments

Antarctica Has a Sexual Harassment Problem Too

Antarctica Has a Sexual Harassment Problem Too

It’s apparent that where there are people, there is sexual harassment—and unfortunately, sparsely populated regions, such as Antarctica, have

proven to be no different.

In a new paper, Meredith Nash, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, makes the case that in order to curb harassment in far-flung areas, such as Antarctic research stations, the structure of...

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Jan 31, 2020. 8 comments

Lisa Vanderpump's Dog Foundation is Facing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Lisa Vanderpump's Dog Foundation is Facing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

One of Lisa Vanderpump’s businesses is facing legal action. And no, this isn’t about that lawsuit against Lisa and her husband Ken Todd allegedly failing to

pay their employees’ wages .

According to Page Six, this lawsuit was filed against the Vanderpump Dog Foundation by a former employee, Damiana Guzman. Guzman is claiming that she worked as a dog groomer for the foundation for two months...

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Jan 31, 2020.

The Recording Academy Crisis Is Bigger Than the Grammys

The Recording Academy Crisis Is Bigger Than the Grammys

When the Grammys aired on Sunday, it ended up being an especially grim version of an awards show that has existed in a state of slow decay for years. Kobe Bryant’s sudden death loomed over speeches at the Staples Center, and a series of confounding performances from artists like Camilla Cabello and Blake Shelton, with Gwen Stefani, were a new low for a show that has been consistently ghosted...

Jan 29, 2020.

SAG-AFTRA Releases Guidelines for Intimacy Coordinators on Sets

SAG-AFTRA Releases Guidelines for Intimacy Coordinators on Sets

On Wednesday, the SAG-AFTRA union issued a four-page guide listing a series of protocols for the use of intimacy coordinators on set.

Intimacy coordinators help ensure scenes involving nudity, sex, or rape, are properly choreographed so actors feel comfortable, and since a wave of MeToo stories hit Hollywood, the demand for intimacy coordinators has spiked.

The guidelines, the Los Angeles...

Dec 20, 2019. 3 comments

Survivor Has Always Been a Show About Who Can Be the Shittiest Person

Survivor Has Always Been a Show About Who Can Be the Shittiest Person

“Outwit, outplay, outlast,” could be the slogan for pretty much any game that’s designed to break down relations between its players. But it’s particularly pertinent as the tag line of Survivor, a reality competition that—much like Jumanji, without any of the magic or knife-throwing monkeys—has always been played at the expense of the participant.

Survivor, a show that bred a new,...

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Dec 19, 2019. 1 comments

Best of Luck to Uber as It Tries to Fix Shitty Company Culture With $4.4 Million to Gender Discrimination Victims

Best of Luck to Uber as It Tries to Fix Shitty Company Culture With $4.4 Million to Gender Discrimination Victims

Uber agreed to pay $4.4 million to compensate victims of sexual harassment and retaliation after an extensive investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Wednesday. It applies to people who were harassed or experienced retaliation after Jan. 1, 2014.

Furthermore, the company will “create a system” to identify repeat harassers and managers who fail to...

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Dec 19, 2019. 15 comments

Ruth Wilson Reportedly Quit The Affair After Being 'Cajoled' Into Unnecessary Nude Scenes

Ruth Wilson Reportedly Quit The Affair After Being 'Cajoled' Into Unnecessary Nude Scenes

In 2018, actor Ruth Wilson left her starring role on the Showtime hit The Affair, with no explanation as to why she would leave an Emmy-nominated series at the height of its popularity. As it turns out, the simplest explanation is correct: The Affair was, like so many work environments, apparently a shitty place for women.

Though The Affair was co-created by a woman, Sarah Treem, and boasted...

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Dec 18, 2019. 3 comments

CBS Belatedly Introduces New Steps for Reporting Sexual Harassment on Survivor

CBS Belatedly Introduces New Steps for Reporting Sexual Harassment on Survivor

Following reports that two Survivor contestants faked harassment complaints to get another contestant (who experienced real harassment on the show) kicked off, CBS has announced it will take steps to avoid instances of misconduct while filming. This includes the addition of an on-site professional and “anti-harassment, unconscious bias and sensitivity training on location,” according to...

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Dec 13, 2019. 11 comments

Pentagon Report Finds Top Official Sexually Harassed Three Women

Pentagon Report Finds Top Official Sexually Harassed Three Women

A top Pentagon official officially sexually harassed three women and created a hostile working environment, according to a report from the Pentagon Inspector General’s office published on Thursday. The official, Guy Roberts, the former assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, resigned in April.

According to the report, Roberts made “inappropriate...

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Dec 12, 2019. 13 comments

Harvey Weinstein is Reportedly Close to a Settlement: Pay Accusers $25 Million, but Admit No Wrongdoing

Harvey Weinstein is Reportedly Close to a Settlement: Pay Accusers $25 Million, but Admit No Wrongdoing

Two years after being

accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women, Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a tentative settlement that will allow him to pay damages without ever admitting that he sexually harassed or assaulted anyone.

According to the New York Times, the more than 30 actors and former employees of Weinstein and the Weinstein Company who have filed lawsuits...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Dec 10, 2019. 9 comments

Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 7 More Women

Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 7 More Women

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has been accused of sexual misconduct by seven more women, Page Six reports. These accusations include “non-consensual kissing,” “aggressive touching,” and “unwanted licking... and biting,” dating back to 2001. With the addition of these seven women, Gooding Jr. faces 22 allegations of harassment and groping.

The new allegations were presented by Manhattan prosecutors...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Nov 30, 2019. 15 comments

Plácido Domingo, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Seems Mad That Times Have Changed

Plácido Domingo, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Seems Mad That Times Have Changed

Since MeToo has evolved into a broader cultural movement, in which mostly women have felt ever-so-slightly more able to speak up about their experiences sexual harassment and assault, some men have expressed feeling troubled that now, things just aren’t the way they used to be—that bad behavior and exertions of power they expected to be tolerated now aren’t so much. (That, of course, is the...

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Nov 22, 2019. 20 comments

Unclear Why The Hollywood Reporter Is Honoring a Man and a Racist at Gala for Women

Unclear Why The Hollywood Reporter Is Honoring a Man and a Racist at Gala for Women

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow is going to be getting an award at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment gala in December. Farrow will get the award from former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. Were there any other journalists whose excellent work on the harassment and assault of women in Hollywood to be honored?

Catch and Kill is an excellent book — Farrow’s

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Nov 18, 2019. 10 comments

New CBS Sexual Harassment Infrastructure Seems to be Working Just as Poorly as Previous Policy

New CBS Sexual Harassment Infrastructure Seems to be Working Just as Poorly as Previous Policy

Two women quit the CBS sitcom “Carol’s Second Act” after, they allege, the network’s new sexual harassment policy failed them after David Hunt (show star Patricia Heaton’s husband), was accused of inappropriately touching a staff writer on and off set.

Writer Broti Gupta, 25, made a formal complaint against Hunt, who is an executive producer on the show, in early September, alleging Hunt...

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