NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’
If they live in a glass house, they should keep their mouths shut; or something like that.
Matt Lauer Fields Storm of Criticism
It was a high-stakes political moment, far from the chummier confines of the “Today” show and, for Matt Lauer, NBC’s stalwart of the morning, a chance to prove his broadcasting mettle on the presidential stage.
The consensus afterward was not kind.
Charged with overseeing a live prime-time forum with Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton — widely seen as a dry run of sorts for the coming presidential debates — Mr. Lauer found himself besieged on Wednesday evening by critics of all political stripes, who accused the anchor of unfairness, sloppiness and even sexism in his handling of the event.
It is truly mind-boggling all of the HOLIER THEN THOU that are getting the axe. They have welded and abused their power for years and hopefully are getting their payback.
Here is a list of the prominent men accused of sexual misconduct since Harvey Weinstein
Longtime “Today” host Matt Lauer was fired by NBC over “inappropriate workplace behavior.” NBC said it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer, but that “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated” incident. Lauer is one of several high-profile journalists to be ousted recently, after accusations of sexual harassment in recent weeks, including Charlie Rose, who was dropped by CBS and PBS, after a Washington Post report that detailed years of alleged sexual misconduct with several women. Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, formerly of Fox News, also have faced allegations of sexual harassment.
At least 15 people have accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct since the Weinstein story broke, five of whom said they were teens at the time. Most notably, Anthony Rapp, an actor on “Star Trek: Discovery,” told Buzzfeed that Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was 14. Spacey apologized to Rapp and also came out as gay in the apology. He is not involved in the production of Netflix’s “House of Cards” at this time.
Three women have accused Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct. One woman, Tiffany Bacon Scourby, described their encounter, saying Piven jumped on top of her, rubbed his genitals against her body and ejaculated on her white turtleneck. He has vehemently denied all three allegations.
Tambor, who has won two acting Emmys for his portrayal of a transgender woman on the Amazon series “Transparent,” has been accused of sexual misconduct by two people. One of his accusers is a transgender actress named Trace Lysette. Tambor has denied the allegations, but apologized if his actions were misinterpreted. His future on the show is in doubt.
The Washington Post reported Nov. 9, 2017, that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has a history of making sexual advances towards a 14-year-old girl while he was in his 30s. The Post also reported that he pursued relationships with other teens. The New Yorker reported that Moore had been banned from an Alabama mall because of his predatory behavior towards young girls, though the mall, according to Snopes, doesn’t have records that date back that far. Moore has denied all of the allegations against him. Election day in Alabama is Dec. 12, 2017.
Buzzfeed reported Nov. 17, 2017, that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being investigated by the NFL for allegedly groping a female Uber driver in Arizona in 2016. Winston has denied the allegation, saying the accuser was confused about the number of people present in the car when the alleged incident took place. The league’s investigation into Winston will not be complete by the end of the 2017-2018 season, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Winston was also accused of rape in 2012 as a student at Florida State University. No charges were ever filed, but he settled a civil lawsuit with his accuser.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Andy Dick was fired from a movie after being accused of sexual harassment and misconduct on set. His behavior included groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing and/or licking and sexual propositions, according to the Reporter. Dick denied he groped anyone, but admitted he may have kissed and licked people.
The comedian has admitted to allegations reported by The New York Times that he masturbated in front of multiple women without their consent. Before the story came out, his movie “I Love You, Daddy” and an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were canceled.
Toback has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by more than 200 women, with the Los Angeles Times doing the brunt of that reporting. Ellen Pompeo of “Grey’s Anatomy” also told USA Today that Toback once asked her to get naked in a movie. Toback has not publicly responded to the allegations.
George H.W. Bush
About seven women have come forward to accuse the 41st U.S. president of inappropriately touching them during photo ops. Bush, now 93, has apologized for most of the incidents.
The former journalist has been accused of sexual harassment by five different women. He admitted in a statement to CNN that he did pursue relationships with women he previously worked with. He left his contributor posts at MSNBC and NBC News and lost a book deal and an HBO project after the allegations came out.
Two women have accused the Minnesota senator and former comedian of inappropriately touching them. Franken has apologized for one of those incidents. The New York Post also reported that Franken touched Huffington Post co-founder Ariana Huffington on the breast and buttocks during a 2000 photo shoot. Huffington tweeted on Nov. 21 that she felt the photo shoot was satirical, not inappropriate.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the hip hop mogul tried to force a model to have intercourse with him, but eventually relented and coerced her to perform oral sex. Simmons denied the allegation vehemently in a statement to the newspaper.
Six women originally accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment or misconduct, according to a Nov. 1 report the Los Angeles Times. However, in the story about Russell Simmons, the newspaper said more women have shared stories about Ratner than the original six. Ratner has denied the accusations.
Thrush, a well-known political reporter for The New York Times, has been accused by several young women of sexually inappropriate behavior. The story, originally reported by Vox, caused The New York Times to suspend Thrush.
A former model and actor told The Hollywood Reporter that Takei groped him in Takei’s Los Angeles condominium. Takei denied the account.
The Daily Mail and the Baltimore Post-Examiner both published stories Nov. 16 alleging the “Rocky” actor sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in 1986. A rep for Stallone denied the reports.
The famous TV journalist has been accused by multiple women of sexual misbehavior, including harassment, lewd phone calls and more. CBS has terminated its contract with Rose, and PBS has dropped his long-running interview show.
The Democratic congressman from Michigan settled a complaint in 2015 alleging that he fired a woman from his staff after she rejected his sexual advances, according to Buzzfeed. A second woman accused him of sexual harassment this year, Buzzfeed later reported. Conyers has admitted to the financial settlement, but has denied misconduct. He stepped down from his top spot on the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 26.
The Hollywood Reporter published a report Nov. 21 detailing the Disney/Pixar chief creative officer’s pattern of alleged sexual misconduct. Lasseter wrote to his staff the same day that he would be taking a six-month leave of absence after what he described as “missteps.”
Warner Bros. TV Group is investigating the executive producer of shows like “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “The Flash” for a pattern of sexual misbehavior, according to Variety. Fifteen women and four men who have worked with him told Variety about his past misconduct. Kreisberg denies the allegations.
The Backstreet Boy has been accused of rape by former teen pop artist Melissa Schuman, according to PEOPLE. Carter denied the accusation.
Bill O’Rilley’s exit was one of the most hush hush of all. It is reported that Billy Boy paid out 30 million to one of his accuser to keep a lid on his misconduct.
I have a strong feeling that there are going to be a lot more heads rolling before it is over. The guys I feel for are, the ones that are not guilty of any infraction but are being set up by some gold digger.
AS OUR WORLD WOBBLES OUT OF CONTROL
Keep your eyes to the sky. The Kid Dick-tator seems to be getting further and further out of line. How many times does he think he can continue with his threats before there will be serious action taken against him??
We have to know, sooner or later this crazed maniac will have to follow through with his threats or it will make him look like the punk/thug he is.