Following accusations of sexual harassment and rape, Harvey Weinstein has lost his job and his family. Given that the LAPD is investigating him, he may even lose his freedom.
What began as a scandal over one mega-producer's alleged sexual misconduct has taken on a powerful life of its own.
Countless women -- and men -- came forward and shared their #MeToo stories, talking about incidents in childhood or adulthood in which they were sexually harassed or assaulted. In many cases, these individuals had held onto stories, afraid or ashamed to share them, for years or even decades.
The average #MeToo story comes from everyday people and often don't name the people who wronged them. Many don't even know the men's names.
However, a number of celebrities and non-celebrities alike have come forward and their #MeToo stories are naming the names of powerful men.
Directors, producers, and actors who have for years used social pressure, Hollywood culture, wealth, and celebrity status to remain above reproach are suddenly being called out so loudly that even they cannot ignore it.
It's not fun to wonder if someone you once admired might be next, but surely we would all rather know the truth than to live in blissful ignorance.
Some of these powerful men have admitted to having done wrong. Others are fiercely denying the allegations against them, even when it's their word against dozens -- or more.
It seems that more accused sexual predators are named every day, so here's a running list of the powerful figures who have been called out for alleged sexual misconduct.
1. Chris Hardwick
2. James Franco
3. Harvey Weinstein
4. Brett Ratner
5. Louis C.K.
6. Ed Westwick
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- Louis C.K., David Blaine, Kevin Spacey
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