Jodi Cantor and Meghan Twohey of the New York Times published their investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged cover-up of his decades-long habit of sexual harassment and assault on this day five years ago. Fresh accusers and defendants rose from the ashes of that horrible reckoning after months or even years had gone by, and it is still ongoing today. This week, a number of prominent #MeToo instances have come together, with Harvey Weinstein serving as the main protagonist once again.
The disgraced movie producer, Kevin Spacey, Paul Haggis, and Danny Masterson will all go on trial this month for actions that came to light when #MeToo was still raging in the entertainment world. On Thursday in New York, a federal court will open Spacey’s trial.
Anthony Rapp, a fellow actor, claims that he assaulted Spacey in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old at Spacey’s Manhattan home. In his civil trial, the “Rent” and “Star Trek” actor, who was the first to accuse Spacey of misconduct in 2017, is demanding $40 million. This is the first time Spacey will go before a jury after other men made allegations of misconduct against him.
People are calling for the Spacey trial to be televised on television. Additional allegations against Spacey prompted criminal proceedings in the UK, where he entered a not-guilty plea this summer and will stand trial again next June. They also caused Netflix’s “House of Cards” to fire him.
This past summer, a judge upheld MRC, the producer of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” in his $31 million damage claim. One of Kevin Spacey’s detractors later committed suicide after he threatened them in a YouTube video. Check out the tweets below and stay tuned to Thirsty for the latest news and update.
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