Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart (originally Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) is being criticized for previously laughing off sexual harassment allegations against his friend and co-ethnic Louis C.K.
The rapid fall of media mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey following reports of sexual harassment and assault shook the entertainment world — and has prompted the airing of allegations against other Hollywood power players.
Here are the Hollywood men who have been accused of sexual assault or harassment since the Weinstein scandal broke:
Ben Affleck, 45, known for Argo and Good Will Hunting, was accused of groping MTV host Hilarie Burton during a 2003 appearance on Total Request Live. He issued an apology on Oct. 11, tweeting, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.” His apology came a day after he condemned Weinstein’s behavior towards women.
Louis C.K. (Louis Székely), 50, an actor and comedian known for his vulgar humor, was accused of sexual misconduct by five woman in an exposé published by The New York Times on Nov. 9. In the piece, comedian Dana Min Goodman claims C.K. exposed himself and started masturbating in front of her and fellow comedian Julia Wolov in his hotel room during a comedy festival in 2002. Comedian Abby Schachner alleges she heard C.K. masturbating during a phone conversation with him in 2003. Comedian Rebecca Corry claims the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of her while they were appearing on a television pilot together in 2005; she declined. The anonymous accuser claims she was working in production at The Chris Rock Show in her 20s when the comedian repeatedly ask her to watch him masturbate. The Times reports C.K. and his publicist would not comment on the allegations for the story.
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