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Sam Elliott: Weinstein Fallout Is ‘Best Thing That’s Happened to Hollywood in a Long Time’

Sam Elliott: Weinstein Fallout Is ‘Best Thing That’s Happened to Hollywood in a Long Time’
Sam Elliott defended the dozens of women who have accused disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, calling the movement “the best thing that’s happened to Hollywood in a long time.”

During the Variety Screening Series presented by FilmStruck, “The Hero” actor expressed his confidence in Weinstein’s fallout being an inflection point regarding sexual harassment at large.

“How can it not [be]? Once you’ve given that kind of strength that this unveiling has given to a given population — the women of the world — how can you take it back?,” he asked.

Elliott also conveyed his disappointment about how “women in this town have been put upon by the men in this business the way they have for so long.”

He added, “That’s not to say it’s not a two-way street for some. There’s a lot of girls who get into this game, and they’ll do anything to survive and thrive
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Anna Faris Reveals Director Sexually Harassed Her on Set: ‘It Made Me Feel Small’

Anna Faris Reveals Director Sexually Harassed Her on Set: ‘It Made Me Feel Small’
Anna Faris is the latest star to come forward about her experience with sexual harassment.

The “Mom” actress revealed on her “Unqualified” podcast that an unnamed director slapped her butt on the set of a movie she filmed early in her career.

“I was doing a scene where I was on a ladder and I was supposed to be taking books off a shelf and he slapped my a– in front of the crew so hard,” Faris said on Tuesday. “And all I could do was giggle.”

Faris said she didn’t know how to react in the moment so she made light of the situation to mitigate the impact.

“I remember looking around and I remember seeing the crew members being like, ‘Wait, what are you going to do about that? That seemed weird.’ And that’s how I dismissed it. I was like, ‘Well, this isn’t a thing. Like, it’s not
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Anna Faris Reveals Her Own Sexual Harassment Story with Director: 'It Made Me Feel Small'

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Anna Faris Reveals Her Own Sexual Harassment Story with Director: 'It Made Me Feel Small'
Actress, author, and podcast host Anna Faris is the latest star to come forward with a story about her experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood.

On the newest episode of her Unqualified podcast, Faris revealed her own uncomfortable encounter with a director on a movie set.

“I was doing a scene where I was on a ladder and I was supposed to be taking books off a shelf and he slapped my ass in front of the crew so hard,” said the Mom star. “And all I could do was giggle.”

Faris added, “I remember looking around and I remember
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Oscar Nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Announce Hollywood Sexual Assault Documentary

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Oscar Nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Announce Hollywood Sexual Assault Documentary
Kirby Dick (“The Invisible War”) and Amy Ziering (“The Hunting Ground”) are teaming up for a new documentary that will explore Hollywood’s history of sexual assault allegations and cover-ups. According to an official release, the untitled documentary will also “explore the culture that enables and protects them” and “provide a safe place for survivors to share their stories.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. Over the last several weeks, more than 40 women have gone on the record alleging the former head of The Weinstein Company of sexual harassment and/or abuse. Women who have accused Weinstein include Oscar winners like Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Actresses Rose McGowan and Asia Argento have accused Weinstein of rape.

Read More:It’s Time to Shatter the Harvey Myth: Weinstein Was Shitty at His Job

The Weinstein scandal has encouraged numerous women to
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Fired Nickelodeon Showrunner Apologizes After Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry’

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Chris Savino, the “Loud House” showrunner fired by Nickelodeon over multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has issued an apology for his behavior. “I am deeply sorry and I am ashamed,” Savino wrote in a note shared Monday on his personal Facebook page. “Although it was never my intention, I now understand that the impact of my actions and communications created an unacceptable environment,” he wrote. “At every stage of my career, I have sought to uplift my colleagues and cultivate a culture of respect. In this objective, I have failed. I should have known better, I should have acted better,
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Fired ‘The Loud House’ Creator Chris Savino Says He’s “Deeply Sorry” Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Four days after he was fired from Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House, Chris Savino has responded on Facebook to the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him. “I am deeply sorry and ashamed,” he wrote. "Although it was never my intention, I now understand that the impact of my actions and communications created an unacceptable environment. At every stage of my career, I have sought to uplift my colleagues and cultivate a culture of respect. In this…
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Fired Nickelodeon Showrunner Apologizes After Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

The Loud House creator Chris Savino, fired after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against him, has apologized.

Savino issued a statement on his personal Facebook page Monday, noting that he was "deeply sorry" and "ashamed" of his behavior.

"I am deeply sorry and I am ashamed. Although it was never my intention, I now understand the impact of my actions and communications created an uncomfortable environment," he wrote. "At every stage of my career, I have sought to uplift my colleagues and cultivate a culture of respect. In this objective, I have failed. I should have...
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James Toback Sexual Harassment Allegations Infuriate Hollywood: ‘Sack of S–t’

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James Toback Sexual Harassment Allegations Infuriate Hollywood: ‘Sack of S–t’
Director James Toback has been accused of sexual misconduct by 38 women, The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, and Hollywood is furious. Since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, scores of both women and men in the entertainment industry have come forward with their own stories of being harassed and assaulted over the course of their careers, with those accused including Apa agent Tyler Grasham and Nickelodeon show runner, Chris Savino. Now, many of the women who have taken it upon themselves to hold Hollywood accountable — including Weinstein accusers Rose McGowan and Asia Argento — had plenty to say about Toback’s...
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Female Animators Demand End to Sexual Harassment in Open Letter: "This Abuse Has Got to Stop"

More than 200 individuals in the animation industry have signed an open letter insisting on an end to sexual harassment in the workplace.

The letter was sent anonymously on Thursday to executives at major animation studios, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. It follows the reports of decades of sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, and Nickelodeon's firing of Chris Savino, the creator of the animated series Loud House, whom up to a dozen women have accused of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior.

"In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many of the women...
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Women in Animation Write Powerful Open Letter to End Sexual Harassment: ‘We Will No Longer Be Silent’

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Women in Animation Write Powerful Open Letter to End Sexual Harassment: ‘We Will No Longer Be Silent’
217 women and gender-nonconforming people working in animation have written an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment in their industry. The letter, which can be read in its entirety on the Los Angeles Times website, was sent to executives at major animation studios on October 19, including Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Sony, and DreamWorks.

“In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many of the women who work in animation have begun discussing more openly issues that we have dealt with quietly throughout our careers,” the letter says. “As we came together to share our stories of sexism, sexual harassment and, in some cases, sexual assault, we were struck by the pervasiveness of the problem.”

Read More:Nickelodeon Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator After Numerous Sexual Harassment Claims

The letter concludes: “We resolve to do everything we can to prevent anyone else from being victimized. We are united in our
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Creator of Nickelodeon's Loud House Fired After Harassment Allegations

Chris Savino, creator of the hit animated series The Loud House, has been fired from Nickelodeon after a string of sexual harassment allegations were brought against him by female co-workers, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Savino was suspended on Wednesday, only to be formally let go a day later. The following is the official statement being issued by Nickelodeon:

Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon. We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment that is free
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Lupita Nyong’o Details Harvey Weinstein’s Advances Toward Her in Op-Ed: ‘I Felt Unsafe’

Lupita Nyong’o Details Harvey Weinstein’s Advances Toward Her in Op-Ed: ‘I Felt Unsafe’
Lupita Nyong’o has come forward about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein in an op-ed in the New York Times, writing that not only did Weinstein attempt to ply her with alcohol when she met with him at a restaurant, but after they moved the meeting to his home to watch a film screening, tried to give her a massage. At a later meeting, the Oscar-winning actress wrote Weinstein propositioned her in a hotel restaurant.

According to Nyong’o, she met with Weinstein for the second time — after having initially met him in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin while she was still in school at Yale — when he asked her to attend a screening at his home after sharing lunch at a restaurant. When she arrived at the restaurant in Westport, Conn., where Weinstein lived, Nyong’o described Weinstein ordering her a vodka soda and insisting that she drink it.

Harvey told me
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Nickelodeon Fires Chris Savino Over Sexual Harassment Accusations

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Nickelodeon has fired Chris Savino, creator and showrunner of the animated series “The Loud House,” over claims of sexual assault by several female employees at the kids’ TV network. The dismissal comes after 12 women came forward accusing Savino of sexual misconduct and threatening to blacklist women who no longer wished to be in relationships with him, according to a report from Cartoon Brew. The first to step forward was “BoJack Horseman” director Anne Walker Farrell, who revealed in a series of tweets that Savino harassed her in 2002. Also Read: Hollywood Agent 'Fed Me Alcohol' and 'Sexually Assaulted Me,' Former Teen.
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‘The Loud House’ Creator Chris Savino Fired By Nickelodeon Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Just a day after Chris Savino, creator of Nickelodeon's hit animated series The Loud House, was suspended from the show amid allegations of sexual harassment, Savino has been fired. His dismissal won’t affect the series, which will continue production. Here is the statement from Nickelodeon spokesperson: Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon. We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace…
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Nickelodeon Fires 'Loud House' Creator After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Loud House creator Chris Savino's time at Nickelodeon has come to an end.

The Viacom-owned cable network has fired Savino days after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the animator.

Up to a dozen women have accused Savino, 46, of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior as well as threats of blacklisting female colleagues who were no longer in consensual relationships with him, according to Cartoon Brew, which was first with the news.

"Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon. We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering...
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'Loud House' Creator Chris Savino Suspended by Nickelodeon Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Nickelodeon has suspended Chris Savino, creator of the hit show The Loud House, after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the animator.

According to a report first published Tuesday in Cartoon Brew, up to a dozen women have accused Savino, 46, of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior as well as threats of blacklisting female colleagues who were no longer in consensual relationships with him.

Nickelodeon has not confirmed publicly that Savino has been suspended. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson said, “Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to...
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The Loud House: Series Creator Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Nickelodeon has been hit by a major scandal. Deadline reports the creator of The Loud House, Chris Savino, has been suspended over sexual harassment allegations.The animated comedy centers on Lincoln Loud, the middle child of a large family with 10 other siblings. The series is currently airing its second season and has already been renewed for a third.Read More…
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Chris Savino, Nickelodeon's The Loud House Creator, Suspended amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: Report

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Chris Savino, Nickelodeon's The Loud House Creator, Suspended amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: Report
The Loud House creator Chris Savino has been suspended from the animated series following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, Cartoon Brew reports.

According to the outlet, at least 12 female Nickelodeon employees have come forward with accusations about the 46-year-old, including claims that he has made unwanted sexual advances and threats of blacklisting within the industry after consensual relationships with coworkers ended. He was reportedly put on an immediate leave of absence last week.

A Nickelodeon spokesperson would not confirm the news to People, but issued the following statement: “Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and
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Nickelodeon’s ‘The Loud House’ Creator Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Chris Savino, creator of Nickelodeon's hit animated series The Loud House, has been suspended from the show amid allegations of sexual harassment. When reached for comment Nick’s parent company Viacom would not confirm the news, first reported by Cartoon Brew, but it did have a statement. "Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment,: the company said. “As a matter of policy, we do not comment on…
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Nickelodeon Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator After Numerous Sexual Harassment Claims — Report

Nickelodeon Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator After Numerous Sexual Harassment Claims — Report
Chris Savino, the creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series “The Loud House,” has reportedly been suspended by the network after numerous sexual harassment allegations made against him. Cartoon Brew first reported the creator’s leave of absence.

The website has learned that as many as 12 women have accused Savino of harassment, which includes the creator reportedly making unwanted sexual advances on employees. He would also reportedly threaten co-workers with industry blacklisting after their consensual relationship ended. The harassment claims go back at least a decade.

IndieWire reached out to Nickelodeon for comment. A network spokesperson said: “Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment on specific employee matters, but we take
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