Anthony Rapp speaks out on aftermath since Kevin Spacey allegations

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Anthony Rapp opened up about why he chose to go public with his sexual misconduct allegation against Kevin Spacey in an interview with Attitude magazine, his first since he originally shared his story with BuzzFeed last year.

Rapp says he chose to come forward with his allegation after witnessing numerous women share their stories of sexual harassment in the industry.

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Dave Chappelle slammed for joking about Kevin Spacey allegations

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Dave Chappelle has come under fire for joking about Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct allegations in his new Netflix comedy special “The Bird Revelation.”

“Wow, I mean it is really bad out here. Kevin Spacey’s out here, grabbing men by the pussy. I didn’t even know that was possible,” Chappelle says.

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LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these cases is mixed with relief and even a trace of pride at how they were addressed.

The relief reflects a general sense that media coverage of these cases — notably those involving actor Kevin Spacey, Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine and former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray — has been mostly fair and responsible, focused on the alleged misconduct rather than on sexual orientation.

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Anthony Rapp says he is ‘gratified’ by response to Kevin Spacey allegations

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Anthony Rapp says he is “gratified” by the responses he’s received after coming forward with his sexual misconduct allegation against Kevin Spacey.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Monday, the “Star Trek: Discovery” star opened up about his feelings in the aftermath of his allegation.

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‘House of Cards’ extends hiatus with plans to resume production in December

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“House of Cards” has been on hiatus since October following multiple sexual misconduct allegations, including on-set, against Kevin Spacey. According to a letter from the series’ producers published in the Hollywood Reporter, the hiatus has been extended.

MCR and Netflix suspended production of the series amid concerns from the cast and crew about the allegations surrounding Spacey. In a letter from Pauline Micelli, MRC’s Senior VP of TV Business and Legal Affairs, Micelli explained that the crew would be put on an extended, paid two-week hiatus. Production is expected to resume on Dec. 8. However, “a small contingency of office/accounting staff who will remain in the production office on a continuous basis.”

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Fit to Print: When flattery turns into harassment

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I don’t follow pop culture. I’m so out of the loop that if I watch any show with “celebrity” or “stars” in the title, I’m asking my friends who’s who in the lineup of famous faces.

But there is one celebrity name in the headlines that caught my attention: Kevin Spacey.

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Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey, questions Anthony Rapp’s account

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Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey and questions Anthony Rapp’s sexual misconduct allegation in a recent interview with German publication Der Spiegel.

The 58-year-old former frontman of the Smiths explained that he is against sexual assault but thinks many victims only tell their stories because they are “disappointed” with the encounter.

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George Takei among latest celebs to be accused of sexual misconduct

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NEW YORK (AP) – George Takei took to Twitter Nov. 11 to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to a female writer helping him with a TV script, both back in the 1980s.

Takei, the 80-year-old “Star Trek” icon, said in a series of tweets that events described by Scott R. Brunton in The Hollywood Reporter “simply did not occur,” and he does not remember ever knowing Brunton.

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Ridley Scott cuts Kevin Spacey from J. Paul Getty film

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NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Damon walked onto the set of “The Martian” one morning to find Ridley Scott speaking into multiple walkie-talkies and directing an army of camera operators.

“He was shooting four cameras at a time. I was skeptical about it, and each frame is, like, a Ridley Scott frame — beautiful,” Damon recalled in 2015. “I said, ‘God, Ridley, each of those shots is perfect.’ He says, ‘They’ve been perfect for a long time!’”

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‘House of Cards’ employees allege sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey is facing new sexual misconduct allegations from employees on the “House of Cards” set days after Netflix halted production on the series.

CNN reports that eight people have come forward to disclose that Spacey had sexually harassed male crew members over the course of the series’ six-season run.

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New allegations leveled against actors Spacey, Piven

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor’s allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series “House of Cards” and prompted CBS to check into an actress’ claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven.

Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey at the bar of London’s Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director, and the actor tried to fondle him against his will.

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Netflix keeps door open for possible spinoffs after canceling ‘House of Cards’

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Netflix has announced “House of Cards” will end after its upcoming sixth season in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against the series’ star, Kevin Spacey.

A source told the Associated Press that the decision to end the show was made “several months ago” and is not related to the allegations.

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