New York — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behaviour to forced sexual misconduct to rape.
To be sure, prominent men have faced sexual misconduct claims before. But the accusations against Weinstein have opened a floodgate, sparked an international conversation and put new pressure on companies, industries, and political leaders to respond. President Donald Trump has condemned some of the accused, been more muted about others, and found himself again being asked about sexual harassment and misconduct allegations leveled against him during last year's presidential campaign. The Republican says they're fake.
The #Metoo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury and obstruction of lawmakers' investigation into his sexual encounters with a White House intern, and he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from his time as Arkansas governor.
A look at some of the men accused since the Weinstein accusations emerged:
— Celebrity chef John Besh — Accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. He has stepped down from the company he founded.
— Singer Nick Carter — Accused by pop singer Melissa Schuman of raping her approximately 15 years ago. Carter has denied her allegations.
— Cinefamily executives Hadrian Belove and Shadie Elnashai — Accused of sexual misconduct. Movie theatre shut down in the wake of allegations due to crippling debt.
— Actor Richard Dreyfuss — One woman alleges sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.
— Film producer Adam Fields — Accused of offering a promotion to a woman at his former employer, Relativity Media, in exchange for sex. He has denied the allegations.
— Director-producer Gary Goddard — Accused by one man of sexually molesting him when the man was 12. He denies the allegation.
—Casting employee Andy Henry — Admitted to urging women to take off their clothes during coaching sessions in 2008 while working on the CSI series. He was fired by his current employer.
— Actor Dustin Hoffman — Accused by woman of sexual harassing when she was 17. He has apologized for his behavior.
— Actor Robert Knepper — Accused by one woman of sexual assault. He denies the allegations.
— Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg — Accused by 19 women of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. The Supergirl and Arrow showrunner has been suspended by Warner Bros. Television Group. He told Variety he has made comments on women's appearances and clothes "but they were not sexualised."
— Pixar and Disney Animation chief John Lasseter — Accused by several women of unwanted touching and has announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence. He has acknowledged some "missteps" with employees and apologized for any behavior that made workers uncomfortable.
— Actor Jeremy Piven — Accused by three women of sexual misconduct. He denies all allegations.
— Filmmaker Brett Ratner — Accused by at least six women of sexual harassment. Playboy shelved projects with Ratner and Ratner stepped away from Warner Bros. related activities. He denies the allegations.
— Comedy festival organiser Gilbert Rozon — Accused by at least nine women of sexually harassing or sexually assaulting them. Rozon stepped down as president of Montreal's renowned Just for Laughs festival and apologised "to all those I have offended during my life."
— Producer Chris Savino — Accused of harassing up to 12 women. Fired from Nickelodeon. He has apologised for his behaviour.
— Actor Steven Seagal — Accused by two women of rape. He denies the allegations.
— Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons — Accused by model Keri Claussen Khalighi of coercing her to perform a sex act and later penetrating her without her consent in his New York apartment in 1991. Simmons has disputed her account, saying the relationship was consensual.
— Actor Tom Sizemore — Accused of groping an 11-year-old actress in 2003. Utah prosecutors declined to file charges, citing witness and evidence problems. He denies the allegation.
— Actor Kevin Spacey — Accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault. London police reportedly investigating two sexual assaults. Fired from House of Cards and replaced in Ridley Scott's completed film All the Money in the World. Massachusetts prosecutors are investigating one allegation. His former publicist has said he is seeking unspecified treatment.
— Actor Jeffrey Tambor — Two women — an actress on his show "Transparent" and his assistant — allege sexual misconduct. He denies the allegation, saying in a statement that he has "never been a predator — ever." Tambor said this week he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series.
— Actor George Takei — One man alleges sexual assault. He denies the allegation.
— Writer-director James Toback — Accused by hundreds of women of sexual harassment. Beverly Hills police investigating complaints. He has denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times.
— Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.
— Producer Harvey Weinstein — Accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. Fired by The Weinstein Co. and expelled from various professional guilds. Under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologised for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past."
— Actor Ed Westwick — Accused by two women of sexual assault. The BBC pulled an Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule and halted production on a second sitcom starring the former Gossip Girl actor. Los Angeles police are investigating. He denies the allegations