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Charlie Rose Fired by CBS News Amid Harassment Claims
Among the claims being made by the women are that Rose would grope their breasts, buttocks and genitals without their consent, make lewd telephone calls, and walk around naked in their presence without warning. The women who have come forward with these claims about Rose, 75, were all between the ages of 21 and 37 at the time of the alleged misconduct and working for the legendary television host.
Two former employees said that the young female assistants and producers Rose would constantly surround himself with were known as ‘Charlie’s Angels.’
Two former interns are among the accusers who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
One, who worked for Rose in the early 90s, said she was summoned to work the desk at his New York home, where he would shower and use the bathroom with the door open.
She claims that at one point he turned on the shower and immediately began calling her name.
When she refused to respond he suddenly appeared standing over her in the nude, wearing nothing but a towel, she claims.
An intern working for Rose 10 years later claimed that he groped her breasts while also trying to get her to spend the night at his Bellport home on Long Island.
She claims to have refused that offer multiple times.
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan (above) claims Rose walked around naked in front of her at his home over a dozen times and said he fantasized about seeing her swim naked
Megan Crydt (above) worked as a coordinator after graduating from Harvard
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John Lasseter‘s Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders
Sources say some women at Pixar knew to turn their heads quickly when encountering him to avoid his kisses. Some used a move they called “the Lasseter” to prevent their boss from putting his hands on their legs.
A longtime insider says he saw a woman seated next to Lasseter in a meeting that occurred more than 15 years ago. “She was bent over and [had her arm] across her thigh,” he says. “The best I can describe it is as a defensive posture … John had his hand on her knee, though, moving around.” After that encounter, this person asked the woman about what he had seen. “She said it was unfortunate for her to wear a skirt that day and if she didn’t have her hand on her own right leg, his hand would have traveled.”
The same source said he once noticed an oddly cropped photo of Lasseter standing between two women at a company function. When he mentioned that to a colleague, he was told, “We had to crop it. Do you know where his hands were?”
Rashida Jones is still credited as a writer on Toy Story 4, the next installment in the beloved franchise. But, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and her writing partner at the time, Will McCormack, left the project early on after John Lasseter, the acclaimed head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, made an unwanted advance.
Jones and McCormack did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Disney declined to comment on the alleged incident though a studio source said the departure was over “creative differences.” Multiple sources spoke with THR but asked not to be named out of fear that their careers in the tight-knit animation community would be damaged.
Lena Dunham Accused A Woman Of Lying About Her Rape. It Fits Her Controversial Past.
Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) August 4, 2017
Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK?
There are huge differences between UK and US media law – does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment?
In the UK, there is a key point in libel law that explains a lot.
When someone sues, they don’t have to prove the story is wrong.
The publisher – for example, the newspaper or website – has to prove their story is right.
This means, before publishing, the media needs a water-tight case. To accuse someone of sexual misconduct, they would normally need proof (such as a recording) or a witness prepared to testify in court.
In cases of sexual misconduct, both things are hard to find.
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Defamation in the UK – the main defences
- Honest opinion
- Protected by privilege (for example, court reports are protected)
- Published on a matter of public interest
In the US, it’s far harder to sue for libel. The reason is 226 years old, but as relevant as ever.
The first amendment to the US constitution – adopted in 1791 – protects freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
It means American media law is “radically different” to the UK, says Stuart Karle, a professor at Columbia Journalism School in New York and former general counsel for the Wall Street Journal.
“In the US, the burden is on the plaintiff – the person alleging that he or she has been defamed – to prove the statement is false,” he says.
So – compared to the UK – the burden of proof is flipped. Americans are less likely to sue, so US media are more likely to break the story.
Indeed, a New York Times editorial in May said “hardly anyone jousts with the (New York) Times when it comes to formally asserting libel”.
And – for celebrities – there’s another hurdle to clear when suing in the US.
When a public official (such as a government employee) or public figure (such as a celebrity) sues for libel, they must prove “actual malice”.
“Actual malice basically means the journalist lied,” says Professor Karle.
“Either the journalist published a story they knew was false – or they acted with reckless disregard over whether it was true or false.
“That basically means – you lied.”
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