jeffrey tambor leaves transparent

Three weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into two separate sexual harassment claims, star Jeffrey Tambor announced that he is leaving Transparent.

The Amazon comedy-drama series became the subject of scrutiny after Tambor’s former assistant and transgender actress Van Barnes accused the actor of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate behavior towards her in early November. A week later, transgender actress and Transparent semi-regular Trace Lysette alleged that Tambor also sexually harassed her on set.

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Game Change sequel cancelled

After years of Hollywood turning a blind eye to terrible behavior within its industry, it seems as if the Harvey Weinstein scandal is actually inspiring companies to take action and distance themselves from perpetrators of that behavior. Whether they’re doing so cynically out of a sense of self-interest or out of a desire to actually do the right thing remains to be seen, but at least we’re moving in the right direction.

The latest domino to fall is journalist/author Mark Halperin, who was accused of sexual harassment during his stint as ABC News’ political director and was subsequently suspended from his current job after the accusations came to light. He was working on a Game Change sequel miniseries for HBO about the 2016 presidential election, and now HBO has announced that they’re cancelling the series altogether.
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harvey weinstein

The fall-out around disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein continues.

The Oscar-winning producer, who was fired from his position at the Weinstein Company following scathing reports of his history of sexual misconduct, was ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences amid troubles with Weinstein’s legal team and the growing number of women accusing him of sexual assault and harassment.

But Weinstein’s downfall isn’t over  — Weinstein may yet be expelled from the Television Academy following board discussions that took place two days ago.

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harvey weinstein fired

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his position at The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades have surfaced.

In a scathing New York Times report published last week, the Weinstein Company co-founder and movie producer was accused by multiple women of exposing himself, inappropriately touching them, and paying off accusers who came forward. Three days later, the board of directors at The Weinstein Company ousted him from the film studio.

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