Sign up now to start receiving ripple sole news alerts on your desktop. Get Daily News stories, delivered to your inbox. Menu IconA vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. Some people have become emboldened by the voices of Weinstein’s accusers and are coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct in what is being referred to as the “Weinstein ripple effect.
In less than two months, allegations of sexual misconduct have spread from industry to industry, with fresh stories from the media, politics, and entertainment surfacing on a near daily basis. Revered members of the entertainment industry like Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C. Senator Al Franken, and candidate Roy Moore have been accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct. The actress Hilarie Burton accused Ben Affleck of groping her breast during a 2003 interview. Burton tweeted a video of the interview and wrote: “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry.
Affleck tweeted an apology to Burton, saying he had “acted inappropriately. The makeup artist Annamarie Tendler in a tweet also accused Affleck of groping her during a Golden Globes party in 2014. Affleck has not responded to Tendler’s tweet. A representative for Affleck declined a request for comment from Business Insider.
Hackett worked as an executive producer on the series based on her father’s book. Hackett said she met Price on July 10, 2015, at San Diego’s Comic-Con to promote the series with him and that he invited her to an Amazon staff party that evening. She and Price shared a cab to the party, where Hackett said Price told her, “You will love my d–k. Hackett said she declined Price’s advances but that the inappropriate behavior persisted throughout the evening.
Hackett said she reported Price’s behavior to Amazon immediately. Price has yet to publicly address either the allegations or his resignation. Segel said that while working with Weinstein on the TV series, he continued to ask her out to dinner despite her repeatedly telling him she was uninterested in a romantic relationship. Segal said his advances stopped only once she told The Weinstein Company, which was producing “The Mist,” that she would leave the series if his behavior continued.