The Sexual Misconduct Witch-hunt
By Linda Tenenbaum, 23 January 2018
The Canadian author of The Handmaid’s Tale has made a direct challenge to the right-wing, reactionary nostrums of the #MeToo campaign.
By Francis Dubois, 22 January 2018
Supporters of the feminist #MeToo campaign have banned a showing and discussion of Sy’s film L’Astragale, an adaptation of Albertine Sarazin’s book.
By Richard Phillips, 22 January 2018
McLachlan has decided to sue for defamation over allegations that he sexually harassed three women during the production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.
By Verena Nees, 19 January 2018
It is no accident that the German #MeToo campaign is being led by a newspaper close to the SPD, which has adopted the issue in the wake of its disastrous result in last autumn’s federal election.
By Laura Tiernan, 16 January 2018
Allegations of sexual harassment against the creator of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four have met with widespread public derision.
By David Walsh, 13 January 2018
In peculiarly American fashion, layers of the well-heeled middle class have suddenly discovered piety and morality, at least in public. An absurd and repulsive prudishness has overtaken the media and official circles.
By Alex Lantier, 11 January 2018
The courageous column published by 100 women in Le Monde criticizing the #MeToo campaign has provoked a venomous response from the French state machine.
“Sexual misconduct” witch-hunt targets conductor Charles Dutoit, director Max Stafford-Clarke and actor Ed Westwick
By Paul Bond, 11 January 2018
Just before Christmas, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it had cancelled appearances by its artistic director, 81-year-old conductor Charles Dutoit.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 10 January 2018
An open letter signed by actress Catherine Deneuve and other prominent women emphasizes the anti-democratic nature of the #MeToo movement and its repudiation of due process.
By Chris Marsden and Robert Stevens, 9 January 2018
Events that confirm the fundamental importance of the presumption of innocence have been met with undisguised antipathy from those sections of the media most closely involved with the #MeToo campaign.
By Trévon Austin and David Walsh, 9 January 2018
This year’s Golden Globes award ceremony, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was a spectacle of self-absorption and self-pity.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2018
The Democrats, once again, avoid any appeal to popular opposition to the right-wing policies of Trump and the Republicans.
Daphne Merkin’s “Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We Have Misgivings”
By David Walsh, 6 January 2018
In a column Friday, critic and novelist Daphne Merkin acknowledges there is considerable hostility to the current sexual misconduct witch-hunt even within its target demographic.
By Joanne Laurier, 5 January 2018
Probably the most important thing about Ridley Scott’s new film, an account of the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III, is the decision to erase Spacey’s performance. The Shape of Water is a charming “fairy tale,” with anti-authoritarian overtones.
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 30 December 2017
It is impossible to discuss the best films of the year without considering some big social and cultural issues.
By our reporters, 29 December 2017
“There’s nothing progressive about the #MeToo campaign. Its methods attack long established legal rights.”
The petition against Matt Damon and the “erasing” of Kevin Spacey: The fiercely antidemocratic character of the sexual misconduct campaign
By David Walsh, 28 December 2017
The New York Times is at the forefront of the reactionary witch-hunt, defending various efforts at censorship and repression.
By Robert Stevens, 22 December 2017
The contrived campaign at Westminster over sexual impropriety has caused the suicide of one leading Welsh Labour member and the sudden death of a Labour Party staffer—also believed to be a suicide.
By Patrick Martin, 18 December 2017
Nevada Representative Ruben Kihuen became the seventh congressman to have his career ended by allegations of sexual misconduct.
By Joseph Kishore, 16 December 2017
With the initial shock of the campaign beginning to wane, opposition is emerging from some of those targeted, including PBS personality Tavis Smiley.
By Julie Hyland, 16 December 2017
In a modern day-twist to the “white man’s burden”, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg and actress Angelina Jolie advocate the fight for “cultural change” and “gender equality” through the barrel of a gun.
By Barry Grey, 15 December 2017
As has become typical in the growing campaign over alleged sexual offenses, the public broadcaster did not name the accusers or provide any details of their allegations.
By David North, 9 December 2017
Working people should steer clear of the right-wing “Me Too” campaign.
By a reporter, 6 December 2017
The Detroit Democrat is the most prominent congressional victim of the media campaign over charges of sexual misconduct.
By David North and David Walsh, 5 December 2017
The decision by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to suspend James Levine, its longtime musical director (1976-2016), from any further conducting engagements is the latest victory for the New York Times and the champions of the new repression.
By David Walsh, 28 November 2017
The torrent of allegations and denunciations of sexual misconduct against media figures, Hollywood personalities and politicians continues to flow unabated.
CBS fires Charlie Rose, Oliver Stone accused
By David Walsh, 22 November 2017
In the latest chapter of the ongoing sex scandal, the media reported on Monday that Democratic Congressman John Conyers of Michigan settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee.
By Barry Grey, 21 November 2017
Allegations are followed by immediate dismissal and removal from shows.
Amanda Hess and Manohla Dargis on the Weinstein-Spacey-Louis C.K. affairs
By David Walsh, 18 November 2017
The newspaper has been at the forefront of the scandal over sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, which has now been extended into the political arena.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2017
Charges of sexual misconduct, in some cases dating back decades, are now embroiling the political establishment as well as Hollywood.
By David Walsh, 1 November 2017
The American actor is one of the most gifted and significant performers of his generation. Now his career, at least for the moment, lies in ruins.
By Eric London, 18 October 2017
The Weinstein sex scandal clears the way for the far-right takeover of a major Hollywood studio.
By David Walsh, 12 October 2017
The sex scandal is a mechanism through which other issues are resolved, often to the satisfaction of powerful economic interests.