While Hollywood may appear to be all glitz and glam on the surface, the industry has seen its fair share of scandals through the years.
The New York Times and the New Yorker first published investigative pieces in 2017 that accused disgruntled movie producer Harvey Weinstein of decades of sexual assault and harassment. Soon after, Weinstein stood trial and was convicted of felony sex crime and rape.
Weinstein’s trial and sentencing sparked the global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements across the industry with many actors, production staffers and more individuals coming forward to share their stories of alleged misconduct.
That same year, Bill Cosby faced trial after being accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women decades prior. He was subsequently convicted by the jury and sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. Cosby was released from state prison in June 2021 when his conviction was overturned after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that he had been denied his rights when providing self-incriminating evidence in a civil suit that was later used to convict him in the criminal case.
Scroll down for details about the Hollywood professionals that have been caught up in sexual misconduct, harassment and assault scandals: