Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn is taking an unpaid leave of absence as the newspaper's owner investigates reports contained in two sexual harassment lawsuits alleging his inappropriate conduct toward women. (Getty Images)
Actor/producer Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a photographer he went on a date with in 2017. The reports were published in the online journal 'Babe' on Jan. 13.
Singer Seal issued a statement Jan. 15, refuting charges of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by actress Tracey Birdsall posted Jan. 9 to TMZ. (Getty Images)
Australian actor Craig McLachlan says he plans to fight multiple claims of sexual misconduct against him. Production of his TV series 'The Doctor Blake Mysteries' has been suspended by Australia's Seven Network during a local police investigation.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan has ordered an Ethics Committee Investigation of Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) after a New York Times report Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment complaint by a former aide. (Getty Images)
Actor James Franco told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Jan. 9, that tweeted sexual abuse allegations against him 'are not accurate.' (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
In a Deadline interview published December 10, actor Michael Douglas says he has never harassed anyone he has employed. This came after being contacted by a reporter with allegations that he had sexually harassed a former employee.
Legendary comic book creator and publisher Stan Lee strongly denied accusations that he sexually harassed care nurses. The accusations were made in Daily Mail article on January 9, 2018. (Getty Images)
A civil lawsuit was filed in December accusing Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist. Three other women have since come forward with additional sexual misconduct allegations. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Former Trump campaign director Corey Lewindowski was accused of sexual harassment by Trump supporter and potential congressional candidate Joy Villa at a Washington gathering in November, according to NBC News. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Vice Media co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi apologized in December for having 'failed as a company to create a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone, especially women, can fell respected and thrive,' after a New York Times report.
U.S. Cardinal Bernard Law, former Archbishop of Boston, resigned in disgrace in 2002 after it became apparent that he was aware of sexual abuse of children by priests under his charge but did nothing. Law died in December, 2017.
Actor Ben Vereen has apologized after allegations of inappropriate sexual misconduct with cast members in a 2015 community theater production of 'Hair.' The accusations were first reported on Jan. 5 in OnStage and the New York Daily News.
The Carolina Panthers on Dec. 17, announced owner Jerry Richardson would be selling the NFL team after word came of an investigation regarding inappropriate conduct by Richardson, including of a sexual and racially offensive nature.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews was reprimanded in 1999 over inappropriate sexual jokes and comments about a female employee. The incident was reported by USA Today after an initial report from The Daily Caller on Dec. 17, 2017.
A former fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation accused Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) on Dec. 15 of sexual harassment in 2013. Scott immediately denied the allegations.
Talk show host, author and liberal political commentator,Tavis Smiley's television show was dropped by PBS on Dec. 13 after "multiple, credible allegations" of sexual misconduct. Smiley strongly denies the charges.
A makeup artist on the HGTV series Carter Can alleges host Carter Oosterhouse coerced her to perform oral sex after she says he threatened her employment in 2008, according to a Hollywood Reporter article on Dec. 14. He denies the allegation.
ABC severed ties with chef Johnny Iuzzini and pulled all episodes of the recently-premiered The Great American Baking Show on Dec. 13, after allegations of sexual harassment. Iuzzini apologized for 'unprofessional' behavior from years ago.
US Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) resigned on Dec. 8, citing his wife's illness, just one day after announcing he would step down at the end of January due to sexual harassment allegations.
The New Yorker fired reporter Ryan Lizza on Dec. 11, in what the magazine called an incident of "improper sexual conduct." Lizza denied the accusations.
Motion picture director Bryan Singer was fired from his Queen biopic on Dec. 1, and on Dec 7, was accused in a civil suit of raping a 17-year-old boy in 2003.
Former US Congressman and regular MSNBC panelist Harold Ford Jr. was fired by Morgan Stanley on Dec. 6 after being accused of sexual misconduct by at least one woman. Ford has denied the allegations.
Former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger was accused of inappropriate conduct while at the network. Weinberger has been placed on leave by The Ringer pending an investigation.
Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's On Point, was suspended on Dec. 10, while the network investigates sexual misconduct allegations against him.
On Dec. 13, one day after Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson said he would not resign over sexual abuse allegations published by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Johnson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
As of Dec. 15, at least 15 women had accused 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski of inappropriate sexual comments or other conduct - including four who say he touched them inappropriately, according to the Washington Post.
Director Morgan Spurlock confessed on Dec. 13 to sexual misconduct in a lengthy online posting. His new film, Super Size Me 2, has been dropped from the Sundance Film Festival and from distribution by YouTube Red.
US Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), announced on Dec. 14 that he was withdrawing from a 2018 re-election bid and would retire from Congress following accusations of inappropriate or abusive conduct from at least two former staffers.
Larry King on Dec. 12, denied allegations that he groped Terry Richard, the ex-wife of singer-actor Eddie Fisher. Richard told DailyMailTV that King had reached down her dress while taking photos at two baseball events in 2005 and 2006.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Detroit television anchor Malcom Maddox was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 6 after a station employee made a sexual harassment claim against Maddox. The station says they are investigating the claim.
At least 15 women have come forward to accuse President Donald Trump of sexual harassment. In addition, as of Dec. 12, at least six Democratic senators have called for Trump's resignation due to sexual harassment allegations.
NFL Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk was suspended by NFL Network on Dec. 11 in response to a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist over sexual harassment allegations.
Former NFL player Ike Taylor was suspended by NFL Network on Dec. 11 in response to a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist over sexual harassment allegations.
Former NFL player Heath Evans suspended by NFL Network on Dec. 11 in response to a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist over sexual harassment allegations.
Retired NFL player and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb was named on Dec. 11 in a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist alleging sexual harassment while he worked at the network. He has been suspended as an analyst by ESPN.
NFL Hall of Famer Eric Davis and former NFL Network analyst was named on Dec. 11 in a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist alleging sexual harassment while he worked at the network. He has been suspended as an analyst by ESPN.
Former NFL star and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp was named on Dec. 11 in a lawsuit filed by a former wardrobe stylist alleging sexual harassment while he worked at the network.
Chef Mario Batali stepped down from his restaurant empire and away as co-host of the ABC series The Chew on Dec. 11, 2017, after published allegations by four women of sexual harassment in trade publication Eater New York.
Chief content officer for National Enquirer and Us Weekly parent American Media, Dylan Howard has denied accusations by at least 12 former employees according to a Dec. 5, 2017, report from the Associated Press.
US Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) apologized on Dec. 1, after being accused of sexual harassment during his run for Congress last year. At least one fellow Democrat has called on Kihuen to resign as a result.
Sportsnet baseball analyst and former Toronto Blue Jays player Gregg Zaun was fired by the Canadian broadcaster on Nov. 30 for "inappropriate behavior and comments" toward female employees.
Playwright Israel Horovitz was accused of sexual misconduct by at least nine women in a Nov. 30 New York Times story. Horovitz's son, musician Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys, issued a statement saying he believes the allegations are true.
John Conyers III, mentioned as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, now former US Rep. John Conyers, was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but not charged by prosecutors.
Fashion photographer and director Bruce Weber has been accused of sexual misconduct by two male models who say Weber pressured them to disrobe and to touch their own genitals during photo shoots.
Suspended USC football player Osa Masina pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery on Dec. 5. He has been sentenced to a year in a Utah jail.
In a Nov. 8 tweet, actress Portia de Rossi claims that actor Steven Seagal, during a private office audition, explained the importance of chemistry off-screen as he sat her down and unzipped his pants. The actress says she left and called her agent.
Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles has been accuses of rape by his former bandmate Alice Glass in a letter posted on her website. Kath has denied the allegations.
Actor Richard Dreyfuss has been accused of sexually harassing a writer who worked for him for years and exposed himself to her in a studio lot trailer when she worked for him in the 1980s.
In the 1980s, a police report detailed a 16-year-old girl consenting to have sex with actor Sylvester Stallone and a bodyguard in Las Vegas. Stallone's representative has categorically denied the report, calling it ridiculous.
A Nov. 13 Hollywood Reporter story alleges that actor Tom Sizemore touched the genitals of an 11-year-old actress on the set of the motion picture Piggy Banks in 2003.
Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of the hit series Mad Men, was accused of sexual harassment by staff writer Kater Gordon. Allegedly, Weiner told her late one night she "owed it to him to let him see her naked."
Mark Schwahn, best known for creating the TV series One Tree Hill, was accused of sexual harassment by 18 cast and crew members of the show, including Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton, in a letter published in Variety on Nov. 13.
Music producer Benny Medina is accused of attempted rape by actor Jason Dottley in an interview published in The Advocate on Nov. 10. A statement from Medina's lawyers to USA Today said Medina "categorically denies the allegation."
Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys says he is "shocked and saddened" by accusations by a singer who says he raped her 15 years ago.
Twiggy Ramirez, former bassist and guitarist for Marilyn Manson, was accused of rape Oct. 20 by Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams, who shared details in a Facebook post. On Oct. 24, Marilyn Manson announced he had parted ways with Ramirez.
Actor Jeremy Piven faces accusations from several women of sexual misconduct. Though he denies the allegations, CBS has pulled the plug on his series Wisdom of the Crowd, opting out of the back nine episodes of the show's first season.
Producer Bob Weinstein (seen here with his brother Harvey Weinstein) was accused by TV producer Amanda Segel in an Oct. 17 Variety article of sexual harassment. Segel says Weinstein invited her to dinner, his home and to a hotel room in 2016.
Actor George Takei strongly denies claims by former model Scott Brunton that the actor groped Brunton in 1981.
Actor Ben Affleck issued an apology on Oct. 11, a day after Hillarie Burton says he groped her during a 2003 appearance on MTV's Total Request Live.
Girls writer Murray Miller is accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau in 2012 when she was 17. Miller denies the accusation. In this photo, Miller is seen with Audrey Gelman (L) and Girls star Lena Dunham, in a 2012 file photo.
A protective order against Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson was filed on 12/4 by a woman who said he sexually assaulted her in mid-November.
Netflix fired Danny Masterson on 12/5 from its series The Ranch amid multiple sexual abuse allegations. Masterson calls the allegations 'outrageous' and says they are 'without merit.'
Actor Dustin Hoffman issued an apology in November after Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexually harassing her on the set of the 1985 TV film Death of a Salesman in a Hollywood Reporter article.
New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins was removed from teaching his weekly class at the School of American Ballet on 12/4 while the organizations investigate an accusation of sexual harassment against him.
Journalist John Hockenberry was accused of sexual misconduct in early December. Hockenberry retired from his award-winning NPR series The Takeaway earlier this year. In a statement, Hockenberry said he was horrified people felt uncomfortable.
Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush said on 12/2 he is stepping down as president of Australia's screen industry academy, days after claims of 'inappropriate behavior' against him.
Russell Simmons stepped down from his various businesses and organizations on Nov. 30 after writer Jenny Lumet accused Simmons of forcing her to have sex in 1991. Lumet's allegations were published in a column in The Hollywood Reporter.
NBC News fired long-time Today host Matt Lauer on Nov. 29, for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." Lauer joined Today in 1994.
Hollywood executive Adam Venit of the William Morris Agency was accused of groping actor Terry Crews at a party in 2016. Crews did not publicize the incident for fear of retaliation. Venit has since been suspended by the agency.
Arizona State Rep. Don Shooter made sexually inappropriate comments to Arizona Republic and azcentral.com president and publisher Mi-Ai Parrish in March 2016. Parrish detailed these comments in a column on Nov. 10, 2017.
UK television actor Bruno Langley pleaded guilty on two counts of sexual assault on Nov. 28. His role on the popular British soap opera Coronation Street was immediately terminated.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly departed the network in April 2017 after reports O'Reilly and Fox News had settled five sexual harassment lawsuits against him dating to 2002. Reports of additional settlement amounts emerged in October.
Entertainment producer Gary Goddard was accused by a number of people of child molestation and rape. In an online essay released Nov. 12, actor Anthony Edwards details his molestation and rape at Goddard's hands, beginning at the age of 12.
Former President George H.W. Bush has been accused by a number of women of brushing their bottoms or groping them from his wheelchair as they take photos with him. Other allegations regarding the former president date to the early 1990s.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing from the south lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on November 21, 2017.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter was accused in early November by US soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo of sexual assault during a Jan. 2013 awards ceremony. Solo says Blatter groped her before she went on stage to present an award.
NPR Chief News Editor David Sweeney left the organization on Nov. 28 after allegations of sexual harassment filed by at least three female journalists. (photo: Twitter)
CNN's State of the Union senior producer Teddy Davis departed Nov. 29 after three women complained about sexual harassment from him. (photo: Twitter)
CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose was fired by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg on Nov. 20 after allegations of sexual harassment, including groping and lewd phone calls from at least eight women emerged in the New York Times.
Garrison Keillor says he was fired by Minnesota Public Radio on Nov. 29, after allegations of inappropriate behavior emerged. Keillor retired from A Prairie Home Companion last year, but continued to produce The Writer's Almanac for public radio.
Artforum publisher Knight Landesman resigned Oct. 25 after reports of sexual harassment, including groping, from at least nine women.
Long-time US Rep. John Conyers has denied multiple accusations of sexual harassment from multiple former employees. Several colleagues are suggesting that the 27-term Michigan Democrat resign from the House.
David Guillod, CEO of the Primary Wave agency, resigned on Nov. 3, after allegations of sexual assault by at least four women emerged.
Chris Savino, creator and showrunner of the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House, was fired by the network Oct. 12 after accusations of sexual harassment, unwanted sexual advances and therats of blackmail by as many as 12 women.
Chef and restaurateur John Besh stepped down as CEO of Besh Restaurant Group on Oct. 21 after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct taking place at his establishments, publicized by 25 current and former employees.
Academy Award-nominated writer-director James Toback was dropped by his agent in October after several Los Angeles Times reports detailing sexual harassment and misconduct by more than 300 women.
Comedian-actor Louis C.K. on Nov. 9 admitted to allegations of sexual misconduct wtih five women, including exposing himself and masturbating in front of them. FX, Netflix and other networks immediately canceled projects with him.
US Sen. Al Franken has apologized for sexual harassment of two women, including forcibly kissing and groping them. The Minnesota Democrat has also called for a Senate ethics investigation into his own actions.
Roy Price, president of Amazon Studios, resigned Oct. 12, after reports of sexual harassment from at least one woman emerged.
After actor-director Kevin Spacey was accused of the sexual assault of multiple men and sexual misconduct with a minor, he was suspended from his series House of Cards, and cut from other projects.
Consultant, blogger and author Robert Scoble resigned from his firm The Transformation Group on Oct. 19 after allegatisns of the sexual assault of at least two women.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor left his television series Transparent on Nov. 8 after allegations of sexual harassment of two women, including unwanted physical contact emerged.
Producer Brett Ratner was accused of the rape, assault and harassment of at least six women. He has also been accused of exposing himself to women. He has since stepped away from activities tied to Warner Bros.
In early November, nude selfies of US Rep. Joe Barton emerged online. The Texas Republican admitted the images, taken while sexting, were authentic and apologized to his constituents, but said he does not plan to resign.
NBC News and MSNBC political contributor Mark Halpern was fired and an upcoming book deal was canceled after he acknowledged the reports of sexual harassment by at least five women.
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson was banned from working with Conde Nast and other fashion magazines after continuing reports of sexual harassment of models dating to at least 2001.
Writer and art critic Benjamin Genocchio was removed from his role with The Armory Show art fair on Nov. 8, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
Vox Media editorial director Lockhart Steele was fired after reports of sexual harassment, including unwanted kissing by at least one person. (photo: Vox Media)
Writer/producer Rick Najera, director of CBS's Diversity Showcase resigned on Oct. 26 after reports of sexual harassment emerged.
E! News Correspondent Ken Baker was pulled from the air on Oct. 26 while NBCUniversal investigates reports of sexual harassment by at least two women, including unwanted kissing and inappropriate messages.
Filmmaker Andy Signore, senior vice president of content for Defy Media was fired Oct. 6 for the sexual assault of one woman and the harassment of several others.
Kentucky Rep. Jeff Hoover resigned his leadership position as Speaker of the House on Nov. 4 after reports emerged of sexual harassment and inappropriate text messages. He retained his political post, however.
The New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier was fired from Emerson Collective on Oct. 24 after reports of sexual harassment of several women.
Actor Ed Westwick has been accused of rape by at least two women, and there are allegations of sexual assault by a third. Production of his BBC shows White Gold and Ordeal by Innocence have been suspended. The LAPD is investigating.
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of raping three women and the sexual assault and harassment of dozens of others. He has been fired from the company bearing his name and expelled from the Motion Picture Academy.
NY Times political reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended by the paper on Nov. 20, after reports of sexually inappropriate behavior toward at least four women emerged.
Actor Andy Dick was fired from a role in the upcoming motion picture Rasing Buchanan on Oct. 31 after multiple allegations of inappropriate behavior
Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson stepped down from his role at DFJ Venture Capital and took a leave of absence from the boards of SpaceX and Tesla on Nov. 13 after reports of sexual misconduct emerged.
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation head John Lasseter stepped away for a six-month sabbatical on Nov. 21 after multiple reports of sexual harassment emerged.
DC Comics executive editor Eddie Berganza was fired on Nov. 10 after reports of multiple sexual harassment, including groping and forcibly kissing women, emerged.
Former Alabama Supreme Court Judge and current US Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct with at least five teenagers. The Republican National Committee has withdrawn financing for his campaign.
Michael Oreskes, senior VP of news at NPR, resigned on Oct. 31 after allegations of sexual harassment of at least three women emerged.
Music publicist Kirt Webster stepped away from the firm bearing his name, Webster Public Relations, on Oct. 31, after multiple reports of sexual assualt and harassment, including unwanted touching, emerged.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of the CW series 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Supergirl,' and 'Legends of Tomorrow,' was suspended by Warner Bros TV Group on Nov. 10, after accusations of sexual harassment of 15 women and 4 men emerged.
Hamilton Fish V, publisher of The New Republic, resigned Oct. 30, after complaints and allegations by female employees.
Billy Bush was fired from NBC News in Oct. 2016 for his role in the Donald Trump/Access Hollywood scandal, when both were caught on tape in a lewd conversation about several women