Weinstein effect

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The Weinstein effect is a trend in which men and women come forward to accuse other famous or powerful men and women of sexual abuse, harassment or misconduct.[1] The term Weinstein effect came into use in October 2017. That's when media outlets began reporting on alleged sexual abuse against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.[2]

The effect gave rise to the Me Too movement. That movement encourages people to share any experience of sexual harassment or sexual assault. The two events caused a cascade of allegations. The allegations brought about a fast removal of many men and women in positions of power in the United States.

As a result, many notable figures were accused of sexual harassment/abuse such as Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, Louis C.K., Dustin Hoffman, Matt Lauer, U.S. Representative John Conyers, United States Senator Al Franken, former Senate candidate Roy Moore, Les Moonves, Garrison Keillor, Welsh MP Carl Sargeant, Asia Argento and U.S. Associate Justice-nominee Brett Kavanaugh.[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Harvey Weinstein effect (Report). USA Today. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  2. "100 Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct". Biograpgy. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  3. Eric Lutz (July 28, 2018). "CBS exec Les Moonves accused of sexual misconduct in latest Ronan Farrow bombshell". Mic. Retrieved September 10, 2018. Moonves has also been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement
  4. Wattles, Jackie (December 16, 2017). "Hollywood execs name Anita Hill to lead anti-harassment effort". CNNMoney. Cable News Network. Retrieved September 10, 2018. Among the list of the commission's members are:... -- Les Moonves, chairman/CEO of CBS Corp
  5. Severson, Kim (August 19, 2018). "Asia Argento, Who Accused Weinstein, Made Deal With Her Own Accuser". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2018.