Sexual harassment and Hollywood’s sordid past

Oct. 13, 2017

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Powerful men in Hollywood have abused their power since the industry’s beginnings.

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MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer allegedly groped actress Judy Garland more than once.


He would touch her breast and comment that she was singing from the “heart.”


Producer Arthur Freed reportedly exposed himself to 12-year-old Shirley Temple during a meeting.


Actor Errol Flynn was accused and acquitted of raping two underage girls.

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Actress Joan Collins claimed she lost the role in 'Cleopatra' to Elizabeth Taylor when she refused to have sex with the studio head.


Actor Casey Affleck settled two sexual harassment lawsuits for allegedly crawling into bed with a co-worker and coercing another to stay in a hotel room.

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The New York Times published assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 5. Now, actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are speaking out.

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