Michael Rapaport says he's "with #Tambor," while Morrissey says he doesn't find the allegations against Kevin Spacey "very believable."
While names like Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor and Harvey Weinstein continue to make headlines over sexual harassment and assault allegations, a second wave of stars are making news of their own for speaking out about the scandal rocking Hollywood.
Over the weekend and into Monday morning, people like Michael Rapaport, Morrissey, Megyn Kelly, Terry Crews and the women of "The View" all addressed the latest updates with varying degrees of disgust. While some defended the accused, others doubled down on the condemnation.
Michael Rapaport Supports Jeffrey Tambor
"Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor announced his exit from the series over the weekend, after a former assistant and co-star Trace Lysette both accused him of sexual harassment. That move didn't sit well with actor Michael Rapaport, who voiced his support of Tambor in a series of tweets on Sunday, many of which invited backlash from his followers.
"How you gonna have a show called Transparent without the Transparent," he said, adding, "I'm with #Tambor." When one follower said they were "disappointed" with his comments, Rapaport responded, "Your assuming he's guilty of anything he just said he didn't do shit."
"I 500% percent don't support sexual harassment & I 500% don't support unproven sexual harassment," he tweeted later. "People taking sides sight unseen. Scarlet lettering Motherf-ckers. Taking sides about accusations by people they will never make eye contact with or look up & fact check GTFOH."
Morrissey Says Spacey Has Been "Unnecessarily Attacked"
In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, Morrissey said he didn't find Anthony Rapp's allegations against Kevin Spacey "believable."
"You have to ask, where were the boy's parents. You ask yourself, if the boy didn't know what could happen. I don't know what it was like for him but in my youth, I was never in a situation like that," he said. "Never. It was always clear to me what could happen. If you're in someone’s bedroom, you have to know where it could lead. That's why I don't find the whole thing very believable. It seems to me Spacey has been unnecessarily attacked."
Of the actresses accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, the singer added: "Those people knew exactly what would happen [when they went up to Weinstein’s hotel room], and they played along. Afterwards they were embarrassed or they didn't enjoy it. And then they turn it around and say: 'I was attacked, I was surprised, I was pulled into the room.' But if everything went well, and it helped them to a big career, they wouldn’t be talking about it."
After the comments went viral, a few stars slammed Morrissey on Twitter. "Morrissey has lost the f-cking plot. Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked? For rape, sexual abuse+coercion etc. F-ck U Morrissey! F-ck YOU," wrote Garbage. "F-ck Morrissey," wrote Judd Apatow, while Anthony Bourdain - whose girlfriend, Asia Argento, was one of the first to speak out about Weinstein - wrote, "Disturbing new evidence emerges that lack of animal protein affects brain function."
Megyn Kelly Blasts Hollywood In General
Megyn Kelly took aim at all of Hollywood on her show Monday morning, calling out what she views as hypocrisy in the industry.
"This is the same industry that has been lecturing to us at every awards show for years about morals and values," she said. "It seems some of the moralizing should have been directed at themselves before they lectured the rest of America on how they need to be living."
"Perhaps they could have focused more on people like Harvey Weinstein, not to mention Roman Polanski, and Kevin Spacey, who have been accused of criminal assault," she continued.
Her statement comes in response to an NBC News report saying the LAPD is investigating two dozen cases of sexual misconduct in connection to people in the entertainment industry.
Kelly also had Heather Unruh, a former Boston reporter who accused Spacey of sexually assaulted her son when he was 18, on her show later in the hour as a guest.
"The View's" Complicated Thoughts on Al Franken
SHOULD SEN. FRANKEN RESIGN? After a second woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, co-hosts discuss what should come next. pic.twitter.com/NoerTvzzCd— The View (@TheView) November 20, 2017
After a second woman accused Al Franken of sexual harassment on Monday, the women of "The View" discussed whether he should resign from office.
"I'm just concerned that these allegations are coming up over and over and over again. This is not a partisan issue. To ask him to resign, I don't know if that’s the appropriate response either," said Sunny Hostin. "What is the response? What do you do when you have a sitting Senator or a sitting president having been accused of some sexual immorality?"
"If Franken has to resign then Trump has to resign, because he's just as guilty of harassing women," added Joy Behar.
Whoopi Goldberg pointed out that the "court of public opinion isn't always correct" and added she hopes those accusing high profile men of harassment are able to still take their allegations to open court "and get their justice done."
Terry Crews Calls Out Russell Simmons
On Sunday, model Keri Claussen Khalighi alleged that Russell Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991 when she was 17-years old, while beleaguered film director Brett Ratner watched. Simmons vehemently denied the claim.
After the allegations came to light, Terry Crews shared an e-mail he says he received from Simmons after the actor made his own sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood agent Adam Venit. "NO ONE GETS A PASS," Crews captioned the letter.
Both Alyssa Milano and Olivia Munn voiced the support for Crews after the tweet.
After reading @AmyKinLA piece today on Russell Simmons & Brett Ratner & also the email @terrycrews got from Simmons, I just wanna say to all of the assistants, agents, managers, producers, etc. who collude to help abusers continue their reign of abuse: Fck the Omertà.— om (@oliviamunn) November 19, 2017