Hollywood continues to be rocked by the ongoing harassment scandals, with new accusers stepping forward to be heard, and even those who aren't involved facing scrutiny for how they're responding to the ongoing situation.
Alec Baldwin, meanwhile, came under fire first for his responses to the Harvey Weinstein scandal during an interview on "PBS Newshour," before later cracking a Weinstein joke as Donald Trump on "SNL" later that evening.
A decade ago, when actor Harry Dreyfuss was a high school senior and 18-years old, Kevin Spacey groped him, according to a guest piece Dreyfuss wrote for Buzzfeed. The incident allegedly happened in Spacey's apartment with Harry's father Richard in the room and unaware of what was happening.
According to his essay, Dreyfuss was reading lines with his father when Spacey sat very close to him, putting his hand on his thigh. Dreyfuss details how Spacey allegedly followed him from couch to couch putting his hand on his thigh, moving higher. "Now he had all of me in his hand," Dreyfuss wrote. "I stopped reading the script and my eyes went wide."
Rather than shout out, the younger Dreyfuss says that he shook his head futilely at Spacey. "I thought I was protecting everyone. I was protecting my dad's career. I was protecting Kevin, who my dad surely would have tried to punch."
While he doesn't remember the moments immediately after the alleged incident, Dreyfuss says he does know he never felt physically unsafe. And so, he tried to normalize the purported experience in his own mind, making it a recurring joke he'd tell to friends.
He wrote that he would downplay those urging him to speak out and that what he claimed happened wasn't funny. In the wake of the Harvey Weinsten scandal and ensuing harassment exposures, Dreyfuss wrote, "I came to see how important it is to add my voice to the people who are demanding a better world. A world in which powerful men are no longer allowed to feel safe to do this, or far worse."
Richard Dreyfuss took to Twitter to express his support for his son, and how proud he is that the younger Dreyfuss spoke out:
After coming under fire for comments he made during an interview on "PBS News Hour" Saturday morning, Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to announce that he would be stepping away from the social media platform. Before that declaration, Baldwin got particularly heated with Rose McGowan, Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento.
When discussing Harvey Weinstein on "PBS News Hour," Baldwin conceded that many "in the business" knew about Weinstein's bullying behavior and had even "heard the rumor that he raped Rose McGowan ... and nothing was done."
Baldwin went on to add, "Rose McGowan took a payment of $100,000 and settled her case with him. And it was for Rose McGowan to prosecute that case." He posited the question, "When women take money and are silenced by that money ... does it set back the cause of change?"
In his tweets announcing his departure from Twitter, Baldwin wrote, "It was never my intention, in my public statements, to 'blame the victim' in the many sexual assault cases that have emerged recently. I simply posited that the settlement of such cases certainly delayed justice, though I am fully aware that those settlements were entered into (with) the understanding that settlement is wise, intimidated into believing so."
He then encouraged people to seek out his charity on Twitter for its upcoming projects, and then gave a parting shot from that account to Argento:
If you paint every man w the same brush, you're gonna run out of paint or men.@AsiaArgento
With carefully chosen words spoken very deliberately, Uma Thurman's response to Access Hollywood about the growing Hollywood harassment scandal went viral over the weekend.
Her words came October 18, during a red carpet event for "The Parisian Woman" in New York City, as the scandal was just beginning to break wide open.
"I don't have a tidy soundbite for you," Thurman said, clearly holding back strong emotions. "Because I've learned ... that when I've spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I've been waiting to feel less angry. And when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say."
Thurman has worked with Weinstein on multiple occasions, notably in the "Kill Bill" films and on "Pulp Fiction." She has not come forward with any allegations against him.