Famous figures accused of sexual misconduct
Gerard Depardieu, Alexander Wang, and James Franco have lawyered up
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The era of #MeToo has brought waves of fresh sexual misconduct allegations against some prominent and powerful figures. It might seem like all of these accusations are new, but the fact is that victims are only just starting to feel more comfortable in sharing their experiences, and these acts of sexual misconduct and abuse have been going on for many, many years. The difference is that, now, people are paying attention.
Most recently French actor Gerard Depardieu has reportedly been charged with rape and sexual assault. Fashion designer Alexander Wang has over 10 allegations of sexual assault laid against him. James Franco has settled a lawsuit accusing him of sexual exploitation in his acting school. The list goes on.
The public is still learning how to deal with figures accused of sexual crimes, but by putting these stories in the spotlight, a discussion can be had about the power structures that enable these patterns, the faults our society has had in the past in dealing with them, and the steps we can take to do better.
Unfortunately, the previously mentioned allegations are far from the first, or the worst. Click through to learn more about her lawsuit, and see which defamed faces who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
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