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T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) accused of sexual & physical assault, denies claims

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Accusations resurfaced against former ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Gorburger’ star TJ Miller from his college days, where he allegedly sexually and physically assaulted a woman. Miller ”denies any wrongdoing.”

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Russell Simmons claims he’s innocent of rape, says #NotMe

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Following the most recent allegations of rape and sexual misconduct from multiple women against him, Russell Simmons says he will ”prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges.”

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Netflix cuts ties with Danny Masterson, who still denies rape allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

At the Drive In’s Cedric Bixler Zavala responded to Masterson’s denial, saying, “he’s had about 15 years to make this statement. Every time he had a chance he laughed at the victims. He is surrounded by enablers.”

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock gives statement on sexual assault allegations against his father

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As allegations of sexual conduct against powerful men continue to come out, the New York Times has published the accounts of nine women accusing Israel Horovitz, a playwright, screenwriter, and also father of Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys.

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Russell Simmons steps down from Def Jam following new sexual assault allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons was accused of sexual assault, which he first denied and then later apologized to “any women from my past who I may have offended.” Since then, screenwriter Jenny Lumet shared a detailed account via The Hollywood Reporter of Simmons assaulting her in 1991, and Simmons has now given his own statement…

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At the Drive In’s “Incurably Innocent” references Scientologist Danny Masterson, alleged rapist

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cedric Bixler Zavala called “Incurably Innocent” “a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out.” Specifically, its lyrics relate to his wife, Chrissie Carnell Bixler’s alleged rape by Danny Masterson.

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Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault, denies claims

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Music mogul and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has responded to claims that he teamed with Brett Ratner to sexually assault multiple women.

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Chrissie Bixler slams Netflix after accusing Danny Masterson of rape

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bixler’s husband, At the Drive In and The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala, has also commented on Twitter, mentioning that The Church of Scientology has been harassing his family since his wife pressed charges last year.

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FYF’s Sean Carlson accused of sexual misconduct by several women; Goldenvoice cuts ties

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Several women have come forward with detailed accounts accusing FYF Founder Sean Carlson of sexual misconduct and assault. Goldenvoice parted ways with Carlson shortly before the report was made public.

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watch Win Butler call Arcade Fire the Best Rock Band, discuss sexual assault, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was interviewed for George Stroumboulopoulos’s The Strombo Show, where they discussed a lot of different stuff in the nearly-40-minute interview.

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Sean Astin (Goonies / LOTR / Stranger Things) addresses Corey Feldman and Alyssa Milano situation

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“While were filming Goonies it was obvious that he was having a rough time. We were friends and I tried to be as supportive as possible. Beyond, emotional affinity, it was impossible to figure out some other way of helping. He was a strong, confident, cocky kid, who was wise beyond his years. I lived with a sense of dread for him.”

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Kevin Spacey jokes in plain sight: Seth MacFarlane, Billy Eichner & Julie Klausner have been calling him out for years

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s Hulu show, Difficult People, has made Spacey the target of many jokes. Watch them all back to back in one video.

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Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath sues Alice Glass after abuse allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In a new statement, Ethan Kath says Alice Glass left Crystal Castles “to handle her mental health and substance abuse issues” and he “fully supported her,” but now he “can’t support extortion, false claims, and accusations put forth after the band gained success without her.”

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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino pens op-ed on “explosion of sexual assault allegations”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“The thing about all of this — the #MeToo movement, the calling out of creeps and pedophiles and let’s just call them what they are, bad men — is it’s actually really working. These men are losing their jobs. They’re becoming famous for new reasons,“ Bethany writes.

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Alice Glass accuses former Crystal Castle bandmate of forced sex, physical abuse

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Alice Glass left Crystal Castles in 2014 and now has an active solo project underway, while Ethan Kath continued Crystal Castles with a different singer. At the time of her departure, Alice said that she left the group “for a multitude of reasons both professional and personal,” and now she has given a detailed account of Ethan Kath taking advantage of her for years, abusing her physically, and forcing her to have se with him.

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Matt Mondanile responds to sexual assault allegations: “I’ve been an insensitive creep”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“I am endlessly sorry for my inappropriate behavior. I took advantage of my position as a musician, though I never intended to hurt anyone emotionally or otherwise. I’ve been an insensitive creep,“ Mondanile’s apology begins.

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Alex Calder releases a statement on sexual assault allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“At the time, I had thought that my actions were consensual and now understand that this was not the case. This encounter did not meet the criteria for getting consent. I abused this person, and I have not held myself accountable for this.”

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women share details of former Real Estate member Matt Mondanile’s sexual misconduct

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last week, the news broke that the reason for Matt Mondanile‘s departure from Real Estate was that the band fired him after “allegations of unacceptable treatment of women were brought to [their] attention.” Details on the situation by seven women have now surfaced in a new SPIN article.

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Nelly accuser drops charges, believes “the system is going fail her”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“We do not live in a society where a 21 year old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape,” Karen Koehler, the accusers’ lawyer, wrote in an open letter.

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