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Harvey Weinstein Facing Disciplinary Charges from Directors Guild

Once the “most powerful” producer in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein has fallen from the good graces of his industry peers as his decades-long sexual harassment and assault of women continues to come to light. The Directors Guild of America has announced it has recently filed disciplinary charges against Weinstein, reports the Los Angeles Times.

These disciplinary proceeding will likely lead to his eventual expulsion from the association, who would be following in the footsteps of the Producers Guild…

Director Gary Gray, Fearful for Life, Refuses to Testify Against Suge Knight

Infamous businessman and music producer Marion “Suge” Knight is again making headlines as he stands accused of threatening filmmaker F. Gary Gray while the latter was shooting Straight Outta Compton, the Oscar-nominated feature depicting the rise of the rap collective N.W.A.

In February, “Grand jurors indicted Knight on a charge of threatening Gray with death or great bodily injury, one of several turns in a now years-long legal saga for Knight,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Harvey Weinstein Refutes Lupita Nyong’o’s Allegations From Rehab

Harvey Weinstein has denied the account given by Lupita Nyong’o in the New York Times, in which she accuses the once powerful Hollywood producer of recurring sexual harassment, bullying, and threats.

“Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry,” reads the statement he released through a spokesperson, according to Deadline. “Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broa…

Corey Feldman Alleges Child Sexual Abuse, Promises Justice On Twitter

Inspired by the deluge of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, ‘80s megastar Corey Feldman (of Goonies and Stand by Me fame) is making a promise to seek justice for himself and others who were sexually assaulted as children by prominent Hollywood male figures.

In a widely reported, but until now seemingly inconsequential, 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feldman claimed he was molested several times and that his friend and fellow film star Corey Haim,…

Sean Penn Fears Retaliation from El Chapo Over Netflix Docuseries

Sean Penn’s latest film The Last Face was recently universally panned, and now the Oscar-winning actor-director believes his life is being put at risk by the release of a Netflix documentary series recounting the days leading up to the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, the infamous head of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.

Penn made headlines in 2015 for the role he may have played in the capture of the drug lord known for twice escaping prison by tunneling his way to freedom. El Chapo is cu…

Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o Recounts Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Bullying

Lupita Nyong’o has given a detailed, lucid, and revealing account in the New York Times of her own disturbing experience with Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who has been sexually harassing and assaulting women, including dozens of actresses, for the past three decades.

Nyong’o describes feeling “sick in the pit of my stomach” over her own past silence and the distressing buried memories these past two weeks of Weinstein-centered news have forced to the surface.

“I had shelved my experience…