Wealthy Celebrities Accused of Sexual Harassment

Women who experienced harassment are now more likely to speak out through social media and news outlets to share their own stories. The downfall of media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, led many women to come out and name other influential celebrities with incidents of sexual harassment. Here are some of the Hollywood men with accusations of sexual assault or harassment:

Ben Affleck

The Batman-actor was accused by MTV host Hilarie Burton of groping her in a 2003 “Total Request Live” appearance. Affleck, upon realizing the consequence of his past action, immediately sent an apology statement. Ironically, he issued his apology a day right after he criticized the behavior of Weinstein towards women.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown’s career is full of controversies and accusations of aggression towards women and domestic violence. He attacked his then-girlfriend, pop superstar Rihanna, in 2009. Brown pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault, and since then several other women emerged with claims of violence against the rapper.

In 2017, Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran received a restraining order grant right after she reported claims of threats and abuse from the With You singer. The following year, one more woman filed a case against him for holding her against her will while a friend raped her at his home in Los Angeles. Adding to Brown’s reputation was his legal trouble for multiple violent altercations and some fights as well.

In January 2019, a woman reported to the police that Brown, a friend of his, and a bodyguard, raped her inside one of Brown’s rooms. She told the police that several other women were also invited to his hotel after meeting him in a nightclub.

Sylvester Stallone

The world-famous actor and director, Sylvester Stallone, is up against a report of sexual assault back in the late 1980s. A police report from that period, refined by the Baltimore Post-Examiner website and the Daily Mail, indicates an unnamed teen, aged 16 then, gave her consent to have sex with Stallone in Las Vegas in 1986. The woman denied this and told the police that she did not consent to group sex when Stallone invited his bodyguard to participate in the deed. The Nevada law states that the age of consent is 16. Stallone’s representative, Michelle Bega, says that the allegation is categorically false and ridiculous.

Morgan Freeman

One of the world’s prominent actor, Morgan Freeman, is an 81-year old Oscar winner faced an accusation of unwanted touching, sexual harassment, and other inappropriate behavior by eight complainants. The CNN investigation published a report stating that a supposed pattern of abuse on women in movie sets and other events. The actor known for his distinctive voice denied the claim, calling the complaints undermining his 80 years of work in the industry. He added that, to his knowledge, he never promoted unsafe work environments for anyone who has ever worked with him.

R Kelly

The famous singer who popularized “Ignition” and “I Believe I Can Fly” also has his fair share of sexual abuse accusations. The R&B singer has been accused of sexual relations with young teens. The allegations on R. Kelly followed for decades, and another set of accusers came about acts of sexual coercion and physical abuse. A Buzzfeed report states that Kelly rented houses in Chicago and Atlanta for groups of women who would carry out sexual favors for him, which, of course, the singer vehemently denied.

Final Thoughts

A lot of the accused denied the accusations of sexual misconduct. But the law enforcement agencies prompted investigations which gave victims a little peace of mind. Sometimes, these people use their power and money to get what they want. Thankfully, the local business Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC, gives proper representation against sexual crimes.

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