The in­dus­try is on edge as al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct reach dizzy­ing heights. The ques­tion on ev­ery­one’s mind is: ‘Who will be next?’

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - INTERNATIONAL -

Week five of the great reck­on­ing and Hol­ly­wood is fright­ened and lost, drift­ing deeper into un­char­tered wa­ters with no script, no di­rec­tion and no sense how it will end. Scan­dal was al­ways part of the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, a rit­u­alised process of ru­mours, de­nials and hush money, publi­cists and fix­ers, ban­ish­ment and re­demp­tion. But the vor­tex of sex­ual abuse al­le­ga­tions which started with Har­vey We­in­stein spins ever faster, whirling beyond con­trol of the stu­dios.

How do you con­tain a phe­nom­e­non which ric­o­chets around the world – top­pling a Bri­tish cabi­net min­is­ter and threat­en­ing a Repub­li­can Se­nate nom­i­nee, among oth­ers – and keeps re­turn­ing to the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, with the lat­est ac­cu­sa­tions against the co­me­dian Louis

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