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