In early Oc­to­ber, the New York Times re­ported pre­vi­ously undis­closed al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct against movie mogul Har­vey We­in­stein. Since then, ac­cu­sa­tions have sur­faced against sev­eral top ac­tors, co­me­di­ans, en­ter­tain­ment ex­ec­u­tives and a for­mer

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Ben Af­fleck

The Os­car- win­ning ac­tor and direc­tor ad­mit­ted he ‘‘ acted in­ap­pro­pri­ately’’ when he was ac­cused of grop­ing ac­tress Hi­larie Bur­ton. A makeup artist has also ac­cused Af­fleck of grab­bing her.

John Besh

The celebrity chef and restau­ra­teur stepped down from his com­pany af­ter 25 women said they were vic­tims of sex­ual ha­rass­ment at his restau­rants.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H. W. Bush

Four women, in­clud­ing TV ac­tress Heather Lind, have ac­cused Bush of touch­ing them in­ap­pro­pri­ately.

Andy Dick

The Chicago Reader re­ported Tues­day that a doc­u­men­tary about the co­me­dian — a for­mer Chicagoan — has been dropped from the Chicago Com­edy Film Fes­ti­val af­ter Dick was fired from an up­com­ing film for al­leged sex­ual ha­rass­ment and mis­con­duct on the set. NBC News cut ties with the po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst af­ter nu­mer­ous women ac­cused him of sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

Dustin Hoff­man

The Os­car­win­ning star of ‘‘ The Grad­u­ate’’ has been ac­cused of grop­ing a 17- year- old on the set of a 1985 TV movie and of sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing a play­wright at a meet­ing in 1991.

Michael Oreskes

He was ousted from his post as NPR’s news chief af­ter two women ac­cused him of kiss­ing them while dis­cussing job prospects. Since then, five other women have filed ha­rass­ment claims.

Jeremy Piven

On Thurs­day, an ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive be­came the third woman to ac­cuse the ‘‘ En­tourage’’ star of sex­ual ha­rass­ment and as­sault. Tif­fany Ba­con Scourby said Piven as­saulted her at the Trump In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel & Tower in 2003. Piven has de­nied the ac­cu­sa­tions.

Roy Price

Price re­signed as head of Ama­zon Stu­dios last month af­ter Isa Hack­ett, an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of the stu­dio’s show ‘‘ The Man in the High Cas­tle,’’ ac­cused him of re­peat­edly propo­si­tion­ing her.

Brett Rat­ner

The Los Angeles Times re­ported that six women, in­clud­ing ac­tresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Hen­stridge, have ac­cused the ac­tor/ direc­tor/ pro­ducer of in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­ior. Munn said Rat­ner mas­tur­bated in front of her, while Hen­stridge said Rat­ner forced her to per­form oral sex. Rat­ner has de­nied this.

Steven Sea­gal

Ac­tresses Por­tia De Rossi, Ju­lianna Mar­gulies, Lisa Guer­rero and Rae Dawn Chong have ac­cused Sea­gal of in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­ior.

Kevin Spacey

Ac­tor An­thony Rapp says the for­mer ‘‘ House of Cards’’ star car­ried Rapp to a bed and climbed on top of him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Spacey apol­o­gized but said he does not re­mem­ber the en­counter. Since then, oth­ers have come for­ward, in­clud­ing ac­tor Roberto Cava­zos and Harry Drey­fuss, son of ac­tor Richard Drey­fuss, to say that Spacey groped them.

Oliver Stone

The direc­tor of ‘‘ Pla­toon,’’ ‘‘ Wall Street’’ and ‘‘ JFK’’ is ac­cused of grab­bing a Play­boy Play­mate’s breast.

Jef­frey Tam­bor

Ama­zon is in­ves­ti­gat­ing claims that the ‘‘ Trans­par­ent’’ star re­peat­edly propo­si­tioned a for­mer as­sis­tant.

James To­back

Ac­cord­ing to NBC News, 38 women have ac­cused the Os­car nom­i­nated writer and direc­tor of ha­rass­ment.

Bob We­in­stein

Amanda Se­gal, ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of ‘‘ The Mist,’’ told Va­ri­ety that We­in­stein, brother of Har­vey We­in­stein, re­peat­edly made ro­man­tic over­tures af­ter she had re­jected his ad­vances. We­in­stein de­nies it.

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