Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein for Using Her in Defense of Sexual Misconduct Suit

Meryl Streep’s pissed Harvey Weinstein used her for his defense in one of the class action lawsuits against him … and she’s not having any of it. The Oscar-winning actress says just because it’s true that Weinstein wasn’t sexually…


Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein for Using Her in Defense of Sexual Misconduct Suit

Meryl Streep’s pissed Harvey Weinstein used her for his defense in one of the class action lawsuits against him … and she’s not having any of it. The Oscar-winning actress says just because it’s true that Weinstein wasn’t sexually…


Kate Upton Accuses Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano of Sexual Misconduct

Kate Upton has accused the man behind fashion brand Guess of treating women in an inappropriate manner.

On Wednesday morning, the world famous model took to Twitter in order to accuse chief creative officer and former co-CEO Paul Marciano of sexual harassment.

Marciano has been a major influence at Guess for years and remains a prominent player in its everyday operations.

Much to the chagrin of Upton, as she writes below:

“It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director.”

The newlywed ended the tweet with a potentially telling hashtag, implying that she was a victim of Marciano’s unacceptable behavior by Tweeting:


This hashtag, of course, is commonly used these days by women who have been the victims of sexual harassment or misconduct.

While it’s often employed by females in the entertainment industry (after acres Alyssa Milano made it popular once again several months ago), many women around social media in general have also joined the movement.

The impressive viral movement aims to shed light on years and years of abuse, intimidation, harassment and assault that have been covered up by both Hollywood and the media.

Back to Upton, however:

Minutes after sending her initial message, Upton shared the same Tweet on Instagram, along with the caption:

“He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo.”

Justin Verlander, the Houston Astros starting pitcher who Upton married in November, also shared his wife’s allegation on Twitter.

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Upton is arguably the most famous supermodel in the world.

She became a celebrity spokesmodel for Guess in 2011, following in the footsteps of such major names as the following:

Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. Most recent faces of Guess include Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez.

Marciano, meanwhile, co-founded the fashion company in 1981 and has served as its executive chairman and chief creative officer since August 2015.

He stepped down that year from his position as the brand’s chief executive officer, but, if anything, has been more involved in a daily basis ever since making this transition.

Guess has yet to respond to Upton’s claims.

And Upton has not provided any further detail regarding what Marciano has done to merit said claims.

We’ll update this story as more news when/if it breaks.


Steve Wynn: Dozens Accuse Las Vegas Mogul of Sexual Misconduct

Of the various famous men accused of being sex monsters in recent months, many have been more famous but arguably none have been as influential as Steve Wynn.

He’s a billionaire. He’s an outspoken conservative and the finance chair for the Republican National Committee. He’s a Las Vegas casino mogul. 

And, according to dozens of accusers, his pattern of alleged sexual misconduct goes back for decades.

The Wall Street Journal reports that billionaire Steve Wynn has engaged in behaviors for years and years that create a working culture of sexual harassment.

According to dozens of current and former employees of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn’s demands for sex from female employees came under the guise of manicures, makeup applications, and massages that were performed privately in his offices.

It is there that these numerous sources say that Steve Wynn would exert pressure upon these women to engage in sex acts at his behest.

The Wall Street Journal describes employees conspiring to invent fake appointments that various female coworkers might have so that they could avoid spending time alone in their CEO’s office.

One woman recounted her story in which she alleges that Wynn forced her to have sex.

While working as a manicurist at Wynn’s flagship casino in 2005, she says that Wynn pressured her to remove her clothing.

She says that he then relentlessly pressured her to lie naked on the massage table in his office.

The Wall Street Journal spoke to coworkers of hers who remember her returning to where they were, looking visibly shaken and upset, immediately after the alleged incident.

That sounds like a horrifying abuse of power.

The Wall Street Journal says that they were the ones who reached out to employees, not the other way around.

They spoke to over 150 current and former employees in order to hear personal accounts and seek confirmation from others. We can only guess which stories they may have heard but were unable to confirm.

Citing Steve Wynn’s powerful influence throughout the Las Vegas strip, most of the employees who spoke were hesitant to speak on the record, worrying that it could hurt their careers.

At least one previous alleged incident with a manicurist led to a lawsuit and payout of $ 7.5 million.

All in all, the culture described by the report is one in which some female employees would hide in the bathroom if they knew that Steve Wynn was in the building.

In response to these allegations, Wynn’s company issued a lengthy statement.

Interestingly, both he and his company seem to believe that this report is part of a conspiracy by his two-time ex-wife, Elain Wynn (1963-1986, 1991-2010).

“The recent allegations about Mr. Wynn reflect allegations made in court hearings by Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife, Elaine Wynn.”

That’s part of a statement by Wynn Resorts, which also says:

“It is clear that Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife has sought to use a negative public relations campaign to achieve what she has been unable to do in the courtroom: tarnish the reputation of Mr. Wynn in an attempt to pressure a revised divorce settlement from him.”

The statement also iterates that Wynn Resorts is committed to a safe workplace.

Additionally, Wynn himself says that “the idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous.”

We don’t know what Steve Wynn’s wife Andrea Wynn (formerly Andrea Hissom) thinks of all of this, but we do know what stockholders think.

Shares in Wynn Resorts fell by 5% … and then it was 8% … and then 9%.

The presentation of these accusations as a smear campaign is curious, as one would imagine that it would require enlisting over 150 accomplices and also hoodwinking The Wall Street Journal, a notoriously conservative news outlet that one would imagine would take extra care when accusing one of the nation’s wealthiest Republicans.

It is difficult to gauge what the fallout from this will be for Wynn, professionally. Las Vegas is not Hollywood.

Perhaps only time will tell if he’ll be ousted from any of his many, many business and political interests.