How New York Times Reporters Broke Hollywood's Biggest Sexual Harassment Story

Want proof that journalism matters? Look no further than Harvey Weinstein. Were it not for The New York Times and The New Yorker, the indie mogul would still be hobnobbing at Oscar parties, attending movie premieres and, if allegations are to be believed, routinely abusing and harassing women.

By Brent Lang

Sexual Harassment Charges Challenge Behavior Standards in Writers Rooms

Television writers rooms are not like most workplaces. They’re creative spaces where people — many of whom gravitated toward the field because they blanched at thoughts of working straight jobs — spitball freely and rely on the group to police bad ideas

By Daniel Holloway

Tippi Hedren Recounts What Happened When She Turned Down Alfred Hitchcock's Advances

Alfred Hitchcock made Tippi Hedren a star, giving her showy roles in “The Birds” and “Marnie.” But when she refused the director’s sexual advances, he threatened to destroy her career.

By Brent Lang

#MeToo's Worldwide Moment: Global Industry Follows Hollywood's Lead in Combating Harassment

Hollywood movies have long had an outsize impact on the rest of the world. Now a Hollywood scandal is as well.

By Henry Chu

Sister of Nate Parker's Accuser: Why Art Shouldn't Be Separated From Artist (Guest Column)

Last year, a friend called me out of the blue to ask if I would speak to an investigative reporter. I was told he wanted to know about my sister, who was raped when she was a freshman at Penn State University.

By Nick Williams

20 Hollywood Women Tell Their Tales of Sexual Harassment (EXCLUSIVE)

While a tsunami of women in Hollywood tweeted #metoo, the powerful hashtag didn't give most the opportunity to tell their sexual harassment stories.

By Nick Williams

"A request for a massage might look innocent but is actually part of a pattern of predatory behavior that can range from inappropriate comments and touching to, in the case of Weinstein, allegations of rape.”

Corporations Must Embrace Diversity to Prevent Misconduct and Money Loss

The sexual harassment revelations of the past two months have made it clear that procedures for policing misconduct in the workplace are largely ineffective.

By Cynthia Littleton

Report Card on Female Representation in Hollywood Shows Few Women at the Top

We asked TV networks, film studios, agencies and tech firms to reveal their number of women in leadership roles (VP or higher, with management responsibility).

By Variety Staff

Powerful Men Can't Plead Ignorance in the Wake of Misbehavior Revelations (Column)

Power. It’s the theme that ricochets through countless TV shows, especially in the past decade or two. Who has influence, how can mastery of other people or a profession be achieved, how can ambition be cemented into unassailable and fear-inspiring dominance?

By Maureen Ryan

With Matt Lauer, NBC News Investigates Its Own Scandal

As an investigative reporter for NBC News, Stephanie Gosk has dug into everything from the Orlando nightclub shooting to the trial of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. But in recent days, she’s had to shine a light into the halls of her own employer.

By Brian Steinberg

Sexual Harassment Scandals Force Media Companies to Become the News

Covering the spate of harassment scandals that has followed the Weinstein disclosure has forced some media outlets to examine themselves, too.

By Brian Steinberg

Naming Names Isn't Enough -- Sexual Harassers Should Have to Face the Law (Column)

Week after week, reports of sexual misconduct flood the headlines; another day brings another fallen figure, another set of victims, another depressingly familiar pattern of abuse and cover-up.

By Sonia Saraiya

"Sometimes it has felt as though we’re standing in a river of pain, and I don’t want to diminish that, but there have also been moments of recognition and hope and connection. The question now is whether or not private pain can be turned into collective strength.”

Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Rhetoric Revives Stories About the Infamous Campaign Moment

President Donald Trump has questioned the authenticity of the “Access Hollywood” tape — and in so doing has revived stories about one of the infamous crisis moments of his campaign.

By Ted Johnson

Meet Some of the Women Who Came Out Against Weinstein, Ratner and More

If we’ve learned anything, it’s that there’s power in numbers. One lone voice may have gone unnoticed, but the chorus of those who have risen up to share their stories has ensured that justice has a chance to be served.

By Debra Birnbaum

Trump's Denials of Sexual Misconduct and Attack on Accuser Leave Him Open to Lawsuit

When Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” first made sexual misconduct allegations against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a press conference in October 2016, it was likely the statute of limitations would preclude litigation over the nine-year-old claim.

By Ted Johnson

Praising the Heroes Behind Sexual Harassment Reckoning: Brave Victims and Intrepid Reporters

The reason I put New York Times investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on the cover should be self-evident.

By Claudia Eller