The Weinstein effect   is a global trend in which people come forward to accuse famous or powerful men of sexual misconduct. The allegations were described as a " tipping point " or "watershed moment" and precipitated a "national against sexual harassment. The effect gave rise to the MeToo campaignwhich encourages people to share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault, and the two events triggered a cascade of allegations that brought about the swift removal of many men in positions of power in the United States, while tarnishing and ending political careers of additional men as it spread around the world.
In the entertainment industry, allegations led to the dismissal of actors and directors alike. In JulyFox News television host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against the station's chairman Roger Aileswhich led to his removal and encouraged journalists to pursue rumors about the conduct of Weinstein and political commentator Bill O'Reilly.
Similar revelations and a lawsuit led to O'Reilly being fired in April Both Ailes and O'Reilly denied wrongdoing. On October 5,The New York Times broke the first reports of decades of sexual misconduct claims against film producer Harvey Weinstein. On October 10,journalist Ronan Farrow reported further allegations Weinstein had sexually assaulted or harassed thirteen women, and raped three. Weinstein was immediately dismissed from The Weinstein Company.
Weinstein had suppressed these cases through confidential financial settlements and nondisclosure agreementsas was common for celebrity sexual harassment cases, before journalists aired the story.
Over eighty accusers came forward against Weinstein, including many well-known actresses. Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times said the Weinstein scandal precipitated a "national reckoning" against sexual harassment and assault in the United States,  which became known as the Weinstein effect; on social media, it was widely known as " pervnado".
Men and women aired claims of sexual misconduct in workplaces across multiple industries, leading to the swift international condemnation or removal of many men in positions of power. On Twitterthe MeToo campaign encouraged hundreds of thousands of people to share their stories.
Two supporters of the MeToo movement were also accused. The Weinstein effect was felt outside the United States, especially, but not solely, in the English-speaking world. In the United Kingdom, allegations of sexual misconduct against many British politicians became a public scandal involving dozens of women accusers across decades and political parties.
Broadcaster and former baseball player Gregg Zaun was fired. American journalists in conversation at NPR spoke of the allegations feeling like a tipping point for societal treatment of sexual misconduct.
Social media provides a platform for women to share their experiences and encouragement at a scale that had not existed during prior public debates. Two columnists of the USA Today expressed doubt that the trend of public opinion would hold, citing open, public cases with few consequences: KellyBill Cosbyand Donald Trump. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Portals Criminal justice Law. Compared to how prevalent sexual harassment is, false claims are rare. Home Office suggests that only 4% of cases of sexual violence reported to they damage the life and reputation of the innocent, is often a red herring.
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