#TooSoon? How 9 #MeToo Targets Are Getting Back to Work
After losing his jobs anchoring the morning show CBS This Morning and his self-titled PBS talk show amid sexual harassment accusations, Charlie Rose is reportedly pitching a TV show in which he’d interview other men felled by #MeToo accusations.
Now on trial for sexual assault, this former Netflix star channeled his House of Cards character Frank Underwood in a bizarre YouTube video, saying, “If I didn't pay the price for the things we both know I did do, I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn't do."
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Matt Lauer was swiftly axed from his longtime post co-anchoring Today after he was accused of sexual misconduct in November 2017. The following August, he reportedly told fans that he’s been “busy being a dad” but that he’ll “be back on TV.”
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Saturday Night Live alum and former Senator Al Franken resigned from Congress amid sexual harassment accusations in January 2018. Six months later, he told CBS affiliate WCCO he might return to politics, saying, “I haven't ruled it out. I haven't ruled it in.”
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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner allegedly told a writer on the AMC hit that she “owed” it to him to let him see her naked. Marti Noxon, a former Mad Men producer, supported the claim. These days, Weiner has a new show: Amazon’s The Romanoffs.
Sexual harassment accusations forced Jeffrey Tambor out of his role on Amazon’s Transparent in February 2018 but not out of Netflix’s Arrested Development. Netflix confirmed in May that the actor will participate in the comedy’s fifth season.
CBS canceled Wisdom of the Crowd in November 2017 amid accusations of sexual harassment against Jeremy Piven, its lead star. The Entourage alum is now trying his hand at comedy, apparently — but Haaretz reports he “bombed” in front of a “half-empty” auditorium in Jerusalem earlier this month.
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Deadline reports that Billy Bush, who participated in the so-called “locker room banter” with then-Apprentice host Donald Trump in the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape, is in talks to join Extra nearly two years after his Today exit.
Scandals don’t keep Hollywood stars away for long — just ask Mel Gibson, who earned an Oscar nomination in 2017 after unleashing an anti-Semitic tirade in 2006.
Similarly, various TV stars and alums are trying to make comebacks after their #MeToo controversies — but only time will tell whether the public can forgive them for their alleged (and sometime admitted) sexual misconduct.
In the meantime, scroll through the gallery above for updates on some of the accused.
The former Fox News anchor is focusing on 'every woman's story' in the two-hour special.