IN PICTURES | Famous names who faced sexual harassment allegations in recent time

Published: 08th November 2017 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2017 10:00 AM  

Women continue to remain “largely oppressed and exploited”, according to the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE). The commission had observed with great interest the heightened activism in addressing gender equality by multi-sector organisations, the CGE said in a statement. The allegations have set off a ripple effect, empowering people who say they also were victims to come forward with stories of abuse by people in power. Here's a list of people who were thrown into the hall of shame by their abusers.
Hollywood actresses like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet, among others, have condemned producer Harvey Weinstein amid a growing number of sexual harassment allegations against him. Weinstein, who has been fired from The Weinstein Company, has been accused by multiple women of sexually harassing them over a period of nearly three decades. He reportedly invited women to hotel rooms for business reasons and then greeted them nude or asked them to massage him or watch him shower. (Photo | AP)
The 'House of Cards' fame actor Kevin Spacey was alleged of sexual harassment on 2nd November, 2017 by his ex-employee. Spacey became embroiled in Hollywood's widening sexual misconduct scandal when he apologised over accusations he made a sexual advance on a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s. (Photo | AP)
Michael Fallon resign from his post of UK Defence secretary due to his Westminster sex scandal. He became the first minister to resign from Theresa May's government over the sex scandal engulfing Parliament. (Photo | AP)
Another UK politician Carl Sergeant was accused of sexual harassment. He resigned from his post amidst the scandal. On 7th November he was found dead, speculations say he committed suicide. (Photo | AP)
A prominent Austrian lawmaker says he's gave up his seat in parliament amid allegations of sexual harassment. Peter Pilz is a former Green party parliamentarian. He was accused of groping a young woman at a 2013 conference. (Photo | AP)
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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was accused of multiple rape and sexual misconduct. The Swiss-born professor at Oxford has denied two allegations of rape made by French women, as well as further allegations in Swiss media of sexual misconduct against teenage girls in the 1980s and 1990s. (Photo | AFP)
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