Breaking News

Men Who Have Recently Resigned After Sexual Harassment Accusations
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Al Franken

This month, Al Franken announced that he will resign from Congress after being accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.

Summary: Numerous men from various industries have recently quit their jobs after sexual harassment scandals. 

Now that the country has entered the #MeToo era, a number of prominent men have been fired from their jobs after accusations of sexual harassment or misconduct. These famous faces include Harvey Weinstein, who started the cultural tide shift, Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Netflix’s Danny Masterson, and more. But while some men don’t exit until they are terminated, what men have resigned or quit as a response?

  
What
Where


In October, the New York Times published a damning expose about Hollywood mogul Weinstein and his three decades of alleged unchecked mistreatment of women. After the article was published, dozens of women came forward to accuse him of everything from masturbating in front of them without consent to rape. The downfall of such a bully and powerful giant prompted women and men from all industries to come forward, and in the past three months, over a hundred men in various industries have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct.

These accusations have affected not only the entertainment industry, but also the legal realm. For instance, Judge Alex Kozinski, chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, announced his resignation in December after multiple clerks and junior staffers accused him of sexual harassment. Kozinski apologized for his behavior, which allegedly included asking staffers to watch porn with him, and he blamed it on his “broad sense of humor.”

Politicians from both sides have been accused of harassment, and instead of fighting the allegations, some like Minnesota Senator Al Franken or Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover have chosen to step down. These types of decisions were prompted because colleagues publicly asked them to or because these men did not want to endure more backlash.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The following is a list of all the men who have resigned after being accused.

Law and politics:



  1. Judge Alex Kozinski
  2. Senator Al Franken
  3. Representative Jim Conyers
  4. Florida DNC Chair Stephen Bittel
  5. Ohio Representative Wes Goodman
  6. Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover
  7. Representative Trent Franks
  8. State Assemblyman Matt Dababneh
  9. Representative Ruben Kihuen
  10. Representative Tony Cornish
  11. Senator Dan Schoen
  12. State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra
  13. Senator Cliff Hite

Media, publishing, and business:

  1. NPR’s Michael Oreskes
  2. Celebrity chef John Besh
  3. Celebrity chef Mario Batali
  4. Paris Review editor Lorin Stein
  5. Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson
  6. The New Republic’s Hamilton Fish
  7. Artforum’s Knight Landesman
  8. Tech writer Robert Scobel

Entertainment: 

  1. Music mogul Russell Simmons
  2. Amazon Studio’s Roy Price
  3. Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor
  4. Producer Andrew Duncan
  5. Super Size Me creator Morgan Spurlock
  6. Producer David Guillod
  7. CBS Diversity Showcase director Rick Najera

What do you think of the men who resigned? Let us know in the comments below.



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Junior Litigation Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Dallas office of our client, a Chambers ranked law firm, is actively seeking associates to join our ...

Apply Now

Investment Funds Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client is seeking a mid-level attorney with hedge fund, private equity, ...

Apply Now

Intellectual property litigation attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco AmLaw office is seeking an intellectual property litigation attorney with 2-5 years of...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney

USA-MO-Jefferson City

Successful, expanding law firm of 23 years seeks an attorney with an interest in civil litigati...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Fullerton

Southern California municipal law firm seeking attorney with 10-15 years of litigation experience.&#...

Apply now

Burned Out by Traditional Big Law? Our Innovative National Firm is Growing in Dallas!

USA-TX-Dallas

Culhane Meadows PLLC, one of the largest non-traditional law firms in the country, is continuing its...

Apply now

Burned Out by Traditional Big Law? Our Innovative National Firm is Growing in Boston!

USA-MA-Boston

Culhane Meadows PLLC, one of the largest non-traditional law firms in the country, is continuing its...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top