Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein

With new accusations and revelations about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry still coming fast and furious, it’s way too early to predict the lasting effect.

But one consequence of the #MeToo campaign seems certain: It’s going to be keeping a lot of lawyers busy—and not just on matters related to Harvey Weinstein.

Here are just some of the legal teams being mobilized so far:

• The accused: Louis C.K., the comedian who masturbated in front of women.

Louis C.K. Louis C.K.

His response: It’s true.

His lawyer: David Weber of Beverly Hills, California’s Sloane Offer Weber & Dern has represented the comedian recently, but Weber didn’t immediately respond to a request for confirmation that he’s on the job. His firm has no shortage of top-tier film industry clients, including Angelina Jolie, Michael Bay, Will Smith, Jack Black, Spike Jonze and Mark Wahlberg.

• The accused: Kevin Spacey, the actor and star of “House of Cards,” who is alleged to have engaged in sexual predatory behavior with underage boys.

His response: Spacey has denied the allegations.

His lawyer: Bryan Freedman of Los Angeles’ Freedman & Taitelman. Freedman previously represented a fashion designer who sued singer Courtney Love for libel based on her social media rants.

For the plaintiffs: One of Spacey’s alleged victims has tapped Mitchell Garabedian of Boston, who previously obtained roughly $95 million in settlements for victims of Roman Catholic priests’ sexual misconduct. (Garabedian was portrayed by Stanley Tucci in the movie “Spotlight.”)

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]