Ed Westwick

How do you apologize when accused of sexual misconduct? In Hollywood, it runs the gamut

How do you apologize when accused of sexual misconduct? In Hollywood, it runs the gamut

Traditionally, this is the time of year when Hollywood practices its acceptance speeches; instead many high-profile members of the entertainment industry have been perfecting their apologies.

As the number of men accused of sexual harassment and misconduct continues to increase, so do the ways in which the industry, and the accused, respond. Where it took a week for Harvey Weinstein to be ousted from his company after he was accused by multiple women in the New York Times and the New Yorker, Pixar’s John Lasseter was put on leave and “Today’s” Matt Lauer fired before any accusations were made public.

The men’s responses have varied. Some, including Brett Ratner, James...

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