He was a clown, it was part of the way we portrayed Willy Loman as well — but he never played the power play.He was teasing the young, nervous interns, mostly to make them feel included on the set, treating them as equals to all the senior technicians.The memo added, “At the top of each production year, we have forwarded our ‘Harassment-Free Workplace Policy and Procedure’ as part of all staff’s employment package.” But for Season 6, “we decided to take it a step further and worked to create a program entitled ‘Risky Business’ . It will also give you the tools to handle and/or avoid any ‘risky situations.’ ” The memo, seen by Page Six, was sent to staff members by MRC’s head of TV business & legal affairs.All employees were required to complete the “Risky Business” course within a couple of weeks.From CBS: “A senior sex crimes prosecutor is assigned to this investigation, and the Office has been working with our partners in the NYPD since the new allegations came to light,” a statement read.“As this is an active investigation, we will not be commenting further.” The New York Police Department tells CBS News, “We are aware of the sexual assault complaints. The NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on the case.
Update – p.m.: David Guillod, the Co-CEO of film and music firm Primary Wave Entertainment, has taken a leave of absence following allegations from actress Jessica Barth that he sexually assaulted her.Piven has denied the accusations, while the network said it is “looking into the matter.” More here. I’ve underestimated women” — says he wants to see sexual harassment rooted out in Hollywood. — Update – a..m.: CAA the major Hollywood talent agency that has represented embattled actor Kevin Spacey since 2009, has parted ways with the star following numerous sexual harassment allegations.— Update – a.m.: Melanie Kohler, a former employee of the Endeavor Talent Agency, has accused Hollywood super-producer Brett Ratner of rape in a Facebook post obtained by . — Update – a.m.: A throng of country music legend — including Dolly Parton, Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., Billy Ray Cyrus, Big & Rich, Cyndi Lauper, Kiefer Sutherland — have cut ties with Nashville-based PR giant Webster PR after a series of sexual harassment claims were brought against the company’s president and CEO Kirt Webster. — Update – a.m.: Alec Baldwin — who has admitted that he has “treated women in a very sexist way. Spacey’s longtime publicist, Staci Wolfe of Polaris, has also cut ties with him. — Update – a.m.: Eight former and current employees who worked on the set of the hit Netflix political drama have accused Kevin Spacey of creating a “toxic” work environment by sexually harassing them, according to a report — one incident allegedly occurred during the first season in 2012, in which Spacey was said to have put his hand down a production assistant’s pants.The alleged relationship, according to the man, ended in attempted rape. — Update – p.m.: Actress Joanna Krupa defended actor Jeremy Piven against allegations that he sexually assaulted or harassed women. The star added: “Jeremy never did anything wrong to me.He’s always been an amazing friend to me, so I support him.” Krupa also said that she “knew about Harvey Weinstein over 10 years ago” but never had “any issues” with him, Page Six reports.But two weeks later, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey made sexual advances toward him, in 1986, when Rapp was just 14.