8 of the Worst
Misogynist Sex Creeps
By Matthew Arcilla
Tinseltown and sex scandals are the stuff that neo-noir thrillers are made of, but for the victims, they’re not a mystery to be solved, but a culture they have to put up with. Hollywood has maintained a wall of silence with various figures of influence conspiring to maintain it. But look closely, but you’ll see that most of the creepy, pervy behavior in Hollywood is an open secret. Here are eight of the worst sex creeps that continue to operate in show business.
8. Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal may have found gold in the Philippines, but he’s always looking for “honeys” when it comes doing his work as a filmmaker and spirit guru. In the early 90s, he asked Jenny McCarthy to undress during an audition for Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Seagal was alleged to keep a harem of sex slaves to attend to his sexual desires 24/7 and used Craigslist to hunt for “a woman who isn’t bothered by the fact that I put “executive assistant” in quotes.”
7. James Woods
This prominent character actor is famous not just for his villainous demeanor on screen, but his frequent use of Twitter. But when he used his account to criticize the seven year age gap between the two love interests in Call Me By Your Name, star Armie Hammer pointedly asked, “Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60?” Woods’ creepy history got even creepier when actress Amber Tamblyn alleged that Woods tried to pick her up when she was 16.
6. Woody Allen
This actor-director’s complicated and troubled history with women is no laughing matter. His first wife, Harlene Rosen maintains it was an unsettling marriage, one that saw her violated outside of her apartment. His second partner, Mia Farrow discovered nude photos of their adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who he later married. Even worse, Mia’s daughter, Dylan Farrow said that Allen sexually assaulted her as a child as she played with her brother’s train set.
5. Charlie Chaplin
This comedy genius was incorrigible in his advances towards young women. But it’s his relationship with his second wife, Lita Grey, that sticks out the most. Chaplin first seduced Grey when she was 15 and he was 35. After she became pregnant with his child, he married her under threat of being reported to the police. Throughout the marriage, he would make “revolting, degrading and offensive” sexual demands.