Actor James Franco and producer Harvey Weinstein attend the Bipartisan Election Night Party at Public House on November 4, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

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Hollywood #MeToo Movement Proves Boon Time for Crisis Managers

The Hollywood Reporter explores cottage industry around sexual misconduct scandals.

The #metoo movement sweeping Hollywood has led to a different kind of supporting cast. As the number of sexual misconduct scandals have grown since producing heavyweight Harvey Weinstein was toppled in the months after explosive reports detailing sexual assault and harassment allegations in The New York Times and New Yorker, a market has grown for crisis PR specialists, lawyers, therapists and life coaches. And The Hollywood Reporter is now examining the segment of the film industry that’s actually benefiting from the fall of a number of high profile studio execs, directors, screenwriters and actors.

“I’d say it’s easily a 300 percent (increase),” Marina Fraigun, a lawyer who specializes in harassment told The Hollywood Reporter about the surging legal demand. “While events like the Bill Cosby case often cause a temporary blip, this is unprecedented in volume and duration.”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter