Elizabeth Wurtzel, who recently profiled Amy Schumer for the New York Times Magazine, is on the set at Amy Schumer’s house at one of her SNL performances, on the night that she began to think about leaving her husband for Ben Hanisch (whom she met at the gym). On Monday afternoon, Hilaria Baldwin gives a tour of her husband Alec Baldwin’s apartment. Basing her downstairs in the apartment, she said that she stopped moving in her morning shower just to “be respectful” to her children.
Meanwhile, Daniel Brekke is the latest woman to come forward with allegations of misconduct against Harvey Weinstein. “We believe it, we know it, and we are not going to stand for it,” an unnamed voiceover artist said on the “Believe Women” podcast. They say that Weinstein threatened them if they told anyone what he did to them. Brekke says that she met him at an audition one day when she was 24, after she was an open casting call, and he told her to take off her clothes before they met in the studio. “He dragged me out to the hallway — huuuuuge dress, and he’s like – you know we don’t do that at auditions, ’cause it’s just wrong, you’re basically a show-off,” she said. “He was like, ‘You gonna take your clothes off?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t think so.’ I’m 24. I was in shock. Then he’s like, ‘I’m gonna give you a job and I’m gonna give you a part in a movie if you will just do this for me.’” Brekke signed an “emergency production agreement,” which forbade her from talking about how she was treated. “It was like the fastest way out, you know, and I’m like, no. ‘Cause if I would have just told some of the things that he did, I don’t think I would be able to go into the next chapter of my life with my career, because I would be dead inside.”
A statement released by Simon & Schuster on Friday revealed that a vice president at the publishing house wanted to “clean house” around the book bearing Klein’s name, Dirty John, after learning of the account Klein would give about Gina Rodriguez’s “grievously unfair experience” with cast member Debra Messing. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Messing reveals that her producer-director wife, Willa, wrote a story for the magazine in which she relayed the actress’s story, in which she said Messing was kind and apologetic while she was being mistreated by the crew. Messing says Willa and Gina had been friends for years. Messing says she was never aware that her character in the movie, Audria Magill, was, in fact, based on Ki and Ki’s sister, but that she couldn’t fathom why Simon & Schuster would want to sever contact with the actress as they proceeded with the publication of the book. “When this happened, of course I was extremely upset, and then I called my wife and I said, ‘How dare you not speak up,’” Messing said. “And I said I was going to speak up and I was going to use any and all means at my disposal to fight back. And I did. It’s your job.”
An executive producer for the upcoming documentary The Women’s March, Ai-jen Poo, who has given the film her support, was named as one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against CNN on Friday. Her legal team notes that she filed the complaint with CNN under a state statute which allows for the suit to be filed anonymously. The lawsuit charges the network with defaming Ms. Poo and eight other people associated with the Women’s March in its coverage of the Women’s March. The suit specifically accused CNN of having defamed Ms. Poo with false statements about her having a criminal record, doing cocaine, and engaging in prostitution. CNN responded to the complaint and the case filing on Friday. An official with the company says that the network stands by its report.