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Actor Kevin Spacey is one of the Hollywood figures accused of harassment. Photo: Scott Kirkland / AP

The public allegations against Harvey Weinstein, which first came to light over a month ago in the New York Times, started a domino effect of powerful men being called out for their inappropriate behavior towards men and women alike.

Why it matters: These men are losing everything: book deals are falling through, lawsuits are being filed, they're quitting their jobs (or being forced out), losing their companies, and more. This sends a message to predators throughout industries: if you abuse your power and position, you will lose.

The price of being a creep:

  • Harvey Weinstein - lost his company, and is under investigation. The Manhattan district attorney is seeking approval for an indictment as early as next week.
  • Kevin Spacey - replaced in upcoming film "All the Money in the World," dropped by his agency, publicist, and Netflix.
  • Mark Halperin - lost his book deal, an HBO series, and contributing spots with NBC and MSNBC.
  • James Toback - dropped by his talent agency.
  • Michael Fallon - resigned as U.K. defense minister.
  • Michael Oreskes - resigned as NPR news chief.
  • Roy Price - resigned as Amazon Studios director.
  • Leon Wieseltier - financial support for his magazine was pulled before launch.
  • John Besh - stepped down as CEO of Besh Restaurant Group, Harrah's New Orleans Casino has cut relations with the company.
  • Brett Ratner - Warner Bros. severed ties with the director, and Playboy Enterprises is shelving projects in which he's involved.
  • Lockhart Steele - fired from Vox Media as editorial director.
  • Chris Savino - fired by Nickelodeon.
  • Kirk Webster - lost his country music PR company (which changed its name to Westby PR) and was dropped by clients like Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, and Kid Rock.
  • Terry Richardson - Condé Nast International cut ties with the fashion photographer.

What to watch for: There are several men who have been accused (U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, Sen. Al Franken) who have not yet faced consequences.

Go deeper: Men behaving badly; The powerful men accused this week of sexual harassment.

Go deeper

Updated 1 hour ago - World

North Korea claims latest missile test new weapon launched from submarine

North Korean state media claims the country's military fired this missile on Tuesday. Photo: Korean Central News Agency

North Korean state media announced that a detected ballistic missile launch off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed weapon test-fired from a submarine.

Why it matters: Pyongyang's latest in a series of recent missile launches into the sea happened hours after U.S. officials emphasized their commitment to restart negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which have stalled since talks broke down during the Trump administration, AP notes.

4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Manchin's massive means test

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is offering progressives a trade: He'll vote for their cherished social programs if they accept strict income caps for the recipients, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: Manchin’s plan to use so-called means-testing for everything from paid family medical leave to elder and disabled care would drastically shrink the size and scope of the programs. It also would bring a key moderate vote to the progressive cause.

The China whisperer

Nick Burns. Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images

President Biden's nominee for ambassador to China will face aggressive questioning Wednesday about the most important, and potentially perilous, bilateral relationship in the world.

Why it matters: While Nick Burns is an experienced diplomat with support on both sides of the aisle, lawmakers want to use his confirmation hearing to force the administration into some tough positions on China.