At the time of the affair Flynn had already been accused - and found not guilty - of the statutory rape of two underage girls in 1942. He had already been accused, and found not guilty, of statutory rape of two underage girls in 1942 (both pictured on the set of Cuban Rebel Girls in 1959'BE NICE TO ME'Joan Collins says she lost out on the lead role in Cleopatra because she wouldn't sleep with the studio head.
For anyone thinking the days of the so-called casting couch were long gone, this past week has been eye-opening, as the growing list of women directing allegations of sexual harassment and rape at Harvey Weinstein suggests they never left Hollywood.
Here's a look at some cases from the past and present.
He is known for having starred in the role of Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and in films such as The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), L. Confidential (1997), Memento (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The Road (2009), The King's Speech (2010), Prometheus (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013).
In Australian cinema, he has appeared in The Proposition (2005), Animal Kingdom (2010), The Rover (2014), Holding the Man (2015) and The Wizards of Aus (2016).
In January 2009, Pearce returned to the stage after a seven-year absence.
In 2010, he appeared as David Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VIII, in the award-winning film The King's Speech.''But apparently that is what was going to happen.' Polanski fled the United States before final sentencing and is still wanted by judicial authorities. AMERICA'S DADBill Cosby, the 'Cosby Show' star once known as America's Dad, is facing a retrial on charges he drugged and molested a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004. He is currently facing a retrial on chargers that he drugged and molested a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004 (pictured left during the Cosby Show days and right in April leaving court)'GOT THE WRONG GIRL'Charlize Theron was new in Hollywood but knew the warning signs when she went to an audition.'I thought it was a little odd that the audition was on a Saturday night at his house in Los Angeles, but I thought maybe that was normal,' she told Marie Claire in 2005. '' Oscar-winner Charlize Theron has said that when she was starting her career, a man asked her to audition for a role in his house in Los Angeles, and she quickly left after realizing 'what the situation was' (pictured in 2016)OSCAR WINNERTwo women who worked on Casey Affleck's film I'm Still Here filed sexual harassment lawsuits against him in 2010.He took me into his office and said, "You really want this part? I really do." "Well," he said, "then all you have to do is be nice to me." It was a wonderful euphemism in the Sixties for you know what. In fact, I was rather wimpish, burst into tears and rushed out of his office.' The role went to Elizabeth Taylor.AMERICA'S LITTLE DARLINGIn her memoir Child Star, actress Shirley Temple claimed that an MGM producer known to have an 'adventuresome casting couch' unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her during their first meeting in 1940. Being innocent of male anatomy, she responded with nervous laughter and he threw her out of his office.His mother, Anne Pearce (born 1940), was from County Durham, England; she was a schoolteacher specialising in needlework and home economics.