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New York's Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan. Famed conductor James Levine, its music director emeritus and former conductor, was suspended by the company while allegations of sexual misconduct are investigated. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Russell Simmons, co-founder of the hip-hop label Def Jam, announced he would step down from the leadership of the businesses he founded. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Fast Company hide caption

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Swedish singer Robyn, performing in Boston. The pop star was one of thousands who signed on to a letter excoriating sexual harassment and abuse in the music industry. Natasha Moustache/WireImage hide caption

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The crowd during the 2017 edition of FYF Fest 2017, held at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The festival's production partner, Goldenvoice, cut ties with FYF Fest founder Sean Carlson just preceding accusations of sexual assault and harassment against him. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF hide caption

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Jesse Lacey, singer of the Long Island-born band Brand New, performs in 2007. The singer apologized for past episodes of sexual misconduct in a statement over the weekend. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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Musical.ly, which is based in Shanghai, is being acquired by Bytedance, an artificial intelligence-focused Chinese technology company. In the foreground, the mascot for Live.ly, a live-streaming app. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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From left: Romain Bly, Alistair Sung, Marlies van Gangelen, Maaike van der Linde, André de Ridder, Thora Sveinsdóttir Chris Bierden, Ben Ivascu, Drew Christopherson, Channy Leaneagh. (Never pictured: Ryan Olson.) Graham Tolbert/Courtesy of Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive Records hide caption

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The article in question argues that by not tacitly embracing progressive politics, Taylor Swift "could well be construed as her lending support to the voices rising against embracing diversity and inclusion emblematic of Trump supporters." John Shearer/Getty Images for DirecTV hide caption

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