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Updated: 01/02/2018 08:22:01AM

#MeToo in 2018: How will the pendulum swing?

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In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or assault. He was fired by The Weinstein Co., expelled from various professional guilds and is under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Louis C.K., Distin Hoffman, and bottom row from left, former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., former "Today" morning co-host Matt Lauer and former "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose, all of whom have been accused of sexual misconduct.

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In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Alyssa Milano arrives at the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif. After the news broke about sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein, Milano helped reinvigorate the #MeToo movement by tweeting, “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

By CHUCK RAASCH

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WASHINGTON — Speaking at a forum on the new movie “The Post,” about the late Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, the actress Meryl Streep predicted a backlash to the cases of sexual harassment that had brought down a cluster of powerful men.

“I don’t think we move in an easy trajectory toward an enlightened future,” said Streep, who plays Graham in the movie. “We’re gonna hit the wall on this one soon.”

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