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Monday, May. 15, 2023
After one of France's top actors, Adèle Haenel, announced she was quitting a French film industry that she denounced for "complacency toward sexual aggressors," Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux rejected her criticisms while addressing members of the media Monday.
Haenel, star of...
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
The Golden Globes carpet typically glitters with crystal-studded gowns in pastel hues, but it looked different in January 2018: The ballgowns were black, and the night's key accessory was a pin that read "Time's Up." Onstage, Oprah Winfrey brought guests to their feet with a warning to powerful...
Monday, Mar. 7, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday without comment that it would not review Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, leaving him a free man and ending a two-decade legal drama that shifted the cultural landscape, destroyed the groundbreaking Black actor's reputation, and sent him to prison for...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
Congress on Thursday gave final approval to legislation guaranteeing that people who experience sexual harassment at work can seek recourse in the courts, a milestone for the #MeToo movement that prompted a national reckoning on the way sexual misconduct claims are handled.
Monday, Jul. 12, 2021
She'd just upended her life by going public with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor, realized that Saturday night in February that she had no plan for what came next. She was 25 years old, and had never been in...
Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021
In its continuing effort to eliminate sexual harassment and protect its members at work, SAG-AFTRA has instituted two significant initiatives that will help protect and support its members: the first industrywide accreditation for intimacy coordinator training programs and registry, and a tool...
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
It's been more than three years since the #MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. But Tarana Burke, the activist who gave the movement its name, says concrete change has been incremental at best — and especially for Black survivors.
Now, Burke is...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
Judge Overrules Objections To Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Plan; Accusers To Vote On Proposed Settlement
The judge presiding over the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy has overruled objections to a disclosure statement outlining a revised plan providing about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct....
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020
Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn't mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished.
Instead, three years after the explosive Weinstein scandal launched the #MeToo movement, a...
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020
A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...