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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Harvey Weinstein

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Farrow’s former producer criticized NBC on Weinstein story

Ronan Farrow’s former producer at NBC News says his old network breached its journalistic duty by failing to stick with the story of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Asia Argento denies sexual assault, says Anthony Bourdain made payment

Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Weinstein lawyers: Accuser’s emails show rapport, not rape

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers want a court to throw out sexual assault charges against him, citing reasons on Friday including friendly emails from a woman who accused him of rape.


Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer denies producer told magazine he traded acting roles for sex

Shortly after magazine publication of a story in which Harvey Weinstein was quoted as saying he traded actings roles for sex, Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman, who was present for what …


Harvey Weinstein admits he offered acting roles in exchange for sex

Shamed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein owned up to offering acting roles to women in exchange for sex – and says that’s still the norm in Hollywood.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Lawsuit makes new rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein was facing a new rape allegation Friday, including claims that a woman captured video of Weinstein assaulting her, as part of a lawsuit alleging that he had help …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges

Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and another sex felony in the first …


Salma Hayek after Cannes protest: Change already happening

A day after joining more than 80 women protest at the Cannes Film Festival, Salma Hayek said Sunday that change for women in Hollywood already is happening.


Women’s foundation launches fund to support MeToo movement

Tarana Burke and her MeToo movement are getting a financial boost for their work fighting sexual violence. The New York Women’s Foundation said it has raised an initial $1 million …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

New York attorney general resigns amid abuse allegations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women’s issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late …


Grand jury to consider drug charge against Rose McGowan

Actress Rose McGowan says the cocaine found in her Chanel wallet left behind on a United Airlines flight isn’t hers. Her lawyers have suggested the drugs were planted.


Alan Dershowitz joins Harvey Weinstein’s defense team

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has joined Harvey Weinstein’s legal team.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow, leaders of the #MeToo movement, to speak at Gonzaga

Tarana Burke, a New York social activist who coined the phrase “Me too,” and Ronan Farrow, an investigative journalist who helped expose decades of alleged sexual predation by Hollywood producer …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Putin’s spokesman likens Weinstein accusers to prostitutes

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says the sexual harassment complaints against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein were made by actresses who were effectively “prostitutes.”


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Rose McGowan wishes ‘solace’ for family of late manager

Rose McGowan has broken a days-long silence to express sympathy over the suicide of her former manager, whose family has criticized the actress and activist.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Weinstein attorney: McGowan’s rape allegations ‘a bold lie’

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday called actress Rose McGowan’s claims of rape against the former Hollywood producer “a bold lie.” Attorney Ben Brafman wrote in a statement Tuesday …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Weinstein sued for alleged scheme to foil misconduct probe

A lawyer who represented actress Paz de la Huerta has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and a former New York prosecutor, alleging they coordinated in a scheme to get …


Kathleen Parker: Public opinion no substitute for rule of law

As the #MeToo movement gained momentum the past several weeks – and more than a dozen powerful men accused of sexual misconduct were suspended, fired or banished into the outer …


Oscar-winning director says Weinstein company warned against hiring Judd, Sorvino

Months after allegations against Harvey Weinstein ignited a national conservation about sexual harassment, “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson said Weinstein’s company had once warned him about actresses Ashley …


Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the …


Could a law to bring down the mob be used in Weinstein case?

The federal anti-racketeering law has been used since the late 1970s to bring down mob bosses. Could it be used to prosecute Harvey Weinstein?


Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

6 women file lawsuit alleging ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’

Six women sued Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, targeting companies he worked at by likening the “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise” to an organized crime group that relied on film agents, producers and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein in cryptic post

Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving – everyone except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.


Rosenberg: Look for pattern in abuse allegations

A mistake or a one-off error of judgement isn’t so hard to distinguish from a clear pattern of behavior.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Report: Weinstein paid $1M to accuser after 2015 case died

Harvey Weinstein paid $1 million to silence an Italian model who accused him of groping her in 2015 after prosecutors decided not to charge him, and in the 1990s, his …


Harvey Weinstein sued for sexual battery by actress

An unnamed actress has sued Harvey Weinstein alleging he committed sexual battery against her in Beverly Hills hotel rooms in 2015 and 2016 after she agreed to meet the producer …


Tricia Bishop: Men, why is this so difficult?

You know what’s not filled with sexual harassers? My gender.