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Weinstein accused of sexually assaulting 16-year-old

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Weinstein denied the accusation through his lawyer Ben Brafman, who told industry magazine Variety the claim was 'preposterous'

ANOTHER CASE. In this file photo taken on June 5, 2018 Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein enters the Manhattan criminal court in New York. AFP photo

NY judge dismisses one sex assault charge against Weinstein

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Weinstein, an international pariah after being accused by more than 80 women of sexual misconduct, is still charged with rape in March 2013 and a forced act of oral sex in 2006

ONGOING TRIAL. In this file photo taken on June 5, 2018 Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan criminal court in New York. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP Photo

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

Oct 07, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Here is a look at how 5 countries in Europe are affected by the #MeToo movement

LAWS. There are new laws on consent and catcalling in 5 countries in Europe. Rappler file photo

From Tinseltown titan to #MeToo pariah: Harvey Weinstein's year of shame

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The Hollywood producer has faced many accusations of sexual assault from women who have come out to share their stories

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein along with his attorney Benjamin Brafman (L) appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018. The former movie producer faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who has said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004. Weinstein (66) has been accused by dozens of other women of forcing them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats. The revelations of the his behavior helped to spawn the global #MeToo movement. Steven Hirsch-Pool via Getty Images/AFP

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Sexual assault survivors – women and men alike – tweet their messages of solidarity for Christine Blasey Ford using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport

SC NOMINEE. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

New sex charge filed against Kevin Spacey

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:26 PM

The actor has seen allegations against him pile up on the heels of the #MeToo movement

KEVIN SPACEY. The actor faces a new sexual assault charge. Screenshot from Twitter.com/KevinSpacey

Harvey Weinstein seeks to toss sex crimes case over 'warm' emails

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer discloses emails from his alleged rape victim, in which she said 'I love you'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 05, 2018 (FILES) In this file photo taken on June 5, 2018 Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan criminal court in New York.  Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer on Friday, August 3, 2018, demanded that a New York court dismiss the sex crimes charges against him, explosively disclosing "warm" emails between the disgraced Hollywood tycoon and his alleged rape victim, in which she said "I love you." / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ

CBS titan Leslie Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:40 AM

CBS announces that it had launched an investigation into the 'recently reported' alleged misconduct

CBS TITAN. In this file photo taken on January 11, 2016, Leslie Moonves attends the TWC/NETFLIX Golden Globe after party, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Chris Farina/AFP

'I should be the poster boy of #MeToo': Woody Allen

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:46 AM

'It is a good thing they are exposing them,' he says

WOODY ALLEN. The veteran director says he should have been the 'poster boy' for the #MeToo movement. Photo from EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Harvey Weinstein hit with new sexual assault allegations

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Nearly 100 women have now accused Weinstein of crimes ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape going back decades

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, May 21-27, 2018

May 27, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex crimes by New York police

May 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) The former mogul – once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars – is expected to appear before a Manhattan court later in the day, where he is expected to plead not guilty

GIVES UP. Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after he is served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images/AFP

#MeToo is here to stay, says 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke

May 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

The 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' actress says she supports US actress Frances McDormand's rousing Oscars call for clauses imposing quotas for diversity in film casts and crews

British actress Emilia Clarke waves as she leaves the Festival Palace on May 15, 2018 after the screening of the film "Solo : A Star Wars Story" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts – Salma Hayek

May 13, 2018 - 10:21 PM

'Time's up. You had a good run but it is time now to be generous with the actresses,' Salma says to the men

US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek Pinault walk the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, southeastern France.  Only 82 films in competition in the official selection have been directed by women since the inception of the Cannes Film Festival whereas 1,645 films in the past 71 years have been directed by men. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

New York attorney general resigns after sexual abuse report

May 08, 2018 - 6:53 PM

It was an abrupt fall from power for Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general and a Donald Trump opponent whose office had launched multiple legal challenges against the Republican administration

RESIGN. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned after four women accused him of physical abuse. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Ashley Judd sues disgraced Weinstein over 'smear'

May 01, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The complaint accuses Weinstein of ruining Judd's chance to be cast in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

CASE AGAINST WEINSTEIN. Ashley Judd accepts the WMC Speaking Truth To Power Award onstage at the Women's Media Center 2017 Women's Media Awards at Capitale on October 26, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women's Media Center/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault

Apr 27, 2018 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) Bill Cosby sat emotionless in the packed courtroom in Norristown as the verdict was read out to stifled sobs in the gallery. Cosby's attorney vows to appeal.

GUILTY. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby comes out of the Courthouse after the verdict in the retrial of his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on April 26, 2018. Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Con man, pathological liar? Closings at Bill Cosby trial

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The frail 80-year-old Cosby could spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand

TRIAL. The jury will be instructed by April 25. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

An open letter to my childhood molester

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

To many people who still think that forgiveness is the only way I can move on and retrieve the part of myself that my molester took from me, I say be quiet and listen

Geoffrey Rush 'virtually housebound' in defamation case

Apr 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

The 66-year-old actor is suing Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' on allegations he engaged in inappropriate behavior while working at the Sydney Theatre Company

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Geoffrey Rush attends The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR/AFP

Bill Cosby back on trial for sexual assault in #MeToo world

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:16 AM

The comedian returns to trial, to face the sexual assault case filed by former university employee Andrea Constand

NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 5: Bill Cosby (C) and his spokesman Andrew Wyatt (L) in the Montgomery County Courthouse after jury selection for his sexual assault retrial April 5, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Hollywood honors Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in 1970s

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'There were no women in television during my era. So they didn't really think that we could hold an audience,' says the actress

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

What I've learned from the 'She Talks Asia' forum

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Yes, we have made steps in the right direction, but there's still a lot to be done when it comes to women's rights

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Former New Zealand PM and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about leadership and empowerment. Screenshot from Rappler video

Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment – report

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) The Academy immediately opens an investigation after receiving 3 harassment claims against Bailey on Wednesday, March 14

OSCAR CHIEF. John Bailey speaks at the Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees reception sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, on March 2, 2018. File photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP

Stars wear #MeToo white ribbons at 'French Oscars'

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Stars like Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz join the campaign by pinning white ribbons to their dresses

French actress Marion Cotillard poses during a photocall at the 43rd edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on March 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSON

Stage set for Oscars 2018 to mark year eclipsed by #MeToo

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The ceremony caps a difficult few months during which the industry has declared war on the pervasive culture of sexual misconduct after the downfall of movie producer Harvey Weinstein

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

South Korea's Moon supports #MeToo, urges 'stern punishment' for abusers

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:08 PM

'I express my respect to the courage of the victims who spoke out about the abuses they suffered, and I actively support the #MeToo movement,' Moon says in a meeting with aides

MOON JAE-IN. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (C) addresses journalists covering the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Main Press Centre on February 17, 2018, in Pyeongchang. File photo by Florian Choblet/AFP

In year of #MeToo, women win big at Berlin filmfest

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Romanian docudrama 'Touch Me Not' win the Golden Bear award

Romanian director Adina Pintilie holds her Golden Bear for Best Film she was awarded for the movie "Touch Me Not" during the awards ceremony of the 68th edition of the Berlinale film festival on February 24, 2018 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / Tobias SCHWARZ

Baftas 2018: And they wore black

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Stars arrive at British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2018 wearing black to show support for the #MeToo and Time's Up campaign

Uma Thurman details Weinstein 'attack'

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Thurman tells The New York Times of two incidents in London that took place after the release of 1994's Oscar-winning 'Pulp Fiction'

SILENCE BROKEN. US actress and President of the Un Certain Regard jury Uma Thurman poses as she arrives for the '70th Anniversary' ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli / AFP

WATCH: Kesha's performance of 'Praying' brings Grammys audience to tears

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The artist delivers an emotional performance of the song, which hints at her alleged sexual abuse at the hands of producer Dr. Luke

KESHA. The singer is joined by stars including Cyndi Lauper and Camila Cabello for a moving performance of 'Praying.' Screengrab from Twitter.com/KeshaRose

Grammys 2018 red carpet: white roses for equality

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The #TimesUp movement took over the Grammys red carpet with the symbolic flower

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS. The Grammys 2018 red carpet is filled with stars wearing or carrying white roses in honor of equality. Screengrabs from Instagram.com/ladygaga, Instagram.com/camila_cabello, Instagram.com/cyndilauper

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Of sexual predators and sexual klutzes

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Men like Harvey Weinstein need prison but men like the sexual bully who only thinks of his own gratification, the sexual klutz and all those in between need re-education.'

Liam Neeson says 'witch hunt' in Hollywood over sex allegations

Jan 14, 2018 - 1:13 AM

The actor was responding to the snowballing series of claims against powerful men

WITCH HUNT. British actor Liam Neeson comments on the series of claims of sexual harassment in Hollywood. Screengrab from YouTube/LionGateMovies

Catherine Deneuve among French women criticizing #MeToo movement

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:01 PM

About 100 French women signed an open letter against the movement started by women in the wake of the Hollywood sexual abuse scandal

CATHERINE DENEUVE. The French actress, shown in this file photo attending a press conference for the film 'Sage Femme,' is among the French performers, writers, and academics criticizing the #MeToo movement. Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

WATCH: Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech at the Golden Globes 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:27 PM

'I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon,' she says

OPRAH WINFREY. The actress and TV talk show host poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Frederic J. BROWN/ AFP

Golden Globes: Men in black mocked for flimsy #MeToo support

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Male celebrities such as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who will wear black during the awards night have raised eyebrows and prompted ridicule

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Directors Pablo Larrain and Barry Jenkins attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Is it too late now to say sorry?

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'The question remains: is it enough to say sorry, now that the physical and psychological damage has been done?'

And they all fall down

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:50 AM

The Hollywood men accused in 2017 of sexual misconduct

That's so 2017: 7 trends we can't wait to leave behind this year

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder

Trump slams harassment accusers, attacks senator in crude tweet

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:01 AM

So far, more than 100 members of Congress have called for a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, during a signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 12, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Actress accuses Dustin Hoffman of molesting her offstage

Dec 09, 2017 - 4:03 PM

'How could the same man who fought to get me the job, who complimented my work, who essentially launched my career, who gave me the benefit of his wisdom as an actor, how could he also be this sexual power abuser?' says Kathryn Rossetter

#MeToo: Breaking the silence on sexual violence

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on ending sexual violence this Friday, December 8, at 2 pm

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

Survivors of abuse empowered through self-defense lessons

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM

More than 70 girls from Marillac Hills, a DSWD shelter for abused women and children, and Barangay Old Balara learn basic self defense

EMPOWERMENT. Volunteer instructors from the Japanese Karate Association teach young girls basic self-defense. Photo courtesy of Mildred Fragante

Everyone is talking about sexual harassment and this is why you should, too

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:30 PM

If it hasn't happened to you, it's happened to someone you know

Thousands respond 'me too' to actress's Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:49 PM

The avalanche of painful personal stories comes amid a series of high-profile sex abuse scandals – the latest centered around powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

TRENDING. The #MeToo hashtag trended on Twitter as thousands responded to actress Alyssa Milano's call. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP