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Roman Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The director says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied him a hearing, when it voted to oust him from the organization

French-Polish director Roman Polanski poses during a photocall prior to the screening of his movie "D'apres une histoire vraie" ("based on a true story") at the Cinematheque in Paris on October 30, 2017. - French feminists will stage a protest in Paris on October 30, 2017, as film director Roman Polanski, accused of a string of sexual assaults, is expected to attend a retrospective of his work. The Franco-Polish director, 84, will appear at the prestigious Cinematheque Francaise film archive as debate over sexual abuse rages worldwide following the allegations that toppled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Uma Thurman hails #MeToo but warns of danger of 'crushing creativity'

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'In a certain way I don't want this to crush people's creativity,' says the actress of the movement

US actress Uma Thurman poses during a photo call on the occasion of the 'Series Mania Festival' in Lille, northern France, on March 26, 2019. - Thurman came for the world premiere of the series 'Chambers' that is soon to be released on Netflix. The festival takes place from March 22 until March 30, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP)

As R. Kelly outrage festers, will music embrace #MeToo?

Jan 31, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The release of the explosive docuseries 'Surviving R. Kelly' has renewed focus on the R&B luminary's checkered history, and triggered discussion about music's protection of its stars

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2012 R. Kelly performs at MSG Theater in New York City. - In a business long associated with seedy behavior, few artists have faced rejection for actions or allegations, no matter how shocking. But a sea change now seems possible: the release of the explosive docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" has renewed focus on the R&B luminary's checkered history, and triggered discussion about music's protection of its stars. (Photo by Jason Kempin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Painful gynecology stories unleash #MeToo tide in the Balkans

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic-Lesandric's emotional account of an agonizing treatment she received after a miscarriage leads other women to speak up, too

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Daniela Drandic is a member of the parents advocacy group RODA (Parents in Action), which launched an action to warn against painful gyaecological procedures and abusive comments from medical staff provoking a tide of #MeToo testimonies across the Balkans, Photo by Stringer/AFP

U.S. radio stations pull 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' in wake of #MeToo

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:00 PM

A radio station in the state of Ohio was first to announce it was pulling the song from its playlist last weekend after receiving complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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