sexual harassment

Mario Batali steps away from businesses, TV show amid sexual harassment allegations

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:37 PM

The famous chef issues an apology

Trump's accusers 'should be heard' – Haley

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Trump's UN Ambassador says 'Women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard and they should be dealt with.'

UN AMBASSADOR. This file photo taken on November 18, 2016 shows South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the 2016 National Lawyers Convention sponsored by the Federalist Society in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / 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

Democrat Franken under pressure to quit U.S. Senate

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) With 6 other women now reportedly coming forward to accuse Franken of touching them inappropriately, a chorus of Democratic senators says it is time for him to go

ACCUSED. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Weinstein accused of racketeering in class action suit

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:44 AM

The class action suit accuses Harvey Weinstein and the company he co-founded of racketeering to cover up a pattern of sexual assault by the disgraced Hollywood mogul

ACCUSED. This file photo taken on October 05, 2015 shows Harvey Weinstein during a photocall at the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 5, 2015. Valery Hache/AFP

Time Magazine names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:04 PM

(UPDATED) The magazine recognizes 'The Silence Breakers' who revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault across various industries that triggered a national reckoning in the United States

THE SILENCE BREAKERS. Women fighting sexual harassment by speaking out are Time's Persons of the Year. Screen shot from Time Magazine

Longest-serving U.S. congressman quits after sex harassment claims

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:48 AM

The lawmaker was abandoned by Democratic Party leadership when the seriousness of the allegations against him became apparent, and as Congress grapples with how to address the issue of sexual misconduct

OUT. In this file photo, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) departs following a news conference on Capitol Hill July 1, 2010 in Washington, DC.  Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Robin Wright becomes star of 'House of Cards' final season

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The show's finale is now set to focus on the character of Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright

NEW 'HOUSE' LEAD. This file photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows US actress Robin Wright as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Loveless' (Nelyubov) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Valery Hache/AFP

Trump endorses accused child molester Moore for U.S. Senate

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Alabama race, which is being held to replace Jeff Sessions, who Trump named US attorney general, has national repercussions because Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate

ENDORSED BY TRUMP. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Billy Bush confirms 'revisionist' Trump's lewd comments

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The former 'Access Hollywood' host breaks his silence to confirm he and 7 other people witnessed President Donald Trump boasting about grabbing women by their genitals

SPEAKING OUT. In this file photo, Billy Bush in conversation with Jeff Rossen for SiriusXM's TODAY Show Radio at SiriusXM Studios on August 22, 2016 in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

Geoffrey Rush quits industry job after 'inappropriate behavior' claim

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The actor steps down from his role as the resident of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

Actor Geoffrey Rush attends the premiere of Disney's and Jerry Bruckheimer Films "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" at the Dolby Theatre on May 18, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar denies sexual misconduct

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Five women tell the Bloomberg News agency that Pishevar sexually assaulted or harassed them while meeting them in a professional context. Some of the alleged events took place as early as 2013.

SHERVIN PISHERVAR. Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sherpa Capital Shervin Pishevar and Executive Editor of Recode Kara Swisher speak onstage during Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. File photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

Franken 'sorry' as U.S. Congress targets harassment

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:07 AM

(UPDATED) The US Congress returns to Washington after the Thanksgiving break determined to tackle sexual harassment within its ranks, following a string of allegations targeting sitting lawmakers

REGRET. Sen. Al Franken, (D-MN) speaks to the media after returning back to work in the Senate on Capitol Hill on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump again backs alleged harasser, Democrat gives up key post

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:32 AM

US President Donald Trump redoubles his support for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ignoring the sexual harassment allegations plaguing the ex-Alabama judge's campaign

NOT QUITTING. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

French teacher to be tried for sex with student aged 14

Nov 26, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The teacher began a relationship with his student by chatting on Instagram

HARASSMENT. A 31-year-old French teacher will be tried for having sex with his 14-year-old student.

UN Women urges people to report sexual harassment cases

Nov 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Many women experience sexual harassment, from catcalling to severe sexual misconduct. Advocates say they must fight and speak up.

STOP VAW. UN Women's Chang Jordan talked to Rappler about ending sexual harassment in the Philippines.

WATCH: This museum shows the horrors of being a woman

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

This 'experiential museum' hopes to make its visitors reflect on what they can do as individuals to fight violence against women (VAW)

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

What's going on? A timeline of the indie music scene's sexual misconduct scandal

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Jensen and the Flips, MilesExperience, Sud, and Ang Bandang Shirley are among several local bands now in the spotlight for alleged inappropriate behavior

Sud, Jensen and the Flips out of UP Fair lineup after sexual misconduct claims

Nov 24, 2017 - 7:43 PM

UP Fair organizers and handlers are unanimous in dropping the bands from the concert lineup: 'We do not tolerate this culture and behavior in our university'

Rappler Talk: How do we end sexual harassment?

Nov 24, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Watch as we discuss ways to fight sexual harassment

Paris-based Filipino artist Gaston Damag accused of sexual misconduct

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi madadaan sa sorry yung mga ganitong bagay kasi if we let it slip, it’s only gonna feed that type of culture. They'll always find ways to cover things up and just water things down,' says artist Judy Fugoso

Jensen and the Flips, Sud respond to sexual misconduct claims

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) The band speaks out after several women come forward on Twitter with their accounts of band members' sexually inappropriate behavior

JENSEN AND THE FLIPS. The band responds to sexual harassment allegations against them. File photo shows the band performing on Rappler Live Jam. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Top U.S. broadcaster Charlie Rose fired over sexual misconduct claims

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:54 AM

His sacking by several US networks now leaves in tatters a once glittering career in which he won 3 Emmy awards and a Peabody journalism prize for his 2013 interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

FIRED. In this file photo, Charlie Rose moderates a progam at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Disney animation chief Lasseter on leave over improper contact with staff

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:18 AM

(UPDATED) Entertainment trade paper The Hollywood Reporter, citing multiple unnamed sources, describes a 'pattern of alleged misconduct detailed by Disney/Pixar insiders' by John Lasseter

ON LEAVE. Executive producer John Lasseter attends the Disney Pixar's '€œCOCO' premiere on November 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP

U.S. broadcaster Charlie Rose suspended over sexual harassment allegations

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:08 AM

A bombshell Washington Post report says the women were employees or aspired to work on the 'Charlie Rose' show and were in their 20s and 30s when the alleged harassment took place

ACCUSED. Rose, now 75, is the latest senior male journalist accused of misconduct. Photo courtesy 'Charlie Rose' page on Facebook

Jeffrey Tambor quits 'Transparent' after sex assault claims

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:43 AM

'What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for 4 years ago,' Jeffrey says

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Host Jeffrey Tambor speaks onstaged during the 2017 Clio Entertainment Awards at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on November 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images/AFP

Two more women accuse U.S. Senate hopeful of impropriety – report

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:08 AM

But the Alabama politician gives no sign of dropping out of the race as his campaign denies assault allegations

FACING TROUBLE. Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at the Walker Springs Road Baptist Church on November 14, 2017 in Jackson, Alabama. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Actress Rose McGowan surrenders near Washington in drugs case

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The 'Charmed' actress' personal belongings that were left on a flight test positive for narcotics

US actress Rose McGowan gives opening remarks to the audience at the Women's March / Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017.  A stream of actress including Rose McGowan, models and ex-employees have come out, many anonymously, to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse dating as far back as the 1990s. / AFP PHOTO / RENA LAVERTY

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss face sexual misconduct claims

Nov 12, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The two actors are the latest personalities facing sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood

Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd'

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Sepp Blatter counters Hope Solo's allegations that he sexually harassed her

WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING. The two-time world champion claims that the former FIFA president grabbed her ass. Photo from Wikipedia

Harvey Weinstein hires celebrated New York criminal lawyer

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Weinstein is working with Benjamin Brafman, who previously represented rapper Sean Combs and former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Producer Harvey Weinstein speaks onstage at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company/AFP

UK parliament sleaze row 'clearing out' bad behavior

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:41 AM

British interior minister Amber Rudd says that a scandal over sexual harassment rocking the country's political circles is a 'watershed moment' that is 'clearing out' inappropriate behavior

The Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament are seen from the south bank of the river Thames in central London on June 8, 2017. Niklas Hall'en/AFP

Spacey hit by new sexual harassment allegations in UK

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Former employees at the actor's old theater have come forward

KEVIN SPACEY. The actor faces new allegations of sexual harassment. Screengrab from

Harassment of women 'can never be tolerated' – Ivanka Trump

Nov 03, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The speech comes as global headlines are dominated by sexual harassment claims against prominent men in entertainment and politics

DON'T TOLERATE. Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to US President Donald Trump, delivers a speech at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo on November 3, 2017. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AFP

'X-men' director implicated in Hollywood abuse scandal

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Brett Ratner, who directed 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and 'Rush Hour,' is accused of sexual harassment by actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn

BRETT RATNER. Actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn and 4 other women accuse Hollywood director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct or harassment. File photo by Chris Delmas/AFP

Mexican actor says Kevin Spacey guilty of 'lots more' harassment

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at London's Old Vic theater when Spacey was artistic director there, says the Hollywood star routinely preyed on young male actors

MORE ACCUSATIONS COMING? This file photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows actor Kevin Spacey arriving for the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show 'House of Cards' in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Hollywood producers kick out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Producers Guild of America make the announcement, saying they will not tolerate sexual harassment within the ranks

[OPINION] Not just O'Reilly and Weinstein: Sexual violence a 'global pandemic'

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:38 PM

It’s important to acknowledge that this issue transcends national borders and class boundaries to touch the lives of roughly 33% of all women worldwide

ACCUSED ABUSER. This file photo taken on October 05, 2015 shows Harvey Weinstein posing during a photocall at the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 5, 2015.  Valery Hache/AFP

38 women accuse US director James Toback of sexual harassment

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Accusers say that during 'auditions,' Toback would allegedly ask questions about masturbation and pubic hair

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 3, 2017 shows Director James Toback attending the photocall of the movie "The Private Life of a Modern Woman" presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido.  The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal widened on October 23, 2017 after 38 women were reported to have accused US film director James Toback of unwanted sexual encounters over a period of decades. Toback reeled them in with boasts about his movie career and connections and with claims he could make them a star, according to their accounts to the Los Angeles Times. But in meetings framed as interviews or auditions, he allegedly would turn disturbingly personal, with questions veering to masturbation and pubic hair, the Times said. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Gabon students angry at sex-for-grades pressure

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Female students at Libreville's Omar Bongo University have followed the saga of sexual harassment surrounding Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

HARASSMENT. Some students from Gabon, Africa are coerced to give sexual favors in exchange of better grades.

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

Quentin Tarantino admits he knew of Harvey Weinstein misconduct complaints

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him,' says the 'Pulp Fiction' director

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

Singer Bjork tells of sexual harassment by director

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Bjork says she was inspired to come out and share her story, following the separate allegations against US producer Harvey Weinstein

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) As Weinstein's expulsion was announced, the London-based Sunday Times reported on a fifth alledged rape victim, British actress Lysette Anthony

EXPELLED. This file photo taken on May 24, 2013 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein posing on May 24, 2013 in Cannes. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Academy considers expelling disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Academy says they will release a statement on the proceedings after the meeting

Cara Delevingne accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment

Oct 12, 2017 - 10:56 AM

The model and actress says Weinstein tried to kiss her during a meeting for an upcoming film