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'Three Billboards' tops Baftas as 'Time's Up' campaign shares stage

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:03 AM

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' captures 5 Baftas in an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment

WINNERS. British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh (L), producer Peter Czernin (2L), US actor Sam Rockwell, and British producer Graham Broadbent (R) pose with citation reader US actress Frances McDormand (2R) after receiving the award for Best Film for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18, 2018. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Until when can victims file cases vs sex offenders?

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime

NY state sues Weinstein Company for failing to protect staff

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The lawsuit comes 4 months after the Hollywood mogul's downfall over allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape now leveled against the producer by more than 100 women over 40 years

THE ACCUSED. This file photo taken on May 22, 2015 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein arriving for the screening of the film 'The Little Prince' at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Loic Venance/AFP

Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn quits resorts firm over harassment claims

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) Steve Wynn: 'I have reached the conclusion I cannot continue to be effective in my current roles'

STEPPING DOWN. In this file photo, Steve Wynn speaks at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. casino mogul resigns from Republican finance post

Jan 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn steps down as Republican National Committee finance chairman, following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct

RESIGNED. In this file photo taken on May 17, 2011, Steve Wynn speaks at a press conference in Macau. Mike Clarke/AFP

Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:43 AM

'I've just signed your death warrant,' Judge Rosemarie Aquilina says as she hands down what amounts to a life sentence to the 54-year-old Nassar

[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.'

Aziz Ansari latest actor to be accused of sexual harassment

Jan 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

'I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said,' says the 'Master of None' actor in his response

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Aziz Ansari attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards /AFP

'Feminist' Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'It is to them and them alone that I offer my apologies,' says Catherine

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 14, 2017 shows French actress Catherine Deneuve posing for photographers during a photocall for the film "Sage Femme" (The Midwife) in competition at the 67th Berlinale film festival in Berlin.  Feminists and one of the women who accused fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape turned on French actress Catherine Deneuve on January 10, 2018 after she signed an open letter attacking the #MeToo movement for leading a witch-hunt against men. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL

Famed photographer Mario Testino accused of sexual harassment

Jan 14, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The allegations are the latest in a deluge of accusations concerning influential figures in entertainment, media, fashion and politics

IN ACTION. In this file photo, Stella Maxwell and Mario Testino attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala - O at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Trump lawyer arranged pre-election hush money for porn star – report

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election,' a White House official says

Netizens say sexual abuse is 'not a laughing matter'

Jan 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

While many lauded Josiah Weihman for being courageous enough to share his story, there are some who seem to disregard the issue

WATCH: Man slaps Harvey Weinstein at Arizona restaurant

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Weinstein has kept a low-profile since a wave of women accused him of sexual harassment and rape

HARVEY WEINSTEIN. The Hollywood mogul deals with backlash following allegations of sexual abuse and rape. File photo shows Weinstein speaking at an event at MTV Studios in March 2017. Photo by Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images North America / AFP

The effects of sexual harassment on children

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Clinical psychologist Karina Therese Fernandez, executive director of the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychology Services, says the most common long-term effect of sexual abuse is depression

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

Baguio high school basketball coach accused of sexual harassment

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Fil-Am Josiah Weihman shares a painful secret he has kept for 14 years involving his former high school coach, and hopes others would come forward

TEAM PHOTO. Josiah Weihman (bottom left) and the rest of his highschool basketball team pose for a photo with  coach Leo Arnaiz (top right). Photo from Josiah Weihman's Facebook page

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor James Franco attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP/AFP

Hollywood gets party season started at glitzy Golden Globes

Jan 07, 2018 - 11:14 PM

The champagne-drenched Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual prize-giving is a draw for filmmakers and actors looking to create some buzz ahead of March's Academy Awards

GOLDEN GLOBES 2018. President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meher Tatna, Golden Globe Ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson, host Seth Meyers, CEO of Dick Clark Productions and Executive Producer Allen Shapiro, EVP of Television for Dick Clark Productions and Executive Producer Barry Adelman, and Mayor of Beverly Hills Lili Bosse roll out the red carpet during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Preview Day at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/ AFP

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Jan 02, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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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

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The group Time's Up also calls on women to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globes as a statement against gender and racial inequality, as well as raise awareness about its efforts

NO TO HARASSMENT. In this file photo, Ashley Judd accepts the WMC Speaking Truth To Power Award onstage as Gloria Steinem looks on at the 2017 Women's Media Awards in New York City. Judd and Steinem are among the members of the group Time's Up. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women's Media Center/AFP

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

Miss America suspends CEO over misogynistic emails

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The Miss America organization suspends executive chairman and CEO Sam Haskell after he was accused of misogynistic, fat and slut-shaming language over leaked internal emails

Shockwaves: The world in 2017

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here is a look at some of the biggest global stories from the past year

RESISTANCE. Riot police fire rubber bullets and tear gas grenades at demonstrators protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on April 8, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Garbage collector fired for catcalling female student in QC

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:59 AM

'Idol, ang ganda mo,' a garbage collector tells a certain Sandy, a female student on her way home

THROWN OUT. A garbage collector was fired after he catcalled a female student. Rappler photo

Director Peter Jackson says 'bully' Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses

Dec 15, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The 'Lord of the Rings' director says Harvey and his brother Bob acted like 'second-rate Mafia bullies' during the early development of the film

Salma Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The A-list movie star says Weinstein sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her

ANOTHER WEINSTEIN VICTIM. Actress Salma Hayek attends the 2017 Governors Awards, on November 11, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP

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'