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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr charged over groping claim

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Cuba Gooding Jr is charged with 'forcible touching' by New York prosecutors after allegedly groping a woman in a bar

'Untarnished truth:' Pisay students spark a campus movement vs sexual harassment

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

In the span of a week, students of the Philippine Science High School build a movement to take on the school’s highest officials and change campus culture on sexual harassment

India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

Apr 20, 2019 - 6:40 PM

A former court assistant alleges that India's chief justice Ranjan Gogoi twice made sexual advances in the office of his official residence in October 2018

CHIEF JUSTICE. In this file photo, Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi (C) signs the oath in presence of India's President Ram Nath Kovind (not seen) during the swearing-in ceremony inside the Durbar Hall at the presidential palace in New Delhi on October 3, 2018. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Mural shows there is 'no dress code for rape'

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Artists and youth leaders unveil a mural to push for safe streets free of sexual harassment

Founder of Ted Baker fashion house quits over harassment claims

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin has resigned as chief executive of the company

Emma Thompson refuses to work with ex-Disney animation chief over harassment accusations

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The actress departs from the movie 'Luck' after Skydance announced it hired former Disney creative director John Lasseter, who is accused of sexual harassment

British actress Emma Thompson poses on the red carpet arriving to attend the UK premiere of the film The Children Act in London on August 16, 2018. (Photo by Anthony HARVEY / AFP)

Curbing sexual harassment in public spaces 'goes beyond policy'

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Advocates urge everyone to create an environment that encourages women to report incidents of sexual harassment

Background photo from Shutterstock

#SafeCities: Roundtable discussion on reporting cases of sexual harassment

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on reporting sexual harassment cases in public spaces on Wednesday, January 30

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers back a bill that would punish catcalling and other forms of street and online harassment. Illustration by Rappler

Judge dismisses Ashley Judd harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:32 PM

A US district judge says that the sexual harassment law within a professional relationship does not cover the claims made by Judd against the disgraced Hollywood producer

Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:14 PM

'I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,' says Lady Gaga of her song with the R&B singer

NEDA official faces probe over sexual harassment allegations

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority declines to name the official, but says it immediately launched an investigation even before a formal complaint was filed

Ateneo investigates alleged campus rape case

Nov 25, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University is 'shocked' and 'outraged' by the alleged rape case within school premises

Marco Poli on sexual harassment: Speak up, say no

Nov 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'Huwag mo hintayin matapos ang pageant'

Bea Rose Santiago speaks out on sexual harassment

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:14 PM

On social media, the former beauty queen says she was sexually harassed by various men, including a priest, and a 'well-known CEO'

SPEAK OUT. Bea Rose Santiago talks about her own experiences of being sexually harassed. Screenshot from Instagram.com/bea.santiago

Lapeña faces graft complaint | Midday wRap

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Bea Cupin

House approves stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:30 PM

From a fine between P10,000 and P20,000, sexual harassers would be ordered to pay P50,000 up to P200,000 if the House bill is passed into law

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Legislators want to impose stiffer penalties for sexual harassment cases. Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment issue

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'Sexual harassment has no place anywhere, especially in a pageant that claims to uphold the value and power of women,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

NO TO DROP BOXES. Senator Risa Hontiveros threatens to dissolve the budget allotted for the DILG's community-based thrust against crime and drugs: Masa Masid. File photo from Hontiveros' Facebook page

Sexual harassment? 'Amado Cruz too old, weak,' says staff

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The longtime Miss Earth pageant sponsor earlier denied allegations of sexual harassment

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court

Miss Earth 2018 candidates accuse sponsor of sexual harassment

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:15 PM

On Instagram, Canada’s Jaime VandenBerg, England’s Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown, and Guam's Emma Mae Sheedy claim that a sponsor repeatedly asked them for sexual favors

Big turnout of 'Googlers' at headquarters in global protest

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:25 AM

'Not only will these women and men change the Tech Bro Culture in Silicon Valley, they're going to change the world!' Democratic California congresswoman Jackie Speier tweets

WALKOUT. Google employees stage a walkout on November 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP


Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to 'moonshots' such as internet service from balloons, departs

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Sexual harassment on campus

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Leloy Claudio discusses sexual harassment on campus with Natsy Verceles

What the Gretchen Fullido complaint tells us about sexual harassment

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Power imbalance is a key issue in any sexual harassment complaint, says an expert

Ateneo students file sexual harassment case vs professor

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Complaints from several students will now be part of official investigations conducted by the university

CASE FILED. A formal case composed of testimonies of sexual harassment is filed vs a longtime male professor. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960

VISIT. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera (2L) and his wife Cecilia Morel (R) exchange gifts with Pope Francis (2R) during a private audience at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/POOL/AFP

House approves bill on stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment on 2nd reading

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:33 PM

House Bill 8244 also seeks to expand the definition of sexual harassment in the office, schools, and training institutions

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers seek to increase penalties for sexual harassment in the workplace and schools.

#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

Lawyer says text messages in Gretchen Fullido complaint taken out of context

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Lawyer Evalyn Ursua says the story behind Fullido's 'baseless charge of sexual harassment' is a complex one, and involves 'personal, professional, and political matters'

'BASELESS.' Lawyer Evalyn Ursua defends her clients against a sexual harassment complaint filed by reporter Gretchen Fullido. Rappler screenshot

Ces Drilon says Gretchen Fullido's allegations against her 'unthinkable'

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:02 PM

'As a victim of sexual harassment once before, it is unthinkable for me to say what Gretchen Fullido alleges I did,' the ABS-CBN executive says

CES DRILON. The ABS-CBN executive faces libel complaints from reporter Gretchen Fullido. Screenshot from Instagram.com/cesdrilon

Gretchen Fullido files sexual harassment, libel complaints against ABS-CBN execs

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The entertainment reporter accuses two executives of sending her text messages with sexual innuendos and requesting sexual favors

GRETCHEN FULLIDO. The entertainment reporter, pictured here at the 2014 Star Magic Ball, files criminal cases against her colleagues at ABS–CBN. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Ateneo starts probe of professor accused of sexual harassment

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The matter, brought up by the student council, has been elevated to the Ateneo de Manila University’s official investigating body, says Loyola Schools Vice President Maria Vilches

Ateneo professor faces sexual harassment complaint

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'We commit to protecting our students and lobbying for their safety and dignity,' says the university's student council

MISCONDUCT. The Ateneo Student Council is gathering testimonies from students as evidence in a case to be filed against a university professor for alleged sexual harassment. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Court sentences Egypt activist who slammed sexual harassment

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:30 AM

Amnesty International denounces the 'disgraceful' verdict against Amal Fathi who, it says, is sentenced 'simply for her courage to speak out against sexual harassment'

Paris prosecutors hunting man in viral video who assaulted woman

Aug 04, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Marie Laguerre posts a video on Facebook of man punching her in broad daylight outside a cafe after she angrily responded to his sexual harassment

French woman Marie Laguerre who posted online a video in which she is seen being hit by a man in the street, poses for pictures on August 1, 2018, in Paris. Paris prosecutors have opened an inquiry after a young woman posted a shocking video of a man punching her in broad daylight outside a cafe after she angrily responded to his sexual harassment, legal sources said on July 30, 2018. Marie Laguerre, a 22-year-old student, wrote on Facebook last week that she was returning home when the man started making lewd comments -- "not the first time it had happened to me that day".  / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD

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

Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation

Jul 07, 2018 - 3:16 PM

'I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open Eyes editorial, published in the Creston Valley Advance in August of 2000,' Rose Knight says in a statement.

HEAD OF STATE. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 9, 2018. Photo by Lars Harberg / AFP

Antonio Banderas: Salma Hayek stayed mum on abuse 'to protect us' from Harvey Weinstein

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:43 AM

The actor says he personally called up the Mexican actress after learning of the pain she went through against the movie producer

PICASSO. Antonio Banderas attends the 'Genius: Picasso' premiere during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 20, 2018 in New York City.  Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/AFP

8 women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

May 25, 2018 - 1:02 AM

(UPDATED) The CNN investigation was triggered by harassment experienced by one of its entertainment reporters at a press junket

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR. Actor Morgan Freeman  is facing sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from women multiple women. File photo  by Frederic J. Brown/ AFP

Lewd gov't official verbally harasses reporter

May 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The government official also has a habit of pausing in the middle of press briefings to 'compliment' female reporters

Power in Her Story: Women publishing books for women

May 19, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Power in Her Story, a women-centered publishing house, releases its first book. 'I Love my Body,' to teach kids that they own their body. It is written by women's rights advocate Nikki Luna and illustrated by Julienne Dadivas

How a Pasig village allows catcalling, harassment

May 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Kawilihan Village board of directors is taking a soft stance on catcalling incidents inside the subdivision

CATCALLING. A Pasig village allows catcallers to go scot-free.

No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

May 04, 2018 - 11:54 PM

For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year

NO WINNER. Anders Olsson, the acting permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, annonunces that the Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the award of the 2018 Nobel literature prize, during an interview to the Swedish newsagency TT News Agency in Stockholm, May 4, 2018. Photo by Janerik Henriksson/ TT News Agency / AFP

Japan pop star accused of forcibly kissing teen – reports

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Tokio member Tatsuya Yamaguchi is accused of asking a high school girl to come to his apartment in Tokyo in February, and forcibly kissing her

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

Disgusted netizens take on Facebook page teaching men how to 'pick up' women

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Netizens call the PUA Academy page a 'manifestation of toxic masculinity,' through which men learn how to sexually harass women and treat them as conquests

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

TodayxFuture promoter called out for sexually inappropriate behavior

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:24 PM

(UPDATED) Austin Castañeda issues an apology on Twitter

TODAYXFUTURE. The owner of the Cubao club apologizes for sexually inappropriate behavior