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Senior staff leave gaming firm Ubisoft in harassment probe

Jul 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees,' says CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot

UBISOFT'S YVES GUILLEMOT. CEO of the French video game company Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, speaks after receiving the 2019 Academy Honory award during the first Pegases award ceremony on March 9, 2020. File photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

Victim-blaming: Why survivors of sexual violence won’t come forward

Jul 11, 2020 - 9:37 AM

‘When you hear that someone has been raped, it challenges our belief in a just, fair world.' People would then resort to blaming the victim to reduce the discomfort from an idea that conflicts with their belief.

Miriam College forms committee to probe sexual harassment complaints

Jul 05, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Miriam College's Truth and Justice Committee is mandated to recommend sanctions for those found guilty of inappropriate behavior

Game over: Harassment charges end gaming stars' careers

Jul 04, 2020 - 7:16 PM

More people from the gaming community have come forward to share their experiences of sexual harassment

DIVIDED. Offline TV’s Lily Ki (back row, right), Yvonne Ng and  Imane Anys (front row, second and third from left) accuse co-member Federico Gaytan (back row, center) of inappropriate behavior. Photo from Gaytan’s Twitter (@Fedmyster)

Two top Ubisoft execs leave during sexual harassment probe

Jul 04, 2020 - 5:08 PM

CEO Yves Guillemot says Maxime Beland, vice-president of editorial in Toronto, resigned. Tommy Francois, vice-president of editorial and creative services based in Paris, was now on disciplinary leave 'pending the outcome of an investigation.'

UBISOFT. Gaming fans play Ubisoft games at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2019. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

LIST: Groups that offer counseling for sexual harassment victims

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:52 PM

Here are some of the online safe spaces for those who experienced any form of sexual harassment.

UP Visayas fraternity under fire after leak of lewd messages

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Sister sorority UP Stella Juris says there is 'no place to justify nor tolerate any malicious conduct...allegedly committed by certain individuals who were identified as members of UP Scintilla Juris fraternity.'

Screenshots from Twitter account Manyaks of UPV

MCHS family council 'alarmed' by high number of sexual harassment complaints

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:29 PM

'There is no room for predators teaching in any school system,' the Miriam College High School (MCHS) Family Council Parent Representative said in a statement

#StepUpUAP: Another school faces complaints of sexual harassment

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The University of Asia and the Pacific encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward and file complaints with the Office of Student Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling

After #MCHSDoBetter goes viral, other schools urged to act on sexual harassment

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Students and alumni from different institutions who experienced alleged sexual misconduct from teachers want their voices and pleas for justice to be heard

Justice Leonen backs safe spaces campaign for students

Jun 28, 2020 - 10:36 AM

The daughter of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen attends Miriam College, whose students and alumnae have bared on social media stories of sexual harassment and emotional manipulation perpetrated by the school's own teachers

CONCERNED FATHER. Justice Marvic Leonen at the Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The scar of sexual harassment

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:24 PM

'A moment of pleasure for the harasser cannot make up for the lifetime of pain for the victim.'

#MCHSdobetter: Groups condemn sexual misconduct of teachers, call for justice

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:45 PM

Students and alumni come out in the open, using the tag #MCHSdobetter as they flood social media with their own stories of sexual harassment, assault, and pedophilia

#SpeakingOut: PWR stars come forward with sexual harassment stories

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution stars Crystal and Nina reveal their stories of sexual harassment in the sport

BRAVERY. Crystal (left) and Nina open up about their experiences of sexual harassment in the sport. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Disney, CBS sued for 'rampant' sexual harassment on 'Criminal Minds' set

May 27, 2020 - 10:42 AM

California sues Disney and CBS for allegedly covering up 14 years of sexual harassment against male crew members on the set of cop series 'Criminal Minds'

Biden under pressure to address sexual assault allegation

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Tara Reade, 56, claims that the assault took place in 1993, when she was a 29-year-old staff assistant in the office of Biden, then a US senator from Delaware

GRIMACE. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

#SanaAllSchools: Students seek safe spaces vs sexual harassment on campus

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Several school administrators and student leaders call for 'safe space desks' on campuses nationwide, where victims could report their experiences for immediate action

SAFE SPACES. Student leaders and school officials call for the establishment of safe space desks in campuses all over the country on Monday, March 9, at the University Hotel in UP Diliman. Photo by Samantha Bagayas

[OPINION] The university as (un)safe space

Mar 07, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'How do we view the humanity of victims and how do we view the humanity of harassers?'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What happened to the NEDA sexual harassment case?

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The results of NEDA's investigation of a ranking official have been with the Office of the President for more than a year. Why is President Duterte taking this long to decide on what to do?

Placido Domingo says apology gave 'false impression', drops Spain show

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:04 PM

'I feel I have to issue another statement to correct the false impression generated by my apology,' says the opera singer of his earlier statement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 28, 2019 Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performs during his concert in the newly inaugurated sports and culture centre 'St Gellert Forum' in Szeged, southern Hungary, on August 28, 2019. - Spain ministry has cancelled Placido Domingo's participation in Madrid show, on February 26, 2020. Domingo, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, apologised for "the hurt" caused to his accusers, saying he accepted "full responsibility" for his actions. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

[PODCAST] Making Space: Sexual harassment survivors 'fighting to fight'

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:40 PM

What is it like to take your abuser to court? This is one woman's story.

WATCH: Youth pushes PH anti-sexual harassment movement further

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:35 PM

Students and youth groups demand accountability in sexual harassment cases and send a clear message that abuse will not be tolerated

'Hollywood needs to step up': Sexual harassment after Harvey Weinstein

Jan 05, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Recent films such as 'Bombshell' and the Apple TV+ series 'The Morning Show' have earned praise for portraying predatory sexual harassment in the media world

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 11, 2019, movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at criminal court in New York City. - The #MeToo movement sparked by sexual assault charges against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein brought down many Hollywood celebrities, but insiders believe the entertainment industry has a long way to go to change its culture and handling of harassment. While the conversation surrounding predators in positions of power in Tinseltown has moved into the open, the underlying behavior often continues -- as do attempts to cover up incidents by people surrounding the accused. (Photo by David Dee Delgado / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Filipina journalist files sexual harassment complaint vs Cambodia news publisher

Dec 13, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Khmer Times publisher, Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam or T. Mohan, has denied the accusations

ACCUSATION. The publisher of Khmer Times, T. Mohan (middle), is accused of sexually harassing a 26-year-old Filina reporter. Mohan denies the allegation. Photo from L'Hebdo du Cambodge's Facebook

Triggered by MP's disgrace, Tunisia's #MeToo breaks taboos

Nov 10, 2019 - 11:49 AM

To document emerging testimonies from victims, Tunisian activists set up private Facebook groups including one simply named #EnaZeda, which has more than 20,000 members

ENA ZEDA. Najla Allani, director of research centre CREDIF, speaks during an interview at her office in the Tunisian capital Tunis on November 7, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

Alphabet scrutinizing handling of misconduct claims

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Google would provide 'more granularity' regarding sexual harassment investigations and their outcomes, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.


WATCH: Safe spaces extend to physical, online spaces following 'Bawal Bastos' law

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:13 AM

With newly signed implementing rules and regulations, legislators and the police back the Safe Spaces Act to penalize acts of sexual harassment, especially for women and LGBTQ+

Online literary journal dissolves over sexual harassment allegations

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:36 PM

'There should be no poetry as usual and convenient moving on when there are important matters to reckon with,' say 9 High Chair members of the journal's dissolution

DISSOLVED. Members of online poetry journal High Chair decided to "immediately dissolve" the publication over allegations of sexual harassment faced by some of its members.

FAST FACTS: How does the Safe Spaces Act protect you?

Oct 28, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Safe Spaces Act, now fully enforced, protects everyone from sexual harassment both in physical and online spaces, and not just by persons in authority

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] NEDA official accused of sexual harassment still in office

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It has been nearly 9 months since the report was submitted to the Office of the President for a resolution. The silence from Malacañang is deafening.

Ateneo admin: No formal complaints vs faculty accused of sexual harassment

Oct 24, 2019 - 8:05 PM

This comes after an apology from Ateneo President Jett Villarin, who promised to make investigations into sexual harassment cases 'more responsive, more efficient, more sensitive'

NO CASES. The Ateneo de Manila University administration says there are no formal cases filed against two professors accused of sexual harassment on social media.

[OPINION] Radical change stops sexual violence

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The ground has shifted everywhere on due process – the main objective of anti-sexual harassment and anti sexual abuse mechanisms is no longer punishment or liability, but protection and safeguarding of vulnerable persons

‘Time’s up’: Ateneo community forms coalition vs sexual violence

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:51 AM

The coalition dubbed 'Time’s Up Ateneo' is comprised of AdMU students, faculty, and alumni eager to consolidate efforts against sexual violence and impunity in the university

Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

[iSpeak] Owning my trauma, no matter how 'small'

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

It took years to stir what had been living inside me for years, what had been whispering, 'me too, me too, me too'

WATCH: Ateneo admin apologizes, vows action on sexual harassment

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward...so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment, and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ

LISTEN TO VICTIMS. Ateneo de Manila students hold up protest signs without speaking as they wait for the outcome of a dialogue between university officials and concerned students and faculty. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Ateneo community calls on admin to act on sexual harassment on campus

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr denies groping two women

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The actor pleads not guilty in the case

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., departs his court arraignment in New York on October 15, 2019, where new charges are to be unsealed on his sexual assault case. - Gooding has previously been charged with forcible touching and sex abuse in relation to an alleged groping incident at a New York bar. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

'Our school is not safe': Ateneo students demand punishment for sexual predators

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ateneo says it 'does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment' but cannot be more transparent about investigations due to the Data Privacy Act

SCHOOL NOT SAFE. Ateneo students protest sexual harassment on campus and call for transparency in the administration's handling of cases. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Ateneo on Safe Spaces Act: Be specific about school responsibilities

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The university has been under fire for its supposed failure to address complaints of sexual harassment posted anonymously by students on an online freedom wall

France expands rape probe against Islamic scholar Ramadan

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Ramadan was professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when rape allegations surfaced in late 2017

HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS. Swiss leading Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan speaks to a group of people as he leaves the Palais de Justice (Law Court) of Paris, on August 30, 2019 after a hearing. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Gatchalian calls for suspension of U.P. frat in latest hazing incident

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority

SUSPEND SIGMA RHO. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for the suspension of the entire UP Sigma Rho fraternity after reported hazing within the brotherhood.

Writers urge NCCA to probe alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop

Rappler Talk: Senator Risa Hontiveros on challenges facing 'Bawal Ang Bastos' Law

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The law has been passed. The next challenge: implementation

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why it's important that SC defined sexual harassment

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:53 AM

The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is

New law punishes wolf whistling, catcalling, online sexual harassment

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:41 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was caught publicly wolf whistling a female reporter, signs the Safe Spaces Act

SC suspends ex-Xavier University law professor for sexual advances to students

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) While there were no demands for sex, the Supreme Court says 'sexual harassment is not the violation of the victim's sexuality but the abuse of power by the offender'

SUSPENDED. The Supreme Court suspends a law professor for making sexual advances to students. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipina reporter quits Cambodia newspaper due to alleged sexual harassment

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The publisher and the chief operating officer of the Khmer Times deny the accusations

ACCUSATION. The publisher of Khmer Times, T. Mohan (middle), is accused of sexually harassing a 26-year-old Filina reporter. Mohan denies the allegation. Photo from L'Hebdo du Cambodge's Facebook

South Korean Olympians in sexual harassment incident

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

An Olympic short track medalist, who has not been identified, sexually harasses another male Games podium finisher

Photo from Shutterstock


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