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Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 02:32 AM EDT

Weinstein Wants Sex Assault Case Dropped, Cites New Evidence

Weinstein Wants Sex Assault Case Dropped, Cites New Evidence

Attorneys for disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said in a court filing that they plan to seek dismissal of the sex assault case against him in New York, NBC News reported. The filing was made in...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM EDT

'His Slave': Ex-Lionsgate Lawyer Says Boss Assaulted Her

'His Slave': Ex-Lionsgate Lawyer Says Boss Assaulted Her

A former lawyer at the studio behind "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" movies said a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact....

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 05:37 AM EDT

Judd Lawyer: Weinstein Attempt to Dismiss Suit 'Offensive'

Judd Lawyer: Weinstein Attempt to Dismiss Suit 'Offensive'

Harvey Weinstein has filed a request to dismiss Ashley Judd's defamation and sexual harassment lawsuit against him, while her attorney calls the arguments made in it "offensive."

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 04:45 PM EDT

Misconduct Allegations No Obstacle For Many State Lawmakers

Misconduct Allegations No Obstacle For Many State Lawmakers

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven lawmakers have faced accusations, including four who settled...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 06:00 PM EDT

'Overwhelming' Support That Weinstein Is No Rapist: Attorney

'Overwhelming' Support That Weinstein Is No Rapist: Attorney

Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail Monday following his arraignment on charges he committed a sex crime against a third woman. The disgraced movie...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:11 AM EDT

Miss Plymouth County Resigns Following Controversial Skit

Miss Plymouth County Resigns Following Controversial Skit

Maude Gorman has resigned as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization, after a pageant emcee made a joke about the #MeToo movement on stage.

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:10 PM EDT

Comedian Andy Dick Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations

Comedian Andy Dick Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations

Allegations of inappropriate behavior, some rising to the level of a criminal offense, are piling up against comedian Andy Dick. Dick is set to be arraigned July 18 in Van Nuys on one misdemeanor count each of...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 04:05 PM EDT

18th Woman Accuses San Diego Sheriff's Deputy of Sexual Misconduct

18th Woman Accuses San Diego Sheriff's Deputy of Sexual Misconduct

A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy used his position as a uniformed officer to take advantage of a woman in a North County motel room while her 12-year-old daughter was nearby, the woman told NBC 7 Thursday....

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:05 AM EDT

Actress Ashley Judd Brings Spirit of #MeToo to South Sudan

Actress Ashley Judd Brings Spirit of #MeToo to South Sudan

In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for...

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:56 AM EDT

Ariz. Lawmaker Kicked Out Amid #MeToo Can Run Again: Court

Ariz. Lawmaker Kicked Out Amid #MeToo Can Run Again: Court

The first state lawmaker in the nation to be first kicked out of office amid sexual misconduct claims since the #MeToo movement started can run for state Senate, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The...

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