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Garrett Schlichte Garrett Schlichte Jan 12, 2020. 1 comments

'The Rapist Is You' Protestors Chant Outside Weinstein Trial

'The Rapist Is You' Protestors Chant Outside Weinstein Trial

During the jury selection process for Harvey Weinstein’s trial in New York on Friday, protestors stood outside the courthouse chanting and performing a dance that originated in Santiago, Chile as a statement against rape culture, victim blaming, and patriarchy as a whole.

The song and dance, created by feminist theater collective Las Tesis, was first performed on International Day for the...

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Jan 10, 2020.

Anita Hill Encourages Entertainment Industry Workers to Take a Survey on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill Encourages Entertainment Industry Workers to Take a Survey on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill has made a short video encouraging those working in Hollywood to take a survey detailing their experiences with workplace sexual assault and harassment.

In the video, Hill encourages those in the entertainment industry to “Join the thousands of people who have already taken the Hollywood Commission survey. The information we gather is anonymous and will be used to develop best...

Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jan 07, 2020. 8 comments

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Sex Crimes in Los Angeles [Updated]

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Sex Crimes in Los Angeles [Updated]

Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial began today in Manhattan Criminal Court, where he faces life in prison for five counts of predatory sex acts: one count of first-degree rape, two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree rape. That’s not his only concern: concurrently, The Los Angeles Times reports that Los Angeles County...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 06, 2020. 6 comments

Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein Thinks He's Going to Make a Comeback

Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein Thinks He's Going to Make a Comeback

Harvey Weinstein, a simultaneously accused rapist of women and self-declared savior of them, starts his criminal trial in Manhattan on Monday, having been charged with five counts of predatory sexual assault, criminal sex acts, and rape.

It was a long road to get here—decades, according to the women accusing him of assault, and several years and many trial date pushbacks since the New York...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 05, 2020. 24 comments

Saturday Night Social: At Last, Someone Is Standing Up for White Men

Saturday Night Social: At Last, Someone Is Standing Up for White Men

Terry Gilliam, erstwhile Monty Python and infamously cursed director, seems as intent on canceling himself as bad luck is intent on canceling his films. Here are some choice lines from his recent interview with the Independent:

“People work so hard to be offended now,” he says with a grin. “I don’t know why I’m doing it. It’s not fun anymore.” He seems to be enjoying himself today, though....

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Dec 16, 2019. 16 comments

Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein Now Claiming He's the Best Thing to Happen to Women in Hollywood

Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein Now Claiming He's the Best Thing to Happen to Women in Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein, a man whose alleged crimes against women were so numerous and despicable they sparked an entire movement, is now claiming he’s pretty much the only reason women in Hollywood even exist.

Indeed, in an interview Weinstein gave to Page Six—his first since the first sexual assault and misconduct accusations against him were reported in October 2017—Weinstein whined about how...

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Dec 12, 2019. 13 comments

Harvey Weinstein is Reportedly Close to a Settlement: Pay Accusers $25 Million, but Admit No Wrongdoing

Harvey Weinstein is Reportedly Close to a Settlement: Pay Accusers $25 Million, but Admit No Wrongdoing

Two years after being accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women, Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a tentative settlement that will allow him to pay damages without ever admitting that he sexually harassed or assaulted anyone.

According to the New York Times, the more than 30 actors and former employees of Weinstein and the Weinstein Company who have filed lawsuits...

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Nov 18, 2019. 10 comments

New CBS Sexual Harassment Infrastructure Seems to be Working Just as Poorly as Previous Policy

New CBS Sexual Harassment Infrastructure Seems to be Working Just as Poorly as Previous Policy

Two women quit the CBS sitcom “Carol’s Second Act” after, they allege, the network’s new sexual harassment policy failed them after David Hunt (show star Patricia Heaton’s husband), was accused of inappropriately touching a staff writer on and off set.

Writer Broti Gupta, 25, made a formal complaint against Hunt, who is an executive producer on the show, in early September, alleging Hunt...

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Nov 13, 2019. 4 comments

Australian MeToo Documentary Exposes the Identities of Two Women

Australian MeToo Documentary Exposes the Identities of Two Women

An Australian documentary called Silent No More has exposed the names, identities, and stories of two women who shared their stories with the documentary’s host but never consented to revealing their identifying information in the film.

According to an investigation by Buzzfeed News and News.com.au, a company called Southern Pictures was producing the three-part documentary for the Australian...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Oct 25, 2019. 17 comments

Hero Women Kicked Out of Bar After Confronting Harvey Weinstein [UPDATED]

Hero Women Kicked Out of Bar After Confronting Harvey Weinstein [UPDATED]

Producer Harvey Weinstein isn’t letting dozens of sexual assault accusations and rape cases get in a way of a night out, as evidenced by his presence at a New York City bar Wednesday night, where he was set to enjoy a night of schmoozing with young creative types. That is, until a few young creative types told him to fuck the fuck off.

Weinstein dropped by Manhattan’s Downtime Bar to attend...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Oct 24, 2019. 11 comments

Rose McGowan Is Suing Harvey Weinstein And His Former Attorneys Lisa Bloom and David Boies

Rose McGowan Is Suing Harvey Weinstein And His Former Attorneys Lisa Bloom and David Boies

Rose McGowan, who in 2017 publicly alleged that Harvey Weinstein raped her, is now suing Weinstein, his former attorneys Lisa Bloom and David Boies, and the intelligence firm Black Cube for their role in what her lawsuit describes as “a diabolical and illegal effort by one of America’s most powerful men and his representatives to silence sexual-assault victims.”

More on the lawsuit, from...

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Oct 18, 2019. 10 comments

Former NBC News Anchor Linda Vester on Matt Lauer Allegations: 'Everybody Knew'

Former NBC News Anchor Linda Vester on Matt Lauer Allegations: 'Everybody Knew'

Linda Vester, the former NBC News anchor who accused Tom Brokaw of sexual harassment, says network executives knew former Today host Matt Lauer was “dangerous” even before allegations that he raped a co-worker at the Sochi Olympics.

Vester recently appeared on Fox News, where she also once hosted a show, to say that NBC had “enabled” alleged abusers instead of taking any meaningful steps to...

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Oct 14, 2019. 18 comments

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Allegedly Waved Around a Picture of Maria Menounos's Naked Crotch at a Staff Meeting

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Allegedly Waved Around a Picture of Maria Menounos's Naked Crotch at a Staff Meeting

Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill, which is expected to be released on October 15, appears to be so stuffed with stories of powerful men doing absolutely atrocious things that the narratives have become inextricably intertwined.

Last week, news broke that Today host Matt Lauer was fired after a co-worker reportedly told network executives that Lauer raped her in his hotel room at the...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Oct 10, 2019. 13 comments

The Queasy Power of Shamelessness

The Queasy Power of Shamelessness

Noah Levine, the influential punk rock Buddhist teacher whose meditation society, Against the Stream, collapsed after he was accused of sexual misconduct , never spoke to me for two stories I wrote about the allegations against him , despite my best efforts to contact him. But he did sit down this summer with Los Angeles magazine, for an interview published in July. In it, he indicated that...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Oct 03, 2019. 12 comments

Bob Woodward Is Part of the Problem

Bob Woodward Is Part of the Problem

On Wednesday night, veteran journalist Bob Woodward moderated an event in Washington, D.C., featuring New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on their new book She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Their thorough and remarkable reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the women who came forward about his abuse and harassment
are widely credited...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Sep 30, 2019. 6 comments

Another Woman Has Accused Al Franken of Groping

Another Woman Has Accused Al Franken of Groping

Another woman has come forward accusing former Al Franken of groping her, bringing the number of women who have alleged misconduct against the comedian and former senator up to nine. The news of the allegation comes just days after a doting interview with Conan O’Brien and the announcement that Franken will be hosting a SiriusXM radio program.

The woman told New York magazine that Franken...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Sep 27, 2019. 16 comments

A Hollow Play of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

A Hollow Play of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

“How may I live without my name?” John Proctor asks in the climactic scene from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The play, which centers the 1692 Salem witch trial narrative on Proctor, is more concerned with how accusations will affect his name rather than the fact that they might end his life.

“I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” he cries. In the play, Proctor has been accused of...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Sep 27, 2019. 17 comments

Al Franken Still Thinks He's the Victim

Al Franken Still Thinks He's the Victim

In case anyone needed another reminder that “cancel culture” is a
paranoid fantasy that only exists only in the minds of powerful men and people who are too online, let’s go ahead and check in with Al Franken and his redemption arc . Nearly two years after the comedian turned politician resigned from the Senate in response to sexual harassment allegations, Franken has returned with a podcast,...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Sep 20, 2019. 11 comments

Prince Andrew's Accuser Isn't Going Away

Prince Andrew's Accuser Isn't Going Away

Despite denial after denial, Prince Andrew just can’t quite manage to slither his way out of the Jeffrey Epstein story—because Virginia Roberts Giuffre refuses to go away quietly.

The Daily Beast reported that on a Friday night Dateline NBC special on Jeffrey Epstein, accuser Giuffre “will allege that she was forced to have sex with Andrew and other powerful men in Epstein’s orbit in her...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Sep 16, 2019. 17 comments

Russell Simmons Is Banned From a West Village Yoga Studio

Russell Simmons Is Banned From a West Village Yoga Studio

Russel Simmons, music producer, fashion titan, aspiring yogi, and man who has faced over a dozen allegations of rape and sexual misconduct, has been banned from a yoga studio in New York City’s West Village.

After trying and failing to launch the #NotMe movement in response to Me Too, Simmons retreated to Bali in 2018 amid allegations and lawsuits. But as of August, he was back in New York...

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