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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Nov 06, 2019 .

How Can The Morning Show Be So Bad Yet So Watchable?

How Can The Morning Show Be So Bad Yet So Watchable?

On paper, Apple TV+’s centerpiece series The Morning Show makes some kind of sense: A-list talent assembles for a story that speaks directly to (and of) MeToo against the potentially juicy backdrop of a network morning show’s production. But soon into the first episode (which along with the next two, debuted on Friday), the question in my head quickly shifted from “What could go wrong?” to...

Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Nov 04, 2019 at 20:39. 18 comments

Ronan Farrow Says Rape Allegations Against Bill Clinton Should Be Revisited

Ronan Farrow Says Rape Allegations Against Bill Clinton Should Be Revisited

Ronan Farrow said outright on Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher that the rape allegation leveled by Juanita Broaddrick against Bill Clinton “has been overdue for revisiting.”

Maher asked a panel of commentators—which included Farrow—whether Clinton could have weathered the allegations today, drawing a parallel between Clinton’s entanglement with Monica Lewinsky and the recent

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Oct 22, 2019.

Fiction in the Age of MeToo

Fiction in the Age of MeToo

When the MeToo movement began, many women I know were unsurprised at the deluge of stories that seemed to confirm that nearly all of us have experienced some kind of sexual harassment, assault, or rape. Far more discomfiting was the personal discovery that began to unfurl, the sense that things that had happened to us in the past—things we did not report, that we accepted as a matter of...

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Oct 10, 2019. 22 comments

Matt Lauer Insists He's the Real Victim

Matt Lauer Insists He's the Real Victim

This morning, Matt Lauer wrote a 1,300-word letter defending himself from an allegation of rape, a document that makes for a phenomenal case study in how a powerful man can turn himself into a victim. The letter follows the release of excerpts from Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book Catch and Kill, in which former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils accuses Lauer of raping her in a hotel room while...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Sep 09, 2019. 5 comments

Mark Halperin's Redemption Tour Isn't Exactly Smooth Sailing

Mark Halperin's Redemption Tour Isn't Exactly Smooth Sailing

Game Change author Mark Halperin’s post-MeToo redemption tour has gotten off to a rough start. For instance, he reportedly alienated the head of MSNBC after he pitched a fit in a phone conversation about whether he could collaborate with the hosts of Morning Joe.

Two years after he was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, including at least three instances of rubbing his clothed...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Sep 09, 2019. 13 comments

Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor Earned Weinstein Accusers' Trust With a Single Line

Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor Earned Weinstein Accusers' Trust With a Single Line

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the reporters who first broke the Harvey Weinstein allegations and won a Pulitzer for their reporting, appeared on the Today show on Monday to discuss their new book , She Said, which chronicles their investigation.

The book traces those first conversations with actresses to dealing with a contentious Weinstein in the reporting process. “We also wanted to talk...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Aug 30, 2019. 24 comments

Workplace Study Finds Men Have Responded to MeToo by Becoming Even Shittier

Workplace Study Finds Men Have Responded to MeToo by Becoming Even Shittier

Instead of using MeToo as a learning opportunity to become more aware of the harassment most women generally face in the world at large and in the workplace specifically, a new study has found that many men have decided to go the opposite route and simply avoid women in the workplace full-stop.

The study out of the University of Houston was conducted across a range of industries and surveyed...

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Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Aug 20, 2019. 21 comments

The Lie of MeToo Going 'Too Far'

The Lie of MeToo Going 'Too Far'

We haven’t even hit the two-year anniversary of the viral MeToo movement and, already, two high-profile men are making successful comebacks. Today, the Washington Post reports that political commentator Mark Halperin, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and physical assault, has landed a new book deal about the 2020 campaign, to the outrage of some of his alleged victims....

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

Casey Affleck Is an Ally Now?

Casey Affleck Is an Ally Now?

Casey Affleck, alleged sexual harasser, all around creep and Hollywood person, has been slowly but surely making his way back into a comeback nearly a decade after two women filed sexual harassment lawsuits against him in 2010. (In case you’ve forgotten: the suits were settled out of court for undisclosed amounts.)

Affleck paid a visit to Dax Shepard‘s Armchair Expert podcast to talk about...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Aug 01, 2019. 20 comments

Ashley Wagner, Olympic Figure Skater, Writes About Being Sexually Assaulted at 17

Ashley Wagner, Olympic Figure Skater, Writes About Being Sexually Assaulted at 17

Ashley Wagner, retired figure skater and two-time Olympic medalist, has written an op-ed for USA Today detailing her sexual assault at the age of 17; she names her assaulter as John Coughlin, a then-22-year-old figure skater who died by suicide early this year. “Over the past few months, as I decided to tell this story, I wrestled with using John’s name,” she writes. “He was a prominent...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Jul 26, 2019. 22 comments

The New Yorker Seriously Mischaracterized the Story of One of Al Franken's Accusers

The New Yorker Seriously Mischaracterized the Story of One of Al Franken's Accusers

This week, the New Yorker ran a long piece by Jane Mayer re-examining the sexual harassment allegations against Al Franken, a piece which minimized the accusations themselves while giving Franken ample space to defend himself . While the piece contained some unflattering new revelations about Leeann Tweeden’s story, the conservative radio host who made the first public accusation, it was...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Jul 13, 2019. 21 comments

Of Course Harvey Weinstein's New Lawyer Is a Woman Who Criticizes MeToo

Of Course Harvey Weinstein's New Lawyer Is a Woman Who Criticizes MeToo

Harvey Weinstein’s much-delayed sexual assault trial is expected to begin jury selection in September, and in anticipation, he’s rearranged his legal team for the third time.  Perhaps inevitably, his lawyers now include defense attorney Donna Rotunno, who’s best known for representing men accused of sexual assault, questions the MeToo movement as a whole, and has said in previous interviews...

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Joan Summers Joan Summers Jun 28, 2019. 20 comments

A Magazine for Rich People Asks Penélope Cruz If MeToo Has Killed Compliments

A Magazine for Rich People Asks Penélope Cruz If MeToo Has Killed Compliments

Last week, Tatler Magazine, a UK glossy, previewed a cover story on Penélope Cruz. In quotes given to outlets a week before release, the primary topic was MeToo’s impact on men’s ability to give women unsolicited compliments. In the condensed, teased conversation, here’s how they portrayed Cruz’s thoughts on sexism and the MeToo movement:

‘For us to be commenting, “oh, no, in 2019, you cannot...

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Molly Osberg Molly Osberg May 07, 2019. 7 comments

Rumsey Hall Latest Elite Private School to Disclose Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Rumsey Hall Latest Elite Private School to Disclose Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Last week, the Rumsey Hall School, a coed K-9 boarding and day school in Connecticut, became the most recent private school to disclose the findings of a wide-ranging sexual misconduct investigation. In a letter sent to alumni, parents, and other affiliates, the school’s current leadership described corroborated allegations of abuse levied against three faculty members since the late...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills May 04, 2019. 6 comments

Director Erin Lee Carr On Her Gymnastics Abuse Documentary At the Heart of Gold

Director Erin Lee Carr On Her Gymnastics Abuse Documentary At the Heart of Gold

In 2018, Larry Nassar, the former, beloved doctor for the USA Gymnastics and the Michigan State athletics department, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over a hundred young women and girls who came under his care from MSU students to Olympic athletes .

But Nassar worked within a large system, filled with adults who either turned a blind eye or outright ignored...

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Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Mar 14, 2019. 9 comments

'It's Gonna Be Softcore': Porn Director Jimmy Lifestyles Accused of On-Set Sexual Assault

'It's Gonna Be Softcore': Porn Director Jimmy Lifestyles Accused of On-Set Sexual Assault

On Sunday, porn performer Emma Hix wrote on Twitter, “A director stuck his tongue up my ass today and I confronted him and he laughed in my face and said ‘I’m over reacting.’” In a tear-filled video that followed, she alleged that the director, Jimmy Lifestyles, had told her that the scene in which he would be briefly appearing would be only simulated. “He said I’m gonna pretend to eat you...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Feb 21, 2019. 20 comments

Emma Thompson Proves Actors Don't Have to Play Along 

Emma Thompson Proves Actors Don't Have to Play Along 

When Skydance Animation hired John Lasseter , the former chief creative officer at Pixar and Disney, to head up its animation department in January, Time’s Up released a statement. The group said hiring Lasseter to such a high-level position, considering that he left Pixar following sexual harassment allegations, “endorses and perpetuates a broken system that allows powerful men to act...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Feb 09, 2019. 16 comments

Max Landis, Who Has Not Been Missed, Returns 

Max Landis, Who Has Not Been Missed, Returns 

Max Landis, a C-list screenwriter, director, and producer best known for a string of films that truly bring to life the term “straight to video,” is making an attempted return to filmmaking and public life after a series of sexual misconduct allegations at the end of 2017. Though the accusations on social media were vociferous, Landis has never been criminally charged, and the allegations...

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Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Jan 29, 2019. 19 comments

MeToo Hummus Is Changing Its Name, Probably for the Best

MeToo Hummus Is Changing Its Name, Probably for the Best

One of the major hazards of forming a company is knowing that someday, the name you chose for your product might also be used as the hashtag for a global movement that documents the prevalence of sexual abuse.

MeToo! hummus is probably really good—it’s vegan, gluten-free and locally made. Unfortunately, the 14-year-old British company has seen declining sales since the birth of the other...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Dec 21, 2018. 24 comments

William Shatner Says #MeToo Movement Has 'Become Hysterical'

William Shatner Says #MeToo Movement Has 'Become Hysterical'

William Shatner for whatever reason granted Daily Mail TV an interview wherein he discussed the #MeToo movement, addressing a tweet he did earlier this month. The tweet urged CBC radio to play “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” in response to some long-standing complaints that the song is not good about articulating the boundaries of sexual consent. In fact, it is notably bad at that.

The 87-year-old...

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