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Time’s Up Descends on Baftas as ‘Three Billboards’ Wins 5 Awards

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was celebrated at the ceremony, the British equivalent of the Oscars, as sexual harassment was roundly protested.


Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.


Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.


French star Isabelle Huppert glad women are speaking up about harassment

BERLIN (Reuters) - French actress Isabelle Huppert said on Saturday she was pleased that women were speaking up about their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment after staying silent for so long.

Martins, Peter

Abuse Accusations Against Peter Martins Are Not Corroborated, Inquiry Says

Former New York City Ballet dancers accused Mr. Martins of verbal and physical abuse, and an anonymous letter contained sexual harassment allegations against him.

Jeffrey Tambor not returning to 'Transparent'

Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused by two women of sexual harassment, claims that he denies. He will now not return to Amazon's "Transparent."


Male stars at Berlin film festival say #MeToo movement is making them think

BERLIN (Reuters) - Male stars attending the Berlin film festival on Thursday told Reuters they were reassessing their own behavior in light of the #MeToo movement by women against sexual harassment and abuse.

White, Shaun

Shaun White Now Says He Regrets Past Behavior, as Harassment Claims Resurface

As questions overshadowed his gold medal victory, the Olympian said, “I regret my behavior of many years ago.”

Two actors accuse Scott Baio of abuse

Two young actors from the show "Charles in Charge" have now accused Scott Baio of harassment and abuse. Baio denies the allegations.

Scott Baio accused of harassment by another 'Charles in Charge' co-star

Scott Baio has been accused of harassment and assault by his former "Charles in Charge" co-star, Alexander Polinsky.


Doctors Without Borders fired 19 people for sexual abuse last year

PARIS (Reuters) - International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff last year, and dismissed 19 people as a result.


Berlin film fest turns down #MeToo plea to turn red carpet black

BERLIN (Reuters) - Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declined a call to have movie stars walk a black, rather than red, carpet as a symbol of support for the campaign against sexual harassment in the industry.

Shaun White: Sorry for calling allegations 'gossip'

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White apologized on NBC's "Today Show" for calling harassment allegations against him "gossip."


U.S. restaurant workers target low wages in campaign against sexual harassment

(Reuters) - Restaurant workers in seven U.S. cities on Tuesday lobbied state and local lawmakers to combat sexual harassment in the industry by shifting from the $2.13 federal minimum wage for tipped employees to a higher "fair" wage.

Analysis: Trump's culture war is running into the gender gap

With his sharp words in recent days defending men accused of sexual harassment and spousal abuse, President Donald Trump launched another firebomb into the cultural chasm running through his presidency.

Janney, Allison

The Carpetbagger: Allison Janney’s Road to the Oscars Was Paved by a Bird

The actress, an awards favorite for her unflinching turn in “I, Tonya,” talks about sexual harassment and the unlikely perks of working with fowl.

Sexual Harassment

Leader of Latino Business Group Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said that its president and chief executive, Javier Palomarez, would step aside immediately.


Top U.S. diplomat urges action on harassment as issue roils White House

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday urged department employees to intervene if they witness sexual harassment, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process.

New York City Ballet

A Peter Martins Ballet Loses Peter Martins, and a Slap

Peter Martins is not being erased from City Ballet, which he retired from amid accusations of harassment and abuse. But his “Romeo + Juliet” is being tweaked.


Tillerson announces mandatory sexual harassment training

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process.


Top U.S. diplomat announces mandatory sexual harassment training

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Eric T. Schneiderman filed a suit alleging the studio and its founders violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination and sexual harassment.


New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.


We must act on athletes' abuse or risk losing them: IOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee must help boost safeguards for athletes against sexual abuse or risk losing them, the head of the IOC's working group on abuse and harassment said on Sunday.

Sexual Harassment

Latino Business Group Weighs Harassment Allegation Against C.E.O.

Javier Palomarez, the head of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, faces accusations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties, which he denies.

Rep. Farenthold has still not paid back $84K settlement he said he would repay

Two months ago, Rep. Blake Farenthold vowed to repay the $84,000 he used in taxpayer money to pay the settlement of a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment and other improper conduct.


NBC Executive Takes Over Amazon Studios

Jennifer Salke, who championed shows like “This Is Us,” will succeed Roy Price, who was forced out in October after a sexual harassment allegation.


New York fashion show to highlight #MeToo movement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inspired by a social media campaign aimed at exposing widespread sexual assault and harassment in U.S. life, a fashion show on Friday will have a #MeToo theme and feature models who share their stories on the runway.

Labor and Jobs

News Analysis: The ‘Manly’ Jobs Problem

Could sexual harassment be linked to work we define as masculine?

Kate Upton breaks her silence on alleged harassment by Paul Marciano

Kate Upton has finally provided details about Guess co-founder Paul Marciano's alleged sexual misconduct.

Why isn't the RNC giving back Steve Wynn's money?

Late on Tuesday, casino magnate Steve Wynn stepped down as CEO from Wynn Resorts, citing the distraction caused by a series of allegations of sexual harassment made against him in a recent Wall Street Journal story.


A Suffrage Milestone in U.K., but More to Do in Era of #MeToo

British women cited persistent problems with harassment and discrimination.


House cracks down on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers must pay their own awards and settlements in sexual harassment cases instead of tapping public funds, under a measure approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday which also took other steps to strengthen worker protections for congressional employees.

Judicial council takes no action against former Judge Alex Kozinski

Nearly eight weeks after a federal judicial council received a sexual harassment complaint against California-based US Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski, the council said Monday that it was dismissing the grievance because Kozinski had stepped down in December.

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Contributor: #MeToo Has Done What the Law Could Not

Sexual harassment laws couldn’t work until society started believing women.

Expelled lawmaker leaves with angry mic drop

Arizona Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the legislature almost unanimously following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him.

Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society Board Members Resign as C.E.O. Faces Harassment Complaints

Several members quit after the 31-person board chose to retain Wayne Pacelle. An investigation has uncovered multiple complaints against him, according to The Washington Post.

Guess stock plummets after Kate Upton accuses exec of harassment


Guess shares slump after model Kate Upton tweets about executive

(Reuters) - Guess Inc shares fell more than 14 percent on Thursday following a tweet by model and actress Kate Upton about the company's co-founder using the #MeToo hashtag designed to highlight sexual harassment.

Analysis: Clinton's news dump right before the State of the Union

Minutes -- literally -- before President Donald Trump entered the House chamber to deliver his first State of the union address, Hillary Clinton apologized for the way she had handled allegations of sexual harassment against a senior staffer in her 2008 presidential campaign.

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Clinton Says She Should Have Fired Campaign Aide Accused of Sexual Harassment

In a Facebook post, Hillary Clinton said she regretted shielding a top 2008 campaign adviser accused of harassment.


Macau regulator says met with Wynn executives over sexual harassment claims

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau's gaming regulator met with representatives of U.S. mogul Steve Wynn in the Chinese controlled territory over claims in a newspaper report that he routinely subjected women who worked for him to unwanted sexual advances.


Canada debates new harassment legislation amid #MeToo storm

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's parliament began debate on Monday on new legislation to tighten workplace harassment rules, including those governing politicians, as allegations of sexual misconduct mounted against lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum.

Sexual Harassment

In Canada, a ‘Perfect Storm’ for a #MeToo Reckoning

Canada’s House of Commons will debate workplace law changes to define sexual harassment and protect political staff members.

Ex-campaign chief: Clinton overruled me

Former Hillary Clinton campaign chief Patti Doyle said Clinton "definitely made the wrong call" not to fire an adviser accused of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential election.


On Grammys red carpet, white roses are the motif, women's equality the message

(Reuters) - Even the most outrageous outfits of feathers, sequins or lace included a simple white rose at the Grammy Awards show's red carpet on Sunday as the glitterati of the music world showed support for women's equality and freedom from sexual harassment.

#MeToo Movement

How the Finance Industry Is Trying to Cash In on #MeToo

Small financial firms, backed by hedge funds, are angling for business from sexual harassment victims. The industry has a checkered history.

Close, Chuck

Chuck Close Is Out at the National Gallery of Art. Is Picasso Next?

Sexual harassment accusations have scuttled an exhibition of the portraitist’s work. Museums are wrestling with the implications — not just for Mr. Close, but for centuries of artists.

Opinion: Wearing black to the State of the Union isn't enough

The black dresses symbolizing a stand against sexual harassment and assault we saw at the Golden Globes will make another appearance at the State of the Union, putting the nation on notice that Time's Up for inappropriate behavior. We can't expect President Donald Trump to speak to this crisis -- nor does he have the credibility given his track record. But the onus is on all of us to transform the culture of sexual harassment and assault across America. We can change our culture for future generations, but this requires education, starting early -- for children and teens, at school and at home.

Clinton kept adviser accused of harassment on her 2008 campaign, NY Times reports

Hillary Clinton decided not to fire a senior adviser on her 2008 presidential campaign who had been accused of sexual harassment, against the recommendation of her campaign manager, according to a report Friday in The New York Times.

Presidential Election of 2016

Hillary Clinton Chose to Shield a Top Adviser Accused of Harassment in 2008

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager at the time recommended that she fire the adviser, Burns Strider. Instead, Mr. Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling.

How sexual harassment can affect mental health

What happens when judges judge themselves

Even in this #metoo era, it's a rare thing for allegations - of sexual harassment or otherwise - to come to light against federal judges. CNN's Joan Biskupic explains.

United States Politics and Government

Patrick Meehan Won’t Seek Re-election in Pennsylvania

Mr. Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, facing backlash after settling a sexual harassment complaint brought by a former aide, will not seek re-election this year.


U.S. lawmaker Meehan will not seek re-election after sex harassment claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer's sexual harassment claim, will not run for re-election, a spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.


Republican congressman Meehan won't seek re-election after sex scandal: AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer's sexual harassment claim, will not run for re-election, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.


Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday.


New York restaurant Le Bernardin sued for sexual harassment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The famed New York City seafood restaurant Le Bernardin was sued on Wednesday by a former server who said female employees are subjected to sexual harassment and that management ignores their complaints or shames them for coming forward.

Sexual Harassment

U.K.’s ‘Most Un-P.C.’ Charity Dinner Faces Harassment Accusations

Outrage and questions in Parliament greeted The Financial Times’s undercover report from the all-male event, which had 130 young hostesses.

Analysis: Oh, Pat Meehan. No, no, no, no.

Days after The New York Times reported that Pat Meehan had used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by a former staffer, the Pennsylvania Republican congressman decided to give an interview to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

#MeToo Movement

Can Hollywood Fix Its Harassment Problem While Celebrating Itself?

As allegations of sexual exploitations pile up, the industry has absorbed the critiques and converted them into inspirational messaging and branding exercises.

News and News Media

Talk: Christiane Amanpour Believes in the Power of Local News

The CNN correspondent on sexual harassment in media, global gender equality and Trump’s attacks on the press.

Ethics and Official Misconduct

Under Fire for Harassment, Congressman Says Aide ‘Invited’ Behavior

Representative Patrick Meehan denied any impropriety, and said that he was emotionally wounded when a former aide filed a complaint against him.

House sexual harassment bill promises transparency but cuts out ethics watchdog

In the wake of a string of scandals, House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation to overhaul the process of investigating sexual harassment claims on Capitol Hill, but their bill weakens the authority of the independent entity currently probing lawmakers' behavior, according to outside ethics watchdogs.

Agent sues ATF and Justice Department

ATF Special Agent Lisa Kincaid is suing the ATF and Justice Department, claiming she was retaliated against for exposing sexual harassment within the agency. CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.

Sexual Harassment

Watch Live From Davos: How Can Society Combat Sexual Harassment?

This World Economic Forum panel, developed in partnership with The New York Times, will explore how to call out abuses of power and support women in leadership roles. Elisabeth Bumiller, the Washington bureau chief for The Times, takes part in the discussion.


Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says #metoo

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg extolled the #MeToo movement and revealed one of her own experiences with sexual harassment in deeply personal observations Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'For so long, women were silent'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg extolled the #MeToo movement and revealed one of her own experiences with sexual harassment in deeply personal observations Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's #MeToo moment

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg showed her support for the #MeToo movement and shared her personal experience of sexual harassment.

Sexual Harassment

Here’s How to Deal With Men (Thwack!)

This former dominatrix is teaching women tools to confront harassment and sexist behavior.

Female Trump voter: I'm embarrassed

Female voters debate President Trump's first year in office and the multiple allegations of past sexual harassment.


Moira Donegan’s Spreadsheet Was an ‘Act of Real Solidarity’

Moira Donegan started the online spreadsheet of men in the media industry accused of sexual harassment. She spoke with The Times about why she created it and what her life has been like since.

Democrats call for hearings on workplace sexual misconduct

Some Senate Democrats are calling for hearings to evaluate sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, as the #MeToo movement brings the discussion to the national forefront.


U.S. lawmakers may soon be liable for sexual harassment payouts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could no longer use public funds for awards or settlements in sexual harassment cases under bipartisan legislation unveiled on Thursday that updates a 20-year law governing the rights of congressional employees.


Brigitte Bardot: actresses complain about harassment to get attention

PARIS (Reuters) - French activist and former actress Brigitte Bardot said many actresses sexually provoke film producers to win roles and then complain about harassment to get attention.


After the Apologies, Restaurants Struggle to Change

Four employers accused of sexual harassment have stepped away from their empires. But for the companies, the hard part is what happens next.

Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?

Curious to know if the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment was resonating with younger girls, I contacted my niece, a junior in high school in Westchester, just outside New York.


U.S. Interior Department blasts resigning National Parks board members

(Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday said it welcomed the mass resignation of members of the National Parks Service advisory board, saying they had ignored sexual harassment cases and lied about how they were treated by the Trump administration.

Matt Damon vows to 'close my mouth for a while'

Don't expect to hear Matt Damon weighing in on Hollywood's sexual harassment reckoning any time soon.

Here's why we have to keep talking about Aziz Ansari

When I see a well-known male figure in entertainment, politics or media trending on Twitter because of sexual harassment allegations, my heart sinks. Him? But he seemed like one of the good ones? Then comes the onslaught of tone-deaf think pieces, such as Andrew Sullivan's take on the #MeToo movement in The Daily Intelligencer in which he decrees that secretly removing a condom during sex or drunkenly badgering female colleagues via text message are really just "minor offenses." Pieces such as Sullivan's brutally analyze and, in the worst cases, litigate the veracity of claims made by the woman (or women) who have come forward to share experiences of abuse or assault.


Timothée Chalamet Promises Salary From Woody Allen Film to Charity

The money will go to groups fighting sexual abuse and harassment. The actor is one in a series of Hollywood figures distancing themselves from the director.


Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

Models (Professional)

Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment

The publishing giant, which is creating a code of conduct for photo shoots, reflecting a new reality in the fashion industry.

Sexual Harassment

Response to French Letter Denouncing #MeToo Shows a Sharp Divide

French feminists criticized the letter signed by Catherine Deneuve and other women, saying it underestimated the harm inflicted by sexual harassment


Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism

BEIJING (Reuters) - A professor in China accused of sexually harassing students under his supervision has been removed from teaching posts by a top Beijing university, in a case that has sparked national media coverage and a nascent #MeToo movement in the country.

Sexual Harassment

Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

An accusation against Jeffrey D. Klein, a powerful senator, marks Albany’s biggest sexual harassment scandal in years. But despite anger, there are few options to investigate.


Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Roiphe, Katie

A Feminist Twitter Campaign Targets Harper’s Magazine and Katie Roiphe

Word went out that an article would identify a creator of a list of media industry men accused of sexual harassment. Women urged writers to push back.

Michael Douglas fends off sexual harassment claim in preemptive interview

Michael Douglas has denied what he says is a forthcoming claim of sexual harassment against him in a new interview with Hollywood trade publication Deadline.

Opinion: I joined Meryl Streep because when women unite, we're unstoppable

Sunday night I attended the Golden Globes as one of eight activists invited by actresses affiliated with Time's Up, an initiative of 300 prominent women in Hollywood working to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault across all industries. It was a rare pairing -- activists and artists seeking to elevate the stories of domestic workers, restaurant workers, farmworkers and survivors of gender-based violence.


French feminists liken Deneuve and fellow #Metoo critics to 'tiresome uncle'

PARIS (Reuters) - Catherine Deneuve and other critics of the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment sound like "the tiresome uncle at the family dinner", leading French feminists said on Wednesday.


France's Deneuve denounces #Metoo campaign for 'puritanism'

PARIS (Reuters) - Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women on Tuesday denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to "puritanism" and was fueled by a "hatred of men."

After Globes, the Oscar race is still wide open

The Golden Globes brought clarity and passion to the campaign to change Hollywood's culture regarding sexual harassment. The awards themselves did considerably less to outline the contours of a wide-open Oscar race, while exhibiting several familiar quirks associated with this particular event.

McGowan slams 'Hollywood fakery' at Globes

The black attire and #TimesUp pins at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards were meant to bring attention to the plight of victims of sexual assault, harassment and inequality.

Kid adorably crashes dad's live TV interview

Al Jazeera's segment on sexual harassment and the 2018 Golden Globes was interrupted by an adorable little boy and his toy car.

Golden Globes (Awards)

The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

From a rousing Oprah Winfrey to silent men who didn’t speak out about sexual harassment, it was a night of highs and lows at the first major awards ceremony of the #MeToo moment.

Sexual Harassment

#MeToo Leads at the Golden Globes

Actresses used the red carpet and the stage of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards to amplify their fight against sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond.


'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.

Stars transformed the red carpet. Shows featuring women won awards. Then Oprah made history.

The Golden Globes delivered a powerful, concerted message about and from women, addressing sexual harassment and gender inequity. Yet they also highlighted the at-times awkward challenge of tackling such sobering issues within an award-show format.