Tag: #MeToo Movement

After an ‘Ambiguous’ Apology From Ryan Adams, What’s the Right Way to Say Sorry?

Not long after The New York Times reported on allegations of abusive behavior by Ryan Adams on Wednesday, the singer-songwriter issued an apology on Twitter, as well as a denial. Mr. Adams, 44, was accused of manipulating women and engaging in sexually explicit communication with a minor. In his tweet, he said that he was […]

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Navigating the Male-Female Work Relationship

We’re seeing a backlash from the #MeToo movement, with many male bosses saying in surveys that they are less willing now to mentor junior female colleagues, go to dinner with them, travel with them — generally treat them as co-workers rather than as land mines. Male anxieties about mentoring women seem to me overblown. Sure, […]

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Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say They Paid a Price.

For nearly two decades, Ryan Adams, one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of his generation, has been heralded as a mercurial creative genius and a respected industry tastemaker. Equal parts punk-rock folk hero and romantic troubadour, Adams, 44, has 16 albums and seven Grammy nominations to his name. He has overseen music by Willie Nelson, […]

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Facebook Group of French Journalists Harassed Women for Years

PARIS — The rumors had been out there for years: A private Facebook group that included many up-and-coming French male journalists was behind waves of online insult, mockery and harassment aimed at women in the business. Now, with confirmation that a group that called itself the Ligue du LOL existed, it is a moment of […]

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How 7 Women Helped Put Sexual Harassment on Albany’s Agenda

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] There is an unwritten rule in Albany known as the Bear Mountain Compact, a promise that whatever happens north of Bear Mountain — a vast region that includes the state capital — stays there. For decades, that compact has governed […]

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Bill O’Reilly’s Invitation to Speak at a Police Charity Event in New York Ignites #MeToo Protest

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When the Police Athletic League two weeks ago announced Bill O’Reilly as the speaker for its monthly business luncheon, organizers hoped the conservative writer and former Fox News host would be a big draw and raise a significant amount […]

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The Interpreter: #MeToo Paradox: Movement Topples the Powerful, Not the Ordinary

When multiple women stepped forward last week to accuse the former Costa Rican president, Óscar Arias Sánchez, of sexual misconduct, it highlighted a mystery about #MeToo’s impact in Latin America. How can the movement have become powerful enough to ensnare an ex-president and Nobel laureate, yet have otherwise found so little purchase in a region […]

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A High-Profile #MeToo Case in Costa Rica Shows the Hurdles to Being Heard

MEXICO CITY — Yazmín Morales recalls weeping with rage after an encounter four years ago in the book-lined study of her country’s most respected statesman. Óscar Arias Sánchez, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Costa Rican president, had pinned her against a door, she says, forcibly kissing and groping her. Until last week, Ms. […]

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Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault

A second woman came forward Friday with claims that she had been sexually assaulted by Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax of Virginia, intensifying the weeklong political crisis in the state and leading some top fellow Democrats to call for Mr. Fairfax to resign. The woman, Meredith Watson, accused Mr. Fairfax of raping her while they […]

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Les Moonves, Fired by CBS, Sets Up Shop in Hollywood

Just months after being fired by CBS, Leslie Moonves is running a new company. And though Mr. Moonves and his former employer are locked in a dispute over $120 million in severance, CBS is paying for the office space that Mr. Moonves now occupies. The company, Moon Rise Unlimited, operates out of a 10th-floor suite […]

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Vanessa Tyson Draws Support for Assault Allegation Against Justin Fairfax

Last fall, after Vanessa C. Tyson began a prestigious fellowship at Stanford, she told a gathering of colleagues in a behavioral sciences program that she had been sexually assaulted years earlier, citing personal experience to illustrate a larger point involving sexual violence. As several fellows shared lunch on a patio, Dr. Tyson expressed the sense […]

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When Is Sorry Not Enough? Virginia Scandals Test the Limits of Forgiveness

They are very, very sorry, they tell their constituents, lips pursed, eyes downcast, forehead flop sweat glistening in front of the television cameras as they try to explain their transgressions. Implicit in their words of remorse is a question: Will you forgive me? That wearying American political ritual repeated itself once again during a circuslike […]

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in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

ImageCreditFranziska Barczyk Welcome to In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”— Ariana Grande Bills flying. Backsides shaking. Drinks flowing. And hardly a man in […]

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Woody Allen Sues Amazon Over Canceled $68 Million Deal

Woody Allen sued Amazon in federal court on Thursday, seeking at least $68 million and saying that the company’s streaming service had improperly backed out of a four-movie deal because of a renewed focus on allegations of sexual abuse on Allen’s part. The filing, in Federal District Court in Manhattan, said that Amazon had justified […]

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Sexual Abuse of Nuns: A Longstanding Church Scandal Emerges From Shadows

ROME — The sexual abuse of nuns and women religious by Catholic priests and bishops — and the abortions that have sometimes resulted — has for years been overshadowed by other scandals in the Roman Catholic Church. That seemed to change this week when Pope Francis publicly acknowledged the problem for the first time. “I […]

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Nothing Will Stop Erykah Badu From Loving You

LOS ANGELES — About halfway through our conversation last month, Erykah Badu declared that she was 48, feeling it necessary to remind me. She did it gently, but in a way that made clear what she thought of my line of questioning — about empathy, generally, and when she decided to reject anger. It’s easy […]

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Óscar Arias Sánchez, a Nobel Winner and Former President of Costa Rica, Is Accused of Sexual Assault

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — A psychiatrist and antinuclear activist has accused Óscar Arias Sánchez, the Nobel laureate and former Costa Rica president, of sexually assaulting her four years ago, bringing the #MeToo movement to one of Latin America’s most revered statesmen. Mr. Arias won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for having brokered a […]

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Sex Crime Reports Are Up in France. Officials See a #MeToo Effect.

PARIS — The police in France received drastically more reports of sexual crimes last year, according to a government analysis that found victims had grown more willing to come forward, in part because of the #MeToo movement. Reports of rape increased by nearly 17 percent from 2017 to 2018, and reports of other types of […]

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When College Rapists Graduate

As a student at Harvard, I reported a sexual assault by a classmate to the university. After a six-month investigation that ended after I graduated, I received a decision from the administrative board. The board voted to “scratch,” a term defined in the administrative board’s handbook. “Nothing wrong occurred,” it reads. “There are no grounds […]

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