Tag: #MeToo Movement

Google Employees Say They Faced Retaliation After Organizing Walkout

SAN FRANCISCO — Two Google employees, Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker, helped organize a 20,000-person walkout from the company last November. Now they say they have paid a price for their actions. In a letter shared internally with co-workers on Monday and reviewed by The New York Times, Ms. Stapleton, a marketing manager at YouTube, […]

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India’s Chief Justice Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

NEW DELHI — The chief justice of India’s Supreme Court has been accused of sexually harassing a female assistant, and a special panel of judges called an emergency meeting on Saturday to address the allegations. In an affidavit cited by several Indian news outlets, the assistant accused Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of unwanted touching and […]

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City Ballet Ordered to Reinstate Male Dancers Fired Over Inappropriate Texts

In an early test case of the limits of disciplinary action in the #MeToo era, an arbitrator has ruled that New York City Ballet overstepped when it fired two principal male dancers accused of sharing sexually explicit photos of female dancers, the company said Friday. The arbitrator ordered City Ballet to reinstate the dancers, Zachary […]

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Sparkle, Once R. Kelly’s Protégée, May Testify Against Him. Again.

CHICAGO — After nearly a decade of silence, the musician Sparkle and her family were finally talking again. Everyone welcomed her at her parents’ place after church on Sundays, at birthday parties for nieces and nephews. Then in October, that door snapped shut again: A preview for the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” had dropped, and […]

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Brigham Young Students Value Their Strict Honor Code. But Not the Harsh Punishments.

As a student at Brigham Young University, Sidney Draughon committed two violations of the school’s honor code, which prohibits everything from sexual activity to drinking coffee. First, officials faulted her for wearing clothing that they deemed indecent in a vacation photograph. Then, in December of her senior year, an ex-boyfriend confessed that the two had […]

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Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Case Against Australian Newspaper Publisher

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against the parent company of a newspaper that published articles accusing him of sexual harassment. The two front-page articles were published in late 2017 by The Daily Telegraph, a tabloid newspaper in Sydney owned by Rupert Murdoch’s Nationwide News. They said […]

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The Cheerleader Who Blew the Whistle on the N.F.L. Soldiers On

ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Bailey Davis, the former Saints cheerleader who last spring took on the N.F.L. and one of New Orleans’s most beloved institutions, has had quite a year. Appearances with high-profile personalities in television turned her into a feminist folk hero after she complained about being fired for posting a photograph of herself in […]

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Herman Cain Opens a New #MeToo Minefield for Republicans

WASHINGTON — Payments to women who complained of sexual harassment. Accusations of groping. Allegations of a 13-year extramarital affair. As President Trump moves ahead with his plan to nominate Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, Republican lawmakers are being forced to confront a fresh […]

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Finding Biden in Familiar Fix, President Trump Adds a Jab

WASHINGTON — President Trump, ignoring his own troubled history with women and bragging about sexual misconduct, went after Joseph R. Biden Jr. via Twitter on Thursday, posting a video that mocked the former vice president for his handsy approach to politicking. The 15-second clip tweeted Thursday by Mr. Trump — accompanied by the text, “WELCOME […]

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Trump Brazenly Attacks Joe Biden on Twitter

WASHINGTON — President Trump, ignoring his own history of buying a pornographic film actress’s silence and bragging about sexual misconduct, went after Joseph R. Biden Jr. via Twitter on Thursday, posting a video that mocked the former vice president for his handsy approach to politicking. The 15-second clip tweeted Thursday by Mr. Trump — accompanied […]

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The Argument: Should Biden Run?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ best hope to beat President Trump in 2020? Or is the former vice president woefully behind the times? This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg says that allegations of […]

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Biden’s Tactile Politics Threaten His Return in the #MeToo Era

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. came up in politics as an old-school backslapper whose greatest strength was his ability to connect. He doled out handshakes and hugs to friends and strangers alike, and his tendency to lavish his affections on women and girls was so central to his persona that it became fodder for […]

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What We’re Not Talking About When We Talk About Joe Biden

This week it’s Joe Biden’s turn in the #MeToo barrel, and like many Democrats, I’m torn about what to think. The allegations by Lucy Flores — that in 2014, when she was running for lieutenant governor of Nevada, the vice president touched her shoulders and kissed the back of her head — cannot exactly be […]

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The Real Joe Biden Decision

At some point soon, Joe Biden is going to have to make two decisions. The first is whether he wants to run for the Democratic nomination. The second is whether he wants to win it, and at what cost. Right now, even after some slippage, Biden has the highest polling numbers of any candidate in […]

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The Wrong Time for Joe Biden

On Friday, Lucy Flores, a former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Nevada, accused Joe Biden of touching her inappropriately as they waited to take the stage at a 2014 election rally. He put his hands on her shoulders, she said, then nuzzled her hair and kissed the back of her head. She didn’t accuse […]

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Joe Biden Scrambles to Stem Crisis After Lucy Flores’s Allegation

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. scrambled on Sunday to contain a quickly growing crisis for his likely presidential bid, putting forward several former female aides and allies to praise his treatment of women after Lucy Flores, a former Nevada legislator, accused Mr. Biden of kissing and touching her. Mr. Biden also issued a […]

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Sexual Assault on Flights: Experts Recommend Ways to Stay Safe and Combat It

Airplanes, with their cramped quarters and crowded conditions, would seem improbable settings for sexual assaults, but recent news accounts show they do happen. A Detroit-area man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger during an overnight flight was sentenced to nine years in prison, and two men were charged in separate cases last […]

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‘You’re Not Supposed to Betray Your Race’: The Challenge Faced by Black Women Accusing Black Men

When Meredith Watson decided to publicly accuse Virginia’s lieutenant governor of raping her, she knew she would face a backlash — most women who accuse powerful men of sexual assault do. But she also feared that as a black woman, she would face added scrutiny because the prominent politician she named, Justin E. Fairfax, was […]

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