Tag: #MeToo Movement

The Quiet Return of Bruce Weber and Mario Testino

Man About Town, an independent but increasingly influential fashion magazine that publishes twice a year, shows nearly as much skin as it does clothing. In one shoot from its current issue, Cesar Vicente sits shirtless atop a table, giving bedroom eyes. In another, a handsome dancer disrobes in the shower until he is totally naked, […]

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Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative ‘Hot List’

Soon after the sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein died in August, a mysterious man met with two prominent lawyers. Towering, barrel-chested and wild-bearded, he was a prodigious drinker and often wore flip-flops. He went by a pseudonym, Patrick Kessler — a necessity, he said, given the shadowy, dangerous world that he inhabited. He told the lawyers […]

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Kristin Scott Thomas on Playing a Different Kind of Part

Last week, Kristin Scott Thomas, the British actress, found herself in an enormous meeting room in the bowels of the Louvre museum, rubbing shoulders with Marlène Schiappa, the French Minister for Equality; François-Henri Pinault, the C.E.O. of Kering; and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris. Ms. Scott Thomas was presiding over the 14th global meeting […]

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Four Directors Cast Out of Hollywood. Four Different Futures.

France delivered mixed messages about Roman Polanski and cancel culture over the last week. His new film, “J’accuse” — known in English as “An Officer and a Spy” — opened days after a photographer publicly accused the director of violently raping her in 1975, which he denied. Following protests, a few screenings were nixed, promotion […]

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4 Democratic Candidates Push NBC on Eve of Debate

For Democratic presidential candidates, this week’s debate in Atlanta comes with the political equivalent of home field advantage: A lead sponsor is the cable network MSNBC, whose liberal-leaning talk shows are as mandatory on the campaign trail as diners in Des Moines. So what happens when the home team runs into trouble? MSNBC is part […]

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Roman Polanski’s French Film Industry Support May Be Waning

PARIS — For over 40 years, Roman Polanski has lived and made movies in France, chalking up hits at the box office and collecting accolades including the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. The director has been largely accepted here, even though he fled from the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to […]

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Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heaton’s CBS Show After Making Complaints

In May, CBS employees received an email introducing a new plan for handling sexual harassment complaints. There would be a “very expanded and visible” structure, the email said, with “highly trained HR executives” at every CBS program to “ensure safety and build trust.” Trust was an issue at CBS. In the last two years, the […]

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Female ‘Survivor’ Contestants Apologize After #MeToo Backlash

A pair of female “Survivor” contestants say they’re sorry for taking advantage of a third woman’s complaints about unwanted physical contact in order to advance in the game. The apologies came after a two-hour Wednesday night episode of the popular CBS show, in which the women said that a male contestant had touched them inappropriately. […]

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The Most Watched Show at the Office? Sexual Harassment Training Videos

Troy Dillinger was having a good month. A working actor in Los Angeles, he played in June a lawyer in a Lifetime movie, a coach in a public service announcement about opioids, and a judge in Cardi B’s video “Press.” He also slid into his best creepy smirk and sexually harassed an underling in a […]

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Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women

It was a cheeky birthday gift for a hard-charging boss, a 32-page book of one-liners compiled by colleagues at his company. “The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,” presented in 1990 to the future mayor of New York City, even featured drawings of its namesake in gladiatorial garb. One remark attributed to […]

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Woody Allen and Amazon Settle Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Woody Allen and Amazon settled a breach of contract lawsuit that the director had filed after the company backed out of a four-picture movie deal because #MeToo allegations from the 1990s had resurfaced against him. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a one-page filing on Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan. […]

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Tunisia’s #MeToo Started Outside a High School. Will It End in Court?

TUNIS — The imbalance of power seemed unmistakable. On one side, a prominent politician, freshly elected to Parliament. On the other, a 19-year-old student who accused him of sexually harassing her outside her high school. The student’s accusation — initially posted, with photographic evidence, to a private Facebook group — prompted not just shock and […]

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In Yoga, Blurry Lines Easily Crossed

Episode 19: ‘Hands On’ Producer/Director Jamila Wignot When sweaty, barely covered bodies bend and twist in tight space in a yoga class, boundaries can get blurry. What one person may consider a well-intentioned hands-on adjustment to a yoga pose can seem inappropriate to someone else. The combination of physical touch, spirituality and power dynamics have […]

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I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Video Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down.CreditCredit…The New York Times .equalpay-seriestext { font-size: 18px; font-family: nyt-imperial; font-style: italic; line-height: 1.5; text-align: center; border-top: 1px solid #ddd; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 25px 15px; max-width: 600px; margin: 0 auto; box-sizing: border-box; […]

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Here Comes Lindy West, and She’s Holding a Broom

THE WITCHES ARE COMING By Lindy West The writer and feminist extraordinaire Lindy West has never been one to shy away from conflict. Whether it’s confronting online trolls or debating comedians about whether rape jokes belong in the “cultural conversation,” West has long managed to balance fearlessness with vulnerability — the kind that’s a relative […]

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What Should I Do About My Awful, Sexist Boss?

I just finished a big project working under a male manager with whom I don’t get along. (I’m a woman in my 20s, and he’s significantly older.) We work in teams and our members spend a lot of time together — working, traveling, socializing. People who haven’t worked with this manager see him as charismatic […]

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McDonald’s C.E.O. Fired Over a Relationship That’s Becoming Taboo

The #MeToo era has brought new scrutiny to a wide range of workplace misconduct — from discrimination to sexual harassment to assault — that was ignored, tolerated or even covered up in some corners of corporate America. Now, the abrupt firing of McDonald’s chief executive, Steve Easterbrook, over the weekend highlights how even consensual relationships […]

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Nigerian Women Say ‘MeToo.’ Critics Say ‘Prove It.’

LAGOS, Nigeria — It was, she said, a secret that burned so badly she could no longer keep it inside. So at age 34, Busola Dakolo, a well-known Nigerian photographer, went on television and finally spoke. She said she had been raped twice as a teenager by her former pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, a church leader […]

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A Celebrity Sommelier Is Accused of Sexual Assault

On Sept. 10, Wine & Spirits magazine posted an image of its October cover on Instagram. Behind the bold type — “BEST NEW SOMMS” — was the smiling face of Anthony Cailan, a sommelier named by his peers as a future leader of the $300 billion global wine business. Mr. Cailan’s coronation was unsurprising to […]

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‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Gets Update for the #MeToo Era

For those who have deleted the holiday classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from their festive playlist in recent years, this one’s for you. For his new seasonal album, John Legend teamed with Kelly Clarkson for an updated version of the 75-year-old standard, removing some lyrics that have gotten harder for some to stomach in the […]

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