Tag: #MeToo Movement

19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didn’t He Go to Prison?

The Manhattan district attorney’s office shocked a state judge in 2011 when it recommended that the financier Jeffrey Epstein be given the lowest possible sex offender status despite accusations that he had sexually abused dozens of girls. The judge refused, and the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., later reversed his stance, saying his assistant […]

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NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book

NBC News pushed back against the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow on Monday, denying his allegations that the network tried to conceal complaints about the former “Today” host Matt Lauer and obstruct Mr. Farrow’s reporting into the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. “We have no secrets and nothing to hide,” the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim, wrote […]

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Bob Weinstein, Brother of Disgraced Mogul, Starts New Production Company

LOS ANGELES — While Harvey Weinstein awaits trial on five felony charges related to allegations of sexual abuse, his brother, Bob, has announced his re-entry into Hollywood. On Friday, the younger of the two brothers revealed to the trade publication Deadline Hollywood that he would be starting a new production company with a focus on […]

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In ‘Catch and Kill,’ Ronan Farrow Recounts Chasing Harvey Weinstein Story

We live in polarized times, but one thing still seems to be shared across the political divide: sexual misconduct. As Ronan Farrow documents in his absorbing new book, “Catch and Kill,” mistreating women is a bipartisan enterprise. This can make for some twisted alliances. Farrow describes how he put together his explosive 2017 exposé of […]

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Ronan Farrow Goes After NBC News Executives in His New Book

In a step-by-step account in his new book, the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow accuses high-level executives and producers at NBC News of interfering with his monthslong effort to report on the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, an investigation that would become part of the prizewinning series he published in The New Yorker after leaving the network […]

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Matt Lauer Accuser Speaks Out in Ronan Farrow’s New Book

For more than 20 years, Matt Lauer was a star anchor of NBC’s most profitable franchise, “Today.” His downfall came in November 2017, when the network fired him after receiving a complaint of sexual misconduct against him. The accusation was soon followed by others. Now, the circumstances of that firing have resurfaced in a book […]

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Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

Time’s Up, the advocacy organization founded by powerful women in Hollywood as the #MeToo movement roiled the nation, announced on Monday that it had appointed Tina Tchen, a lawyer and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, as its new chief executive. Ms. Tchen was a founder of the organization’s signature initiative: a legal-defense fund […]

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Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom?

For Martina Myers, a high school English teacher on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” seemed too good to be true: funny, well-crafted and focused on Native American youth. Her students at Piñon High School, many of whom struggled with substance abuse and mental illness, […]

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‘Harvey Weinstein Told Me He Liked Chinese Girls’

Harvey Weinstein told me he liked Chinese girls. He liked them because they were discreet, he said — because they knew how to keep a secret. Hours later, he attempted to rape me. You’ve most likely never heard of me. I’m not an actress. I don’t even work in Hollywood anymore. I was one of […]

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When #MeToo Went on Trial

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The investigation of Harvey Weinstein that helped give rise to the #MeToo movement had seemed, for a moment, to unite the country in redefining the rules around sex and power. But as a backlash emerged, the […]

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Bob Woodward Is Criticized for ‘She Said’ Interview

During a career spanning nearly five decades, Bob Woodward has interviewed several presidents, dozens of cabinet officials and, most famously, W. Mark Felt, an associate F.B.I. director who helped him piece together the narrative that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. But Mr. Woodward, a longtime Washington Post reporter who is an […]

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2 Women Say James Franco’s Acting School Sexually Exploited Them

The women came to the acting school with hopes of developing their skills, furthering their careers and working with its celebrity founder, James Franco, the film and television star. Instead, these women say, Mr. Franco and his partners subjected them to sexually exploitative auditions and film shoots, all while promising them roles in movies that […]

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I Love Gwyneth Paltrow. There. I Said It.

I keep a file on my phone labeled Wellness. It’s got zero fitness tips and no meditation advice. It’s full, instead, of stuff about Gwyneth Paltrow movies. Like how, in “A Perfect Murder,” she buys Viggo Mortensen a fancy espresso maker and tells him, “You could use a little civilizing.” I called my Paltrow file […]

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Review: Plácido Domingo Is Gone, but He Still Haunted ‘Macbeth’

For regulars at the Metropolitan Opera, alarms immediately go off when an usher hands you a program with a white slip of paper inserted. “Uh oh, someone’s not singing,” you think. “What happened?” There was an insert for the performance of Verdi’s “Macbeth” on Wednesday. But in this case, everyone at the house, and most […]

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How $2,000 in Yankees Tickets Show Weinstein’s New Trial Strategy

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Harvey Weinstein was arrested on rape charges in New York more than a year ago, a police sergeant and a veteran detective, both of whom had investigated him for months, brought him to court in handcuffs and stood […]

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Journalist Behind France’s #MeToo Movement Loses Defamation Case

PARIS — A court in Paris found on Wednesday that the journalist who had started France’s equivalent of the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment defamed a former television executive she had accused of making salacious and humiliating advances to her. The court ordered the journalist, Sandra Muller, who is based in New York, to pay […]

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Plácido Domingo Leaves Met Opera Amid Sexual Harassment Inquiry

In an 11th-hour reversal, the superstar singer Plácido Domingo withdrew on Tuesday from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and indicated he would not return to the Met, amid rising tensions over the company’s response to allegations that he had sexually harassed multiple women. Mr. Domingo’s withdrawal on the eve of the performance — […]

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