Tag: #MeToo Movement

Weinstein’s ‘Dream Team’ of Defense Lawyers Falls Apart

In the six months since Harvey Weinstein built his new “dream team” of heavy-hitting lawyers to represent him against sexual assault charges in Manhattan, the movie producer’s carefully selected legal cast has completely fallen apart. Mr. Weinstein, whose alleged sexual misconduct set in motion the global #MeToo movement, and his first lawyer parted ways in […]

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How History Changed Anita Hill

Anita Hill made history in 1991 when she testified before Congress about the sexual harassment she said she had experienced while she was an aide to Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court nominee who had been her supervisor at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. With the advent of the #MeToo movement, she has been speaking out […]

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#MeToo Work at Art Basel Offers Cautionary Tale About Political Art

The Los Angeles artist Andrea Bowers made a monumental artwork that she hoped would support the #MeToo movement and presented it, with the help of four galleries, at the prestigious Art Basel fair in Switzerland. Three imposing walls of text and photos made up of 167 red panels retold the stories of men and women […]

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Despite #MeToo Glare, Efforts to Ban Secret Settlements Stop Short

Harvey Weinstein used them. So did R. Kelly, Bill O’Reilly and many less famous men. When these men were accused of sexual abuse or harassment, they would use a legal tool that was practically magical in its power to make their problems disappear: a nondisclosure agreement. That, along with a substantial payment, would be enough […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Accused of Groping Woman at a Manhattan Bar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Detectives are investigating an allegation that the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. groped a woman’s breast at a Manhattan bar, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Mr. Gooding, 51, is expected to turn himself in to the police department’s Special […]

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‘Reckoning’ Follows a 50-Year Road to #MeToo

Linda Hirshman, who thanks the actor and activist Alyssa Milano for encouraging her to write “Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment,” isn’t just a chronicler of the movement; she’s an ardent participant in it. Back in the 1990s, she was one of the few feminists calling for Bill Clinton to resign because […]

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New Generation of Student Activists Has a Message for Colleges: Do Better

The moment Abbey Bako, a student at Rhodes College in Memphis, found her activist voice came after she received several emails from the campus safety office in one weekend last winter about reports of sexual misconduct. Many students connected the episodes to fraternity formals taking place at the time, and Ms. Bako felt an urge […]

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In China, a Viral Video Sparks a Challenge to Rape Culture

Richard Liu, the Chinese e-commerce billionaire, walked into an apartment building around 10 p.m., a young woman on his arm and his assistant in tow. Leaving the assistant behind, the young woman took Mr. Liu to an elevator. Then, she showed him into her apartment. His entrance was captured by the apartment building’s surveillance cameras […]

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A Black Feminist’s Response to Attacks on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

As a black feminist and a civil rights historian, I do not need to be persuaded that many black male ministers during the civil rights era were morally duplicitous, felt sexually entitled and slept around. So did many Catholic priests, politicians, Hollywood celebrities and some award-winning male academics. Many historians have already argued that the […]

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Colleges Contest Anonymity of Women Suing Over Sexual Assault Cases

The identity of rape victims is often a closely guarded secret in court records. But when a former college student, identified only as S.B., filed a lawsuit against Florida A&M University accusing it of failing to properly investigate her rape allegations, the university fired back demanding that her full name be disclosed for all to […]

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