Tag: #MeToo Movement

Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan

The University of Michigan on Thursday fired David Daniels, a professor of voice and one of the world’s leading countertenors, one year after he and his husband were charged with sexually assaulting another singer. It was the first time in more than 60 years that the university’s Board of Regents had voted to dismiss a […]

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Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film producer who was convicted of two felony sex crimes in a case that helped start the #MeToo movement, has contracted the coronavirus, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Mr. Weinstein tested positive for the virus and was being held in isolation Monday at the Wende Correction Facility, […]

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Harvey Weinstein Faces 5 to 29 Years in Prison at Sentencing

Harvey Weinstein, the once influential Hollywood producer, was expected to be sentenced to state prison in New York on Wednesday morning after his conviction on felony sex crimes, capping a two-year plummet from grace over his sexual abuse of women. For many, the sentencing was expected to mark a major milestone in the #MeToo movement, […]

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In Mexico, Women Go on Strike Nationwide to Protest Violence

MEXICO CITY — Tens of thousands of women vanished from streets, offices and classrooms across Mexico on Monday, part of a nationwide strike to protest the violence they suffer and to demand government action against it. The women’s absence from public spaces was intended to be a reminder that every day, 10 women in Mexico […]

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As Weinstein Awaits Prison, Prosecutors Detail 40 Years of Accusations

Manhattan prosecutors on Friday urged the judge who will sentence the once-powerful film producer Harvey Weinstein to consider what they said was a four-decade history of sexual assaults against women for which he had never been charged. A jury convicted Mr. Weinstein last week of rape and criminal sexual assault after a trial that was […]

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Weinstein Undergoes Heart Procedure Before Transfer to Jail

Harvey Weinstein underwent a heart procedure and was expected to be moved on Thursday from a hospital to New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, his spokesman said. Mr. Weinstein, the once powerful film producer, was convicted last week of rape and criminal sexual assault after a trial in Manhattan that many saw as […]

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‘Imagine This Were Your Sister,’ Ronan Farrow Tells Woody Allen’s Publisher

The journalist Ronan Farrow, the author of the best-selling book “Catch and Kill,” said on Tuesday that he would cut ties with his publisher, Hachette Book Group, after it announced that one of its divisions was publishing Woody Allen’s autobiography next month. Mr. Farrow is Mr. Allen’s son with the actress Mia Farrow, and his […]

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Katie Roiphe Puts Her Romantic History Under a Microscope

THE POWER NOTEBOOKSBy Katie Roiphe Throughout her career, which has included books praising messy lives and untraditional marriages, Katie Roiphe has militated against women defining themselves as victims, arguing — most controversially in her 1993 book “The Morning After” — that we give our power away when we see ourselves as fragile beings in need […]

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The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness

Katie Button gives workers at her Asheville, N.C., restaurants an annual cash incentive of $300 if they get medical checkups and have their teeth cleaned. In Austin, Texas, the people who make bone-marrow tacos and mix carrot-juice margaritas at Comedor attend free yoga classes and run together. At West-bourne, an all-day cafe in Manhattan, service […]

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#MeToo Doesn’t Always Have to Mean Prison

Ashley Judd, one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and a key figure in the #MeToo movement, reacted to the Hollywood producer’s conviction with satisfaction. But she would have preferred a “restorative justice process in which he could emotionally come to terms with his wrongs.” The criminal justice system, she said, was less satisfying than this “more […]

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Amid Protests, Roman Polanski Wins Best Director at France’s Oscars

LONDON — Roman Polanski, the film director who fled the United States in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old, was a big winner Friday night at the Césars, France’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, despite outrage over his nominations. He was named best director for “J’accuse” (The English title: “An Officer […]

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Weinstein Is Convicted. Where Does #MeToo Go From Here?

Three days before Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape, Michael R. Bloomberg agreed to release three women from nondisclosure agreements so they could publicly describe complaints against him. Hours after the Weinstein jury adjourned, celebrities and fans packed a memorial for Kobe Bryant as questions lingered about the impact a 2003 rape case would have […]

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Harvey Weinstein Casts a Shadow on Dior and Saint Laurent

PARIS — Anyone walking into the Christian Dior show on Tuesday morning — the day after a New York jury delivered a landmark verdict in the sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein that was also a landmark moment in the #MeToo reckoning — would have been forgiven for thinking they were about to experience one […]

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Is Harvey Weinstein’s Conviction a #MeToo Victory?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. “We can never regret breaking the silence.” That’s how Annabella Sciorra, one of the six women who testified against Harvey Weinstein, reacted to his conviction for rape and felony sex crime charges on Monday. Mr. Weinstein, […]

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Weinstein’s N.Y. Trial Was Just the First. He Still Faces One in L.A.

Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful film producer, could be facing a steep prison sentence after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in New York on Monday, and his legal travails are far from over. Mr. Weinstein will soon return to a familiar scene: a criminal courtroom, this one in Los Angeles. There, he faces charges […]

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Harvey Weinstein Is Going to Prison. But That’s Just a Starting Point.

The Harvey Weinstein verdict is at once gravely disappointing and grimly satisfying. Until the verdict, the only sliver of satisfaction came from the fact that the legacy he built had been destroyed. Now, though, because he’s been convicted of two out of five counts — rape and criminal sexual act — the first line in […]

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Harvey Weinstein: Guilty

Weather: Look for light rain this afternoon, with patches of fog and a high in the low 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today. Suspended tomorrow for Ash Wednesday. ImageCredit…Sarah Blesener for The New York Times Harvey Weinstein seemed stunned, and refused to move. He was inside the Manhattan courtroom where he had just been found […]

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With Weinstein Conviction, Jury Delivers a Verdict on #MeToo

The criminal case against Harvey Weinstein was a long shot. Many of his accusers were bracing for an acquittal. Fellow prosecutors across the country were quietly questioning whether the New York district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., had made a mistake by bringing charges. But by pushing the boundaries of sex-crimes prosecutions, the Manhattan prosecutors […]

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