Tag: #MeToo Movement

Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan’s skyline in the Miramax logo, wants his trial on sexual assault charges moved out of New York City, arguing that the intense media scrutiny makes it impossible for jurors to […]

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Al Franken

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Al Franken resigned from the Senate more than 18 months ago over allegations of sexual harassment. New reporting about those allegations has revived the debate over whether the Democratic Party — particularly senators currently seeking the […]

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Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin

Reports of a new book deal for the political journalist Mark Halperin set off a firestorm this weekend, as critics said that Democratic strategists should not have granted interviews to him. Mr. Halperin, the co-author of the best-selling chronicle of the 2008 presidential campaign “Game Change,” lost a cable-news role and a book deal after […]

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Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World

For half a century Plácido Domingo has been one of opera’s most beloved figures: a heartthrob tenor, a leader of opera companies and an ambassador for the art form who, at 78, continues to be a box-office draw in an era of diminished star power. So when a report last week revealed that nine women […]

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I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.

Today’s call-out culture is so seductive, I often have to resist the overwhelming temptation to clap back at people on social media who get on my nerves. Call-outs happen when people publicly shame each other online, at the office, in classrooms or anywhere humans have beef with one another. But I believe there are better […]

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‘Sopranos’ Actress Who Accused Harvey Weinstein of Rape May Testify at His Trial

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Manhattan district attorney is seeking a new grand jury indictment against Harvey Weinstein that would allow the actress Annabella Sciorra, who has accused him of rape, to testify at his criminal trial next month. Ms. Sciorra, who is […]

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Fighting Harassers and Stalkers on the Web, in Court and in Print

NOBODY’S VICTIMFighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and TrollsBy Carrie Goldberg with Jeannine Amber CONSENTA Memoir of Unwanted AttentionBy Donna Freitas In 2012, Carrie Goldberg logged onto the dating site OkCupid and met the love of her life. She was a newly divorced lawyer in her mid-30s living in New York City; he was a Wharton M.B.A. […]

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Plácido Domingo, Opera Star, Accused of Sexual Harassment

Plácido Domingo, among the biggest and most powerful stars in opera, was accused of decades of sexual harassment in an article published Tuesday by The Associated Press. The article reported the allegations of multiple women who said Mr. Domingo pressured them into sexual relationships with the offer of jobs and sometimes punished them professionally if […]

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Leslie Wexner Accuses Jeffrey Epstein of Misappropriating ‘Vast Sums of Money’

For over 15 years, Jeffrey Epstein served as a close personal adviser to Leslie H. Wexner, the billionaire mogul behind Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. Now, Mr. Wexner says Mr. Epstein “misappropriated vast sums of money” from him and his family. Mr. Wexner, the chief executive of the retail giant L Brands, included […]

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After Investigation, Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Keep His Job

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who leads the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, will keep his job, the institution said on Thursday. The museum has closed an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations against him. “The museum’s investigation into allegations concerning Neil deGrasse Tyson is complete,” a museum spokeswoman said in a […]

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The Al Franken Case

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Did Al Franken’s fellow Senate Democrats judge him too quickly and harshly? Jane Mayer has written a deeply reported piece in the current New Yorker arguing strongly (if implicitly) that the answer is yes. And the case […]

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Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly and a Change in How Prosecutors Look at Sexual Assault

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The arrests came in swift succession: In the span of a week, federal prosecutors swooped in and charged two prominent men who had seemingly avoided criminal accountability for claims of sexual assault that had swirled around them for years. […]

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Prosecutors Drop Sexual Assault Case Against Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors in Massachusetts on Wednesday dropped a sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, bringing an abrupt close to one of the few criminal cases of the #MeToo era. Mr. Spacey, 59, had been accused of fondling an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket restaurant three years ago. In recent weeks, there had been signs […]

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U.K. Parliament Workers Face Intolerable Abuse, Report Says

LONDON — Lawmakers hurling heavy pieces of office equipment at aides, groping their breasts and slapping their backsides. Sexual harassment as a “necessary evil” for young staffers. Aides ordered to vacuum and tidy up their bosses’ apartments for private parties. Those accusations, contained in a blistering report on Britain’s Parliament released on Thursday, offered lurid […]

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Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime

I reached out to the philosopher Judith Butler last year, not long after I wrote an article titled “I Am A Sexist,” as the #MeToo movement was in full swing. I hoped to get an unvarnished critique of the essay. I got much more: A bracing and profound exchange that led to this interview and […]

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Aziz Ansari Addresses Sexual Misconduct Accusation in ‘Right Now’

Crossing the street to the BAM Opera House while a moody Velvet Underground song plays, Aziz Ansari tentatively pokes his head past the stage door at the start of his new special, “Right Now,” then walks in to a roaring crowd and tells a story about a guy confusing him for Hasan Minhaj, another Indian-American […]

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