Tag: MeToo

Three More Women Accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of Groping Them

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for ELLE) Three more women have come forward to allege Cuba Gooding Jr. groped them, bringing the total number of people accusing the Academy Award-winning actor of sexual misconduct to five. The new allegations hit as Gooding is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Manhattan on forcible touching charges […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Hit With New Charge as His NYC Trial on Groping Charges Was Set to Open

On what was to have been the first day of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s trial on charges he groped a woman’s breast without consent, prosecutors had the proceedings delayed after announcing Thursday that the actor has been indicted on a second charge. According to the New York Times, prosecutors did not provide details on the second […]

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‘Still Gotta Pay Me’: Antonio Brown Wants Back In the NFL, Despite Accusations of Rape and Sexual Misconduct

Antonio Brown, warming up for the New England Patriots before a Sept. 15, 2019, gamePhoto: Michael Reaves (Getty) Saying “they still gotta pay me,” Antonio Brown, the wide receiver cut from the New England Patriots amid explosive accusations of rape and sexual misconduct, wants the Patriots to let him back on the team. As the […]

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James Franco Exploited Aspiring Actresses Through His ‘Sex Scenes’ Class, Lawsuit Says

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Two former students at a Los Angeles acting school that promised students unparalleled access to James Franco are alleging the endeavor was really meant to guarantee him a pipeline of young, attractive aspiring actresses, who were cajoled into exploitative and inappropriate sex […]

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Kevin Smith Says Harvey Weinstein Called Him About Making ‘Dogma 2’ A Week Before The Scandal Broke

Kevin Smith is making the rounds to promote Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, his latest film as well as his latest roundelay with the characters played by Jason Mewes and himself. As he’s wont to do, he’s telling stories — including a chilling one about one of the people who made his career: Harvey Weinstein, […]

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#MeToo: Cardi B Opens Up About the Time a Photographer Exposed His Genitals During a Shoot

How Did Cardi B Handle Her #Metoo Incident? / WE tv (YouTube) “I never told this story before”⁠—six words every journalist loves to hear. Exclusive tea! Known as “the voice of hip hop radio,” Angie Martinez has a way of pulling off intimate conversations with some of hip-hop’s greatest artists. Now, the veteran radio personality […]

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Former Youth Director for North Carolina NAACP Accuses Supervisor of Sexual Harassment and Slams How National Handled Her Claim

Jazmyne Childs cries during a news conference Sept. 25, 2019, as she describes the sexual harassment she says she endured while employed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: Martha Waggoner (Associated Press) A former youth and college director for the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is casting a […]

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The New England Patriots Boot Antonio Brown Amid Accusations of Sexual Violence and Intimidation

Antonio Brown playing for the New England Patriots in a game against the Miami Dolphins Sept 15, 2019Photo: Michael Reaves (Getty) To coin terminology from another sport, looks like it was three strikes and Antonio Brown was out. The embattled wide receiver got cut by the New England Patriots Friday days after being accused of […]

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1 in 16 Women Say Their First Sexual Experience Was Rape—and They Are Likely the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Photo: iStock One in 16 American women considers her first sexual experience a forced one, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, titled “Association Between Forced Sexual Initiation and Health Outcomes Among US Women,” analyzed 13,310 American women between the ages of 18 and 44 between […]

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Antonio Brown’s Former Trainer Accuses the New England Patriot of Rape in Lawsuit

Photo: Jeff Chiu, File (Associated Press) Antonio Brown, the NFL receiver who just this weekend was traded to the New England Patriots from the Oakland Raiders after getting into a dustup with his Raiders coach, is being accused of raping his former trainer in a lawsuit she filed against him Tuesday. Brown vehemently denied the […]

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What Christine Blasey Ford Said

It has only been one year since Christine Blasey Ford appeared on Capitol Hill and for a time was the focal point of national attention, as one of the newly visible faces of the #MeToo movement. But just weeks before that, Ford couldn’t get a Washington Post reporter to call her back on her tip […]

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Apple Rewrote Siri to ‘Deflect’ Questions About Feminism, Me Too Movement

Leaked internal papers from Apple detail an internal project to rewrite Siri on how it handles sensitive topics like feminism, #MeToo movement, and more. The documents show that Apple wants Siri to engage in one of the three ways: “don’t engage,” “deflect,” and “inform.” As a part of the project, Siri’s responses to such controversial […]

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Sexual abuse allegations hit half-dozen game developers

Jeremy Soule. Alec Holowka. Alexis Kennedy. Luc Shelton. Michael Antonov. Marc Ten Bosch. Vlad Micu. These are some of the men facing allegations of abusive behavior as the #MeToo movement comes to games. This deluge of accusations began on Monday when developer Nathalie Lawhead wrote a blog post to accuse The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim […]

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Catholic Order Paid 2 Black Men a Measly $15,000 to Settle Sex Abuse Claims and Keep It on the Hush

Photo: iStock The Franciscan Friars, a Catholic religious order, not only paid a paltry sum to two black men who’d been abused as children, but made them promise to keep their mouths shut about it. That’s according to an investigative report by the Associated Press, in which La Jarvis Love said the Rev. James G. […]

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Two Researchers Resign in Protest Over MIT Media Lab’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Two researchers have cut ties with MIT Media Lab over its connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire sex offender who died of an apparent suicide earlier this month while awaiting federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors. Ethan Zuckerman, the head of the Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media, published a Medium post detailing […]

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A Tidal Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Is About to Hit New York’s Catholic Churches and Boy Scouts

An unprecedented wave of lawsuits from sex abuse survivors is expected to flood New York courthouses on Wednesday, when the state hands survivors a one-time-only opportunity to sue their attackers — no matter how long ago the abuse took place. Only a handful of states have ever opened up so-called “lookback windows,” which temporarily suspend […]

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Appeal Hearing for Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Conviction Begins

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse on the first day of sentencing in his sexual assault trial on Sept. 24, 2018 in Norristown, Penn.Photo: Mark Makela (Getty Images) Bill Cosby’s appellate team (Kristen Weisenburger and Barbara Zemlock) is hoping to throw out his sexual assault conviction at an appeal hearing scheduled for Monday, Aug. […]

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