Tag: Sexual Harassment

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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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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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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‘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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‘A Caricature of the Patriarchy’: Argentine Feminists Remake Tango

BUENOS AIRES — Liliana Furió’s ruby red flat shoes glided across the dance floor in swift, assured moves, making her baggy pants sway gently. She and a lean young Russian man were rapture personified, clasped in a tight embrace as they circled counterclockwise with a few other pairs in perfect synchrony. But it was hard […]

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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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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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Plácido Domingo Leaves Los Angeles Opera Amid Sex Harassment Inquiry

The opera superstar Plácido Domingo resigned from his position as general director of Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from his upcoming performances there on Wednesday. They were his last remaining scheduled engagements in the United States after others were canceled amid allegations that he had sexually harassed multiple women over several decades. His departure from […]

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Federal Judge in Kansas City Is Reprimanded for Sexual Harassment

A federal judge in Kansas was given a rare public reprimand on Monday for sexually harassing female judiciary employees and having an affair with a felon that made him “susceptible to extortion.” The judge, Carlos Murguia, of the United States District Court in Kansas City, made sexually suggestive comments and sent inappropriate text messages to […]

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Lights Out: Fed Agency Settles Sex Harassment Suit Linked to Ex Mortgage Regulator Chief Mel Watt

Mel Watt, then the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, listens during a Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting Oct. 16, 2018, at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) The Federal Housing Finance Agency has settled a sexual harassment claim brought by an employee against the man who once headed the agency, […]

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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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#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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Woman Trying to End Sexual Assault at V.A. Centers Says She Is Attacked in One

WASHINGTON — A senior policy adviser on female veterans issues for the House said she was assaulted last week at the V.A. Medical Center in Washington by a man who slammed his body against hers and then pressed himself against her in the center’s cafe. The woman, Andrea Goldstein, a reserve Navy intelligence officer and […]

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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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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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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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Antonio Brown Released by New England Patriots

The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown on Friday, ending his brief but turbulent tenure with the team as the N.F.L. was investigating him for multiple accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior, including rape. “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown,” the team said in a statement. “We appreciate the hard work of many people […]

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