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1998 Alleged Rape Suddenly Making Waves in China

#MeToo movement revisits college student's alleged rape, suicide

(Newser) - Earlier this year, the New York Times reported on China's emerging #MeToo movement, noting that "silence breakers" in the male-dominated culture face the added obstacle of government censors. It now describes how a 20-year-old alleged rape case has broken through barriers to bring about change. It centers on... More »

GOP Congressman Abruptly Quits

Blake Farenthold of Texas wasn't running for re-election anyway after harassment allegations

(Newser) - A Texas congressman beset by a slew of sexual harassment issues is leaving office sooner than expected. Republican Blake Farenthold, who previously decided not to seek re-election, has abruptly resigned—as of 5pm Friday, reports USA Today . “While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in... More »

Putin Rep Has Unkind Words for Weinstein Accusers

Dmitry Peskov calls them 'prostitutes'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin's top spokesman: not exactly a #metoo kind of guy. "What is a woman called who sleeps with a man for $10 million?" asked Dmitry Peskov when speaking this week at a Moscow university. "She is called a prostitute." Peskov was dismissing claims by women... More »

All 22 Female Senators Demand Anti-Harassment Bill

They draft bipartisan letter to Senate leaders

(Newser) - The Senate must begin debating legislation helping people who work in Congress pursue claims of sexual harassment or discrimination, all 22 female senators said Wednesday in a letter to the chamber's leaders. "Inaction is unacceptable," the group wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader... More »

Ex-Casino Boss on Alleged Wynn Abuse: Speak Up and You'd 'Be Gone'

Executives failed to act on complaints, targeted victims: 'WSJ'

(Newser) - Steve Wynn's alleged inappropriate sexual behavior was allowed to continue for decades as casino managers looked the other way—or looked to punish his victims, former employees tell the Wall Street Journal . The CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts resigned in February after the Journal reported on accusations of... More »

Celeb Chef Mike Isabella Faces Harassment Suit

Former female manager alleges hostile, degrading work environment

(Newser) - Mike Isabella is a Top Chef alum and one of the top restaurateurs in DC. But he's now joined the ranks of powerful men being accused of sexual harassment. In his case, former manager Chloe Caras has sued Isabella, his company Mike Isabella Concepts, and his business partners over... More »

Academy Prez Faces Multiple Claims of Sexual Harassment

John Bailey being investigated by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

(Newser) - The man overseeing the Academy's response to the #MeToo movement is now facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, sources tell Variety and the Hollywood Reporter . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened a probe into its president, John Bailey, Wednesday after receiving three harassment claims regarding him.... More »

US Forest Service Chief Retires Amid Sex Misconduct Claims

Tony Tooke says it's best to 'make way for a new leader' after PBS investigation

(Newser) - After just six months on the job, the head of the US Forest Service is stepping down after a PBS probe revealed not only claims of sexual harassment and assault throughout the agency in general, but also accusations of misconduct against Tony Tooke himself, PBS reports. Tooke's retirement, which... More »

Suit Alleges Wynn Behaved Improperly During Manicures

She alleges Wynn would place the hand being manicured over his genitals

(Newser) - A woman who says she regularly performed manicures on embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct and the company he founded of endorsing his behavior. The unnamed manicurist is the latest woman to level accusations against the billionaire, who resigned as chairman... More »

Ryan Seacrest Avoided, Insulted on Oscars Red Carpet

Just 21 people spoke to E! host amidst groping accusations

(Newser) - Amid allegations that he groped a stylist , E! host Ryan Seacrest was sure to have an awkward time attempting to interview celebrities at Sunday night's Academy Awards. Mashable says "practically no celebrities" talked to him and the Kansas City Star , which rounds up social media reactions to Seacrest'... More »

Ex-Stylist Accuses Ryan Seacrest of Groping

She says he harassed, abused her over several years

(Newser) - Suzie Hardy says she was sexually harassed by Ryan Seacrest for years and assaulted multiple times—but as the single mother of a young daughter, she needed the money she was making as his personal wardrobe stylist for E! News. In a letter to lawyers and interviews with Variety , she... More »

Ivanka Trump Calls Question About Her Father 'Inappropriate'

She scolds reporter for asking about the women who've accused him of harassment

(Newser) - A reporter asked Ivanka Trump about the allegations of sexual harassment against her father, and her response is making headlines for two reasons: First, she says she believes her father's denials. And second, she thinks the question itself was out of bounds. It came from NBC's Peter Alexander,... More »

Keillor: Emails With Accuser Just 'Romantic Writing'

'No button was unbuttoned and no zipper was unzipped'

(Newser) - Garrison Keillor described sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing," and rejected the idea that because he was her boss it could be sexual harassment. The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job... More »

Weinstein Causes Fury by Quoting Streep in His Defense

Meryl Streep calls the use of her words in his court filing 'pathetic and exploitive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by... More »

Mark Cuban 'Embarrassed' by Damning Exposé of Team

'Sports Illustrated' alleges sexual harassment under former president Terdema Ussery

(Newser) - "It was a real life Animal House." That quote from a former employee of the Dallas Mavericks pretty much sums up the corporate culture of the NBA team as depicted in a new investigative piece by Sports Illustrated . The story pins much of the blame on former team... More »

Trump Slams Washington Post for Running 'False Accusation'

Rachel Crooks retells her accusation about a forcible kiss, and president denies

(Newser) - One of the women who has accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct retells her story in a front-page Washington Post feature that caught the attention of the president himself. "A woman I don't know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE... More »

Magazine Raises Idea of Impeaching Thomas

Jill Abramson makes the case in 'New York' because of his 'lies' under oath

(Newser) - Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson authors a controversial new cover story for New York magazine, and the headline pretty much explains all: "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The lengthy piece revisits the Supreme Court justice's infamous confirmation hearings, along with the allegations of... More »

#MeToo Lawmaker Faces 'Spin the Bottle' Accusation

Staffers say there was pressure to drink in Cristina Garcia's office

(Newser) - A former aide is suing California assemblywoman and #MeToo advocate Cristina Garcia, claiming the Democrat fired him for not wanting to play "spin the bottle" in her hotel room after a night of heavy drinking at a fundraiser in 2014. David John Kernick says he was written up for... More »

After Shaun White's Glory, He Has to Apologize Twice

Snowboarder sorry for belittling harassment lawsuit, dragging flag

(Newser) - Shaun White pulled off the impressive feat of winning a gold medal at his third different Olympics on Wednesday, but subsequent headlines haven't been all flattering for the all-world snowboarder. For one thing, his win has brought renewed attention to a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him in 2016.... More »

Upton: I Had 2 Options—Wiggle Away or Punch CEO of Guess

Supermodel details allegations against Paul Marciano in interview with 'Time'

(Newser) - Kate Upton didn't offer specifics when she posted a #MeToo tweet about Guess co-founder Paul Marciano last month, but now she's talking in an interview with Time . The supermodel says Marciano's pattern of sexual assault and harassment, which photographer Yu Tsai confirms he witnessed, took place starting... More »

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