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Robin Wright Finally Speaks on Spacey: 'I Didn't Know the Man'

'House of Cards' actress says Spacey was 'great' to her, but that they 'never socialized' outside work

(Newser) - What did Robin Wright know about the alleged dark side of House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey? Not much, per the actress' interview with Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. "We were co-workers, really," Wright said in a clip that aired Monday morning. She noted they had a... More »

Trudeau Accuser Speaks Up About 'the Incident'

Rose Knight confirms allegations in newspaper editorial

(Newser) - A former journalist has stepped forward and said yes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did grope her at a fund-raising event 18 years ago, the CBC reports. "I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter" described in an unsigned... More »

Pilots Say They Were Groped by LaCroix Water CEO

Lawsuits accuse Nick Caporella of 'unwanted touching'

(Newser) - National Beverage Corp. CEO Nick Caporella is 82 and still pilots the company's business jet—but two other pilots say he can't keep his hands to himself when he's in the cockpit. The male pilots have filed lawsuits in the last two years accusing Caporella of "... More »

He Tried to Kiss Her on Air. She Wasn't Having It

World Cup journalist shuts down man who tries to kiss her on air

(Newser) - It is apparently a thing among some male soccer fans to interrupt a female reporter on the air to force a kiss, sometimes a grope. Days after one high-profile incident at the World Cup tournament in Russia comes another, but this time the journalist not only avoids the kiss, she... More »

'Too Far': Reporter Groped at World Cup Speaks Out

Julieth Gonzalez Theran says she was 'humiliated'

(Newser) - "We do not deserve this treatment," says a female reporter groped and kissed by a male bystander during a live report on the World Cup from Russia. Colombia's Julieth Gonzalez Theran completed the June 14 segment for Deutsche Welle's Spanish news channel without missing a beat—... More »

Parkland Coach Was Accused of Sexually Harassing Students

Including shooting victim Meadow Pollack, months before the Feb. 14 massacre

(Newser) - A security monitor at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been slammed for not confronting the shooter on Feb. 14. Now the Sun Sentinel reports that 39-year-old Andrew Medina received a three-day suspension last fall after accusations that he sexually harassed two female students—including Meadow Pollack, who died in... More »

#MeToo Claims Another High-Profile Head

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is out after Kate Upton's allegations of sexual harassment

(Newser) - The #MeToo movement has seen another high-profile head roll: that of Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, who is now out of his executive chairman job after being accused of sexual harassment by supermodel Kate Upton. It turns out Upton wasn't alone in her accusations; Guess has revealed that Marciano settled... More »

Morgan Freeman Responds to CNN Exposé

Apologizes, says he did not intend to make anyone feel 'uncomfortable or disrespected'

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. "Anyone who knows me or has worked... More »

10 Women File Harassment Claims Against McDonald's

Groups help the women in 9 cities bring forth allegations

(Newser) - Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast-food restaurant in nine cities. The workers—one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis—alleged groping, propositions for sex,... More »

A-List Actress Will Play Megyn Kelly in Ailes Movie

Charlize Theron will portray former Fox host

(Newser) - The downfall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes is going to become a motion picture and while there's no word yet on who will play the disgraced CEO, who died a year ago , Charlize Theron has already been lined up to play Megyn Kelly, according to the Hollywood Reporter... More »

Mario Batali Accused of Drugging, Assaulting Woman

She said she blacked out after dining with celebrity chief

(Newser) - Justice may be served to a celebrity chef accused of sexual misconduct: Mario Batali, who stepped away from his restaurant empire last year amid allegations of misconduct, is now under criminal investigation by the NYPD, Eater reports. The department confirmed the investigation to CBS ' 60 Minutes, which aired a... More »

Elevator Joke Is Academia's New #MeToo Flashpoint

Male professor's 'lingerie' comment doesn't sit well with female professor

(Newser) - The world of academia has a small-scale furor on its hands over a joke told in a crowded elevator. It played out last month at a Hilton in San Francisco during the annual conference of the International Studies Association, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education . When someone called out a... More »

Author Junot Diaz's Legacy Just Got More Complicated

Several women have accused the Pulitzer Prize winner of sexual misconduct, verbal abuse

(Newser) - Junot Diaz is the latest high-profile figure to be accused of abusive behavior by women. Several have come forward detailing disturbing encounters with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, as reported in the Cut . What We Lose author Zinzi Clemmons tweets that Diaz forcibly cornered and kissed her at a workshop. National... More »

Charlie Rose’s Sex Harassment Trouble Just Got a Lot Worse

'Washington Post' finds 27 more women accusing him of improper advances

(Newser) - Just last week, a report surfaced at Page Six that Charlie Rose was taking steps toward a comeback after his sexual harassment scandal . But a new investigative report in the Washington Post will likely make that much more difficult. The story suggests that Rose has been harassing women at work—... More »

Photographer Accused of Groping Swedish Princess

Scandal threatens to derail Nobel Prize for Literature

(Newser) - A French photographer whose alleged sexual misconduct sparked a scandal threatening to cancel this year's Nobel Prize in Literature was so brazen that he groped Sweden's future queen at a public event, witnesses say. Swedish writer Ebba Witt-Brattström tells the Telegraph that at a 2006 event put... More »

Brokaw Letter: I'm 'Unmoored' by Sex Misconduct Allegations

Plus a group of powerful women pen their own letter in support of the TV journalist

(Newser) - NBC News is still trying to handle the mess wrought by sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer , and now it's got accusations against longtime staffer Tom Brokaw to add to its to-do list. But Brokaw, who has been accused by two women of sexual harassment in the 1990s, isn'... More »

Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment at NBC

2 women come forward with accusations

(Newser) - Former NBC and Fox anchor Linda Vester say she suffered "years of humiliation and isolation" after being sexually harassed by powerful colleague Tom Brokaw in the 1990s. Vester tells Variety that when Brokaw was the host of NBC Nightly News, he made unwanted advances and tried to forcibly kiss... More »

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 »

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