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Allegations Mount Against Steve Wynn

2 women say he assaulted them in the 1970s

(Newser) - Steve Wynn, who resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts last week amid sexual misconduct claims, is facing two new allegations of assault, but charges are unlikely: Both allegations date from the 1970s. Police in Las Vegas say two women filed reports days after a Wall Street Journal report on a... 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 »

Scott Baio Says He Didn't Molest Underage Co-Star

'What I'm being accused of is horrible'

(Newser) - "Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep," Nicole Eggert tweeted Saturday, setting off a storm of claims and counterclaims between her and her former Charles in Charge co-star. In later tweets, Eggert, 46, said the inappropriate behavior had started... More »

Report: Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Had Everyone 'Petrified'

'WSJ' report features allegations of forced sex, harassment against RNC finance chair

(Newser) - A shocking report from the Wall Street Journal emerged Friday, detailing what it says "would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by one of Las Vegas' biggest casino moguls. Based on more than 150 interviews with past and current employees, as well as court records, the Journal... More »

Cosby Lawyers: Our Witness Says Accuser Is Lying

Woman claims that star's accuser made up the allegations to get rich

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's lawyers are accusing prosecutors of withholding and destroying evidence that could have helped him, reports the AP . Cosby's lawyers, who want his criminal sexual assault case dismissed before his April retrial, say in court papers Thursday that prosecutors only recently informed them of an interview last... More »

$5M Suit: Simmons Knocked Me Down, Then 'Pounced'

Filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik says music mogul raped her at his LA home in 2016

(Newser) - At least a dozen women have already lobbed sexual harassment and rape allegations against music mogul Russell Simmons, and now another has come forward with her own sexual assault story—and she's suing. NBC News reports documentary filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik is seeking $5 million in damages from an assault... More »

Ann Curry: Harassment Was Pervasive at NBC

She is 'not surprised' by the Matt Lauer allegations

(Newser) - Ann Curry for the first time addressed the sexual harassment scandal involving her former NBC co-host Matt Lauer, and one quote from her Wednesday interview on CBS This Morning is getting much attention: "I am not surprised by the allegations." Curry, while attempting to be tactful ("I'... More »

Does Coercion Equal 'Rape'? 2 Takes on Aziz Ansari

Bari Weiss says allegation trivializes #MeToo movement

(Newser) - When Sezin Koehler first read that Aziz Ansari made a date feel "violated," she thought, "This isn't sexual assault. This is several bad dates I have been on in the past." It was then that Koehler remembered what she calls a "scarily similar" encounter—... More »

Woman Says Date With Aziz Ansari Was 'Worst Night of Life'

Ansari responds after interview in which NYC woman says she felt 'violated' after date with him

(Newser) - Grace (not her real name) was watching the Golden Globes earlier this month when she spotted Master of None star Aziz Ansari accepting an award. In an interview on Babe.net , the 23-year-old Brooklyn photographer says it was "cringeworthy" to see Ansari wearing a "Time's Up" pin... More »

Deneuve Apologizes After Anti-#MeToo Letter

Actress is sorry if victims of sexual assault were offended

(Newser) - Catherine Deneuve has apologized to sexual assault victims amid the backlash to the backlash against the #MeToo movement in France. The actress said that while she agrees with the spirit of an open letter she signed, which denounced a "witch hunt" against men guilty of no more than "... More »

Eliza Dushku Alleges Sexual Assault While Filming True Lies

She says she was 12 when a stuntman molested her

(Newser) - Eliza Dushku says she was sexually assaulted by a stunt coordinator working on the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies when she was only 12 years old, TMZ reports. “I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my... More »

Cosby Shakes Hand, Makes #MeToo Comment

Comedian brought up #MeToo at Wednesday dinner

(Newser) - Bill Cosby referenced the #MeToo movement after a dinner at an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia on Wednesday, reports the AP . The 80-year-old comedian was dining with an old friend and his publicist, and some members of the media were invited to document the event. The Philadelphia Inquirer —which dubbed... More »

#MeToo Dress Code Is Moving to Capitol Hill

Rep. Jackie Speier, other Dems encouraging black attire for President Trump's State of the Union

(Newser) - The red carpet turned dark at the Golden Globes on Sunday, where the majority of celebrities dressed in all black to recognize the sexual misconduct issue in Hollywood marked by the "#MeToo" and "Time's Up" movements. Now it's Congress' turn, with an invite from the House... More »

Victim Cries as Pastor Accused of Sex Assault Is Applauded

Woman says he forced her to perform oral sex when she was 17

(Newser) - When a 17-year-old Jules Woodson told members of her church that a youth minister forced her to perform oral sex, she says leaders gave him a friendly "going away reception." Twenty years later, he'd also get a standing ovation, reports the Washington Post . Forced to address Woodson'... More »

Flier Accused of Sexual Assault While Wife Seated Next to Him

22-year-old woman says she woke to find man's hand down her pants

(Newser) - A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman sitting next to him on a flight while his wife sat on the other side of him, the Washington Post reports. The Detroit Free Press , citing the criminal complaint, reports a 22-year-old woman sleeping next to the window... More »

MeToo Movement Has Women 'Frail as Victorian Housewives'

Daphne Merkin has some complaints about the current atmosphere

(Newser) - Daphne Merkin is expecting to see more #MeToo hashtags pop up Sunday as female celebrities attending the Golden Globes sport all-black eveningwear in support of the movement against gender inequality and "inappropriate conduct" in Hollywood. Or should we say "sexual harassment" or "sexual assault"? The conflated,... More »

Accused of Spanking Women, Newspaper Exec Fesses Up

Claims he spanked employee with doctor's approval

(Newser) - A chairman of a newspaper publishing company facing allegations of assault related to at least four women admits he spanked a female employee, but says he did so with a doctor's approval. H. Brandt Ayers—the former publisher of Alabama's Anniston Star, who now heads its publishing company—... More »

Witherspoon, Other Stars Launch 'Time's Up' Movement

To target sexual misconduct, gender inequality in Hollywood

(Newser) - A new group is spearheading the fight against harassment in Hollywood, and it's got a few names you'll recognize behind it. The AP reports on the Time's Up initiative, launched Monday on behalf of more than 300 film, TV, and theater celebrities in the wake of the... More »

Lewandowski Accused of Sex Assault for 'Demeaning' Slaps

Singer and Trump supporter Joy Villa says ex-Trump aide hit her on buttocks twice

(Newser) - A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Trump's ex-campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a DC gathering in November. Joy Villa, a Trump backer who wore a "Make America Great Again" dress at the Grammys... More »

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan Attack

She says she's sorry McGowan sees her as an adversary

(Newser) - Meryl Streep says she is "truly sorry" that Rose McGowan seems to see her as an "adversary," because they are on the same side against movie industry "bastards" like Harvey Weinstein and other "entitled bosses." In a public statement issued in response to McGowan'... More »

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