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Kate Beckinsale: Weinstein Pulled Hotel Room Antics on Me at 17

She escaped 'uneasy but unscathed'

(Newser) - The latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual behavior was just 17 when the alleged incident occurred. In a lengthy Instagram post , Kate Beckinsale recounts an experience she had with Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel (the age of consent in the UK is 16 ). "He opened... More »

Cosby Again Asked About Claims, Responds Differently

He doesn't stay silent in AP interview, then asks that the exchange be 'scuttled'

(Newser) - The Hollywood Reporter calls it "uncomfortable footage." And how. The AP yesterday released video shot during a Nov. 6 interview with Bill Cosby and wife Camille about artwork they loaned to the Smithsonian . Historically, and in a recent NPR interview , Cosby has remained silent if the interviewer asks... More »

Ferguson Officer Accused of Hog-Tying Boy, 12

Boy's lawyer says trial date expected early 2015

(Newser) - The latest Ferguson, Mo., police officer to come under scrutiny in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting is Justin Cosma, who stands accused of hog-tying a 12-year-old boy in 2010 when Cosma was a sheriff's deputy in a neighboring county, the Huffington Post reports. A civil rights lawsuit... More »

Disgraced UK Cardinal: Sorry for My Bad Sex Behavior

Keith O'Brien apologizes to anyone he 'offended'

(Newser) - At first he denied claims of sexual misconduct. Now Keith O'Brien, Britain's most powerful cardinal, has issued a statement apologizing for "times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal. To those I have offended, I apologize... More »

Ohio Woman Tipped Cops to Sowell Last Year

Said she fought, fled his attack; allegations were dismissed

(Newser) - A Cleveland woman says she was assaulted by accused murderer Anthony Sowell last December in a struggle that left her blood at his house—but after she narrowly escaped and went to the police, authorities believed him instead of her. In the ensuing months, five more women went missing. Wade... More »

In the End, Abuse Charges Eclipsed Career

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s reputation will forever be tainted by the numerous allegations of child molestation levied against him, the New York Daily News reports. Jackson was never convicted of any crime, but he did settle out of court on two occasions, once for $20 million. A Jackson attorney said the... More »

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