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Weinstein Out on Bail as Legal Troubles Grow

Former movie exec pleads not guilty in case involving a 3rd woman

(Newser) - The charges keep piling up for Harvey Weinstein: The 66-year-old disgraced movie mogul pleaded not guilty Monday to more sexual assault allegations, reports the Daily News . Weinstein's previous legal trouble involved alleged assaults on two women, and Monday's charges add a third woman. Prosecutors say Weinstein performed oral... More »

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 »

2nd Woman Comes Forward as Indiana AG Stays Defiant

Curtis Hill says he is 'falsely accused' of sexual misconduct, rejects calls to resign

(Newser) - Another woman who says Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill inappropriately touched her has come forward, citing the courage of a state lawmaker who earlier went public with her story, as well as Hill's refusal to resign. Gabrielle McLemore, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Senate Democrats, told the AP on... More »

Powerful Republican Pulled Into Ohio State Molestation Scandal

3 former wrestlers say Jim Jordan was told about team doctor's sexual misconduct

(Newser) - A team doctor who allegedly molested athletes; coaches who reportedly knew but turned a blind eye. It's not the story of Michigan State University and Larry Nassar but that of Ohio State—and the allegations are touching a "powerful" Republican congressman. NBC News on Tuesday reported on claims... 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 »

Andy Dick Charged With Sexual Battery

He's accused of groping woman on LA street

(Newser) - Comedian Andy Dick has been charged with groping a woman on a Los Angeles street earlier this year. LA City Attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says misdemeanor sexual battery and battery charges were filed last week, the AP reports. He is scheduled to be arraigned on July 18. Mateljan says... More »

Trudeau Forced to Address His Own Possible #MeToo Moment

Canadian prime minister says he doesn't remember 'groping' a female reporter 18 years ago

(Newser) - Early last month, a Canadian blogger posted an 18-year-old newspaper editorial on Twitter that made an eyebrow-raising accusation. That story is now getting pickup, and it involves Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and an incident that allegedly happened at a British Columbia music festival. The Guardian and CBC report that in... More »

Junot Diaz Cleared to Return to MIT Classroom

The author has been cleared of wrongdoing stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall. The inquiry into Diaz's actions toward female students and staff yielded no information that would lead to restrictions on Diaz's role as a faculty member... More »

Prosecutors Reviewing Stallone Sexual Assault Allegation

Woman says he assaulted her decades ago

(Newser) - A special entertainment task force is reviewing a sexual assault allegation against Sylvester Stallone, prosecutors in Los Angeles County have confirmed. Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, says prosecutors are investigating whether the 71-year-old actor should face charges in connection with the alleged incident, which dates... More »

Coming to a Theater Near You This Summer: Kevin Spacey

Actor stars in 'Billionaire Boys Club,' filmed before he was accused of sexual assault

(Newser) - We may not be seeing Kevin Spacey in House of Cards anymore, but he will be coming to the big screen this summer. Sky News reports the 58-year-old actor, virtually banished from Hollywood after sexual assault allegations against him first emerged in October, will appear in Billionaire Boys Club, co-starring... More »

Editors Resign After Magazine Retains Author Junot Diaz

The Pulitzer Prize winning writer has been accused of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct . Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" at the logic behind keeping Diaz... More »

Kiwis to Matt Lauer: You Can Keep the Ranch ... for Now

New Zealand couldn't find enough evidence to bar Lauer from lease under 'good character' test

(Newser) - He may have lost his job and his reputation —but Matt Lauer gets to keep his Kiwi ranch, at least for the moment. The New York Times reports that the ex-Today show co-host, who's accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, can retain the lease on the Hunter... More »

Journo's Experience With Morgan Freeman Leads to Expose

CNN's Chloe Melas started making calls after an allegedly inappropriate experience with him

(Newser) - "He was looking at my breasts, and I told him, 'My eyes are up here.'" So says one of the women in a very lengthy CNN exclusive in which eight women in total accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior. Another eight people said they witnessed his... 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 »

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 »

Catfish Host Nev Schulman Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Production on reality show temporarily suspended

(Newser) - Production of Catfish: The TV Show has been temporarily suspended as MTV probes sexual misconduct allegations against host and executive producer Nev Schulman. "We take these allegations very seriously," an MTV rep says in a statement obtained by the Daily Beast . "We’re working with Critical Content,... More »

Uber CEO Vows to 'Do the Right Thing' With Newest Move

San Francisco company will allow court action, public airing of sexual assault allegations

(Newser) - Uber will give its US passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior, reports the AP . The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault, and harassment in... More »

Weinstein's Wife Speaks: I'm Not a Victim

Georgina Chapman gets personal with 'Vogue' about life after scandal on her husband broke

(Newser) - One woman in the Harvey Weinstein orbit we hadn't heard from yet is finally opening up. Wife Georgina Chapman, who has hunkered down in private since revelations about her husband's sexual misconduct came to light, speaks to Jonathan Van Meter for Vogue . He writes that the night before... More »

Schneiderman's 'Stunning' Fall Took 2 Hours, 59 Minutes

New York attorney general is leaving office Tuesday after allegations of physical abuse

(Newser) - The New Yorker published its story alleging that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman physically abused four women at 6:47pm Eastern on Monday, and Schneiderman announced his resignation at 9:46pm, not quite three hours later, notes CNN media writer Brian Stelter. It was a "stunning" turn of... More »

NY Attorney General Resigns Over Bombshell Allegations

Eric Schneiderman is out after 4 women accuse him of physical abuse

(Newser) - New York's attorney general has announced his resignation after four women accused the Democrat of physically abusing them. Eric Schneiderman released a statement late Monday saying the allegations will "effectively prevent him from leading the office's work" and he therefore will resign on the close of business... More »

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