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Chris Hardwick 'Heartbroken' Over Assault Allegations

Actress Chloe Dykstra made the accusations about an ex, without naming him

(Newser) - Actress Chloe Dykstra dated Chris Hardwick (founder of the website Nerdist, current host of an NBC game show and AMC talk show) for three years—and she wrote a first-person post on Medium this week detailing a controlling relationship with an unnamed partner that was rife with sexual and emotional... 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 »

Bill Clinton Reconsiders Lewinsky Comments

Stephen Colbert grills former president on interview he did with NBC News' Craig Melvin

(Newser) - Former President Clinton showed up on The Late Show on Tuesday night with author James Patterson to promote their new book, but per the Week , Stephen Colbert "jumped straight into" another hot topic—that of Clinton's riled-up interview earlier that day with NBC News reporter Craig Melvin, in... More »

Amid #MeToo, a 'Whole New Era' for Miss America

Bye-bye, bikinis

(Newser) - Say goodbye to the swimsuit portion of the 97-year-old Miss America competition, now under female leadership . "We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance … and that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition," Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989 and the new... More »

Woody Allen: 'I Should Be the Poster Boy' for #MeToo

But he's not, he says, because he has great relationships with the women he works with

(Newser) - Speaking to an Argentine journalist in an interview that was broadcast Sunday night on the Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos, Woody Allen said he should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement, the AP reports. Allen, whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow alleges he sexually abused her when she... More »

Reese Witherspoon Was Told It Couldn't Be Done—So She Did It

Oscar-winner starts her own female-driven media company, Hello Sunshine

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon says she can now attend Hollywood meetings without explaining the need for female-driven content. "Part of me is incredulous," she tells Fast Company . "I can't believe people are actually listening now." It's good timing, too, since the 42-year-old actor/producer has founded a... More »

Harvey Weinstein Indicted on Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

His lawyer says they'll fight the indictment

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday on rape and criminal sex act charges, furthering the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the indictment brings Weinstein "another step closer to accountability." The... 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 »

Salma Hayek: Time's Up on Actors' Fat Paychecks

Says Hollywood's leading men can't grab so much of the pie if they're serious about pay equality

(Newser) - Fresh off a silent protest on the Cannes red carpet over the dearth of women-directed films to play the festival, Salma Hayek is beating the drum for pay equality, telling the Guardian that the leading men in Hollywood need to take a pay cut: "Time's up. You had... 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 »

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 »

Javier Bardem 'Very Shocked' at How Woody Allen Is Treated

'I have doubts' about Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegations against director dad, Bardem says

(Newser) - If Woody Allen were to throw a dinner party, he could probably count on invites being accepted by Diane Keaton , Alec Baldwin , and now, Javier Bardem. In a new interview in Paris Match , the Spanish actor says he's "very shocked at this sudden treatment" of Allen, who's... More »

Like the Stuff of a Novel, Scandal Rips at Nobel Body

Sara Danius, public face of body that gives out Literature Nobel, is out

(Newser) - A male accused of sexual assault and leaks of secret information; a woman who takes the fall. What sounds like the plot of novel is instead the true story of a scandal that's riling the literary world. Sara Danius, who has since 2015 served as the first female permanent... 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 »

Molly Ringwald on John Hughes Films: a 'Glaring Blind Spot'

Actress ties the #MeToo movement to the movies she made with late director

(Newser) - A New Yorker essay by one of the 1980s' most iconic actresses is causing buzz as she looks at her old films through the lens of Me Too. Molly Ringwald is now 50 and with kids of her own, including a daughter with whom she watched The Breakfast Club a... More »

His Words Were Called 'Gross.' Tony Robbins Offers Apology

That's how women characterized his comments on #MeToo at a March 15 event

(Newser) - "I'm not gonna be inauthentic and say I'm sorry about something I'm not sorry about," said Tony Robbins on March 15. On April 8 came the apology. The self-help guru found himself in the crosshairs after comments he made about the #MeToo movement during a... 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 »

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