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After Rape Claim, Lauer Releases 1,400-Word Letter

Brooke Nevils sat for interview with Ronan Farrow, provided full account of her allegations

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's new book drops Tuesday, but an explosive allegation is out now. Variety obtained a copy of Catch and Kill and reports that in it, Farrow reveals the identity of the woman whose allegations against Matt Lauer led to his 2017 ouster from the Today show. Her name... More »

Placido Domingo Will Never Again Appear at the Met

Opera singer withdraws from all future performances

(Newser) - On Friday, NPR published a story about employees at New York's Metropolitan Opera who are peeved they still have to work alongside Placido Domingo after he was accused by 20 women of sexual misconduct. On Monday evening, a new article from the outlet emerged, after it spoke to four... More »

Makeup Artist: I Used Mirror as a Shield Against Charlie Rose

Gina Riggi hits 77-year-old with lawsuit, claiming sexual harassment, 'abusive behavior'

(Newser) - New troubles for Charlie Rose , this time from his former longtime makeup artist. USA Today and the Washington Post report on a complaint filed by 62-year-old Gina Riggi, who says she worked as an independent contractor for Rose for more than 20 years and was subjected to "a pattern... More »

Sarah Jessica Parker: Big Star Acted 'Inappropriately'

SJP says she finally complained to her agent about it, put the kibosh on male co-star's behavior

(Newser) - Even Carrie Bradshaw has had her #MeToo moments. Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the brashly confident character on Sex and the City, appeared on NPR's Fresh Air podcast , and she admits that she didn't always feel quite so confident when male co-stars didn't behave on set. However,... More »

Alleged Spacey Victim Abruptly Drops Suit

Actor still faces criminal charges in sexual assault case

(Newser) - Just a week after one of Kevin Spacey's alleged victims filed a lawsuit against the actor, the man has suddenly withdrawn it. Reuters reports that Mitchell Garabedian, the attorney for the alleged victim, said his client put in paperwork this week to drop his civil complaint against Spacey that... More »

Mira Sorvino, in Tears, Says She's a Survivor of Date Rape

Actress breaks down during press conference about tougher laws

(Newser) - "I'm a survivor of date rape," Mira Sorvino said Wednesday. "I have never said that in public, because it is impossible to share those kinds of things." The Academy Award-winning actress was appearing at a press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, supporting stricter... More »

Mario Batali Enters Plea on Assault Charge

Celebrity chef pleads not guilty to allegation he forcibly kissed, groped woman at eatery in 2017

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, 58, didn't speak during the brief hearing but nodded as the judge ordered him to stay... More »

They Could Have Paid Rush $35K. Now He's Getting $1.9M

It's the largest amount awarded to an individual in Australia

(Newser) - Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case last month against an Australian newspaper and journalist, and he just found out how much he'll get for it: $1.9 million. CNN reports $1.35 million of that was handed down Thursday to the 67-year-old Aussie actor by Justice Michael Wigney to... More »

Game Of Thrones' Podrick: I've Been Groped 'So Many' Times

Daniel Portman says it's 'certainly not cool'

(Newser) - Daniel Portman has met many fans of his Game of Thrones character Podrick Payne over the years, and not all of those interactions have gone appropriately. "I've been grabbed by so many… like the amount of like older, older women who are very..." Portman tells Esquire , trailing... More »

Nancy Pelosi Offers Advice to Joe Biden

Speaker says he should join the 'straight-arm club' and shake hands instead of hug

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi doesn't think Joe Biden's new controversy should keep him out of the 2020 race. "I don't think it's disqualifying," she told reporters Tuesday, reports Politico . But the House speaker, a strong backer of the #MeToo movement, passed along some related advice to... More »

Ex-Lawmaker: Biden's Actions During Rally 'Mortified' Me

Lucy Flores says ex-VP put hands on her shoulders, kissed her head at 2014 event in Nev.

(Newser) - In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden helped Lucy Flores campaign in Nevada for a shot at becoming the state's lieutenant governor. But something Flores says happened between the two at a Nov. 1 campaign rally that year left Flores feeling "embarrassed," "shocked," and "confused,... More »

Report Faults Gillibrand on Her Signature Issue

Senator is a #MeToo champion, but female aide quits over handling of harassment complaint

(Newser) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has made the #MeToo issue a signature part of her rise in politics and her 2020 presidential campaign . Now, however, Politico is out with a report that raises questions about Gillibrand's own handling of a related issue. A female staffer in her 20s quit over how... More »

Roseanne Barr Finds Controversy Again

She goes after MeToo accusers as 'hos'

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr is making headlines yet again over controversial statements, this time in regard to the MeToo movement, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused the Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh of assault. The comments came during an interview with conservative radio host Candace Owens. The... More »

Wynn Resorts Hit With Gaming Commission's Biggest Fine Ever

Property to pony up $20M after sexual misconduct allegations against former CEO Steve Wynn

(Newser) - In what's said to be the largest fine ever levied by the Nevada Gaming Commission, Wynn Resorts has been hit with a $20 million bill, almost four times the previous record, the New York Times reports. The massive fine comes on the heels of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against... More »

Ex-Scottish Leader Charged With 2 Attempted Rapes

Ex-First Minister Alex Salmond: 'I am innocent of any criminality whatsoever'

(Newser) - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's reaction to a major development in Scotland: "Obviously this news ... will be a shock to many people." That's the arrest of her predecessor, Alex Salmond, who's been hit with 14 charges, including sexual assault, breach of peace, and two counts of... More »

Iowa Senator: I Was Assaulted by Ex, Raped in College

In the wake of her divorce, startling revelations from Joni Ernst

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations have emerged in the wake of Joni Ernst's divorce, thrusting her straight into the middle of the #MeToo movement. The 48-year-old Iowa senator's divorce from Gail Ernst, 65, was finalized earlier this month, and in their divorce documents, the Republican accuses her spouse of 26 years... More »

Atlantic Releases Yearlong Investigation Into Bryan Singer

'A troubled man who surrounded himself with vulnerable teenage boys'

(Newser) - "After the Harvey Weinstein news came out, everyone thought Bryan Singer would be next." So one "prominent actor" told Alex French and Maximillian Potter for the Atlantic in regard to the director. Next wasn't exactly right, but a giant investigation into allegations against Singer has arrived:... More »

As Men Ditch Their Gillettes, the Company Responds

'We weren’t trying to court controversy,' says company exec of new ad

(Newser) - A new Gillette ad has provoked a huge reaction on social media, but perhaps not precisely in the way parent company Procter & Gamble anticipated. As NPR notes, the ad accusing men of boorish behavior and urging them to end it has roughly twice as many dislikes as likes on... More »

Men Vow to Boycott Gillette Over #MeToo Ad

'We Believe' demands 'the best men can be'

(Newser) - A company known for its razor blades is getting shredded over a new ad encouraging men to be on their best behavior. Gillette's "We Believe," viewed nearly 3 million times on YouTube since Sunday, begins with scenes of bullying, sexual harassment, and aggressive male behavior, asking, "... More »

Americans Among Brazilian Healer's 300 Accusers

Joao Teixeira de Faria 'calm' despite pending trial for rape, sexual abuse

(Newser) - A Brazilian celebrity faith healer facing rape and sexual abuse allegations from hundreds of women will face trial—a development that might serve to bolster the #MeToo movement in the country. A judge in Abadiania—the site of Joao Teixeira de Faria's spiritual center, where he claims to have... More »

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