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Manhattan DA Urges Judge To Reject Harvey Weinstein’s Argument For Dismissal

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is urging a state Supreme Court judge to reject Harvey Weinstein’s call to dismiss all of the remaining sex-crimes charges against him. District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office strenuously objected to Weinstein’s legal argument that the entire grand jury process had been tainted by police misconduct and perjury by one of the accusers in a court filing today. Prosecutors moved to dismiss one of the sexual assault charges last… Read

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Author Junot Diaz Cleared Of Misconduct, Will Resume Pulitizer Board Duties

Author Junot Díaz will stay on the Pulitzer Board after a law firm’s investigation of misconduct "did not find evidence warranting removal.” Diaz has been accused of forcibly kissing a woman, and two other women said he had made angry and derogatory statements to them. He denied the allegations. Diaz stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer board in May, but retained his seat while the investigation continued. The Washington, D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly reviewed the… Read

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Imprisoned Bill Cosby Gets 2019 Trial Date For 1974 Playboy Mansion Assault Case

Just a couple of weeks after the Superior Court of Pennsylvania rejected Bill Cosby's appeal petition in the 2004 rape case that put the once beloved comedian behind bars earlier this fall, a Los Angeles judge today inked in a new trial date for an assault of a minor that allegedly occurred 45 years ago. In a hearing Tuesday in Santa Monica, LA Superior Court Judge Craig Kaplan declared that the trial for Cosby’s supposed 1974 attack on then 15-year old Judy Huth would… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Hit With New Assault Claim In Paz De La Huerta Rape Suit

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As the countdown continues to a pivotal hearing next month that might determine the future of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein and whether he'll face life behind bars, a new lawsuit today adds more allegations against the disgraced producer from Boardwalk Empire alum Paz de la Huerta. “Plaintiff alleges that Weinstein opened the door, wearing an opened bathrobe thereby prominently exposing his penis to Plaintiff in a taunting manner,” said a filing today in Los… Read

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Google Overhauls Sexual Harassment Policies In Response To Walkout

Google today pledged a sweeping overhaul its sexual harassment policies after thousands of its employees staged a massive global protest last week. CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to all employees, saying the company would provide greater transparency in how Google handles allegations, better support for those who make complaints and a renewed commitment to a respectful workplace. “We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Wants Rape Criminal Case Dropped; Cites NYPD, D.A. “Misconduct”

Just under a month after seeing one of the counts dropped in the criminal case that could put him behind bars for life, a bolstered Harvey Weinstein today moved to get the rest of the case dismissed. In papers filed in New York Supreme Court on Monday, the much accused and disgraced producer's lawyer Ben Brafman is seeking the tossing out of "the entire indictment, or particulars thereof, as arising out a Grand Jury proceeding that was irreparably tainted and rendered… Read

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Google CEO Offers Empathy But No Solutions As Staffers Globally Walkout Over Sexual Harassment Claims

"There's anger and frustration within the company," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai today as thousands of employees of the tech giant around the globe walked off the job Thursday in protest over the way sexual harassment claims have been dealt with at the company. "We all feel it, I feel it." "We are grappling with it, as are many places," he said of the #metoo era and more and more women from all walks of life and industry coming forward with claims of sexual harassment… Read

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Google Employees Stage Walkouts To Protest Company’s Handling Of Harassment

Google employees staged walkouts at offices around the globe today to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. Social media is filled with the spectacle of thousands of Google employees standing outside the company’s offices in Dublin, London, Zurich and Singapore. The protestors are demanding changes in how the company handles sexual harassment complaints in the wake of a New York Times article revealing that two senior executives who were accused of… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Accused Of Teen Model Attempted Rape In Class Action Suit

After the much-accused Harvey Weinstein scored a win earlier this month when the Manhattan District Attorney dropped one of the charges against him in a criminal case that could find him behind bars for life, things potentially went to a very bad place for the once-powerful producer today. An amended class-action complaint filed in federal court Wednesday alleges Weinstein tried to rape a 16-year old virgin model in 2002 and continued harassing her for many years… Read

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Vice Media President Andrew Creighton Departs

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Vice Media president Andrew Creighton has left the media company nearly a year after reports that he had paid a former employee who said she was fired after rejecting his sexual advances. A New York Times story examining the workplace culture at the boundary-pushing millennial news organization revealed that Creighton had paid $135,000 to settle a claim brought by the former employee, according to documents viewed by the publication. The executive was placed on leave in… Read

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Google Executive Accused of Sexually Harassing Job Applicant Out — Report

The director of Google’s X moonshot unit has left the company following reports of sexual harassment, Axios reports. He did not receive an exit package. Rich DeVaul was one of three Google executives who were the focus of a New York Times story examining the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations. He reportedly made unwanted sexual advances on a job applicant, whom he had invited to join him at Burning Man, an annual festival in the Nevada desert. Google… Read

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Sylvester Stallone Won’t Face Sex Abuse Charges As Los Angeles D.A. Finds “Insufficient Evidence”

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has declined to file sex abuse charges against Sylverster Stallone in a case dating back nearly 30 years. Investigators said there is “insufficient evidence to support a filing in addition to the allegations being outside the statute of limitations.” The case originally came from the Santa Monica Police Department, which said a woman who told them in November 2017 that she planned to file a police report over an alleged… Read