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NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack Ignored Sex Harassment At Sony BMG – Report

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack, under fire for perceived inaction on certain NBC News activities, also protected a male employee who sexually harassed multiple women while he was in charge at Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2004, according to a published report. The Daily Beast today published a story largely quoting anonymous sources that made the allegations against Lack, who has been criticized for how incidents at NBC News have been handled, including the incidents… Read

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Hollywood Weighs In On Top-Trending #WhyIDidntReport Response To Donald Trump

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#WhyIDidntReport is top-trending worldwide on Twitter today since shortly after President Donald Trump switched to Slut-Shaming the professor who alleges his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers. “Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?” Trump tweeted this morning of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations. He also tweeted, “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charged would have… Read

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Donald Trump Tweets Attack On Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford, Blames “Radical Left Wing Politicians”

UPDATED: President Donald Trump this morning took to Twitter to blame “radical left wing politicians” for Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault accusation against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Most recently, he tweet trashed Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein for holding the letter that is from Ford,  “for months, only to release it with a bang after the hearings were OVER” which, he said, was “done very purposefully to Obstruct & Resist & Delay.” “Let her… Read

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Pundit Blames Dianne Feinstein After Doxing Kavanaugh Classmate To Undermine Assault Accusations

Fox & Friends ran with a conservative commentator’s theory that the woman alleging President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee assaulted her in high school is confusing Brett Kavanaugh with a classmate. Problem is, Ed Whelan included photos and a Facebook profile of the guy he claims Christine Blasey Ford is mistaking for Kavanaugh. "I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh's Georgetown Prep… Read

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Mark Steines Sues Hallmark Channel Owner Over ‘Home & Family’ Exit; Crown Media Says “No Merit” To Claims – Update

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UPDATED with Crown Media Family Networks statement: Mark Steines has filed a lawsuit against Hallmark Channel owner Crown Media, four months after he was abruptly removed as co-host of the network’s flagship series Home and Family. His four-claim suit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that his exit came after he stood up in support of two women on the show’s staff who had accused the show’s then-executive producer Woody Fraser of sexual harassment, and he… Read

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Julie Chen Moonves Set To Stay Hosting ‘Big Brother’ Until Fall 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Her sexual misconduct-accused husband may have been knocked off his lofty perch as CBS CEO, but Julie Chen Moonves intends to stick around fronting Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, at least for now. Heading toward next week's Season 20 finale, the ex-The Talk co-host has told individuals at the network that she wants to keep her 18-year gig hosting the reality competition series. Additionally, sources close to Chen Moonves say she will continue to work on… Read

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Asia Argento Turns To Princess Diana Law Firm To Seek “Substantial Damages” Against Rose McGowan — Update

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Thursday update, Sept 20: The time was set. The time has passed. Asia Argento has said on Twitter that she is moving ahead with plans to sue Rose McGowan. The actress updated, “I must inform you that I’ve instructed Mishcon de Reya to seek for substantial damages for deception, fraud, coercion and libel. You will hear from them shortly.” Nothing from McGowan’s side yet. Mishcon de Reya is the blue chip British law firm which has repped clients including Deborah Lipstadt… Read

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Julie Chen Moonves Returns To ‘Big Brother’ & Continues To Support Husband Les Moonves

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Julie Chen sang the same tune on Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother. Upon her return to the reality competition, Chen greeted viewers saying “Good evening, I’m Julie Chen Moonves”, which is her way of showing support for her husband Les Moonves, who is faced with numerous sexual misconduct accusations. Clearly, Chen isn’t budging when it comes to standing by her man. She did a similar show of support on the previous episode where she signed off with her married… Read

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Mark Cuban Pledges $10M To Women’s Groups After Probe Details Harassment By Dallas Mavericks Exec, Staffers

News item: An investigation uncovers a sordid, two-decade-plus history of misogyny and sexual harassment by Dallas Mavericks employees. Reaction from team owner Mark Cuban: Donate $10 million to women’s advocacy groups. That what the Shark Tank star is pledging in the wake of an independent probe overseen by the NBA that found “numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct” by Mavericks workers, including a former team president and CEO… Read

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New York Review Of Books Editor Exits After #MeToo Comments Defending Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi’s Essay

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Ian Buruma, the top editor of The New York Review of Books, has left his post in the wake of his defense of publishing an essay by disgraced Canadian ex-radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The exit follows a similar, widely criticized radio defense by the publisher of Harper’s magazine of a piece written by accused #MeToo perpetrator John Hockenberry. The Ghomeshi piece is billed on the cover of the august periodical’s current issue, which explores the theme “The Fall of Men.”… Read

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Brett Kavanaugh ‘He Said/She Said’ TV News Drama Set For Monday After Sen. Grassley Rejects Assault-Claim Delay

Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has rejected Democrats calls to delay Monday’s Must See TV hearing in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled to debate his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Ford, who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens and he was a football star at Georgetown Prep, is calling for an FBI investigation before she testifies before the committee, so as not to be walking into a made-for-TV… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Loses Bid To Have Ashley Judd’s Suit Tossed Out

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Harvey Weinstein failed to have a federal court judge throw out actress Ashley Judd’s lawsuit, which accuses the disgraced Hollywood producer of defaming her and interfering with her ability to land a part in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Judge Philip Gutierrez issued a ruling today that allows Judd to proceed with her defamation and interference claims against Weinstein. The district court judge tossed out Judd’s sexual harassment claim, saying that a 1990s hotel room… Read