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Harvey Weinstein: from Hollywood 'God' to convicted rapist

New York - For decades, Harvey Weinstein was untouchable, reigning over Hollywood as the mega-producer Meryl Streep famously called "God." On Wednesday the convicted rapist was contemplating spending the rest of his life in prison.

Convicted rapist Weinstein to learn prison term

New York - Harvey Weinstein faces up to 29 years in prison when he is sentenced by a New York judge Wednesday, two weeks after he was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

French cardinal exits over failure to report alleged sex abuser

Lyon - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who failed to report an alleged paedophile priest, the Catholic Church in Lyon said Friday.

Weinstein taken to New York's infamous Rikers jail

New York - Disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was taken to New York's notorious Rikers Island jail on Thursday, ten days after he was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

Germany's under-fire Catholic Church seeks new leader

Berlin - German bishops began key talks on Monday to choose a new leader to steer the country's Catholic Church through a controversial reforms process and settle compensation demands from sexual abuse victims.

Trump, accused of sexual misconduct himself, hails Weinstein verdict

New York - Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes conviction was a "great victory" for women, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday -- without acknowledging the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct he has faced.

Trump says Weinstein conviction 'sends very strong message'

New Delhi - Harvey Weinstein's conviction for rape and sexual assault was a "great victory" for women and sends a "very strong message", US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

'Age of empowerment,' accusers hail Weinstein convictions

New York - Harvey Weinstein was convicted on Monday of sexual assault and rape, more than two years after allegations of the disgraced movie mogul's sexual misconduct sparked the global #MeToo movement.

Weinstein trial: key moments in the scandal that sparked #MeToo

New York - Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of sexual assault and rape, more than two years after horrific stories of the disgraced movie mogul's sexual misconduct began to surface.

Harvey Weinstein: from Hollywood 'God' to convicted rapist

New York - For decades, Harvey Weinstein was untouchable, reigning over Hollywood as the mega-producer Meryl Streep famously called "God." On Monday he became a convicted rapist facing up to 29 years in prison.

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

New York - Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.

Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape

New York - Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of sexual assault and rape but cleared of the most serious predatory sexual assault charges.

French mental health charity accuses founder of sexual abuse

Paris - An international mental health charity based in France accused its revered Canadian founder on Saturday of sexually abusing several women.

Deaf Argentine abuse survivors target pope with defiant message

Geneva - Three deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse from Argentina say they want Pope Francis finally to live up to his promises of reform -- and they are taking their call directly to the Vatican this week.

Weinstein jury to begin deliberations

New York - Jurors will begin deliberating the fate of ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday in his high-profile sex crimes trial that marked a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein jurors urged to deliver 'unpopular' acquittal

New York - Harvey Weinstein's defense team urged jurors to be "unpopular" Thursday and acquit the ex-Hollywood titan of rape and predatory sexual assault charges, suggesting he was a victim of the #MeToo movement.

Court clears French cardinal who failed to report suspected paedophile priest

Lyon - A French appeals court Thursday overturned a cardinal's conviction for shielding an alleged child-molesting priest in a case that fuelled accusations of a Catholic Church coverup of sex abuse by clerics.

Priests accused of sex abuse in religious order shut by Vatican

Rome - Nine members of a religious order that was abruptly shuttered by the Vatican are under investigation for sex assault, the dioscese confirmed Wednesday, after allegations emerged linking the group to the abuse of two young brothers.

Accuser says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in children's bedroom

New York - One of Harvey Weinstein's main accusers told his rape trial Monday that the ex-Hollywood producer forcibly performed oral sex on her in a children's bedroom in his New York home.

Weinstein drew up 'red flag list' of women, rape trial told

New York - Harvey Weinstein told a private investigator to approach women he suspected were detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him to journalists, his rape trial was told Friday, as the court heard from Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez.

Weinstein rape trial told of sexual assault 'myths'

New York - A forensic psychiatrist told Harvey Weinstein's rape trial Friday that victims of sexual assault commonly remain in contact with their attacker for years after the incident.

'Sopranos' actress Sciorra tells Weinstein trial: 'He raped me'

New York - "The Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra fought back tears as she told a court Thursday that being raped by Harvey Weinstein left her feeling like she was having "a seizure" and caused her to self-harm.

Weinstein rape trial set for opening arguments

New York - Opening arguments in Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial are due Wednesday, with the defense expected to detail "loving" emails between the once-mighty movie producer and his accusers.

French priest admits 'caresses' in boy scout abuse trial

Lyon - Accused of sexually abusing dozens of boy scouts in the 1970s and 80s, a French Catholic priest confessed in court Tuesday to "caresses" he knew were forbidden, and said for 20 years "it happened every weekend".

Weinstein lawyers ask judge to recuse himself over 'biased' rebuke

New York - Harvey Weinstein's lawyers accused the judge presiding over the disgraced movie producer's sex crimes trial of bias Wednesday and asked him to recuse himself from the high-profile case.

Weinstein sex crimes trial set to open in New York

New York - Harvey Weinstein's high-profile sex crimes trial opens on Monday, more than two years after a slew of allegations against the once-mighty Hollywood producer triggered the #MeToo movement that led to the downfall of dozens of powerful men.

Defrocked US cardinal gave money to top clerics: report

Washington - A US cardinal gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to powerful Catholic clerics including two popes while facing accusations of sexual harassment, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Russian ex-TV host spearheads 'mission' against domestic violence

Moscow - Defying abuse from "haters" and opposition from political allies, a Russian former chat show host turned MP is leading an uphill struggle to create a law tackling domestic violence.

Vienna ballet academy 'endangering children's wellbeing'

Vienna - Vienna's prestigious ballet academy is endangering children's wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission probing abuse claims said Tuesday.

Pope lifts 'pontifical secret' for sex abuse cases

Vatican City - Priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the Vatican said Tuesday, the latest move by Pope Francis to combat silence surrounding paedophilia in the Roman Catholic church.
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