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#MeToo gathers steam in India, at last

Mumbai - The year-old #MeToo movement has long failed to take root in India, but a Bollywood actress's accusations of sexual harassment appear to be emboldening women to speak out at last.

#MeToo sharply polarizing US, one year on

New York - The #MeToo movement in one year has shaken the United States, brought down dozens of powerful men and threatens the confirmation of a Supreme Court judge, yet it has also become deeply polarizing and its long-term impact remains unclear.

Farrow, the Pulitzer-winning whiz chronicling #MeToo

New York - Ronan Farrow is the whiz kid prodigy and preeminent chronicler of America's sexual harassment watershed, whose bombshell exposes have sunk a litany of powerful men, spawned the #MeToo movement and won a Pulitzer.

Weinstein accuser reveals video of apparent harassment

Washington - Video footage emerged Wednesday showing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein apparently sexually harassing a woman who subsequently accused him of rape.

Moonves leaves CBS over sexual misconduct claims

New York - US television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of powerful CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations.

#MeToo takes a hit in Asia Argento underage sex case

New York - The #MeToo campaign has proved an irresistible force since emerging from the carnage of Hollywood's abuse and harassment scandal -- dominating the conversation on sexual misconduct.

Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen

Rome - Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of "a long-standing persecution".

Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen

Rome - Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of "a long-standing persecution".

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Washington - Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Su...

CBS weighs Moonves suspension over assault claims: report

San Francisco - CBS directors are weighing whether chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves should step aside as the US television network investigates claims he sexually harassed women, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

CBS titan Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

New York - A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within the most watched US television net...

CBS titan Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

New York - A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within America's most watched television ...

NY attorney general resigns after women abuse report

New York - New York state's top prosecutor and a public champion of the #MeToo movement resigned on Monday, just hours after being accused by The New Yorker of physically assaulting four women.

No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

Stockholm - For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year, after the Swedish Academy that selects the laureate failed to contain a deep crisis stemming from the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo campaign.

Netflix producer accuses Weinstein of persistent sexual assault

New York - A Netflix series producer has filed court documents in New York alleging disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein raped, sexually assaulted and verbally abused her over a five-year period.

Greenpeace Argentina boss accused of sexual harassment

Buenos Aires - The executive director of Greenpeace Argentina has been suspended after about 40 former employees signed a document accusing him of discrimination, threats and sexual harassment.

Paris Opera dancers complain of bullying and harassment

Paris - A survey of ballet dancers at the prestigious Paris Opera has revealed widespread complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, as well as separate management concerns over the leadership of dance director Aurelie Dupont.

Putin spokesman calls Weinstein accusers 'prostitutes'

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the actresses who have claimed sexual abuse by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein "prostitutes" and poured scorn on journalists who have accused a Russian lawmaker of sexual...

Russian media boycott parliament over sex scandal

Moscow - Top Russian media outlets launched a rare boycott of parliament on Thursday after it dismissed claims from several journalists that a senior lawmaker had sexually harassed them.

Russia clears MP accused of sexual harassment

Moscow - Russia's parliamentary ethics commission on Wednesday cleared MP Leonid Slutsky of sexual harassment, while questioning the motives of the women who accused him.

Questions mount over sex assault probe into top UN official

Geneva - A sexual assault probe that cleared a senior United Nations official of wrongdoing has raised questions over whether the world body is capable of credibly investigating its top leaders.

Trump laments 'shattered' lives after aides resign

Washington - President Donald Trump said Saturday that lives were being "shattered" by allegations that may be false after two of his White House aides quit over domestic abuse accusations.

Brazilian women say 'No Means No' at carnival

Rio De Janeiro - "No means no" is a new battle cry for Brazilian women mobilizing against assault at carnival, a raucous party whose free-wheeling atmosphere leaves women particularly vulnerable to unwanted sexual contact.

Mitterrand granddaughter exposed as French minister's accuser

Paris - The granddaughter of former French president Francois Mitterrand confirmed Friday that she was the woman behind a two-decade-old rape claim embroiling popular environment minister Nicolas Hulot.

LA police send Weinstein sex assault cases to prosecutors

Los Angeles - Police in Los Angeles have submitted three sexual assault cases against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein to prosecutors, the District Attorney's Office said on Thursday.

Popular French minister denies sex harassment rumours

Paris - France's environment minister Nicolas Hulot furiously fended off rumours of sexual harassment on Wednesday, two weeks after another member of President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet was accused of rape.

UK police probing Weinstein assault claims by 9 women: media

London - British police are now investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against US film mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to media reports Saturday.

US senator fires top aide over 'improper relations' with staff

Washington - A prominent US senator on Saturday fired his chief of staff for improper relations with subordinates, as US lawmakers increasingly grapple with the issue of sexual harassment.

#MeToo moment hits Germany with TV director abuse scandal

Berlin - A growing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding a prominent German TV director took on a political dimension Friday as accusations of a cover-up hit a public broadcaster.

Reporting of sexual assault surges in France post-Weinstein

Paris - Reporting of sexual assault and rape in France has risen by nearly a third since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the interior ministry said Thursday.The number of complaints for sexual assault and rape received by police rose 31.
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