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Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo 'publicity-seeking' actresses

Paris - French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity.

Model harassment claims cloud Paris men's fashion week

Paris - Paris men's fashion week starts late Tuesday with the industry shaken by claims that two star photographers sexually harassed male models.

'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

Paris - French film star Catherine Deneuve, who set off a worldwide feminist backlash for bashing the #MeToo movement, has apologised to victims of sexual assault, saying there was "nothing good" about harassment.

Deneuve says she meant no offence to sex assault victims

Paris - French film star Catherine Deneuve said she stood by her signing an open letter in Le Monde this week bashing the #MeToo movement but apologised if she had offended victims of sexual assault, in a letter published on the website of daily Liberation on ...

French author claims feminists want 'contract before sex'

Paris - One of the French writers behind the attack on the #MeToo movement launched a blistering new broadside Friday, claiming that some feminists will not be content until "you have to sign a contract with a lawyer before you can have sex.

Professor sacked as #MeToo reaches China

Bejing - A professor at a prominent Chinese university has been sacked after a former student's accusations of sexual harassment went viral.

Feminists and Weinstein accuser lash Deneuve for attack on #MeToo

Paris - Feminists and one of the women who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape turned on actress Catherine Deneuve Wednesday after she signed an open letter attacking the #MeToo movement for leading a witch-hunt against men.

French star Deneuve defends men's 'right' to chat up women

Paris - France's most revered actress Catherine Deneuve declared Tuesday that men should be "free to hit on" women, condemning a new "puritanism" she claimed has been sparked by sexual harassment scandals.

French star Deneuve defends men's 'right' to chat up women

Paris - France's most revered actress Catherine Deneuve hit out Tuesday at a new "puritanism" sparked by sexual harassment scandals, declaring that men should be "free to hit on" women.

Oscar-winner Haggis accused of abusing four women

New York - Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is now accused of sexual abuse by four women, according to an amended civil suit filed on Friday in New York.

Montreal orchestra opens sex harassment probe into Dutoit

Montr - The Montreal Symphony Orchestra on Sunday said it was launching an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against renowned conductor Charles Dutoit.

UN rights chief hails 'seismic shift' in attitudes to harassment

Geneva - The UN rights chief Monday hailed the ongoing "seismic shift" in public discourse about sexual harassment and abuse following a barrage of revelations about misconduct in Hollywood, Washington and beyond.

Jackson says 'bully' Weinstein smeared actresses

Wellington - Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment.

White House rejects Trump accusers demand for Congress probe

Washington - The White House on Monday rejected calls for a congressional investigation of claims Donald Trump sexually harassed women, saying the American people had spoken on the matter by electing him president.

Actress accuses Dustin Hoffman of molesting her offstage

New York - Dustin Hoffman was accused Friday of repeatedly molesting an actress who worked with him in the 1980s, the second allegation to target the acting legend and the latest in a snowballing series of similar claims against powerful men.

Franken quits US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Washington - US Senator Al Franken said Thursday he will resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, becoming the second prominent Democrat forced out in a week over the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country.

Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

New York - Time magazine named as Person of the Year Wednesday "the silence breakers" who triggered a national reckoning by revealing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse in US life.

Top US House leaders of both parties call for Conyers to resign

Washington - The top House leaders of both parties called on Thursday for Democratic lawmaker John Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress, to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and of an attempted coverup.

Star US newsman Matt Lauer fired over sexual misconduct claims

Washington - Star news anchor Matt Lauer has been sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct, US broadcaster NBC said Wednesday, in the latest fall from grace of a power player in the media and entertainment industry.

NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct

Washington - NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Los Angeles - Another actress added her name Monday to the dozens accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of a litany of depraved sexual misconduct as he was forced to quit Hollywood's directing union.

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Los Angeles - Another actress added her name Monday to the dozens accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of a litany of depraved sexual misconduct as he was forced to quit Hollywood's directing union.

Women have 'just started' to speak out on sexual harassment: UN Women

New York - The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, US media and beyond is just beginning, says the head of UN Women, who expects many more women to come forward before behaviors change.

Hollywood's #MeToo wave engulfs Washington

Washington - From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals.

Top Democrat faces investigation for groping radio host

Washington - US Democratic Senator Al Franken, once tipped as a future presidential candidate, apologized profusely to a female radio host he is accused of groping and welcomed a congressional investigation into his conduct Thursday.

#MeToo campaign resonates with Egyptian women battling harassment

Cairo - The #MeToo campaign that saw women around the world share their experiences of sexual assault struck a deep chord in Egypt where life is often a daily battle against harassment.

Charlie Hebdo gets fresh death threats over Islam cartoon

Paris - French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said Monday it was pressing charges after receiving fresh death threats against staffers over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan who faces rape allegations.

Sex harassment claims, from Hollywood to Westminster

Paris - Bombshell sexual harassment claims against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have unleashed a flood of similar allegations across the world.

Hate campaign shuts down French anti-harassment hotline

Paris - French feminists who set up an anti-harassment phone line announced Tuesday they had been forced to shut it down after just three days because of a wave of insulting messages.

British PM calls for action after lawmaker sex toys allegations

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called for tougher rules governing MPs' conduct after a government minister was accused of asking his secretary to buy sex toys.
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