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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.

US clown resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

Washington - A man who played a well known circus clown in America has acknowledged he pressured a teenage girl acrobat into posing for pornographic pictures and has resigned, the New York Times reported.

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.
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