More than 30 women have stepped forward to accuse director and screenwriter James Toback of sexual harassment in a report published Sunday morning by The Los Angeles Times. Of the 38 women who spoke with the Times’ Glenn Whipp, 31 went on the record with their accusations of misconduct over the last several decades.
Mayim Bialik apologized on Wednesday for an opinion piece she wrote for the New York Times, in which the “Big Bang Theory” actress spoke about making “self-protecting and wise” choices as a woman in Hollywood.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal has opened up a dialogue surrounding issues of sexual assault and harassment, and a small chorus of men is speaking up.
"Those girls are as duct-taped as one could possibly be because they are in fear of getting their next job, as every actress [is] too.”
At the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, Jennifer Lawrence shared a story of being treated poorly by powerful men in the industry early on in her career.
Reese Witherspoon spoke out about sexism in the entertainment industry at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, adding her personal story of assault at 16.
The Harvey Weinstein case reignited discussions of sexual harassment and assault, giving more women the courage to share their personal experiences over the past week. Of course, any time women talk about the abuse they've faced, there are inevitably misconceptions that need to be struck down. And with a figurative sledgehammer, Gabrielle Union destroyed the idea that women are raped because of their outfits.
“As soon as you use the word ‘beautiful’ you are taking the conversation somewhere that isn’t professional,” said a LinkedIn user who added “Mrs.” to her profile.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent attorney said Saturday she is no longer representing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations dating back years, while a TV news anchor lodged another claim of misconduct against the movie mogul and a third board member resigned from Weinstein's company.
“If I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPad, would you have readily agreed?” a father asks his daughter. “Indecent dressing and exposure of your body reduces your value and respect.”
On the third day in court, Taylor Swift's bodyguard and the photographer at the event in question both testified to having witnessed the groping incident.
“At that moment, I was relieved,” the woman wrote on Reddit about when she finally stood up for herself and confronted the man who'd been groping her.
Sexual assault wasn’t even something on my radar because it had never been talked about, especially by my school. All I was taught was that a sexual encounter was a sexual encounter — I had no way of distinguishing between consensual sex and rape.
A New York Police Department captain is in the hot seat after making a public statement regarding the issue of date rape. Essentially, the officer downplayed a series of recent sexual assaults. The department and Mayor Bill de Blasio are distancing themselves from the chatter.
When crowds of young women out celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, India, reported being groped, harassed, and subject to other forms of sexual violence, the home minister of the state of Karnataka said in a televised interview that the women themselves were to blame for dressing “like Westerners.”
Kesha, however, is under contract with Dr. Luke and Sony Records – and as a result, is currently prohibited from recording with any other producers or songwriters while her suit against Dr. Luke is ongoing. This week, however, Kesha took a bold step forward, asking a judge to let her out of her contract to record with other producers and songwriters outside of the restrictions of her Sony contact. Failure to do so, she said in court documents, will shutter the career already significantly stalled as a result of the abuse from Dr. Luke, the treatment she has sought, and her inability to record, tour, or promote her music for over a year. Related: Nearly 19% of Female College Freshmen Will Be Victims of Rape or Attempted Rape As her attorneys stated in this week’s filings, “Kesha now faces an abysmal decision: Work with her alleged abuser…or idly and passively wait as her career tick-tocks away.” And as Kesha herself wrote in a statement to the court, “"I know I cannot work with Dr. Luke.
A male student at UC San Diego who was accused of sexual assault and suspended after a campus investigation filed a countersuit — and won. Experts say a new ruling in a sexual assault case involving two students at UC San Diego should be a wakeup call to schools across the country that sexual misconduct processes can be flawed.