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Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in a New York courtroom Tuesday — the next step in a high-stakes legal battle that the #MeToo movement hopes will end with the disgraced Hollywood mogul behind bars. The 66-year-old producer, whose career imploded in a blaze of accusations of sexual misconduct and…

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Harvey Weinstein set to plead innocent in NY

Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was expected to plead innocent Tuesday to rape and sexual assault charges in New York, opening a legal battle for the #MeToo movement that dreams of seeing him behind bars. The 66-year-old Weinstein was charged with rape and a sex crime in New York late last month, nearly eight months…

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Harvey Weinstein hit with new accusations of sexual assault

Three actresses filed a new lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein on Friday alleging sexual assault and urged other victims of the disgraced Hollywood producer to come forward and join their complaint. Melissa Thompson, one of the women filing the class action lawsuit, said she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein during a 2011 meeting to discuss a…

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NY grand jury indicts Weinstein on rape, sex crime charges

A Manhattan grand jury Wednesday indicted Harvey Weinstein on rape and sex crime charges, the next step in efforts by prosecutors to bring the disgraced Hollywood mogul to trial for alleged sex crimes. The 66-year-old was initially charged last week in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his…

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Weinstein’s lawyer concerned about publicity, ‘pressure’ on prosecutors

The lawyer defending movie mogul Harvey Weinstein against rape charges said Tuesday he was concerned that publicity surrounding the case and “inappropriate pressure” on prosecutors could be unfair to his client. The lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, spoke to reporters after a closed-door proceeding before New York Supreme Court Justice James Burke in Manhattan, which he said…

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‘We got you’: Weinstein accusers relieved, elated at rape charges

Women in Hollywood expressed relief, hope and vindication on Friday as movie producer Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape after decades of alleged sexual misconduct. Weinstein was met by dozens of photographers and camera crews as he walked into a New York City police station to be charged with two counts of rape and one…

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Models, actresses, employees: the women speaking out against Weinstein

Dozens of actress, models and ex-employees have come out to accuse veteran producer Harvey Weinstein, 66, of harassment, abuse and rape dating as far back as the 1990s. With Weinstein expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday to face possible criminal charges, here is a look at the list of his accusers:…

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Weinstein expected to ‘surrender’ to NY authorities Friday

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career collapsed in a blaze of assault accusations. US media reported that the former movie powerbroker — once the toast of Hollywood, with his films winning scores of…

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Weinstein’s absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein once held court like a king at the Cannes film festival, but this year it is his absence that will loom large over the competition. The world’s biggest film festival has moved to align itself with the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment that has reverberated around the world since Weinstein’s…

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Weinstein ‘believes he will be forgiven’ by Hollywood: Piers Morgan

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, believes he will eventually be forgiven by Hollywood, according to television presenter Piers Morgan. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, Weinstein has been accused by more than 70 women of sexual misconduct, including rape. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual…

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New York Times’ Weinstein investigation to be developed as film

A behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the New York Times broke the story that accused powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct will be developed as a feature film, one of its backers said on Wednesday. Annapurna Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment acquired the film rights to the story by…

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New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

NEW YORK: The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment. The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and…

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Women free to speak up as Harvey Weinstein’s company files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein’s former production company announced it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations. The studio also said it was immediately releasing accusers from non-disclosure agreements which Weinstein had used to silence them, allowing women to speak up without fear of…

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Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein won’t be going to Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, but the film producer’s presence is still being felt in Hollywood. Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus on Thursday unveiled a statue called“Casting Couch,” depicting a life-size Weinstein, clothed in a bathrobe, sitting on a golden colored couch and holding an Oscar. It was…

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Meryl Streep blasts Weinstein’s counsel for using her words

NEWS DESK: Hollywood actor Meryl Streep clearly does not appreciate being part of Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense. On Wednesday evening, she released a statement, via her representative Hannah Donohue, saying that Weinstein’s inclusion of her words in a legal filing was “pathetic and exploitative”, reported USA Today. Lawyers for the disgraced Hollywood producer said Tuesday…

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New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

NEW YORK: New York’s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio, reported Reuters. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywood’s most influential men…

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Actress Uma Thurman accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

LOS ANGELES: Actor Uma Thurman has accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her at a London hotel after they worked together on the 1994 hit film “Pulp Fiction.” In a New York Times article on Saturday by columnist Maureen Dowd, Thurman broke her silence after saying in October that she would wait to…

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#MeToo moment hits Germany with TV director abuse scandal

BERLIN: A growing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding German TV director Dieter Wedel took on a political dimension Friday as accusations of a cover-up hit a public broadcaster. A cascade of allegations against Wedel mark the first in Germany since the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct gained momentum in the wake of the…

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Shenaz Treasury speaks up on harassment in Bollywood

MUMBAI: The Harvey Weinstein scandal shook the entertainment industry — not just Hollywood but Bollywood too. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shenaz Treasury of “Delhi Belly” (2011) fame has spoken up about how sexual exploitation in return for work needs to stop. The actor, who was seen in the recently released Kaalakaandi, might not…

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Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes

NEWS DESK: Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note, reported AFP. Crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” was the big winner of the night…

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Harvey Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” or blacklisting them from further projects. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 50 women, including Judd and Sorvino, was responding to remarks by “Lord…

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