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Donald Trump needs to be told why people didn’t report their sexual assaults

Sexual assault survivors take to social media to talk about #WhyIDidntReport

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A teacher at GC University Lahore has been fired for harassing a student

A teacher at Government College University Lahore has been fired for harassing a student. The lecturer, Javed Bajwa, is accused of sending the MSc student inappropriate messages. During the investigation, the teacher, who was employed in the physical education department, was given an opportunity to present his side of the story. However, he was unable…

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Meesha Shafi approaches Lahore High Court against Ali Zafar

The Lahore High Court has issued notices to Ali Zafar as well as Punjab governor and provincial ombudsperson, both of whom had rejected Meesha Shafi’s plea

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Teefa’s in Trouble and so is Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar’s new movie ‘Teefa in Trouble’ released on July 20 but not everyone is happy about it. The movie’s premieres and promotional events in Lahore and Karachi have been attended by celebrities, socialites and protesters. Protests, protests and more protests Outside the premiere at Karachi’s Nueplex cinema, protesters gathered and shouted ‘boycott Ali Zafar’….

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New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault. The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which the…

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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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‘I should be the poster boy of #MeToo’: Woody Allen

American filmmaker Woody Allen has backed the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and said he would have been a “poster boy” for the cause if he hadn’t been unfairly maligned. “It is a good thing they are exposing them,” Allen told Argentina’s Canal 13 television network. The publication of bombshell articles about movie mogul Harvey…

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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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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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Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of…

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Victim blaming is a widespread ill, says Meesha Shafi

Pakistani model, singer and actress Meesha Shafi said on Tuesday that victim blaming was a widespread ill that ultimately endorsed predatory behavior towards women.  Meesha Shafi was responding to a tweet discussing a recent scandal in which an examiner is accused of sexually harassing 80 female students in a private college. She said that ultimately…

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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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Actor Morgan Freeman apologizes after accusations

Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment. The accusations against the Oscar-winning actor are the latest in a torrent against male actors, filmmakers…

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Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment accusations

Octogenarian Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday after a report of multiple sexual harassment accusations, making the actor the latest high-profile figure to face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described to CNN a range of troubling behavior by Freeman on production sets or…

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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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Meesha Shafi: Ali Zafar the only one who harassed me

Meesha Shafi responded to a Twitter user on Thursday, saying that Ali Zafar is the only one to have sexually harassed her. She went on to ask how many people it would take to confirm that. “Yes only he harrassed me but he didn’t harass me only,” she tweeted. “Get it? Half a dozen other…

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‘I was so naive’: Weinstein wife lifts lid on scandal

The estranged British fashion designer wife of Harvey Weinstein says she “never” suspected him of wrongdoing and was “so naive,” in her first interview since the Hollywood mogul’s downfall over sexual misconduct revelations. “There was a part of me that was terribly naive — clearly, so naive,” Georgina Chapman, 42, told Vogue in an extensive…

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It is Pulitzer-winning Ronan Farrow behind #Metoo cause

Ronan Farrow is the whiz kid prodigy whose vaunted investigative reporting helped birth America’s #MeToo sexual harassment watershed, bringing down Harvey Weinstein and a New York prosecutor, and winning him a Pulitzer Prize. The only biological child of actress and activist Mia Farrow and famed film director Woody Allen — or “possibly” Frank Sinatra —…

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NY attorney general resigns after women abuse report

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. It was an abrupt fall from power for Eric Scheiderman, the chief law enforcement officer in the state and a Donald Trump opponent whose office…

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Here is a list of prominent women at Cannes

In a year dominated by the #MeToo movement, the Cannes film festival — which starts Tuesday — is feeling the heat to address glaring gender imbalances in the competition for its top prize, the Palme d’Or. But the numbers show the festival still has some way to go in the battle of the sexes. –…

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