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Canada woman breaks silence on PM Trudeau groping allegation

A former journalist broke her silence on Friday to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago, when he was not politically involved. “I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open…

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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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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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Morgan Freeman’s lawyer demands CNN retract sexual harassment claims

Morgan Freeman’s lawyer demanded Tuesday that CNN retract a story accusing the 80-year-old movie star of multiple cases of sexual harassment. “We presented CNN with objective evidence, including videotapes and on-the-record denials by the claimed ‘victims,’ that the alleged incident that gave rise to the story never happened,” lawyer Robert Schwartz said in a statement….

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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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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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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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Lahore: Meesha Shafi participates in women’s bike rally

Pakistani singer, actress and model Meesha Shafi participated in a bike rally taken out by women in Lahore, on Sunday.  Punjab government gave pink motorcycles to women in its bid to empower females. As many as 70 women were awarded motorcycles by the government who took out a rally on Mall Road. Meesha Shafi was…

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Tit for Tat: Meesha Shafi sends legal notice to Ali Zafar

Actress and singer Meesha Shafi asked Ali Zafar to tender apology and withdraw his legal notice of defamation against her. She sent a four-page legal notice through human rights activist Hina Jillani and her lawyers. The notice states that Meesha Shafi is living a happy life with her husband and two children. Furthermore, it states…

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Jamshoro nurses beat doctor, saying he harassed their colleague

Faqir Salim Nurses at a Jamshoro medical university beat up a doctor, saying he harassed their female colleague. In a video available with SAMAA, the women can be seen slapping his face and hitting him with a shoe at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. The police have registered a case against the doctor…

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U.S. lawmaker Meehan resigns following sexual harassment claim

WASHINGTON: Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer’s sexual harassment claim, resigned on Friday from the House of Representatives and said he would repay the U.S. Treasury. Meehan announced in January he would not seek re-election after a $39,000 payment to a former aide who accused him of…

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Sanam Saeed talks about importance of speaking out on harassment

Pakistani actor Sanam Saeed spoke out against the arguments given in favour of sexual harassment. #timesup #speakup #metoo pic.twitter.com/CsmMoyeYcl — Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) April 27, 2018 Meesha Shafi recently said Ali Zafar harassed her on more than one occasions. Zafar denied that. After Mahira Khan, Saeed became a vocal supporter of sexual harassment survivors. Neither…

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Meesha’s lawyer confirms receiving legal notice from Ali Zafar

The legal team of Meesha Shafi confirms the receipt of legal notice, sent by Ali Zafar, however, dispels its contents in entirety, as being false, wrote Barrister Muhammad Ahmad Pansota, the singer’s lawyer. Pansota wrote on Twitter that Meesha Shafi’s allegations against Ali Zafar were true hence there was no question of defamation. He said that…

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I have been harassed by women in media: Rabi Peerzada

I have been harassed by women in the media, says Pakistani pop singer and actress Rabi Peerzada while speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV.  “I was never harassed by a man,” she says. “But women have harassed me and I understood it later that it was not their love but harassment.” Rabi Peerzada says that women…

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Meesha Shafi lawyers up as #MeToo battle goes to court

Meesha Shafi has hired Barrister Ahmad and Nighat Dad as her lawyers with the #MeToo battle heading to court.  “I have appointed Barrister Ahmad and Nighat Dad as my legal counsels to look after all issues pertaining to my sexual harassment claim against Ali Zafar. Media is requested to contact them to get any update on…

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Let the law take its course: Ahsan Khan on Meesha Shafi-Ali Zafar scandal

Pakistani actor Ahsan Khan urged people to refrain from making fun of sexual harassment and requested people to let the law take its course on the Ali Zafar-Meesha Shafi harassment scandal.  “Sexual harassment is a very serious matter. It should never be taken lightly and made the subject of jokes, gossip and casual conversation,” he…

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Meesha recounts ‘sexual harassment’ by Ali Zafar

KARACHI: Singer Meesha Shafi has narrated details of her uneasy encounters with Ali Zafar during concerts, saying she was finding it hard on her conscious to stay silent. In a Twitter statement earlier this week, Meesha accused Ali of sexual harassment on more than occasions, a claim he denied and vowed to take the matter…

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#MeToo: Meesha Shafi says Ali Zafar sexually harassed her

Singer, model and actor Meesha Shafi said Thursday that pop singer and actor Ali Zafar sexually harassed her. Even though a number of Pakistani celebrities came forward to talk about their experiences of child sexual abuse as part of the #MeToo movement, this is the first time that a celebrity has named someone. Meesha tweeted…

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Fight against sexual harassment: Victim decides to become lawyer

A Bahauddin Zakariya University student, who was “sexually assaulted”’ by a professor, has decided to become a lawyer to help other victims. “I want no one to face what I went through,” she said, adding that this is the reason why she chose to study law.​

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