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U of Rochester, ex-professors settle retaliation claims

Mar. 27, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine former professors and students who said they faced retaliation after bringing sexual misconduct claims against a professor, the group's attorneys said Friday. “Our clients have had to leave...

Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assault

Mar. 26, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's Board of Regents on Thursday fired a music professor and noted opera singer who, along with his husband, is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow singer in Houston 10 years ago. University President Mark Schlissel's recommended that David Daniels be...

FILE- In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Weinstein was transferred to a state prison in New York on Wednesday, March 18, as he begins to serve a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in his landmark #MeToo case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Weinstein moved to state prison day before 68th birthday

Mar. 18, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was transferred to a state prison in New York on Wednesday as he begins to serve a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in his landmark #MeToo case. The disgraced film mogul, who will turn 68 on Thursday, is locked up at the maximum security Wende Correctional...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York.  Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday, March 11,  to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A hospitalized Weinstein 'has not given up,' his lawyer says

Mar. 12, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after receiving a 23-year prison term in his New York City rape case, Harvey Weinstein was in medical and legal limbo on Thursday but indicated through a lawyer that he is still eager to fight looming criminal charges in Los Angeles. Weinstein, 67, suffered chest pains the day before...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

Mar. 11, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be "totally confused" by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer's downfall. His accusers — those who testified...

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault in landmark #MeToo case

Mar. 11, 2020 11:03 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault in landmark #MeToo case.
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein leaves the courthouse during jury deliberations in his rape trial in New York. With Weinstein facing sentencing this week, his lawyers argued Monday, March 9, that the disgraced movie mogul deserves mercy in his New York City rape case because he's already suffered a

Weinstein lawyers seek mercy after his 'historic' fall

Mar. 9, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With prosecutors seeking a severe punishment for Harvey Weinstein in his landmark #MeToo case, his lawyers argued on Monday that he deserves mercy for his already “historic fall from grace” and serious health issues. In a letter filed in advance of Weinstein’s...

This March 4, 2020, image shows a collection of Instagram posts, which Facebook, the owner of Instagram, yanked off the site in October after concluding that they originated from Russia and had links to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian operation that targeted U.S. audiences in 2016. Social media accounts linked to Russia have begun to disrupt this year’s U.S. presidential race and it’s become harder to detect the posts on platforms like Instagram, according to a new report from University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Young Mie Kim released Thursday, March 5. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Report: Russian social accounts sow election discord - again

Mar. 5, 2020 1:45 PM EST

Four years after Russia-linked groups stoked divisions in the U.S. presidential election on social media platforms, a new report shows that Moscow's campaign hasn't let up and has become harder to detect. The report from University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Young Mie Kim found that Russia-linked social...

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, author and talk show host Tavis Smiley speaks at Book Expo America in New York.  A jury on Wednesday found that former talk show host Tavis Smiley violated the morals clause of his contract with the Public Broadcasting Service after allegations of workplace sexual misconduct, and must pay his former employer about $1.5 million. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Jury decides Tavis Smiley must pay PBS in #MeToo dispute

Mar. 4, 2020 5:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury decided Wednesday that former television talk show host Tavis Smiley, who was fired amid allegations of workplace sexual misconduct at the height of the #MeToo movement, must pay about $1.5 million to his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service. Smiley was suspended in...

FILE - In this Friday Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr, foreground right, accompanied by Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi, left, leave Harvey Weinstein's rape trial at criminal court in New York. Weinstein's rape and sexual assault conviction resuscitated Vance's lagging legacy, giving him a big, career-defining win, after he was dogged for much of his decade-long run as DA for turning down or dropping cases against powerful defendants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Weinstein verdict brings Manhattan DA a much-needed win

Mar. 1, 2020 3:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after Harvey Weinstein was convicted and led out of court in handcuffs, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was in front of television cameras declaring that the verdict marked a “new landscape for survivors of sexual assault in America.” Naming the six women who...