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Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey...

Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'

Sep. 17, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said on Tuesday that her client is not without sin — but he's also not "a rapist." Donna Rotunno, speaking on "CBS This Morning," said she feels strongly that the evidence will exonerate the movie mogul of any criminal wrongdoing. Weinstein is...

Attorneys general warn about 'at-home rape kit' companies

Sep. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two companies are under fire for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. Attorneys general in several states have sent cease-and-desist letters to the MeToo Kits Company, based in New York City, and the New Jersey-based The Preserve Group, saying the...

Singer says opera's Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast

Sep. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera's 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet's "Le Cid," about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Placido Domingo, then the company's artistic director. The opera, also being filmed for broadcast on public...

Filmmaker Nate Parker apologizes for being 'tone deaf'

Sep. 1, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film...

Michigan opposes do-it-yourself kit for sex assault victims

Aug. 29, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is objecting to a product pitched as a do-it-yourself kit for sexual assault victims. The MeToo Kit website says the product empowers people to collect evidence "in a setting and timing of their choice." A price isn't listed. Attorney General Dana Nessel's...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid

Aug. 28, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles. "I know this isn't the...

Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

Aug. 28, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — Placido Domingo received a warm reception Wednesday at a concert in Hungary to inaugurate a new soccer stadium for a Catholic diocese, the second of the opera star's European engagements since he was accused of sexual harassment in an Associated Press report. Domingo, who shared the...

Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg

Aug. 25, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. Domingo and his co-stars in a...

Legal questions loom as Harvey Weinstein case nears trial

Aug. 25, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Can someone as notorious in the #MeToo era as Harvey Weinstein get a fair trial in the world's media capital? That's one of the legal questions looming over the sexual assault case against the movie mogul with jury selection scheduled for early next month. Weinstein's lawyers want the trial...