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Egypt: Ex-student given 8 more years in #MeToo case

Apr. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted a former student at an elite university of attempted rape and drug possession, sentencing him to eight years imprisonment atop a previous punishment for other sexual misconduct convictions. It was the second verdict...

Ethics panel probing misconduct claim against NY Republican

Apr. 09, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics committee announced Friday that it is investigating sexual misconduct allegations involving Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York, who had announced he would not be seeking re-election after the allegations first surfaced last month. ...

Harvey Weinstein appeals conviction, blames 'cavalier' judge

Apr. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction, his lawyers are demanding a new trial, arguing in court papers Monday that the landmark #MeToo prosecution that put him behind bars was buoyed by improper rulings from a judge who was “cavalier” in protecting...

NYT reporters writing young person's edition of 'She Said'

Mar. 31, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An acclaimed book by two New York Times journalists who won Pulitzer Prizes for their investigation of Harvey Weinstein is coming out in an edition for young reporters. “Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting,” by...

Elite UK schools in spotlight over claims of misogyny, rape

Mar. 27, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The London police department says it is investigating multiple alleged offenses described on a website that a young woman set up to expose cases of sexual harassment, assault and “rape culture” at schools across the U.K. The Everyone’s Invited site...

France: Female sports journalists cite sexism, harassment

Mar. 22, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — More than 150 female sports journalists in France denounced sexism, harassment and discrimination they said they routinely face from colleagues and people commenting on social media. “It’s time for us, female sport journalists, to get united and put...

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct

Mar. 19, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican from western New York, is accused of rubbing a female lobbyist's back and unhooking her bra, without her consent, at a networking event in a Minneapolis pub in 2017. The lobbyist, Nicolette Davis, told The Washington Post that Reed...

Q&A: Isabel Allende on feminism, TV series, love in pandemic

Mar. 09, 2021 11:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende is not only the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author but also a self-declared and outspoken feminist. So it is not surprising that her most recent book, “The Soul of a Woman,” arrived in the United States during Women’s History Month, just...

Isabel Allende on feminism, TV series and love in pandemic

Mar. 09, 2021 11:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende is not only the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author but also a self-declared and outspoken feminist. So it is not surprising that her most recent book, “The Soul of a Woman,” arrived in the United States during Women’s History Month, just...

North Dakota lawmaker expulsion reveals policy problems

Mar. 05, 2021 19:00 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — After the North Dakota House voted to expel a lawmaker accused of a long pattern of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, attention has turned to a policy that was intended to protect against harassment but may have actually made it harder to stop it. ...