Latest Harvey Weinstein News

Cancel culture dominates season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

Sep. 16, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Season two of “ The Morning Show, ” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, had filmed just 13 days when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in March 2020. The writers for the show about the behind-the-scenes drama of a morning news...

First, she was a survivor: #MeToo's Burke tells her story

Sep. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking — indeed, hoping — when she first found out the phrase “MeToo” was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

Sep. 13, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

Sep. 12, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as...

Time's Up CEO Tina Tchen resigns in wake of Cuomo scandal

Aug. 26, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of the sexual harassment victims’ advocacy group Time's Up resigned Thursday amid outrage over revelations that its leaders advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration after he was first accused of misconduct last year. ...

Porn actor Ron Jeremy indicted on over 30 sex assault counts

Aug. 25, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty in Los...

After years of suspicion, reckoning for high-flying R. Kelly

Aug. 17, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most people know him for “I Believe I Can Fly,” the 1996 sing-along hit that became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings and in advertisements. Or possibly for a stinging parody by comedian Dave Chappelle. But starting this...

Judge rejects sex assault count against Harvey Weinstein

Aug. 12, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Thursday again rejected one of 11 sexual assault counts in an indictment of Harvey Weinstein. Judge Lisa B. Lench first dismissed the count of sexual battery by restraint as too old and outside the statute of limitations two...

#MeToo Take 2? Movement’s strength hailed amid Cuomo fallout

Aug. 12, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anita Hill educated a nation about workplace sexual harassment back in 1991 with calm, deliberate testimony against Clarence Thomas. And today, 30 years later, she speaks in the same measured tones, eschewing dramatic declarations — especially of victory — and sounding...

Texans QB’s sex assault cases highlight concerns amid #MeToo

Aug. 07, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers fighting sexual assault and harassment allegations against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson face a predicament: Defending their client means working to discredit the claims of 22 women who are more likely to be believed in the #MeToo era. ...