Latest MeToo News

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her...

Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

May. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy...

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

May. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual misconduct

May. 10, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mario Batali was found not guilty of indecent assault and battery on Tuesday, following a swift trial in which the celebrity chef waived his right to have a jury decide his fate in a criminal case that arose from the global #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment. ...

Accuser testifies in Mario Batali sexual misconduct trial

May. 09, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct trial opened Monday in a Boston court with his accuser recounting how she’d been “shocked, surprised and alarmed” as the celebrity chef aggressively kissed and groped her while taking selfies at a restaurant in 2017. The...

Egypt arrests 13 teenage boys for harassing women tourists

May. 09, 2022 04:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered Monday that 13 teenage boys arrested over the weekend and accused of harassing two women tourists at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo remain in custody pending an investigation. The arrests came after a video surfaced on social media...

Dutch open sexual misconduct probe at 'The Voice of Holland'

Apr. 25, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch public prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at “The Voice of Holland” talent show, authorities said Monday. The prosecutor’s office said it was acting on five complaints against...

Charlie Rose reemerges with first interview since firings

Apr. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Rose, whose career as a journalist imploded in 2017 due to sexual misconduct allegations, emerged Thursday by posting online a lengthy interview he conducted with investor Warren Buffett. Rose said in a message on his website that he was proud to have the...

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleads guilty to forcible touching

Apr. 13, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to forcibly kissing a worker at a New York nightclub in 2018 in a deal that is likely to keep him out of jail. Gooding also publicly apologized for the first time to two other women who accused him of similar behavior...

Famed directors denounce sexual abuse in Japanese filmmaking

Apr. 06, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A #MeToo crisis is raging in the Japanese film industry. A petition signed by top names, including Cannes’ Palme d’Or-winning Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cannes Jury Prize winner Koji Fukada and “Under the Sky” director Miwa Nishikawa, expresses outrage over sexual...