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Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Mar. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

Donors team up to expand #MeToo's impact in the workplace

Mar. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. In addition to the foundations' contributions, some funds are coming from CBS — money initially...

Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

Mar. 10, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. women's agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without "the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring." Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an...

California harassment investigations cost taxpayers $1.8M

Mar. 8, 2019 5:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature racked up more than $1.8 million in legal costs from sexual harassment investigations during 2018 and the first month of this year when at least nine current or former lawmakers faced allegations of misconduct, according to records obtained by The...

In Russia, gender equality still a long way off

Mar. 8, 2019 8:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — When a Russian army recruitment office ordered a photoshoot to celebrate International Women's Day, it didn't feature any of the 45,000 women currently serving in the country's armed forces. Instead, the photos showed ballerinas in floaty white dresses posing with active servicemen in combats...

Maryland moves toward curbing abusive teachers' job movement

Mar. 7, 2019 5:35 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After high-profile sexual misconduct cases in schools, Maryland took a step Thursday toward joining a growing number of states enacting legislation to prevent teachers with records of misconduct from moving school-to-school. The Maryland House of Delegates voted 140-0 to ban...

McSally says in Senate hearing she was raped in Air Force

Mar. 7, 2019 12:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona Republican, a...

Inspired by #MeToo, Serbian woman speaks out and fights back

Mar. 7, 2019 5:42 AM EST

BRUS, Serbia (AP) — It started at the job interview when Marija Lukic's boss locked the office door and tried to kiss her. He later promised it won't happen again. But it did, over and over, until she decided it has to stop. In the two years she worked as a secretary of the top municipal official in this...

Sen. McSally, former Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

Mar. 6, 2019 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona...