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Maxwell's brother says US prosecutors seeking to 'break' her

Nov. 26, 2021 15:33 PM EST

The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is “the most over-hyped trial of the century,” designed to break a woman targeted by authorities desperate to blame someone for the late financier’s crimes. ...

Embattled Time’s Up, post-Cuomo, announces a ‘major reset’

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confusion over purpose and mission. Lack of focus on long-term goals. Ineffective communication internally and externally. Lack of accountability for top officials, especially the CEO. Too politically partisan, and too aligned with Hollywood. These...

Alvin Bragg elected Manhattan's 1st Black district attorney

Nov. 02, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Alvin Bragg was elected Tuesday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney, a position that will give him oversight of prosecutions and ongoing investigations involving former President Donald Trump. Bragg, a 48-year-old civil rights lawyer...

He's running for DA, challenging the NYPD and the status quo

Oct. 26, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the final votes are cast in an election likely to make him Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg is showing just how different a prosecutor he might be. Instead of stumping for votes all day, the Democrat is spending the...

#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

New head of Time's Up pledges openness after Cuomo scandal

Sep. 24, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

Almost four years ago, a group of high-profile Hollywood women — producers, agents, movie stars — formed Time’s Up, an ambitious initiative to fight sexual harassment in their own industry and beyond, as the #MeToo reckoning was taking hold. “It’s very hard for...

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...