Latest MeToo News

It's not just Peng. China is cracking down on MeToo movement

Nov. 23, 2021 20:04 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Huang Xueqin, who publicly supported a woman when she accused a professor of sexual assault, was arrested in September. Wang Jianbing, who helped women report sexual harassment, was detained along with her. Neither has been heard from since. Meanwhile, several other...

Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31M for 'House of Cards' losses

Nov. 22, 2021 18:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the studio behind “House of Cards” more than $30 million because of losses brought on by his firing for sexual misconduct, according to an arbitration decision made final Monday. A document filed...

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...

Doubts over China tennis star's email raise safety concerns

Nov. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese professional tennis player not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false, a message that only amplified concerns about her safety and...

State media release attributed to Peng raises WTA concerns

Nov. 17, 2021 20:09 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The head of the women's professional tennis tour questioned the legitimacy of what Chinese state media said was a retraction by a Grand Slam doubles champion who has accused a former top government official of sexual assault. WTA Chairman and CEO Steve...

FSU determines 3 professors guilty of sexual misconduct

Nov. 16, 2021 12:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students, according to disciplinary...

WTA CEO calls for investigation of China assault allegation

Nov. 14, 2021 15:13 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The head of the women’s professional tennis tour called for a full investigation of sexual assault allegations made by a two-time Grand Slam doubles champion from China against a former top government official in that country. Earlier this...

Tennis star accuses China ex-vice premier of sexual assault

Nov. 04, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have squelched virtually all online discussion of sexual assault accusations apparently made by a Chinese professional tennis star against a former top government official, showing how sensitive the ruling Communist Party is to such charges. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 03, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 2, 2021. Editorial: UF’s attack on academic freedom exposes a partisan agenda The University of Florida has put the interests of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the chairman of its board of trustees above the values of an...

Tunisia's #MeToo: Lawmaker faces sexual harassment hearing

Oct. 29, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NABEUL, Tunisia (AP) — A landmark case that helped galvanize Tunisia’s #MeToo movement reached court this week, involving a legislator charged with sexual harassment and public indecency. Feminist activists held a small protest outside the courthouse, shouting chants...