Latest Harvey Weinstein News

NYPD diversifies ranks, naming first black detectives chief

Dec. 4, 2019 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a first, the nation's largest police department on Wednesday selected a black chief for its detectives squad, bringing diversity to a key leadership position as bail reform and other challenges loom. New York City police Commissioner Dermot Shea called incoming Chief of Detectives Rodney...

Weinstein expected back in court this week for bail hearing

Dec. 3, 2019 3:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Imminent changes to New York’s criminal justice system are forcing Harvey Weinstein back into court a month before his sexual assault trial is set to start. Weinstein is due to appear Friday at a bail hearing necessitated by changes that go into effect Jan. 1. Weinstein has pleaded...

Judge upholds charges that could put Weinstein away for life

Nov. 27, 2019 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has rejected Harvey Weinstein’s bid to throw out the most serious charges in his sexual assault case, dealing a big blow to the disgraced movie mogul as he sought to limit the scope of his looming trial and any potential punishment. The ruling made public Wednesday...

Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind him backfire

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew's effort to put the Jeffrey Epstein scandal behind him may have instead done him irreparable harm. While aides are trying to put the best face on his widely criticized interview with the BBC, royal watchers are asking whether he can survive the public relations disaster and...

Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements

Nov. 7, 2019 1:08 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores the Supreme Court justice's thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that non-disclosure agreements, which have come under fire in sexual misconduct cases, "will not be enforced by the courts." Several women have spoken out about their...

ABC says interview with Epstein accuser wasn't ready to air

Nov. 5, 2019 6:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News faced questions Tuesday about its reluctance to air a sensitive story of alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of reporter Amy Robach complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser. The conservative web site Project Veritas...

NYPD commissioner's exit: 'Right time' after tense summer

Nov. 4, 2019 8:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner, who has found himself caught at times between loyalty to his officers and demands from the public and politicians for greater police accountability, announced Monday that he is retiring. James O'Neill said he will leave for a private sector job in...

Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure

Nov. 2, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn't help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. "It would be nice to be...

Ellen Burstyn talks women in film, Pacino interview, #MeToo

Nov. 1, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Burstyn hoped her Oscar-winning performance in the 1974 film in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" would lead to more Hollywood stories told from a woman's perspective. It didn't happen quickly, but over the past couple of years there's been an increase in female-driven films and...

For an encore, 'Joker' is No. 1 again at the box office

Oct. 27, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Put on a happy face. "Joker" is No. 1 again. Todd Phillip's R-rated comic-book hit regained the top spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release, narrowly besting "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." The Warner Bros.' sensation, starring Joaquin Phoenix, took in $18.9 million in...