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In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Egyptian women shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt. An announcement last month that Egyptian authorities would investigate an alleged 2014 gan rape of a 17-year old girl at a Cairo hotel was welcomed as a rare moment of triumph by rights activists who now fear the government is trying to discourage victims and witnesses from speaking out.   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

Sep. 24, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel marked a rare moment of triumph for human rights activists. Those hopes were quickly dispelled after authorities detained possible witnesses...

Actor Danny Masterson, left, stands with his attorney, Thomas Mesereau as he is arraigned on rape charges at Los Angeles Superior Court, in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Pool Photo via AP)

Actor Masterson's lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

Sep. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as “politicized.” Masterson, 44, who...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial, in New York. Britain has stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the UK film industry. The 68-year-old Weinstein was given the honor in 2004 and the decision to take it away was announced Friday Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor

Sep. 18, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the U.K. film industry. Weinstein, 68, was given the honor in 2004. The 68-year-old former Hollywood producer was convicted earlier this year of rape and sexual assault against two...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby's appeal

Sep. 14, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the #MeToo era, and his appeal could resolve lingering questions about...

In this Feb. 23, 2016 photo, Robert Hadden appears in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York. Hadden, a former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including children and the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, is now facing federal charges. (Alec Tabak via AP)

NY doctor charged in serial sexual assaults on patients

Sep. 9, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged Wednesday with attacking girls and women for nearly two decades using the cover of medical examinations. Prosecutors...

Egypt to try ex-student for sexual assault in #MeToo case

Sep. 1, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor Tuesday referred a former student of an elite university to trial on charges of sexual assault of three minors, in a case that added fuel to the #MeToo movement in the Arab world’s most populous country. Public Prosecutor Hamada el-Sawy said the former...

FILE - Adult film star Ron Jeremy appears for his arraignment on rape and sexual assault charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, on June 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jeremy has been charged with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl. Authorities say the new counts were filed Monday, Aug. 31. (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP, File)

20 new sexual assault counts filed against adult film actor

Aug. 31, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl, authorities said. The charges came two months after the 67-year-old Jeremy was charged with the rape of three women and the sexual assault of a fourth. ...

In this image from video, former President Bill Clinton speaks during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

After years of big moments, Bill Clinton's DNC role shrinks

Aug. 18, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few people ever have logged more time on Democratic National Convention stages than Bill Clinton. But when the former president delivered his 11th speech to his party's faithful gathered virtually on Tuesday, it was like none in his four decades of convention moments. Clinton's remarks...

FILE - In this Oct.4, 2019 file photo, New York-based artist Jeff Koons, center, poses with Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, right, and Christophe Girard, deputy Paris mayor in charge of culture, as they unveiled the sculpture

Paris rape investigation targets ex-top City Hall official

Aug. 18, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating a rape accusation against an influential former deputy mayor who recently resigned over his links to a writer whose works celebrated pedophilia The Paris prosecutor’s office announced a preliminary investigation targeting former...

In this 1920s photo, Alice Paul sews a suffrage flag in Washington. One hundred years ago, American women gained the guaranteed right to vote, with ratification of the 19th Amendment. But to suffragist Paul, the vote wasn't enough. She equipped herself with a law degree and got to work writing another constitutional amendment — one that would guarantee women equal rights under the law. (National Photo Company Collection/Library of Congress via AP)

Advocates plan birthday gift for the 19th Amendment: The ERA

Aug. 17, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

It was a huge step forward for American women when, exactly 100 years ago, they finally gained the guaranteed right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment. But to Alice Paul, the step wasn't nearly large enough. Paul, a suffragist who'd waged hunger strikes and endured forced feedings in jail so women...