Latest MeToo News

Justice Department to investigate NYPD sex crimes unit

Jun. 30, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched a sweeping inquiry into the New York Police Department's famed sex crimes investigators following years of complaints about the way they treat crime victims. The civil rights investigation, announced Thursday and spurred by a...

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

Jun. 12, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

A withering report on sexual abuse and cover-up in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. A viral video in which a woman confronts her pastor at an independent Christian church for sexually preying on her when she was a teen. A...

Harvey Weinstein to be charged in UK over assault claims

Jun. 08, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Wednesday they have authorized police to charge former film mogul Harvey Weinstein with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in London in 1996. The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that “charges have been authorized”...

Depp-Heard trial: Advocates fear chilling effect on accusers

Jun. 03, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

The call came Thursday, only a day after the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict, to a free legal clinic for domestic violence victims in Athens, Georgia. The woman wanted to pursue her abuse claims, but she was worried. “The fear was that she’d be seen to be a liar like Amber...

Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction upheld by appeals court

Jun. 02, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction and 23-year prison sentence, rejecting the former movie mogul’s claim that the judge at his landmark #MeToo trial unfairly allowed women to testify about allegations that weren’t part of the case....

Review: In 'Watcher,' 'Rear Window' meets #MeToo

Jun. 02, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

Films like “It Follows” and “The Guest” have already made Maika Monroe something of a modern scream-queen with a feminist bent. But the psychological acuity and compelling vulnerability Monroe brings to Chloe Okuno’s lean, stylish thriller “Watcher" suggests that her maturing movie-star...

French movement calls out sexual misconduct in politics

May. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rape accusations against a newly named French minister have galvanized a movement aimed at exposing sexual misconduct in French politics and encouraging women to speak out against abusers. Left-wing groups are using the issue to rally opposition to President Emmanuel...

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her...

Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

May. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy...

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

May. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was...