Latest MeToo News

Women cleared of defamation in French sexual misconduct case

Apr. 19, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has dismissed a defamation case against six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations. The court on Friday ordered Denis Baupin to pay 1,000 euros ($1,120) in damages to each of the 12 people he sued. In May...

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

Apr. 15, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had departed, the leader who presided over the troubled institution announced plans to bow out early and managers...

Amazon: Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

Apr. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself after...

Report says Missouri lawmaker created false affair rumor

Apr. 5, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House member engaged in "unbecoming" conduct by creating a false rumor that another lawmaker was having an affair with a House employee, according to a report from a legislative ethics panel. The report found that Rep. Rocky Miller's actions were "personally hurtful"...

'He hugs everybody': Women divided over defense of Biden

Apr. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's simply a "human touch." He's a "warm, affectionate person." ''He hugs everybody." In the days since allegations surfaced of uninvited touching on the part of Joe Biden, several women in politics and beyond have been coming to his defense, vouching for his character and saying it was...

The Latest: Pelosi says Biden not disqualified from WH race

Apr. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 7 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says women's assertions that Joe Biden touched them inappropriately years ago are not a reason for the former vice president to abandon the idea of running for president. The California...

A year after #MeToo scandal, Wynn Resorts faces regulators

Apr. 1, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against its founder to remain hidden for decades, women's rights advocates and business experts say. And while the company is making progress more than a year after casino mogul Steve Wynn...

Agnes Varda, French New Wave pioneer, dies at 90

Mar. 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90. Varda's production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from cancer. With...

Mexico's #MeToo movement swells in media, cultural circles

Mar. 27, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Wednesday they have opened a criminal investigation into complaints of sexual harassment aired by the country's exploding #MeToo movement. The prosecutors' office in Michoacan state said that some of the complaints published on social media constituted...

Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Mar. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John...