Latest MeToo News

Oakland mayor: Police won't ask applicants about sex assualt

Oct. 22, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an end to the city's police department's policy that forced job applicants to give it access to confidential records, including records that disclosed whether they had been sexually assaulted. Schaaf's order came after the San Francisco...

Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10 most...

Ex-fraternity president to stand trial for 2nd alleged rape

Oct. 19, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The ex-president of a suspended Temple University fraternity has been ordered to stand trial for a second alleged sexual assault. A judge ordered 21-year-old Ari Goldstein to stand trial Thursday on charges of rape, sexual assault, unlawful restraint and involuntary deviate sexual...

'Huge win' for sex assault victims, says California victim

Oct. 19, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Years before the #MeToo movement, Yee Xiong embarked on a quest for justice after she says she was sexually assaulted at a college party. What followed was a tumultuous legal battle that included two trials ending in hung juries, followed by her attacker taking a plea deal for felony...

Heitkamp renews ad apology; Cramer says she's not bipartisan

Oct. 18, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, calling it a "grave and horrible error." "I am...

Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar...

Lee won't use 'biblical' victim witness standard if governor

Oct. 16, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses. Steve Berger, pastor of Franklin-based Grace Chapel, made the remarks during a Sept. 30 sermon...

MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers' event

Oct. 16, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key topics of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers Tuesday in Manhattan. "Nevertheless, we persisted," intoned Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca...

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

Oct. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

It was the tweet seen around the world. On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet,"...

Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding

Oct. 15, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups, chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, are focused on marginalized and underserved communities, including immigrant...