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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, Annabella Sciorra attends HBO's

Weinstein trial turns to accusers, starting with Sciorra

Jan. 23, 2020 5:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, actress Annabella Sciorra felt powerless against Harvey Weinstein, keeping to all but a few friends the allegation that the once-revered Hollywood honcho pinned her to a bed and raped her in the early 1990s. Now, more than a quarter-century later, Sciorra is set to confront...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows then President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Portnow says a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

Jan. 22, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying that the academy conducted a thorough and independent...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following a day in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor Meghan...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse after a second day of jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 22, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights. A HOLLYWOOD KINGMAKER: For decades, Weinstein was among the most powerful men in film. Born in Queens, New York, the son of a jewel...

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. appears in court Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in New York. A New York City judge ruled that two additional women accusing Gooding of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at the

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

Jan. 22, 2020 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday. An April 21 trial date was set for Gooding, who previously pleaded not guilty to...

3 National Guard soldiers convicted in 2017 sexual assault

Jan. 22, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Three of four National Guard soldiers accused of involvement in a 2017 sexual assault case have pleaded guilty in Kentucky to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges. Anthony Tubolino, 28, Tyler Hart, 22, and Jacob Ruth, 24, accepted plea deals from the Calloway Commonwealth’s...

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2012 file photo shows Deborah Dugan posing for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the ousted Grammys CEO has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

Jan. 21, 2020 10:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards. Lawyers for Deborah...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Lucido, who is under investigation for allegedly making a sexist comment to a reporter, now faces a sexual harassment complaint from a fellow senator. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan lawmaker says senator harassed her at orientation

Jan. 21, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker alleged Tuesday that a fellow legislator sexually harassed her during a Capitol orientation 14 months ago, coming forward a week after a young female reporter said the same senator made a sexist comment to her before a group of high school boys. Sen. Mallory...

Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his rape trial, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Weinstein defense points to 'loving emails' as openings near

Jan. 21, 2020 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defense said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the trial out of town. Opening statements are set for...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy said it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter that made allegations against her. Best Buy declined to say what the allegations were. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the probe Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, said it saw the anonymous letter, which alleged that Barry had a relationship with another executive. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Best Buy says it is reviewing allegations made against CEO

Jan. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter making allegations against her. Best Buy declined to reveal the allegations but The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the probe Friday, said it had seen the letter, which accused Barry of...