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Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey...

Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'

Sep. 17, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said on Tuesday that her client is not without sin — but he's also not "a rapist." Donna Rotunno, speaking on "CBS This Morning," said she feels strongly that the evidence will exonerate the movie mogul of any criminal wrongdoing. Weinstein is...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Attorneys general warn about 'at-home rape kit' companies

Sep. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two companies are under fire for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. Attorneys general in several states have sent cease-and-desist letters to the MeToo Kits Company, based in New York City, and the New Jersey-based The Preserve Group, saying the...

NY attorney general targets companies selling DIY rape kits

Sep. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has sent cease-and-desist letters to two companies that are selling do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, says the products being marketed by MeToo Kit and Preserve Group raise concerns because the...

Singer says opera's Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast

Sep. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera's 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet's "Le Cid," about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Placido Domingo, then the company's artistic director. The opera, also being filmed for broadcast on public...

Filmmaker Nate Parker apologizes for being 'tone deaf'

Sep. 1, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film...

US files gender discrimination suit against Reno car dealer

Aug. 30, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights lawyers for the U.S. government have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Reno car dealership they say has created a workplace hostile to women. Champion Chevrolet intentionally engaged in unlawful employment practices for at least three years, according to the...

Michigan opposes do-it-yourself kit for sex assault victims

Aug. 29, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is objecting to a product pitched as a do-it-yourself kit for sexual assault victims. The MeToo Kit website says the product empowers people to collect evidence "in a setting and timing of their choice." A price isn't listed. Attorney General Dana Nessel's...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid

Aug. 28, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles. "I know this isn't the...