Latest MeToo News

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards faster

Jan. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment scandals thrust workplace equality into the spotlight, a study shows. The rate of change remains slow, but minorities are making...

Georgia Senate weakens internal harassment investigations

Jan. 15, 2019 9:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As one of his first acts after being sworn in as Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp issued an executive order Monday strengthening and standardizing sexual harassment reporting processes across state agencies and implementing mandatory sexual harassment training for agency employees....

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...

The Latest: R. Kelly risks eviction from Chicago studio

Jan. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on legal action against R. Kelly (all times local): 4 p.m. R. Kelly risks being evicted from his Chicago recording studio unless he pays some $174,000 in back rent and other costs by Jan. 21. Court documents in a July lawsuit seeking payment from the singer were obtained by the...

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...

Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

Jan. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EST

Women have been elected heads of national governments on six continents. They have flown into space, served in elite combat units and won every category of Nobel Prize. The global #MeToo movement, in 15 months, has toppled a multitude of powerful men linked to sexual misconduct. Yet in most of the world's major...

Lawyer: R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations

Jan. 11, 2019 10:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Attorney Steve Greenberg offered his...

Bernie Sanders faces questions about political future

Jan. 11, 2019 9:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Allies of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rallying behind the embattled presidential prospect even as they reluctantly begin to ponder the painful possibility of a 2020 campaign without him. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist is the most prominent contender to face a...

Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

Jan. 10, 2019 7:42 PM EST

R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls — accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor's plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward and new...