Latest MeToo News

Mira Sorvino urges #MeToo to do more than 'name and shame'

Nov. 12, 2018 7:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in "naming and shaming" perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her resilience has...

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Nov. 8, 2018 4:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. Google bowed to one of the protesters' main demands by dropping mandatory...

Former NY attorney general won't face abuse charges

Nov. 8, 2018 1:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn't explicitly outlaw such behavior. In closing the...

'Kavanaugh and caravan': Did Trump's late pitch move voters?

Nov. 7, 2018 7:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump billed the midterms as an election about "Kavanaugh and the caravan," and it was — although not entirely as he planned. Both the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the debate over immigration animated Republican base voters in states where...

New Orleans restaurateur aims for inclusivity in new venture

Nov. 4, 2018 6:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When employees enter Saba — an Israeli restaurant started by award-winning chef Alon Shaya — they pass by the company's mission statement, which emphasizes the importance of a safe and comfortable working environment. Only at the end does it really get around to food with...

Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

Nov. 1, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives....

The Latest: About 1,000 at Google San Francisco protest

Nov. 1, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Google employee walkout (all times local): 12:45 p.m. About 1,000 Google workers in San Francisco have swarmed into a plaza in front of the city's historic Ferry Building. It's part of a worldwide protest employees are staging to complain about Google's handling of...

#MeToo brings change, debate to literary magazines

Nov. 1, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For literary magazines over the past year, much of the news has been in the masthead. Editor Lorin Stein of the Paris Review left amid allegations of sexual harassment and editor Ian Buruma of The New York Review of Books was fired after publishing an essay by Jian Ghomeshi, the Canadian...

North Korea women suffer serious sexual abuse but no 'MeToo'

Nov. 1, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland is part of daily life. But a new report suggests there's little chance that abused women in the North will get to say "MeToo" anytime soon. North Korea's extremely patriarchal society means many women...

Lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted girl, 16

Oct. 31, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was accused in a civil court filing Wednesday of forcing a 16-year-old Polish model to touch his penis, subjecting her to years of harassment and emotional abuse and blocking her from a successful acting career as payback for refusing his advances. The accuser, identified...