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Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

Dec. 11, 2019 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished. Louisette...

Review: 'Bombshell' breezes through a Fox News rebellion

Dec. 11, 2019 7:34 PM EST

It’s probably a testament to the makeup artists of Jay Roach’s Fox News docudrama “Bombshell” that the movie opens with a disclaimer announcing that the people depicted within are played by actors. Films don’t ordinarily require a heads up that that’s, you know, Charlize...

2 ex-Nebraska football players face sex assault allegations

Dec. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations....

Fewer kids report sex abuse in US juvenile detention centers

Dec. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they have been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers has dropped across the U.S. compared with past years. But remarkably high rates of sexual abuse persist in 12 facilities stretching from Oregon to Florida,...

How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change

Dec. 11, 2019 3:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits. Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That...

Congress criticizes how Coast Guard investigates harassment

Dec. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

The U.S. Coast Guard's leadership has failed to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of harassment and bullying allegations, according to a congressional investigation released Wednesday. The report, called “Righting the Ship,” also found Coast Guard leaders didn't hold officials...

‘Bombshell’ almost died; How Charlize Theron helped saved it

Dec. 11, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was two weeks before cameras were to start rolling on a film about the sexual misconduct scandals at Fox News that ended the reign of Roger Ailes and things were rolling along smoothly. The subject matter couldn’t have been timelier. The leads, including Charlize Theron as...

Stormy Daniels' lawyers argue for timely lawyer-fee payments

Dec. 10, 2019 8:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge should grant attorney fees to lawyers who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against Ohio's capital city before competing claims on Daniels' $450,000 settlement are dealt with, including a claim by President Donald Trump, Daniels' lawyers argued in a court...

Wynn lawyers raise jurisdiction issue in Nevada license case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn say Nevada gambling regulators can’t discipline Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer licensed by the state or has any ties to the company that carries his name. A document submitted...

Fox Nation host McHenry sues, alleging harassment by Tyrus

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The host of a Fox Nation streaming service program sued Fox News and her former co-host Tuesday, alleging he sent her sexually explicit text messages as he harassed her. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit claimed Fox News retaliated against Britt McHenry after she complained by shunning...