Latest Harvey Weinstein News

Weinstein seeks speedy appeal of sex trafficking ruling

Feb. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at a hearing Wednesday to let his decision be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet noted that no other judge has disagreed with his August ruling. Two other...

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial delayed until June

Feb. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3. Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed the delay on Monday. The fallen film mogul is still expected to appear at a pretrial hearing March 8. Weinstein's trial had been slated for May 6, but that date...

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time's Up organization

Feb. 18, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. She didn't...

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Feb. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EST

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in...

Virginia sex allegations are latest against state officials

Feb. 12, 2019 1:13 PM EST

Virginia's lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. It's a scenario that already has played out in several other states, with differing conclusions. At least six other statewide elected officials have...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 11, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

'The Favourite,' 'Roma' win big at British Academy Awards

Feb. 10, 2019 5:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tragicomic royal drama "The Favourite" and Mexican family memoir "Roma" split the honors with multiple wins each at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards — victories that suggest a wind of change may be blowing through the movie industry. "The Favourite" won seven trophies including...

Activist who coined the phrase #MeToo coming to Notre Dame

Feb. 10, 2019 10:00 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The activist who coined the phrase #MeToo more than a decade before it exploded as a global hashtag will speak this month at the University of Notre Dame. Tarana Burke is scheduled to speak on Feb. 25 about the #MeToo movement as part of the university's Black History Month events....

UK paper reveals abuse claims against tycoon Philip Green

Feb. 9, 2019 6:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper has published details of allegations of sexual and racial misconduct by retail tycoon Philip Green, after the Topshop owner dropped a legal bid to stop the claims being reported. The Daily Telegraph on Saturday described allegations by five former employees, including that...