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Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements

Nov. 7, 2019 1:08 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores the Supreme Court justice's thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that non-disclosure agreements, which have come under fire in sexual misconduct cases, "will not be enforced by the courts." Several women have spoken out about their...

ABC says interview with Epstein accuser wasn't ready to air

Nov. 5, 2019 6:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News faced questions Tuesday about its reluctance to air a sensitive story of alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of reporter Amy Robach complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser. The conservative web site Project Veritas...

NYPD commissioner's exit: 'Right time' after tense summer

Nov. 4, 2019 8:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner, who has found himself caught at times between loyalty to his officers and demands from the public and politicians for greater police accountability, announced Monday that he is retiring. James O'Neill said he will leave for a private sector job in...

Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure

Nov. 2, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn't help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. "It would be nice to be...

Ellen Burstyn talks women in film, Pacino interview, #MeToo

Nov. 1, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Burstyn hoped her Oscar-winning performance in the 1974 film in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" would lead to more Hollywood stories told from a woman's perspective. It didn't happen quickly, but over the past couple of years there's been an increase in female-driven films and...

For an encore, 'Joker' is No. 1 again at the box office

Oct. 27, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Put on a happy face. "Joker" is No. 1 again. Todd Phillip's R-rated comic-book hit regained the top spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release, narrowly besting "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." The Warner Bros.' sensation, starring Joaquin Phoenix, took in $18.9 million in...

Activists ask NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe

Oct. 26, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements. The company said Saturday that any former...

Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Oct. 25, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week — a rare public appearance for the disgraced movie mogul ahead of his January rape trial. A comedian at Wednesday's "Actor's Hour" referred to Weinstein during her set as...

Rose McGowan sues alleging intimidation by Weinstein, others

Oct. 23, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape. The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein, attorneys David...

New Ronan Farrow book is meticulous and devastating

Oct. 22, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

"Catch and Kill," Little, Brown and Co., by Ronan Farrow Anyone who has read Ronan Farrow's meticulous reporting that helped amplify the #MeToo movement would have an idea what to expect his book to be like. "Catch and Kill" delivers. It offers a look behind the scenes and exhaustively documents how he came to...