Harvey Weinstein is Found Guilty of Sex Crimes in #MeToo Watershed

February 24, 2020

Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse film producer whose downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes after a trial in which six women testified that he had sexually assaulted them. The jury found Weinstein guilty of rape and [a] criminal sexual act but acquitted […]

Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors; The Judge is Unhappy

February 18, 2020

Over the weekend, just days before jurors in the Harvey Weinstein case were set to begin deliberations, his lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, wrote an opinion piece imploring them “to do what they know is right.” The article in Newsweek magazine infuriated the Manhattan district attorney’s office, and on Tuesday the lead prosecutor called […]

Prosecution Makes Final Case Against ‘Abusive Rapist’ Harvey Weinstein

February 15, 2020

With jury deliberation scheduled to begin Tuesday, lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi delivered her closing argument to convict Weinstein of sexual crimes. “He took away her peace,” she said of actress Annabella Sciorra. On Friday morning, lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi put a bow on the State of New York’s case against Harvey Weinstein […]

France’s Cesar Academy Board to Resign Following Awards Backlash

February 14, 2020

The board overseeing the Cesar Academy, which distributes France’s equivalent of the Oscars, has revealed that it will resign following the Cesar Awards ceremony on February 28. The shock announcement comes on the heels of a backlash following 12 Cesar nominations for Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy. The Cesar’s were also […]

US Men’s Soccer Union Says Women’s Pay Should Be Tripled

February 12, 2020

“The women’s 2017-2021 deal is worse than the men’s 2011-2018 deal,” the men’s union said in a statement Wednesday. “The federation continues to discriminate against the women in their wages and working conditions. … In our estimation, the women were due at least triple what our expired deal was worth in player compensation.” […]

Anita Hill Says the Hollywood Commission Intends ‘To Change the System’

February 11, 2020

Anita Hill says the Hollywood Commission she chairs is determined “to change the system” that has allowed sexual harassment and discrimination to coexist in the entertainment industry for decades. Speaking today at the 2020 Makers Conference, she said that the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality […]

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