• Outrage as Roman Polanski's new film receives a dozen nominations at 'French Oscars'
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    Outrage as Roman Polanski's new film receives a dozen nominations at 'French Oscars'

    The 'Rosemary's Baby' director has been on the run since 1978 after avoiding sentencing for unlawful sex with a minor.

  • Kathy Bates on MeToo: 'In my day, if you went to a guy’s hotel room, you knew why you were going'
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    Kathy Bates on MeToo: 'In my day, if you went to a guy’s hotel room, you knew why you were going'

    The 'Richard Jewell' star and Oscar-winner said 'times were different' before the #MeToo movement took hold in Hollywood.

  • LA District Attorney Is Reviewing 8 Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Harvey Weinstein
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    LA District Attorney Is Reviewing 8 Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Harvey Weinstein

    Ahead of Harvey Weinstein’s January trial in New York City, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing eight accusations of sexual misconduct against the disgraced producer.Details about the accusations are not public at this time, but Variety reported Tuesday that two of the accusations are recent, filed in just the last few months. Under review are four cases from the Los Angeles Police Department, and four other cases from Beverly Hills police. The Los Angeles D.A. has not yet decided if charges will be filed on any of these cases, according to Variety.Most of the accusations have been under review since early 2018 — two of the Beverly Hills cases were submitted in January 2018, followed by a third in June of that year. Three of the LAPD cases were submitted in February 2018.Also Read: Harvey Weinstein Gripes That Sex Crime Charges 'Eviscerated' His Record on Women's IssuesThe accusations are being reviewed as part of a task force investigation established by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, USA Today reported.Representatives for Weinstein did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Representatives for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The accusations under review in L.A. are among dozens against Weinstein, who has consistently denied any wrongdoing. Earlier this month, Kaja Sokola, a Polish model who has accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old, sued him, his brother Bob, Disney and Miramax under New York’s Child Victims Act.Sokola was originally part of a class-action lawsuit against Weinstein under a pseudonym and would have been a part of the $25 million settlement that has tentatively been reached between Weinstein and his accusers in early December. But by coming forward and filing her own suit, Sokola has indicated that she could not agree with the terms of the settlement and, thus, will not be participating in it.Also Read: Time's Up Denounces Settlement With Harvey Weinstein Survivors: 'A Broken System'Also in early December, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raised Weinstein’s bail from $1 million to up to $5 million, after accusations surfaced that Weinstein may have tampered with his electronic ankle bracelet tracking monitor, according to a report in the Associated Press. Weinstein was given three options to cover a new bail of up to $5 million and was warned he could face jail time over any other issues. Through a bail bondsman, he agreed to meet the bail obligations by submitting $2 million in cash, and other assets.Weinstein’s New York trial on multiple charges of sexual assault and rape is scheduled to begin Jan. 6. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces, including that he raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and that he performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He maintains that any sexual activity was consensual.Read original story LA District Attorney Is Reviewing 8 Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Harvey Weinstein At TheWrap

  • Debate over John Legend's revised 'Baby It's Cold Outside' lyrics
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    Debate over John Legend's revised 'Baby It's Cold Outside' lyrics

    Opponents of the song claim its original lyrics hold connotations of date rape and coercive behaviour.

  • Jennifer Aniston says Harvey Weinstein tried to 'bully' her into wearing a Marchesa dress
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    Jennifer Aniston says Harvey Weinstein tried to 'bully' her into wearing a Marchesa dress

    "He’d be like, ‘OK, so I’d like you to wear one of these to the premiere.’”

  • Placido Domingo Resigns as General Director of LA Opera in Wake of Sexual Harassment Investigation
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    Placido Domingo Resigns as General Director of LA Opera in Wake of Sexual Harassment Investigation

    Opera singer Plácido Domingo has resigned from his post as general director of the L.A. Opera amid an investigation into sexual harassment accusations made against him.Domingo will also withdraw from scheduled future performances with the L.A. Opera. Domingo has served as its director since 2003, and last month the opera announced it was opening an investigation into the singer after the Spanish tenor was accused of harassment by at least 20 women. He has denied all accusations.“I hold The Los Angeles Opera dearly to my heart and count my work to create and build it as one of my most important legacies. However, recent accusations that have been made against me in the press have created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this Company that I so love has been compromised,” Domingo said in a statement. “While I will continue to work to clear my name, I have decided that it is in the best interests of L.A. Opera for me to resign as its General Director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances at this time. I do so with a heavy heart and at the same time wish to convey to the company’s dedicated board and hard-working staff my deepest wishes that the L.A. Opera continue to grow and excel.”Also Read: Placido Domingo Withdraws From NYC Metropolitan Opera Shows After Sexual Harassment AccusationsA representative for the L.A. Opera also confirmed Domingo’s resignation and thanked for his contributions to the organization.“Plácido Domingo’s contributions to the cultural life of Los Angeles have been unprecedented and profound. He is not only an outstandingly talented artist, but also the driving force behind the creation, development and growth of L.A. Opera. Under his leadership, L.A. Opera became known for its spirit of collaborative creativity and its ability to attract superb performers from across the globe — including Plácido himself, who delivered more than 300 performances in 31 different roles and conducted more than 100 times in Southern California over the course of the past five decades. We thank Plácido for popularizing opera in the consciousness of Los Angeles and are deeply grateful for his inspiration and dedication to our institution and our community,” the L.A. Opera’s executive committee of the L.A. Opera board of directors said in a statement.The Associated Press reported last month that nine women had accused Domingo of sexual harassment over three decades. That number later grew to 20 women in a follow-up report. The news prompted both the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera to cancel performances with the tenor, and Domingo and the Met Opera mutually agreed to part ways and withdraw from all of his future performances.Also Read: CBS Evening News' Norah O'Donnell Caught on Hot Mic During Placido Domingo SegmentEight singers, including retired mezzo-soprano Patricia Wulf, and one dancer told the Associated Press that Domingo pressured them into sexual relationships to advance their careers. Seven of the nine said they felt they were punished professionally when they refused his advances.Three accusers told the AP he forced wet kisses on them without their consent, while another said he put his hand down her skirt. All but Wulf declined to be identified by name for fear of professional reprisal.“The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate,” Domingo said in a statement at the time. “I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual.”The L.A. Opera did not provide information on a replacement for Domingo or an update as to the status of the investigation.The singer remains scheduled for performances in Europe and abroad, including in Zurich, Moscow and Vienna this month.The Los Angeles Times first reported the news of Domingo’s resignation.Read original story Placido Domingo Resigns as General Director of LA Opera in Wake of Sexual Harassment Investigation At TheWrap

  • Cardi B Shares Story of Being Sexually Harassed During a Photo Shoot
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    Cardi B Shares Story of Being Sexually Harassed During a Photo Shoot

    The 'Money' singer recalls an incident when a photographer allegedly exposed himself to her.

  • Megan Fox had a 'psychological breakdown' after being sexualised by 'every producer' she worked with
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    Megan Fox had a 'psychological breakdown' after being sexualised by 'every producer' she worked with

    Megan Fox shot to fame after starring in 'Transformers' and says she suffered serious objectification after her rise to fame.

  • Dylan Farrow attacks Scarlett Johansson for supporting Woody Allen
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    Dylan Farrow attacks Scarlett Johansson for supporting Woody Allen

    Dylan Farrow has attacked Scarlett Johansson for supporting Woody Allen, declaring she “has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion.”

  • AJ Calloway and Warner Bros. ‘Have Mutually Agreed to Part Ways’ Following Sexual Assault Investigation Into ‘Extra’ Host
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    AJ Calloway and Warner Bros. ‘Have Mutually Agreed to Part Ways’ Following Sexual Assault Investigation Into ‘Extra’ Host

    Warner Brothers has terminated its relationship with longtime “Extra” host A.J. Calloway following the studio’s investigation into sexual assault accusations against him. “The Company has investigated the claims made into Mr. Calloway’s conduct and he and the Company have mutually agreed to part ways,” Warner Brothers said in a statement Wednesday. Reps for Calloway did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Wednesday. He has previously denied the accusations. Also Read: Mario Lopez Walks Back 'Ignorant and Insensitive' Comments About Parents of Transgender Kids Calloway was suspended from “Extra” in February after seven women accused him of sexual misconduct. Mario Lopez, Renee Bargh and Tanika Ray are the current hosts of “Extra.” In January, two anonymous women told The Daily Beast the TV personality had forced himself on them in separate incidents. The first woman filed an “aggravated sexual assault” complaint with the West Orange Police Department in New Jersey in December, according to TDB. The second woman, identified as the pseudonym Talia, said she first came into contact with Calloway in 2011 and was sexually assaulted by the “Extra” co-host at his house after giving in to his repeated advances. Also Read: Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland's Latinx...

  • Jeremy Piven says he's 'collateral damage' in #MeToo movement: 'I took one for the team'
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    Jeremy Piven says he's 'collateral damage' in #MeToo movement: 'I took one for the team'

    The "Entourage" alum, who was accused of sexual misconduct by eight women, says he was an “easy target” in the #MeToo movement. And playing womanizing Ari Gold didn't help.

  • Rose McGowan 'grossed out' by New York Times enjoying 'being lauded' for Harvey Weinstein scandal reporting
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    Rose McGowan 'grossed out' by New York Times enjoying 'being lauded' for Harvey Weinstein scandal reporting

    "I've been called one of the first to speak out. No. I was the first. I called the New York Times. I blew it wide open, not them," McGowan said in a new interview.

  • 'Bright' writer Max Landis accused of emotional abuse and sexual assault by eight women
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    'Bright' writer Max Landis accused of emotional abuse and sexual assault by eight women

    More women have come forward with their #MeToo stories about the screenwriter son of John Landis.

  • Mira Sorvino reveals she's a survivor of date rape
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    Mira Sorvino reveals she's a survivor of date rape

    The Oscar winner is a long-time advocate of the Time's Up movement.

  • 'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer faces fresh allegations of sexually assaulting underage boys
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    'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer faces fresh allegations of sexually assaulting underage boys

    The Atlantic say they have spoken to over 50 sources for this investigation into the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Singer.

  • Cardi B claps back at suggestion her latest music video is ‘anti MeToo’
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    Cardi B claps back at suggestion her latest music video is ‘anti MeToo’

    "Hello, I'm writing to you from the year 2019 where women are allowed to dance and have bodies"

  • Backlash brews over John Lasseter's big new Hollywood job
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    Backlash brews over John Lasseter's big new Hollywood job

    A backlash is brewing following news that former Pixar head John Lasseter has been given a new job, heading indie studio Skydance’s animation arm. Lasseter, who directed Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and produced movies like Frozen and Finding Dory, took an extended sabbatical from Pixar last year, following multiple accusations of sexually improper behaviour over his long tenure at the award-winning animation house. Lasseter officially left Disney on 31 December, 2018 after serving briefly in a reduced role as consultant.

  • Celebrities support Time's Up movement for second year running at 2019 Golden Globes
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    Celebrities support Time's Up movement for second year running at 2019 Golden Globes

    Last year celebrities wore black, this year they wore Time's Up accessories.

  • Kevin Spacey wears 'Retired since 2017' cap after 'attempting to avoid court appearance' for sexual assault charge
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    Kevin Spacey wears 'Retired since 2017' cap after 'attempting to avoid court appearance' for sexual assault charge

    Looks like Kevin Spacey is showing no sign of stopping the provocation of public disapproval.

  • Louis C.K. mocks Parkland shooting survivors and queer community in leaked comedy set
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    Louis C.K. mocks Parkland shooting survivors and queer community in leaked comedy set

    The comedian is making a comeback after admitting to masturbating in front of women without their consent.

  • Jennifer Lawrence responds to Harvey Weinstein claims
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    Jennifer Lawrence responds to Harvey Weinstein claims

    A new lawsuit accusing Weinstein of sexual assault claims that the producer said Lawrence won her Oscar thanks to an affair with him.

  • Radio station bans 'Baby it's cold outside' from festive playlist because of #MeToo
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    Radio station bans 'Baby it's cold outside' from festive playlist because of #MeToo

    "In a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place."

  • Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman among A-listers on starry #MeToo magazine cover
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    Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman among A-listers on starry #MeToo magazine cover

    Six of Hollywood's most influential women cover The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue.

  • Ezra Miller Says He Had a #MeToo Experience While He Was Underage
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    Ezra Miller Says He Had a #MeToo Experience While He Was Underage

    The 26-year-old actor says powerful men are 'f**king up the world.'

  • Geoffrey Rush 'doesn't want to act again' following defamation trial
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    Geoffrey Rush 'doesn't want to act again' following defamation trial

    The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star is suing an Australian newspaper for defamation over claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour during a 2015 production of 'King Lear'