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Actor Cuba Gooding to stand trial in April

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The actor is accused of inappropriately touching one of the women in a restaurant in Manhattan in September 2018

US actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on January 22, 2020 in New York City. - Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr is facing trial over accusations he groped a woman in New York. Gooding, 51, was originally charged with forcible touching, a crime that can come with a sentence of up to a year in prison if convicted.A judge is expected to decide if additional women can take the witness stand in the actor's trial. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Opera's Placido Domingo faces sexual harassment probe, shows canceled

Aug 15, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The singer is accused of pressuring women into sexual relationships

PLACIDO DOMINGO. The opera singer faces sexual harassment allegations.File photo shows Domingo in Los Angeles, California in May 2014. Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

Hungarian swimmer 'sorry' for touching nightclub dancer

Jul 29, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Tamas Kenderesi has admitted making contact with his accuser but denies charges of sexual harassment

MISCONDUCT. Tamas Kenderesi would not be allowed to leave South Korea for 10 days. Photo from Instagram/@tamaskenderesi

New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The 'new critical video evidence' suggests that the girl is only 14 years old

Rocker Ryan Adams accused of abuse, sex misconduct

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The singer has been accused by several women of abuse, including ex-wife Mandy Moore

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 16, 2019, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performs at "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" in Inglewood, California. - Adams has been accused by several women of emotional abuse and exploiting his position as a career mentor as a means to obtain sex. An expose in The New York Times details a pattern of manipulative behavior from the 44-year-old Grammy-nominated artist, including testimony from performer Mandy Moore, his ex-wife. (Photo by KEVIN WINTER / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Ex-Disney animation chief, accused of misconduct, hired by new studio

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

61-year-old John Lasseter was hired by Skydance Media 7 months after he resigned from Disney in the midst of sexual misconduct claims made by his staff

Geoffrey Rush faces fresh claims of inappropriate behavior

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Australian actress Yael Stone, who stars in the Netflix hit 'Orange is the New Black', told The New York Times that Rush had danced naked in front of her in their dressing room in 2010 and 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Geoffrey Rush attends The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR/AFP

3 women accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The TV host and astrophysicist breaks his silence on the allegations

Pope meets top U.S. cardinal in shadow of abuse scandal

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Pope Francis holds talks with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US bishops' conference and it's other senior members

Pope Francis walks to the altar to celebrate mass at the Las Palmas air base in Lima on January 21, 2018. Pope Francis was preparing to wrap up his Latin American trip on Sunday with a mass at the air base where a million faithful were expected to hear him speak. On the last day of a week-long trip that has taken him to six cities in Chile and Peru, the 81-year-old pontiff began the day by delivering a homily to 500 nuns, as well as meeting the bishops of Peru.  / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Oct 02, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Chad Ludington, a North Carolina State University professor, says Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' when he drank

DEFENSE. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. File photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP

CBS titan Leslie Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:40 AM

CBS announces that it had launched an investigation into the 'recently reported' alleged misconduct

CBS TITAN. In this file photo taken on January 11, 2016, Leslie Moonves attends the TWC/NETFLIX Golden Globe after party, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Chris Farina/AFP

Justin Trudeau defends himself against groping allegation

Jul 06, 2018 - 7:40 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not respond directly when asked if he intends to open an investigation into the issue. He repeats several times that he does not believe he acted inappropriately.

TRUDEAU. On allegations of sexual misconduct dating nearly two decades ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he does not feel that he 'acted inappropriately.' File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Film Academy expels actor Bill Cosby, director Roman Polanski

May 04, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The Academy's decision comes in light of the sexual assault cases against both men

Ashley Judd sues disgraced Weinstein over 'smear'

May 01, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The complaint accuses Weinstein of ruining Judd's chance to be cast in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

CASE AGAINST WEINSTEIN. Ashley Judd accepts the WMC Speaking Truth To Power Award onstage at the Women's Media Center 2017 Women's Media Awards at Capitale on October 26, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women's Media Center/AFP

Accuser wants 'serial rapist convicted' in Cosby retrial

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:07 AM

(UPDATED) His retrial is the first such celebrity case of the #MeToo era

RETRIAL. Bill Cosby (C) and his spokesman Andrew Wyatt (L) in the Montgomery County Courthouse after jury selection for his sexual assault retrial April 5, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

Mar 17, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Internal documents reported by The Times says Oxfam attempted to "contain" sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies after the 2010 earthquake

UNDER REVIEW. The logo on the front of an Oxfam bookshop is photographed in Glasgow on February 10, 2018. Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP

UN receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:36 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has vowed to toughen the UN response to allegations of misbehavior by peacekeepers and UN personnel whose mission is to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones

MINUSCA. A Moroccan peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic escorts a UN delegation in Bambari, 400 km northeast of Bangui, June 20 2014. File photo by Catianne Tijerina/UN UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Oxfam probes new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:35 PM

Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring tells a parliamentary committee in London the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 related to its international operation

Until when can victims file cases vs sex offenders?

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime

Uma Thurman details Weinstein 'attack'

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Thurman tells The New York Times of two incidents in London that took place after the release of 1994's Oscar-winning 'Pulp Fiction'

SILENCE BROKEN. US actress and President of the Un Certain Regard jury Uma Thurman poses as she arrives for the '70th Anniversary' ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli / AFP

University of Pennsylvania revokes degrees of Wynn, Cosby

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Officials of the University of Pennsylvania say it has been a century since the university last revoked an honorary degree

REVOCATION. The University of Pennsylvania revokes the honorary degrees of Bill Cosby and Steve Wynn. Wynn file photo by Mike Clarke/AFP

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Of sexual predators and sexual klutzes

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Men like Harvey Weinstein need prison but men like the sexual bully who only thinks of his own gratification, the sexual klutz and all those in between need re-education.'

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name,' says the actor

Trump lawyer arranged pre-election hush money for porn star – report

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election,' a White House official says

Netizens say sexual abuse is 'not a laughing matter'

Jan 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

While many lauded Josiah Weihman for being courageous enough to share his story, there are some who seem to disregard the issue

Michael Douglas, James Franco deny sexual misconduct allegations

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Michael Douglas, issues a pre-emptive denial of accusations ahead of story from The Hollywood Reporter. James Franco meanwhile denies he had engaged in sexual misconduct after accusations surfaced on social media.

Baguio high school basketball coach accused of sexual harassment

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Fil-Am Josiah Weihman shares a painful secret he has kept for 14 years involving his former high school coach, and hopes others would come forward

TEAM PHOTO. Josiah Weihman (bottom left) and the rest of his highschool basketball team pose for a photo with  coach Leo Arnaiz (top right). Photo from Josiah Weihman's Facebook page

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor James Franco attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP/AFP

Director Peter Jackson says 'bully' Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses

Dec 15, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The 'Lord of the Rings' director says Harvey and his brother Bob acted like 'second-rate Mafia bullies' during the early development of the film

Actress accuses Dustin Hoffman of molesting her offstage

Dec 09, 2017 - 4:03 PM

'How could the same man who fought to get me the job, who complimented my work, who essentially launched my career, who gave me the benefit of his wisdom as an actor, how could he also be this sexual power abuser?' says Kathryn Rossetter

Franken quits U.S. Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

'There's been a very different picture of me painted over the last few weeks,' says US Senator Al Franken. 'But I know who I really am.'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Met Opera to investigate conductor's alleged teen abuse

Dec 03, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Met statement: 'We are working on an investigation with outside resources to determine whether charges of sexual misconduct in the 1980s are true, so that we can take appropriate action'

ACCUSED. This file photo taken on September 04, 2007 shows US conductor James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Hector Berlioz's 'Damnation of Faust' during a rehearsal at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. Miguel Medina/AFP

Geoffrey Rush quits industry job after 'inappropriate behavior' claim

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The actor steps down from his role as the resident of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

Actor Geoffrey Rush attends the premiere of Disney's and Jerry Bruckheimer Films "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" at the Dolby Theatre on May 18, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Rap mogul Russell Simmons steps down after sex accusations

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:59 PM

'As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don't want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded,' says Russell

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Russell Simmons speaks onstage at the Environmental Media Association's 27th Annual EMA Awards at Barkar Hangar on September 23, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association/AFP

Matt Lauer issues statement on sexual harassment allegations

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:06 PM

'There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,' says the former 'Today' TV host and news anchor

Matt Lauer had a secret button to lock the door to his office

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:59 AM

'Variety' releases a report which includes the statements of several women accusing the TV host and news anchor of lewd and sexual acts

Top U.S. TV anchor Matt Lauer fired over sexual misconduct

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:36 PM

(UPDATED) NBC News says Lauer, one of television's highest-paid personalities, was fired after they received a 'detailed complaint' about 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace' by Lauer

FIRED. In this file photo, Matt Lauer appears on NBC's 'Today' at the NBC's TODAY Show on August 22, 2014 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/AFP

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss face sexual misconduct claims

Nov 12, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The two actors are the latest personalities facing sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood

U.S. comic Louis C.K. admits to sexual misconduct

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:27 AM

'These stories are true,' says the writer, actor, and stand-up comedian in a statement

UNDER FIRE. In this file photo, writer Louis CK arrives for the premiere of one of his films in Hollywood, CA. Photo by Hector Mata/AFP

Action star Steven Seagal hit by harassment allegations

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Portia de Rossi and Julianna Marguiles recall their encounter with the 'Under Siege' actor

Kevin Spacey reveals that he is gay on Twitter

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Netizens criticize actor's timing amidst sexual harassment accusation from Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp