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New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New Yorks attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywoods most influential men before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape. H...


Actor Michael Douglas accused of sexual misconduct in 1980s

A woman on Friday publicly accused Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas of sexual misconduct, saying he had repeatedly harassed her verbally and fondled himself in front of her when she worked for him in the 1980s. He thought he was the king of the world, and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions, journalist and author Susan Braudy said on NBC News Today show. Doug...


DiCaprio to star in Charles Manson-era Tarantino movie

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader. DiCaprio will instead take the part of an aging, out-of-work actor in the as-yet untitled movie being produced and directed by Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino, Variety and Deadline.com said. Plot detai...


Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion
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Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members. Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email. In October, the academy broke with tradition and made Harvey Weinstein just the second person ever expelled from the Oscars governing body. The new code of conduct sti...


Matt Lauer accused of sexual harassment by multiple women
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Matt Lauer accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

As the co-host of NBCs Today, Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging...


Weinstein accuser seeks to set legal precedent with sex trafficking law

The lawyer representing Harvey Weinsteins latest accuser is attempting to set legal precedent by contending Weinsteins actions overseas make him liable for civil damages under a criminal law against sex trafficking, five legal experts said. British actress Kadian Noble, 31, sued the Hollywood mogul in U.S. District Court on Monday, accusing him of luring her to his hotel room in Cannes, France,...


Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK?

There are huge differences between UK and US media law - does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment? On 5 October, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse and the dam broke. Since then, dozens of well-known Americans have been accused of sexual misconduct of some kind. This isnt drip-drip. Its a flood. The list includes film stars such as Kevin Spacey...


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