Sexual Misconduct

February 05, 2020 - 12:05 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests who turned out to be predators. Pope Francis defrocked the Argentine priest, Roberto Juan Yannuzzi...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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February 05, 2020 - 5:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One last accuser is expected to take the witness stand at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Wednesday as prosecutors wind down the New York City case by highlighting an alleged assault that’s part of the disgraced movie mogul’s pending criminal charges in California. Model and...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears under cross-examination, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein's trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and told the jurors: “I want the jury to know that he is my rapist.” The woman was expected to be on the stand much of the day as Weinstein's...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Associated Press
February 03, 2020 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in the the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein faced a vigorous cross-examination Monday about why she stayed in touch with the once-powerful movie mogul after he allegedly raped her. Asked about warm emails she sent to Weinstein, the 34-year-old woman...
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Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves Manhattan's Criminal Court after a key accuser in his rape trial testified Friday Jan. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 31, 2020 - 8:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein’s trial testified Friday that he raped her twice, once bellowing, “You owe me!” as he dragged her into a bedroom. The first time, the heavyset Hollywood tycoon trapped her in a New York hotel room in March 2013, and angrily ordered her to undress as...
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Lincoln Davies, a former boyfriend of accuser Dawn Dunning, leaves court after testifying in Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 30, 2020 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is defending his use of a private spy agency that allegedly dug up dirt on his accusers, saying Thursday he did it “for days like this.” The unscripted remark came as the former Hollywood producer left his New York City trial, where the woman he’s charged with...
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Writer/director Kitty Green, left, and Julia Garner pose for a portrait to promote the film "The Assistant" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 30, 2020 - 12:56 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “The Assistant” is one of the first narrative films to come out of the #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The film, written and directed by Kitty Green, features a predatory studio executive modeled after Weinstein, but he is unseen throughout the movie. “The...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 in New York.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Associated Press
January 29, 2020 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein callously preceded an alleged rape with reassurances that he'd had a vasectomy, one accuser testified Wednesday. Another accuser on the witness stand at Weinstein's New York City trial said the one-time Hollywood titan tried trading movie roles for sex, claiming the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi appears at a news conference in New York. Haleyi is expected to appear on the witness stand Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Weinstein's New York City trial. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As she tried to fight off Harvey Weinstein's advances, Mimi Haleyi told him "no, no, no" before he held her down on a bed and forcibly performed oral sex on her, she said in emotional testimony Monday at Weinstein's rape trial. Haleyi, one of two women whose assault accusations led...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct. New complaints filed against Lucido have brought the total number of state legislators accused of sexual misconduct during the past three years to more than 100. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
January 26, 2020 - 12:31 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. Melissa Osborn, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group, told Crain's Detroit Business...
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