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October 24, 2017

Amal Clooney ‘faced sexual harassment in legal world’, according to husband George

George Clooney has spoken out about the sexual harassment his wife and prominent human rights lawyer Amal has experienced in the legal world.

Clooney’s comments come in the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s sex abuse scandal which has seen a slew of women come forward with allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment against the embattled movie mogul.

The actor argued cultures of sexual harassment were both deeply engrained and highly prevalent and transcended the showbiz industry. 

“The whole culture of this is going to have to stop. This isn’t just showbiz, it’s everywhere. It isn’t just Fox News, it’s in (Washington) DC [...]

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October 14, 2017

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart shares personal story of sexual harassment

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has shared her own story of sexual harassment from an older man following the slew of allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

The actress, who plays Betty Cooper on the Netflix show, said she was sharing her experience to show how common assault and harassment is in the industry.

In a post on Tumblr headlined “In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations…”, the star, 21, wrote: “I feel the need to share a story of my own personal experience where a man in a position of power over me, used that said power to try and take advantage of me.

“I was a teenager working on a project.. when I started to [...]

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October 9, 2017

Harvey Weinstein fired from The Weinstein Company following harassment scandal

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the film company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company board of directors has announced.

The decision follows a growing scandal over a string of sexual harassment allegations made against the 65-year-old Hollywood film producer.

The barrage of accusations came after the New York Times published an investigation that said Mr Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women over harassment claims.

The removal of Mr Weinstein from his company will leave control in his brother, Bob Weinstein’s hands, along with chief operating officer David Glasser.

In a statement the company said: “In light of new information [...]

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October 6, 2017

Reporter details why she believes Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment stories stayed hidden for decades

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment or unwanted physical contact against several women in the film industry. A report published by The New York Times claims at least eight of Weinstein’s accusers reached settlements with him. 

Writing for The Cut, Rebecca Traister detailed why the allegations may have taken so long to come about. “I have been having conversations about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment for more than 17 years,” starts the lengthy piece.

Traister describes how she first heard about the allegations while working at the magazine Talk — financed by Weinstein — back in 1999. She details how employees of the [...]

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