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‘Women must be heard’: Time’s Up calls for walkout in light of Brett Kavanaugh accusations

Wear black and walk out. That’s what the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual harassment and abuse has called for on Monday, following multiple accusations aimed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. SEE ALSO: #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser ahead of hearings On Sunday night, the activist group posted the rallying cry on Twitter,...CONTINUE READING
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#DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser ahead of hearings

Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford. Blasey, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has seen significant public support after she made the...CONTINUE READING
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Dylan Farrow slams Soon-Yi Previn interview: ‘No one is ‘parading me around as a victim”

Soon-Yi Previn, the adoptive daughter of Mia Farrow and wife of Woody Allen, has spoken about her upbringing and relationship with Allen.  And her sister, Dylan Farrow, has slammed every word, accusing her of “bizarre fabrications.” In a New York Magazine profile published on Sunday night, Soon-Yi discussed what she described as a fractured relationship...CONTINUE READING
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Simone Biles makes gymnastics history, dresses in solidarity with sexual assault survivors

Olympic champion Simone Biles just made gymnastics history wearing a leotard that honors survivors of sexual abuse. The 21-year-old athlete donned a teal leotard she designed herself on Sunday, winning her fifth title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, the first woman in 24 years to be awarded the top score in every single...CONTINUE READING
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Guy Pearce says Kevin Spacey was ‘handsy’ while filming ‘LA Confidential’

Guy Pearce has spoken about his time working with Kevin Spacey, saying the actor was “handsy” on the set of L.A. Confidential. The Australian actor vaguely spoke to his experience with his co-star, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct and abuse, on Andrew Denton’s Interview on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: The ‘Arrested Development’...CONTINUE READING
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Salma Hayek: Weinstein only responds to claims from women of color, as they’re ‘easiest to get discredited’

Salma Hayek has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein’s denials of sexual abuse against herself and actress Lupita Nyong’o, saying he hadn’t responded to any other actresses’ claims in the same way because they were both women of color. Hayek spoke on the #MeToo movement and the fallout from accusations against disgraced producer Weinstein on Sunday...CONTINUE READING
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Woman is awarded $6.4 million in one of the largest revenge porn cases ever

$6.4 million. That’s the latest bill for sharing revenge porn.  In a landmark case in California, one of the largest ever judgements in a revenge porn case has seen the United States District Court awarding $6.4 million to a Los Angeles County woman. SEE ALSO: 4 things you should do when you’re the victim of...CONTINUE READING
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Surprising PSA reveals hidden truth about sexual abuse

When picturing a survivor of sexual abuse, you might immediately imagine a girl or woman, especially now in the wake of the #MeToo movement.  An emotional new PSA, however, wants to broaden your perceptions about survivors to include boys and men.  SEE ALSO: As adult survivors join #MeToo, children listen — and confront their own...CONTINUE READING
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As adult survivors join #MeToo, children listen — and confront their own abuse

Gemma Serrano, a 19-year-old college student, took notice last fall as female celebrities accused Harvey Weinstein of being a serial sexual predator. She paid attention when Reese Witherspoon recounted being sexually assaulted by a director at 16 years old. She watched intently as young women recently lined up, one after the other, to give searing...CONTINUE READING
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Aly Raisman says blaming leotards for sexual abuse is victim-shaming

Aly Raisman is tired of victim-shaming over clothing choices.  The U.S. Olympic gymnast tweeted on Sunday that “Leotards r not the problem,” calling out critics of the gymnastics uniform for victim-shaming and “implying survivors should feel it’s their fault.”  SEE ALSO: Aly Raisman sues U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for how they dealt with...CONTINUE READING
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