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CBS paid $9.five million to ‘Bull’ actress Eliza Dushku over harassment declare

Bull actress Eliza Dushku was paid $9.5 million by CBS to keep quiet over a sexual harassment claim against the show’s lead, Michael Weatherly. The New York Times reports that Dushku was paid the sum after going through mediation with CBS, and the amount was equivalent to what she would’ve earned if she’d remained a...CONTINUE READING
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‘This is a terrible part of our culture’: Google employees walk out in Australia

On blisteringly hot day in Sydney, Australia, Google employees joined their global counterparts in one of the final legs of a walkout against sexual harassment. Around 200 employees met in a park beside the tech giant’s offices in the suburb of Pyrmont at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, where they listened to Googlers share anonymous stories...CONTINUE READING
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Harassment of young girls in public is so relentless it has become normalised, report finds

Women and girls are enduring street harassment “so frequently” that it is normalised to become “a routine part of everyday life,” a new government report has found.  MPs on the Women and Equalities Committee investigated the issue of street harassment over the course of nine months and found that “relentless” harassment (which can begin during...CONTINUE READING
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#MeToo has sparked a big shift in attitudes towards harassment, new research shows

#MeToo. Those were the two words that started a revolution. One year on from the outpouring of profoundly personal stories about sexual harassment and violence, research has found that the movement prompted a major shift in people‘s attitude’s towards harassment.  SEE ALSO: Women over 50 see sexual harassment very differently than millennials New research by...CONTINUE READING
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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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More allegations of sexism and harassment hit ‘League of Legends’ developer Riot Games

More allegations of sexism and harassment have surfaced against Riot Games, the developers behind one of the most popular multiplayer games of all time, League of Legends.  Kotaku published an article on the accusations Wednesday evening, roughly a month after its bombshell report detailing a pattern of sexism, misogyny, and harassment at Riot Games —...CONTINUE READING
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Olivia Munn felt ‘blindsided’ by ‘The Predator’ casting registered sex offender

After learning that she shared a scene in The Predator with a registered sex offender, Olivia Munn took action and had the scene deleted from the filmIn conversation with Ellen DeGeneres, Munn offered more details about learning the truth about Steven Wilder Striegel and about the difficulty of sharing uncomfortable facts in Hollywood.  SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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Nicole Kidman reportedly playing Gretchen Carlson in Fox News harassment film

A little over 10 months after the Harvey Weinstein revelations brought #MeToo to the fore, we’re finally seeing films set to tackle workplace sexual harassment take shape. According to a report in Variety, Nicole Kidman is “in talks” to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in a yet-to-be-titled Annapurna film about the women who...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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