Sexual Abuse
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MSNBC dumps journalist amid sexual assault allegations

by Evan Wilt
Posted 10/26/17, 11:01 am

MSNBC dropped political journalist Mark Halperin on Thursday after a report that he sexually harassed five women. The women, who worked with Halperin while he served as political director of ABC News in the early 2000s, told CNN that he touched them inappropriately while on the job. Halperin admitted to misconduct and apologized in a statement to CNN: “During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me.

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A culture for predators

Hollywood | The structure of the film industry gives cover to sexual misbehavior
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/25/17, 05:14 pm

Dozens of women—including 100-watt stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Lupita Nyong’o—have now detailed disturbing encounters with once powerful producer Harvey Weinstein, and several police departments have opened inquiries into alleged sexual crimes, including rape (Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex). Investigations from The New York Times and The New Yorker first exposed decades of alleged incidents of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein.

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Weinstein out over sexual abuse allegations

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/09/17, 12:47 pm

The Weinstein Company board of directors fired CEO Harvey Weinstein on Sunday following reports the movie mogul habitually sexually harassed women and paid off those who accused him. A New York Times article last Thursday chronicled sexual harassment settlements Weinstein made with actresses and former employees at The Weinstein Company and Weinstein’s former film company, Miramax. The Times suggested Weinstein’s behavior was an “open secret” in Hollywood for years, but no one exposed it publicly because of the CEO’s power in the movie industry and politics.

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