#MeToo

Who is Yael Stone? Orange Is the New Black actress makes harassment claims against Geoffrey Rush

2018 has been the year of women stepping forward and speaking out against unwarranted sexual assaults and encounters that for years were overlooked. The #MeToo era has sparked a movement in Hollywood, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. Orange is the New Black actress Yael Stone is now...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:01am

What you need to know about the CBS settlement with Eliza Dushku

It has recently been brought to light that CBS secretly paid Actress Eliza Dushku over comments made by Michael Weatherly while on the set of Bull. Originally Dushku signed on for three episodes of the show but was told she would also become a permanent character on the show. It wasn't long...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:57am

BARCC details impact for sexual assault survivors in year since #MeToo

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano sparked a surge of responses, launching the hashtag #MeToo into the world as people across the country shared their stories of experiencing sexual assault. It’s been quite the year — from the charges against Harvey Weinstein to Dr....

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:55pm

FLOTUS: Women making #MeToo claims need 'hard evidence'

First lady Melania Trump says that women who are making allegations of sexual assault or misconduct need "really hard evidence." "If you accuse (someone) of something, show the evidence," she said in an interview with ABC News, taped last week in Kenya during her first major...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:38pm

How many people are falsely accused of rape? Almost no one

Although Republicans and President Trump may have ignited fears of men being falsely accused of sexual assault, statistics show that it almost never happens. During the Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump went beyond mocking Christine Blasey Ford's allegations as...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:29pm

Mariska Hargitay, cast talk #MeToo and what to expect from Law and Order SVU season 20

Dick Wolf might have super powers. The legendary creator of the cultural institution Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been blazing the trail in pointing the spotlight on sexually based crimes well before the #MeToo movement gained the visibility that it has today. This year will mark Law...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:42pm

Asia Argento to Rose McGowan: You have 24 hours to take back what you said about me

Asia Argento is in a fighting mood. The actress — a pioneer in the #metoo campaign — is fighting against her own accusations of sexual impropriety involving former co-star Jimmy Bennett. "Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 1:30pm

Who is Julia Salazar? NY candidate claims sexual assault by Netanyahu staffer

Democratic New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar recently claimed that she was sexually assaulted by David Keyes, a top spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Salazar apparently made the claim to get ahead of a conservative publication's news story that was allegedly...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:42pm

The Louis CK comeback is starting. Does he deserve it?

It was nine short months ago that Louis CK was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in the New York Times. His response was an open letter admitting “these stories are true” — that he masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of fellow comics and production staff —...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:37pm

Rebekka Johnson on GLOW season 2's #MeToo arrival

When the first season of “GLOW” premiered last summer, the Netflix series fictionalizing the birth of an actual all-female wrestling show quickly became a favorite among critics and viewers. Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron led the largely female cast through 10 episodes that...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

AMC enters the #MeToo era with 'Dietland'

At first glance, AMC’s  “Dietland” looks like yet another version of the 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada,” in which would-be writer Andy (Anne Hathaway) struggles to impress editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies star as Plum...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:32am

Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly under its 'hateful content' policy

Looking for R. Kelly on Spotify? You’ll have to search: The popular music streaming service has dropped all of R. Kelly’s music from all Spotify-owned playlists and recommendations, effective today, as part of its hateful conduct policy. "We are removing R. Kelly’s music...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:06pm

MIT looking into allegations made against writer Junot Diaz

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking into allegations of abuse recently made against writer Junot Diaz, a spokesperson for the university said in a statement. Diaz is a Dominican-American writer known for his books This is How You Lose Her and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:52pm

In #MeToo era, BARCC Walk for Change extra-special for survivors of sexual assault

It’s gotten easier for Kim Warnick to tell her story. That’s not to say it’s ever easy to share that you were sexually assaulted by a coworker, but in the time of #MeToo, it’s becoming a little different. “Three years ago, no one was talking about this, so it’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:59am

Manhattan DA creates workplace sexual violence task force

In an effort to engage and encourage victims of workplace sexual violence to report incidents, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday announced the creation of a new task force specifically to handle such accounts. Assistant DA Vanessa Puzio will head the Work-Related Sexual Violence...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 2:45pm

#MeToo in 2018: Disrupting the status quo

With #MeToo gaining wide influence this year, the time has come where the women’s movement has truly reached the mainstream. We are witnessing a cultural moment where women, and men alike, are banding together to disrupt the existing patriarchy.  This weekend marks the anniversary of...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:10pm

Some female lawmakers will wear black to Trump's State of the Union

Some female Democratic members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, plan to wear black to President Trump's State of the Union address on Jan. 30 to protest sexual harassment. The protest, which echoes the wardrobe blackout at last Sunday's Golden Globes, is led by Rep....

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:25pm

Ivanka Trump tried to jump on #MeToo train, gets publicly shut down

Ivanka Trump praised Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech against sexual misconduct and voiced her support for the Time's Up movement against the harassment of women. A slight conflict of interest was quickly pointed out. The day after Winfrey accepted a lifetime achievement award...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:05pm

#MeToo founder to drop ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve

The #MeToo “silence breakers” have the designation of being Time magazine’s most influential “person” of 2017, and now, the movement’s founder, Tarana Burke, will usher in the new year live from Times Square. Burke, who began the Me Too movement a decade ago,...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 4:27pm

Merriam-Webster's word of the year is 'feminism'

Me Too. Women’s March. Silence breakers. This year undoubtedly proved that words can have an immense impact on our thoughts, our actions and our spirits — and there’s no denying that they defined 2017 as a time not only for these strings of syllables, but for resilience. Just...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:40pm