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Saturday, March 28, 2020



Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault in #MeToo case

March 11, 2020 8:43 pm

Weinstein, who has been accused of violating scores of women, was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in 2006.

After Hachette US backs out, Woody Allen's memoir might still be published

March 10, 2020 1:08 pm

Even though the US publisher backed out, the French publishers are going ahead with it, since Allen is "not Roman Polanski", adding that they do not need to participate in the American situation.

‘Imagine this were your sister,’ Ronan Farrow tells Woody Allen’s publisher

March 04, 2020 2:43 pm

In May 2019, The New York Times reported that Allen had been trying to sell a memoir since late 2018 but had been “met with indifference or hard passes,” based on interviews with four publishers who had been approached about a possible book.

M J Akbar's defamation case: ‘Moment you call someone media’s worst predator then it is per se defamatory’

February 29, 2020 7:26 am

Journalist Priya Ramani had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Akbar, who subsequently resigned as MoS for External Affairs and filed a defamation case.

Harvey Weinstein is convicted. Where does #MeToo go from here?

February 27, 2020 8:18 am

The path ahead has been unclear in part because the movement is diffuse, a grassroots chorus. Unlike, say, the fight for same-sex marriage, it does not have one landmark goal. Basic questions about fairness, the scope of scrutiny and accountability remain unsettled.

An unequal battle

February 26, 2020 10:04 am

Weinstein’s conviction is a seminal moment for a movement that seeks to mobilise agency, hold power accountable.

Social media user reaches settlement with artist, HC ends defamation suit

February 13, 2020 12:56 pm

Justice R S Endlaw accepted @herdsceneand counsel’s submission and ended the defamation suit by Gupta, filed in September last year.

MeToo: Delhi HC asks anonymous account if it will represent victims

January 23, 2020 7:24 am

In its interim order, the court had allowed @herdsceneand anonymity in the Rs 5-crore defamation suit filed by Gupta against it and others, seeking removal of allegedly defamatory content against him on social media platforms.

Athlete-coach relations have bordered on a feudal paternalism that can foster predators

January 23, 2020 10:41 am

The sports coaching centre and the coach should act as a fulcrum between society that throws up talent via schools or private associations, and athletes, who emerge not just as champions winning laurels for the country but as individuals who receive the right nurturing, and are committed to their sport.

Weinstein heads to trial 2 years after claims against him fueled #MeToo

January 06, 2020 11:00 am

Many supporters of the #MeToo movement that Weinstein’s accusers helped ignite are looking to see whether the legal system can deliver justice for victims.


Brit Awards 2018: Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa among the best dressed on the red carpet

February 22, 2018 12:50 pm

The Brit Awards 2018, which was recently held in London to honour global pop music artistes, saw many big faces putting a fashionable foot forward, including singer Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake. The singers also exhibited their support for the Time's Up and #MeToo movements on the red carpet by sporting white roses.

Golden Globe Awards 2018 red carpet is a sea of black

January 08, 2018 9:49 am

The prestigious 75th Golden Globe Awards red carpet looked like a sea of black, many celebs, nevertheless, managed to jazz up their outfits, while keeping the essence in tact. Scroll down to see more.

The #MeToo women share their experiences

December 07, 2017 8:31 pm

Thousands of men, women, transgenders from different walks of life have been incessantly sharing their harrowing experiences of being abused and harassed. Here are 15 brave women who openly chose to talk about their unfortunate encounter with sexual harassment.


'The patriarchal notion that women are not in the right place when working outside homes, persists... Need sensitisation in every workplace'

October 28, 2018 2:35 pm

Justice (retired) Sujata Manohar talks about the importance of #MeToo as a women's empowerment movement, why there is a need for 'fresh thinking' on the 2013 sexual harassment guidelines and more.

Tracking the extent of #MeToo in India: News in Numbers

October 29, 2018 8:50 am

How big was India’s #MeToo movement? Take a look.

Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

March 25, 2020 1:25 pm

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

October 16, 2018 6:17 pm

Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.