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Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

June 24, 2020 3:18 pm

Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case, including the judge's decision to let prosecutors call the other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the actor and comedian. Cosby's lawyers have long complained the testimony is remote and unreliable.

Untouchable: Harvey Weinstein documentary holds the system responsible for enabling abuse

June 08, 2020 2:37 pm

Weinstein, as Untouchable demonstrates, did not carve out an insular narrative for himself. He was not an outlier. Instead, he was nourished and enabled by a system which constantly makes leeway for powerful men by identifying their misdeeds as ancillary to their position and absolving them.

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.


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'

June 22, 2020 6:12 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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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

Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

June 22, 2020 6:13 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.