Harvey Weinstein spoke out before facing trial that could get him life

U.S. 12/25/19, 16:52

Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces dozens of sexual abuse cases, gave an interview just weeks before facing a trial that could send him to prison for life. In an attempt to clean up his public image, Weinstein said he regrets his bad reputation, indicating that he has done a ...

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

Entertainment 05/23/19, 21:20

A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge Thursday that "an economic agreement in principal" ...

Harvard won’t renew Weinstein lawyer as student house dean

U.S. 05/11/19, 15:48

A Harvard faculty member who decided to represent Harvey Weinstein at his rape trial is losing his position as head of a student house at the college.Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana said in a written statement Saturday he would not renew the appointments of Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie ...

Update: Harvey Weinstein judge weighs closing courtroom

New York 04/26/19, 09:11

The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case (all times local):10:10 a.m.A federal judge in Manhattan is considering whether to close the courtroom for Harvey Weinstein's pretrial hearing. Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, April 26, 2019. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's ...

Important Harvey Weinstein hearing could be held in secret

Entertainment 04/26/19, 00:12

An important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case could play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open.Both the prosecution and defense have asked that Friday's hearing, which will deal with trial strategy and potential witnesses, be held behind closed ...

News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open

Entertainment 04/22/19, 07:56

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance.News organizations including Thee Associated Press are fighting to keep the hearing open plan to file a petition Monday with the court.Prosecutors say a Friday hearing should be ...

Both sides want Weinstein hearing closed to media, public

Entertainment 04/17/19, 13:27

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose allegations against him aren't ...

R. Kelly’s music legacy tested again after sex abuse charges

Entertainment 02/24/19, 03:10

R. Kelly is regarded as one of music's all-time hit makers, but the years of sexual abuse allegations against the embattled R&B star have created a dark cloud over his musical legacy. Some believe Kelly's career is in serious jeopardy once again after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual ...

Chicago prosecutors charge R. Kelly with abusing 4 victims

Entertainment 02/22/19, 17:03

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a brief appearance ...

Judge to consider Weinstein appeal of sex trafficking ruling

Entertainment 02/20/19, 02:33

A judge who ruled that an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein will hear lawyers argue whether his decision can be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday. He'll rule at a later date whether his August decision can be ...

Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial delayed until June

U.S. 02/18/19, 20:47

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3.Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed the delay on Monday. The fallen film mogul is still expected to appear at a pretrial hearing March 8.Weinstein's trial had been slated for May 6, but that date was agreed ...

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time’s Up organization

Entertainment 02/18/19, 19:22

Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. She didn't elaborate.Chief Operating Officer Rebecca ...

Virginia sex allegations are latest against state officials

U.S. 02/12/19, 12:51

Virginia's lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. It's a scenario that already has played out in several other states, with differing conclusions. At least six other statewide elected officials have faced allegations of sexual ...

Juliette Binoche: Let justice do its work in Weinstein case

Entertainment 02/07/19, 09:43

Actress Juliette Binoche is urging people to "let justice do what it needs to do" in the case of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and says it shouldn't be forgotten that he was a "great producer."Binoche spoke Thursday at the Berlin film festival, where she is jury president. The star of ...

A new year in legislatures brings same story on harassment

Politics 02/02/19, 10:04

Complaints of sexual misconduct are continuing to mount in state legislatures as the 2019 sessions begin and lawmakers consider whether to add safeguards against harassment. Claims in a handful of states make it clear that the #MeToo movement was not a one-year phenomenon in many state capitols. Some states are taking their ...

Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim

New York 01/29/19, 13:22

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit. The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged a New York judge to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in return for movie roles or ...

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