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Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 04:43 PM EDT

Wieber, Other Athletes Testify on Systemic Abuse in Sports

Wieber, Other Athletes Testify on Systemic Abuse in Sports

Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher, who have both accused former Dr. Lary Nassar of sexual assault, testified before Congress Wednesday about the need to protect athletes from the pervasive...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 09:58 AM EDT

McKayla Maroney Says Nassar Abused Her 'Hundreds' of Times

McKayla Maroney Says Nassar Abused Her 'Hundreds' of Times

Since Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney accused former Dr. Larry Nassar of sexual abuse six months ago, the gold medalist is making her first public comments about the "hundreds" of times she says he abused her...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:31 PM EDT

Weinstein Stories That Sparked #MeToo Win Pulitzer Prize

Weinstein Stories That Sparked #MeToo Win Pulitzer Prize

The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 06:46 PM EDT

AP Investigation: Doctors Keep Licenses Despite Sex Abuse

AP Investigation: Doctors Keep Licenses Despite Sex Abuse

Even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and top politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving, according to an...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:07 PM EDT

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Focus on Survivors, Not Blaming

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Focus on Survivors, Not Blaming

They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke — a name unknown to most people until six months ago — who got the biggest ovation at...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 05:55 AM EDT

Women in the World Summit: Weinstein Accusers Speak Out

Women in the World Summit: Weinstein Accusers Speak Out

An Italian actress who was one of the first women to speak out against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein said Thursday that the #MeToo movement is "the most important thing" to happen to women since the...

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 02:32 PM EDT

Court: Women Can't Be Paid Less Than Men Based on Past Wages

Court: Women Can't Be Paid Less Than Men Based on Past Wages

Employers cannot pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in their salaries at previous jobs, a federal appeals court said Monday. Pay differences based on prior salaries are discriminato...

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:40 AM EDT

Oscar Winner Geoffrey Rush Sues Paper Over #MeToo Accusation

Oscar Winner Geoffrey Rush Sues Paper Over #MeToo Accusation

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has become virtually housebound, barely eats and wakes each morning with a "terrible sense of dread" since a Sydney newspaper alleged inappropriate behavior toward an actress...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:16 AM EDT

Topless Cosby Protester Was Actress on His '90's Show

Topless Cosby Protester Was Actress on His '90's Show

A topless protester with "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Bill Cosby on Monday as the comedian walked into a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the...

Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 at 06:27 PM EDT

Tony Robbins Apologizes for Critical Comments on #MeToo

Tony Robbins Apologizes for Critical Comments on #MeToo

Self-help guru Tony Robbins has apologized for critical comments he made about the #MeToo movement in a video that went viral. In a Facebook post Sunday, Robbins said he fully supports the #MeToo movement...

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