sexual misconduct

Kris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China

Hong Kong CNN — A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of sexual offenses, including rape, the court said in a post on its official Weibo account. Wu rose to fame as a member of popular Korean-Chinese …

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests that Harvey Weinstein raped her

Los Angeles CNN — Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a filmmaker and the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, took the stand in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in Los Angeles on Monday, at times breaking into tears while alleging her raped her in a hotel room in 2005. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to multiple sexual …

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The Neighborhood drops drummer Brandon Fried after groping allegation

CNN — The Neighborhood have ousted drummer Brandon Fried after he was accused of groping a woman and apologized for it. María Zardoya, of the band The Marías, shared her account of the incident on the Instagram Stories portion of the band’s verified account. “I was at a bar last night, and I was groped …

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A jury has found filmmaker Paul Haggis liable in a sexual assault case involving a former publicist

CNN — A jury found filmmaker Paul Haggis liable in a sexual assault case that was brought forward by a former publicist who alleged he raped her after a movie premiere in 2013. The jury ordered the Oscar-winning screenwriter to pay Haleigh Breest at least $7.5 million in damages Thursday, according to attorneys for both …

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DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney Karl Racine announced a General argument against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused very …

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Harvey Weinstein accuser concludes cross-examination

Harvey Weinstein photo: Etienne Laurent Pool (Getty Images) The following article includes graphic depictions of sexual assault. The Harvey Weinstein trial finished three days of horrifying, upsetting, and all-around stomach-churning testimony this week. Jane Doe #1, the first woman to testify against Weinstein, accused him of rape and sexual assault as Weinstein’s defense attempted to …

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Harvey Weinstein attorney launches slimy defense in LA trial

Harvey Weinsteinphoto: Etienne Laurent Pool (Getty Images) The utter villainy of Harvey Weinstein seems to know no bounds. according to variety‘s reporting of Weinstein’s Los Angeles sexual assault trialattorney Mark Werksman has launched a particularly vicious and nasty defense of the former film producer, which paradoxically includes painting his own client as an unattractive “beast” …

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Harvey Weinstein goes on trial in Los Angeles on charges of rape and sexual assault

CNN — Two years after his conviction on rape and sexual assault charges, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is again set to go on trial on similar charges in Los Angeles. Weinstein, 70, has pleaded not guilty to charges including four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by force and …

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In a #MeToo moment, Hollywood figures face season of trials

NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement is having another moment in the spotlight as high-profile sexual assault trials play out in courtrooms from coast to coast. five years later against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein triggered a wave of sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood and beyond, he and “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson are …

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