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CNN Suspends Trump Defender Paris Dennard After Sexual Harassment Claims

Less than two hours after The Washington Post published its cable news defender of President Donald Trump, CNN announced that it was suspending the pundit effective immediately. We are aware of reports of accusations against Paris Dennard, a spokesperson for CNN said Wednesday evening. We are suspending Paris, effective immediately, while we look into the allegations. Those allegations, reported by Aaron C. Davis for The Washington Post, paint the picture of a man who was repeatedly accused of sexual harassment before he was ultimately fired by Arizona State University four…

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Why Casey Afflecks #MeToo Apology Falls Short

In 2016, hot off the most critically-acclaimed turn of his career, Casey Affleck was hit with glowing profiles fit for an Oscar frontrunner, were brought to the forefront of the conversation. Suddenly, people were asking more questions about Afflecks past behaviorand calling out Hollywood enablers. After inevitably taking home the Academy Award, the actor briefly addressed the controversy. In a post-award interview with withdrew from the ceremony to avoid becoming a distraction. Now that calling out alleged abusers has proven itself to be more than a fad, Casey Affleck has…

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Kathleen Turner: Donald Trump has a ‘gross’ handshake

Actor sheds light on US presidents infamous greeting, and says she was a sexual target in Hollywood The veteran actor Kathleen Turner has revealed details about Donald Trumps gross handshake technique in an interview in which she also criticised the sexism in Hollywood that made her a sexual target at the beginning of her career. greeted her. He goes to shake your hand and, with his index finger, kind of rubs the inside of your wrist, she said. Hes trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull…

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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter: This Is My #MeToo Story

Lynda Carter had been speaking about the positive effects of the the actress most famous for playing the iconic Wonder Woman on TV in the mid- to late 1970s said quietly. Her alleged abuser is presently facing some form of punishment and justice, she revealed. She would not name him, nor divulge the exact nature of what happened. But she told The Daily Beast that she had considered pursuing legal action against him. Hes already being done in. Theres no advantage in piling on again. I believe every woman in…

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Inside Olympian Shaun Whites Disturbing Sexual-Harassment Case

Every two years, the Olympics manage to make our scary, disconnected world a little bit better, uniting audiences through awe and a shared desire to ogle IOC-approved hotties. Unlike most trending topics in 2018, the Olympics is feel-good through and through. Even the most jaded Americans will find themselves cheering on Mirai Nagasus historic triple axel, and developing an encyclopedic knowledge of the mens figure skating scoring system so as to best complain about the snubbing of comeback, and White certainly has something to prove in the wake of scoring…

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Germaine Greer criticises ‘whingeing’ #MeToo movement

Author says women should react immediately to abuse, and historical claims will result in OJ Simpson trial all over again Germaine Greer criticises ‘whingeing’ #MeToo movement Author says women should react immediately to abuse, and historical claims will result in OJ Simpson trial all over again Alison Flood Last modified on Tue 23 Jan 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Germaine Greer: All the powerful men who are now in all sorts of trouble are already briefing their lawyers. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian…

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Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protesters are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘ridiculous’

Bardot is second French film star after Catherine Deneuve to lambast women involved in campaigns such as #MeToo and its French equivalent Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protesters are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘ridiculous’ Bardot is second French film star after Catherine Deneuve to lambast women involved in campaigns such as #MeToo and its French equivalent Thu 18 Jan 2018 08.32EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close Catherine Deneuve in expressing distaste for women in the film industry who complain of sexual…

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‘Trump should resign’: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Ron Wyden call for CONGRESS to investigate president

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has some strong views and some strange timing. In mid-November, she enraged lefties by saying that President Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and that was after she had hit the campaign trail with Bill and Hillary in 2016. Even then, though, she couldn’t quite bring herself to call for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation, despite photographic evidence of him groping a sleeping woman. What about President Trump, then? On Monday, after three women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment appeared on…

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Damian Green sacked as first secretary of state after porn allegations

Green admits he made misleading statements after pornography was found on Commons computer in 2008 Damian Green was sacked as first secretary of state on Wednesday after admitting he lied about the presence of pornographic images on his House of Commons computer. An investigation by the cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood found that Greens vehement denials after a Sunday newspaper reported that porn had been found on his computer were inaccurate and misleading. His departure is a personal blow for Theresa May, who brought him into Downing Street after her…

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Matt Damon, stop #damonsplaining. You don’t understand sexual harassment | Hannah Jane Parkinson

If youre from a group that has never been oppressed for reasons of identity you dont know what it feels like. The actor should know when to shut up, writes Guardian contributor Hannah Jane Parkinson Oh, Matt Damon. Where did it all go wrong? Well, almost everywhere. Damon is currently the focus of a mixture of derision, anger and disbelief after he made, in the space of three days, multiple boneheaded comments on sexual harassment. At some point between these tone-deaf interventions his Good Will Hunting co-star (and a former…

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John Oliver Gets Into Heated Argument with Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

John Oliver is not afraid to stand up to a powerful Hollywood playereven in a room of well-heeled socialites at a pricey event on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Late Monday night, while hosting a Q&A at the 92nd Street Y prior to a 20th-anniversary screening of the Barry Levinson war satire Wag the Dog, the comedian grilled screen legend Dustin Hoffman about the sexual-misconduct allegations against himincluding from Anna Graham Hunter, who claimed that Hoffman groped and sexually harassed her on the set of the 1985 TV movie…

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Trump Bragged: Nothing in the World Like First-Rate P**sy

In a previously unreported comment to the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine, Donald Trump singled out a young socialite at his club at Mar-a-Lago by telling a reporter, there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy. The remark never made its way to print, as a top editor of the magazine forbade the reporter from putting it in the publication. But the former journalist who wrote the article, Michael Corcoran, and another editor, both confirmed that it was said by Trump as Corcoran followed him around at his Florida golf…

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Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations

Minnesota Democrat becomes highest ranking politician to step down in wake of mounting accusations against men in Hollywood, media and politics Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking US politician yet to step down in the wake of widening allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media and politics. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken, who said he would quit in the coming weeks, said: All women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. But he said that his…

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Arizona congressman to resign after discussing child surrogacy with female staffers

Republican Trent Franks says he deeply regrets that workplace discussion caused distress as Congress grapples with sexual misconduct allegations The Arizona congressman Trent Franks has announced he will resign from Congress at the end of January after discussing child surrogacy with female staff members. I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable, Franks said in a statement on Thursday. I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the…

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