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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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#MeToo movement named Time magazines Person of the Year

Magazine celebrates anti-harassment movement by naming The Silence Breakers on its cover after millions shared stories of sexual assault The Silence Breakers, the vanguard of a global movement by millions of women to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse, was revealed on Wednesday to be Time magazines Person of the Year. The announcement comes as many industries and power centers around the world are still reeling from an unprecedented reckoning with sexual harassment and abuse that came in the Harvey Weinstein in October. Even as the image of…

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Billy Baldwin Fires Back at Donald Trump Jr., Accuses His Father of Sexual Harassment

On Wednesday night, Donald Trump Jr., the son of the president whose likes include hair gel, Drakkar Noir, flirting with WikiLeaks, the alt-right, and greeting his besuited bros with Wassup?!, sent a tweet out to his 2.2 million Twitter followers linking to a Huffington Post piece about two more women accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of groping. It was accompanied by the message: Talk amongst yourselves: Two more women accuse Sen Al Franken of inappropriate touching. The startling revelation that Don Jr. is a big fan of Coffee Talk with…

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Uma Thurman breaks silence on Harvey Weinstein, saying #metoo

Actor who worked on seven films with disgraced mogul says she is taking pleasure in his downfall Uma Thurman has broken her silence on Harvey Weinstein, saying of the ongoing stream of allegations against him: Im glad its going slowly you dont deserve a bullet. The actor, who worked on seven films with Weinstein including Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies, posted a picture of herself as The Bride from Kill Bill. In the post, ostensibly about Thanksgiving, she said she was grateful today, to be alive, for all…

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Toxic masculinity is everywhere. Its up to us men to fix this | Jordan Stephens

I admit Ive abused my power in the past. Only by confronting our privilege and opening up our emotions will we live a more positive life, says Jordan Stephens of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks The past two weeks have reminded us of the extent to which women suffer at the hands of the patriarchy. As women share their stories and many nod along, what about us men? Any man who has read a womans account of acknowledge this pain and gain compassion for ourselves and acceptance of others. But for…

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Quentin Tarantino ‘heartbroken’ over Harvey Weinstein allegations

Director breaks silence on scandal surrounding the producer, who has collaborated on many of his films including Django Unchained Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself stunned and heartbroken by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer. The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a long dinner. The statement read: For the last week, Ive been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my…

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VC Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, apologizes to the women he made feel uncomfortable

In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch. In his apology statement, Caldbeck did not outright admit nor deny the allegations of the female founders who came forward. Instead, he directed his apology first to those women who Ive made feel uncomfortable in any way, at any time but also to the greater tech ecosystem, a community that I have utterly failed. As Leslie…

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Uber delivers letter of sexual harassment probe recommendations

Former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law partner Tammy Albarran announced some highly anticipated recommendations based on an internal harassment probe to employees in an all-hands meeting this morning. The board agreed, after several hours on Sunday to adopt all 10 recommendations given by law firm Covington & Burling LLP, where Holder and Albarran are partners. You can read the 13-page letter with all recommendations here. But tl;dr, somekey recommendations include reallocating the responsibilities of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and increasing the profile of Ubers head of diversity Bernard…

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Former Fox News Stars Dish on OReilly and Networks Minefield of Harassment

In the wake of Bill OReillys alleged serial sleaze finally ending his two-decade career at Fox News, several of the networks former on-air stars have opened up about their own experience with the top-rated gasbag. Former frequent OReilly Factor guest and Fox contributor Margaret Hoover described working to never be alone with OReilly, given his penchant for inappropriate behavior. Her CNN colleague Alisyn Camerotaa former host of Fox & Friends Weekendexplained how sexual harassment at Fox wasnt the half of it. And Kirsten Powers, another ex-Fox Newser now at CNN,…

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