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Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces. The initiative, which is called Time’s Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times. The Hollywood project is described as a “unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere”. ...

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Hollywood holds #MeToo march against sexual harassment

Hundreds of people have marched in Hollywood in support of victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign. The march follows a torrent of assault and harassment allegations against public figures, set off by revelations about the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The marchers started on Hollywood Boulevard and walked along the “Walk of Fame” to ...

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Meryl Streep, Dame Judi Dench speak out about Harvey Weinstein

Meryl Streep and other Hollywood stars have spoken out against producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the sexual harassment claims that saw him being fired by his own company. Streep told the Huffington Post she was “appalled” by the “disgraceful” news. She went on to praise “the intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse”, calling them “heroes”. Dame Judi ...

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Hollywood reacts to Harvey Weinstein abuse claims

Leading Hollywood figures have reacted to the New York Times’ article on sexual harassment allegations made against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The article reported he had reached at least eight settlements with women. Girls creator Lena Dunham thanked one of its writers “for pushing past [a] flimsy but firm veil of secrecy”. Weinstein has disputed the newspaper report that claimed ...

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Bill Cosby to resume his career once sexual assault case is over

As he fights to put an end to a criminal prosecution, Bill Cosby is optimistic that he’ll again entertain fans at some point in the future. On Thursday, Cosby’s attorney Angela Agrusa argued to a Massachusetts judge why documents produced by Creative Artists Agency should be sealed in a defamation lawsuit brought by seven women. The documents in question, according ...

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Nigerian actress banned for ‘cuddling’ singer in video

A prominent Nigerian actress has been banned by a major industry body after she played a character holding hands and “cuddling” a singer in a pop video. Rahama Sadau was one of the top stars in the Hausa-language film industry based in northern Nigeria. But industry leaders said she had repeatedly failed to adhere to the conservative values of the ...

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Gov’t to compensate La residents over Trade Fair land

Government is to compensate the chiefs and people of La over the acquisition of the 127- acre land site of the Ghana Trade Fair Centre in Accra. A lump sum payment will be made while part of the compensation will be put into equity for perpetual use of the La people, Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry announced on ...

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