Tag Archives: Hollywood

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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