Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Tag Archives: #MeToo

Ali Zafar sends legal notice to Meesha over harassment allegations

LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani singer Ali Zafar on Saturday sent a legal notice to fellow singer Meesha Shafi over the latter’s allegations that he sexually harassed her on multiple occasions. According to details, the singer-cum-actor maintained that all of Meesha Shafi’s allegations are baseless and he will file a defamation suit ...

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Meesha Shafi receives support from #MeToo campaigner

Getty Images HOLLYWOOD/LOLLYWOOD: Meesha Shafi’s explosive accusation of sexual harassment against Pakistan’s popular singer-actor Ali Zafar has propelled a sort of #MeToo movement in Pakistan with more women coming forward to share their own stories of harassment and abuse. One of the pioneers of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood and ...

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Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of Sexual harassment

LAHORE: Pakistani Singer, model and actor Meesha Shafi said Thursday that pop singer and actor Ali Zafar sexually harassed her. Even though a number of Pakistani celebrities came forward to talk about their experiences of child sexual abuse as part of the #MeToo movement, this is the first time that ...

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Monica Lewinsky Speaks About Her Affair with Bill Clinton

WASHINGTON: Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern, whose name circulated the American media 20 years ago when her sexual relationship with former President Bill Clinton became public, wrote in a new essay for Vanity Fair, saying the #MeToo movement has made her ponder over her affair with Clinton. “I now see ...

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The Shape of Water leads Baftas nominations

  LONDON: Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film “The shape of Water” leads the nominations at Sunday’s Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. The Cold War-era movie has 12 nominations, while crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Darkest ...

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Time’s Up takes centre stage at the BAFTAs

LONDON: The 71st British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were held last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A plethora of stars, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance at the ceremony where celebrities stood in solidarity with the #MeToo movement which took centre stage. ...

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Emma Watson gives £1m to UK women’s justice fund

LONDON: Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday’s Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars. The justice and equality fund was announced in an open letter supporting ...

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Ekta Kapoor on sexual harassment in Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD: Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work. Kapoor made the comment amid the hullabaloo over sexual harassment allegations that emerged across showbiz globally after several names in ...

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#MeToo debate dominates Berlin film festival opening

BERLIN: Acclaimed US director Wes Anderson’s new animated feature “Isle of Dogs” will on Thursday kick off the Berlin film festival, which is set to be rocked by aftershocks of the #MeToo movement. With the global cinema industry in turmoil over allegations of rampant sexual misconduct, the 11-day event will ...

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Too many calls, too much harassment: France shuts helpline

PARIS: A support group for victims of sexual harassment in France said it was forced to shut its helpline after receiving a deluge of calls in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. Paris-based AVFT, a national association helping women who have experienced violence at work, said it was ...

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