Friday, 28 February 2020

Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Bollywood #MeToo accused back at work

BOLLYWOOD: A year after Bollywood followed Hollywood by naming male predators accused of sexual harassment, many women say they have suffered while alleged perpetrators are back in the limelight. In the US, #MeToo triggered the downfall of powerbrokers including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Brett Ratner. Victims were hailed as ...

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Death penalty for 16 who set Bangladeshi student on fire

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court has sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, died in April in Feni, a small town some 160km (100 miles) outside the capital Dhaka. Among those found guilty ...

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Shilpa Shinde blames CINTAA for not getting work

BOLLYWOOD actor Shilpa Shinde, who had accused a producer of sexual harassment, recently blamed Cine and TV Artistes Association for not getting good offers in television industry. CINTAA has now termed her claims as ‘baseless’, saying they don’t have time to ‘make efforts to sabotage anyone’s career.’ According to a ...

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Demi Moore says she was raped at 15

HOLLYWOOD star Demi Moore‘s long-awaited memoir ‘Inside Out’ is being released this month, in which the actress has shared some harrowing details about her personal life and career. In an interview with The New York Times, she said: “It’s exciting, and yet I feel very vulnerable. There is no cover ...

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Women in gaming open up about sexual assault in the industry

LONDON: Ever since the MeToo movement started, more and more women from across various professions and walks of life have come forward with their own stories of sexual assault and harassment. Now it appears it might just be the video game industry’s turn in the spotlight. The floodgates opened when ...

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Law student accuses politician of sexual harassment, goes missing

SHAHJAHANPUR: Three days after an LLM student of SS Law College from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India accused former union minister and BJP leader,, of harassment and “destroying the lives of several girls”, she has gone missing from her college hostel. According to a report in CNN News18, the girl accused ...

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Emma Watson launches sexual harassment helpline

LONDON: “Women need to know their rights if sexual harassment at work is to stop,” actress Emma Watson said on Monday as she launched a legal advice line for victims in Britain. The service will give advice on what constitutes sexual harassment; how to bring a grievance or claim at ...

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We shouldn’t be unfair to those accused of harassment: Ajay Devgn

BOLLYWOOD: Ajay Devgn had been vocal about lending his support to women who face harassment in the industry. But his recent statement has us confused. In a recent interview with Filmfare, the Golmaal actor shed some light on what he thinks of the #MeToo movement and working with an accused harasser. He stated, ...

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7 more witnesses challenge Meesha’s harassment claims in court

LAHORE: Seven witnesses appeared before the court to record their statements in actor and singer Ali Zafar’s sexual harassment case, taking the total number of testimonies against Meesha Shafi to nine. The case was heard by Additional Sessions Judge Amjad Ali Shah. Guitarist Asad Ahmed, bass player Muhammad Ali, drummer ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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