Sexual Assault


 

Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement 1/27/2021 — by Melena Ryzik and Cara Buckley for The New York Times (Read the story below, or here at nytimes.com) Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal. Nearly four years after the first claims against Harvey Weinstein made their [...]

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed by Bankruptcy Judge 1/25/2021 — by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter (Read the story below, or here at HollywoodReporter.com) “Eighty-three percent of the victims have expressed very loudly that they want closure through acceptance of this plan,” U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath said as she approved a settlement plan resolving most sexual harassment and assault claims against the producer. The judge handling The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy proceedings [...]

Harvey Weinstein Settlement

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Class Action Settlement Includes $18.8 Million Survivors’ Fund June 30, 2020 by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter The women will also be released from any nondisclosure agreements they have signed. Read the story in the Hollywood Reporter >

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch January 30, 2020 — by Elizabeth A. Harris for The New York Times Excerpt from the story: The problems, of course, have not gone away. Genie Harrison, a lawyer in Los Angeles who represents some of Mr. Weinstein’s accusers, says she still receives cases alleging sexual harassment in the industry, and retaliation when someone comes forward to report it. Read the story in The New York Times [...]

All Bets Are Off as Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Assault Trial Opens Today

All Bets Are Off as Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Assault Trial Opens Today January 6, 2020 — by Megan Twohey, Jodi Kantor and Jan Ransom for New York Times Sexual assault attorney Genie Harrison comments to the New York Times about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial at the link below. New York Times >

Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal

Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison was quoted in the New York Times regarding the tentative settle agreement with Harvey Weinstein and his accusers, some of which Ms. Harrison represents. December 11, 2019 — by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor After two years of legal wrangling, Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement agreement with dozens of his alleged sexual misconduct victims, a deal that [...]

#MeToo Story in Ms. Magazine by Columnist Genie Harrison

#MeToo Ended Our Silence—Let’s Keep Using Our Voices for Change October 4, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine October marks the second anniversary of the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—and two years of momentous change inspired by courageous women who told stories of sexual harassment and assault that stemmed from the unfettered abuse of power. #MeToo was the social media equivalent of yelling from the rooftops, and it created a movement. Many women [...]

#MeToo in the Music Industry

When music producers are accused of being predators March 1, 2019  — By Mesfin Fekadu for the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jessie Woo just wanted to sing. So when the budding vocalist met a successful music producer who told her he wanted to help her with her music, she believed him. Then, one night seven years ago, the producer raped her, she said. It was not the only time she was preyed upon [...]

Lawsuit Against Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Hit With Sexual Battery Suit By Masseur over “Extreme” 2016 Incident September 28, 2018 – by Dominic Patten / Deadline Hollywood Little more than a month since Kevin Spacey saw claims of another sexual assault case handed over the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the former House of Cards actor has been sued for sexually battery and false imprisonment. “Spacey assaulted and battered plaintiff by forcing plaintiff to touch his scrotum, testicles, [...]

2019-10-16T18:40:30-07:00Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|

Genie Harrison Files Lawsuit Against Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Sued by Anonymous Masseur for Sexual Battery September 28, 2018 – by Margeaux Sippell / Variety A lawsuit was filed against Kevin Spacey in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, detailing alleged sexual crimes the actor is accused of committing against an anonymous masseur in October, 2016. The actor, who was dropped from Netflix’s “House of Cards” in November 2017 following previous accusations of sexual harassment, now faces legal action concerning allegations of [...]

2020-07-31T14:03:18-07:00Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|

Genie Harrison Comments on Asia Argento Sexual Assault Accusations to INSIDER

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer slams Asia Argento’s ‘stunning level of hypocrisy’ after #MeToo campaigner was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old August 21, 2018 — by Andreas Rentz and Spencer Platt for INSIDER Harvey Weinstein’s attorney has launched a scathing attack on what he described as Asia Argento’s “stunning level of hypocrisy” after the Italian actress was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old actor and paying him off. Ben Brafman, who is representing Weinstein in [...]

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