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Source: The Guradian

Actor Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleging rape and harassment

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

The actor Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex, with his attorney challenging the credibility of his accusers.

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Source: Global News

For every 4 women in Mexico City, about 3 worry about sexual harassment or abuse on transit: poll

Friday 05:10 GMT

Mexico City has the most dangerous transport system for women out of five of the world’s biggest commuter cities, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, with women saying other passengers often turned a blind eye to abuse.

The poll published on Thursday found about three in every four women in Mexico City were not confident about using the transport system without the risk of sexual harassment and abuse or sexual violence.

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Source: The Guradian

Indonesia jails teacher who documented sexual harassment

Friday 12:43 GMT

Baiq Nuril Maknun, 37, who worked at a school on the island of Lombok, recorded a telephone conversation with the headteacher, whom she accused of making repeated unwanted sexual advances, her lawyer Joko Jumadi said.

One-third of Indonesian women have faced physical or sexual violence, according to a government survey released last year, prompting calls from campaigners for action. “This case is an example of how the law, which is too vague, could be used against vulnerable women who were trying to protect themselves,” she said.

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Source: CBS News

Tech signals end of forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Saturday 11:46 GMT

"We are publishing our updated Workplace Relationships policy and amending our arbitration agreements to make arbitration a choice rather than a requirement in sexual harassment claims," a Facebook spokesperson said in an email. "Sexual harassment is something that we take very seriously and there is no place for it at Facebook."

After more than 20,000 Google workers around the globe this month walked off their jobs to protest reportedly lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct, Google on Thursday dropped its requirement that called for mandatory arbitration of such cases.

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Source: CBS News

House Ethics Committee releases reports on sexual harassment by representative, staffer

Saturday 14:30 GMT

The House Ethics Committee released reports Friday on allegations of sexual harassment against New Mexico Rep. Ruben Kihuen and Kenny West, the former chief of staff to North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows.

The committee "unanimously voted to issue this Report, which will serve as a reproval of Representative Meadows' conduct, and to require Representative Meadows to reimburse the U.S. Treasury for the overpayment of Mr. West, in the amount of $40,625.02. Upon issuance of this Report and Representative Meadows' reimbursement to the Treasury, the Committee will consider this matter closed."

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Source: Fox News

Neo-Nazis have no First Amendment right to harassment, judge rules in Daily Stormer case

Monday 17:15 GMT

A neo-Nazi website accused of orchestrating a "terror campaign" of online harassment against a Jewish real estate agent cannot have a lawsuit dismissed on First Amendment grounds, a federal judge ruled last week.

In his ruling denying a motion to have the suit against The Daily Stormer's publisher dismissed, Judge Dana L. Christensen wrote that the real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, was a private citizen and not a public figure.


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