VIDEO: Woman becomes first to get verdict against harasser in Upper Egypt

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A 20-year-old Egyptian woman named Rania became the first to get a court ruling against a sexual harasser. Rania from the governorate of Qena sued her sexual harasser who got three years in jail after beating him up and insisting on not letting him get away with his act. A 25-year-old man called Islam groped Rania while she was making her way to the local market, the act was caught on a CCTV. The video was used as evidence against the sexual harasser in court after it went viral on social media. ...

New York attorney general files lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

Monday, 12 February 2018

New York’s attorney general on Sunday filed a lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers.Schneiderman launched a civil ...

Liam Neeson says ‘witch hunt’ in Hollywood over sex allegations

Saturday, 13 January 2018

British-American actor Liam Neeson has said there is a “bit of a witch hunt happening” in Hollywood over allegations of sexual assault and harassment.Asked about the snowballing series of claims against powerful men, he told Irish television late Friday: “There is a bit of a witch hunt happening too.“There’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee or something and suddenly they’re being dropped from their program ...

Vice Media bosses apologize for ‘boy's club’ sexual harassment at firm

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Vice Media co-founders issued an apology on Saturday, saying the Millennial-focused media company had allowed a “boy’s club” atmosphere that included sexual harassment to flourish.Vice Chief Executive Officer Shane Smith and co-founder Suroosh Alvi released a statement after the New York Times published a story outlining four settlements by the company involving allegations of sexual harassment or defamation against Vice employees. The newspaper also reported that more than two ...

New York Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The New York Times says it will remove reporter Glenn Thrush from the White House beat but not fire him following an investigation into sexual misconduct. A former colleague wrote last month that Thrush made unwanted, drunken advances on her and other women when they worked at Politico. The Times suspended Thrush and investigated while Thrush entered substance abuse rehabilitation. Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet says in a statement Wednesday that while Thrush acted offensively, he did ...

Silence Breakers named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

“The Silence Breakers” - those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment - have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Numerous women have spoken out since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. Time praised those who have given “voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable.” The ...

Egypt sentences lawyer to jail over remarks saying rape was ‘national duty’

Sunday, 3 December 2017

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a lawyer who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to three years in prison, a judicial source said.The sentence against Nabih al-Wahsh was passed in absentia as the lawyer, previously released on bail, did not attend the hearing on Saturday.Wahsh’s comments during a television program had provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial.Wahsh had said it was a “national duty” to rape ...

NBC fires Matt Lauer over ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

NBC News fired “Today” show host Matt Lauer for what it said Wednesday was “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague, making him perhaps the most familiar figure in America brought down so far by the misconduct allegations that have swept through Hollywood and the media over the past two months. Also, former “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio over an allegation of “inappropriate behavior.” It ...

Moroccan activists launch anti-harassment campaign after shocking gang rape case

Saturday, 25 November 2017

A number of activists and members of Morocco’s civil society recently launched a campaign on both social media and public spaces in raise awareness of what they say is a rising problem of sexual harassment against women in the North African country. The campaign launched on Saturday called on both government officials and citizens to confront the issue by using the slogan “Do not harass me, the public transportation is for you and me”. The event was launched in conjunction with ...

Egypt imposes TV ban on lawyer who said raping women was a ‘national duty’

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation has decided to impose a three-month television ban on Nabih al-Wahsh, a lawyer who earlier said that “raping women who wear jeans is a national duty”. The media regulator headed by Makram Mohammed Ahmed said in a statement Saturday that temporarily suspending al-Wahsh from appearing on Egyptian channels came after his controversial statements made on Oct. 26 on Infrad Show hosted by Saeed Hassaseen and aired by the satellite channel ...

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