Sexual misconduct

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Louise Godbold, center, speaks at a news conference outside a Manhattan courthouse after Harvey Weinstein arrived in New York. Godbold, who said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her after she sought an internship in 1991, isn't sure that justice is yet available in the court system. “But, in a global sense, justice to me is that his power and influence is taken away," Godbold said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 09, 2020 - 9:29 am
Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has unfolded this month in a 15th-floor courtroom in New York, but its reverberations are being felt far beyond, as his many accusers anxiously await the outcome. They wonder how the disgraced mogul's wealth and power might affect the verdict. They wince at...
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Defense attorney Donna Rotunno arrives for the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 08, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the third week of testimony at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial, the prosecution rested, the defendant dozed off and there was the most intense testimony yet, with jurors being sent home early one day after a key accuser started sobbing uncontrollably. After several witnesses...
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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, left, leaves the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 07, 2020 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years ago, his lawyers Friday turned to an expert known for studying false, repressed and unreliable memories. “It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to know that memory fades over time,"...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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February 06, 2020 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial rested their case Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women, including some who said he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and justified his behavior as the cost of getting ahead in...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019, file photo, E. Jean Carroll poses for a photo in New York. Lawyers for Carroll who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 06, 2020 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers want to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by an advice columnist who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s and is seeking his DNA as possible evidence. Trump attorneys argued in legal papers this week that E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and “...
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February 05, 2020 - 12:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests who turned out to be predators. Pope Francis defrocked the Argentine priest, Roberto Juan Yannuzzi...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 05, 2020 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The final accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial is expected to take the witness stand Wednesday as prosecutors wind down the New York City case by highlighting an alleged assault that’s part of the pending criminal charges against him in California. Model and actress Lauren Marie...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 04, 2020 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears under cross-examination, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein's trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and told the jurors: “I want the jury to know that he is my rapist.” The woman is expected to be on the stand much of the day as Weinstein's...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 03, 2020 - 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in the the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein testified Monday that she stayed in touch with the once-powerful movie mogul after he allegedly raped her to protect her acting career as the defense sought to paint her as opportunistic manipulator. Asked on...
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Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves Manhattan's Criminal Court after a key accuser in his rape trial testified Friday Jan. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 31, 2020 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein’s trial testified Friday that he raped her twice, once bellowing, “You owe me!” as he dragged her into a bedroom. The first time, the heavyset Hollywood tycoon trapped her in a New York hotel room in March 2013, and angrily ordered her to undress as...
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