Sex Crimes

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to hear his appeal of his 2018 sexual assault conviction, a [more…]

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denying he was biased, the judge in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Thursday refused to remove himself from the high-profile case, [more…]

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Donna Rotunno agreed to represent former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as lead defense attorney in his New York rape trial, [more…]

Factbox: Two years of #MeToo in the courts

Factbox: Two years of #MeToo in the courts

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Since the #MeToo movement rose to global prominence in October 2017, several high-profile criminal cases have been brought alleging sexual misconduct going back [more…]

Timeline: The Harvey Weinstein story – from studio to courtroom in 40 years

Timeline: The Harvey Weinstein story – from studio to courtroom in 40 years

Published 07/01/2020

(Reuters) - Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood’s most [more…]

‘Bombshell’ film probes sexual harassment’s ‘gray spaces’

‘Bombshell’ film probes sexual harassment’s ‘gray spaces’

Published 12/12/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Bombshell” tells the story of how sexual harassment accusations brought down the powerful creator of Fox News, but rather than taking [more…]

‘Bombshell’ leads movie contenders for Hollywood’s SAG awards

‘Bombshell’ leads movie contenders for Hollywood’s SAG awards

Published 12/12/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Bombshell,” a drama about sexual harassment allegations at Fox News, led the movie nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on [more…]

Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein’s bail, citing violations

Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein’s bail, citing violations

Published 07/12/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking [more…]

A year in showbiz: court drama, box office records and a young billionaire

A year in showbiz: court drama, box office records and a young billionaire

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - From the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to celebrities in court, the world of entertainment produced a wide array of headlines this year. [more…]

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

Published 29/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a [more…]