Sex Crimes

Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest

Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest

Published 29/02/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France’s Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film “An Officer [more…]

Polanski wins best director at Cesar awards, several actresses leave in protest

Polanski wins best director at Cesar awards, several actresses leave in protest

Published 28/02/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Roman Polanski, who faces accusations of rape, won France’s Cesar Award for best directing for his film “An Officer and a Spy” [more…]

Polanski movie collects first trophy at Cesar Awards in France

Polanski movie collects first trophy at Cesar Awards in France

Published 28/02/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Roman Polanski’s film “An Officer and a Spy” collected its first Cesar Award out of 12 nominations on Friday, scooping the prize [more…]

R. Kelly accused of sex with teen girl in 1990s as indictment is updated

R. Kelly accused of sex with teen girl in 1990s as indictment is updated

Published 15/02/2020

(Reuters) - Singer R. Kelly, already facing trial in three states on sexual abuse, child pornography, kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges, has been hit [more…]

Factbox: How powerful was Harvey Weinstein? His film legacy paints a picture

Factbox: How powerful was Harvey Weinstein? His film legacy paints a picture

Published 14/02/2020

(Reuters) - At the heart of Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape trial is a power dynamic between a producer of some of the biggest culture-defining [more…]

Ex-actress says Weinstein promised her movie deal in exchange for threesome

Ex-actress says Weinstein promised her movie deal in exchange for threesome

Published 29/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An actress-turned-costume designer told jurors in the Weinstein rape trial on Wednesday the former Hollywood producer promised her a movie deal [more…]

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…]