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CELEBRITIES AFFECTED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN RESPOND TO HIS ARREST

Last Friday, disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was formally arrested in New York City on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex. He appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court for only 10 minutes. Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, paid his $1 million bail. The charges against Weinstein include first-degree and third-degree…

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2018 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS & CONFRONTATION OF #METOO

The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close on May 19th. The concluding ceremony took place at Grand Théâtre Lumière where the Master of Ceremonies, Edouard Baer, welcomed the Feature Film Jury (presided over by Cate Blanchett) for the announcement of this year's winners. Following the presentation of the prestigious Palme d'Or to director…

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ANNA WINTOUR AND THE REVIVAL OF MARCHESA: MISGUIDED OR MAGNANIMOUS?

By now, it's no secret that Vogue editor and Condé Nast director Anna Wintour is attempting to revive the career and reputation of Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa and estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein (the two reached a settlement in January, but Chapman has yet to file papers to make the divorce official). Wintour's efforts became apparent…

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BILL COSBY’S CONVICTION & THE FUTURE OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT

On April 26th, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, in 2004. Cosby intially met Constand in 2002 through a mutual friend. Before the assault, the two shared a mentor-mentee relationship. In 2005, after confiding in her mother…

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ROSE MCGOWAN’S MEMOIR ‘BRAVE’ CONFRONTS ABUSE OF POWER IN HOLLYWOOD

Released this morning, Rose McGowan's memoir "Brave" is a deeply personal, no-holds-barred look at the rampant abuse of power by men in Hollywood. The book delves into McGowan's allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including an incident in 1997 that McGowan had not previously gone into detail about. The actress writes that at Sundance Film Festival that…

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WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD CALL ‘TIME’S UP’ ON WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Following the nationwide deluge of conversation surrounding sexual misconduct in the workplace and beyond, sparked by Ronan Farrow's exposé of of Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual harassment and assault, a group of powerful women in Hollywood have joined to unveil Time's Up, an initiative against systemic harassment in the workplace. Celebrities including actresses…

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ART WORLD STEPS UP AS NEXT INDUSTRY FIGHTING HARASSMENT

In light of former Artforum publisher Knight Landesman's resignation amid allegations of sexual misconduct, 2,000 art world professionals including artists, gallerists, writers, curators and editors have signed a letter (published on not-surprised.org) condemning abuse in the international art world. Prominent signatories include artists Cindy Sherman, Ann Hirsch, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Collier Schorr, curators Bennett Simpson…

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CAMERON RUSSELL OPENS HER INSTAGRAM TO MODELS SHARING STORIES OF ABUSE

Following public outcry against Harvey Weinstein and his decades-long history of sexual harassment and abuse, Cameron Russell has opened her Instagram to fellow models who wish to share their own stories of assault under the hashtag #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse. Exploitation within the fashion industry occurs frequently as photographers, agents, and casting directors prey upon models who are…

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EXPOSE HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S ABUSE OF POWER

With the recent publication of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's New York Times exposé on movie executive Harvey Weinstein's decades-long history of alleged sexual assault, discussions concerning the abuse of women in the entertainment industry are dominating the media. Kantor and Twohey reported that, from 1990 to 2015, eight settlements against Weinstein concerning unwanted physical contact…

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CANNES 2016: CELEBRITIES AND DIAMONDS SPARKLE AT DE GRISOGONO’S ANNUAL PARTY

On May 17, some of the most glamorous festival-goers of Cannes gathered at the annual De Grisogono party and dinner at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. This year the event’s theme was ‘Cannes Folies,’ a fitting one, especially considering the guest list. While in the past, attendance was focused on actresses such as Natalie Portman…

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KARL LAGERFELD AND HARVEY WEINSTEIN AUCTION OFF SHORT FILM

Karl Lagerfeld and Harvey Weinstein have joined forces to auction off the ultimate Hollywood starlet dream to one lucky bidder at this year's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala.  The pair are offering a chance to win the starring role in a short film produced by Weinstein and directed, and hopefully costumed, by Lagerfeld.  Lagerfeld and…

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CANNES 64TH FILM FESTIVAL – DAYS AND NIGHTS WITH INDIRA CESARINE

The 64th Cannes Film Festival, which took place May 11-22, is being called one of the best in recent years, with a stellar selection of judges presided by the one and only Robert De Niro (who once said he would never return to France), the jury included actors Jude Law and Uma Thurman. Everyone was talking about the strength of…

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