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Harvey Weinstein: More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992. The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Weinstein and his own brother called him “sick and depraved”. Weinstein, 65, insists any sexual contacts he had were consensual. Police in London are investigating an allegation against Weinstein who is also being ...

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Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

The scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her. In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon Studio chief Roy Price of having ignored her when she made the allegation earlier. Amazon has put Price – himself accused on Thursday of sexually harassing a female producer – on leave of absence. Weinstein denies any sexual assaults. There was no comment from Price. Police forces in the US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against ...

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Rose McGowan accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

Gwyneth Paltrow and many others accuse Weinstein of harassment Actress Rose McGowan publicly accused mega-producer Harvey Weinstein of rape on Thursday. She made the accusation via Twitter, adding her name to a growing list of women who have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing in news stories published over the past week. She is the fourth woman to level a rape accusation against Weinstein. The New Yorker previously reported on three other rape allegations — lodged by “former aspiring actress” Lucia Evans, Italian actress Asia Argento and one anonymous source. When reached ...

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Harvey Weinstein denies rape accusations

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has denied raping three women after allegations were made in US magazine The New Yorker. It claims Weinstein forced sex on the women, including actress Asia Argento. In addition, actresses Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette are also among those who say they were sexually harassed by the producer. A spokeswoman for Weinstein said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.” Clooney joins Weinstein condemnation What next for Weinstein and Hollywood? The report also says 16 former and current executives and assistants at ...

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India guru rape case: 12 die in unrest as Ram Rahim Singh convicted

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 12 people have been killed in violent protests over the rape conviction of a popular religious leader in north India. The victims are believed to be Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers. Angry supporters are rampaging through Panchkula town, near Chandigarh. Reports of widespread vandalism are coming in. At least two railway stations have been set on fire. About 2,500 of Singh’s followers have been arrested, police said. Earlier, followers smashed cars and set media vans alight. The latest death toll was ...

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Michael Barrymore to get damages over rape and murder arrest

The entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get “more than nominal damages” after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career. The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock in Essex. Mr Barrymore, who was not present for the High Court decision, values his claim at more than £2.4m. Essex Police said there were still “unanswered” questions over Mr Lubbock’s death. Michael Barrymore: How the British TV king lost his crown A figure for the damages to be paid to Mr ...

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Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs. The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun on Friday that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She has now apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would not “demonise any particular group”. Ms Champion’s article was written after 17 men were convicted of forcing girls in Newcastle to have sex. ...

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Boy arrested after attempted rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park. Police were called to Nuthurst Park in Moston, Manchester, just before 18:55 BST on Saturday. Greater Manchester Police said officers responded to reports of a girl being raped and the offender being chased off by members of the public. A boy, believed to be 14 or 15, was arrested in a nearby shop and is being held for questioning. The victim is being provided with support from specially-trained officers. Insp Dave ...

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Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities. Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe ...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes. Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US. Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge ...

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