Lauer says Ronan Farrow’s work on him was shoddy and biased

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Lauer accused author Ronan Farrow on Tuesday of shoddy and biased journalism in his book “Catch and Kill” that included what Lauer says is a false accusation that the former “Today” show host raped a co-worker. Farrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, said Lauer “is just […]

Veterans groups, govt brace for surge in mental health needs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 he was in crisis. He had been trained as a forward observer — the person who spots a target and gives coordinates to artillery — but when he got to Iraq, the then 19-year-old instead found himself photographing dead bodies for […]

‘A new day’: Harvey Weinstein convicted, led away in cuffs

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for the legal system and a long-overdue reckoning for the man vilified as the biggest monster of the #MeToo […]

McCullers, Kluber back on mound after injuries, deGrom sharp

Lance McCullers struck out Paul Goldschmidt on curveball, then looked toward the Houston dugout. That was enough on this day. After being out of the game for more than a year, 16 pitches were plenty Sunday. Sidelined since having Tommy John surgery in November 2018, McCullers started in a spring training game against St. Louis […]

Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics. The diocese joins at least 20 others across the United States in seeking protection from creditors through the federal bankruptcy system, […]

In #MeToo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

DENVER (AP) — Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him. It was a rape allegation by a 19-year-old employee of a Colorado hotel. It happened in 2003. Some argued that making that life-altering detail a mere footnote to the stories detailing Bryant’s life […]

How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits. Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV operating procedure until, suddenly, it […]

Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure

NEW YORK (AP) — When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn’t help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. “It would be nice to be able to be […]

Activists ask NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements. The company said Saturday that any former employee who believes they cannot disclose […]

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