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Sona Mohapatra asked if her tweet against Utsav Chakraborty was part of MeToo campaign or an opinion, see her reply

A Twitter user asked Sona Mohapatra if she had been running a MeToo campaign against comedian Utsav Chakraborty or if her old tweet was only an opinion. Not only did she slam the person, she explained her stand as well.
Sona Mohapatra has been vocal in the issue of sexual misconduct.
Sona Mohapatra has been vocal in the issue of sexual misconduct.
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 09:55 AM IST
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Named in MeToo post, 14-yr-old in Gurugram kills himself, say police

The suicide was witnessed by a close friend of the victim in another building, who said he went to check on the teen but did not report the suicide.
Police said the teen jumped off his family home on the 11th floor of an apartment building, hours after he was named by a girl in a “MeToo” post on Instagram.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
Police said the teen jumped off his family home on the 11th floor of an apartment building, hours after he was named by a girl in a “MeToo” post on Instagram.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on May 06, 2020 10:07 AM IST
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Guilty movie review: Karan Johar and Netflix atone for past sins, Kiara Advani is a revelation

Guilty movie review: Finally allowed to speak, Kiara Advani delivers a revelatory performance. Netflix India and Karan Johar atone for past sins and slay Bollywood hypocrisy.
Guilty movie review: Finally allowed to speak, Kiara Advani delivers a revelatory performance.
Guilty movie review: Finally allowed to speak, Kiara Advani delivers a revelatory performance.
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 10:33 AM IST
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Harvey Weinstein had breakfast from five star hotel before judgement, will now be thrown into jail with ‘basement smell’

Harvey Weinstein had an expensive coffee to start his day but ended up in a hospital with dank smells by the end of it.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court.(REUTERS)
Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Woman claims sexual abuse by Ganesh Acharya in the 90s, says he forced himself on her on pretext of teaching dance

According to reports, another complaint of sexual harassment has been filed against Ganesh Acharya with National Commission for Women. He has denied the allegation.
Ganesh Acharya has been accused of sexually abusing a junior dancer.
Ganesh Acharya has been accused of sexually abusing a junior dancer.
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 09:16 PM IST
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Cross-examination drives key Harvey Weinstein accuser to tears at trial

A major accuser in the trial of Harvey Weinstein for rape broke into tears when she was cross-examined by his lawyers.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan.(REUTERS)
Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 12:05 PM IST
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Woman files complaint against Ganesh Acharya for forcing her to watch adult videos, depriving her of work

A 33-year-old choreographer has filed a complaint against senior choreographer Ganesh Acharya for allegedly depriving her of work and forcing her to watch ‘adult videos’.
Choreographer Ganesh Acharya at the launch of a dance studio in Mumbai.(IANS)
Choreographer Ganesh Acharya at the launch of a dance studio in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 09:54 AM IST
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Judge threatens Harvey Weinstein with jail for texting in court

The once-powerful producer has been released on bail, but is required to wear an electronic-tracking device that was visible on his ankle when he arrived at court.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to the New York Criminal Court after a break for his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS)
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to the New York Criminal Court after a break for his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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Tamil Nadu protests honour for ‘MeToo’ accused Vairamuthu, varsity concedes

The noted Tamil poet has been accused of sexual harassment by several women including noted playback singer Chinmayi Sripada during the ‘MeToo’ movement.
Tamil poet and lyricist Vairamuthu has been accused of sexually harassing several women including Chinmayi Sripada.(PTI Photo/File)
Tamil poet and lyricist Vairamuthu has been accused of sexually harassing several women including Chinmayi Sripada.(PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 01:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Kevin Spacey accuser, Norwegian princess’ ex-husband Ari Behn dies at 47

Ari Behn, a writer who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at 2007 Nobel Peace Prize concert, has committed suicide.
Ari Behn was the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise.
Ari Behn was the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise.
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 08:19 PM IST
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Arjun Mathur says an ‘atmosphere of fear and self-policing’ is being bred in India

Being a public figure, Arjun Mathur has been taking a stand for socially relevant issues on Twitter.
Arjun Mathur appeared in the Amazon Prime Video series Made in Heaven.
Arjun Mathur appeared in the Amazon Prime Video series Made in Heaven.
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySangeeta Yadav

Mahima Kukreja responds to Utsav Chakraborty’s allegations, calls it ‘sick fantasy of revenge’

Writer Mahima Kukreja has responded to comedian Utsav Chakraborty’s recent Twitter thread, and has called it a ‘sick fantasy of revenge’.
Mahima Kukreja had accused Utsav Chakraborty of sexual harassment.
Mahima Kukreja had accused Utsav Chakraborty of sexual harassment.
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 02:46 PM IST
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Richa Chadha on dodging powerful Bollywood men: ‘He said let’s have dinner, I said maine toh kha lia’

Richa Chadha says when she began her career, she was too naive to even realise when a man was propositioning her.
Richa Chadha was last seen in Section 375.
Richa Chadha was last seen in Section 375.
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 01:59 AM IST
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‘I have never raped a woman in my life,’ says French director Luc Besson after assault allegations

Lucy, The Fifth Element director Luc Besson has denied allegations of sexual assault filed against him by an actor.
Nine women have said they were assaulted or harassed by the powerful director and producer Luc Besson.(AFP)
Nine women have said they were assaulted or harassed by the powerful director and producer Luc Besson.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 11:05 AM IST
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James Franco accused of sexual exploitation by two ex-students of his film institute in lawsuit

Two women who previously studied at James Franco’s film institute Studio 4, have said that the actor and his friends exploited women at the institute.
In a lawsuit filed October 3, 2019, in Los Angeles County Superior Court two women say US television and film star James Franco acting school sexually exploited them.(AFP)
In a lawsuit filed October 3, 2019, in Los Angeles County Superior Court two women say US television and film star James Franco acting school sexually exploited them.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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A year since MeToo, what it achieved — and didn’t

A conversation that began post the December 16 Delhi gangrape has grown louder. We may be miles away from a world free of sexual assault, but we are certainly a few notches closer
If India’s MeToo movement has achieved anything, it is awareness, among corporates and employees, of the law; among predatory bosses that it’s #TimesUp; among women of the power of their collective voice(AP)
If India’s MeToo movement has achieved anything, it is awareness, among corporates and employees, of the law; among predatory bosses that it’s #TimesUp; among women of the power of their collective voice(AP)
Published on Sep 20, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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Chunky Panday defends Sajid Khan: ‘He is loud and can be misunderstood’

Chunky Panday speaks about Sajid Khan who was accused of sexual harassment last year. He said ‘there must have been a lot of miscommunication that caused it (#MeToo)”.
Chunky Panday has worked with Sajid Khan in Housefull franchise.
Chunky Panday has worked with Sajid Khan in Housefull franchise.
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 10:29 AM IST
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No proof, says police on Tanushree Dutta harassment case against Nana Patekar

The Mumbai police has not found evidence against in support of Tanushree Dutta’s complaint against actor Nana Patekar. Tanushree had accused him of sexual harassment on the sets of Horn OK Pleassss.
Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment.(PTI File)
Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment.(PTI File)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 11:05 PM IST
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#MeToo has a long way to go before changing gender equations

Women, especially those who are empowered, cannot have it both ways. They cannot be victims, however hurtful it may be to realise that the men they invested in are cads
The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular achievement has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular achievement has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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Woody Allen stages MeToo comeback, new film scheduled to begin filming in Spain

Filmmaker Woody Allen has lined up his 51st feature film, to begin filming in Spain shortly.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 11, 2016 US director Woody Allen poses during a photocall for the film Cafe Society ahead of the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 11, 2016 US director Woody Allen poses during a photocall for the film Cafe Society ahead of the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 11:53 AM IST
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Mexican rockstar Armando Vega Gil commits suicide after Me Too accusation, writes ‘my death is a declaration of my innocence’

Mexican rockstar Armando Vega Gil killed himself after being anonymously accused by a woman of abusing her when she was a minor. He posted a suicide letter on Twitter before his death.
In this Dec. 5, 2015 file photo, Mexican musician Armando Vega Gil, left, and author Beatriz Rivas pose for a portrait during the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico.(AP)
In this Dec. 5, 2015 file photo, Mexican musician Armando Vega Gil, left, and author Beatriz Rivas pose for a portrait during the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico.(AP)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 10:38 AM IST
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Tanushree Dutta says her short film is not about MeToo: ‘I have spoken from my own insight and journey into Bollywood’

Tanushree Dutta, who turns 35 on Tuesday, talks about her upcoming short film, her birthday plans and more.
Tanushree Dutta turns 35 on Tuesday.
Tanushree Dutta turns 35 on Tuesday.
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 03:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Kaushal

‘Truth my defence’: Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case by MJ Akbar

Priya Ramani had accused M J Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago.
Journalist Priya Ramani after she was granted bail in a defamation filed by former Union minister M J Akbar whom she accused of sexual misconduct.(ANI)
Journalist Priya Ramani after she was granted bail in a defamation filed by former Union minister M J Akbar whom she accused of sexual misconduct.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 01:15 PM IST
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Some names did shock me but I can’t be judgmental : Ajay Devgn on MeToo in Bollywood

Stressing that due investigation is required before anyone can comment on the #MeToo, Ajay Devgn has admitted he was shocked by some of the names that faced allegations of sexual harassment.
Ajay Devgn has will soon be seen in Total Dhamaal.(IANS)
Ajay Devgn has will soon be seen in Total Dhamaal.(IANS)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 02:47 PM IST
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Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault during making of Sanju, denies claim

The woman has accused Rajkumar Hirani of sexually assaulting her on more than one occasion during a six-month period while post-production was going on for Sanju.
Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during Sanju.
Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during Sanju.
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault in Massachusetts, releases cryptic video as Frank Underwood

In a fresh case, Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexually abusing an 18-year-old more that two years ago. The actor, meanwhile, released a short video asking viewers not to judge without proof.
Actor Kevin Spacey is seen in this still image taken from a YouTube video released on December 24, 2018.(REUTERS)
Actor Kevin Spacey is seen in this still image taken from a YouTube video released on December 24, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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Chuppi tod, #MeToo campaign in Bihar’s rural areas

Bandhan Tod 2.0 (Break your shackles) app is an upgrade of its earlier version, which only catered to cases of child marriage and domestic violence. The main, new additional feature of the app is ‘Chuppi Tod’, meant for airing grievances related to sexual harassment and stalking cases.
Especially after the #MeToo movement in the country, so many people opened up about their previous cases, on Twitter and Facebook.‘Chuppi Tod’ is meant for airing grievances related to sexual harassment and stalking cases.(File)
Especially after the #MeToo movement in the country, so many people opened up about their previous cases, on Twitter and Facebook.‘Chuppi Tod’ is meant for airing grievances related to sexual harassment and stalking cases.(File)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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A woman of Indian origin as the next US President?

Can the “female Obama” go the distance?
It took five more years for Harris, who was raised by her Tamilian mother Shyamala, who was separated from her Jamaican-origin father Donald Harris, to get some national face time(Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
It took five more years for Harris, who was raised by her Tamilian mother Shyamala, who was separated from her Jamaican-origin father Donald Harris, to get some national face time(Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 11:01 PM IST
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Mowgli: Freida Pinto on how the Netflix film connects with MeToo, is important for India

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto talks to Hindustan Times about her upcoming film, Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and why it is important for modern India.
Freida Pinto promotes Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle in Mumbai.
Freida Pinto promotes Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle in Mumbai.
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar, New Delhi

MeToo: Preity Zinta called out for ‘wishing’ she was harassed, blames ‘insensitively edited interview’

Actor Preity Zinta has been called out on social media for shaming the victims of sexual harassment with her latest comments on the #MeToo movement. She said she ‘wished’ she was harassed so she could reply to a journalist’s questions about the movement.
Preity Zinta will soon be seen with Sunny Deol in Bhaiyya Ji Superhit. She is currently on a promotional tour of her movie.(IANS)
Preity Zinta will soon be seen with Sunny Deol in Bhaiyya Ji Superhit. She is currently on a promotional tour of her movie.(IANS)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 01:43 PM IST
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