Depp-Heard verdict will have chilling impact on #MeToo, advocates say
Many experts fear the verdict of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial — and the online harassment of Heard — could shake the confidence of women who are considering airing abuse allegations, and slow the momentum of the #MeToo movement.washingtonpost.com
Rose McGowan Accused Oprah Winfrey Of Being “As Fake As They Come” In A Scathing Post Just Days After An Uncomfortable Resurfaced Interview Of Oprah Grilling Dolly Parton Went Viral
Rose McGowan called out Oprah in a scathing tweet that also criticized her past relationships with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein and Russell Simmons, who has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Kimora Lee Simmons responds to Russell Simmons’ claims of fraud
After recent claims previously covered by theGrio, Kimora Lee Simmons has officially responded to Russell Simmons‘ fraud claims. As theGrio previously reported, Russell Simmons has claimed that his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons stole from him. Now, a few days later, Kimora seems to be pushing back against Russell’s claims.news.yahoo.com
Russell Simmons accuses ex-wife of fraud in new lawsuit
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons claims his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons stole from him. Russell has accused his former wife of stealing his shares from an investment to pay her new husband’s legal fees and has filed a lawsuit against the mother of his two children and her husband, Tim Leissner, per The Jasmine Brand. Back in 2018, Leissner pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and was hit with conspiracy to commit money laundering, per Forbes.news.yahoo.com
Left out of MeToo: New initiative focuses on Black survivors
Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, stands in her home in Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2020. A coalition of three groups vital to the #MeToo movement is collaborating on an initiative to focus on a population that has often felt left out of the conversation: Black survivors of sexual violence. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, file)It’s been more than three years since the #MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. In a statement, the groups said they were working together to create safe spaces for Black survivors; to confront narratives "that harm and silence Black survivors;" and lastly to come up with new practices that will help get Black survivors “believed, heard, and supported.”Burke said the most important immediate impact will simply be that a national conversation is being had. AdAmong the initiative's concrete plans: narrative research; conversation guides; a five-part event series; and “rapid-response tools” to support Black survivors who come forward.
HBO docuseries to explore Woody Allen, Mia Farrow fallout
FILE - Director Woody Allen attends a special screening of "Wonder Wheel" on Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. A docuseries about the relationship of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow and its fallout is coming to HBO. The four-part documentary series is titled "Allen v. Farrow" and will debut Feb. 21, 2021, on HBO. Allen and Previn didn't participate in the documentary, nor did Moses Farrow, the son of Allen and Mia Farrow. “Allen v. Farrow,” from filmmakers Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, will debut Feb. 21 on HBO, with episodes airing weekly.
#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color
Most importantly, it puts a spotlight on women of color, and the unique and painful burden they often face in coming forward. "But I also felt this pressure, this responsibility to be brave, to highlight the experience of black women as survivors. "A lot of black women felt disconnected from #MeToo initially, Burke says. Now you can come forward but what about women of color? Her message to any other survivors out there and she hopes they will come forward: Facing it frees parts of yourself that you don't even know youve missed."
Tribute broadcast planned for late music exec Andre Harrell
NEW YORK A tribute to Andre Harrell, the influential music executive who discovered Sean Diddy Combs and died earlier this month, will air Sunday. It will air commercial free on BET, BET Jams, BET Soul and REVOLT TV, where Harrell served as vice chairman. Diddy often credits Harrell with giving him the tools to find success in music and life, even saying Harrell was like a father figure to him. In 1993, Harrell let go of Diddy, who then launched his uber-successful Bad Boy Records. Diddy posted multiple tributes to Harrell on social media following his death.