4 ex-Pilot Flying J workers get probation in fraud plot
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Four former account representatives from nation's largest fuel retailer will serve probation for their roles in a plot to cheat trucking companies.
Judge dismisses part of Judd lawsuit against Weinstein
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed one section of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, but the rest remains headed toward trial.
U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled Wednesday that Judd's sexual harassment claim isn't within the scope of a California statute.
Gutierrez had already rejected the claim in November but allowed Judd's lawyers to amend it, then dismissed it again.
Gutierrez said Judd's allegations of defamation and economic interference can continue.
Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial scheduled for May
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says the disgraced Hollywood mogul's sexual assault trial in New York is scheduled for May 6, but court officials say that's tentative and unofficial.
Lawyer Benjamin Brafman mentioned the date in a court filing Monday in a civil case against Weinstein. He wants actress Ashley Judd's lawsuit put on hold until Weinstein's criminal case is resolved.
Celebrity reaction to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing
Celebrity reaction to the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
"These men are wholly uninterested and unmoved by this woman's words...Dr. Ford has to talk about the worst trauma of her life in front of them. This is the reality of being survivor of sexual assault in this country. #WeBelieveDrFord #WeBelieveSurvivors #metooMVMT" — founder of the MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, via Twitter.
Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually.
U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the lawsuit, ruling that the California law Judd was suing under does not apply to the professional relationship she and the movie mogul had at the time.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late.
In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the attorneys discuss Judd's comment that she would only let Weinstein touch her after she won an Academy Award in one of his films.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an interview with The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Alicia Keys talking about Nina Simone, or Ashley Judd on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein and said Tuesday she wants the former movie mogul to be held accountable for "illegal conduct" that caused her to lose money, status, prestige and power.
Judd was in the first group of women who came forward last fall about Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, putting her at the forefront of the #MeToo movement. She spoke on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, one day after filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashley Judd sued Harvey Weinstein on Monday, saying the former movie mogul hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances.
In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violating California's unfair competition law. Judd was in the first group of women who came forward last fall about Weinstein's sexual misconduct, putting her at the forefront of the #MeToo movement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct, read aloud a personal letter she'd written to sexual assault survivors Saturday, telling them that healing is not only possible, "it's our birthright."
Actresses urge New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.
The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.
Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd and Annabella Sciorra introduced a special Time's Up segment at the Academy Awards on Sunday (03.04.18).
Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra took the stage on Oscar night to deliver a message to Hollywood and beyond: Time's up.
On a night featuring real-life heroines, many actresses went for something strong and bold on the Oscar red carpet — something metallic.
Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek and Sandra Bullock literally shimmered in gold and silver gowns. They stood out on a carpet that starred mostly whites and neutrals.
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Judd and Sorvino’s hope for change
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For Person of the Year, Time magazine named “The Silence Breakers” — those who went public with their stories of being victims of sexual assault and harassment by powerful men in government, entertainment, journalism, sports and other fields.
On Time’s cover five women face the camera. They include actress Ashley Judd and singer Taylor Swift.
Terry Zwigoff has claimed Harvey Weinstein blocked him from casting Mira Sorvino in 'Bad Santa'.
The 68-year-old filmmaker has apologized to the 50-year-old actress after admitting he was interested in offering her a role in the 2003 festive comedy, but was met with resistance by the disgraced producer.
He tweeted: "I was interested in casting Mira Sorvino in BAD SANTA, but every time I mentioned her over the phone to the Weinsteins, I'd hear a CLICK.
Jason Priestley has claimed he once "punched" Harvey Weinstein in the face.
The 48-year-old actor has detailed a moment during Miramax's after party for the 1995 Golden Globes when he was involved in an altercation with the disgraced producer, who has been accused of sexually harassing over 80 women over a 30-year period.
Harvey Weinstein has denied Sir Peter Jackson's claims that he banned the director from casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.
The 56-year-old filmmaker helmed the three fantasy movies which were released in the early 2000s, and has claimed that the disgraced producer - whose production company Miramax briefly controlled the movies before New Line Cinema took over - told him the two actresses were "a nightmare to work with".
Weinstein blacklisted Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd
Peter Jackson’s Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein's advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses.
Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were "a nightmare" to work with and thus didn't consider either for his Lord of the Rings films.
TIME magazine's Person of the Year this year isn't a single individual at all. It's thousands of people.
"The Silence Breakers" is what TIME is dubbing the women, and men, who are speaking out against sexual harassment and assault after years of suffering in silence, or of being ignored.
‘Silence Breakers’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — The "Silence Breakers" — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
An Oregon senator who accused Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, of groping her at the state capitol was included among a group of women and men honored by Time Magazine as part of its Person of the Year 2017 award.
"The Silence Breakers," those who've reported sexual harassment and launched the #MeToo movement on social media, were this year's recipients of the magazine's annual award.
Judd: Women will persevere in fighting sexual harassment
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd, whose claims against a Hollywood mogul helped set off an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations, said Friday that the fight against sexual misconduct will be a "chaotic, messy" endeavor, but that women won't let potential public fatigue about the scandals slow the efforts.
Judd told an audience at the University of Kentucky, her alma mater, that the fight is about "ending impunity."
Ashley Judd is planning a new memoir, which will go into detail about the alleged sexual harassment carried out on her by Harvey Weinstein.
The 49-year-old actress is reportedly set to frankly address the allegations she made against the producer in a new book and insiders have told the New York Post's Page Six column that publishers could offer an advance of more than $1 million to secure the rights to the tome.
GREENWICH — The sexual assault scandal that has rocked the heights the entertainment industry and toppled disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached its way to the Greenwich first selectman’s race.Opponents of Democratic first selectman candidate Sandy Litvack are asking what he knew about Weinstein during his time as a board member and high ranking executive of the Walt Disney Company, which owned Weinstein’s movie studio, Miramax.Weinstein has been accused of rape and harassment by...
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Ashley Judd: ‘Tipping point’ on sexual harassment is here
NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Judd says the continuing flurry of allegations against Harvey Weinstein means society is at a "tipping point" on sexual harassment.
The actress added that "this will be the end of it if we decide that's what we want" before being honored at the Women's Media Center Awards in New York on Thursday.
Ashley Judd on support over Weinstein: ‘I feel loved’
Ashley Judd has detailed the sexual harassment she allegedly faced at the hands of Harvey Weinstein.
The 49-year-old actress was one of the first women to publicly accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment in The New York Times exposé, and she has now detailed her encounter with the mogul - who now stands accused of harassing or sexually assaulting over 40 women over a 30-year period - at his Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel room two decades ago.
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Kenneth Branagh has praised the "gutsy" women who have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
The disgraced producer stands accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees over a 30-year period, and Hollywood star Kenneth, 56, has expressed his "unreserved admiration" for those who have had the courage to come forward and share their experiences with Weinstein.
Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd to be interviewed by ABC News
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Ashley Judd will sit down with anchor Diane Sawyer for her first television interview since the actress-activist went public with allegations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein.
The interview will air Thursday on ABC News platforms including "Good Morning America," ''World News Tonight with David Muir" and "Nightline."
A look at some of the women accusing Weinstein of harassment
NEW YORK (AP) — The women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse range from aspiring actresses to Oscar winners. Each has told their story about an inappropriate run-in with the movie mogul in recent days, leading to the swift downfall of one of Hollywood's most powerful men.
NBC News passed on Harvey Weinstein scandal, leading to New Yorker and New York Times exposes
Comcast-owned NBC News gave up on the Harvey Weinstein serial sexual harassment story back in August, allowing the New Yorker magazine — in an article written by former NBC News staffer Ronan Farrow — and the New York Times to break the hard-hitting and viral pieces.
Heidi Klum has paid tribute to the "brave women" who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein.
The 44-year-old model "truly admires" those who have made claims against the Hollywood producer - who has faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by the likes of Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne - but insists these "horrible stories" are not rare.
If White House video is to be believed, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd weren’t the only beautiful people who knew Harvey Weinstein was a bloated sexual predator.
“I’ve known Harvey Weinstein for a long time,” President Donald J. Trump said a couple of days ago, before getting into his presidential helicopter. “And I’m not at all surprised to see it.”
‘Berlin Station’ cast say German capital more than backdrop
BERLIN (AP) — Actors Leland Orser and Keke Palmer crouch next to a fence at a dusty former East Berlin concrete plant as cranes whir behind them moving pallets of goods in an industrial area oblivious to the filming going on.
Cate Blanchett has offered her "wholehearted support" to the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
No redo on Weinstein groping investigation halted in 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they didn't have enough evidence to prove a model's claim that movie producer Harvey Weinstein groped her in 2015. Even if they changed their minds now, it would legally be too late.
AP News Guide: The toppling of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
NEW YORK (AP) — Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been ousted from the company he co-founded and that bears his name following a devastating New York Times expose that detailed years of sexual harassment allegations against him.
Here's a look at the allegations, the man and the reactions:
Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashley Judd, was published in The New York Times Thursday.
The full text of Harvey Weinstein’s lengthy apology
NEW YORK (AP) — Here is the full text of Harvey Weinstein's statement to The New York Times following its report depicting decades of sexual harassment against women, including actress Ashley Judd and former employees:
I came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.
I have since learned it's not an excuse, in the office — or out of it. To anyone.
Smart Rating: 81.38Genre: children, docudrama, adventureStarring: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris KristoffersonSeveral years have passed since Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital gave Winter the dolphin a prosthetic tail, thereby saving her life. Now however, a new crisis has arisen. Winter's elderly surrogate mother, Panama, has died, which leaves Winter without a pool mate. According to USDA regulations, dolphins cannot be housed alone; unless a new companion can be found quickly, Clearwater will lose Winter to another aquarium.
Smart Rating: 85.26Genre: children, docudrama, adventureStarring: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan GambleWhile swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Though she is rescued and transported to Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and the prognosis is dire. What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle. She gets that miracle in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman) and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who find a way to help Winter swim again.