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January 17, 2018


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fallout continues to come as a result of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has followed through on a promise to donate campaign contributions he had received from the disgraced Hollywood titan. State paperwork says Cuomo gave $111,000 he got from Weinstein to Women’s Justice Now, a New York City-based charitable organization associated with the National Organization for Women. Cuomo pledged to give the money over in October — after several women accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and, in some cases, rape.


NEW YORK (AP) — It’s said a rising tide lifts all boats. And when it comes to the issue of sexual misconduct, it seems the tide is starting to turn against anyone who has been accused of wrongdoing. Take Woody Allen as an example. He has long denied his adoptive daughter’s claim that he molested her when she was just 7. But now a number of Hollywood types are backing Dylan Farrow and her claim. And some players in the movie industry have begun to distance themselves from Allen to avoid being caught up in the ever-widening sexual misbehavior scandal.



008-v-35-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)--AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the stench from sexual misconduct scandal may be starting to rub off on veteran director Woody Allen. (17 Jan 2018)

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009-v-36-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)--AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports that Woody Allen’s name is starting to be mentioned in connection with Hollywood’s growing sexual misconduct scandal. (17 Jan 2018)

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010-c-24-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“Hollywood and elsewhere”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Woody Allen’s adopted daughter accuses him of sexual misconduct. (17 Jan 2018)

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NEW YORK (AP) — While a number of actors and actresses have begun to distance themselves from Woody Allen, not everyone has abandoned him. Alec Baldwin says he still thinks of Allen as one of the great directors in Hollywood. And Baldwin says being in three of Allen’s movies has been a privilege. As for the allegation by his adopted daughter that Allen molested her as a child — Baldwin notes the matter was investigated and that no criminal charges were filed.



011-v-36-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent)--While some Hollywood stars are putting distance between themselves and director Woody Allen, actor Alec Baldwin is not one of them. AP correspondent Shirley Smith reports. (17 Jan 2018)

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014-v-36-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent)--Sides are being taken in connection with allegations against director Woody Allen regarding one of his children. AP correspondent Shirley Smith reports. (17 Jan 2018)

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012-c-11-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent)-“of his career”-AP correspondent Shirley Smith reports actor Alec Baldwin is sticking up for director Woody Allen in the face of repeated allegations that Allen sexually molested his adopted daughter. (17 Jan 2018)

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013-c-17-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent)-“me too movement”-AP correspondent Shirley Smith reports that Alec Baldwin is not following in the footsteps of other actors who are distancing themselves from Woody Allen over his adopted daughter’s repeated claims of molestation. (17 Jan 2018)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Matt Damon opened his mouth about the sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood, he promptly put his foot in it. Now, he says he’s a bit wiser than when he said that there are degrees of sexual misconduct — and not all offenders should be treated the same. Damon says he’s sorry his words were misunderstood — but insists he still supports the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Damon says he will be careful to listen more to women on the subject before he speaks about it again.



001-w-37-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with actor Matt Damon, in AP interview)--A leading actor acknowledges he misspoke when he discussed the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the details. ((Wrap opens with actuality)) (17 Jan 2018)

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002-w-36-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with actor Matt Damon, in AP interview)--Matt Damon is walking back his earlier comments about the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the move comes after the actor’s earlier comments were ill-received. ((Wrap opens with actuality)) (17 Jan 2018)

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003-c-18-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“and just listen”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports that actor Matt Damon has adjusted his thinking about sexual harassment. (17 Jan 2018)

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004-c-08-(Matt Damon, actor, in AP interview)-“what I said”-Matt Damon says he regrets suggesting that there are different levels of sexual harassment -- remarks that have earned him rebukes from women’s rights activists. ((cut used in wrap)) (17 Jan 2018)

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005-c-11-(Matt Damon, actor, in AP interview)-“that, I’m sorry”-Matt Damon says he apologizes for hurting anyone by suggesting that not all sexual misconduct is the same. ((cut used in wrap)) (17 Jan 2018)

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006-c-07-(Matt Damon, actor, in AP interview)-“to do that”-Matt Damon says since speaking out on the subject of sexual harassment and getting called out for doing so, he plans to speak out less. (17 Jan 2018)

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007-c-16-(Matt Damon, actor, in AP interview)-“the back seat”-Matt Damon says he’s a full supporter of the Time’s Up movement -- but says he plans not to be as vocal going forward. (cut used in wrap)) (17 Jan 2018)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The latest “Star Wars” movie is among those in the mix for an award given out by AARP The Magazine. “The Last Jedi” is among the movies up for the publication’s 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards. A number of Oscar contenders are in the mix for the award, too. They include “Get Out,” ″Lady Bird,” ″The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Winners will be named Feb. 5 at a ceremony in Los Angeles.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of course, it’s nice to win a trophy during the Hollywood awards season. But it’s also a pretty big deal to present one. Among those named to present at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards are Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Rosanna Arquette — along with Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez and Maya Rudolph. Kristen Bell will host — the first time in its 24-year history the SAG Awards will have a host.


CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a star of the former hit show “Glee” has been dismissed. A West Virginia TV station (WCHS) reports the case against Naya Rivera was tossed after her husband declined to seek prosecution. The case arose from a Nov. 25 incident in which Ryan Keith Dorsey told a deputy Rivera hit him in the face and neck as the two argued over their child.

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