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Cannes: Relaunched French 50/50 Organization Fact-Checks Fest on Female Representation

Last year at Cannes, there was a notable void in the vocal female activism that has characterized the festival since the start of the #MeToo movement, as both Time’s Up U.S. and its French corollary, Collectif 50/50, had recently imploded in controversy. But unlike Time’s Up, which is now effectively defunct in the U.S., the […]

Cannes Director Says He’s Only Interested in Johnny Depp “As an Actor,” Dismisses Opening Night Film Controversy

Thierry Fremaux doesn’t see anything controversial about having a Johnny Depp film open the biggest film festival in the world. Depp stars as French king Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry from French director Maiwenn, which will kick off the 2023 Cannes Film Festival tomorrow. The choice raised some eyebrows in the U.S., where Depp […]

Keke Palmer Says the #MeToo Movement Should Happen in the Music Industry: “Everybody’s a Crooked Cop”

Keke Palmer is opening up about her experience in the music industry and the change she wants to see. While talking with People magazine, in an interview published online Friday, about her new album Big Boss and its self-written accompanying film, which follows her journey within the music industry, the Nope actress said the #MeToo Movement […]

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Star Quits Cinema Over French #MeToo Inertia

French actress Adèle Haenel, the star of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, has announced her retirement from the movie business, saying the complacency and indifference of the French industry to the #MeToo movement is behind her decision. In a letter published on media news site Télérama on Tuesday, Haenel she wanted to use the […]

Bel Powley Says She Was “Touched Inappropriately” in Her Early 20s by Senior Crewmember

Bel Powley has revealed that a senior crewmember on a project she worked on when she was younger “touch[ed] me inappropriately.” During a recent interview with The Independent, the actress — who stars in NatGeo miniseries A Small Light, which premiered May 1 — detailed her experience working in the industry in her early 20s. […]

Matthew Lawrence Says an Agency Fired Him After He Refused to Take Off His Clothes for an Award-Winning Director

Matthew Lawrence said he believes he was dropped by an agency after refusing to meet the demands of a prominent Hollywood director who asked him to take off his clothes during a hotel room meeting. The Boy Meets World actor detailed his experiences on a recent episode of the Brotherly Love Podcast, with his brothers […]

13 Women Accuse Gérard Depardieu of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior (Report)

Gérard Depardieu faces fresh allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by 13 women who spoke to French investigative news website Médiapart as part of a months-long investigation into the French film star. The Médiapart report, published Wednesday, details numerous cases of groping, obscene comments and inappropriate acts by Depardieu on film and TV sets between 2004 and […]

Maiwenn, Director of Johnny Depp’s Cannes Opener ‘Jeanne du Barry,’ Accused of Assaulting Journalist

Maïwenn, the French actress and director whose latest feature, Jeanne du Barry, starring Johnny Depp, will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is being sued by a French journalist for assault. Edwy Plenel, the editor-in-chief of Mediapart, an online investigative newspaper, filed a complaint with French police claiming Maïwenn assaulted him on Feb. 22 while […]

‘Voice of Holland’ Ex-Stars Charged With Sexual Offenses

Authorities in the Netherlands have brought charges against two prominent Dutch celebrities in connection with a sexual abuse scandal at hit talent show The Voice of Holland. Jeroen Rietbergen, the ex-husband of Dutch actress and TV personality Linda de Mol, sister to The Voice creator John de Mol, has been charged with sexual assault of […]

Harvey Weinstein’s “Jane Doe 1” Victim Reveals Identity: “I’m Tired of Hiding”

On Dec. 19, Evgeniya Chernyshova was driving to pick out a Christmas tree near her home in Los Angeles when she got a message that she’s been waiting for, in some form or another, for five years. “We have a verdict,” read the text from Chernyshova’s attorney, Dave Ring. The 43-year-old mother of three stopped […]

Sexual Assault Survivors Head to MusiCares Gala

As a busy Grammys weekend kicks off with the MusiCares gala, women who say they are survivors of sexual abuse in the music world are calling for that industry to change its tune. “How much does music care?” asked Melissa Schuman, a recording artist and actress who alleged in 2017 that Nick Carter raped her […]

Les Moonves Accuser’s Family Speaks Out About LAPD’s Mishandling of Her Case

The children of the late TV executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, whose claims of sexual misconduct against Les Moonves helped lead to his resignation as CEO of CBS in 2018, spoke out on Jan. 20 about the Los Angeles Police Department’s mishandling of her confidential police report. They and their attorney, Gloria Allred, said they met the […]