#MeToo

Being an international movement about sexual harassment and assault, #MeToo is a hashtag used on social media against these issues. it got viral in October 2017. It was started again after the case of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein came into limelight. It was first used by Tarana Burke in 2006 to promote empowerment through empathy.

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Kevin Spacey compares his downfall after #MeToo to coronavirus-linked layoffs

07 May 2020

Kevin Spacey compares his downfall after #MeToo to coronavirus-linked layoffs

Kevin Spacey is making it to the headlines again, not for a good reason, of course.

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

01 May 2020

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

Joe Biden, the former Vice-President of the US and Democratic Presidential candidate, will for the first time address the sexual allegations leveled against him by Tara Reade, a woman staffer from the 90s.

Two weeks after diagnosis, Weinstein is free of coronavirus symptoms

11 Apr 2020

Two weeks after diagnosis, Weinstein is free of coronavirus symptoms

Disgraced Hollywood producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, who is currently serving prison term, has no symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), over two weeks after contracting the deadly illness.

#MeToo failed in Bollywood, Maanvi Gaagroo's casting couch experience confirms

10 Apr 2020

#MeToo failed in Bollywood, Maanvi Gaagroo's casting couch experience confirms

One would assume that in the post #MeToo era, actors would be safe from unsolicited advances, but sadly that is not the case as actor Maanvi Gaagroo, famous for her roles in TVF Tripling and Four More Shots Please, has revealed.

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years imprisonment

11 Mar 2020

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years imprisonment

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault by a New York court on Wednesday, marking a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement.

Slut-shamed for sharing swimsuit pictures, Sona Mohapatra slams trolls

31 Dec 2019

Slut-shamed for sharing swimsuit pictures, Sona Mohapatra slams trolls

On Monday, singer-composer Sona Mohapatra had shared pictures of herself from a vacation wherein she was in a swimsuit.

#MeToo: Neha Bhasin calls Anu Malik 'pervert', Sona slams Sony

31 Oct 2019

#MeToo: Neha Bhasin calls Anu Malik 'pervert', Sona slams Sony

Around this time last year, social media was abuzz with #MeToo stories. Indian women, who had been humiliated, abused, or made uncomfortable by men in power spoke about the trauma.

Man, who filed FIR against CJI complainant, can't be "found"

25 Jul 2019

Man, who filed FIR against CJI complainant, can't be "found"

The former Supreme Court employee, who had leveled sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, was accused of fraud by a 31-year-old man.

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

24 Jul 2019

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".

#MeToo accused Anu Malik set to return on small screen?

23 Jul 2019

#MeToo accused Anu Malik set to return on small screen?

Music composer Anu Malik, who had to step down as Indian Idol judge after he was named in the #MeToo movement by two noted singers, is all set to return on TV.

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

18 Jul 2019

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

Days after senior journalist Barkha Dutt slammed Kapil Sibal and his wife for duping 200 employees of Tiranga TV, the news channel has been hit by yet another controversy.

#MeToo: Nana Patekar gets clean-chit in Tanushree Dutta harassment case

13 Jun 2019

#MeToo: Nana Patekar gets clean-chit in Tanushree Dutta harassment case

In 2018, actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Her allegations started the much-needed #MeToo movement in Bollywood.

British tycoon Philip Green charged with touching fitness instructor inappropriately

01 Jun 2019

British tycoon Philip Green charged with touching fitness instructor inappropriately

British retail mogul Sir Philip Green of Arcadia Group has been charged in the US with four counts of misdemeanor after a fitness instructor accused him of touching her inappropriately.

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

09 May 2019

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

The temple of justice, India's Supreme Court, turned out to be a big disappointment in the last couple of days.

MJ Akbar deposes in defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani

04 May 2019

MJ Akbar deposes in defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani

Former Union minister MJ Akbar on Saturday recorded his statement in the defamation case he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

#MJAkbarCase: Defamation charge framed against journalist Priya Ramani

10 Apr 2019

#MJAkbarCase: Defamation charge framed against journalist Priya Ramani

A Delhi court today framed defamation charge against journalist Priya Ramani in a case filed by ex-Union minister M J Akbar after she leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

New 'consent condom' needs two people to unpack it

05 Apr 2019

New 'consent condom' needs two people to unpack it

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, apparently everyone is talking about the importance of consent, and rightly so.

Sanjay Dutt reacts to #MeToo allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani

05 Apr 2019

Sanjay Dutt reacts to #MeToo allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani

The #MeToo movement sent shockwaves across Bollywood, after several renowned celebrities were accused of sexual misconduct.

No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

01 Apr 2019

No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

Tejasvi Surya, BJP's candidate from Bangalore South, managed to get a court order on Friday which bars 49 media houses from publishing "defamatory" articles about him.

Tamannaah Bhatia on Sajid Khan: 'I was completely comfortable'

19 Mar 2019

Tamannaah Bhatia on Sajid Khan: 'I was completely comfortable'

Bollywood's #MeToo movement brought a series of sordid tales of sexual harassment in the limelight.

Rape accused Alok Nath to play judge in #MeToo movie

01 Mar 2019

Rape accused Alok Nath to play judge in #MeToo movie

Alok Nath, who was accused of rape by television writer Vinta Nanda, is back in the headlines, but this time for his career move.

Tanushree to release short film on Bollywood's sexual harassment stories

27 Feb 2019

Tanushree to release short film on Bollywood's sexual harassment stories

Tanushree Dutta, who spearheaded the #MeToo movement in Bollywood, continues to contribute to the campaign.

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

25 Feb 2019

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

On Monday, journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a Delhi court after she was summoned as an accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar.

Time's Up CEO resigns after sexual assault allegations against son

24 Feb 2019

Time's Up CEO resigns after sexual assault allegations against son

Time's Up is an anti-harassment group formed in response to the flood of narratives from survivors that kept pouring in towards the end of 2017 after the floodgates were opened by the #MeToo movement.

Lisa Borders, CEO of anti-harassment group, Time's Up, resigns

19 Feb 2019

Lisa Borders, CEO of anti-harassment group, Time's Up, resigns

Time's Up is an anti-harassment group that was formed in response to the flood of narratives from survivors that kept pouring in towards the end of 2017 after the floodgates were opened by the #MeToo movement.

Lena Headey's career harmed for refusing sex with Harvey Weinstein

18 Feb 2019

Lena Headey's career harmed for refusing sex with Harvey Weinstein

Lena Headey is best known for playing the cold and calculating Queen Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones.

Noted director Woody Allen slaps Amazon with $68 million lawsuit

08 Feb 2019

Noted director Woody Allen slaps Amazon with $68 million lawsuit

Woody Allen, the acclaimed but recently disgraced writer-director, filed a suit against Amazon Studios on Thursday, February 7, in the New York Federal Court.

In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns

06 Feb 2019

In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns

Amid widespread allegations that the Vatican emboldened sexual predators by turning a blind eye to survivor stories, Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that nuns were sexually abused by priests and bishops and that he was committed to solving this problem.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar accuser Priya Ramani summoned by court

29 Jan 2019

#MeToo: MJ Akbar accuser Priya Ramani summoned by court

On Tuesday, Patiala House Court issued summons to journalist Priya Ramani in the defamation case filed by the former junior minister of External Affairs, MJ Akbar. She has been asked to appear as an accused on February 25.

#MeToo: Tanushree curses Nana, Rakhi, Ganesh; hopes their kids 'suffer'

25 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Tanushree curses Nana, Rakhi, Ganesh; hopes their kids 'suffer'

Tanushree Dutta created havoc last year in Bollywood industry after claiming that Nana Patekar sexually harassed her in 2008 during the shoot of Horn Ok Pleassss.

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

22 Jan 2019

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

On Tuesday, a Delhi court reserved its verdict on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar, who the journalist had accused of sexual misconduct.

Kangana Ranaut on #MeToo: I was harassed by actors

22 Jan 2019

Kangana Ranaut on #MeToo: I was harassed by actors

Trust Kangana Ranaut to speak her mind and she won't disappoint. The actress doesn't shy away from expressing her thoughts, come what may.

Bollywood silent because they don't know facts: Richa on Hirani

18 Jan 2019

Bollywood silent because they don't know facts: Richa on Hirani

Bollywood has largely been silent about the sexual assault allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and actor Richa Chadha believes that is because they are not aware of the facts of the case.

#MeToo: Sexual harassment complaint registered against Bhushan Kumar, then withdrawn

17 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Sexual harassment complaint registered against Bhushan Kumar, then withdrawn

The #MeToo movement is once again gaining momentum in the industry. After director Rajkumar Hirani, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar was also accused of sexual harassment, again.

PETA's advertisement on toxic masculinity is vulgar, weird and unnecessary

17 Jan 2019

PETA's advertisement on toxic masculinity is vulgar, weird and unnecessary

Dear PETA, we get it. The pressure to stay relevant in the woke-era is enormous. One has to constantly brainstorm ideas to cater to new consumers, who have an opinion, are unabashed about their beliefs and don't think twice before calling a spade, spade.

#MeToo: Karishma Tanna supports Rajkumar Hirani, slams 'immature' accuser

17 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Karishma Tanna supports Rajkumar Hirani, slams 'immature' accuser

In Bollywood's #MeToo movement, the recent one to bite the dust is director Rajkumar Hirani.

This Gillette ad supporting #MeToo movement is hard hitting

15 Jan 2019

This Gillette ad supporting #MeToo movement is hard hitting

Gillette, the popular shaving supplies brand, recently released an advertisement that plays on their popular 30-year-old tagline 'The Best A Man Can Get'.

#MeToo: Is the social media justice system really fair?

14 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Is the social media justice system really fair?

#MeToo is a phenomenal step against abusive patriarchal structures that protect the powerful and allow sexual harassment of the powerless.

Dia Mirza on Rajkumar Hirani: Formal inquiry must be conducted

14 Jan 2019

Dia Mirza on Rajkumar Hirani: Formal inquiry must be conducted

Director Rajkumar Hirani's sexual harassment case has sent a shockwave across the industry.

#MeToo: Hirani accused of sexual assault on sets of 'Sanju'

13 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Hirani accused of sexual assault on sets of 'Sanju'

Another big name of Bollywood bites the dust in the post #MeToo era. A woman has come forward accusing director Rajkumar Hirani of sexual assault while on the sets of Sanju.