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Star Wars director strikes back at abuse of star

Star Wars director strikes back at abuse of star

Entertainment
Star Wars director Rian Johnson has hit back at the troll "manbabies" who have forced actress Kelly Marie Tran to quit Instagram after months of racist and sexist abuse over her role in The Last Jedi. The Vietnamese-American star - who became the first woman of colour to play a leading part in the iconic series - has deleted all of her posts on the photo-sharing social network.She has been targeted by what Johnson described as "unhealthy people" who took issue with her performance as Resistance fighter Rose Tico in the eighth instalment of the fantasy saga, which was released in December.Addressing the backlash on Twitter, Johnson said: "What we talk about when we talk about manbabies."He added: "On social media a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but...
‘It’s 2018 and there are still monkey noises in the stands… really?’ – Michy Batshuayi reports racist abuse in Europa League tie

‘It’s 2018 and there are still monkey noises in the stands… really?’ – Michy Batshuayi reports racist abuse in Europa League tie

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Michy BatshuayiFriday, February 23, 2018Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has reported that he suffered racist abuse during Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League clash against Serie A side Atalanta.The Belgian ace, currently on loan at Dortmund, said on Twitter that he heard ‘monkey noises’ from the stands in Italy.Thursday night’s game finished 1-1 but Dortmund progressed to the next round 4-3 on aggregate, with Batshuayi scoring twice in the first-leg.Atalanta have previous offenses related to racism. In January, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants during a Serie A game and the club received a suspended one-game stand closure.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Woody Allen's daughter to address abuse claims

Woody Allen's daughter to address abuse claims

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Woody Allen's adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow has given her first TV interview over claims she was sexually abused by her father.The long-form interview will be aired on CBS' This Morning on Thursday, as several stars begin distancing themselves from the acclaimed director.Dylan Farrow accused Allen of sexually assaulting her when she was seven years old, a claim the director has rejected.Dylan is Mia Farrow's adoptive daughter, who Allen cared for during the course of this 13-year relationship with the actress."I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it's important that people realise that one victim, one accuser, matters," Dylan is heard saying in a short clip published by CBS."And that they are enough to change things."Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Rebecca H...
Digital pills can help doctors monitor opioid abuse

Digital pills can help doctors monitor opioid abuse

Health
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are testing the use of ingestible sensors to track opioid ingestion patterns.The sensor is planted in a gelatin capsule along with the medication. The digital pills can help doctors track how frequently patients are using their opioid prescription, and potentially alert healthcare officials to signs of abuse.During initial tests, researchers found opioid-naive patients actually took fewer pills over a shorter period of time while managing fracture pain.Researchers published the results of their tests in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia."As an investigational tool, the digital pill provides a direct measure of opioid ingestion and changes in medication-taking behavior," lead study author Dr. Edward Boyer said in a news relea...
Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

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Another member of the US Olympic gymnastics team has come forward with sexual abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Gabby Douglas wrote in an Instagram post, "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful." Douglas, 21, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who competed in 2012 and 2016. Earlier this month, Aly Raisman -- Douglas' teammate on the last two Olympic teams -- came forward alleging that Nassar had abused her. Prior to that, McKayla Maroney shared in an Instagram post that Nassar abused her from when she was 13. J...