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Hayek accuses Weinstein of sexual harassment

Hayek accuses Weinstein of sexual harassment

Entertainment
Hollywood star Salma Hayek has become the latest actress to speak out against film producer Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of sexual harassment and branding him a "monster".The Mexican-born 51-year-old hit out at the Hollywood mogul in a revealing article published in the New York Times, detailing alleged sexual harassment, bullying and threats made against her.She claimed he once told her: "I will kill you, don't think I can't."The actress, who said she was inspired to share her experiences after others came forward, wrote about her time working on the 2002 film Frida - in which she played Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.Hayek said she was initially pleased to work with Weinstein but claimed she soon found herself rejecting sexual advances from the producer.:: Harvey Weinstein accused of dire...
The words we use to describe sexual harassment

The words we use to describe sexual harassment

Finance
Explaining the language of sexual harassmentThe words we use to describe inappropriate sexual behavior determine how the behavior is remembered, reported and even investigated. But many people still aren't sure what constitutes harassment and what doesn't. "There are a lot of weird myths out there about what is and what isn't sexual harassment," says behavioral scientist Lilia Cortina. "People don't realize how many things actually are sexually harassing conduct." Here's a list of terms, where they fall on the legal spectrum and how they differ. Sexual harassmentThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines a behavior as unlawful harassment when it creates "a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or abusive." That could include unwanted adva...
US goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

US goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

Sports
US goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former Fifa president Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment.The World Cup winner, 36, says the incident happened at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards, before she went on stage to present an award.In an interview with Portugal newspaper Expresso, Solo - who has 202 caps - said: "I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass."Blatter, 81, denied the incident took place, with his spokesman telling BBC Sport: "This allegation is ridiculous."Solo, when asked why she has not spoken out on the incident before, added: "I was nervous for the presentation. It was the Ballon d'Or I was presenting. "After that I didn't see him and that was kind of bad. I didn't get to tell him directly 'don't ever touch me'. That's the way I've always handled things - directly."A growing number of public fi...
Spacey 'seeking treatment' amid harassment claim

Spacey 'seeking treatment' amid harassment claim

Entertainment
Kevin Spacey is seeking "treatment" following claims he sexually harassed a teen thirty years ago, his publicist said.On Monday, actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey had made a sexual advance toward him in 1985, when Rapp was just 14-years-old and Spacey was 26.The House of Cards actor said in a statement that he does "not remember the encounter", but said he was "beyond horrified to hear his story"."But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology," Spacey added.He then addressed rumours about his sexuality, saying he now "chooses to live as a gay man".:: Is Kevin Spacey using his sexuality as a PR spin?Image:Anthony Rapp said the actor made a sexual advance when he was 17-year-oldA statement from Spacey's representatives said: "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necess...
Piven denies 'appalling' harassment allegations

Piven denies 'appalling' harassment allegations

Entertainment
Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven has denied twice groping an actress, calling the allegations "appalling".In a statement, Piven 52, said: "I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me."It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn't happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard."Ariane Bellamar, who appeared in Suicide Squad and The Hangover Part III, claimed the harassment happened on the set of the hit show Entourage and at the Playboy mansion.Hey @jeremypiven! ‘Member when you cornered me in your trailer on the #Entourage set? ‘Member grabbing my boobies on the 🛋 without asking??— Ariane Bellamar (@ArianeBellamar) October 30, 2017She tweeted on