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Hoffman faces more sexual misconduct allegations

Hoffman faces more sexual misconduct allegations

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US actor Dustin Hoffman is facing more claims of sexual misconduct as two women make new allegations.Playwright Cori Thomas claims the now 80-year-old star exposed himself to her when she was 16, dropping his towel in front of her after she had dinner with him and his daughter.She told Variety she came to know Mr Hoffman as a classmate of his daughter, and was invited into a hotel room with him after the three of them had dinner.Ms Thomas explained he had a shower after his daughter left, and came out wearing a towel, which he dropped in front of her, exposing himself.He then put on a dressing gown and asked her to massage his feet.He is accused of repeatedly asking Ms Thomas if she wanted to see him naked again.Variety also spoke to a woman called Melissa Kester, who claims the veteran Ho...
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...
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...
Sylvester Stallone accused of sexual assault by girl, 16 – he denies claims

Sylvester Stallone accused of sexual assault by girl, 16 – he denies claims

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GETTY IMAGESALLEGATIONS: Stallone has been accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into a threesomeThe Rocky Balboa actor branded claims that he frightened a teenage girl into a threesome in a Las Vegas hotel.It has been alleged Stallone, 71, threatened to beat the girl is she revealed details of the tryst.However, he had called the claims "ridiculous" and "categorically false", according to Daily News.The unidentified accuser was just 16 at the time of the claimed attack in July 1986.GETTY IMAGESDENIAL: The Rocky actor has branded the allegations 'ridiculous' “No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr Stallone” Michelle Bega, Sylvester Stallone representativeThey are said to have filed a report with Las Vegas police after the alleged
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...