Abuse of women

FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University's interim president John Engler speaks with reporters after appearing at a legislative hearing in Lansing, Mich. A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday, June 19, urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
June 19, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 5:21 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. One order of business was a draft resolution co-signed by dozens of SBC leaders...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Streaming numbers for R. Kelly has remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. Spotify made the bold declaration on May 10, but R. Kelly's streaming numbers...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. As critics of the singer seek to cancel his shows because of his alleged mistreatment of women, a community leader in North Carolina says she and others will stage a protest if his Friday show in Greensboro takes place. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. A spokesperson said Thursday that Kelly's music is no longer available on the streaming service's owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations. His...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in New York. Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women's issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late Monday, May 7, 2018, that he would be resigning from office hours after four women he was romantically involved with accused him of physical violence in accounts published by The New Yorker. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 08, 2018 - 8:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following accusations of physical abuse from four women (all times local): 8 p.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWO'-moh) has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of abuse by New York...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a new conference in New York. Schneiderman resigned from office after several women accused him of violently slapping and choking them. They say the abuse happened during romantic encounters, and that they were also verbally abused and threatened. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 08, 2018 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Less than three months ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman went before the news cameras to announce a lawsuit accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his former studio of abusing and intimidating a multitude of women. "We have never seen anything as despicable as what...
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In this photo taken Saturday, March 24, 2018, a man holds a Croatian flag and stands by banners that read: ''No Istanbul Convention in Croatia'' during a protest against an international convention they say indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people, in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatian lawmakers have approved an international treaty on women's rights despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament on Friday, April 13 voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union party. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers ratified an international treaty on women's rights on Friday despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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Zelda Perkins poses for a portrait prior to testifying before British lawmakers investigating workplace sexual harassment in London, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.Harvey Weinstein's former assistant says she tried to prevent him abusing women almost two decades ago, making him sign a legal agreement that required him to seek therapy and mend his ways. Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's film company in 1998, along with a colleague who accused the movie mogul of trying to rape her. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 28, 2018 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's former British assistant said Wednesday that a gag order she had to sign when she left his film company was "morally lacking in every way" and failed to stop the movie producer's harassment and abuse of women. Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's firm Miramax in 1998...
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March 14, 2018 - 6:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's gender equality minister says fighting violence against women isn't just a top priority for French President Emmanuel Macron — it's the top priority. And one of the first targets is street harassment. In an interview at the United Nations, Marlene Schiappa said...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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