Sex in society

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Louise Godbold, center, speaks at a news conference outside a Manhattan courthouse after Harvey Weinstein arrived in New York. Godbold, who said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her after she sought an internship in 1991, isn't sure that justice is yet available in the court system. “But, in a global sense, justice to me is that his power and influence is taken away," Godbold said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 09, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has unfolded this month in a 15th-floor courtroom in New York, but its reverberations are being felt far beyond, as his many accusers anxiously await the outcome. They wonder how the disgraced mogul's wealth and power might affect the verdict. They wince at...
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Randy Jacobson, left and Diane Jacobson speak to other Trump supporters beforef a campaign rally for President Donald Trump Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
February 09, 2020 - 8:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump was more than halfway through his speech at a rally in Milwaukee when one of his hand gestures caught the eye of a supporter standing in the packed arena. The 51-year-old woman believed the president had traced the shape of the letter “Q” with his fingers as...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019 file photo, Gayle King attends the 2019 Women's Media Awards, hosted by The Women's Media Center, at the Mandarin Oriental New York in New York. King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
February 09, 2020 - 1:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. Snoop Dogg issued a warning to...
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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, left, leaves the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 07, 2020 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years ago, his lawyers Friday turned to an expert known for studying false, repressed and unreliable memories. “It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to know that memory fades over time,"...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courtroom during his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 06, 2020 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial rested their case Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women, including some who said he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and justified his behavior as the cost of getting ahead in...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019, file photo, E. Jean Carroll poses for a photo in New York. Lawyers for Carroll who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 06, 2020 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers want to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by an advice columnist who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s and is seeking his DNA as possible evidence. Trump attorneys argued in legal papers this week that E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and “...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 05, 2020 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein stripped off his clothes, pulled down her dress and groped her breast in a hotel bathroom in 2013, Lauren Marie Young says he also offered a chilling excuse for his lewd behavior: “This is what all actresses do to make it." Young's account of her encounter with...
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February 05, 2020 - 1:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests who turned out to be predators. Pope Francis defrocked the Argentine priest, Roberto Juan Yannuzzi...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 04, 2020 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears under cross-examination, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein's trial returned to a New York City courtroom on Tuesday and told jurors: “I want the jury to know that he is my rapist.” The woman was back on the witness stand for a third and final day...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 03, 2020 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in the the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand on Monday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with the once-powerful movie mogul. The drama, which prompted the judge to send the...
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