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Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 07:08 AM CDT

R. Kelly Case Spotlights Abuse of Girls in #MeToo Era

R. Kelly Case Spotlights Abuse of Girls in #MeToo Era

The arrest of R&B singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on underage victims like these, especially girls of color. The charges, which...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 06:20 PM CDT

Porn Actresses Take On Powerful Industry Agent

Porn Actresses Take On Powerful Industry Agent

One of the porn industry’s top agents has been accused by women whom he represents of fraud, sexual abuse and links to an illegal escort business — accusations including coercing performers to pay off "unconsci...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM CDT

S. Korean Police Questioning 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals

S. Korean Police Questioning 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals

Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce they are retiring from the entertainment industry. Seungri, a...

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 03:44 PM CST

International Women's Day: Strikes, Protests and Holidays

International Women's Day: Strikes, Protests and Holidays

Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 07:26 AM CST

Warner Bros. Chair Being Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

Warner Bros. Chair Being Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. The article includes text...

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 08:30 AM CST

Wynn Resorts Fined $20 Million Over Sex Allegations

Wynn Resorts Fined $20 Million Over Sex Allegations

Casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company was fined a record $20 million by Nevada gambling regulators on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year...

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 08:06 AM CST

No Women Director Nominees Means #MeToo Has a Long Way to Go

No Women Director Nominees Means #MeToo Has a Long Way to Go

In 2017, just as the #MeToo Movement was taking off, Salma Hayek said that during the shooting of "Frida" Harvey Weinstein sought to get rid of Frida Kahlo's limp and unibrow, and increased the character's...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:01 PM CST

'He's Not Remorseful': Spokesman Describes Bill Cosby's Life Behind Bars

'He's Not Remorseful': Spokesman Describes Bill Cosby's Life Behind Bars

Cosby's spokesman provided a glimpse the former star's new life behind bars. The 81-year-old’s routine is a far cry from his previous days when many considered the comedian “America’s dad.”

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:33 PM CST

Women Accuse Ex-Costa Rica President of Sexual Misconduct

Women Accuse Ex-Costa Rica President of Sexual Misconduct

Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against...

Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 at 03:06 AM CST

#MeToo Movement Not a 1-Year Phenomenon in State Capitols

#MeToo Movement Not a 1-Year Phenomenon in State Capitols

In the first week of 2019, an investigation by Oregon's labor agency deemed the state Capitol to be a hostile workplace because of an unchecked pattern of sexual harassment among lawmakers. A few days later,...

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Body of 9-Year-Old Boy Recovered in Wauconda Lake: Police
Body of 9-Year-Old Boy Recovered in Wauconda Lake: Police

Officials confirmed Saturday that the body of a 9-year-old boy was recovered after falling into a north suburban lake Friday, along with an 11-year-old boy, while paddle boating.

New Chicago Exhibit Commemorates Obama's Presidential Legacy
New Chicago Exhibit Commemorates Obama's Presidential Legacy

Over the course of former President Barack Obama’s presidency, artist Rob Pruitt took it upon himself to paint a portrait of him within the context of a significant event that transpired that day, every day for...

DCFS Takes Brother of Missing Boy Into Custody
DCFS Takes Brother of Missing Boy Into Custody

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services took the younger brother of a missing Cyrstal Lake child into custody and released Friday a timeline of interactions revealing a troubled history with the...

Fake News? Mueller Isn't Buying It
Fake News? Mueller Isn't Buying It

President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying it. While there are a few exceptions,...

Texas Man Charged With Selling Guns in Joliet
Texas Man Charged With Selling Guns in Joliet

A 27-year-old Texas man faces multiple charges after a joint law enforcement operation last month resulted in the seizure of 12 guns in southwest suburban Joliet.