Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests
Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning large protests in northern Minnesota as the Canadian-based company gears up for a final construction push.
Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang
A group of women, including Mann, who said they were victimized by Weinstein, endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. Lang, one of several women campaigning to become Manhattan’s first female state prosecutor, called their endorsement an “incredible honor." Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who oversaw Weinstein's prosecution, has not said whether he’ll seek a fourth term. Lang is among a host of candidates who have announced they are running for Manhattan district attorney. Lang was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan for 12 years before leaving in 2018 to become director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College.
Tears, thanks and surprise over Harvey Weinstein's 23-year sentence
(Reuters) - Harvey Weinsteins 23-year jail sentence for rape and sexual assault was greeted with tears, delight and surprise on Wednesday, particularly from some of the scores of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct dating back decades. Sorvino is one of a group of 24 Weinstein accusers called the Silence Breakers that also includes Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and Rose McGowan. In the end, he got more than double the 3-10 year sentence handed down to comedian Bill Cosby in 2018 for sexual assault. Thank you for changing the future for us all, actress Ellen Barkin wrote on Twitter. Actress Jodie Turner-Smith, the star of the independent film Queen & Slim, wrote on Twitter: 23 years in prison for Harvey Weinstein.feeds.reuters.com
Actresses and activists react to Harvey Weinstein verdict
(Reuters) - Celebrities and activists welcomed the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein, the Academy Award-winning producer who had reigned as one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. I spoke for myself and with the strength of the eighty plus victims of Harvey Weinstein in my heart. While we celebrate this historic moment, our fight to fix the broken system that has allowed serial abusers like Harvey Weinstein to abuse women in the first place continues. - Todays historic win in the Weinstein trial is a testament to the bravery and resilience of the #SilenceBreakers, and a victory for survivors everywhere. - Harvey Weinstein operated with impunity and without remorse for decades in Hollywood.feeds.reuters.com
Factbox: Actresses and activists react to Harvey Weinstein verdict
(Reuters) - Celebrities and activists welcomed the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein, the Academy Award-winning producer who had reigned as one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Criminal Court during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020. Below are some of the reactions to the Weinstein verdict. The jurys verdict sends a powerful message to the world of just how much progress has been made since the Weinstein Silence Breakers ignited an unstoppable movement, Tchen added. While we celebrate this historic moment, our fight to fix the broken system that has allowed serial abusers like Harvey Weinstein to abuse women in the first place continues.feeds.reuters.com
Harvey Weinstein accusers "emotional" as movie mogul's sexual assault trial begins
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was expected in court in New York Monday for his long-awaited criminal trial. While the trial focuses on two women, some of the dozens of others who have accused the 67-year-old of sexual misconduct are expected to testify. Three of his accusers, who are not part of the trial, told CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan that this is a day they've been waiting for. Actress Louise Godbold, who also accused the movie mogul of sexual misconduct, said those accusing Weinstein don't want him "roaming around." "What matters the most here is the charge of predatory sexual assault," CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman said.cbsnews.com