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Larry Nassar (right) with his defence lawyer Matt Newberg during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court, Michigan, on January 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

They rose, one by one, to take the stand at a small courthouse in suburban Michigan. In a week-long sentencing hearing more than 150 women told their (...)

 Meryl Streep arrives at The Post Washington, DC premiere at the Newseum on December 14th, 2017. Photograph:  Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

A rightwing guerrilla artist in Los Angeles has claimed responsibility for posters that depict Meryl Streep as an enabler of Harvey Weinstein, calling(...)

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump: “I know that he was elected. But, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them.” Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

A senior member of the Trump administration said on Sunday that women who accuse the president of sexual harassment or assault “should be heard”. Nik(...)

Senator  Al Franken (centre) and his wife Franni Bryson with others:   Mr  Franken will be resigning after being accused of sexual harassment. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Alan Simpson was appalled by the injustice of it all. Back in 1991, during the incendiary Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, the salty Republican s(...)

 Matt Lauer on the set of the “Today” show in New York. NBC News fired the longtime host for “inappropriate sexual behaviour.” Photograph: Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP

Americans woke on Wednesday morning to the news that NBC anchor Matt Lauer had been fired by his network over allegations of inappropriate sexual beha(...)

Al Franken: the senator apologised for groping the broadcaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006, on a military flight back from the Middle East, where they had been entertaining US troops

Senator Al Franken is facing calls to resign over inappropriate behaviour towards a radio host in 2006, as the scandal over politicians’ sexual miscon(...)

An image posted by radio broadcaster Leeann Tweeden of US senator Al Franken seemingly touching her breasts as she sleeps.

A radio broadcaster accused US senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was st(...)

Martin Luther: October 31st was the 500th anniversary of the day Luther hammered his revolutionary theses on to a Wittenberg church door. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Columnist and academic John Naughton could hardly have chosen a better day on which to do a contemporary take on Martin Luther and post 95 theses(...)

Producer Harvey Weinstein. An investigation by The New York Times has found previously undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)

Viewed from a certain angle, the revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein constitute a good news story. The co-founder of Miramax Pictures, a driving f(...)

 Attorney general Jeff Sessions who has defended his conduct at a January confirmation hearing. Photograph: EPA

US attorney general Jeff Sessions on Monday night defended his conduct at a January confirmation hearing where he denied having contacts with Russian (...)

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