Posts tagged as #MeToo

#MeToo: four cases that shook Lithuania

Monday, March 30, 2020

A 23-year prison sentence for the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has closed a chapter in the #MeToo movement which reverberated across the world, including Lithuania. #MeToo, a movement of women who refused to put up with sexual harassment, was started by the civil rights activist Tarana Burke back in 2006, but it picked up momentum after a series of women came out with accusations against Weinstein in 2017. The Weinstein…

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

By Hilary Fox on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred by a man in power. Wu found herself closely following the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, and…

Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Accuser ‘got courage from #MeToo’

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Kathryn Mayorga, the former teacher who has accused footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009, was inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement, her lawyer has said. “The MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults has given Kathryn a lot of courage,” Leslie Stovall said. Ronaldo has “firmly” denied assaulting Ms Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel. He spoke out ahead of…