Feminist lawyers of South Asia rally to aid of #MeToo survivors

Facing down intimidation, women all over this traditional region are speaking out about sexual harassment and violence Ali Zafar is famed across South Asia for his pop music, romantic comedies and even the occasional toothpaste advert. But last weekend he gave a particularly emotional performance on Pakistani television, tears welling in his eyes as he spoke of the effect sexual harassment allegations has had on his life. For the past year, the actor and musician has been embroiled in the countrys most high-profile tweeted her verdict: If anyone has earned the right to cry today, its thousands of survivors around us who were forced to watch a privileged man accused of sexual harassment and whine. Since the #MeToo movement gathered …

Spycams, sex abuse and scandal: #MeToo reaches Korean pop

A wave of sexual assault cases has swept South Korea but the lucrative K-pop industry remained relatively untouched. Two cases this month, though, have begun a reckoning For many South Koreans, the admission by a young man that he voyeurism epidemic especially in a week when two men were arrested for allegedly Seungri, a member of the internationally popular boyband Big Bang, have snowballed into overlapping sex and corruption scandals that have exposed K-pops dark underbelly and prompted a backlash among all but the most obsessive fans. Jung said he would retire from showbusiness and admitted that he had shared with members of a chatroom footage of him having sex with several women without their knowledge. Members of the chatroom …

Mario Batali gives up his restaurants a year after sexual assault allegations

Partnership between Batali and the Bastianich family was formally dissolved a year after he was accused of sexual misconduct Celebrity chef Mario Batali has given up his stake in his restaurants more than a year after being accused of sexual misconduct. The partnership between Batali and the Bastianich family was formally dissolved on Wednesday, Tanya Bastianich Manuali accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted an employee in 2005. He Sign up for the US morning briefing A new company, not yet named, will replace the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, which runs 16 restaurantsincluding Babbo and Del Posto. Some of the groups restaurants, including closed criminal investigations into Batali in January without filing charges. Batali, 58, has been one of Americas …