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Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety
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Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety

The WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, won the immediate backing of some of the biggest names in tennis, among them men's number one Novak Djokovic and women's tour founder Billie Jean King.

Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China
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Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China

WTA Tour chairman Steve Simon on Wednesday announced the "immediate suspension" of all its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong over concerns about the safety of female player Peng Shuai, who accused a top Communist Party official of sexual assault.

What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing's grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment
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What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing's grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment

The episode shows that when presented with a potential pivotal #MeToo moment, Beijing is prepared to violate its own legal principles and respond with a state-media controlled operation aimed to chill any challenge to CCP authority

China’s foreign ministry 'not aware' of controversy surrounding Peng Shuai amid increasing international scrutiny
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China’s foreign ministry 'not aware' of controversy surrounding Peng Shuai amid increasing international scrutiny

Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters that the matter was “not a diplomatic question and I’m not aware of the situation.”

Email 'written' by Peng Shuai 'only raises concerns' on her safety, says WTA chief Steve Simon
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Email 'written' by Peng Shuai 'only raises concerns' on her safety, says WTA chief Steve Simon

Simon said in a statement that he had a "hard time believing" the email was written by Peng, who has not been heard from since alleging two weeks ago that a powerful Chinese politician had sexually assaulted her.

'Just terrible': Novak Djokovic expresses shock over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance
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'Just terrible': Novak Djokovic expresses shock over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance

Peng claimed earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had assaulted her, the first time the #MeToo movement has struck at the top echelons of the ruling Communist Party.

China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing overseas concern
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China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing overseas concern

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse

WTA calls for Chinese player Peng Shuai's allegations to be 'investigated fully'
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WTA calls for Chinese player Peng Shuai's allegations to be 'investigated fully'

Chinese player Peng Shuai has reportedly been missing for the last 10 days after making allegations of sexual abuse against former Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli

China's #MeToo scandal: Tennis, sex and politics combine as Peng Shuai accuses ex-vice premier of sexual assault
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China's #MeToo scandal: Tennis, sex and politics combine as Peng Shuai accuses ex-vice premier of sexual assault

Peng is a former top-ranked doubles player, taking 23 tour-level doubles titles, including Grand Slams at Wimbledon in 2013 and the French Open in 2014.

How The Morning Show on Apple TV reinvented its second season for coronavirus, like it did its first for #MeToo
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How The Morning Show on Apple TV reinvented its second season for coronavirus, like it did its first for #MeToo

"We quickly settled on this idea of, let’s look at the windup to the pandemic, when things are building, and all the while there’s this bomb under the table," say the makers of The Morning Show.

‘Work of fiction’: Comedian Sanjay Rajoura responds to allegations of sexual misconduct
India

‘Work of fiction’: Comedian Sanjay Rajoura responds to allegations of sexual misconduct

An anonymous account on Instagram accused the member of the 'Aisi Taisi Democracy' team of sexual misconduct and coercion

The Morning Show Season 2 review: As bingeable and divisive as its predecessor
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The Morning Show Season 2 review: As bingeable and divisive as its predecessor

Season 2 sees the show tackling COVID-19, racism at the workplace, and several other red-button issues, with characteristic verve and energy. However, the old ‘both-sideism’ problem continues to affect The Morning Show.

LA judge rejects sexual assault account in indictment of Harvey Weinstein, says its outside statute of limitations
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LA judge rejects sexual assault account in indictment of Harvey Weinstein, says its outside statute of limitations

While the count is a small part of the case, dismissing it removes one of five accusers from Harvey Weinstein’s forthcoming trial.

Delhi High Court issues notice to Priya Ramani on MJ Akbar's appeal in defamation case
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Delhi High Court issues notice to Priya Ramani on MJ Akbar's appeal in defamation case

Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice to Ramani in the appeal and listed it for further hearing on 13 January.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sexual assault charges in Los Angeles court
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Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sexual assault charges in Los Angeles court

Weinstein's attorney filed documents for dismissal of three of the several charges against the disgraced movie mogul, saying they were beyond the statute of limitations.

Bill Cosby's acquittal in May rewrites a major chapter of Andrea Constand's upcoming memoir, The Moment
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Bill Cosby's acquittal in May rewrites a major chapter of Andrea Constand's upcoming memoir, The Moment

According to several published excerpts, her book, to be released by Viking Canada, describes her history as a confident, athletic youth from Toronto turned professional basketball player in Europe, who initially connected with Cosby, a Temple alumnus and donor, over sports.

'Good lessons for prosecutors and hard lessons for survivors': Outcomes of revoking Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction
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'Good lessons for prosecutors and hard lessons for survivors': Outcomes of revoking Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction

The upturning of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction illustrates the need for legal agreements that are “open, fair, and transparent.”

Explained: Why Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction was revoked by US court three years after he was found guilty
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Explained: Why Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction was revoked by US court three years after he was found guilty

Here's all you need to know about Bill Cosby's trial and background on the nonprosecution agreement that set him free

Sri Lanka's #MeToo wave begins from newsrooms as journalists speak up about sexual harassment at work
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Sri Lanka's #MeToo wave begins from newsrooms as journalists speak up about sexual harassment at work

The flood of claims began after journalist Sarah Kellapatha tweeted last week that a male colleague had threatened to rape her while working at an unnamed newspaper from 2010-17.

Twitter Spaces helps rediscover Chinmayi Sripada's voice, long stifled by trolls for levelling #MeToo allegations
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Twitter Spaces helps rediscover Chinmayi Sripada's voice, long stifled by trolls for levelling #MeToo allegations

What Twitter Spaces concerts did was change the public perception of Chinmayi Sripada. They introduced a girl who breaks into gibberish or scolds herself when she misses a beat or lyric. A far cry from her perceived angry-young-woman avatar online.