Appropriately, the theme of this year's National Book Festival is "American Ingenuity," a quality that will be required to effectively reimagine the event in a new virtual format. A statement from the library notes that the move online will "serve a global audience and demonstrate how authors and their stories help to connect and illuminate the world." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus forces National Book Festival to shift to online-only format this year
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“Mostly I think Tim really loves and cares about his friend Devin,” she continued. “And it seems like some women in film journalism do too. I get it. I totally get loving your friend and feeling at a loss that he is freaking out so much that his ‘career is ruined.’ BUT HERE’S THE THING: HE HURTS PEOPLE. And when you put me, and everyone else, in the position to have to care more about devin’s wellbeing than our own or the people he’s hurt, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ATMOSPHERE THAT RESULTS IN WOMEN NOT COMING FORWARD ABOUT THESE THINGS. And you can lecture me all you want about compassion or second chances and i will point you to my threads from yesterday. I want to trust what Tim has said to me which is that he is going to start thinking about his community as a whole. I am willing to make that leap but i am also PRETTY PISSED OFF about being lied to. And again: I do believe in second chances, and recuperation, and nobody is a lost … [Read more...] about How a Sexual-Assault Accusation Against a ‘Feminist’ Film Blogger Shook Up the Indie Film World
“Before leaving the room, Weinstein made Plaintiff give him her driver’s license and told her that if she ever told anyone about what had just happened, he would not only make sure she never got to act in any films, but also have his associates track her down and physically harm her and her family,” the lawsuit states. “She was thus afraid to come forward until now.” … [Read more...] about Four More Women Accuse Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Abuse. One Was 17 Years Old.
Jane Doe 1 alleges Weinstein lured her back to a suite at the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic during the Cannes Film Festival in France in 1984, when she was about 34, according to the lawsuit. The suit says he jammed his tongue into her mouth and groped her breasts and genitals before she escaped. … [Read more...] about A new civil lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped a 17-year-old in the 1990s
A former model who says Weinstein sexually assaulted her when she was 16 sued him in December under the act, saying she didn’t want to be included in a proposed global settlement that would split $25 million among various accusers because the compensation wasn't enough and because it didn't hold Weinstein and his enablers accountable. … [Read more...] about Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit