Greece to toughen laws on sex crimes following recent abuse reports

Greece will toughen laws to combat sexual abuse and protect minors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday following a cascade of recent scandals in culture and sport. “Greek society underwent a shock when it began to learn about its hidden facades,” Mitsotakis told parliament. The measures he outlined include stricter penalties for crimes against… Read More Greece to toughen laws on sex crimes following recent abuse reports

Greek police arrests prominent theater director Dimitris Lignadis on charges of rape

Greek police on Saturday detained a prominent theater director on charges of rape, the latest twist in the unfolding “MeToo” saga shaking the country’s arts establishment. Dimitris Lignadis, former artistic director of Greece’s National Theatre who resigned earlier this month after accusations of harassment in media reports, turned himself in to police after a prosecutor… Read More Greek police arrests prominent theater director Dimitris Lignadis on charges of rape

Massachusetts prosecutors charge actor Kevin Spacey for sexual assault

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged in connection with an allegation that he sexually abused an 18-year-old boy at a Nantucket, Massachusetts, bar more than two years ago, the local district attorney said on Monday. Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on January 7 on a single charge of indecent… Read More Massachusetts prosecutors charge actor Kevin Spacey for sexual assault