WTA suspends tournaments in China over worries about Peng Shuai

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Wednesday it will suspend lucrative tournaments in China immediately due to concerns over the treatment of former doubles world number one Peng Shuai and the safety of other players. The decision, which was applauded by many current and former tennis players, could cost the U.S.-headquartered WTA hundreds of… Read More WTA suspends tournaments in China over worries about Peng Shuai

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accuses former vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual coercion

Former world No.1 tennis doubles player Peng Shuai, one of China’s biggest sporting stars, has publicly accused a former Chinese vice premier of forcing her into sex several years ago in a social media post that was later deleted. According to a screenshot of her verified Weibo account late on Tuesday, Peng said that Zhang… Read More Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accuses former vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual coercion

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years imprisonment

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathizing with men accused of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. The sentence was handed down in Manhattan criminal court by Justice James Burke, with Weinstein’s lawyer Donna Rotunno afterward… Read More Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years imprisonment

New York jury convicts former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault by a New York jury on Monday, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein, 67, was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in… Read More New York jury convicts former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault