France's Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims, stands by letter

Updated: 17 January, 2018 10:33 IST | Reuters | Los Angeles

Actress Catherine Deneuve apologised to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign

Catherine Deneuve. Pic/AFP
Catherine Deneuve. Pic/AFP

Actress Catherine Deneuve apologised to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign. Deneuve and 99 other French women signed a column in Le Monde last week saying the campaign, which saw millions of women take to social media to share sexual harassment stories, had gone too far and was fueled by a "hatred of men".

Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday. In patterns that went on for years, the young men, including some who were given anonymity, said the photographers put them in uncomfortable sexual situations that they felt pressured to accept out of fear of upending their careers, The Times said.

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The opening of Lionsgate's Liam Neeson's thriller "The Commuter" also topped expectations in third place with $16 million at 2,892 venues. Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are among the nominees for this year's Brit Awards, Britain's most prestigious pop music prizes. Sheeran is in the running in four categories - British male solo artist, best video and single for "Shape of You", and best album.

Redmayne calls for Hollywood change on gender equality Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne said on Sunday that Hollywood's campaign for gender equality had been "a long time coming" and that a "huge amount of change" was still needed. Speaking on the red carpet at the world premiere of his new animated film "Early Man", the British star was asked about reports of a significant pay gap between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on "All the Money in the World".

Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season. From white gowns on Angelina Jolie and Greta Gerwig to bold tones on Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain and Allison Janney, actresses and filmmakers donned a vast palette at the Jan. 11 Critics Choice awards.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46 Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear. O'Riordan's distinctive Irish lilt and yodel helped fuel the Cranberries' rapid rise in the early 1990s with global hits "Linger" and "Zombie." The band went on to sell over 40 million records to become Ireland's second-best-selling rock band after U2.

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