Masterson, 44, was charged with three counts of rape by force or fear. His arraignment is scheduled for September The actor was arrested late Wednesday morning, jail records showed. Masterson's attorney, noted criminal defense lawyer Tom Mesereau, issued a statement declaring Masterson "innocent.
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The program, which is scheduled to premiere on Nov. The producer gave The Sun an example of a recent scandal in the Netherlands involving two male TV producers, with one claiming rape against the other, who believed the sexual encounter was consensual. Our show is about that grey area. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, women and men alike have been more vocal about speaking out against unwanted sexual advances and contact. The accusations have been many, and the reaction and fallout has been swift across the industry. Brett Ratner.
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CNN In his first directive since taking office, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is ordering senior Pentagon leadership to send him reports detailing their efforts to prevent sexual assault and harassment, as well as what accountability measures have been implemented and an assessment of whether those efforts worked. We will aggressively support that effort. But I do not want to wait 90 days to take action," Austin wrote in a memo issued Saturday. Austin, who is the first Black man to serve as Secretary of Defense, committed to "stamp out" sexual assault in the military during his confirmation hearing telling lawmakers, "The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies.
T wenty years ago, the world saw the premiere of a crime drama that would alter both the television landscape and the way sexual violence is portrayed onscreen. By consistently focusing on the stories of women and children, and by showing actual consequences that befall perpetrators, SVU has, over the years, been commended for its mostly faithful portrayal of the criminal justice system—even if the drama is dialed up for entertainment value. Among them is Stacey Hust, a professor of communications at Washington State University who published a study in showing that viewers of SVU had healthier attitudes toward sexual consent and a better understanding of the causes of sexual violence than those who watched shows like NCIS or CSI.