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Revised Weinstein Settlement Draws Opposition at Court Hearing

WILMINGTON, Del. — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein’s bankrupt film studio on Wednesday presented a revised proposal to settle sexual misconduct claims against the disgraced former producer, but an attorney for accusers pledged to oppose the plan. The $35.2 million proposal …

Uber Defeats Rider Rape Suit Over Impostor’s Windshield Decal

Uber Technologies Inc. beat back a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was lured into a sexual assault because she mistook an Uber windshield decal on a suspended driver’s car as a symbol of a safe ride. The judge …

In Defining Consent, There’s a Gap Between the Law, Culture

About the photo: In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, new students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting. Just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in …

French Writer Drops Plan to Sue Strauss-Kahn

A French writer whose claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 was dropped by prosecutors says she won’t file a civil suit against the former IMF head and one-time French presidential hopeful. Tristane Banon says she’s “always …