How do we count the ways we love Tarana Burke? The #MeToo founder has been rightfully getting her shine since the movement bearing the name she coined caught Hollywood’s attention last fall. In the months since, she has appeared on red carpets, been honored in Time magazine, and become a regular on the talk and news…
Police have taken 44-year-old Germaine Moore into custody after he apparently turned himself in to officers who had enlisted the public’s help in locating him.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has a long history of being problematic. Years before her success as a television host, she dominated New York City radio as a shock jock obsessed with celebrity gossip and provocative chitchat.
In an awards season full of gestures and platitudes in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many of us wondered how the music industry’s biggest night would acknowledge an issue that has also plagued its ranks.
Amid the groundbreaking work of the #MeToo movement, a mere months before jury selection is scheduled to begin before his own retrial in a sexual assault case, Bill Cosby decided to take the stage at a jazz club in Philadelphia for his first public appearance since the allegations came forward in 2015.
He liked me. I liked him back. I exchanged my phone number for his beeper information, and it was a go. In the days of analog communication—before inboxes and DMs—that is what a hookup entailed. His responses to my pages were timely, and he didn’t mind spending countless hours discussing hip-hop. I was digging…
I don’t know about you, but I’m mentally exhausted by the multitude of sexual assault stories surfacing over the last few months—as we should be. Some of the stories shared through the #MeToo movement have triggered a range of emotions and questions; some may have come off as “gray areas.” How do we actually know when…
If there were one word to accurately describe the now-much-discussed piece in which a young woman accuses Aziz Ansari of sexual assault on their first date, it would be “messy.” What’s laid in front of readers is an awkward and, at times, bare account of how the date devolved into a veritable tug-of-war of sexual…
If there’s one fact I’ve learned over and over again in my 26 years on this planet, it’s that as a woman, I’m never safe, and the world could not give a damn about changing that.
On the heels of criticizing Oprah Winfrey’s friendship with Harvey Weinstein, “Kiss From a Rose” singer Seal is now being investigated for sexual battery. Seal’s neighbor actress Tracey Birdsall says that in 2016 he forcibly kissed and groped her.
Hollywood’s leading women gathered with Oprah Winfrey in Pasadena, Calif., this week to discuss Hollywood’s reckoning with sexual harassment and abuse and the resulting Time’s Up movement. The panel included actresses Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross, as well as producer Shonda…
Updated Friday, January 12 2018, 8:55 AM EST: CNN reports that a pastor who admitted to having a sexual encounter with a teen will be placed on leave.
In life-comes-at-you-fast news, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to pass on small forward Jamil Wilson after learning that the former NBA player was being sued for sexual battery for allegedly knowingly giving a woman herpes.
On April 26, 1994, a woman told the New York City Police Department that she had been dragged into the bushes and raped in Prospect Park in the city’s Brooklyn borough. She insisted it was true after the New York Daily News’ Mike McAlary wrote a story entitled “Rape Hoax, the Real Crime,” alleging that the woman “will…
Two women who have accused Russell Simmons of rape have filed criminal complaints with the New York City Police Department against the hip-hop mogul.
It looks as if Russell Simmons has, for now, put an end to his attempts to repurpose the #MeToo campaign with his #NotMe response, begun after he was accused of sexually assaulting several women.
Some of your favorite Hollywood actresses—including Tracee Ellis Ross, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones—have a message for you: They are standing with women across the world, and hope you’ll stand in solidarity with them this Golden Globes Sunday by wearing black.
A man was taken into custody by federal authorities in Michigan after being accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman seated next to him on an overnight flight.
The fallout from the #MeToo movement has only just begun, and Broadway legend Ben Vereen is the latest to face accusations of abuse after several young actresses came forward accusing the star of sexually assaulting them during the 2015 production of Hair.
Here at The Glow Up, we love seeing women in power. But much more important and inspiring is to see women use the power they have to empower other women.