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Constance Wu says she was controlled, sexually harassed by senior ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ producer

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  • “Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu, 40, shared in interviews with The New York Times and The Atlantic that she experienced being sexually harrassed during the first year of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”
  • Wu first opened up about the allegations in her upcoming book, “Making a Scene.” In the chapter titled "You Do What I Say," the Asian American actor wrote that a senior producer of “Fresh Off the Boat” controlled and sexually harassed her.
  • “‘Fresh Off the Boat’ was my first-ever TV show,” Wu explains in her book. “I was thrown into this world. I don’t have parents in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed.”
  • Wu recalled that the senior producer, who she only identified as “M,” touched her thigh and grazed her crotch while they were watching a Lakers game in 2015.
  • “Making a Scene” is scheduled for release on Oct. 4.

Constance Wu alleges that a senior producer controlled and sexually harassed her while working on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”

Wu, 40, opened up about the allegations she made in her book “Making a Scene” ahead of its release with The New York Times. In the chapter titled “You Do What I Say,” the “Crazy Rich Asians” star wrote that a senior producer of “Fresh Off the Boat” sexually harassed her during the first year of the hit series.

Le Sserafim fans accuse Japanese show of sexism and harassment toward Sakura and Kazuha

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  • South Korean netizens were up in arms over a Japanese TV host’s alleged inappropriate questions for Le Sserafim members Sakura and Kazuha.
  • The Japanese artists, who made their debut with the K-pop girl group on May 2, were subjected to the questioning when they appeared on the variety show “Zero Ichi” in July.
  • One of the show’s hosts reportedly first asked Sakura and Kazuha, “How much does it cost to stay at a luxury hotel for a night?”
  • When the members replied that they didn’t know, the host responded with: “You probably went there with your boyfriend. Why are you pretending like you don’t know?”
  • The interview ignited controversy after it resurfaced on the Korean platform Nate‘s popular community board Pann on Sept. 15.

A Japanese TV show host sparked outrage in South Korea for allegedly subjecting Le Sserafim members Sakura and Kazuha to inappropriate questions during an interview. 

The Japanese artists, who made their debut with the K-pop girl group on May 2, appeared on the variety show “Zero Ichi” in July to promote their first extended play (EP), “Fearless.”

Thai former OnlyFans creator claims monk sexually harassed him, wanted to film porn

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  • A former OnlyFans creator claimed that he was sexually harassed by a monk at his clothing store in a shopping mall located in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
  • The monk allegedly approached the former actor, who goes by Graf, and declared that he was the man’s biggest fan on Tuesday at around 7 p.m.
  • Graf claimed that the monk asked to touch his hands and body as well and stated that he brought a camera to create pornographic content.
  • The former actor uploaded a video of the monk on TikTok and asked viewers for help in tracking him down.

According to a former OnlyFans creator, a monk in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, allegedly came into his clothing store and sexually harassed him.

The man, who goes by Graf, uploaded a video of the monk on TikTok with the caption: “If you know this monk or this man, please contact me. I’m looking for him because he tried to harass me.”

#MeToo trailblazer in China vows to fight on after losing appeal in landmark sexual harassment case

  • China’s leading #MeToo figure Zhou Xiaoxuan, better known in the country as Xianzi, lost her appeal in her trial on Wednesday against CCTV anchor Zhu Jun, whom she accused of forcibly kissing and groping her when she worked as an intern on his show in 2014.
  • “The court held that the evidence submitted by the appellant Zhou was not sufficient to prove that Zhu had sexually harassed her, and that the appeal could not be substantiated," the Beijing Municipal No.1 Intermediate People's Court said in a statement posted on Weibo.
  • “We will talk to our lawyer and fight for a retrial. There may be basically no chance of re-starting it. But we also want to tell the justice system that we are making one last-ditch effort,” Zhou told Reuters.
  • “We've faced so many blows already, and what you can see is that this blow didn't overwhelm Chinese women, didn't make people give up their claims and make their demands," Zhou added.
  • China’s #MeToo movement gained traction in 2018 after a student accused her college professor of sexual harassment.

China’s leading #MeToo figure Zhou Xiaoxuan lost her appeal in her trial against CCTV anchor Zhu Jun earlier this week due to a lack of evidence.

The Beijing Municipal No.1 Intermediate People’s Court rejected the Beijing-based screenwriter’s appeal on Wednesday on the grounds of “insufficient evidence,” the same ruling a Beijing court issued in September.

Medical student on trial in Seoul for secretly taking 32 videos and photos of women in university restroom

  • A medical student at Yonsei University in Seoul has been convicted of sneaking into the women’s restroom on campus and filming female students.
  • Between June 17 and July 4, the student broke into the restroom four times and secretly took 32 photos and videos of female students.
  • The student was allegedly hiding in the restroom at the time of his arrest on July 7.

A Yonsei University medical student is currently undergoing trial for breaking into one of the campus’ women’s restrooms on four occasions and taking 32 videos and photos of female students. 

During the student’s first trial, held at the Seoul Western District Court on Monday, the prosecution stated that the 21-year-old had broken into the women’s restroom on the first floor of Yonsei University on June 17, 20, 21 and July 4.

Sonoma State University president resigns amid sexual harassment scandal that’s rocked the school

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  • Sonoma State University President Judy Sakaki announced her resignation on Monday amid a sexual harassment and retaliation scandal that was covered in an investigative report from the Los Angeles Times April.
  • “Serving as Sonoma State President has truly been an honor. After thoughtful reflection and discussions with my family, I made the decision to step away as president of this wonderful campus,” Sakaki, the second woman elected as Sonoma State’s president in 2016 and the first Japanese American woman to serve as a university president in the country, said in a statement.
  • Sakaki shared her intent to resign almost a month after 173 faculty members voted for "no confidence" and 105 faculty members voted against “no confidence” in her leadership amid the scandal involving her and her husband, Patrick McCallum.
  • Senators Bill Dodd (D, Napa-3) and Mike McGuire (D, CA-2), who urged Sakaki to step down last month following the voting results, acknowledged her decision in a joint statement on Monday.

Sonoma State University President Judy Sakaki has announced her resignation amid a sexual harassment and retaliation scandal.

Sakaki shared her intent to resign on Monday, almost a month after 173 faculty members voted for “no confidence” and 105 faculty members voted against “no confidence” in her leadership amid a scandal involving her and her husband, Patrick McCallum. Her resignation would take effect on July 31.

‘No Time to Die’ director Cary Fukunaga accused of inappropriate conduct by 3 women

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  • Three women have recently come forward to accuse “No Time To Die” director Cary Joji Fukunaga of sexual harassment, with one of them calling the 44-year-old filmmaker a “groomer.”
  • The accusations started surfacing soon after Fukunaga posted an Instagram Story about the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade to show his support for women’s rights last week.
  • Rachelle Vinberg, a 23-year-old actor and skater, reposted a screenshot of the director’s Instagram Story, writing, “So he posted this today. And to it [sic] pisses me off cause he literally doesn’t care about women. He only traumatizes them. I’ve spoken to many girls. F*ck you Cary.”
  • Vinberg said she met Fukunaga after a casting director approached her at a skatepark and introduced her to the “No Time to Die” director during an audition for a commercial. The "Betty" actor also said that from the ages of 18 to 21, she was in a relationship with Fukunaga.
  • Twin sisters Hannah and Cailin Loesch also came forward to accuse Fukunaga of sexual harassment in a TwitLonger post on Thursday.
  • The Loesch sisters posted a picture with Vinberg on Twitter on Saturday, writing, “In this together. We want to thank every one of you who has reached out to us with love and support. It means more than you know and has validated our decision to speak up in spite of fear. Our DMs are always open and we want you to know that we are here for all of you, too.”

Three women have accused acclaimed director Cary Joji Fukunaga of inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment, manipulation and predatory behavior.

The accusations started surfacing soon after Fukunaga, 44, posted an Instagram Story about the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade to show his support for women’s rights last week.

Instagram ‘systematically fails’ to protect women from online abuse in DMs, study says

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A recent report by the U.S.-based nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) says Instagram “systematically fails” to protect women from online abuse and harassment. 

According to CCDH’s “Hidden Hate” report, the Meta-owned image-sharing platform did not act on 90% of complaints made about gender-based abuse and harassment received via direct messages, despite them being reported via its tools. The platform also did not resolve image-based sexual abuse messages within 48 hours.

Former SpaceX engineer says the sexual harassment she constantly faced at the company was ignored

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A former engineer at SpaceX has come forward to reveal the sexual harassment she experienced over the course of her employment until she was forced to leave the company.

What she’s saying: Ashley Kosak, who worked as a mission integration engineer, said her time with SpaceX was rife with sexual harassment, as well as gender and racial bias. So far, her alleged harassers have not been held accountable.

#MeToo leader Tina Tchen resigns due to criticism that she did not support Gov Cuomo sexual harassment accuser

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Tina Tchen officially announced her resignation as Time’s Up CEO amid the aftermath of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal.

The resignation: In her Twitter post on Thursday, Tchen, the former chief of staff for Michelle Obama, said she was not the leader who could help Time’s Up, a women’s rights organization and legal fund, move forward and evolve, CNN reported.

Pakistani TikToker sexually assaulted by mob of 400 men in public for hours

Pakistani Tiktoker sexually assaulted

A video showing a woman apparently getting groped and assaulted by a sizable mob in Pakistan has sparked online discussions about the treatment of women in the country. 

The complaint: The victim, identified as female TikTok personality Ayesha Akram, went to Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park with her crew on Aug. 14 to film people celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day near the Minar-e-Pakistan monument, reported Vice.

California Treasurer Fiona Ma sued by former employee for sexual harassment, racial discrimination

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A former staffer has accused California State Treasurer Fiona Ma of sexual harassment and other crimes, saying that she had to file a lawsuit after attempts to reach the official went unanswered.

The allegations: Judith Blackwell, who served as executive director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, is suing Ma for sexual harassment, race and disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and intentional affliction of emotional distress, according to the Bay Area Reporter.