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‘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

SPACEX Engineer says Misogyny Rampant

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

Times Up CEO Tina Tchen resigns, #metoo

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

Fiona Ma

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.

South Korean Olympic Skater Banned for Depantsing Fellow Athlete Moves to China to Compete

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A South Korean-born Chinese Olympic skating champion, who has been banned from the South Korean national team due to sexual harassment, might not be able to represent China during the upcoming Winter Olympics in February 2022. 

Under a new flag: Short track speed skating champion Lim Hyo-jun obtained Chinese citizenship to compete for China in 2022. However, a rule established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) might throw a wrench in his plans, Arirang reports.

Estonian Man Fined $9 After He’s Caught Slapping Married Vietnamese Woman’s Bottom

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Outrage has erupted on Vietnamese social media after an Estonian man was fined a mere 200,000 Vietnamese dong ($8.60) for sexually harassing a woman in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this year.

The incident, which was caught on surveillance camera, occurred in the elevator of an apartment building in District 2 — home to a large expatriate community — around 8 p.m. on July 11.

Student Burned to Death When She Wouldn’t Keep Quiet About Her Principal’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

A female student at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh has died days after unidentified individuals set her on fire in apparent retaliation for a sexual harassment report she had made against the school principal.

On March 27, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, filed a police report accusing the principal, Maulana Siraj Ud Doula, of sexually harassing her multiple times, with teachers urged her to keep quiet about it.

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