Entertainment reporters had tried — and failed — for years to break the Weinstein story. Hollywood’s eventual #MeToo reckoning also proved to be a transformational moment for the news industry devoted to covering it.
These BuzzFeed News stories show how the rise of the #MeToo movement has changed the US — and how far we still have to go.
When a prominent person is accused of misconduct, they often hire a team of high-priced publicists and lawyers to act as their first line of defense — and business is booming.
“They say they’re more free here than over there. They say that just by looking at a woman, you can get sued."
In an unusual legal move, these lawyers are trying to bring #MeToo into a sex offender’s sentencing.
Throughout this past year of holding men in entertainment to task, the music industry has largely continued to overlook abuse allegations within its most popular genre, exhibiting a troubling lack of accountability.
Kids had complained about him for years, according to documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News, but it was a decade before someone finally called police.
“It’s robbed me of years of my life. It’s given me zero trust in the system. This is probably why women don’t come forward.”
A young woman filed a lawsuit and a police report accusing a Texas imam of sexual misconduct. Those who know her say it’s a landmark moment for Muslims saying #MeToo.
A year after coming forward about Kevin Spacey, Rapp is certain the #MeToo movement is working — but he’s less sure where he and other male victims belong in it.
“I sure hope it sends the message that we hear you, we see you, we take you seriously, and things are changing,” said Sen. Connie Leyva.
When I broke my silence about the powerful man who assaulted me, I wanted my kids to see that the truth matters. Today, I have no idea what to tell them.
The fallout from a year of #MeToo forces us to ask how ballet can become less damaging to women and their bodies, and who needs to be included to make that change.
Grey’s Anatomy, Younger, and The Good Fight are among the many shows that tackled #MeToo over the past year.
A new survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos shows a notable partisan and generational divide on the #MeToo movement.
These women thought they could finally break free from their convicted abusers. They didn’t expect it’d come with a price tag.
Things are never going back to the way they were.