“The Metropolitan Opera, the most esteemed and popular company of its sort in the United States, has suspended its long-standing, acclaimed conductor and music director James Levine after accusations of sexual abuse against him surfaced.
First made public in the pages of the New York Post, a police report filed in Lake Forest, Illinois in October of 2016 details an alleged pattern of sexual abuse by Levine, beginning in the 1980s against a boy who would have been under the legal age of consent at the time. Levine would have been in his early 40s.” MORE
“I explained my motivation on the Today show. I said that this is not political for me, this is personal,” she wrote in her open letter. “As a 14-year old, I did not deserve to have you, a 32-year old, prey on me. I sat quietly for too long, out of concern for my family. No more.”
“I am not getting paid for speaking up. I am not getting rewarded from your political opponents,” Corfman added. “What I am getting is stronger by refusing to blame myself and speaking the truth out loud.” MORE
“The White House is privately admitting that Trump will not be going to Alabama to campaign with alleged pedophile Roy Moore.
The AP reported, “White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election…The official says Trump will not travel to Alabama on Moore’s behalf, despite his public statements doubting the women accusing Moore of sexual assault. The president held the door open to campaigning for Moore last week, when he all but endorsed Moore’s candidacy and attacked his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.” MORE
For 12 hours straight Friday on the National Mall, a women’s rights organization played the 2005 Access Hollywood recording where President Trump made comments about groping women.
UltraViolet — a group that describes itself as a “community of people mobilized to fight sexism” — ran the video on a loop from 9 a.m. ET to 9 p.m. on a large screen near the White House. The video was part of the group’s “Grab Back” rally, held on the first anniversary of the day The Washington Post released a video of Trump making vulgar comments amid the heat of the 2016 campaign.
In the 2005 video, Trump talked about pursuing a married woman and bragged about being able to grope women because of his fame. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump said.” MORE