27 More Women Accuse Charlie Rose Of Sexual Harassment
Charlie Rose, the CBS anchor accused of sexual assault who is allegedly alreading planning his redemption arc, has just been accused of 27 more counts of sexual harrassment, from 14 employees at CBS and 13 women who worked with Rose elsewhere. Rose reportedly has called these new claims “unfair and inaccurate.” Learn more in The Washington Post.
Redskins Cheerleaders Were Pushed Into A Topless Photo Shoot—In Front Of Male Sponsors
The New York Times reports that during a 2013 calendar photo shoot in Costa Rica, Washington Redskins cheerleaders were told to pose topless, even though the calendar wouldn’t include nudity. Then, a group of male sponsors were invited to watch. “It was mandatory for us to go. We weren’t asked, we were told,” one of the cheerleaders told the New York Times. Read the full story here.
The Boy Scouts Are Welcoming Girls, But The Girl Scouts Aren’t Excited
Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) revealed in a statement that the program will be inviting both boys and girls to join the Scout ranks as a part of the “Scout Me In” campaign. The organization, which first started slowly allowing female Cubs in October, has been met with mixed responses; The New York Times reports that Girl Scouts President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan respectfully asked the BSA to “[focus] on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in” the program. Read the BSA’s statement in its entirety here.
Trump Confirms He Reimbursed Michael Cohen After Paying Stormy Daniels
Despite prior claims that he knew nothing about lawyer Michael Cohen paying off Stormy Daniels in a nondiclosure agreement, Trump confirmed in a string of tweets this morning that he had, in fact, reimbursed Cohen for the settlement. Read more in The Washington Post.
Bill Cosby’s Wife Defends Him After His Conviction
Following Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict last week, his wife Camille released a statement calling his charge “mob justice.” She accused the media of relentlessly demonizing him even though Cosby, you know, did admit to drugging women in 2005. Read her full statement on Deadline.
Michaela Coel To Star In Netflix’s Black Earth Rising
Alongside an all-star cast including Noma Dumezweni of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child and Harriet Walter of The Crown, Chewing Gum creator and actress Michaela Coel will be starring in an upcoming Netflix drama. Black Earth Rising, pitched as a thriller about war crimes and political turmoil, will air on BBC Two in the UK before its worldwide release on Netflix. Read more on Deadline.
Are You A White Kanye Fan? Here’s How To Proceed
As any person with internet access knows by now, Kanye West has been sharing some, um, confusing perspectives online. Ijeoma Oluo, author of the recently-published So You Want To Talk About Race, has penned a handy guide for how concerned white fans should and shouldn’t partake in the conversation about whatever Ye’s up to. Check it out on Medium.
Show Feminist Media Some Love!
In response to The New York Times’ outrageous opinion piece on “the redistribution of sex,” our friends at The Establishment compiled a list on Twitter of some feminist publications to support (including BUST). Check it out.
This article was published May 3, 2018
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Lydia Wang is a writer, pug enthusiast, and hopeless romantic. She lives in New York, writes for BUST, and overshares on Twitter: @lydiaetc.