A number of migrant children under the age of five were reunited with their parents after forced separation as part of a court order on Tuesday in Phoenix, but the reunions happened amid confusion as some children failed to recognize their parents. Children also expressed attachment to social workers who overseed them during the separation and referred to other children held in detention as siblings, the New York Times reports.
Brett Kavanaugh Criticized Roe V. Wade As Wrongly Decided
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh delivered a speech just last year admiring the legacy of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who opposed the court’s Roe V. Wade decision. In the speech, Kavanaugh called Roe V. Wade and similar cases the “freewheeling judicial creation of unenumerated rights.” Read more at The Daily Beast.
U.S Reopens Investigation Into Emmett Till Murder
The federal government reopened its investigation into the 1955 killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till, whose Mississippi murder stands as a brutal example of racial violence in America. Details at The New York Times.
Stormy Daniels Arrested On Charges of Non-Sexual Touching
Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday at an Ohio strip club for allegedly touching three undercover detectives. Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti called the arrest a politically motivated setup and tweeted that he and his clients will fight the charges, CNN reports.
Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra for Equal Pay
Principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe filed a lawsuit Monday against the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the grounds she is earning substantially less annually than the principal male musician of the orchestra, the peer closest in standing to her, NPR reports.
Papa John’s Founder Resigns After Use of Racial Slur
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned from the pizza chain after using the N-word during a conference call earlier this summer, an incident publicized in a Forbes magazine article. Read more on CNBC.
Simon Le Bon Accused of Sexually Assaulting Record Store Employee in 1995
Shereen Hariri says Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon groped her while signing autographs at the record store she worked at in 1995. Le Bon took to the band’s Facebook page to call the statement “simply untrue” after pulling out of a private meeting with Hariri. See The Guardian for details.
Mira Sorvino Says Casting Director Choked Her With A Condom When She Was Sixteen
In an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, actress Mira Sorvino shared an experience of sexual assault that occurred at age 16 in which an unnamed casting director gagged her with a condom, apparently in preparation for a horror movie role. Read more at People.
Henry Cavill Makes Controversial Comments About #MeToo
When asked by GQ Australia whether the #MeToo movement had made him question his behaviour towards women, Superman actor Henry Cavill made some remarks including, “there’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman…It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.” See NME for details.
Published July 12, 2018
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