When a young female employee at Alibaba, one of China’s biggest technology firms, accused her manager and a company client of sexually assaulting her after an alcohol-fueled work dinner last summer, it seemed like a turning point for the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement. Months later, it had not played outContinue Reading

The Oscar-winning director and writer Paul Haggis was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual violence and aggravated personal injuries in the Southern Italian city of Ostuni on Sunday, according to the local police. According to a statement from the prosecutor’s office in the nearby city of Brindisi, which ordered theContinue Reading

LONDON — Britain’s High Court agreed on Wednesday to intervene in a sexual assault lawsuit against Prince Andrew, clearing the way for him to answer a legal claim in the United States that he sexually abused a minor while a guest of Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, the second son of QueenContinue Reading

The British authorities have authorized criminal charges against Harvey Weinstein on two counts of indecent assault against a woman in 1996 in London, the country’s Crown Prosecution Service announced in a news release Wednesday. Mr. Weinstein, 70, has been convicted of felony sex crimes in New York and is awaitingContinue Reading

ROME — Italian bishops said on Friday that they would carry out a long-demanded investigation into clerical sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable persons, but victims and their advocates immediately said the plan fell short of what was needed. Seeking to address the concerns about the revelations of abuse thatContinue Reading

ROME — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, an Italian who rose to the pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church as the Vatican’s top diplomat, ultimate power broker of the papal court and deeply influential dean of cardinals before seeing his reputation stained by his connection with the cover-up of sex abuse scandals,Continue Reading

PARIS — France’s most trusted anchorman for decades, he used to draw millions in an evening news program that some likened to a religious communion. In an earlier time, he embodied an ideal of the French male — at ease with himself, a TV journalist and man of letters, aContinue Reading

A former British lawmaker was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager, one of several cases of sexual misconduct involving members of Parliament that have reignited calls for change in the historically male-dominated halls of Westminster. The former Conservative lawmaker, Imran Ahmad Khan, wasContinue Reading

PARIS — Rape accusations against a newly appointed minister disrupted the start of President Emmanuel Macron’s second term on Monday, with the allegations coming amid a growing reckoning over sexism and sexual abuse by French political figures. Two women have accused Damien Abad, the minister for solidarity and for disabledContinue Reading

LONDON — A British lawmaker was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of rape and other sexual assault offenses, according to British news media reports, the latest in a string of sexual misconduct allegations against members of Parliament in recent weeks. London’s Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed that its officers arrestedContinue Reading