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Cat Power: ‘To this day I sleep with my bedroom door locked’

After breakups, breakdowns, stalkers and worse, Chan Marshall has rewritten her bleakest lyrics and recorded an album of highly personal covers. ‘We all need sweetness,’ she saysChan Marshall is sitting cross-legged on a bed, crying. It’s a sniffly, unselfconscious kind of crying, tears smudging sooty eyeshadow. Thirty years into her often wayward career as the US singer-songwriter Cat Power, she is crying because in a few weeks’ time she is 50 and she can’t believe she made it, that life turned...
Tags: Music, Women, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Indie, Sexual Harassment, Marshall, Chan Marshall, Cat Power, Uuuurgh

Supermodel Karen Elson on fashion’s toxic truth: ‘I survived harassment, body shaming and bullying – and I’m one of the lucky ones’

She has been at the top of the industry for decades. Now she’s speaking out about the dark reality of life behind the scenes When Karen Elson was a young hopeful trying to make it in Paris, a model scout took her to a nightclub. After long days on the Métro trekking to castings that came to nothing, and evenings alone in a run-down apartment, she was excited to be out having fun. The music was good and the scout, to whom her agent had introduced her, kept the drinks coming. She started to feel t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Celebrity, Women, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Feminism, Pop and rock, Models, Paris, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Sexual Harassment

Alanis Morissette says she was victim of multiple statutory rapes as a teenager

Canadian music star says in new documentary: ‘I would always say I was consenting, and then I’d be reminded … you’re not consenting at 15’Speaking in a new documentary, Alanis Morissette has said she was the victim of multiple statutory rapes as a teenager.The documentary, Jagged, is screening at the Toronto film festival this week. The Washington Post has reported that Morissette describes the attacks during the film. “It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimi...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, Americas, Toronto, Culture, Canada, Pop and rock, Sexual Harassment, Alanis Morissette, Morissette, Rape and sexual assault

Bob Dylan movements ‘not inconsistent’ with alleged sex abuse, says lawyer for accuser

Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin claims musician was not in New York at time of abuse alleged in new lawsuit, which is challenged by accuserA lawyer for the woman who has accused Bob Dylan of sexually abusing her in 1965 when she was 12 years old has challenged claims by Dylan’s biographer that the singer-songwriter was not in New York at the time of the alleged abuse.Dylan, 80, is accused by an anonymised woman, JC, of establishing “an emotional connection” with her to “lower her inhibitions wit...
Tags: Music, New York, Law, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Folk Music, Sexual Harassment, Dylan, Clinton Heylin, JC, Rape and sexual assault

‘There are no rules now’: how gen Z reinvented pop punk

Twenty years ago, it was made by juvenile men in shorts. Now, from Meet Me @ the Altar to Olivia Rodrigo, diverse young women have reclaimed the genre – and made it the sound of the summerA white man whining about high school, his mediocre hometown or a faceless girl: that is what most people picture when they think of pop punk. In the 90s and 00s, all-male bands such as Green Day, Blink-182, New Found Glory and Sum 41 ruled the charts, looking like Jackass extras in Dickies pants and wallet cha...
Tags: Music, UK, Women, Life and style, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Festivals, Music Festivals, Will Smith, Sexual Harassment, Hayley Williams, Olivia Rodrigo, Pinkshift

Billie Eilish says all her age group have suffered sexual misbehaviour

US singer, 19, made claim in Vogue interview when discussing new single about abusive relationshipBillie Eilish has spoken about the prevalence of sexual exploitation of minors in an interview, saying “it’s everywhere”.Speaking about her new single, Your Power, which addresses an abusive relationship between a minor and an older person, the 19-year-old singer told Vogue that all her peers had experienced some sort of sexual impropriety. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Music, US, World news, US news, Culture, Vogue, Sexual Harassment, Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish: Your Power review – chilling ballad seeps under your skin

For the first single from her hugely anticipated second album, Eilish uses a disarmingly dreamy sound to confront a man preying on a young womanTo say that Billie Eilish’s forthcoming third album is eagerly-awaited is an understatement. It wasn’t just that 2019’s triple-Grammy winning When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was incredibly popular, although it was. Eilish was already a phenomenon among tweenage girls, but its commercial success – it went platinum or multi-platinum in 17 countrie...
Tags: Music, Women, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, James Bond, Sexual Harassment, Tyler The Creator, Pete Townshend, Rolling Stone Magazine, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Finneas

Kellen Winslow Jr. Victim Sues Former NFL Star for Sexually Harassing & Terrorizing Her at Gym

An elderly woman who accused Kellen Winslow Jr. of sexual misconduct is now suing the former NFL star, claiming that he sexually harassed and terrorized her with a number of disgusting acts at a gym back in 2019. This comes just weeks after Winslow was sentenced to 14 years in prison for rapes and other sexual offenses against several women in Southern California. TMZ reports: The woman — who was 77 years old at the time of the incident — just filed the civil suit last month … laying out in grap...
Tags: Celebs, California, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Elderly, Sexual Harassment, Southern California, Winslow, NFL Star, Kellen Winslow Jr, Southern California TMZ, Crunch Carlsbad

Lorde's former manager fired from Warner after admitting harassing staff

New Zealand-based Scott Maclachlan accepts ‘harmful impact of my past behaviour’ and is trying to repair the damageThe former manager of pop sensation Lorde has been fired by Warner Music New Zealand after multiple cases of harassment were revealed as part of a Me Too investigation.New Zealand’s Stuff website revealed years of harassment against female staff by Scott Maclachlan – who began working with Lorde when she was 13 and managed her through the breakout success of hit Royals. Continue rea...
Tags: Music, Lorde, Women, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Warner, Sexual Harassment, Scott Maclachlan, Warner Music New Zealand

'You're left to rot if you speak up': the abuse faced by female roadies

For years, women who work on music tours have been patronised, denigrated and abused. But as the industry takes stock during the pandemic, change is hopefully comingSandwich-maker. Foot-rubber. Mother. Eye candy. Enabler. Subordinate. Weakling. Women and non-binary (NB) touring crew members have heard it all while working as managers, sound techs, drivers, engineers and other roles – and resistance is mounting as live gigs fitfully begin to return.In 2018, sound engineer Chez Stock published a w...
Tags: Business, Music, Women, Life and style, Music Industry, Culture, Sexual Harassment

"I get your point, but fresh and Joe Biden are two things that just don't go together."

Says mezzrow, reacting to my reaction to Blogger telling us about its new interface and saying it has "a fresh feel." I'd said: "Rereading this I paused to visualize 'a fresh feel.' Somehow Joe Biden was in the picture." I was picturing his various old-mannish gropings of women and girls. (This one is fake.)Mezzrow continued: "Does anyone use 'fresh' as a synonym of 'boorish and handsy' any more? I understood immediately, but then Althouse and I are in the same age cohort."That makes me old enou...
Tags: Music, New York, Law, Wikipedia, Aging, Joe Biden, Language, Biden, Sexual Harassment, Slang, 1980s, MEZZROW, Ann Althouse, Althouse

Ousted Grammys Chief Deborah Dugan Is Fired

The Recording Academy took action on Monday after weeks of internal turmoil, including her removal 10 days before the Grammys.
Tags: Music, News, Conflicts Of Interest, Sexual Harassment, Grammy Awards, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Recording Academy, Dugan, Deborah, Deborah Dugan, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Appointments and Executive Changes, Workplace Hazards and Violations

Plácido Domingo says harassment apology gave 'false impression'

Spanish opera singer says his words had been misunderstood after apology triggers backlashPlácido Domingo has rowed back on an apology he made over sexual harassment allegations just two days earlier, after his mea culpa triggered a backlash and cancellations in Spain.The Spanish opera singer, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, apologised on Tuesday for “the hurt” caused to his accusers, saying he accepted “full responsibility” for his actions. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Spain, World news, Culture, Classical Music, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Placido Domingo, Domingo

Disclosure of Plácido Domingo Allegations Scuttles $500,000 Deal

The opera superstar was discussing an agreement to pay the performers’ union to limit statements about its sexual misconduct investigation, but the arrangement fell apart after details were leaked.
Tags: Music, News, Finances, Associated Press, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Placido Domingo, Apologies, Domingo, American Guild of Musical Artists, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Organized Labor, Placido, Debra Katz, Raymond Menard

Plácido Domingo apologises to his accusers

Opera star takes ‘full responsibility’ for actions as US union concludes investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviourPlácido Domingo, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has apologised for “the hurt” caused to his accusers, saying he accepted “full responsibility” for his actions.In a statement, the singer, director and conductor said: “I have taken time over the last several months to reflect on the allegations that various colleagues of mine have made against me. I r...
Tags: US, Los Angeles, US news, Culture, Classical Music, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Placido Domingo, Domingo, MeToo Movement

Plácido Domingo Had ‘Inappropriate Activity’ With Women, Union Finds

An investigation found behavior ranging from flirtation to sexual advances by the opera superstar, who issued his fullest apology yet.
Tags: Music, News, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Placido Domingo, Domingo, American Guild of Musical Artists, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Placido

How the Grammys and Deborah Dugan Went From Hello to War in 5 Months

Accusations of harassment, favoritism and bullying have overshadowed Sunday’s show and pitted the Recording Academy against its suspended chief executive.
Tags: Music, News, Conflicts Of Interest, Sexual Harassment, Grammy Awards, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Neil, Recording Academy, Tina, Katz, Dugan, Deborah, Deborah Dugan, Portnow, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Tchen

Harvey Weinstein Trial: Inside the Courtroom

The former Hollwood mogul “dropped his head in his hands in what appeared to be disappointment” after the judge dealt a setback to the defense.
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Harvey Weinstein, Sex Crimes, Sexual Harassment, Harvey, Weinstein, Hollwood, Archives and Records, MeToo Movement, Archive of Contemporary Music

Mathew Knowles Says 22-Year-Old Jagged Edge Members Sexually Harassed 16-Year-Old Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland

Beyoncé’s dad Mathew Knowles just released a new tell-all book about how he made Destiny’s Child into a household name and one of the biggest girl groups of all time. The 67-year-old recently sat down with VladTV to discuss the book, titled Destiny’s Child: The Untold Story, and during the interview, he revealed that Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland were both victims of sexual harassment by two Jagged Edge Members when they were just 16 years old. Knowles said the harassment happened while Destiny’s Ch...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Beyonce, Pop Culture, Jazz, Brian, Sexual Harassment, Trending, Celebrity Interviews, Kelly, Brandon, Vlad, Kelly Rowland, Knowles, Mathew, Mathew Knowles

'Words are our weapon': the blistering power of Turkish protest rap

Amid conflict in Syria, stifled free speech and oppressive machismo, rappers in Turkey are speaking out to hold their country – and themselves – to accountPop culture is usually a comfortable distraction, but sometimes it can wake you up. Take the Turkish rap epic Susamam, which translates as I Can’t Stay Silent: a 14-verse manifesto for a generation fed up with complicity, and the largest collaboration in the history of Turkish rap. For a quarter of an hour, 19 artists challenge a litany of soc...
Tags: Europe, Music, Activism, Protest, Censorship, Women, World news, Turkey, Syria, Rap, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Pop and rock, Social exclusion, Hip-hop, Men

Jason Mitchell Dropped From “The Chi” After Allegedly Sexually Harassing His Co-Star Tiffany Boone

Jason Mitchell was reportedly fired from The Chi after the actress who played his on-screen girlfriend accused him of sexually harassing her.As was widely reported yesterday, Jason Mitchell will NOT be appearing in The Chi season 3 due to allegations of “serious misconduct.” Now we know what the allegations are.According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Tiffany Boone—who starred alongside Mitchell as his Brandon Johnson’s girlfriend Jerrika on the Showtime drama—complained to producers that Mi...
Tags: Celebs, Television, Fired, Showtime, Pop Culture, Jazz, Sexual Harassment, Allegations, Mitchell, Boone, Jason Mitchell, Anna Camp, Marque Richardson, The Chi, Brandon Johnson, Tiffany Boone

Groping a big problem at gigs, say promoters and campaigners

Calls for venues to have better sexual assault policies as punk duo tweet about fan being gropedSexual harassment and groping remains a big problem at live music events, promoters and venue owners have warned, after the duo Sleaford Mods said a female fan had been assaulted during one of their shows.The punk band spoke out after a gig in Bristol on Saturday night, saying on Twitter that they had “had a report of a female fan being groped in the crowd”, and adding: “Touching anyone without their ...
Tags: Music, UK News, Culture, Bristol, Sexual Harassment, Sleaford Mods

R Kelly: tape 'showing sexual abuse' handed to law enforcement

Gloria Allred client ‘disgusted and horrified’ by findSinger is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse A Pennsylvania man was cleaning out an old videotape collection when he found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said on Sunday. Related: R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pennsylvania, Gloria Allred, Sexual Harassment, R Kelly, Kelly, Arwa Mahdawi

R Kelly: attorney hands tape 'showing sexual abuse' to authorities

Tape appears to feature R&B singer sexually abusing girlsSinger is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse The attorney Gloria Allred says a client has turned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to feature R&B singer R Kelly sexually abusing girls. Related: R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Gloria Allred, Sexual Harassment, R Kelly, Kelly, Arwa Mahdawi

Dolly Parton’s sister ‘ashamed’ of star over silence on #MeToo protest

Younger sibling says singer should use her position to speak out about abuse in the country and western music industryDolly Parton has been criticised by her younger sister for not speaking out more about sexual predators in the country and western music scene, after the star of 9 to 5 said she didn’t identify as a feminist and indicated she had no interest in becoming a cheerleader for the #MeToo movement.In a scathing attack on the Nashville singer’s approach to sexual harassment, Stella Parto...
Tags: Music, Country, World news, Dolly Parton, Nashville, Sexual Harassment, Parton, MeToo Movement, Stella Parton

Musicians voice concern over Ryan Adams' abuse allegations

Adams’ guitarist Todd Wisenbaker is one of a number of musicians to condemn the singer-songwriter, who has said accusations of abuse and harassment are ‘inaccurate’FBI investigating Ryan Adams’ explicit texts to underage fanComment: the Ryan Adams allegations are the tip of an indie-music icebergGuitarist Todd Wisenbaker, who has collaborated with Ryan Adams, is one of a number of musicians who have condemned the singer-songwriter after seven women alleged emotional and verbal abuse and harassme...
Tags: Music, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, New York Times, Times, Sexual Harassment, Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams, Phoebe Bridgers, Adams, Todd Wisenbaker

The Ryan Adams allegations are the tip of an indie-music iceberg

So-called alternative musicians pride themselves on being more enlightened than their rock counterparts, but in my years of writing about them, I have found no end of ‘beta male misogyny’I wish I could say I was surprised by the New York Times report detailing allegations that the singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to mentor young women, before pursuing them sexually and turning nasty after they turned him down. His ex-wife, the musician and actor Mandy Moore, described him as “psychologically...
Tags: Music, World news, Culture, New York Times, Indie, Sexual Harassment, Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams, Phoebe Bridgers, Adams, MeToo Movement

Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

After orchestras severed ties, Daniele Gatti and Charles Dutoit are appearing across Europe, and Mr. Gatti is the new music director of the Rome Opera.
Tags: Europe, Music, News, Italy, Classical Music, Charles, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Martha, Die Welt, Daniele, Daniele Gatti, Dutoit, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

How ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Went From Parlor Act to Problematic

Radio stations are pulling the standard from holiday playlists. Cable channels are debating it. And William Shatner is very worked up.
Tags: Music, News, Radio, Baby, William Shatner, Sexual Harassment, Frank Loesser, Women and Girls, History (Academic Subject, MeToo Movement, It's Cold Outside (Song

"An all-male Princeton University a cappella group will no longer perform a song from Disney’s 'The Little Mermaid' because some students there complained that the performance promotes misogyny and 'toxic masculinity' and violates consent."

The NY Post reports.The singers, known as the Tigertones, have for years performed the song “Kiss the Girl” by picking a man and a woman from the audience and encouraging them to smooch on the cheek, according to Inside Higher Ed.In the animated movie, the tune is crooned by a Rastafarian crab to encourage a prince to kiss a mermaid — and features the lyrics, “My oh my/ Looks like the boy’s too shy/ Ain’t gonna kiss the girl.”...“[It’s] more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute,” sop...
Tags: Music, Law, Disney, Kissing, Sexual Harassment, Princeton University, Ny Post, Eric, Ann Althouse, Tigertones, Noa Wollstein

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