#MeToo Protest Erupts in New York After Police Charity Invites Bill O’Reilly to Speak


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A police charity group is backtracking from inviting former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly to speak at its monthly fundraiser in New York, after the event drew backlash from the #MeToo crowd, The New York Times reports. O’Reilly was kicked out of Fox News in 2017 over allegations of sexual harassment, ahead of the #MeToo movement that would soon engulf the entertainment industry. His recent invitation by the Police Athletic League, initially meant to raise money, instead preceded the resignation of a board member, outrage from the National Organization for Women, questions from reporters, and finally, the group withdrawing from the fundraiser Monday evening. Two expected attendees, the police commissioner and the Manhattan district attorney, had also said they weren’t going to attend the event, and a second board member resigned, but none said it was because of O’Reilly’s speech.

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Bernie Sanders Responds to Report on Harassment, Sexism in His 2016 Campaign: ‘I Certainly Apologize’ to Women Who Felt Mistreated


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On Wednesday, speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed reports that his 2016 campaign was marred by sexism, harassment, and gender pay disparity. In a New York Times report, Giulianna Di Lauro, a Latino outreach strategist for the Sanders campaign alleged that she had been harassed by a co-worker who ran his hand through her hair in a “sexual way.” When she reported it to her supervisor, however, her boss laughed and did not take the claims seriously. According to the Times, Di Lauro was not alone and now some of the women want what happened in 2016 acknowledged and addressed. The Times reports:
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