caption Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger arrives to begin the company’s annual meeting in Omaha May 4, 2013. source REUTERS/Rick Wilking During the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting 2018, Charlie Munger responded to a question about the recent scandals at Wells Fargo. Munger said the bad actions by employees coming to light were a long-term good for the bank. Munger compared the revelations to the recent #MeToo movement. “I think Harvey Weinstein has done a lot for improving behavior too,” Munger said. Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett’s right-hand man, connected recent scandals at one of his biggest investments – Wells Fargo – to the monumental #MeToo movement. In response to a question about the spate of recent scandals at Wells Fargo, most notably the millions of accounts opened by employees … [Read more...] about ‘Harvey Weinstein has done a lot for improving behavior’: Charlie Munger says finding bad people helps businesses and society
Actress Ashley Judd has sued Harvey Weinstein, alleging the disgraced former film executive made inflammatory statements about her that hurt her career, according to court documents obtained by CNN.Judd's suit alleges that Weinstein deterred director Peter Jackson, who oversaw the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and his producing partner Fran Walsh from working with Judd on the films, a move that not only "torpedoed" her opportunity to star in the Academy Award-winning franchise but also cost her additional work.She claims to have met with Jackson and Walsh in or around 1998 to discuss two different roles in the film, but the pair "dropped their pursuit" of her for the project after Weinstein told them the studio had "a bad experience" working with Judd, according to the lawsuit."The pathetic reality, however, was that Weinstein was retaliating against Ms. Judd for rejecting his sexual demands approximately one year earlier, when he cornered her in a hotel room under the guise of … [Read more...] about Ashley Judd suit claims Harvey Weinstein ‘torpedoed’ career
Updated 4:58 pm, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This combination photo shows Ashley Judd during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 25, 2017, left, and Harvey Weinstein at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2017. Judd has sued Harvey Weinstein, saying he hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances. In the lawsuit filed Monday, April 30, 2018, in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violation of California’s unfair competition law. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) less This combination photo shows Ashley Judd during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July … [Read more...] about Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, says tried to hurt career
The Chinese communist regime published a white paper on Tuesday detailing the alleged litany of human rights abuses Americans face, ranging from sexual harassment in Hollywood to the presence of wealthy individuals in politics. China’s “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017” publication is a direct response to the U.S. State Department’s annual global human rights survey. This year, the State Department found that China increased its repression towards religious groups, particularly Christians and Muslims.China, in turn, claimed to have found “serious infringement on citizens’ civil rights, systematic racial discrimination, severe flaws in the American-style democracy, widening rich-poor divide, discrimination and assault against some specific groups such as women, children and people with disabilities.” The Chinese report, published by the Information Office of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, lists among its … [Read more...] about China: Harvey Weinstein and ‘American-Style Democracy’ Biggest Human Rights Threats in U.S.
NEW YORK — The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a national reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Times and The Washington Post took the national reporting award for their coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials. The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California, received the breaking news reporting award for coverage of the wildfires that swept through California wine country last fall, killing 44 people and destroying thousands of homes. The Washington Post also won the investigative reporting prize for revealing allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama decades ago. The Republican former judge denied the accusations, but they factored heavily in the … [Read more...] about Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Harvey Weinstein, Russian meddling, Roy Moore