Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) – Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $ 230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his … Read more

Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct trial: Day 2 updates

BOSTON (AP) – Mario Batali was found not guilty of indecent assault and battery on Tuesday, following a swift trial in which the celebrity chef waived his right to have a jury decide his fate in a criminal case that arose from the global #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment. The 61-year-old former Food … Read more

EXPLAINER: Johnny Depp’s wild testimony, cross-examination

For three days, Johnny Depp has been testifying in a libel trial that, at least in theory, is about whether Amber Heard defamed him in a 2018 newspaper op-ed. The trial has turned into a spectacle in which Depp has stacked about everything from taking pills as a child to a near mental breakdown in … Read more