Harvey Weinstein turned himself in today on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. Weinstein is pleading not guilty. The two women in the case are among more than 80 who’ve accused him of sexual assault or harassment.
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We discuss the race for California’s next governor, and how Gavin Newsom’s ads might be helping the Republican leading candidate, John Cox. Also, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says homeowners should be able to refuse selling their homes to gay people.
Abortions are illegal in Ireland, even in cases of rape or incest. The 8th Amendment has been part of the Irish Constitution since 1983, recognizing the right to life of an unborn fetus. But today, residents will cast votes to decide whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment. Irish expats are even flying in to vote. The referendum has energized women and young people on both sides.
Our critics review “In Darkness,” about a blind musician who hears what may have been a murder above her apartment; “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” a 1970s punk-rock, alien sci-fi adventure; “Mary Shelley,” from Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker; and “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” with an all-star cast that includes Emilia Clarke (Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones”).
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