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French women put on defense in post-#MeToo defamation trial

World / Crime & Legal Feb 4, 2019

French women put on defense in post-#MeToo defamation trial

A former French lawmaker's defamation lawsuit against six women who accused him of sexual misconduct and four journalists who reported the allegations is going to trial in what some fear illustrates a backlash against the #MeToo movement. In May 2016, investigative news website Mediapart and ...