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the man whose behavior was so offensive that it sparked a global movement is finally facing the music harvey weinstein has been charged with rape and sex abuse by a new york court victim's ask why did it take so long i'm sorry kelly in berlin this is the day. at twenty one i was raped by harvey weinstein he claims it was consensual well i'm here to tell you there was nothing consensual about what happened to me nothing at all didn't grab my engineer and pulled me towards him. and forced my hand onto his penis and i'm going to do so it's really important the boys we're going to bring them up to the rivers bill cosby harvey weinstein bill o'reilly mark halperin roger
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ailes kevin spacey or one of our own this term or so you know and i'm known as had handcuffs on me i felt a wave of cold steel and not i am not the predator and there's something fundamentally wrong with. i didn't think anyone would believe. i was ill but. i would say. we are finally being heard and believed at last. and also coming up on the day women behind the wheel in saudi arabia who say that a simple car isn't what they want as the kingdom prepares to lift its ban on women drivers. driving is not the only thing we need we need it many many things but we used the car as a symbol it gave us the opportunity to go in the streets and to be very very visible for people to really see us and see our demands.
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that's coming up a little bit later on the day but first dozens of women have accused him of sexual misconduct and now the stories of two women have the potential to land him in jail the former hollywood film producer harvey weinstein was charged with rape and sex abuse in two separate cases in new york on friday one of the women has not yet been identified but the other is the evans of what she told the new yorker magazine last october took weinstein from the height of hollywood to a police holding cell in manhattan within months now back in two thousand and four evans was an aspiring actress and she met weinstein for what she thought would be a casting call she says that he then forced her to perform oral sex on him this is what she told the new yorker quote i said over and over i don't want to do this stop don't i try to get away but maybe i didn't try hard enough i didn't want to
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kick him or fight him i just sort of gave up and quote that was back in two thousand and four evans was in her early twenty's weinstein thirty years her senior after telling her story last year police contacted her about pressing charges and on thursday she told the new yorker that she decided to do exactly that she said the following at a certain point you have to think about the greater good of humanity of womenkind. those courageous words are part of a course that has lit a fire under the need to movement raising awareness about sexual harassment and abuse of power and toppling some of the world's most powerful men now they could even lead harvey weinstein a man who was once seemingly untouchable in jail. arriving at a court in new york hollywood's most famous power player turned to riot gear to face the first criminal charges to be brought against him thank you to rape and other
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sex crimes involving two separate women crimes new york prosecutors described as an abuse of position money and power the charge here there is no offer to that in the original out of all that the world is that it is the money and power who are already in the world evil by. outside the courthouse weinstein's lawyer said he'd be exonerated the former producer has always denied having known consensual sex with any of his accuses. mr weinstein who will enter a plea of not guilty we intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges we believe that they are constitutionally flawed we believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence and we believe that at the end of the process
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should mr weinstein that will be exonerated. was ever the outcome of the charges kappa traumatic fall from grace for one of hollywood's most influential businessmen . in the wake of dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct weinstein's wife has left him he's been sacked by his own production company and ejected from the academy at once on it him with oscars. weinstein's court appearance here in new york may not be his last investigation by the city is ongoing and separate criminal probes are under way in london and los angeles. and let's get more now from new york where journalists emily saul is standing by and emily you were actually in the courtroom today as weinstein was being charged what was the atmosphere there like. it was it was very tense
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it was very raw. and the courtroom itself was media from a cross the were there. he was brought in through the back and their arms were sure he's in a walk and behind us you're not i see what appear he is brave stand in support of essentially on the arms of the female detectives and the three other male detectives that company or it was just looked like he couldn't believe he was there and he a lot of us in trouble believing that he was in fact there it was it was truly remarkable a quite a dramatic fall from grace that you're illustrating there so what comes next for him well use that he's back in court on july thirty s. he's been released on one million dollars bond excuse me. in court a million dollar check which we're. waiting in the courtroom he'll have to return to our house where you know every day new yorkers. or their in their partner
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incidents and we know a grand jury is going to and also and they're continuing to interview people isn't money ben brafman said earlier today that he will decide by next wednesday whether or not weinstein himself would address the grand jury. it's it's it's really up and they're you know they can dispose of but it's very quickly or if it's something that. we want to see and of course there are a lot of people who have been waiting for this day a lot of his accusers we know that there are dozens of them word of the charges against weinstein leave not only him but also more broadly speaking to me to movements because you know when his accusers came out this really lit a fire under this movement globally speaking. no absolutely i think it's a very powerful image for not only his accusers and accusers about their high profile. but just you know survivors of sex assault everywhere to see someone so
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powerful and central plank is mission in and out i mean just just last month we have opossums. but i think a lot of people especially after this or any investigation into the incident wasn't that keen after he was not charged there is one of last hope but this is only the beginning and how the people see that this thing happened then happens to anyone and i mean the d.a.'s office was very clear and multiple times and not only says that you know they're urging anyone and everyone to pump up you know what is your sense going into this weinstein case because we know it comes after a months long investigation into weinstein does it say anything to you about perhaps the strength of the district attorney's case in both of these as and says well it's an interesting question because we learned yesterday that he's been
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himself and that only after this other guests are the ones that are hospitalized in the art. they will also begin to look at the. obstacles it's why so it could be either wash their hands that is why. all of us who are we could say that this was the only nation. i mean it even just gotten to. you know they are one of the snowballs and they're not going to bring not going to bring charges anything is you know. i don't know what the evidence they will say that especially after that. i mean only. apologies for interrupting you there emily we look forward to you hopefully reporting more about this in the future for us thank you so much for joining us emily saul as mentioned you're a journalist from the new york post and you were in the courtroom today we appreciate your analysis. europeans are one step
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closer to being back in control of their digital lives the e.u. is flagship new data protection laws came into effect on friday the rules knew that citizens can demand companies like facebook google and amazon disclose what kind of personal data they hold and what they do with it now citizens also have the right to have the data corrected or even delete it. whether you use the internet to search for information connect with friends or simply to do your shopping going online means sharing personal information but in many cases it's unclear exactly what happens to that data. who has access to it what can companies do with it. the new e.u. legislation aims to address some of these issues. under the new rules companies will only be allowed to collect data relevant to their services
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so whether up for example won't be allowed to access your address book of photographs the new regulations also afford individuals the right to launch a complaint with a supervisory authority in their own country instead of potentially having to challenge a foreign company abroad. those violating data protection rules will face harsher fines instead of the maximum three hundred thousand euros in germany companies will face up to twenty million euros in penalties or four percent of the new will turn over whichever is bigger for facebook but to be one point three billion euros. the new regulation requires companies on web site operators to pay closer attention to what they do with their users information. and remaining legal anomalies are likely to be settled in the courts in the coming years. consumer watchdogs have welcomed the new rules and say they give individuals more control over their personal information. and for more on this let's bring in to resell locker of
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motherboard dortch line she is a journalist she's been covering this from the very beginning and we thank you so much for joining us this evening here on the day the e.u. has really builds the g.d.p. are as the biggest shake up of data privacy regulations since the birth of the web fair assessment well i think so and many ways you feel really flattered right now his inbox is flooded with all these companies apparently caring about you are about your privacy at least i think the responsibility shift is what makes it so interesting because previously you as a customer as an internet user you had virtually no control over where you got the travels who gets sold to for how long it's been processed and walk companies wanted ties about it. now that changes dramatically where you can just send a letter and send it to the next best file
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a complaint to the next best doctor protection agency a watchdog instead of for example running to into a dead end with a company that wouldn't reply to your request because they may not have a branch in your in your state or even in your nation such as facebook but only if you're a european citizen right exactly ok so talk with us a little bit about for those european citizens or residents for example who have been getting these e-mails over the past you know today the past weeks for example this law actually went into effect two years ago and then companies had two years to prepare for it so why did they even wait until the last minute well first of all i think it actually is a lot to go through. it has ninety nine articles this new regulation secondly they don't want to lose any customers because in a nutshell the new the new law basically says nobody is allowed to do anything with a doctor that he didn't consent to previously so. they have to ask for your content on everything from please let me send your newsletter to. reforming like customer
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portals online. to setting up to data protection watched over their representatives and the company when they have over nine employees so it is a lot to do but with these emails being sent out since you have to give your explicit consent it means it is the easiest way to get rid of all these companies and services that you never use to spend doing nothing and so of course these companies know that and they want to wait until the very last minute so they can keep you as a customer a loss or of course only good if they can be enforced so who is now in charge of enforcing this yeah i think this is a this is really why it's the way it's handled now because it's not like with copyright protections for example we have a berridge of lawyers behind it just waiting to dish out fines off the fines to say internet you just download it media from the internet and we have pirated media
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from the internet here. only the actual effect of people and watchdogs and collapse like that the protection clubs and agencies can and forres or follow up on complaints after that all the data protection agencies that are nearby will forward this complaint to the respective data protection agency that will handle the complaint it sounds very technical and is going to be easy it is easier because whatever you have for example whatever you have for requests. just send it to the company the company is legally obliged to answer your requests within four weeks should they not do it your father complained with any data protection agency that you know of that is nearby and you don't have to worry about anything after that because it will be forwards we already have a case don't wait you know for example facebook already being sued for noncompliance on this is this individual from from austria
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a privacy campaigner has accused them of effectively forcing users to give their consent to use their personal information how easy is it for companies to skirt the rules well we don't know yet how easy it is on a whole to skirt these rules because i think that we still need to get a little into the groove of being actually in use this law as also a lot of panic around the and so on but i think with facebook it's they seem to have found a loophole. in which they actually use the new data protection law to do something that they weren't allowed to do before which is share use adopted between their one service what's app and the other service facebook now this new data protection apparently has given them the opportunity to kind of type is through two together and this is what. this austrian activist who is very very aware that facebook would love to do something like that is now fighting i guess i
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mean a lot of people that what they might have encountered today when they logged on for example you have a facebook account they had to agree to the privacy policy put in opt out of it was able to use the service anymore so could it be that he has a point here i think he has a point and i think i also think the way that facebook or other services have laid out their terms of use it are there out there to their privacy policy was very suggestive it was almost blackmailing into saying look i have a you agree to this are you can't use a service anymore which is not what i think the lawmakers have intended at all. of course the tech giants have been getting a lot of attention lately facebook google amazon for example and the way that they use data how about the smaller players though like smaller companies start ups you know medium sized enterprises here in europe what sort of challenges does this new law presents to them for example i think it presents
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a lot of challenges to them but also there is a lenient see period. given a lot of a lot of counseling being given if they actually violate some of the standards because there is a lot to to take into. to change for example. protecting you can you protect your customer. from hackers also where does that where where is the dots of being processed when you have customers coming in from from several countries it is a lot to do but i furred from so many forces that they said you know don't worry about that too much or not after fining small companies there will be a lot of const laying and it will be necessary and there is a period of maybe two or three years where this will be a little softer so it's not going to be like all the startups of god of business because some place out of g.d.p.
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are not perfect but a good start i think thank you so much to raise a locker of motherboard george klein joining us to put it all into perspective for us all those e-mails that we have been getting over the past twenty four hours that . authorities in saudi arabia are continuing their crackdown on human rights activists most of them women they are demanding the right to drive and an end to the kingdom's male guardianship system now imus international says that authorities have now seize the kingdom's prominent human rights campaigner that is mohamad. earlier they released at least for women's rights activist without least eight others still believed to be in custody . now many defy the ban on women driving cars and went behind the wheel to demand change that fan is now due to be lifted in june the government accuses the women of conspiring with foreign powers and one of those arrested was medea. she was being
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interviewed a bit earlier by d.w. reporter funny for char who is joining us here now on the set to tell us a little bit more about that interview because you know you've been reporting extensively from saudi arabia recently what can you tell us about the wave of arrests there sara stefani not the first time of course that there was a crackdown on activists in saudi arabia the last time we have seen that play out was last year september by the way just before the crown prince has announced that the driving ban is going to be lifted what makes this case quite unprecedented is the fact that these a very prominent people. we have interviewed in march in riyadh she can paint for the driving ban that to be lifted for decades since nine hundred ninety and the very same people who actually had hopes that these reforms are actually going to be put into action and there's going to be change these people have been arrested now in the meantime four people have been released among them is also my deah but this is what she had to say before she was detained when i spoke to her in riyadh the
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you know one of the first things we've been asking was the driving and the right to drive and we have to remember that the driving is not the only thing we need we need it many many things but we use the car as a symbol it gave us the opportunity to go in the streets and to be very very visible for people to really see us and see our demands. so a lot of symbolism there a lot of high hopes that you know the these reforms known as the vision twenty thirty that they could really improve the situation for women what did you experience on the ground there how constrained our women's lives really in the kingdom and the emphasis are is really on could improve the lives of women because what did not change so far is the so-called guardianship system and that means that you male guardian that could be your brother your husband your father is in charge that means even though if let's say driving ban is being lifted on june twenty fourth if the you male guardian was going to say whether you can actually drive it
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he lowers you to apply for a driver's license and that's the next big battle actually did. pointed out in riyadh than we spoke to her i think with women right now the major issue we're struggling with on the legal aspect is the guardianship women are really prisoners and she is seen as a child she doesn't have control over her life when it comes to guardianship. and we know that media she's not the only one who has been speaking extensively about this right i mean she was speaking from saudi arabia there but we're also have for example activists around the world anderson the used book of somebody from berlin a short while ago these are sacked and we want to listen to that. i was expecting actually some activists just to be released i'm scared it's making the. those who were arrested because of. for example but not to be arrested that make me ask
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myself if the venue is really serious about any form surely i have hope. and all of us will to do otherwise everything with groups because we did a lot for thought but if you want me come back to reality i should say that guardianship is the biggest obstacle which fits us until now and i'm obviously they are trying to. give some off rights but in their shadow. i mean it will be a struggle to have all our rights or as my view has said the two are trying our best and i still have hope. that's exactly what's quite significant here that it's not just about having more rights when it comes to saudi arabia these activists but also women who really dream of a pro fall in to change structural change of the society inside riyadh saudi arabia they say they want to have equal rights so not just more rights but equal rights
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equal to the man in saudi arabia i want to talk a little bit about the comparisons that are being made right now when we talk about the change the pace of change how conservative the society is because you know some people have made the comparison that that saudi society is about as conservative as western countries were in the early sixty's and that we could now see this decade of upheaval of revolutionary change in the country you were there you experience the atmosphere do you feel that the country is poised for that funny. portion of the society is very poised for that it really depends who you talk to hold that person is what the social circumstance of that person is you may find women saying that they want to keep very for example the buy that you see there or the hats card because they say taking it off may threaten their islamic identity but then again of course i've met plenty of especially young people and two thirds of the population is below thirty years old in saudi arabia who dream of a different saudi arabia more open country the question is of course how is that
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going to many fast i see a sudden rabia develop developing a different speeds depending on where you live or you are and once again all these social circumstances encourage this change or not it's really a process and nobody at this point can answer whether this start is going to develop into something more profound that you have seen play out in other parts of the room there is so much as stake and as you've highlighted today especially for women in the country funny for char with the very latest thank you. well day is almost done but as ever the conversation continues online you can find us on twitter either at news or my handle is at to feel free to get in touch thank you so much for watching i hope to see you again.
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