Gooding is the latest Hollywood figure to be swept up in a sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled the entertainment industry in the last two years.
The frail, 80-year-old Bill Cosby once beloved as "America's Dad" was convicted for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004. He could get up to 10 years in prison.
The movement against sexual misconduct is to take centre stage at this year's prestigious awards as many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in black as a statement of solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse.
Victims of sexual abuse in Hong Kong are speaking out, but say they're not getting the same support as women in other parts of the world.
Reba McEntire, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson wear white roses to Grammy Awards. The statement accessory comes just weeks after stars wore all black to the Golden Globes to support the #meToo movement.
The four-time gold medalist acknowledged she is among the athletes who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar, who was last month jailed for 60 years on child porn charges.
Anita Hill, an attorney and academic, will helm the commission tasked with taking on the pervasive issue which took centre stage after an avalanche of sexual harrassment accusations hit media mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Time magazine named the 'silence breakers' Person of the Year for their stance against sexual harassment and abuse. Time made the announcement on NBC's 'Today' show, whose longtime host Matt Lauer was recently fired amid harassment allegations.
Actor Dustin Hoffman is the latest in a growing string of powerful men accused of harassment. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein saga, millions of women posted #metoo on social media, sharing their stories of sexual assault and harassment.
Roman Polanski stands accused of several sexual assaults and is wanted by the US for underage sex. Paris-based Cinematheque Francaise's showcase of the director's work is getting slammed by women in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
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