Media sexual misconduct

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex charges

R. Kelly in court last month. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Pool/Getty Images

R&B singer R. Kelly was arrested Thursday and charged with 13 counts of federal sex crimes, including child pornography charges, per the AP.

Details: It's Kelly's second arrest this year on sex charges after Illinois charged him with aggravated sexual abuse in February. Kelly has faced multiple accusations that he sexually abused girls and held women against their will in a "sex cult" — which became the subject of multiple documentaries produced by the BBC, Lifetime, and Hulu.

Go deeper: R. Kelly denies sexual abuse charges in new TV interview

Harvey Weinstein to reach $44 million settlement for alleged sexual misconduct

In this image, Harvey walks in a tie surrounded by police.
Weinstein leaves the New York Supreme Court on April 26, 2019. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein has reached a "tentative" $44 million settlement alongside his former studio's board members encompassing lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct from more than 80 women, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: While Weinstein is facing criminal action on rape charges, much of his alleged sexual misconduct involved harassment, which is solved via civil matters such as these lawsuits. As the Times notes, "[T]he details of any settlement — such as whether it includes an admission of wrongdoing by Mr. Weinstein — would carry significant symbolism."