First Amendment Today, August 20, 2018: Asia Argento’s #MeToo Scandal; Ocasio-Cortez Bars Media from Town Hall; Twitter’s @Jack on Alex Jones’ Time Out


Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid off a young actor over sexual encounter that happened when he was 17 and she was 37

Photo of actress Asia Argento at Cannes in a dress with spaghetti straps.
Asia Argento at the 2013 Cannes film festival (Georges Biard via Wikimedia Commons [cropped from original])

Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bans reporters from town hall in Queens because media “mobbed” her at previous event

Feminist outcry follows NYU’s suspension of a lesbian professor for sexually harassing a gay grad student

Former CIA director John Brennan threatens legal action after Trump revokes his security clearance

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims Alex Jones’ seven-day “time out” came after media dug up examples of terms-of-service violations

Law professor: Trump’s attempt to enforce nondisclosure agreement against Omarosa fraught with First Amendment implications

Alyssa Milano protests Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination by donning Handmaid’s Tale attire

See Also:
“First Amendment Today, July 31, 2018: 3D Guns Go Viral; ‘King James’ Slam Dunks Trump; and… This Ain’t No Pornhub, This Ain’t No Foolin’ Around”

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About Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from government corruption to white-supremacist gangs. In addition to Front Page Confidential, his work has appeared in Phoenix New Times, the Los Angeles Times,, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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