What You Need to Know Today: Friday, October 14

Everything we're talking about at FLARE HQ right now

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At least nine women, including two Miss USA contestants and a former Toronto Star journalist, have come forward accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct since The New York Times dropped a story on Wednesday evening in which two women said that Trump “touched them inappropriately.” Trump’s team has vehemently denied all of these reports—and threatened legal action against the Times, but the paper is refusing to retract the story.

In light of the growing evidence of Trump’s abhorrent treatment of women, Michelle Obama offered up some no-holds-barred #realtalk for voters. “This is not normal, this is not politics as usual,” she said. “This is disgraceful, it is intolerable and it doesn’t matter what party you belong to.” #preach

Kim Kardashian quietly returned to social media. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the reality TV queen simply returned to unfollow 13 Twitter accounts in less than 10 minutes, and then promptly disappeared.

Bob Dylan has won a Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first musician to win the prestigious award.

Abercrombie & Fitch got a makeover, and it involves a lot more clothing. The brand has done away with its overly sexualized images of men and women—and erased all of the Instagram photos from its nearly naked past—in favour of new ads featuring cozy co-eds, dressed in jeans and flannel.

If you like it, Karl Lagerfeld wants you to put one of his rings on it. The designer has made his first venture into jewellery with a new line of engagement bling.