Sexual Misconduct

FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California has announced on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for many years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 19, 2018 - 7:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers hope to persuade an appeals court to dismiss or delay a former "Apprentice" contestant's claim that he defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of unwanted kissing and groping. Arguments are set for Thursday afternoon in a New York...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar is seen before a delegation level meeting with his Czech counterpart in New Delhi, India. M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2018, amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:37 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement...
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FILE- In this May 25, 2018 file photo, NYPD Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, right, escorts Harvey Weinstein into court in New York. New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the sexual assault investigation urged one of Weinstein's accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors. On Oct. 11, prosecutors had abandoned part of their sexual assault case against Weinstein when evidence surfaced that DiGaudio instructed a witness to keep quiet when she raised doubts about another accuser's claim of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 17, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct. Det. Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case...
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Republican businessman Bill Lee speaks during the final gubernatorial debate at Belmont University Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)
October 16, 2018 - 11:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses. Steve Berger, pastor of Franklin-based Grace Chapel, made the remarks during a Sept...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1972 file photo, The Right Rev. Paul Moore Jr. arrives at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York to be installed as the 13th Episcopal bishop of New York. The Episcopal Church is acknowledging the power of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation. The church’s self-examination, which included a session at which first-person accounts of clergy abuse were read aloud by bishops, has been particularly dramatic in the Diocese of New York; it is now describing its most famous bishop, the late Paul Moore Jr., as a "serial predator." (AP Photo)
October 15, 2018 - 4:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination's national convention this summer included an...
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October 14, 2018 - 8:55 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state employee said Sunday she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result. Katie Brennan told The Wall Street Journal she wants to see...
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FILE - This June 15, 2008 file photo shows retired Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta in Ahmadabad, India. A complaint by Dutta, who now lives in the United States, alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country's burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status quo in the world's largest democracy. "People...
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FILE - In a March 14, 2018 file photo, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, accused in a lawsuit of sexually harassing one of his employees, speaks at a press conference, in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana has agreed to pay nearly $150,000 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Republican secretary of state Schedler, who resigned in May, the state’s highest public official felled by accusations during the #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)
October 11, 2018 - 5:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has agreed to pay nearly $150,000 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a former Republican secretary of state who resigned in May, the state's highest public official felled by accusations during the #MeToo movement. Tom Schedler, who was Louisiana's chief...
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October 11, 2018 - 4:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees. Schedler will personally pay $18,425 on top of the taxpayer-financed amount. Details of the settlement were provided...
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