Sexual misconduct

PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and...
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May 17, 2019 - 12:48 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A woman says she told Penn State University's head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her accusation to the school as required. Jennifer Oldham, a North Carolina fencing coach, told The Philadelphia Inquirer...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a Los Angeles lawyer as a federal appeals court judge, despite opposition from California's two Democratic senators. The Senate voted, 52-45, Wednesday to confirm Kenneth Lee's nomination to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Michael Weatherly attends a special screening of "Doctor Strange" at AMC Empire 25 in New York. CBS is defending its handling of a sexual harassment by Weatherly, star of the drama series "Bull." CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Wednesday that Weatherly "owned" his mistake and was apologetic and remorseful. Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with actress Eliza Dushku after she alleged on-set sexual comments from Weatherly made her uncomfortable. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS defended its decision to renew the drama series "Bull" after settling a sexual harassment claim against its star Michael Weatherly, saying the actor "owned" and apologized for his on-set behavior toward actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku said she was written off the show after...
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Vice chief prosecutor Eva-Britt speaks at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday May 13, 2019. Swedish prosecutors plan to say Monday whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 8:59 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 2 p.m. The lawyer for a Swedish woman who reported being raped by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010 says "today we got great news." Elisabeth...
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May 10, 2019 - 7:52 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation. The Detroit Free Press reports the settlement between Keith Mumphery and the East Lansing school was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, older sister of Donald Trump, sits in the balcony during Trump's election night rally in New York. The fastest way for federal judges facing investigation by their peers to make the inquiry go away is to utter two words, "I quit." That’s how former appellate judges Maryanne Trump Barry and Alex Kozinski ended investigations into complaints that Barry participated in fraudulent tax schemes and Kozinski sexually harassed women. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
May 10, 2019 - 5:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fastest way for federal judges facing investigation by their peers to make the inquiry go away is to utter two words: "I quit." That's how appellate judges Maryanne Trump Barry and Alex Kozinski ended investigations into complaints that Barry participated in fraudulent tax...
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Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the dioceses of Rome, at the Vatican Basilica of St. John Lateran, in Rome, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 3:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University wants to publicly share information about a confidential 1996 State Medical Board investigation involving Strauss, a team doctor now accused of decades-old sexual misconduct against more than 150 former students. The university on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, asked a judge for permission to make that information public in an upcoming report by a law firm investigating the men's allegations about Richard Strauss for the school. Strauss killed himself in 2005. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 9:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board says a judge shouldn't let Ohio State University publicly share information from an old board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. In a court filing Tuesday, the board says its records on the investigation...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, left, speaks with Alexa Arredondo, 9, while meeting with community activists on immigration issues at a restaurant, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 07, 2019 - 11:32 am
ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is promising that, if elected president, she'll only appoint Supreme Court justices who will support the Roe v. Wade decision, imposing a key legal litmus test that's consistent with most Democrats' values but which White House contenders don't usually express...
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