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SALT LAKE CITY | Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor’s house on fire told witnesses that he did it after “years of harassment” over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, said the code … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

Taylor Swift groper hired as a DJ at Mississippi station

GREENWOOD, Miss/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The man fired from his radio DJ job for groping superstar Taylor Swift has been hired by a Mississippi radio station. The Washington Post quotes Delta Radio CEO David Fuss as saying he believes David Mueller’s side of the story. A federal jury determined that Mueller assaulted and battered Swift by … Continue reading Taylor Swift groper hired as a DJ at Mississippi station

Vice suspends 2 top execs after sexual misconduct report

NEW YORK/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company. Vice Media has suspended its president, Andrew Creighton, and chief digital officer Mike Germano, as it investigates allegations against them, according to a company memo sent to employees Tuesday. The Times … Continue reading Vice suspends 2 top execs after sexual misconduct report

Tavis Smiley says PBS made mistake in suspending him

NEW YORK / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Tavis Smiley says PBS made a big mistake by suspending him from his talk show. He tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday he’s never coerced anyone into a relationship but has had consensual relationships in the workplace. He says that wasn’t against his company’s policies. He says … Continue reading Tavis Smiley says PBS made mistake in suspending him

Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on ‘Frida’

NEW YORK /December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida,” into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein’s relentless advances. “For years, he … Continue reading Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on ‘Frida’

Trump says female senator ‘would do anything’ for money

WASHINGTON /December 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “would do anything” to get them. A chorus … Continue reading Trump says female senator ‘would do anything’ for money

France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same

PARIS/November 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is the country’s sexist culture. In a nearly hour-long speech at the Elysee Presidential Palace, … Continue reading France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same