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WASHINGTON | Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

WASHINGTON — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The bill passed both chambers and holds lawmakers, including those who leave office, financially liable for settlements resulting from harassment and retaliation. There … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

CONCORD, N.H. | Former Planet Fitness manager alleges rape, harassment

CONCORD, N.H. — A former manager at New Hampshire-based Planet Fitness has sued the company, saying she was subjected to a male-dominated, “debaucherous” environment that included sexual harassment and rape. Senior management at the Hampton headquarters organized drinking activities such as “Fireball Friday,” said Casey Willard, who joined the company in 2015. Employees “competed regarding … Continue reading CONCORD, N.H. | Former Planet Fitness manager alleges rape, harassment

NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin’s lawyer: Video will clear him in parking clash

NEW YORK — Video will vindicate Alec Baldwin after he was accused of slugging a man in the face in over a parking space, the actor’s lawyer said Monday. Baldwin himself said nothing as he was arraigned on a misdemeanor attempted assault charge and a charge of harassment, a violation, in the latest of his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin’s lawyer: Video will clear him in parking clash

SHANGHAI | Chinese reporter wins rare police apology for harassment

SHANGHAI— The young woman is panting, panicked, her thin arm pointing at four men in police uniforms who had let themselves into her hotel room near midnight. “You cannot treat me like this,” she shouts, her voice high and reeling. “You cannot barge in like this late at night, OK? I didn’t do anything illegal.” … Continue reading SHANGHAI | Chinese reporter wins rare police apology for harassment

DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would scale back important Obama administration rules while adding mandates that could reshape the school … Continue reading DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if the alleged misconduct was reported to certain campus officials and only if it occurred on campus or other … Continue reading DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

LOS ANGELES | Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

LOS ANGELES— Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

SAN FRANCISCO | The Latest: About 1,000 at Google San Francisco protest

SAN FRANCISCO— The Latest on Google employee walkout (all times local): 12:45 p.m. About 1,000 Google workers in San Francisco have swarmed into a plaza in front of the city’s historic Ferry Building. It’s part of a worldwide protest employees are staging to complain about Google’s handling of sexual-misconduct claims. Other Google protests took place … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | The Latest: About 1,000 at Google San Francisco protest