sexual harassment

ANNAPOLIS, Md | Maryland private school investigating alleged sexual abuse

ANNAPOLIS, Md— A private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators’ knowledge, a newspaper reported. The Washington Post reports two Baltimore lawyers are leading the investigation into allegations at the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland. Matthew Nespole, the current head of … Continue reading ANNAPOLIS, Md | Maryland private school investigating alleged sexual abuse

PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

PORTLAND, Ore — Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The suit filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to hit the company since complaints about pay and bad managers … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. | Chicago-area megachurch elders resign over groping scandal

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — The leadership of a massive Chicago-area evangelical church is stepping down and has apologized to women who accused the megachurch’s founder of sexual harassment. The Board of Elders of the Willow Creek Community Church announced Wednesday they will all leave by year’s end. In a statement on the church’s website, the … Continue reading SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. | Chicago-area megachurch elders resign over groping scandal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Madigan names all-woman Democratic party panel amid scandal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The powerful head of the Illinois Democratic Party appointed an all-woman panel to choose its next executive director and the state’s Republican governor signed ethics legislation on Friday as lawmakers scrambled to contain a growing scandal over sexual harassment. Michael Madigan, the Democratic House speaker and party chairman, took the unusual … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Madigan names all-woman Democratic party panel amid scandal

LAS VEGAS | Breanna Stewart embracing chance to help sex abuse victims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s been seven months since Breanna Stewart publicly revealed she was sexually abused as a child. Feedback on her essay in The Players’ Tribune has been overwhelmingly supportive, and it’s pushed her to do even more to help abuse victims. “It needs to be talked about,” Stewart told The Associated Press … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Breanna Stewart embracing chance to help sex abuse victims

WASHINGTON | Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called Thursday’s vote, done unanimously without a roll … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image

Morgan Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior. His remarks come after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. The CNN report includes one woman who says the actor repeatedly … Continue reading License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image

CANNES, France | Salma Hayek after Cannes protest: Change already happening

CANNES, France (AP) — A day after joining more than 80 women protest at the Cannes Film Festival, Salma Hayek said Sunday that change for women in Hollywood already is happening. In a conversation that was part of the “Women in Motion” talk series at Cannes, Hayek said her production company is having trouble keeping … Continue reading CANNES, France | Salma Hayek after Cannes protest: Change already happening