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NEW YORK | Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

NEW YORK—Jan 18, 2019—Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could “keep happening” if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, “Star Trek Discovery” on Thursday in New York. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —Jan 12, 2019—Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. Illinois Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Denise Albert told the Chicago Tribune that the application for the Spring Break Jam in April … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly

NEW YORK | Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

NEW YORK —Jan 10, 2019—Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services. Posting on Twitter Wednesday, Gaga wrote she had collaborated with Kelly on “Do What U Want (With My Body)” during … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

BOSTON | Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

BOSTON— Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a Boston TV anchor in 2016 — the first criminal case brought against the Oscar-winning actor since his career collapsed amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations over a year ago. Spacey, 59, is due in court Jan. 7 on the resort island … Continue reading BOSTON | Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

SAN FRANCISCO | Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

SAN FRANCISCO  — Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company’s original “Don’t be evil” motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. From Tokyo, Singapore and London to New York, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

WASHINGTON | Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON— Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh’s opponents for a “campaign of personal destruction.” In a ceremony that could have been a unifying moment for the nation, Trump instead delivered remarks … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON | Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report

WASHINGTON— All 100 senators, and a handful of Senate staff, will be able to read the FBI’s new report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once it is sent to Congress. But it’s unclear if the public will see it. Background checks are a routine part of any nominee’s vetting process … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Letter by law profs urges rejection of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Hundreds of law professors have signed onto a letter urging the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court. The letter was shared in a New York Times op-ed and signed by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Letter by law profs urges rejection of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems dispute post on Kavanaugh background checks

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Senate Democrats are disputing Republicans’ suggestion that there’s been no “whiff” of any inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s previous background checks. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems dispute post on Kavanaugh background checks

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McConnell nixes Dems’ request for FBI briefing

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining Democrats’ request for a briefing by FBI agents on the investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. McConnell said in a letter Wednesday to Senate Minority Leader … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McConnell nixes Dems’ request for FBI briefing

RICHMOND, Va. | Kaine, Stewart clash over sexual misconduct in final debate

RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and GOP challenger Corey Stewart are trading accusations of hypocrisy and bad faith in a campaign debate heavily focused on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some members of Congress. The pair squared off Tuesday in Richmond in their third and final … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Kaine, Stewart clash over sexual misconduct in final debate

WASHINGTON | White House gives FBI freer rein in Kavanaugh investigation

WASHINGTON — The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The new guidance, described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with it, was issued to the FBI over the weekend in response … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House gives FBI freer rein in Kavanaugh investigation

Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

Some Republican governors are calling for the U.S. Senate to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters — quote — “I believe Professor Ford.” He was referring to Christine Blasey Ford, who told the Senate Judiciary … Continue reading Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser says he doesn’t belong on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A woman who came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not believe he belongs on the nation’s highest court, she said in an interview Thursday. Julie Swetnick told Showtime’s “The Circus” that she didn’t want to come forward a day before Kavanaugh was set to testify before … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser says he doesn’t belong on Supreme Court

Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

Democratic House candidate Lucy McBath of Georgia is calling for a full investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and slamming her opponent, Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who initially praised him. The race is among the more closely watched ahead of the November midterms. McBath tells The Associated Press, “The … Continue reading Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

NEW YORK | CBS’ King calls on CBS to make report on Moonves public

NEW YORK — CBS News anchor Gayle King says the network should release its report on sexual misconduct allegations against former chief executive Leslie Moonves, who was ousted on Sunday. King, speaking Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” said that “I don’t know how we move forward if we at CBS don’t have full transparency.” A … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS’ King calls on CBS to make report on Moonves public

NEW YORK | The Latest: Moonves ouster could make CBS takeover target

NEW YORK — The Latest on the ouster of CBS chief Les Moonves (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won’t likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover. Moonves was ousted on Sunday, just hours after the New … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Moonves ouster could make CBS takeover target

NEW YORK | After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

NEW YORK — The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won’t likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon. Moonves was ousted Sunday, just hours after the New Yorker detailed more sexual … Continue reading NEW YORK | After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

NEW YORK | The Latest: CBS’ Leslie Moonves resigns amid allegations

NEW YORK — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against CBS chief Leslie Moonves (all times local): 5 p.m. CBS says longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network’s longtime leader surfaced. A statement posted on CBS’s website says Moonves’ resignation is effective immediately. The network’s chief … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: CBS’ Leslie Moonves resigns amid allegations

BEIJING | Police open probe into sexual misconduct claims against monk

BEIJING  — Chinese police have opened an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against one of the country’s best-known Buddhist monks whose case has highlighted the growth of the #metoo movement in China. A statement issued by the State Religious Affairs Administration on Thursday said police were investigating claims of sexual assault against Xuecheng. It said … Continue reading BEIJING | Police open probe into sexual misconduct claims against monk

LAS VEGAS | Wynn Resorts adds former Deutsche Bank CEO to board

LAS VEGAS — Casino operator Wynn Resorts has appointed its current CEO and the former CEO of Deutsche Bank to its board of directors. The Las Vegas-based company announced the appointments Tuesday. The addition of Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox and former Deutsche Bank executive Richard Byrne brings the number of board members to 11. … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Wynn Resorts adds former Deutsche Bank CEO to board

BOSTON | Junot Díaz speaks out about sexual misconduct allegations

BOSTON  — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is speaking out about the sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Boston Globe reports Díaz adamantly denies the accusations from women who say he behaved inappropriately. Díaz says it doesn’t sound “like anything that’s in my life, anything that’s me.” Author Zinzi Clemmons and other female writers have … Continue reading BOSTON | Junot Díaz speaks out about sexual misconduct allegations

Author Junot Diaz faces sexual misconduct allegations

Weeks after publishing his own story of sexual abuse in the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is facing an onslaught of accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny directed at fellow writers. Zinzi Clemmons, who penned coming-of-age novel “What We Lose,” tweeted early Friday morning that when she was a 26-year-old graduate student, Diaz … Continue reading Author Junot Diaz faces sexual misconduct allegations

New witnesses detail sexual misconduct by Tavis Smiley

/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —PBS says more witnesses have detailed sexual misconduct allegations against talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired. In papers filed in Washington, D.C., Superior Court in response to a breach-of-contract lawsuit by Smiley, PBS said the witnesses spoke to an independent investigator and corroborated initial accounts … Continue reading New witnesses detail sexual misconduct by Tavis Smiley

Vice names A&E chief Nancy Dubuc to run company

NEW YORK /March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Vice Media has appointed Nancy Dubuc, the former head of the A&E Networks, to be its chief executive as the company tries to rebound from sexual misconduct allegations. Dubuc had stepped down Monday at A&E. She’s been a Vice board member and worked with the company to develop … Continue reading Vice names A&E chief Nancy Dubuc to run company

California lawmakers struggle with #MeToo as senator resigns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Critics cite a state senator’s dramatic resignation in highlighting the work to be done to change the culture of sexual misconduct in the California Legislature. Sen. Tony Mendoza succumbed to months of mounting tension over sexual misconduct allegations Thursday, resigning his position as he was about to face … Continue reading California lawmakers struggle with #MeToo as senator resigns