sexual misconduct allegations

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