sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON | Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON  — A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country. The Times Up Legal Defense Fund on Tuesday announced its first round of grants to 18 groups helping support low-wage and domestic workers. Among the grantees are organizations working toward increased … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

BEIJING | Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

BEIJING — One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favors from numerous female … Continue reading BEIJING | Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

AMSTERDAM | European orchestra fires conductor over alleged misconduct

AMSTERDAM — A top European orchestra fired its chief conductor Thursday following accusations of sexual misconduct. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Netherlands said it ended its affiliation with Daniele Gatti in the wake of a Washington Post story last week in which the conductor “was accused of inappropriate behavior.” The Amsterdam-based Royal Concertgebouw said … Continue reading AMSTERDAM | European orchestra fires conductor over alleged misconduct

WASHINGTON | Former FEMA head of personnel accused of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s personnel office had improper sexual relationships with subordinates and created a “toxic” work environment that included giving preferential treatment to his fraternity brothers, according to a summary of an internal investigation obtained Monday by The Associated Press. FEMA officials said Corey Coleman resigned June … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former FEMA head of personnel accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK | CBS keeps Moonves in place during sexual misconduct inquiry

NEW YORK — CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe. On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of three decades. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS keeps Moonves in place during sexual misconduct inquiry

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop “rampant sexual misconduct” by a now-dead team doctor despite being repeatedly informed about his behavior. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, four Ohio men listed as John Does say Richard Strauss sexually assaulted or harassed them in the … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

NEW YORK | The Latest: Lawyer: Alleged Weinstein victim would testify

NEW YORK — The Latest on the arraignment for Harvey Weinstein on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes to trial. Gloria … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Lawyer: Alleged Weinstein victim would testify