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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

FBI is asked to probe allegations women were offered cash to accuse Mueller of sex assault

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel alerted the FBI on Tuesday to allegations that women have been offered cash to fabricate sexual assault accusations against Robert Mueller.


Prosecutors disclose more misconduct by Weinstein detective

A police detective already facing allegations that he coached a witness in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal sexual assault case was accused Wednesday of urging one of the movie mogul’s accusers to …


King County Council members clash over response to rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain

Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Former principal accused of sexual harassment hosts key Ybarra campaign event

Republican schools chief Sherri Ybarra held the only campaign event she’s publicly promoting, a two-hour fundraiser Friday with a small crowd inside an Eagle bar.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a “con game” to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh …


Rep. Matt Manweller says he won’t serve another term if elected

Rep. Matt Manweller will not serve another term in the state House, he said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh assaulted woman

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the woman accusing …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.


Pope on McCarrick claims: “I won’t say a word about it.”

Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former …


Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her – an allegation that …


FEMA official harassed women, hired some as possible sexual partners for male employees, agency chief says

The personnel chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency – who resigned just weeks ago – is under investigation after being accused of creating an atmosphere of widespread sexual harassment …


New complaint filed against Tacoma megachurch pastor cites multiple instances of sexual misconduct

Revelations surrounding Tacoma megachurch pastor Dean Curry have reached the crisis stage.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Pentagon probing allegations against White House physician

The Pentagon’s inspector general has opened an investigation of Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor whose nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs was derailed by …


Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary

A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of “unbiblical teaching” through sexist and demeaning comments to women who …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

After troubling allegations, Oregon officials found ‘insufficient evidence’ in Hart family case in 2013

New allegations against the Hart mothers were contained in child-welfare documents released by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Monday. DHS released 42 pages about its involvement with the …


Guess: Committee will investigate sexual harassment allegations against cofounder Paul Marciano

Guess Inc. says the board formed on Wednesday a special committee comprised of two independent directors to oversee an ongoing probe into allegations of improper conduct by its co-founder Paul …


Kate Upton’s allegations against Paul Marciano are part of the fashion industry’s reckoning

A week after accusing Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct, model Kate Upton shared a detailed account of the alleged events with Time magazine.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Six more women accuse maestro Dutoit, including 1 rape

Six more women have stepped forward to accuse prominent conductor Charles Dutoit of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the maestro …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations

Facing accusations by an actress and a filmmaker over alleged sexual misconduct, James Franco said on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday the things he’s heard aren’t …


Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber’s legislative work.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Conductor Dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations

Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit on Saturday denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct that have caused major symphonies in Europe, Australia and the United States to suspend relationships with him.


Kentucky lawmaker won’t resign; says assault claim false

A Republican state representative in Kentucky says a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he won’t resign.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Lawmaker placed on leave from college due to investigation

A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment while teaching at Central Washington University has been placed on leave by the school because of a …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Three Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe

Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”


Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave over undisclosed allegations

The Boston public radio station WBUR has placed its most-well known host, Tom Ashbrook, on leave after receiving allegations against him.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Jennifer Rubin: Republicans squirm with moral incoherence

Every single Republican in every single federal race will be asked how he or she can condemn Moore and stick by Trump, or favor Franken’s resignation but not call for …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Top gossip editor accused of sexual misconduct

The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Netflix writes accused actor Masterson out of comedy

Netflix said Tuesday that it has written actor Danny Masterson out of the comedy “The Ranch” with Los Angeles police investigating sexual assault claims against him that date back to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday after a nearly 53-year career, becoming the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job in the torrent of sexual misconduct …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Sex cases put spotlight on sex addiction, but is it real?

Is sex addiction a true addiction, a crime, or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame or repair tarnished images? A tide of high-profile sexual misconduct accusations …