Stories tagged: allegations
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
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.”
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Alabama race is neck and neck, with voters divided over Moore allegations, poll finds
Alabama’s closely watched U.S. Senate race is a neck-and-neck contest as voter concerns about personal moral conduct weigh on the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore, according to a new Washington …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
HBO cuts ties with Russell Simmons amid second allegation
HBO distanced itself from Russell Simmons and scrubbed his name from a stand-up comedy series he helped produce on the eve of its debut following a second sexual misconduct allegation.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
More pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations
Calls for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign increased on Tuesday after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
California lawmaker resigns following misconduct allegations
California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra resigned Monday following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, making him the first lawmaker to leave office amid a spate of reports rocking the state Capitol.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Sen. Franken back to work amid sexual misconduct allegations
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn’t remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events. Franken is set to face voters again …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
New allegations against Rose emerge from women at CBS News
The morning show where Charlie Rose worked until being fired Tuesday is reporting that two women at CBS News claim that Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one saying he also …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Rosenberg: Look for pattern in abuse allegations
A mistake or a one-off error of judgement isn’t so hard to distinguish from a clear pattern of behavior.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Trump all but endorses GOP’s Moore despite sex accusations
Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations
PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post’s report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Charlie Rose suspended after multiple harassment claims
Eight women have told the Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’
In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape
Sri Lanka’s defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island’s Tamil ethnic minority who …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore
Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama’s GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Writer says Richard Dreyfuss exposed himself in 1980s
“Star Trek” actor George Takei has denied he groped a struggling model in 1981.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Sri Lanka government faces pressure over torture, rape allegations
Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
U.K. defense minister resigns amid allegations about behavior
Britain’s defense minister resigned Wednesday after allegations emerged about inappropriate sexual behavior – the latest twist in a growing scandal over harassment and abuse in the country’s corridors of power.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Department director retires amid systemic racism allegations
The director of a Portland area health department retired weeks after she directed a manager who is black to step down, which resulted in allegations of systemic racism in the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
U.N. peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations
BUNIA, Congo – She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: I am not going to resign
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is not resigning following claims by four men that he sexually abused them as teenagers.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Ex-Seattle port CEO speaks out after resignation
The ex-Port of Seattle chief executive says he wants to “clear the record and his good name” in the first public comments he’s made since he resigned last week.
Wed., Feb. 23, 2011
Complaints against police rose in 2010
More citizens alleged misconduct by Spokane Police Department employees last year than the previous four years, but the number of complaints that resulted in discipline decreased. Police leaders attribute the …