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Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls – accusations he and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …


Oregon sues mogul Steve Wynn, company after sex allegations

The state of Oregon has sued Nevada gambling mogul Steve Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for allegedly failing to act in the best interests of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Sherman Alexie addresses the sexual misconduct allegations that have led to fallout

Prominent Washington state writer Sherman Alexie issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging that he’s hurt people over the years, addressing for the first time anonymous accusations of sexual harassment against him …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Lauer allegations

Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said Wednesday the atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment when she worked at the morning show left her not surprised by the allegations that got …


LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’

Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these …


Widow chosen as Republican nominee after lawmaker’s suicide

The widow of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following a sexual assault allegation has been nominated by Republicans to fill the seat he held.


Kentucky lawmaker’s funeral in church where he preached

A Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself amid accusations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl was being remembered Monday in the same church where he preached and defiantly denied the allegations.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Fox seeks to quell uproar over Rupert Murdoch’s comments about sexual harassment

21st Century Fox on Saturday sought to tamp down a furor over Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s comments that downplayed the magnitude of the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled Fox …


Oscar-winning director says Weinstein company warned against hiring Judd, Sorvino

Months after allegations against Harvey Weinstein ignited a national conservation about sexual harassment, “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson said Weinstein’s company had once warned him about actresses Ashley …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation

Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as “multiple allegations” spanning an extended period against …


Report: MPR exec says ‘multiple allegations’ against Keillor

The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” that covered …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Attorney: Conyers to assess future plans based on health

An attorney for Michigan Rep. John Conyers said on Friday that the congressman will discuss whether to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct in the coming days, but his health …


What will Schumer do? Franken’s troubles test his bond with the Senate minority leader

It’s difficult to overstate how much Al Franken means to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Moore dismisses allegations in story, says lawsuit to come

Amid pressure from within the Republican Party to step aside, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore on Sunday night called a newspaper report carrying allegations he had sexual contact with a …