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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Start of Asotin County judge’s trial for sexual misconduct will be delayed

The trial of an Asotin County judge facing six felony sexual misconduct charges has been postponed to give the defense more time to prepare.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Jury selection in Weinstein case could prove to be drawn-out

The judge at Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial pressed ahead with the start of jury selection Tuesday, rejecting a defense request for a “cooling-off period” because of the burst of …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Washington state district settles sexual misconduct lawsuit

A Washington state school district has agreed to pay $5 million to the families of four students allegedly sexually assaulted by another student on school bus trips.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Report: Northwest hotelier and Ambassador Gordon Sondland accused of sexual misconduct by three women

Gordon Sondland, the Northwest hotelier who has


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Spokane police officer under investigation for possible sex crime

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, a police spokesman, said the department learned of the allegation on Wednesday and asked the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers

Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Former Pullman cop won’t be retried for sexual misconduct, prosecutor says

The Whitman County prosecutor announced Thursday he will not retry a former Pullman police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct, saying the alleged victim is “not willing to go through the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul’s upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can’t get a fair trial.


Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges more women to speak out

One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers urged other women Tuesday to come forward with allegations against the wealthy financier as federal authorities prosecute him on sex charges.


Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed as judge mulls bail

Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Accuser says Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 15

A new accuser of Jeffrey Epstein said Wednesday that the wealthy financier raped her in his New York mansion when she was 15.


Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday.


Reports of unwanted sexual contact up at Coast Guard Academy

Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

Kevin Spacey made an unusual appearance Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where his attorney asked for a swift trial in the groping case against the actor, saying Spacey is “suffering” …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Asotin County judge arrested for alleged sexual misconduct

Washington State Patrol announced Wednesday that troopers arrested an Asotin County judge suspected of criminal sexual misconduct.


R. Kelly, Sony split after sexual misconduct allegations against the artist resurface

R&B singer R. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to a confidentiality agreement.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018

Manweller submits resignation

State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Cle Elum, formally resigns his seat.


Les Moonves officially out at CBS without $120M severance package after sexual misconduct scandal

Les Moonves won’t get his $120 million severance after all. The disgraced former CBS CEO won’t see a dime from the network after its board of directors finished its investigation …


Report details new allegations of Moonves’ sexual misconduct

A report by CBS lawyers outlines more allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime chief Les Moonves, the New York Times reported.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018

Pullman police sergeant resigns over alleged sexual misconduct with WSU student

Pullman police Sgt. Dan Hargraves submitted his resignation on Monday, a month after he was criminally charged with sexual misconduct and a day before he was scheduled to be interviewed …


DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, …


Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick

At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing allegations of sexual misconduct …


Pullman police Sgt. pleads not guilty

A Pullman Police Department sergeant accused of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with a Washington State University student pleaded not guilty Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Pullman police sergeant arrested under suspicion of custodial sexual misconduct with WSU student

A Pullman police sergeant was arrested Tuesday morning, seven months after an alleged sexual encounter with an 18-year-old Washington State University student.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Supreme Court transparency group buys eponymous Kavanaugh site to aid victims

A black-and-white photo of the facade of the United States Supreme Court Building strips the top of the website. The vantage point, looking up at columns, makes the building feel …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Harvey Weinstein

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the …


Pope Francis OKs study of Vatican archives into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual misconduct scandal

Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s state office accused of touching employee in Oregon

Prosecutors in central Oregon have accused the head of the Washington state office for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of touching and exposing himself to an employee over the summer.