Latest Sexual misconduct News

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

Sep. 22, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown went on a Twitter rant on his first NFL Sunday without a team, announcing he was done for good with the league that exiled him. Even though, he claimed, it had been more lenient toward others facing allegations of sexual misconduct. On the morning his most recent team...

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

Sep. 22, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last. All eight of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses face financial pressures as a...

Arizona pension system sues state over public records

Sep. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System has sued the state Department of Administration to stop the release of public records containing employee sexual harassment allegations. The state pension system for public safety personnel filed the lawsuit Thursday after the...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

Sep. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women. Gina Riggi said in her harassment lawsuit filed Thursday that she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the company where...

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

AP source: Yanks' Germán checked for alleged home incident

Sep. 20, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have...

Mistrial for former Pullman cop in sexual misconduct case

Sep. 20, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former Pullman police sergeant charged with sexual misconduct. Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey declared the mistrial on Thursday evening because the jury could not reach a verdict after one day of deliberations. Prosecutor...

City of Reno settling sex harassment lawsuit for $300,000

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for two women who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Reno says they have agreed to settle the case for $300,000. The settlement was reached late last week but must be approved by the city council during a public meeting Sept. 23, The Reno Gazette Journal...

Volleyball player alleges verbal, sexual harassment by coach

Sep. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former volleyball player at a Connecticut university says in a lawsuit she was verbally berated and sexually harassed by her coach, causing her to develop an eating disorder and drop out. The Hartford Courant reports that Kathryn Capua filed suit against the University of Hartford...