Latest Sexual misconduct News

California panel orders judge removed for sexual misconduct

Jun. 2, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California agency tasked with disciplining judges has ordered an appellate court justice removed from office because of years of misconduct, including unwanted touching of women and undignified behavior. The Commission on Judicial Performance said in a statement Tuesday that the...

Audit: Alaska National Guard improves sex assault responses

Jun. 1, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Department of Administration audit has found that the state’s National Guard units improved the handling of sexual assault and sexual harassment since 2014, but some problems remain. The administration department’s oversight unit said the National Guard...

Convicted sheriff free as he appeals hasn't filed paperwork

May. 31, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff in South Carolina freed on bond as he appeals his conviction and one-year prison sentence on a misconduct charge has not filed those court documents nearly seven months later. A lawyer for former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said the delay was first caused...

FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rides in a car after appearing on ABC's

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Video appears to show presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors say they have charged Weinstein with an additional count of felony sexual battery by restraint. The district attorney’s office says Friday the charge was filed over allegations that the former movie mogul sexually assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

May. 29, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest court action accusing him of decades of vile sexual behavior. The woman, now 43, alleges Weinstein forced her to disrobe, demanded she...

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, speaks at the start of an oversight hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Officials stripped Brough, a lame-duck California state lawmaker, of his duties Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women. Brough did not immediately return telephone and emailed messages to his offices. He previously called the claims politically motivated.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California GOP lawmaker loses duties after harassment found

May. 27, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials removed a lame-duck California state lawmaker from his committee assignments on Wednesday after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women, including by insinuating that he could help one politically if she went home with him. The state Assembly's...

Ex-LA council top aide to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme

May. 27, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former top aide to Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar will plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. George Esparza, 33, agreed to plead to a count of racketeering...

Report: Hurley accused Arizona State AD in booster scandal

May. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the Arizona State athletic director minimized sexual harassment allegations by the wives of three athletic staff members against a school booster. In the email obtained by Yahoo Sports,...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

May. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...

Linfield College faculty vote no confidence in board chair

May. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Linfield College faculty have passed a vote of no confidence in their college board chair, finding he failed to protect students after receiving a complaint from a graduate who accused a trustee of sexually abusing her and two others. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported faculty...