Latest Sexual misconduct News

Nevada joins federal lawsuit against campus Title IX changes

Sep. 21, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in a federal lawsuit arguing that U.S. Department of Education changes to university Title IX regulations weaken student protections against sexual harassment and violence. State Attorney General Aaron Ford announced...

NY family court judge resigns over misconduct accusations

Sep. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A family court judge in central New York resigned Monday after being accused of unwelcome kissing and other inappropriate behavior with two staff members, the state Commission on Judicial Conduct announced. Michael Hanuszczak, a family court judge and acting state supreme court judge...

Actor Danny Masterson, left, stands with his attorney, Thomas Mesereau as he is arraigned on rape charges at Los Angeles Superior Court, in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Pool Photo via AP)

Actor Masterson's lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

Sep. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as “politicized.” Masterson, 44, who...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Greta Gerwig, right, talks to Jerry Harris on the red carpet at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday, Sept. 17 on child pornography charges. (AP Photo/John Locher File)

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

Sep. 17, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday and charged with producing child pornography, three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and...

Lupe Guillén, left, and Gloria Guillén, Vanessa Guillén's sister and mother, speak during a news conference about the

Texas soldier's slaying inspires bid to expand military code

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside the chain of command under a measure members of Congress proposed Wednesday that is named for a Texas soldier who was slain by a fellow soldier. Reps. Jackie...

Lawsuit: 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors

Sep. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Twin boys in Texas say that beginning when they were 13, “Cheer” star Jerry Harris sent them sexually explicit photos and videos of himself, and at one point cornered one boy in a bathroom at a cheer competition and begged for oral sex, according to a lawsuit. USA...

MPR reporter quits over handling of sex misconduct reporting

Sep. 14, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An arts reporter at Minnesota Public Radio News announced her resignation Monday, accusing management of dragging their feet on a potential story about a male employee at a sister station accused of sexual misconduct. “My editors have failed to move forward on the...

In this Feb. 23, 2016 photo, Robert Hadden appears in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York. Hadden, a former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including children and the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, is now facing federal charges. (Alec Tabak via AP)

NY doctor charged in serial sexual assaults on patients

Sep. 9, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged Wednesday with attacking girls and women for nearly two decades using the cover of medical examinations. Prosecutors...

Actor Anthony Rapp attends the

Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey on sex assault allegation

Sep. 9, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens. Rapp, who starred in “Rent” on Broadway and in “Star Trek: Discovery” on TV, had first spoken out...

$15K fine for former NY official in sexual misconduct probe

Sep. 9, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A fired state employee who spent decades as a government watchdog has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine in a settlement agreement over claims of sexual misconduct, the New York state Joint Commission on Public Ethics said Wednesday. Robert Freeman was fired as executive director of the...