Latest Sexual misconduct News

Ex-president of Kentucky college files lawsuit over firing

Sep. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The former president of a small Kentucky college who was fired after allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct involving employees has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming defamation and breach of contract. William A. Jones, who was fired in...

Report: Ex-Cal State Chancellor mishandled misconduct claims

Sep. 30, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former chancellor of California State University, the nation’s largest public university system, mishandled sexual misconduct allegations while he headed the Fresno campus, according to a report released Thursday. Joseph I. Castro failed to deal...

New Mexico Senate Rules Committee chair Ivey-Soto resigns

Sep. 29, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, who has been accused of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, resigned his position Thursday as chair of the New Mexico Senate Rules Committee. In a one-page resignation letter to Senate Democratic leadership, Ivey-Soto...

Japan's army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case

Sep. 29, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a rare admission of sexual harassment in Japan’s military, its army chief apologized Thursday to a former soldier for suffering caused by a group of servicemembers. Yoshihide Yoshida, head of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, said an internal investigation...

Former governor Cuomo forming PAC, hosting weekly podcast

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking his biggest steps yet to return to public life, more than a year after resigning in the wake of a bevy of sexual harassment allegations. In a video posted online Wednesday, the Democrat said he’s forming a political...

New Mexico legislators weigh changes to harassment policies

Sep. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators in New Mexico are reconsidering how they evaluate complaints of sexual misconduct against colleagues, amid outrage about the handling of a complaint against an influential senator. A panel of leading legislators met Monday to discuss possible...

French Greens party boss steps down after abuse accusations

Sep. 26, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The head of France’s Greens party stepped down from his post Monday after his former partner reportedly accused him of psychological abuse, amid mounting pressure within his party and broader efforts to hold French politicians accountable for misconduct toward women. ...

Celtics: Udoka suspended for 'multiple' policy violations

Sep. 23, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics suspended coach Ime Udoka after a months-long investigation by an outside law firm that found multiple violations of team policies but did not point to a larger cultural problem of sexual misconduct, owner Wyc Grousbeck said...

French parliament takes on sexual misconduct, amid scandals

Sep. 23, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliamentary speaker released the first public accounting of complaints to a special unit aimed at fighting sexual harassment and other misconduct, after several cases involving French lawmakers accused of abuse prompted public outrage. Yaël Braun-Pivet,...

Prosecutors: More needed in Marilyn Manson sex assault probe

Sep. 20, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who said Tuesday they need more evidence gathered before they can consider criminal charges. The Los Angeles County...