Latest Sexual misconduct News

Report: Texas senator denies sexting, but won't say who did

Dec. 18, 2018 7:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit texts to a graduate student won't identify the person he says is actually responsible for the messages, which were sent through an app called Hushed, according to findings released by the university Tuesday. The report...

The Latest: Lawmaker denies sending texts to grad student

Dec. 18, 2018 7:18 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on allegations that a Texas state senator sent inappropriate text messages to a university graduate student: (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a graduate student says he doesn't "condone sexual misconduct...

CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

Dec. 18, 2018 6:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS offered no indication Tuesday that it would publicly release the findings of the report that led the network to deny a $120 million exit package to Leslie Moonves, the chief executive who was dismissed for sexual misconduct. Moonves, once the most powerful executive in the television...

State Medical Board confirms complaint records on OSU doctor

Dec. 18, 2018 5:25 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board has acknowledged for the first time that it has confidential records about the investigation of a complaint involving former Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss who is accused of widespread sexual misconduct against students decades ago. The...

Superintendent placed on leave after harassment claims

Dec. 18, 2018 10:23 AM EST

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A longtime Massachusetts school superintendent is being investigated for multiple complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination by former employees. WBZ-TV reports Everett School Superintendent Frederick Foresteire was placed on paid administrative leave by the city's school...

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

Dec. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a five-month...

Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

Dec. 18, 2018 1:10 AM EST

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-color limericks and spun a tale about a lutefisk dinner at the fictitious Lake Wobegon. Starting off with his familiar opener "Tishomingo Blues," Keillor offered up a warm, nostalgic take...

Vatican urged to reveal status of ousted US archbishop

Dec. 17, 2018 5:49 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent U.S. archbishop is asking the Vatican for answers about the status of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by his predecessor, who was forced to resign in 2015. St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop Bernard Hebda wrote a remarkable letter to his flock Friday in...

The Latest: Ex-archbishop denies claim, welcomes probe

Dec. 17, 2018 5:19 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. archbishop's request to address sexual misconduct allegations against former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt says he would welcome an investigation into an...

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga's campus

Dec. 17, 2018 12:18 PM EST

On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ . Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n' Religion."...