Latest Sexual misconduct News

For Bill Cosby and chief accuser, a day of reckoning arrives

Sep. 25, 2018 7:51 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Cosby, 81, will have the opportunity to speak in court before he is sentenced. The once-beloved...

The Latest: WH 'open' to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

Sep. 25, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh(all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says "we would be open" to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testify before the Senate Judiciary panel...

With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

Sep. 25, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. Trump and Republican leaders accused Democrats on...

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of...

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate...

Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

Sep. 24, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Sep. 24, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time...

Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

Democratic House candidate Lucy McBath of Georgia is calling for a full investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and slamming her opponent, Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who initially praised him. The race is among the more closely watched ahead of the...

Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Sep. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in black staged a sit-in at Yale Law School on Monday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and demand an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Organizers said allegations of sexual assault and...

PAC targets politicians it says act against women's interest

Sep. 24, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

The Stanford University law professor who led the successful recall of a California judge over his handling of a sexual assault case announced Monday that she is broadening her fight to target politicians. Michele Dauber said the Enough is Enough Voter Project will raise money to campaign against candidates for...