Latest Sexual misconduct News

38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2022 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, comes after New York state last month instituted a one-year window...

Watson must improve quickly for Browns to make playoff push

Dec. 05, 2022 17:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson met all the NFL’s requirements to play again. He now needs to quickly fulfill the obligations of a franchise quarterback. He didn’t look anything like one Sunday. Showing more rust than expected following a 700-day break between...

The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

Dec. 05, 2022 17:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein, but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony of four: the women he is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, all known simply as “Jane Doe” in court. ...

Red Stars owner to sell team after report of abuse in NWSL

Dec. 05, 2022 16:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler announced Monday he is selling his stake in the team following an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women’s Soccer League. Whisler's decision comes two months after the...

Analysis: Deshaun Watson has long way to go for improvement

Dec. 05, 2022 06:03 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s shaky performance wasn’t his biggest problem. Blame a two-year layoff for Watson being rusty. His refusal to express remorse for alleged behavior that led to an 11-game suspension is more difficult to explain. Watson made it clear...

Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans

Dec. 04, 2022 18:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't play well Sunday in his return after sitting out almost two years. Cleveland’s defense and special teams ensured the Browns got the win despite his struggles. Watson turned in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days,...

Deshaun Watson returns from ban, declines to express remorse

Dec. 04, 2022 18:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson signed autographs, posed for selfies, ignored the boos and earned a sloppy win. Again, he declined to express remorse for behavior that earned him an 11-game suspension. Back in his old home to play his first game in 700 days, Watson...

Rust issues? Deshaun Watson's long layoff could be factor

Dec. 03, 2022 11:06 AM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Aside from battling the Houston Texans and some fans who are likely to taunt him, Deshaun Watson may have another not-so-visible opponent in his first NFL regular-season game in nearly two years. Rust. 700 days worth of it. Watson will make his...

If NFL had its way, Deshaun Watson's return would be on hold

Dec. 02, 2022 20:57 PM EST

If the NFL had its way, Deshaun Watson wouldn’t be playing this week or anytime this year. The league wanted to suspend Watson for at least one season over sexual misconduct allegations but settled for 11 games after an independent arbiter initially gave him a six-game ban. ...

Jury begins deliberations in Harvey Weinstein rape trial

Dec. 02, 2022 18:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Friday in the Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein, after a final push from the prosecution. “You have irrefutable, overwhelming evidence of the nature of this man, and what he did to these women," Deputy...