Latest Sexual misconduct News

Japan's army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case

Sep. 29, 2022 06:21 AM 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...

Leaked report roils harassment probe of New Mexico senator

Sep. 16, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A standoff is escalating over accusations of sexual misconduct against an influential New Mexico state senator amid frustrations with the secretive vetting process, a free-speech lawsuit and a complaint to the FBI. Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, a...

Ex-aide who alleged sexual harassment sues Andrew Cuomo

Sep. 14, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A onetime aide to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sued him Wednesday, saying he sexually harassed her and then smeared her reputation after she became the second woman to publicly accuse him of misconduct. Charlotte Bennett's lawsuit, filed in a federal court in...

Cuomo ethics complaint repeats claims about harassment probe

Sep. 13, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against state Attorney General Letitia James, reiterating his oft-repeated complaint about the way she handled a sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation last year. Cuomo...