Latest Sexual misconduct News

Lawsuit by student against ex-OU official settled

Jul. 3, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a former University of Oklahoma student who accused a former top school administrator of groping and kissing him inappropriately on several occasions has been settled, a newspaper reports. The Oklahoman reports that Levi Hilliard asked a judge Thursday to dismiss...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Complaint: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance. A criminal complaint...

Vandy player expelled for violating sexual misconduct policy

Jul. 2, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt football player dismissed from the team and expelled for violating the university's sexual misconduct policy in October 2018 took part in a Pro Day on campus months later, forcing the university to apologize and adjust its procedures. The Title IX office investigated...

FILE - In this April 27, 2013, file photo, Ed Henry, Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News, applauds during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. Fox News has fired news anchor Ed Henry after it received a complaint about workplace sexual misconduct by him. Fox said the current complaint was based on an incident that happened ‘years ago.’ (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Fox News fires Ed Henry after sexual misconduct allegation

Jul. 1, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The network said it had received a complaint last Thursday from an attorney about the misconduct. An outside investigator was hired and, based on the results of that probe,...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

Jun. 30, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday. The agreement was announced by New York Attorney General...

Adult film star Ron Jeremy appears for his arraignment on rape and sexual assault charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jeremy pleaded not guilty to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP)

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

Jun. 27, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. Jeremy, 67, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, entered the plea at his arraignment in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to three counts each of forcible rape and...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 file photo, A woman holds up a sign saying

US police registry would fail without changes in states

Jun. 26, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide are struggling with how to reform policing...

Adult film star Ron Jeremy, second left, with his attorney Stuart Goldfarb, right, makes his first appearance in Dept. 30 at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Jeremy has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault

Jun. 23, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday. The counts make the 67-year-old Jeremy the third man to be charged, along with Harvey Weinstein and producer David Guillod, by a task force...

Florida tax collector charged with maligning opponent

Jun. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida tax collector created fake social media accounts that falsely suggested a political opponent favored white supremacy and had engaged in sexual misconduct with a student at a school where he teaches, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Seminole County Tax Collector Joel...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Cosby has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. He’s serving a three- to 10-year sentence. The Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case that Cosby’s lawyers challenge. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

Jun. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, Pennsylvania's highest court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in 2018, which ended with the longtime TV star's conviction. Cosby, 82, has...