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School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

Oct. 15, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she's taking the school district to court. Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape...

Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers

Oct. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a growing cast of sexual misconduct accusers, with prosecutors Tuesday unveiling new criminal charges against the actor and telling a judge they intend to have up to a dozen women testify that he violated them, too. Standing in a New York City courtroom, Gooding...

MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

Oct. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that...

Farrow details lack of enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein story

Oct. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In reporter Ronan Farrow's account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be. NBC's decision to let Farrow take his work to The New Yorker magazine is...

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

Oct. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support. The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom as a tenor has...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnare NBC management

Oct. 10, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. A new book by Ronan Farrow, a former...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnares NBC management

Oct. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. The allegations are laid out in "Catch...

Rocker now writer Liz Phair dives deep into emotion, memory

Oct. 9, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When she began writing her new memoir, Liz Phair found she wanted to tell inside-the-mind stories, not behind-the-scenes stories. "I'm more interested in the life of a human being than I am about a path to career success," said the 52-year-old singer-rocker-songwriter whose book, "Horror...

NZ bishop resigns over ‘unacceptable’ sexual relationship

Oct. 4, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a New Zealand bishop over what church officials said was his “completely unacceptable” sexual behavior with a young woman. Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan, 59, had offered to resign following an independent...

James Franco’s ex-students sue alleging sexual impropriety

Oct. 3, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the...