Latest Sexual misconduct News

Epstein-linked French modeling agent accused of harassment

Oct. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman has filed a legal complaint in Paris accusing a French modeling agent who was close to disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexual harassment. The Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday the woman is being questioned by investigators about her complaint against modeling agent...

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

Oct. 17, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces attempted Thursday to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum. Gulalai Ismail's elderly parents said they were ordered to come outside "just to talk," but refused. The security men...

Indiana attorney general tries barring testimony against him

Oct. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is trying to block two women from testifying about allegations of sexual misconduct as he prepares for an upcoming disciplinary hearing on separate claims that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year. The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary...

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...

Nevada gambling bosses move to bar Wynn from casino industry

Oct. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's gambling regulators have filed a complaint against former casino magnate Steve Wynn that could bar him from ever working in the industry in the state. The complaint filed Monday by the state's Gaming Control Board lists sexual misconduct allegations that have been lodged against...

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...

California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

Oct. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by its former chair, Eric Bauman. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that the party has paid $430,000 in attorney fees and $378,348 in...

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...

Documentary highlights rape allegations at Louisiana jail

Oct. 11, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

At least a half-dozen women told authorities that deputies raped and trafficked them to male inmates inside a long-troubled jail in southwestern Louisiana, according to newly unearthed state and FBI records. The records offer a harrowing account of sexual assault being traded as currency in a contraband ring that...

Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell school officials about confidential complaints of university-related sexual harassment they receive. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday arguing...