Latest Sexual misconduct News

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Oct. 19, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was...

93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

Oct. 18, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abused by a former University of Southern California gynecologist are suing the school, contending it ignored decades of complaints. "I am part of an accidental sisterhood of hundreds of women because the university we love...

Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

Oct. 18, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case? The question came up...

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...

Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar...

New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case

Oct. 17, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct. Det. Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case last week,...

Illinois candidate once said harassment leads to promiscuity

Oct. 17, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment believe what is said about them and "become very promiscuous," and that some young people who are called names such as "whore" or "slut" think: "That's what I want to be."...

Lawmakers set up panel to probe handling of assault charge

Oct. 16, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers said Tuesday they're establishing a bipartisan committee to investigate Gov. Phil Murphy administration's handling of a sexual assault allegation within state government. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said the six-person committee would examine hiring...

Lee won't use 'biblical' victim witness standard if governor

Oct. 16, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses. Steve Berger, pastor of Franklin-based Grace Chapel, made the remarks during a Sept. 30 sermon...

Kentucky female prison guards settle harassment suit: $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky will pay $1.5 million to four women who accused their supervisor at a prison of sexually harassing them while they worked there. The four women had sued Sgt. Stephen Harper and won a $1.6 million jury verdict, but the Department of Corrections appealed the...