Latest Sexual misconduct News

In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

Jun. 17, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story. Democrat Tina Smith, who filled the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member's seat in January after he resigned, recalls being asked if she could...

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

Jun. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday. The company said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling"...

Judge: Ousted Arizona lawmaker can run for state Senate

Jun. 15, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge said Friday the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be ousted over sexual misconduct allegations after the rise of the #MeToo movement can run for the Arizona Senate because he is still a resident of the district he wants to represent. The judge ruled in a legal challenge filed by a...

Panel investigating Maryland lawmaker on sexual misconduct

Jun. 15, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland legislative ethics panel is investigating a lawmaker over allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment, people with direct knowledge of the investigation said Friday. Two fellow lawmakers told The Associated Press that an outside investigator working on behalf of the...

Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign

Jun. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot heal until Engler...

Professor resigns over inaction on alleged sex misconduct

Jun. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A professor who was named one of Time magazine's 2017 Persons of the Year for outing a colleague accused of sexual misconduct has resigned from the University of Rochester over the university's handling of complaints against him. Celeste Kidd said Friday that the university had not...

Ohio lawmaker cleared by former law firm in harassment probe

Jun. 15, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio's most powerful lawmakers has been quietly cleared in a sexual harassment probe conducted by an outside law firm where he had worked for 36 years, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. Republican state Rep. Bill Seitz, of Cincinnati, was investigated...

Judge mulls allowing expelled Arizona lawmaker on ballot

Jun. 14, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge says she'll decide Friday whether a former Arizona lawmaker expelled over sexual misconduct can run for state Senate. Don Shooter was the first state lawmaker in the United States to be ousted following the rise of the #MeToo movement. In February, the Arizona House voted 56-3 to...

Family: Massacre school's guard had harassed a victim

Jun. 14, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An unarmed security monitor who critics say could have stopped the Florida high school massacre was suspended last year for sexually harassing two female students, with one of them later dying in February's shooting, her family told The Associated Press on Thursday. The father and...

Texas A&M criticized for handling of sex assault claims

Jun. 14, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is facing criticism for being too lenient in its handling of sexual assault allegations. Several current and former female students have come forward with concerns since Hannah Shaw went public last week with accusations that the school did not do...