Latest Sexual misconduct News

'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

Oct. 28, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks. Three weeks that — more than a decade later —...

AP Sources: Letitia James will run for New York governor

Oct. 27, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable candidate for the Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Oct. 27, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

The Advocate. October 21, 2021. Editorial: LSU acts quickly in sexual misconduct case in French Studies. But not in Athletics. LSU acted swiftly in removing Adelaide Russo as chair of the Department of French Studies after six women filed a lawsuit...

Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

Oct. 27, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL. Stan Bowman,...

NFL not planning to issue report on Washington Football Team

Oct. 26, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is not going to issue a report on its 10-month investigation into allegations the Washington Football Team engaged in harassment and abuse because of its promise to protect the identities of those who testified, Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday. ...

Excerpts from Blackhawks sexual assault investigation report

Oct. 26, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

The full, 107-page report from the independent investigation of the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault allegations from 2010 was made public Tuesday. It describes in great detail the encounters between video coach Brad Aldrich and a player identified as John Doe who sued...

US McDonald's workers strike to protest workplace harassment

Oct. 26, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores. Several hundred workers were expected to participate in Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit and other...

Ex-Kearney teacher pleads not guilty to sexual misconduct

Oct. 26, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kearney High School math teacher pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual misconduct after two female students alleged he exposed himself to them earlier this year. Bryant Hummel, 30, entered the plea Monday. He was a math teacher and...

Landlords ordered to pay $736,000 in sexual harassment case

Oct. 26, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ordered two Twin Cities rental companies and their officers to pay $736,000 to nearly two dozen women over allegations that one of the defendants pressured the tenants for sex to avoid eviction. The consent decree filed in federal court...

Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns

Oct. 25, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former spokesperson for Liberty University is suing the evangelical Virginia school after being fired, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that his termination came in retaliation for voicing concerns that sexual misconduct accusations were mishandled. ...