Latest Sexual misconduct News

State, feds reach sexual harassment agreement with employer

Jul. 01, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont corporation that operates as a McDonald's restaurant franchisee has been ordered to pay $1.6 million in damages and penalties after authorities said it failed to protect young workers from harm and sexual harassment, the state attorney general’s office announced...

Ex-Alibaba employee says ex-boss should be charged with rape

Jul. 01, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A former employee of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has accused her then-manager of trying to rape her on a business trip last year as she pushes police to review charges in a case that has cast a rare spotlight on workplace harassment in the country. The...

Lawsuits target Virginia school board sex-assault response

Jun. 30, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits that for years has plagued Virginia's largest school system with allegations that it ignored students' accusations of sex assaults are back in front of federal judges. One of the lawsuits includes allegations of horrific abuse suffered by...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

Lawsuit: Texans 'turned a blind eye' to QB Watson's actions

Jun. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his actions and “turned a blind eye” to his...

AP sources: Watson to meet with NFL disciplinary officer

Jun. 25, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's short-term future with the Browns could be coming into focus. Cleveland's quarterback will have a hearing next week with NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, three people familiar with the scheduled meeting told The Associated Press on...

Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

Jun. 25, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that...

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. June 15, 2022. Editorial: As cost of farmland soars, next generation of farmers finding ways to get a foothold Farmland in Lancaster County is valuable — increasingly valuable — in more ways than one. It’s essential to the...

Congress alleges 'shadow' probe by Commanders owner Snyder

Jun. 22, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment, hired private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and used an overseas lawsuit as a pretext to obtain phone records and...