Latest Sexual misconduct News

Nevada regents approve Title IX change after heated exchange

Aug. 8, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a heated meeting, the Board of Regents voted to change the sexual harassment policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations, which critics say make it harder for sexual assault victims to obtain justice. Dean Gould, the Nevada System of Higher Education chief of staff, was...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Domingo is back in Europe to receive a lifetime achievement award after recovering from the coronavirus, vowing in an interview with a top Italian daily newspaper to clear his name from allegations of sexual misconduct. The opera legend’s appearance Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, to accept the award from the Austria Music Theater will be his first in public since recovering from the virus at his home in Acapulco, Mexico.  (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

After recovering from virus, Domingo vows to clear name

Aug. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Placido Domingo returned to Europe to receive a lifetime achievement award after a bout with the coronavirus, vowing in an interview with a top Italian daily newspaper to clear his name from allegations of sexual misconduct. The opera legend’s appearance Thursday to accept...

Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault

Aug. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday during a visit to the Texas base. “We are getting an outside look to help us to get to those root causes and understand them so we can make those...

Lawsuit alleges landlord demanded sex for housing aid

Aug. 5, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit accusing a northern New Jersey landlord who rented to low-income residents of demanding sex from residents on multiple occasions in exchange for assistance. The sexual harassment suit filed by the Department of Justice in U.S. District Court in...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 file photo, the sun shines above Britain's Houses of Parliament as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in London. The conviction of a British lawmaker for sexual assault, and the arrest of another on rape allegations, are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem

Aug. 3, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. A Conservative Party lawmaker who...

DA: Suburban NYC jail guards mistreated female inmates

Jul. 31, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Two jail guards in the New York City suburbs were indicted Friday on charges alleging they sexually mistreated non-white female inmates. Christopher Taggart, 39, is accused of allowing contraband into the Rockland County Correctional Center and engaging in what prosecutors deemed an...

FILE - In this May, 4, 2019, file photo, University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert speaks during commencement exercises in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to an investigation released Friday, July 31, 2020, Philbert, who became the school's top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, File)

Report: U-Michigan's academic official was serial harasser

Jul. 31, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A University of Michigan professor who became the school's top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices, according to an investigation released Friday. Martin Philbert was fired as...

FILE - in this Nov. 13, 2006 file photo, former Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler talks to the media in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dozens of more victims who claim they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, July 30, 2020, including a former football player who said he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in the early 1980s. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Former student: Schembechler knew of abuse at U of Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of more victims who claim they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, including a former student who said he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in the early 1980s. It’s the first time that a victim has...