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FILE - In this April 27, 2013, file photo, Ed Henry, Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News, applauds during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. Fox News has fired news anchor Ed Henry after it received a complaint about workplace sexual misconduct by him. Fox said the current complaint was based on an incident that happened ‘years ago.’ (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Fox News fires Ed Henry after sexual misconduct allegation

Jul. 1, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The network said it had received a complaint last Thursday from an attorney about the misconduct. An outside investigator was hired and, based on the results of that probe,...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

Jun. 30, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday. The agreement was announced by New York Attorney General...

Adult film star Ron Jeremy appears for his arraignment on rape and sexual assault charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jeremy pleaded not guilty to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP)

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

Jun. 27, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. Jeremy, 67, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, entered the plea at his arraignment in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to three counts each of forcible rape and...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 file photo, A woman holds up a sign saying

US police registry would fail without changes in states

Jun. 26, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide are struggling with how to reform policing...

Adult film star Ron Jeremy, second left, with his attorney Stuart Goldfarb, right, makes his first appearance in Dept. 30 at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Jeremy has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault

Jun. 23, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday. The counts make the 67-year-old Jeremy the third man to be charged, along with Harvey Weinstein and producer David Guillod, by a task force...

Florida tax collector charged with maligning opponent

Jun. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida tax collector created fake social media accounts that falsely suggested a political opponent favored white supremacy and had engaged in sexual misconduct with a student at a school where he teaches, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Seminole County Tax Collector Joel...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Cosby has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. He’s serving a three- to 10-year sentence. The Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case that Cosby’s lawyers challenge. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

Jun. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, Pennsylvania's highest court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in 2018, which ended with the longtime TV star's conviction. Cosby, 82, has...

Migrants wait for food inside a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside of Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Cyprus' interior minister says he has asked police to launch a criminal probe into allegations that underage girls staying at a migrants' reception center were sexually harassed by other adults staying there. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

Cyprus probes alleged groping of girls at migrant center

Jun. 23, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ interior minister said Tuesday that he asked police to launch a criminal investigation into allegations that girls staying at a migrants’ reception center were sexually harassed by other residents. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris told state broadcaster CyBC that...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Garrison Keillor poses for a photo in Minneapolis. Keillor has two books coming out this fall, his first releases since sexual harassment allegations were made against the author and humorist three years ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)

2 Garrison Keillor books set for release this fall

Jun. 18, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Garrison Keillor will have two books out this fall — a novel and a memoir — marking his first releases since sexual harassment allegations were made against the author and humorist three years ago. Arcade Publishing announced Thursday that Keillor's “The Lake Wobegon...

FILE - In this March 24, 2014 file photo, actor Danny Masterson arrives at Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Benefit in Los Angeles. Masterson, known for his roles in

`That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

Jun. 17, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s, Los Angeles prosecutors said Wednesday, the culmination of a three-year investigation that resulted in a rare arrest of a famous Hollywood figure in the #MeToo era....