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Report: Levi's, Wrangler, Lee seamstresses harassed, abused

Aug. 15, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

Women sewing blue jeans for Levi's, Wrangler, Lee and The Children's Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in...

European theaters mostly wait-and-see on Domingo accusations

Aug. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see. The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera immediately announced they...

Dartmouth announces new sexual misconduct policy

Aug. 13, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College on Tuesday announced a new unified policy on sexual misconduct aimed at providing clarity and consistency for faculty, students and staff across the Ivy League campus. The new policy, effective Sept. 1, is part of the school's broader effort launched more than a year...

AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment

Aug. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press. Regarded as one of the...

Lawmaker expelled in misconduct case released from hospital

Aug. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona legislator who was the first state lawmaker in the United States to be expelled for sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement began has been released from a hospital after being seriously ill. The Arizona Republic reports that ex-Rep. Don Shooter was released Monday and...

AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment

Aug. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press. Regarded as one of the...

Cosby lawyers ask appeals court to toss #MeToo conviction

Aug. 12, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday questioned why actor Bill Cosby never got a supposed non-prosecution agreement in writing as his lawyers asked the panel to overturn his sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 82, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term for drugging and molesting...

Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names

Aug. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor accused of decades of sexual misconduct is contesting the use of pseudonyms by multiple women who are suing him — a move the plaintiffs say amounts to intimidation. In recent motions, defendant David Yesner has...

Sex misconduct complaints against Calif. doctors up sharply

Aug. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of complaints against California physicians for sexual misconduct has risen 62% since fall of 2017 — a jump that coincides with the beginning of the #MeToo movement, according to a newspaper investigation published Monday. A Los Angeles Times analysis of California...

Cosby appeal tests other accusers' testimony in #MeToo era

Aug. 11, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

When three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges gather Monday to hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his sexual assault conviction, more than the aging comedian's freedom may be at stake. As the first celebrity convicted in the #MeToo era, the court scrutiny of the case could cement — or threaten — the...