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Documents reveal sexual abuse at California women’s prisons

Nov. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state prison inmate incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility was awaiting her group therapy session on Aug. 23, 2017. She stepped backward in her cell toward the door, where Correctional Officer Israel Trevino waited with waist restraints. As he attached the...

McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Nov. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EST

A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal...

Domingo won't perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

Nov. 8, 2019 2:29 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won't perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. The committee said in a statement that Domingo has decided not to perform at an event scheduled for April that was meant to bring together opera...

Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements

Nov. 7, 2019 1:08 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores the Supreme Court justice's thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that non-disclosure agreements, which have come under fire in sexual misconduct cases, "will not be enforced by the courts." Several women have spoken out about their...

McDonald's CEO's ouster reflects trend on workplace romances

Nov. 5, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught with peril, especially in the #MeToo era. McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the latest...

UN official says fight for women's equality is far from over

Nov. 5, 2019 3:15 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The top U.N. gender equality official said Tuesday that more must be done to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls that she says persists in every part of the world. At the same time, U.N. Women's Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka expressed...

McDonald's CEO pushed out after relationship with employee

Nov. 4, 2019 2:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and...

Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure

Nov. 2, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn't help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. "It would be nice to be...

Gooding due in court to face new sex misconduct allegations

Oct. 30, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. faces a new accuser and new charges in his New York City sexual misconduct case, his lawyer said Wednesday. The actor is due in court Thursday for an arraignment on an updated misdemeanor indictment, lawyer Mark Heller said. The charges relate to a third accuser in a case...

Universities eye sex assault prevention training for bars

Oct. 28, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Seven years ago, Arizona started a program through which bars could get employees trained to stop a potential sexual assault before it happens. Now, researchers at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University are planning to study whether the Arizona Safer Bars Alliance initiative...