Latest Sexual misconduct News

Ex-student government leader takes deal with lesser charge

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former student government president at Central Michigan University pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Friday, weeks after the attorney general agreed that a felony conviction for sexual misconduct should be set aside because of wrongdoing by a prosecutor. Ian Elliott, who was sent to...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy said it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter that made allegations against her. Best Buy declined to say what the allegations were. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the probe Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, said it saw the anonymous letter, which alleged that Barry had a relationship with another executive. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Best Buy says it is reviewing allegations made against CEO

Jan. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter making allegations against her. Best Buy declined to reveal the allegations but The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the probe Friday, said it had seen the letter, which accused Barry of...

Ohio prosecutor who pleaded guilty resigns amid pressure

Jan. 17, 2020 5:05 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who was accused of sexual harassment by female employees and later pleaded guilty to negligent assault resigned Friday under pressure from state officials. Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun had faced a court hearing next week where Ohio's attorney general planned...

Kansas property managers to pay $160,000 for sex harassment

Jan. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita property manager accused of inappropriately touching female tenants and repeatedly asking them for sex in exchange for rent will pay $160,000 in damages and penalties under a settlement in a federal housing lawsuit, The Department of Justice announced Friday. The Federal...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courtroom after attending jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Jan. 17, 2020 4:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced Hollywood mogul. Opening statements are expected Wednesday in...

FILE - In this March 1, 2008 file photo, former Rep. Kweisi Mfume talks to volunteers as they prepare to canvas Cincinnati neighborhoods for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Cincinnati. As the former NAACP leader seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

Records: Congress candidate Mfume left NAACP under a cloud

Jan. 17, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. The newspaper found records showing the group's executive...

Catholic Bishop Andrew Bellisario speaks at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska, announcing a review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966. The commission was charged with reviewing personnel files of

14 with church ties named in Alaska misconduct review

Jan. 16, 2020 11:22 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966, a church leader announced Thursday. The findings were made by a commission that the archdiocese said included a former police...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The lawmaker apologized Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, a day after telling a young female reporter that a group of high school boys could

Michigan Senate may not release details of harassment probe

Jan. 16, 2020 8:26 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate will not release a report from a pending sexual harassment probe of a male lawmaker who told a young reporter that high school boys visiting the Capitol could have “fun” with her, a spokeswoman for the state Senate's majority leader said Thursday. The...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during a break in jury selection for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Weinstein's lawyers want trial moved, calling it a 'circus'

Jan. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers went to court Thursday with a last-minute demand to halt jury selection and move his rape trial out of New York City, where they say intense publicity, protesters and even the consideration of supermodel Gigi Hadid as a juror have turned the case into a...

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 actress Adele Haenel poses for photographers during a photo call for the film La Fille Inconnue (The Unkown Girl) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating French director Christophe Ruggia for alleged

French director gets sex misconduct charge on actress claim

Jan. 16, 2020 4:14 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French filmmaker has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of an actress when she was 15. Director Christophe Ruggia received the preliminary charge Thursday of assault of a minor by a person in authority, the Paris prosecutor's office said. Ruggia had been detained Tuesday for...