Latest Sexual misconduct News

FILE - Then-Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks May 17, 2017 at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. The state Assembly's chief clerk has released records that show a legislative aide accused Gruszynski of trying to coax her into having sex with him last year. (Adam Wesley/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP, File)

Records: Staffer accused lawmaker of drunken proposition

Aug. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly's chief clerk released records of a legislative aide's sexual harassment complaint against a freshman Democratic lawmaker, months after news organizations sued to gain access to them. The heavily redacted documents include a complaint from a staffer who said Rep....

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. sits in court during a hearing in his sexual misconduct case, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New York. A judge ordered the courtroom outfitted with Plexiglas and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has delayed the trial indefinitely.  (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

Cuba Gooding Jr wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask to court

Aug. 13, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting a “Black Lives Matter” face mask, Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up at a New York City court on Thursday to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial. The Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” actor Gooding wore the...

Survey finds 57% in NJ politics endured sexual misconduct

Aug. 13, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Most of the respondents to a survey conducted by an advocacy group have experienced sexual harassment while working in New Jersey politics, according to the results published Thursday. The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault published its findings from an online January survey...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. DeVos said the ruling is “yet another victory for students and reaffirms that students’ rights under Title IX go hand in hand with basic American principles of fairness and due process.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Aug. 12, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. The rules, which take effect Friday, expand the rights of the accused, narrow the definition of sexual harassment...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.  (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Aug. 12, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...

FILE - In a July 26, 2017 file photo, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange.  McDonald’s is suing Easterbrook, the former CEO, saying he lied about relationships with employees and destroyed evidence before he was fired from the company in 2019. McDonald’s fired Easterbook last November after he admitted to an improper relationship with an employee, with whom he exchanged videos and text messages.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

McDonald's sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships

Aug. 10, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

McDonald’s says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with three other employees and destroyed evidence. The company now wants to reclaim millions of dollars in compensation paid to...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Holyoke, Mass., Mayor Alex Morse announces the cancellation of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade and road race due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus. In a statement Sunday night, Aug. 9, Morse denied allegations of sexual misconduct with students, while an adjunct lecturer at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and vowed to continue his congressional run. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Mayor denies misconduct allegations; continuing Congress run

Aug. 10, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state university is investigating a mayor and adjunct lecturer who was accused of sexual misconduct as he runs for Congress. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse said in a statement Sunday night he denies the allegations and will continue his congressional run. Morse said he has...

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...