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CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

Dec. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a five-month...

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

Dec. 14, 2018 8:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network's crisis deepens, with...

Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

Dec. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The bill passed both chambers and holds lawmakers, including those who leave...

House, Senate reach agreement on anti-sexual harassment bill

Dec. 12, 2018 7:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a bill to overhaul the process for handling sexual misconduct allegations in Congress. The bill updates the decades-old Congressional Accountability Act, which governs how lawmakers and aides report sexual misconduct claims. The...

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

Dec. 11, 2018 3:52 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release...

Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

Dec. 7, 2018 6:13 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said that the theater signed Gatti this week to a contract running through...

Former CBS chief Moonves accused of more sexual misconduct

Dec. 5, 2018 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct, as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package, The New York Times reported Wednesday. A look at what's known about the...

Rich sex offender Epstein settles 1 suit, but more to come

Dec. 4, 2018 7:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A decade ago, Florida financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving underage girls and got 13 months behind bars. What the public and his accusers didn't know at the time was that he had secretly struck a deal with federal prosecutors that spared him from...

Ex-Sen. Al Franken takes first steps back into public arena

Nov. 30, 2018 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly a year after he resigned his U.S. Senate seat amid sexual misconduct allegations, Al Franken is testing whether he can make a comeback in the #MeToo era. The former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman released a podcast on health care this week, just days after a Thanksgiving Day...

'Stop this chaos:' Weinstein lawyer urges sex case dismissal

Nov. 29, 2018 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest push to have Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case thrown out, the movie producer's lawyer said Thursday that a woman accusing him of a 2013 rape pressured a friend to corroborate her account, but that the friend wouldn't "make up a story." The friend told defense...