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Brazil's #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuse

Feb. 18, 2019 11:15 AM EST

ABADIANIA, Brazil (AP) — For over 40 years, spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria drew people from all over the world to this small city in central Brazil, offering treatment for everything from depression to cancer. His work was both praised — Oprah Winfrey called de Faria "inspiring" while...

APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Feb. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who...

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Feb. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. CNN,...

Fairfax accuser speaks out on abuse at Stanford #MeToo panel

Feb. 13, 2019 2:45 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she talked in detail about her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse. "One thing that I notice with sexual violence is...

Politician's accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

Feb. 12, 2019 11:42 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse. "One...

Virginia sex allegations are latest against state officials

Feb. 12, 2019 1:13 PM EST

Virginia's lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. It's a scenario that already has played out in several other states, with differing conclusions. At least six other statewide elected officials have...

Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

Feb. 11, 2019 6:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him....

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Feb. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At least one...

Virginia lieutenant governor wants accusations investigated

Feb. 10, 2019 12:37 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor on Saturday called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him while defying widespread calls for his resignation with a plea for "space in this moment for due process." Democratic Lt. Gov....

Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resign

Feb. 8, 2019 11:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too. Top Democrats, including a...