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A year into #MeToo, what's next for the movement?

Oct. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words "Me Too," the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, "reverberating off every closed door,...

Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

Oct. 22, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay. The Los Angeles judge...

The Latest: Michael Avenatti's former firm getting evicted

Oct. 22, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on court fights involving porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The former law firm of porn star Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti is being evicted from its office space in Southern California. An Orange County Superior Court...

Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says

Oct. 22, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday. The victims of former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen...

USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

Oct. 19, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about...

7 linked to prostitution case involving Georgia university

Oct. 19, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prosecutors have issued seven arrest warrants in a prostitution case linked to Fort Valley State University. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports prosecutors said Friday that warrants were issued earlier this week for former FVSU executive assistant to the president Alecia...

Buffalo Catholic Diocese acknowledges federal inquiry

Oct. 19, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators looking into clergy sexual misconduct collected documents from the Diocese of Buffalo in June but have not been in contact since then, the diocese said. The diocese acknowledged the federal inquiry late Thursday amid reports the Justice Department has opened...

Iowa basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys

Oct. 19, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media...

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Oct. 19, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was...

93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

Oct. 18, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abused by a former University of Southern California gynecologist are suing the school, contending it ignored decades of complaints. "I am part of an accidental sisterhood of hundreds of women because the university we love...