Latest Sexual misconduct News

Filmmaker Luc Besson targeted in Paris rape complaint

May. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities said Saturday they are investigating a rape accusation against "Valerian" filmmaker Luc Besson, who denies wrongdoing. A judicial official told The Associated Press that a 27-year-old woman filed a complaint Friday accusing the 59-year-old director of drugging and...

Met says it has evidence Levine abused or harassed 7 people

May. 18, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period. The Met fired Levine as...

Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox by ex-host Andrea Tantaros

May. 18, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge threw out a New York lawsuit Friday against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros, citing her "vague, speculative and conclusory allegations." The lawsuit U.S. District Judge George Daniels dismissed had alleged Fox tried to torment Tantaros after she complained about sexual...

Missouri opens session to consider impeachment of governor

May. 18, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans' charity donor list for his political campaign. It marked the first time Missouri...

The Latest: Missouri lawmakers outline impeachment rules

May. 18, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rules proposed in the Missouri House would let the public watch hearings leading to the potential impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens but would prohibit his attorneys from questioning...

'Arrested Development' stars stand by co-star Tambor

May. 18, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator and executive producer of "Arrested Development" acknowledges that some people will not like his decision to keep Jeffrey Tambor on the show after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced last October. "Good people will find this offensive," explained Mitchell Hurwitz. "I,...

AP Exclusive: Judge in Stanford rape case fights recall

May. 18, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets. The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it's the reason he is the target of a June 5 recall...

Cal fires athletic department employee after investigation

May. 18, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley fired a longtime member of the athletic department after an investigation found he violated the university's sexual violence and sexual harassment policy with former student-athletes, including women's basketball player Layshia Clarendon....

California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

May. 18, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Outside investigators on Thursday cleared a California assemblywoman who was once at the forefront of the state's #MeToo movement of allegations that she groped a male staff member in 2014. However, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is still facing discipline for using vulgar language...

The Latest: Embattled lawmaker faces discipline for language

May. 18, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against a California lawmaker (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An outside investigation has cleared a California assemblywoman of allegations that she groped a male staff member, but Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon says she still violated...