Latest Sexual misconduct News

Olympic ethics panel closes case on IOC member Gilady

Jan. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says its ethics commission ended an investigation into Olympic official Alex Gilady after cases of alleged sexual harassment were settled in Israel. The International Olympic Committee says its ethics panel closed the file after all parties "accepted their respective...

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

Jan. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims...

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Jan. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of...

Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct

Jan. 18, 2019 8:44 PM EST

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker. The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global security, Francis Racioppi, fired the contractor after their relationship ended....

Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

Jan. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EST

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in. Henry County Sheriff's Office Maj. Bobby Sloan says Henry James Mason turned himself in around 8:30 a.m. Friday. A judge had issued a warrant for Mason on charges of...

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

Jan. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, "Star Trek...

Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

Jan. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-profile...

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial

Jan. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing Thursday with the...

AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

Jan. 17, 2019 2:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. Three emails addressed to WHO...