Latest Sexual misconduct News

Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment cases

Nov. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job. Kihuen is serving his first term and announced he would not seek re-election after the...

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Nov. 16, 2018 4:42 PM EST

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would scale back important...

Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment

Nov. 15, 2018 7:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency's new chief pledged Thursday that she will "do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment." Vicki Christiansen...

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

Nov. 15, 2018 6:10 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. Seven women filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Hampshire...

Guardsman arrested at border fired last year by sheriff

Nov. 15, 2018 5:44 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A National Guard member arrested on a sexual assault charge while serving on the U.S.-Mexico border lost his job as a county jailer last year after being arrested for drunken driving and allegedly lying to investigators. Luis Carlos Ontiveros, 30, was arrested Monday in Alpine, Texas, and...

150 victims detail sexual abuse by ex-doctor at Ohio State

Nov. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law firm hired by Ohio State University to investigate a former team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against athletes and students hopes to wrap up its fact finding by the end of the year. The investigators told the university's governing board Thursday about 150 former students...

Accusers: 20-plus Ohio State staff knew concerns over doctor

Nov. 14, 2018 10:05 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and staff, including two athletic directors, knew of concerns about how the physician treated young men but didn't stop him. The list of such employees grew...

Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

Nov. 14, 2018 9:07 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted crisis. Avoiding any direct confrontation with the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Cutting them off: Owners ponder limits on alcohol at parties

Nov. 14, 2018 11:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their events alcohol-free or switching from a...

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Nov. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New...