Latest Sexual misconduct News

10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her

Sep. 24, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A television executive who accused Chris Cuomo of groping her at a party 16 years ago says the CNN anchor needs a public education about sexual harassment and if he did that, “he'd be a hero instead of a cad.” The executive, Shelley Ross, said Friday...

R. Kelly fate now in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial. The panel of seven men and five women began deliberating racketeering and sex trafficking charges against the R&B superstar Friday afternoon,...

New head of Time's Up pledges openness after Cuomo scandal

Sep. 24, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

Almost four years ago, a group of high-profile Hollywood women — producers, agents, movie stars — formed Time’s Up, an ambitious initiative to fight sexual harassment in their own industry and beyond, as the #MeToo reckoning was taking hold. “It’s very hard for...

Missouri teacher, coach charged with sexual misconduct

Sep. 23, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City math teacher and assistant coach has been charged with sexual misconduct months after he was placed on paid administrative leave when the allegations were first reported. Bryant Hummel was working as a math teacher and...

Aides of former Gov. Cuomo on hook for new legal bills

Sep. 22, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has stopped paying legal bills for state employees who worked for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he faced ongoing investigations on the state and federal level. Gov. Kathy Hochul's spokesperson Haley Viccaro said Wednesday that the state...

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

Wisconsin district settles suit over harassment of student

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by one of its former students who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination. The Baraboo School...

Texans' Taylor injured, further muddying QB situation

Sep. 19, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Houston's messy quarterback situation got messier. Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and didn't return after halftime, forcing the Texans to play rookie Davis Mills the entire second half of a 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns...

Auburn plans town hall following sexual assault complaints

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University plans to hold a town hall on sexual assault following a trio of recent reported cases that prompted a protest by dozens of students and advocates. Representatives from campus security, student affairs, the Auburn Police Division and...