Latest Sexual misconduct News

Retired judge finds no reliable evidence against Quebec cardinal; purported victim declines to talk

May. 21, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A retired Canadian judge said Tuesday he couldn’t find any reliable evidence of sexual misconduct by the archbishop of Quebec, after the purported victim refused to cooperate with his investigation and the cardinal strongly denied the claim. Pope Francis had tasked...

Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he's sorry, calls his actions 'inexcusable'

May. 19, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for...

Judge rejects former Delaware trooper's discrimination lawsuit against state police

May. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of the Delaware State Police in a lawsuit filed by a former trooper who said she was subjected to years of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation as she rose through the ranks. Police sergeant Nicole Oldham, 49,...

#MeToo advocates vow the reckoning will continue after Weinstein's conviction is overturned

Apr. 26, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — #MeToo founder Tarana Burke has heard it before. Every time there’s a legal setback, the movement is declared dead in the water. A legal success, and presto, it’s alive again. So Burke, who nearly two decades ago coined the phrase “Me too” from her work with...

A look at past and future cases Harvey Weinstein has faced as his New York conviction is thrown out

Apr. 26, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's landmark New York sexual assault conviction was thrown out by an appeals court Thursday, and most of the dozens of civil cases filed against him since he became a central target in the #MeToo movement in 2017 have either been settled or dismissed. ...

Here's why Harvey Weinstein's New York rape conviction was tossed and what happens next

Apr. 25, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by New York's highest court to overturn the rape conviction of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reopened a painful chapter in America’s reckoning with sexual misconduct by powerful figures — an era that began in 2017 and helped launch the #MeToo movement. ...

Ashley Judd, #MeToo founders react to ruling overturning Harvey Weinstein's conviction

Apr. 25, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court overturned Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction on Thursday, saying the trial judge should not have allowed other women to testify about alleged assaults the movie mogul wasn't charged with. Here is some of the reaction to the decision: ...

Lawmakers criticize CIA's handling of sexual misconduct but offer few specifics

Apr. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee Monday criticized the CIA's handling of sexual misconduct allegations in its ranks, saying victims have been deterred from coming forward and were aware of “little to no accountability or punishment for the perpetrators of the assaults or...

Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

Apr. 19, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday by the Biden administration. The new provisions are part of a revised Title IX regulation issued by the Education Department,...

Kentucky spokeswoman: School is 'distressed' to hear of alleged sexual misconduct by ex-swim coach

Apr. 17, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky spokeswoman says the school is “distressed to hear disturbing allegations” of sexual assault by former swimming and diving coach Lars Jorgensen outlined in a lawsuit by two former team members and will cooperate fully with law enforcement. ...