Latest Sexual misconduct News

The Latest: Spacey case sank by accuser's refusal to testify

Jul. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to drop the charge accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man in 2016 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors say they were forced to drop the indecent assault and battery charge against Kevin Spacey because of the accuser's decision to invoke his right not to...

Lawsuit faults Boys Club in 1970s sexual abuse

Jul. 17, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys have announced a second lawsuit against a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America that alleges it overlooked sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s and 80s at the hands of a now-deceased local director. Attorneys Brad Hall and Levi Monagle on Wednesday announced...

Report alleges misconduct by Florida banking regulator

Jul. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state investigator says there is sufficient evidence that Florida's top banking regulator abused public office amid allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct. The Office of Financial Regulation's inspector general released a report Wednesday detailing his conclusions...

Arizona pension fund fires leader after harassment probe

Jul. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The board overseeing a $10 billion pension fund for retired Arizona police and firefighters fired its top executive Wednesday after state human resources officials said he admitted to sexual harassment and other issues. The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board voted 8-0 to fire...

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Jul. 17, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016 after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor's claims of innocence. Spacey was charged with indecent...

The Latest: Arizona public safety pension chief fired

Jul. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on deliberations over the future of the chief of an Arizona pension fund (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The board overseeing a $10 billion pension fund for retired Arizona police and firefighters has fired its embattled top executive. The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System...

Indiana attorney general's lawyers downplay groping claims

Jul. 17, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general are downplaying allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party, arguing that the claims against him represent common behavior even if they are true. They made their arguments in court documents submitted on behalf of Republican state...

Patient alleges assault by hospital employee after surgery

Jul. 17, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hospital employee is facing charges in what a patient alleges was a sexual assault in two different hospital rooms after her surgery earlier this year. WPVI--TV reports that 28-year-old Rose Tummarello alleges that a Jefferson University Hospital employee sexually assaulted her Jan....

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Jul. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred...

Ohio State reviewing past donations from Jeffrey Epstein

Jul. 17, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says it is reviewing donations it received from financier Jeffrey Epstein who's now facing sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Epstein's private foundation anonymously donated $2.5 million to Ohio...