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Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate

Nov. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii have been dismissed against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk of court a free man again. U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy, who represented himself in the case. A judge approved the dismissal...

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...

Renowned former drum corps leader charged with sex assault

Nov. 13, 2018 1:21 PM EST

The longtime former leader of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting two women. George Hopkins, 62, led The Cadets to renown and a slew of national and world championships. He resigned from the Allentown-based group after The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily...

Film Review: A commanding turn from Viola Davis in 'Widows'

Nov. 13, 2018 12:13 PM EST

When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, but they are the ones...

Schneiderman accuser: Donate campaign funds to help women

Nov. 13, 2018 12:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's accusers is urging him to donate millions of dollars left in his campaign coffers to programs that help abused women. Michelle Manning Barish, a Democratic activist and writer, reiterated her demand Tuesday on CBS. The National...

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

Nov. 13, 2018 12:04 AM EST

MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from...

Mira Sorvino urges #MeToo to do more than 'name and shame'

Nov. 12, 2018 7:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in "naming and shaming" perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her resilience has...

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

Nov. 10, 2018 3:42 PM EST

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests. The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore comes after a series...

Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

Nov. 9, 2018 10:07 PM EST

Facebook is dropping a requirement for mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations, acceding to a demand recently pressed by other Silicon Valley tech workers. Google made a similar change on Thursday, a week after thousands of employees briefly walked off their jobs to protest how the company handled...

Concertmaster suspended after peace order filed against him

Nov. 9, 2018 2:52 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has suspended a concertmaster after allegations of his "inappropriate behavior" toward another orchestra employee surfaced. The Baltimore Sun reports BSO management suspended concertmaster Jonathan Carney after it came to the group's attention Thursday that...