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Jackson Lee steps down from 2 leadership posts after lawsuit

Jan. 23, 2019 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from two leadership positions following a lawsuit from a former employee who says her sexual assault complaint was mishandled. Jackson Lee will no longer serve as leader of one of the House Judiciary Committee's key...

New Jersey prosecutor: No charges in sexual assault case

Jan. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor's office said Wednesday that it won't charge a former state official accused of sexual assault by another employee in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration, citing "a lack of credible evidence." Katie Brennan, who is chief of staff of the state's housing finance...

Weinstein hires pack of new lawyers for NY rape case

Jan. 23, 2019 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein's four new lawyers all have experience defending high-profile clients, including Casey Anthony, former sports stars Aaron Hernandez...

Staying inbounds: the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

Jan. 23, 2019 1:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sex sells ... frozen food dishes? Kraft Heinz' frozen-food brand Devour is trying to make waves during its Super Bowl debut with an ad that takes a humorous, innuendo-packed jab at one man's "porn addiction" — as in "frozen food porn." Super Bowl ads have long used raunchiness and...

South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

Jan. 23, 2019 2:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50 sports...

Porn star's hush money suit against Trump could be tossed

Jan. 22, 2019 9:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge appeared inclined Tuesday to toss out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels that sought to tear up a hush-money settlement about their alleged affair. Trump and his former personal lawyer asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit after...

The Latest: Porn star's suit vs. Trump could be tossed out

Jan. 22, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's effort to toss out a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels over a hush-money agreement to keep mum about their alleged affair (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A federal judge appeared inclined to toss out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump by...

Vatican: No prior accusation of sex abuse against Argentine

Jan. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned suddenly in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the Vatican. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti repeated Tuesday that the Vatican only received the...

France: Ex-champ swimmer admits 'shame' at child rape trial

Jan. 22, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A court in southwest France heard on Tuesday how a French former swimming champion who went on to manage one of France's most successful ice hockey teams wormed his way into the trust of admiring families to sexually abuse their children. Vincent Leroyer, 61, spoke of his "very...

Olympic ethics panel closes case on IOC member Gilady

Jan. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says its ethics commission ended an investigation into Olympic official Alex Gilady after cases of alleged sexual harassment were settled in Israel. The International Olympic Committee says its ethics panel closed the file after all parties "accepted their respective...