Latest Sexual misconduct News

Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded

Sep. 18, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Afton Williamson's claims of misconduct against her on the set of "The Rookie" weren't substantiated by an independent investigator, according to the ABC drama series' producer. Production company Entertainment One said Tuesday the investigation led it to conclude no unlawful or...

Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey...

Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'

Sep. 17, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said on Tuesday that her client is not without sin — but he's also not "a rapist." Donna Rotunno, speaking on "CBS This Morning," said she feels strongly that the evidence will exonerate the movie mogul of any criminal wrongdoing. Weinstein is...

The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

Sep. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself. The story also gave President Donald Trump and his allies...

Collins' aide: New Kavanaugh accusation 'lacks an accuser'

Sep. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins says newly disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are not adding anything new to what's already been reported. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat who hopes to unseat Collins...

Brown's status again in limbo this week amid allegations

Sep. 16, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown's availability is again in limbo this week with the NFL preparing to meet with the former trainer that has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the star receiver of rape and sexual assault. On Monday, the NFL declined to comment on the...

A look at the revived allegations against Justice Kavanaugh

Sep. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new claim of decades-old sexual impropriety by Justice Brett Kavanaugh is rekindling the controversy that nearly derailed his confirmation to the Supreme Court last year. The allegation was unearthed by two New York Times reporters in their research for a book about the Kavanaugh...

Teen Egyptian girl's case puts legal system under spotlight

Sep. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made headlines...

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax sues CBS over accuser interviews

Sep. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million lawsuit Thursday against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday alleges nobody at the company...

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

Sep. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The agency's Office for Civil Rights called its review —...