Latest Sexual misconduct News

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

Wisconsin district settles suit over harassment of student

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by one of its former students who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination. The Baraboo School...

Texans' Taylor injured, further muddying QB situation

Sep. 19, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Houston's messy quarterback situation got messier. Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and didn't return after halftime, forcing the Texans to play rookie Davis Mills the entire second half of a 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns...

Auburn plans town hall following sexual assault complaints

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University plans to hold a town hall on sexual assault following a trio of recent reported cases that prompted a protest by dozens of students and advocates. Representatives from campus security, student affairs, the Auburn Police Division and...

First, she was a survivor: #MeToo's Burke tells her story

Sep. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking — indeed, hoping — when she first found out the phrase “MeToo” was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ...

State House candidate facing rape allegation denies claims

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A candidate for a Tennessee House seat is facing rape allegations on the heels of the special election in his race, prompting his resignation from a local Democratic Party position and a denial in which he called the relationship “consensual yet inappropriate.”...

Beijing court rules against woman in China #MeToo case

Sep. 14, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court ruled against a Chinese woman on Tuesday in a #MeToo case that wound through the courts for three years, in a blow to the tamped-down movement whose legacy remains uncertain. The Haidian People's Court said in a judgment released late...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

Sep. 13, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

Sep. 12, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as...

Prison guard indicted on accusations of sexual misconduct

Sep. 10, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota prison guard has been indicted on accusations of sexual misconduct. Rien Fitzpatrick, 32, was indicted this week by a Minnehaha County grand jury on a charge of committing sexual acts prohibited between prison employees and...