Latest Sexual misconduct News

Actress Rosie Perez arrives for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

Jan. 24, 2020 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because “he'd destroy me.” Taking the stand at the former Hollywood mogul's...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Amy Braley Franck, a civilian victim advocate with the 416th Theater Engineer Command, poses for a portrait with more than 800 pages from several sexual abuse reports at her home in Oswego, Ill. Army officials have quietly ordered an investigation into allegations that leaders of an Illinois-based reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Braley Franck has alleged that commanders launched internal investigations into at least two sexual assault cases, one in 2018 and another last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Army probes handling of Illinois sex assault complaints

Jan. 24, 2020 1:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Army officials have quietly ordered an investigation into allegations that leaders of an Illinois-based reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and...

Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

'Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

Jan. 23, 2020 8:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in...

Beshear administration hands over records sought by media

Jan. 23, 2020 6:13 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear's administration says it has handed over documents in multiple open records lawsuits that his predecessor, Gov. Matt Bevin, had sought to keep secret. The administration agreed to settle the suits by handing over documents in four cases and paying about $90,000 the...

Lawsuit cites negligence after disabled student assaulted

Jan. 23, 2020 4:06 PM EST

DOBSON, N.C. (AP) — A disabled student was sexually assaulted by a van driver because the North Carolina school system responsible for her transportation was negligent and systematically violated school policies, according to a lawsuit. A hearing was held this week in the lawsuit, filed in Stokes County...

FILE - In this May 17, 2017 photo, Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. Now a Wisconsin state Rep.,  Grusznyski, in December, was removed from committee assignments and the Democratic caucus after an investigation determined he

Over 100 state lawmakers accused of misconduct in 3 years

Jan. 23, 2020 3:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct, even as they have taken significant steps to try to prevent and investigate such behavior. Recent complaints filed against Michigan state Sen. Peter Lucido mean at least 101...

Lawsuit: Woman reported sexual harassment, then got fired

Jan. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A grocery store worker in North Carolina who says she was fired after reporting sexual harassment at work has filed a federal lawsuit against the company. The woman, 54, accused an assistant store manager at an Ingles grocery store of inappropriate touching and making crude comments...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows then President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Portnow says a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

Jan. 22, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying that the academy conducted a thorough and independent...

File-This May, 4, 2019, file photo shows University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert who has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the school said Wednesday. Philbert speaks during commencement exercises in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, File)

University of Michigan official accused of sexual misconduct

Jan. 22, 2020 8:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The chief academic officer at the University of Michigan has been placed on paid leave during an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, the president said Wednesday. Martin Philbert is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. "We take allegations of sexual...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following a day in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor Meghan...