Latest Sexual misconduct News

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...

The Latest: No evidence to support sex assault allegations

Sep. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct at Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire: (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Police say there's no evidence to support allegations of sexual assault involving fellow students at a New Hampshire high school. The headmaster of...

Seattle pays ex-worker who spoke out about sex harassment

Sep. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former City Light employee who spoke out against sexual harassment in her office and who helped create a group called the Seattle Silence Breakers to push for reforms. The Seattle Times reports the city does not admit liability...

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 —...

Google settles with labor board over employee speech

Sep. 12, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has reached a settlement over employees' ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google said, the company will post notices to remind employees of their federal rights....

Lawsuit: Zaxby's worker fired for reporting sex harassment

Sep. 12, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a North Carolina Zaxby's franchise after a worker says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment by the franchise's general manager. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the complaint states the woman began working at...

Ex-professor accused of sexually exploiting students in suit

Sep. 11, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed against a former University of Illinois associate professor on Asian cultures accuses him of sexually and emotionally exploiting his Chinese students. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Urbana against Gary Xu seeks damages and unpaid wages on 10 allegations, including...

Minnesota archbishop opens investigation into fellow bishop

Sep. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Wednesday that he has opened an investigation — the first known of its kind under a new Vatican protocol — into allegations that a bishop in northwestern Minnesota interfered with investigations into clerical...

MSU administrator suspended after misconduct accusation

Sep. 10, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University administrator has been suspended due to an allegation of sexual misconduct. The Detroit News , citing an email it obtained, reports Tomas Hult was suspended from directing the university's International Business Center and Center for International...