Latest Sexual misconduct News

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...

Report: Air Force women, minorities face harassment and bias

Sep. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a third of the female service members in the Air Force and Space Force say they've experienced sexual harassment and many can describe accounts of sexism and a stigma associated with pregnancy and maternity leave, a study released Thursday has found. ...

St. Paul's has advocate for victims, new reporting software

Sep. 09, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — St. Paul's School now has an advocate who provides confidential support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and a new software system to keep track of campus misconduct reports, according to a compliance monitor hired to oversee the handling of sexual...

LGBTQ rights group president fired over ties to Cuomo

Sep. 07, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights organization, fired its president, Alphonso David, because of developments related to the sexual harassment case that prompted Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor of New York. ...

Prosecutors drop sexual assault case against Alibaba manager

Sep. 07, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Alibaba manager accused by a female colleague of sexual assault, weeks after the case caused a backlash against the e-commerce firm over how it handles sexual misconduct allegations. Police detained...