Latest Sexual misconduct News

California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

Oct. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by its former chair, Eric Bauman. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that the party has paid $430,000 in attorney fees and $378,348 in...

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

Oct. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support. The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom as a tenor has...

Former Pullman cop won't face new trial for sex misconduct

Oct. 11, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County prosecutor will not retry a former Pullman police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct. Prosecutor Denis Tracy says the alleged victim is not willing to go through the trauma and indignity of a second trial. The Spokesman-Review reported Friday that Dan Hargraves...

Documentary highlights rape allegations at Louisiana jail

Oct. 11, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

At least a half-dozen women told authorities that deputies raped and trafficked them to male inmates inside a long-troubled jail in southwestern Louisiana, according to newly unearthed state and FBI records. The records offer a harrowing account of sexual assault being traded as currency in a contraband ring that...

Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell school officials about confidential complaints of university-related sexual harassment they receive. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday arguing...

Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell the university about any tips they receive alleging sexual harassment. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday saying the First Amendment exempts its...

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charge in NYC sex misconduct case

Oct. 10, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he's facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial. At a court hearing in Manhattan, Assistant District Attorney Jenna Long revealed the charge is contained in...

The Latest: Cuba Gooding Jr. facing new undisclosed charge

Oct. 10, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct case against Cuba Gooding Jr. (all times local): 11 a.m. Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case. Prosecutors revealed on Thursday that the charge is contained in a new indictment against the Oscar-winning "Jerry...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnare NBC management

Oct. 10, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. A new book by Ronan Farrow, a former...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnares NBC management

Oct. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. The allegations are laid out in "Catch...