Latest Sexual misconduct News

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Oct. 28, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said. Jeremy, 67, entered the pleas to seven additional charges including three of forcible rape, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County...

This booking photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Jeremiah Farmer. Farmer, a convicted gang member who says he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders. A federal judge in Hammond, Indiana, sentenced Farmer on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Lake County Sheriff's Department/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

Oct. 28, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders. A federal judge in Hammond, Indiana, sentenced Jeremiah Farmer, 39, on Tuesday...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, supporters of the family of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen march to the White House along the National Mall as Capitol Hill is seen in the distance after a news conference in Washington. The death of Guillen, who was slain by a fellow soldier at the Texas Army base where they both worked, has been classified as

Army: Slain Texas soldier's family entitled to compensation

Oct. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment is entitled to benefits, including compensation, because her death happened “in the line of duty,” U.S. Army officials...

Copenhagen lord mayor resigns after sexual harassment cases

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen’s lord mayor is stepping down after 11 years in the job and and as deputy leader of Denmark's governing Social Democratic Party following admissions that he sexually harassed women during social gatherings. “I have decided to resign as mayor so that my...

Chicago police Officer Cynthia Donald stands outside her lawyer's downtown Chicago office, Thursday, Oct 15, 2020. Johnson has filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.  (Antonio Pere/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago officer sues former chief for sexual harassment

Oct. 15, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV. In her lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Cynthia Donald also says...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Fatima Goss Graves speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. The study was conducted by the National Women’s Law Center, which houses and administers the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. Graves, president and CEO of the law center and co-founder of the fund, said the scenarios outlined in the report should sound

Time's Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Oct. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 people who reported sexual harassment at the workplace said...

In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Egyptian women shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt. An announcement last month that Egyptian authorities would investigate an alleged 2014 gan rape of a 17-year old girl at a Cairo hotel was welcomed as a rare moment of triumph by rights activists who now fear the government is trying to discourage victims and witnesses from speaking out.   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Egypt begins trial of ex-student in case fueling #MeToo wave

Oct. 10, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday began the trial of a former student of an elite university on charges of sexual assault of three minors, in a case that has launched a new wave of the #MeToo movement in the Arab world’s most populous country. The former student at the American University in Cairo was...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear actor Cosby's appeal of his felony sex assault conviction on Dec. 1, 2020. The 83-year-old Cosby is two years into a three- to 10-year prison term. A lower appeals court had upheld his conviction, but the state's high court agreed this year to review two key issues in the case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby appeal set for Dec. 1 in Pennsylvania high court

Oct. 8, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his felony sex assault conviction on Dec. 1. Cosby, 83, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term. A lower appeals court had upheld his conviction, but the state's high court agreed this year to review two key issues in...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020 file photo, supporters of the family of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen march to the White House along the National Mall as Capitol Hill is seen in the distance after a news conference, in Washington. Current and former soldiers at Fort Hood,  have taken to social media to report accounts of sexual assault and harassment following the disappearance and slaying this year of Guillen, whose family members say was harassed by the officer who eventually killed her. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

'The military's #MeToo moment:' Fort Hood victims speak out

Oct. 7, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn't want him touching her during body mass measurements....

In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 photo, Father Reweis Khalil brings the bread (Body of Christ) to worshippers during Sunday service at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Hampton, VA., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Khalil was removed from the priesthood in July. Sally Zakhari has alleged, including in a police report and to Coptic Church officials, that Khalil has sexually abused her. Khalil has denied the allegations through his attorney. (The' N. Pham/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster

Oct. 7, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

For 17 years, Sally Zakhari said she told priests and leaders in the Coptic Orthodox Church her childhood nightmare — how a Coptic priest visiting from Egypt sexually abused her at her Florida home during what was supposed to be her first confession. “I’ve already gone to countless bishops....