Latest Sexual misconduct News

Louisville's police chief suspended over her handling of sexual harassment claim involving officers

Jun. 12, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief has been placed on leave over her handling of a sexual harassment allegation involving her officers, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said Wednesday. In the surprise move, Greenberg announced Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel's...

Texas county to pay female constable deputies $1.5 million to settle sexual misconduct lawsuit

Jun. 05, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas county has agreed to pay a group of female deputies $1.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed they were abused and harassed when a constable's office turned undercover operations into a drunken “playground for sexual exploitation.” Harris...

Harvey Weinstein may face new charges as more accusers come forward, New York prosecutors say

May. 29, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors told a judge Wednesday they are evaluating more claims of sexual misconduct made against Harvey Weinstein and could potentially seek a new indictment against him before his scheduled retrial on rape and sexual assault charges. Assistant...

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's New York case cry foul over defense lawyer's comments

May. 25, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

Prosecutors in New York have accused Harvey Weinstein's lead defense lawyer of making public statements intended to intimidate a potential witness ahead of the fallen movie mogul's retrial and asked a judge to take action. The Manhattan district attorney's office sent a letter to the...

Retired judge finds no reliable evidence against Quebec cardinal; purported victim declines to talk

May. 21, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A retired Canadian judge said Tuesday he couldn’t find any reliable evidence of sexual misconduct by the archbishop of Quebec, after the purported victim refused to cooperate with his investigation and the cardinal strongly denied the claim. Pope Francis had tasked...

Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he's sorry, calls his actions 'inexcusable'

May. 19, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for...

Judge rejects former Delaware trooper's discrimination lawsuit against state police

May. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of the Delaware State Police in a lawsuit filed by a former trooper who said she was subjected to years of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation as she rose through the ranks. Police sergeant Nicole Oldham, 49,...

#MeToo advocates vow the reckoning will continue after Weinstein's conviction is overturned

Apr. 26, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — #MeToo founder Tarana Burke has heard it before. Every time there’s a legal setback, the movement is declared dead in the water. A legal success, and presto, it’s alive again. So Burke, who nearly two decades ago coined the phrase “Me too” from her work with...

A look at past and future cases Harvey Weinstein has faced as his New York conviction is thrown out

Apr. 26, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's landmark New York sexual assault conviction was thrown out by an appeals court Thursday, and most of the dozens of civil cases filed against him since he became a central target in the #MeToo movement in 2017 have either been settled or dismissed. ...

Here's why Harvey Weinstein's New York rape conviction was tossed and what happens next

Apr. 25, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by New York's highest court to overturn the rape conviction of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reopened a painful chapter in America’s reckoning with sexual misconduct by powerful figures — an era that began in 2017 and helped launch the #MeToo movement. ...