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Spain: Parliament backs "Only yes means yes" consent bill

May. 26, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s parliament voted Thursday to approve a bill that makes consent a key determinant in sexual assault cases, freeing victims of having to prove that violence or intimidation was used against them. The bill, popularly known as “Only Yes is Yes,” seeks to...

French movement calls out sexual misconduct in politics

May. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rape accusations against a newly named French minister have galvanized a movement aimed at exposing sexual misconduct in French politics and encouraging women to speak out against abusers. Left-wing groups are using the issue to rally opposition to President Emmanuel...

Watson on field with Browns as legal storm swirls around QB

May. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson was impossible to miss in his orange jersey, pants and helmet — the one with “Watson” taped on the front just in case anyone wasn't sure. As he showed off his right arm with tight spirals, engaged in friendly trash talk, smiled and laughed...

Gambia to investigate fugitive ex-dictator Jammeh for abuses

May. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s government is setting up a special prosecutor's office to investigate for severe human rights violations and potentially charge former dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile in 2017 after 22 years in power. Wednesday's government announcement...

Watson accuser felt 'scared' and threatened by Browns QB

May. 24, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage said she felt threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session. Appearing on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Ashley...

Attorney paying ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn defamation claim

May. 24, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has accepted an undisclosed financial settlement to end his federal defamation lawsuit against a well-known attorney who represented a dancer who she said accused Wynn of sexual harassment and retaliation. Los Angeles...

UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia

May. 24, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former police officers whose gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have won a $1 million verdict against the city. A federal jury on Tuesday found that Cpl. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer...

Indiana church says it confronted pastor about sex with teen

May. 24, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana pastor who confessed to “adultery” years ago with a teenager publicly informed his congregation last weekend after church leaders confronted him, the church said Tuesday. John Lowe II has resigned, New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in...

Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

May. 23, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. ...