Latest Sexual misconduct News

Chinese court rejects appeal in high-profile #MeToo case

Aug. 10, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court rejected an appeal Wednesday from a woman seeking an apology and damages in a high-profile case from the country's short-lived #MeToo movement. The court in Beijing ruled after a closed-door hearing that evidence submitted by Zhou Xiaoxuan was...

Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies fete

Aug. 07, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor. “It...

Fired teacher charged with student sexual misconduct

Aug. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a fired Toppenish High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student and offering alcohol to two students. Bertha Cerna, 40, was charged in Yakima County Superior Court last week with first-degree sexual...

Attorney urges Goodell to 'do the right thing' on Watson

Aug. 04, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer representing two dozen women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a chance to “do the right thing” now that the league has appealed a six-game suspension for the Cleveland Browns quarterback. ...

Judge: Kevin Spacey must pay $30M to 'House of Cards' makers

Aug. 04, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday ruled that Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members. The ruling from Los Angeles...

Former attorney general to hear appeal of Watson suspension

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed off Deshaun Watson's discipline case to a lawyer with league connections and expertise in domestic violence and sexual assault. Goodell chose former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey on Thursday to hear the...

Police chief took Army base roles despite harassment claims

Aug. 04, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former police chief was able to move between postings at U.S. Army bases despite allegations that he sexually harassed women at one base and that his poor behavior may have played a role in a coworker's suicide, according to Army documents obtained by the Wisconsin State...

NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns' Deshaun Watson

Aug. 03, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine in appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the filing told The...

Browns QB Watson suspended 6 games, NFL weighs appeal

Aug. 01, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games Monday after being accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments, in what a disciplinary officer said was behavior “more egregious than any before reviewed by the NFL.” ...

EXPLAINER: Watson discipline didn't require legal charges

Aug. 01, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

When two separate Texas grand juries declined to indict Deshaun Watson on criminal complaints stemming from allegations of sexual assault or harassment by 24 women, it didn’t clear the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback from facing consequences from the NFL. Watson and the Cleveland...