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US players 'horrified' by report of abuse in women's soccer

Oct. 04, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

As the United States was preparing for its game Friday against England at Wembley Stadium, players were trying to process an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct are systemic in women's soccer. “We are horrified and heartbroken and frustrated and exhausted...

USA Curling: CEO prioritized athlete safety as head of NWSL

Oct. 04, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — USA Curling says CEO Jeff Plush “acted in accordance with prioritizing the safety of athletes” during his tenure as leader of the National Women's Soccer League, where an investigation uncovered years of systemic emotional abuse and sexual misconduct. The...

Abuse in women's pro soccer league was systemic, report says

Oct. 03, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday. “Abuse in the...

Investigation makes recommendations for protecting players

Oct. 03, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women’s Soccer League made numerous recommendations to ensure players are protected. U.S. Soccer retained former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and the law firm King & Spaulding to conduct...

Ex-president of Kentucky college files lawsuit over firing

Sep. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The former president of a small Kentucky college who was fired after allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct involving employees has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming defamation and breach of contract. William A. Jones, who was fired in...

Report: Ex-Cal State Chancellor mishandled misconduct claims

Sep. 30, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former chancellor of California State University, the nation’s largest public university system, mishandled sexual misconduct allegations while he headed the Fresno campus, according to a report released Thursday. Joseph I. Castro failed to deal...

New Mexico Senate Rules Committee chair Ivey-Soto resigns

Sep. 29, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, who has been accused of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, resigned his position Thursday as chair of the New Mexico Senate Rules Committee. In a one-page resignation letter to Senate Democratic leadership, Ivey-Soto...

Japan's army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case

Sep. 29, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a rare admission of sexual harassment in Japan’s military, its army chief apologized Thursday to a former soldier for suffering caused by a group of servicemembers. Yoshihide Yoshida, head of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, said an internal investigation...

Former governor Cuomo forming PAC, hosting weekly podcast

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking his biggest steps yet to return to public life, more than a year after resigning in the wake of a bevy of sexual harassment allegations. In a video posted online Wednesday, the Democrat said he’s forming a political...

New Mexico legislators weigh changes to harassment policies

Sep. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators in New Mexico are reconsidering how they evaluate complaints of sexual misconduct against colleagues, amid outrage about the handling of a complaint against an influential senator. A panel of leading legislators met Monday to discuss possible...