Democratic leader: Leach should quit over ‘troubling’ claims

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:58

The top Democrat in the Pennsylvania Senate said Thursday that an investigation of sexual misconduct claims against Sen. Daylin Leach found a "lengthy pattern of troubling behavior" and that he should resign.But Leach, a fellow Democrat, said he felt vindicated after reading a summary of the findings.The investigation examined an ...

Texas couple stands by story after US cardinal pushes back

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:10

A Texas couple that accused top U.S. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case says his office is treating them the way the church treats other victims — by trying to discredit their story.DiNardo's Galveston-Houston diocese has said that it "categorically rejects" an Associated Press story about the ...

Former head of the CDC pleads guilty to violation

U.S. 06/04/19, 18:24

The former head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation related to his arrest last year for alleged sexual misconduct.Dr. Thomas Frieden appeared Tuesday in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Frieden is also a former New York City health commissioner.Frieden was arrested ...

Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

Politics 05/29/19, 08:44

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the "consequences will be devastating" for his party and policies if Alabama Republican Roy Moore seeks a U.S. Senate seat again in 2020 after his last campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a ...

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

Entertainment 05/24/19, 08:31

Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.Batali, 58, wearing his signature red ponytail and a blazer, did not speak during the brief hearing but ...

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

Entertainment 05/23/19, 21:20

A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge Thursday that "an economic agreement in principal" ...

Tennessee leader says he believes sex assault allegations

U.S. 05/22/19, 18:20

A key Republican leader who is next in line to take over the Tennessee House said on Wednesday he believes the women who have accused a Republican member of sexual misconduct. Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn said it is the speaker's responsibility to investigate the claims three women have made against ...

Catholic bishop challenges Dallas police affidavit accuracy

U.S. 05/17/19, 20:05

The Roman Catholic bishop of the Dallas diocese has challenged the accuracy of a Dallas police affidavit's allegations that the diocese had "thwarted" its investigation of past sexual misconduct by priests.Police used the affidavit to authorize Monday raids on diocesan headquarters, a storage unit it uses and a church office. ...

Update: Swedish lawyer says that Assange is innocent

Europe 05/13/19, 04:42

The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):11:35 a.m.Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer says he is "very surprised" by prosecutors' decision to reopen a rape case against the WikiLeaks founder and says that his client is innocent.Prosecutors in Stockholm ...

University of Oklahoma president announces resignation

U.S. 05/12/19, 21:04

University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly, whose short tenure at the state's flagship university included a sexual harassment probe of its longtime former president and bitter student reaction to a racist incident on campus, announced his resignation on Sunday.A former energy industry CEO and major OU donor who began his ...

Pennsylvania sports doc faces sex charges in 6th case

Sports 05/10/19, 10:43

A sixth former patient has come forward to accuse a Pennsylvania sports medicine doctor of sexual misconduct. Dr. William Vollmar was charged Friday with two felony counts of sexual assault. Prosecutors say the latest accuser saw Vollmar for sports massage while he was a track athlete at Lampeter-Strasburg High School. Vollmar ...

Former OU president seeks sit-down with university regents

U.S. 05/08/19, 14:40

Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren has asked for an opportunity to personally address the university's regents about allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.Boren's attorney Clark Brewster said Wednesday that the ex-president wants to speak to regents about the "obvious and provable falsities that need to be addressed." ...

Medical board: Info on doctor investigation must stay secret

Sports 05/08/19, 08:49

The State Medical Board says a judge shouldn't let Ohio State University publicly share information from an old board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct.In a court filing Tuesday, the board says its records on the investigation involving Richard Strauss are confidential under state law. It ...

Wynn Resorts fined $35M for misconduct allegations response

U.S. 04/30/19, 19:37

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts on Tuesday levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed the company to keep its state casino license and open its Boston-area resort as planned after executives failed to disclose years of allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ...

Michigan priest gets 2-15 years for sexual misconduct

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:03

A 72-year-old Michigan priest has been sentenced to two to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual misconduct. The Rev. Robert DeLand also will spend five years on probation under the sentence handed down Thursday. The Saginaw County prosecutor's office has said the plea entered last month closed three ...

Google updates misconduct reporting amid employee discontent

Business 04/25/19, 16:13

Google says it has updated the way it investigates misconduct claims, changes it pledged to make after thousands of employees walked out in protest last November.Earlier this week, two walkout organizers claimed that they faced Google retaliation for helping to put together that protest.The company says its changes make it ...

Women cleared of defamation in French sexual misconduct case

Europe 04/19/19, 08:28

A French court cleared of defamation charges six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations.The court ordered Friday the former lawmaker, Denis Baupin, to pay 1,000 euros ($1,120) in damages to each of the 12 persons he sued.In May 2016, ...

OU Regents Chair: Investigation of Boren was fair, objective

U.S. 04/09/19, 18:08

The chair of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents says an outside investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by former OU President David Boren was fair and objective, although none of its findings have been released.OU Board of Regents Chairwoman Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes said Tuesday the investigation by the Jones ...

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