Tag: Sexual Harassment

Leslie Moonves to Take CBS to Arbitration Over $120 Million Severance

Leslie Moonves, the former chief executive of CBS, plans to fight a decision by the company’s board that denied him a $120 million severance payment after he was fired for cause following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr. Moonves, 69, told CBS that he was demanding an arbitration hearing, according […]

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Benjamin Brafman, Weinstein’s Lawyer, Is Said to Be Withdrawing From Rape Case

Benjamin Brafman, the high-powered lawyer who was poised to defend the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein against rape and sexual assault allegations in New York, plans to withdraw from the case, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Mr. Brafman will inform the court of his decision to withdraw as […]

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Journalist and Former MSNBC Host Touré Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former Coworker

Touré NeblettPhoto: Touré Neblett (Facebook) The Surviving R. Kelly docuseries on Lifetime brought out some terrifying revelations about the R&B singer who has thus far avoided facing any consequences for his actions. In as much as we have learned a lot about Kelly and his abusive behavior, we have also […]

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The Exclusive That Wasn’t? Publication Retracts Moonves Interview

A media mystery popped up a week before Christmas: Leslie Moonves, who had just been fired as the chief executive of CBS after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, appeared to give an exclusive, on-the-record interview to a little-known publication in which he bluntly addressed his dismissal. Agenda, a news service […]

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Female Economists Push Their Field Toward a #MeToo Reckoning

ATLANTA — The economics profession is facing a mounting crisis of sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying that women in the field say has pushed many of them to the sidelines — or out of the field entirely. Those issues took center stage at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting, the […]

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Bernie Sanders Apologizes Again for Mistreatment of Women in 2016 Campaign

For a second time in eight days, Senator Bernie Sanders apologized to women on his 2016 presidential campaign, as he seeks to put behind him a series of damaging reports about the mistreatment of female staff members that threatens to undercut another likely White House bid. “It appears that as […]

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Judge Dismisses Part of Ashley Judd’s Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge dismissed part of Ashley Judd’s multipronged lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, ruling that her allegations of sexual harassment do not fall within the scope of a California statute. The order by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles […]

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2 Women Enter Sabarimala Temple, Indian Shrine That Once Barred Women

NEW DELHI — Two women, accompanied by plainclothes police officers under the cover of darkness early on Wednesday morning, entered a centuries-old Hindu shrine in southern India that has long barred women of childbearing age — part of a continuing push for women’s equality in the country. In response, protests […]

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Five Models Accuse Bruce Weber of Sexual Misconduct in New Lawsuit

ImageBruce Weber, center, with red carpet photographers at the Venice Film Festival’s screening of “My Brilliant Friend” in September.CreditAntony Jones/Getty Images Five male models have come forward to claim that the photographer Bruce Weber exploited or sexually assaulted them, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in New […]

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Harvey Weinstein Case Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

A state judge in Manhattan ruled on Thursday the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein could go forward, rejecting the Hollywood producer’s arguments that errors by the police and prosecutors had tainted the grand jury and the indictment should be thrown out. The last time Mr. Weinstein appeared in Manhattan Criminal […]

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Sexual Harassment Is Illegal, but It May Not Get You Fired

Activists who have protested CBS’s handling of sexual harassment likely breathed a sigh of relief this week: the television network’s former chief executive, Les Moonves, will not get a golden parachute as he exits the company after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. It’s a small sliver of justice […]

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Roland Fryer, Accused of Harassment at Harvard, Quits Economics Panel

Roland G. Fryer Jr., a prominent economist who is under investigation at Harvard University over allegations of sexual harassment, resigned on Tuesday as a leader of the most prestigious organization in academic economics. The group, the American Economic Association, published a two-sentence statement on its website saying that Dr. Fryer […]

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Shade For Now: Les Moonves Didn’t Do Right By Janet Jackson. Now, He Won’t Receive $120 Million Severance.  

(L-R): Les Moonves, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation, arrives for the formal Artist’s Dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in their honor on December 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. ; Janet Jackson attends the 2018 Mnet Music Awards in […]

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Julian Niccolini, Face of the Four Seasons Restaurant, Is Forced to Resign

Julian Niccolini, the face of the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan who for years had weathered sexual misconduct allegations, was forced to resign on Monday, the restaurant said in a statement. Mr. Niccolini, 65, was told to resign by Alex von Bidder, a co-owner with whom he had operated the […]

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Bill: Lawmakers Must Pay Sexual Misconduct Settlements Out-of-Pocket

Democrats who are hoping that President Donald Trump will face harsh repercussions for paying settlements to women who allege relationships with him passed legislation on Thursday that requires them to make payments for sexual harassment with their own money. Current law addressing sexual misconduct that was put in place in 1995 — ironically when Bill […]

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Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Before he turned 40, Roland G. Fryer Jr. had earned tenure at Harvard, received a MacArthur “genius” grant and won the most prestigious award for young American economists. He stoked a national debate by concluding that police officers show no bias in the shootings of black men. […]

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The Year of Reckoning at CBS: Misconduct Allegations and Attempts to Cover Them Up

In the past 13 months, CBS has undergone a companywide reckoning in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has stretched from its morning show to its prime-time lineup, its news division to its executive suite. Three powerful men at the company — Leslie Moonves, its chief executive; Charlie Rose, […]

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The Year Justice Caught Up With Trumpworld

Ever since the 2016 election, it’s been common for some people to refer to whatever year we’re in as a synonym for dystopian weirdness. (Last year, for example, CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted “Peak 2017” about a headline saying, “US ambassador denies own comments, then denies denial.”) The world has felt […]

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