Tag: Sexual Harassment

‘The President … Is Not Above the Law’

The legal travails of President Bill Clinton may soon haunt President Trump. A New York appeals court on Thursday ruled that Mr. Trump, like Mr. Clinton before him, is not protected by the presidency from answering civil charges. The five-judge panel in Manhattan said that the Constitution’s supremacy clause does not bar state courts from […]

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Wall Street Has Been Unscathed by MeToo. Until Now.

On Dec. 14, 2017, Sara Tirschwell was called into an unscheduled meeting with the general counsel and chief compliance officer of her employer, the giant asset-management firm TCW. Ms. Tirschwell, 53, was an experienced investor who had been hired the previous year to raise and run a new distressed debt fund for TCW. Entering the […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Misconduct Investigation

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television after the broadcasters of his shows announced Friday that they had completed their investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos,’” Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic said of his two shows. “‘StarTalk’ will […]

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Two Women, Heroes for Our Age

This is a dispiriting epoch of strongmen and bullies, yet side by side with the worst you find the best. So today let’s find inspiration in two heroes. They are women who bravely challenged misogyny and dictatorship, one in Iran, the other in Saudi Arabia. Those two nations may be enemies, but they find common […]

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Google Approved $45 Million Exit Package for Executive Accused of Misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet’s board of directors agreed to pay a former top Google executive as much as $45 million when he resigned from the company in 2016 after being accused of groping a subordinate. The previously unknown sum was part of the separation agreement for Amit Singhal, a senior […]

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Former Gillibrand Aide Complained About Handling of Sexual Misconduct Claim

A former aide to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand resigned last year after accusing top aides to the senator of mishandling a sexual harassment complaint she filed against a colleague. Ms. Gillibrand’s office investigated the claim and kept the worker on staff, but dismissed him last week after Politico presented new details […]

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Why International Women’s Day Isn’t Going Away

In fact, more than 30 female leaders — past and present — recently warned in an open letter that progress was eroding, with Susana Malcorra, the former Argentine foreign minister, telling The Guardian that some countries led by “macho-type strongman” leaders are a factor. It was a reminder that global […]

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Mario Batali Gives Up All His Restaurants

The 20-year partnership between the celebrity chef Mario Batali and the Bastianich family of restaurateurs was formally dissolved on Wednesday, more than a year after several women accused Mr. Batali of sexual harassment and assault. Mr. Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” […]

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Two Nobel Prizes in Literature to Be Awarded This Year After Scandal

Two Nobel Prizes in Literature will be awarded this year, the Nobel Foundation announced in a statement on Tuesday. The literature prize, usually annual, was not awarded last year because the body that chooses the winner, the Swedish Academy, was hit by a scandal involving sexual abuse, accusations of financial […]

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With a New Initiative, Time’s Up Addresses Inequality and Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

Photo: iStock It’s the industry tasked with caring for our health, but for women working and training within the healthcare industry, it can be a profoundly unhealthy environment. Despite women comprising 80 percent of the healthcare workforce (PDF), the gender wage gap remains one of the largest across industries—as does […]

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Ted Baker Chief, Ray Kelvin, Resigns Amid Harassment Claims

LONDON — The founder and chief executive of the British fashion chain Ted Baker resigned on Monday after current and former employees accused him of inappropriate behavior. Employees said the executive, Ray Kelvin, would regularly try to massage people in the office, insist on long hugs with staff members, and […]

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A new study ranked economic equality for women worldwide, and the U.S. ranks so much lower than we thought

World Bank Report Ranks U.S. 65th In Women’s Economic Equality – HelloGiggles A new study ranked economic equality for women worldwide, and the U.S. ranks so much lower than we thought this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Ryan Adams Tour Is Canceled Weeks After Allegations Emerge

Ryan Adams’s planned tour of Britain and Ireland, due to start March 30 in Dublin, has been canceled, two weeks after allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer-songwriter emerged. On Friday, SJM Concerts, the tour’s promoter, issued a statement saying the tour had been canceled and that full refunds would […]

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Wynn Resorts Fined $20 Million Over Handling of Steve Wynn Misconduct Claims

Sexual misconduct claims have toppled many powerful men in recent years, including the billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn. But few companies have faced regulatory fines for how they handled the accusations. On Tuesday, the Nevada Gaming Commission fined Wynn Resorts, the casino empire that Mr. Wynn founded and ran for […]

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The Republicans of Gilead

In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood’s ever-resonant tale of misogynist dystopia, Christian fascism has a sordid, perverse underbelly. On the surface, the Republic of Gilead, Atwood’s imaginary successor to America, is a place of totalitarian religious austerity. But as the book’s enslaved narrator discovers, the society’s leaders also maintain a […]

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Former Trump Campaign Staffer Alleges He Forcibly Kissed Her

A woman who worked on Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign sued him in federal court on Monday, alleging that he forcibly kissed her at a campaign event in Florida months before the election. In the lawsuit, the woman, Alva Johnson, who is black, also accused the president’s campaign of […]

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An Autograph Seeker, a Birthday Girl, a Hairdresser: Prosecutors Say All Were Victims of R. Kelly

CHICAGO — One was a 16-year-old fan who sought R. Kelly’s autograph during his 2008 child pornography trial. Another was his 24-year-old hairdresser. According to documents released by prosecutors on Saturday, Mr. Kelly grabbed her by the head, tried to force her to perform oral sex and then ejaculated on […]

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Not the Fun Kind of Feminist

For decades now, Andrea Dworkin has existed in the feminist imagination mostly as a negative example, the woman no one wanted to be. An anti-porn, anti-prostitution militant in the feminist sex wars of the late 1970s and 1980s, she sometimes seemed like a misogynist caricature of a women’s rights activist, […]

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Phoebe Bridgers broke her silence about the Ryan Adams abuse allegations, and Mandy Moore has her back

Phoebe Bridgers Broke Her Silence About Ryan Adams – HelloGiggles Phoebe Bridgers broke her silence about the Ryan Adams abuse allegations, and Mandy Moore has her back this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick, Ex-Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis has expelled Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, from the priesthood, after an expedited canonical process that found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and adult seminarians over decades, the Vatican said on Saturday. It appears to be the first time that a cardinal […]

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F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams’s Explicit Communications With an Underage Fan

The F.B.I. is looking into whether the singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, 44, committed a crime by engaging in sexually explicit communications with an underage fan, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the matter. As reported by The New York Times on Wednesday, Adams and a young woman, who […]

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