Tag: sexual misconduct

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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‘His Victims Deserve Justice’: John Legend Continues to Speak Out Against R. Kelly

While many of past collaborators remain silent on what appears to be the reckoning of decades’ worth of allegations against R. Kelly, John Legend, who declined an opportunity to work with the singer-songwriter, is maintaining his stance. On Tuesday, he spoke with NBC News’ TODAY about the new charges of […]

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As Sexual Assault Allegations Hit Home, Lisa Borders Resigns Leadership of Time’s Up

President & CEO of TIME’S UP Lisa Borders attends The 2019 MAKERS Conference on February 7, 2019 in Dana Point, California.Photo: Rachel Murray (Getty Images for MAKERS) A cruel irony has rocked the leadership of one of the primary organizations combating inequality and sexual misconduct. Following an announcement by Time’s […]

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The Latest: US ambassador: Protect children, stop sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ sex abuse summit at the Vatican (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican says she hopes the Holy See will show a “renewed commitment to ending clerical sexual abuse” following this week’s summit of church leaders at the Vatican. Ambassador Callista Gingrich […]

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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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New Jersey Special Ed Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Male Student

A New Jersey special education teacher is in hot water with authorities after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student. Authorities arrested Alexandra Reiner, 30, of Eastampton on Tuesday and charged her with one count of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child after school officials found […]

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Bryan Singer Has Been Hit With Fresh Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Males

Getty Image The day after Bohemian Rhapsody scored a Best Picture Oscar nomination, director Bryan Singer has become the focus of new sexual misconduct allegations from within an Atlantic investigative report. It’s worth noting upfront here that these allegations are apparently the same batch from an unpublished Esquire report that […]

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Taraji P. Henson Is Fierce on the Pay Gap, Racism and Sexism in Hollywood—but #FirstThem on Social Media?

Screenshot: Sam Taylor Johnson (Porter Edit) Houston, we have a problem. Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson is not known for holding back, onscreen or off. The outspoken star has long championed for respect as a black actress, speaking out about lobbying for equal pay and fighting racism in Hollywood, […]

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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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CBS News Head David Rhodes Out

After eight years, CBS News President David Rhodes is stepping down and will be replaced by CBS News executive Susan Zirinsky. “It’s been eight incredible years since I joined @CBS. I’m pleased to announce that I’ll soon be handing the reins @CBSNews to Susan Zirinsky, our Senior Executive Producer,” Rhodes announced Sunday night. It’s been […]

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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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DC priest arrested on additional charges of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON — Reverend Urbano Vazquez, the D.C. Catholic priest accused of sexual misconduct with three teenage girls, was arrested Tuesday on additional charges involving two more victims, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District. The arrest came just 24 hours after Vazquez waived a probable cause hearing in a D.C. […]

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DC priest arrested on 2 new charges of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Urbano Vazquez, the D.C. Catholic priest accused of sexual misconduct with three teenage girls, was arrested Tuesday on additional charges involving two more victims, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District. The arrest came just 24 hours after Vazquez waived a probable cause hearing in D.C. […]

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Report: Google Protected Executives Accused of Sexual Misconduct for Years

A new report from the New York Times alleges that the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe at Google protected executives accused of sexual misconduct for years, even keeping an executive’s mistress on the payroll. A report from the New York Times titled “How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’” outlines how the progressive tech giant […]

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Google paid Android creator generously upon exit, despite misconduct claim

Enlarge / Founder and CEO of Essential Products Andy Rubin speaks onstage at WIRED Business Conference at Spring Studios on June 7, 2017 in New York City. reader comments 8 Share this story The famed creator of Android was ushered from Google in October 2014 when the company found allegations against him of having committed […]

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Joe Manchin Under Fire: Pressure Mounts in WV on Kavanaugh Vote

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was told by passers-by at Sunday’s West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton, WV, to vote in favor of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Manchin has abstained from committing to vote one way or another, claiming to want more time to consider Kavanaugh’s nomination. One festival patron told […]

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Nolte: Fox News Cowards Spread Fake News that Christine Blasey Ford Is ‘Credible’

On Thursday, Judge Andrew Napolitano handed the mob all the rope they could possibly ask for, courtesy of Fox News, saying, “All of us agree that this witness is exceptionally credible.” No one argued with him. Listen, I am not here to signal my own virtue. I am not David French, or Matthew Dowd, or Jake […]

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Third Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Was Sued in 2000 for False Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, was sued in 2000 for making false accusations of sexual misconduct against co-workers, and for sexual misconduct of her own, though the case was dismissed. Swetnick issued a statement last Wednesday through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, alleging that Kavanaugh was “present” at […]

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Ramirez’s Yale Classmates Reject Kavanaugh Allegations, White House Stands by Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC – The second woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate drunken behavior, Deborah Ramirez, admits “significant gaps in her memories” regarding the college party in question. Critics note her allegations come after six days of consulting with a Democratic lawyer, other persons she claims were at the party deny her account, and even […]

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New Yorker: Brett Kavanaugh Exposed Himself at Freshman Party; Kavanaugh Denies

The New Yorker reported a new accusation Sunday evening against Judge Brett Kavanaugh: that as a college freshman at Yale University, a drunken Kavanaugh “exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party,” and that when she tried to push him away in her drunken condition she accidently touched his penis. The article, by Ronan Farrow and […]

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Chuck Grassley Gives Kavanaugh’s Accuser More Time After Missed Deadline

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley granted another extension to Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who recently brought forth a decades-old sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in reply to lawmakers’ latest counteroffer. Minutes prior to Grassley’s 10:00 p.m. deadline to respond, Debra Katz, an attorney for Ford, sent a letter to […]

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