sexual misconduct

July 19, 2018 - 3:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers. MinnPost reported Thursday that the Democrat's former legislative director, Jim Swiderski, was allowed to leave the...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him. The court documents filed Wednesday discuss Judd's comment that she would only...
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Embattled UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe gestures during a press conference held in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Sidibe has said he will not quit his job over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 18, 2018 - 8:08 am
PARIS (AP) — The embattled UNAIDS chief said Wednesday he will not quit his post over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. "I need to deliver on my job," Michel Sidibe said in response to questions from The Associated Press during a Paris press...
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July 16, 2018 - 8:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory. The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-...
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In an Oct. 10, 2011 photo, Lt. Mark Logsdon tells Occupy Des Moines demonstrators it's time to leave state property after 11p.m. Monday night. A woman who reported being sexually harassed by a trooper says Iowa State Patrol Capt. Mark Logsdon failed to act on her complaint. (Mary Chind/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman who reported being harassed by a trooper says an Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act on her report. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show legislative security coordinator Shawn Ferguson last year told Capt. Mark Logsdon that she was frightened by Trooper...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, stands with Rep.-elect Michael Cloud, R-Texas, back right, and his wife Rosel Cloud, back center, and children Zoe Cloud, Kent Cloud, and Ean Cloud, far right, during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Michael Cloud of Texas has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, succeeding Blake Farenthold, who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and an ethics probe. Cloud has worked as a communications consultant and served as a Republican county chairman. He...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush poses with his Berlinale Camera Award which he received prior to the screening of the film "Final Portrait" at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Rush has pulled out of a Shakespeare stage production in the Australian city of Melbourne as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 09, 2018 - 8:20 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said he received confirmation Monday of Rush's withdrawal from the role of...
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 9, 2018. Hill is rejecting calls to resign, saying his name "has been dragged through the gutter" amid allegations that he inappropriately touched a lawmaker and several other women. The Republican said during the news conference that he stands "falsely and publicly accused of abhorrent behavior." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 09, 2018 - 3:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill defiantly rejected calls to resign on Monday, lamenting that he has been unfairly denied "due process" amid allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a party. The Republican called the claims "vicious...
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Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives to court, Monday, July 9, 2018, in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 09, 2018 - 7:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. "We fight these battles one day at a time, and today we won this round," defense attorney Ben Brafman...
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July 09, 2018 - 5:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Wright says that the cast was surprised and saddened about the sexual misconduct allegations against former "House of Cards" co-star Kevin Spacey. Speaking in a taped interview Monday on NBC's "Today" show, Wright says she really "didn't know the man." Wright says she and...
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