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Alleged In-Flight Groper Quotes the President

Florida's Bruce Alexander charged with abusive sexual contact

(Newser) - A Florida man accused of groping a woman's breast on a Southwest Airlines flight defended his alleged behavior Sunday, noting "the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts." Bruce Alexander of Tampa was nonetheless arrested and charged with... More »

GOP Congressman Makes 'Inappropriate' Joke About RBG, Lincoln

SC rep Ralph Norman's 'groping' humor isn't going over well

(Newser) - "Scattered nervous laughter" was the first response to a joke a GOP congressman made during an election debate in South Carolina on Thursday, notes Roll Call . But disgust and "condemnation" took over afterward toward what some called an "inappropriate" reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court... More »

Terry Crews Gets 'Accountability' From Alleged Assaulter

Actor posts apology from agent Adam Venit after announcement of Venit stepping down from WME

(Newser) - Terry Crews long ago got his apology from the Hollywood agent he says groped him at a 2016 party. Now he's sharing Adam Venit's atonement letter, which Crews says he received in March, with the world. On Twitter Friday, Crews posted the full letter , in which Venit notes... More »

Pilots Say They Were Groped by LaCroix Water CEO

Lawsuits accuse Nick Caporella of 'unwanted touching'

(Newser) - National Beverage Corp. CEO Nick Caporella is 82 and still pilots the company's business jet—but two other pilots say he can't keep his hands to himself when he's in the cockpit. The male pilots have filed lawsuits in the last two years accusing Caporella of "... More »

Rising Political Star in Indiana Accused of Groping 4 Women

Attorney General Curtis Hill was investigated over accusations at a bar

(Newser) - Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill was investigated this year after four women claimed he touched them inappropriately at a bar. The Indianapolis Star obtained an eight-page memo written by the law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister, which wrote the document for legislative leaders who investigated the allegations. The memo states... More »

Trudeau Forced to Address His Own Possible #MeToo Moment

Canadian prime minister says he doesn't remember 'groping' a female reporter 18 years ago

(Newser) - Early last month, a Canadian blogger posted an 18-year-old newspaper editorial on Twitter that made an eyebrow-raising accusation. That story is now getting pickup, and it involves Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and an incident that allegedly happened at a British Columbia music festival. The Guardian and CBC report that in... More »

'Too Far': Reporter Groped at World Cup Speaks Out

Julieth Gonzalez Theran says she was 'humiliated'

(Newser) - "We do not deserve this treatment," says a female reporter groped and kissed by a male bystander during a live report on the World Cup from Russia. Colombia's Julieth Gonzalez Theran completed the June 14 segment for Deutsche Welle's Spanish news channel without missing a beat—... More »

Ryan Seacrest Avoided, Insulted on Oscars Red Carpet

Just 21 people spoke to E! host amidst groping accusations

(Newser) - Amid allegations that he groped a stylist , E! host Ryan Seacrest was sure to have an awkward time attempting to interview celebrities at Sunday night's Academy Awards. Mashable says "practically no celebrities" talked to him and the Kansas City Star , which rounds up social media reactions to Seacrest'... More »

Lawmaker, #MeToo Advocate Under Investigation for Groping

The 'hypocrisy was really hard to stomach,' says alleged victim

(Newser) - One of the women featured in Time's December issue honoring the #MeToo movement is herself facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who chairs the Legislative Women's Caucus, has risen to national prominence with her advocacy for victims of sexual assault and harassment, counting herself... More »

Actors in Risque Theater Show Deal With Audience Groping

BuzzFeed talks to performers in the popular 'Sleep No More' production in New York City

(Newser) - It's not your average theater performance, and it's not your average problem for the actors involved: audience members who grope them. As BuzzFeed explains, the popular Sleep No More production at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City is a "blood-and-sex filled adaptation of MacBeth" in which... More »

Elite Charity Dinner Exposed as Grope-Fest

2 female reporters for 'Financial Times' work as hostesses

(Newser) - On the surface, it was a respectable event that raised $2.8 million for charities including a world-renowned children's hospital. But a bit of digging reveals London's men-only Presidents Club Charity Dinner is the opposite of respectable, reports the Financial Times . The newspaper sent a pair of undercover... More »

New Franken Accuser: He Groped My Breast in Photo Op

Army veteran says incident took place on 2003 USO tour; plus 6th accuser says he tried for a kiss

(Newser) - An Army veteran is one of two women to come forward with new sexual misconduct allegations against Al Franken, just days after the senator issued an apology —and she's offering a story similar to those of earlier accusers. Stephanie Kemplin, 41, tells CNN Franken touched her right breast... More »

Al Franken Accused of Being 'Serial Groper'

2 more women have come forward

(Newser) - The accusations against Sen. Al. Franken are starting to stack up. Two more women came forward Wednesday to accuse the Democrat of groping them, bringing the total to four. One woman tells the Huff Post that in 2007, during Franken's first Senate campaign, he grabbed her buttocks during a... More »

New Groping Allegation Against Bush Sr. Has Big Difference

Woman says Bush grabbed her butt while he was president

(Newser) - The most recent groping allegation against George HW Bush—the eighth so far—is the first to accuse the former president of inappropriate touching during his time in office. In an exclusive interview, a 55-year-old woman tells CNN that Bush grabbed her butt while they posed for a photo during... More »

Woman Alleges Al Franken Groped Her, Shares Photo

Leeann Tweeden describes alleged 2006 assault

(Newser) - A radio host and former Playboy playmate says Sen. Al Franken assaulted her—and unlike some women coming forward with similar tales about other high-profile figures, Leeann Tweeden offered proof. In a first-person account at KABC , Tweeden says she was groped in December 2006 when she and the Democratic senator... More »

Guy Attacks Jogger, Jogger Stabs Him

Multiple times, though he managed to get away

(Newser) - An attacker had the tables turned on him quite thoroughly Friday morning in Salt Lake City. He grabbed a female runner from behind and groped her, but she had a small knife in her hand and stabbed him with it, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. He turned and fled, and... More »

Woman: 'Dirty Old Man' Bush 'Grabbed My Butt'

Amanda Staples is 4th woman to accuses ex-president of groping them

(Newser) - A fourth woman has accused George HW Bush of groping her, alleging similar details as three previous accusers: the former president grabbed her while posing for a photo and made an inappropriate joke, the New York Daily News reports. Amanda Staples says Bush "grabbed my butt and joked and... More »

Author Recounts Elder Bush's Groping, Joke at Photo Op

Christina Baker Kline is the third to tell a similar story about George HW Bush

(Newser) - Different woman, same joke . A third person, this one an author, has come forward to detail how George HW Bush groped her during a photo op. Christina Baker Kline writes in Slate about her encounter with Bush at a literacy fundraiser in Houston in 2014. As she and her... More »

Bodyguard: I Saw DJ Reach Under Swift's Skirt

He testifies on 4th day of civil trial

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's former bodyguard testified Friday that he saw a DJ reach under her skirt a moment before a photographer snapped their picture during a meet-and-greet where the singer says the radio host groped her, the AP reports. Security guard Greg Dent, who no longer works for Swift, said... More »

Swift: DJ 'Stayed Attached to My Bare Ass-Cheek'

Singer testifies in groping lawsuit

(Newser) - Taylor Swift testified Thursday that a former radio DJ reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed her backside underneath her skirt during a meet-and-greet photo session before a 2013 concert in Denver, the AP reports. "He stayed attached to my bare ass-cheek as I lurched away from him,"... More »

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