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Blind Teacher Out of Job for 'Using Listerine'

Steven Sloan is described as devastated

(Newser) - A well-known blind gym teacher has lost his job over what he says was Listerine and an innocent joke—but others aren't seeing it the same way, the New York Post reports. Steven Sloan, who taught at PS 102 in New York City, was accused by the city Department... More »

After 3 Attacks, Woman Turns to Facebook to Find Perp

Lyndsey Aho creates sketch and posts it online

(Newser) - Lyndsey Aho started carrying a knife and pepper spray after she says she was attacked three times by the same man near her apartment complex in Marlborough, Mass. The first time, she stumbled while walking "and he grabbed me to steady me. But he grabbed me by the shoulder... More »

Allegations Against Notre Dame Tutor Get More Graphic

Report alleges she questioned student about frequency of sex with daughter

(Newser) - New allegations have emerged against a former Notre Dame academic coach who is accused of coercing a student into having a sexual relationship with her daughter. The unnamed complainant's lawyers yesterday released a six-page report by an investigator hired by the university that USA Today reports contains "graphic... More »

Notre Dame Tutor Made Students Have Sex With Daughter: Suit

Black plaintiff says sex trysts were 'racially motivated,' 'demeaning'

(Newser) - A black University of Notre Dame student says he was the victim of a "manipulative and predatory scheme" in which a white school employee coerced him into a sexual relationship with her daughter, the South Bend Tribune reports. A lawsuit filed against the school and the employee also alleges... More »

Planet-Hunting Professor Quits in Disgrace

UC Berkeley didn't punish him for groping students

(Newser) - One of the world's leading experts on planets outside our solar system has had to resign in disgrace because he couldn't keep his hands off female students. Astronomer Geoff Marcy stepped down from his professorship at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday after it emerged that a... More »

Signs 'Welcome' Freshman Girls in Worst Way Possible

Old Dominion University president decries 'freshman daughter drop off' banners

(Newser) - Students, college officials, and the public at large are infuriated after banners hung from a private house near Virginia's Old Dominion University "welcomed" this year's freshman class with banners described by WAVY as "upsetting." A photo captured in a screengrab by the Huffington Post (which... More »

Accuser: Cosby Gave Me Spiked Drink in Gucci Shoe

'A princess should always drink champagne out of a glass slipper,' he allegedly said

(Newser) - Three more women are accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault and harassment, and the details are among the most graphic yet. "It is my turn to take the empty chair," an emotional Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer said at a press conference yesterday in Gloria Allred's office, referring to... More »

Woman in Viral Catcall Video Sues Director

Shoshana Roberts says she's being victimized again

(Newser) - A woman who was the centerpiece of a video about street harassment in New York City has filed a lawsuit against its director and the organization that put it out. Shoshana Roberts filed her lawsuit in Manhattan, saying her performance and likeness were used for "advertising or trade without... More »

Cop Accused of Tossing Gross Fluid on Co-Worker

Michael Iscenko, 54, allegedly wanted woman's attention

(Newser) - A New York police sergeant allegedly tossed semen on a co-worker as way of saying that, gosh, he really likes her. Michael Iscenko, 54, is accused of throwing his spunk on an unidentified woman at the office where they work, the Grio reports. Iscenko had already expressed his interest to... More »

Woman Wins $18M From Wall Street Boss in Sex Case

Hanna Bouveng said Benjamin Wey coerced her into 4 sexual encounters

(Newser) - A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal, and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury yesterday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power as owner of New York... More »

Penn State Suspends Frat for 3 Years for Nude Pics, Hazing

Kappa Delta Rho booted from campus for 'deeply troubling activities'

(Newser) - A secret Facebook page with photos of nude women, hazing, and a slew of other activities that "promoted a culture of harassing behavior and degradation of women" have led Penn State to suspend the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity for three years, the AP reports. The university's decision, outlined... More »

Reporter Strikes Back at Hecklers Yelling 'FHRITP'

Canadian fired for harassing woman on-air

(Newser) - Yelling the obscene phrase known by the acronym FHRITP into a reporter's microphone isn't a prank, it is sexual harassment and it can cost you your job, a Canadian man discovered this week. After the phrase was shouted at CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt outside a Toronto FC soccer... More »

2 TSA Screeners Fired Over Groping Scheme

CBS Denver: Male employee got help to perform patdowns on attractive men

(Newser) - TSA would have us believe that all its screeners are professionals who would never, ever stoop to gawking at our X-rayed private parts or, maybe worse, copping a feel. CBS Denver , however, reports that two screeners at Denver's airport have been fired after their groping scheme was uncovered. It... More »

Ashley Judd Pressing Charges Over Abusive Tweets

Actress got deluged while rooting for Kentucky

(Newser) - Ashley Judd isn't just complaining about a slew of vulgar tweets she received, she's pressing charges. The actress was watching her beloved Kentucky Wildcats take on Arkansas Sunday when she sent out a tweet accusing Arkansas of playing dirty, reports the Chicago Tribune . Cue the avalanche of abusive... More »

Harvard Agrees to Revise Its Sexual Assault Policy

Some Harvard Law profs warn new policy lacks fairness, due process

(Newser) - Harvard Law reached a settlement yesterday with the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, in which it agreed to update its sexual harassment policy to change how it responds to sexual assault cases. The update, however, is likely to make the law school's approach more similar to the... More »

American Apparel Boots Founder, Gets Female CEO

Dov Charney loses consultant role

(Newser) - American Apparel has fired founder Dov Charney and named longtime fashion executive Paula Schneider to be its first female CEO. The company's board voted to oust Charney as CEO in June , citing allegations of misconduct. He was suspended but still served as a consultant to American Apparel. The company,... More »

Report: 11 Sailors Watched Sub Shower Videos

3 or 4 women recorded in 7 cellphone videos

(Newser) - The command investigation into the Navy's submarine shower scandal doesn't just concern the one man believed to have made the videos of females aboard the sub. According to an investigative report, 11 sailors are alleged to have seen the videos. There are seven videos in total; likely shot... More »

MIT: 'Beloved' Prof Sexually Harassed Student

Online lectures of retired physics prof Walter Lewin removed

(Newser) - A retired MIT physics professor described by the Tech as "a beloved teacher and minor Internet star" might see that star begin to fade. The university is undertaking a "complete separation" from Walter Lewin, per the school's provost, following an internal investigation of a student's sexual... More »

Navy: Female Submariners Secretly Filmed in Shower

They were among first women to serve on subs

(Newser) - A big scandal for the Navy's submarine integration program: Some of the first women ever to serve on American subs were secretly recorded showering on the USS Wyoming, reports the Navy Times . The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating a 24-year-old male officer who is accused of recording the... More »

'Adult Frat House Culture' Pervades Zillow: Lawsuit

Suit accuses company of harassment

(Newser) - Sexual harassment is rampant at Zillow, alleges a former employee in a lawsuit, pointing to an "adult frat house culture" at the online real-estate firm. The suit, which accuses the company of harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation, was brought by former sales consultant Rachel Kremer, the Recorder reports. It... More »

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