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Female Engineer Is Fired After Calling Out Tesla

AJ Vandermeyden says it's retaliation for her allegations of harassment

(Newser) - A female engineer who said she endured sexual discrimination and harassment at Tesla is out of a job. The company has fired AJ Vandermeyden over the complaints, reports the Guardian . Tesla hired an outside attorney to investigate Vandermeyden's accusations, per Business Insider , and concluded that she was lying and... More »

2 Tough Headlines for Fox News

Bad news in the ratings department and the lawsuit department

(Newser) - Tuesday isn't shaping up to be a great news day for Fox News. Harassment lawsuits and sinking ratings are both making headlines:
  • Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes, the AP reports. The cases increase to
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At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers

He says he's coming after them, 'hell is coming with me'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes' grieving 17-year-son lashed out during his father's funeral service in Palm Beach on Saturday, vowing to clear his father's name and threatening to "come after" the women who accused the Fox News founder of sexually harassing them. "I want all the people who betrayed... More »

What Bill O'Reilly Had to Say About His Firing

He finds it 'tremendously disheartening'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's Fox News days are over , and he thinks it's a sad sign of the times. In a statement issued after Fox announced that it was parting ways with the top-rated host amid sexual harassment allegations, O'Reilly said he was proud to have led "... More »

Fox Reportedly Negotiating Bill O'Reilly's Exit

Sources say network ready to part ways with host

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's vacation from Fox News is set to become a permanent one, with insiders saying reps for O'Reilly and Fox have started negotiating an exit agreement for the host. Sources close to the network tell the Wall Street Journal and CNN , among others, that Fox is... More »

Trump on Bill O'Reilly: 'He Shouldn't Have Settled'

'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'

(Newser) - Advertisers may be ditching Bill O'Reilly at a dizzying rate , but the Fox News host still has President Trump in his corner. "I think he shouldn't have settled," Trump told reporters Wednesday, referring to a New York Times article over the weekend revealing the O'Reilly ... More »

Fox Scandal: More Ailes Allegations, O'Reilly Fallout

Mercedes-Benz is pulling ads

(Newser) - A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network's most popular on-air personality, Bill O'Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women, the AP reports. O'Reilly... More »

Subway's 'Penis Seat' Is Getting Some Attention

Mexico City takes on sexual harassment with eye-popping commuter prop

(Newser) - Shaking heads. Disgusted looks. Giggles. These are all reactions you'll spot in a YouTube video documenting a Mexico City subway experiment that definitely caught commuters' attention. In what's described as an empathy-building campaign, the city's government teamed up with UN Women to create the #NoEsDeHombres campaign (per... More »

O'Reilly Brushes Off NYT Report on Sexual Harassment Claims

'I'm vulnerable to lawsuits'

(Newser) - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, the AP reports. O'Reilly posted the statement to... More »

Nude Photo Scandal Shakes Marine Corps

Servicewomen's photos shared without their consent

(Newser) - The Marine Corps has been shaken by a scandal involving photos of naked and scantily clad servicewomen, at least some of which were apparently shared without consent. The photos, along with obscene comments, were found on a private Facebook page called Marines United, which included many active-duty and retired Marines... More »

More Silicon Valley Sexism Accusations—This Time, Tesla

Employee files harassment suit against company on tail of complaints against Uber

(Newser) - Is it something leaking out from under the hood? First Uber was hit with sexism and harassment allegations ; now Tesla is under the microscope. But the difference between AJ Vandermeyden, who's just lodged a lawsuit against Elon Musk's electric-car giant for "pervasive harassment," and Susan Fowler,... More »

Women Claim Sex Was Prerequisite for Promotion at Kay, Jared

But class-action suit covering 69K workers covers pay, promotions discrimination

(Newser) - Women accusing managers at one of the nation's biggest jewelry companies of sexual harassment say that bosses called demanding sex in return for promotion "going to the big stage." In around 250 declarations filed as part of a huge class-action suit against Sterling Jewelers, owner of the... More »

Top Exec Quits Uber After Harassment Claim Surfaces

Sources say he didn't tell company why he left Google

(Newser) - A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to the tech blog Recode , Singhal failed to disclose that he'd left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation. Singhal denied the allegation and said he left... More »

Eric Holder Gets New Job With Uber

He'll head investigation into sex harassment at Uber

(Newser) - Eric Holder isn't just preparing to fight President Trump's administration on behalf of California . He's also heading what Uber CEO Travis Kalanick calls an "urgent investigation" into claims that the ride-sharing service discriminated against a female engineer while ignoring her complaints of sexism and harassment , reports... More »

Ex-Uber Engineer Describes 'Horrifying' Workplace Sexism

CEO calls for urgent investigation after Susan Fowler's blog post

(Newser) - Uber CEO Travis Kalanick promised an "urgent investigation" Sunday night after a former employee's blog post described the company as an uber-sexist place to work. In the post, engineer Susan Fowler calls her year at Uber "strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying," recounting how on her first... More »

Bill O'Reilly Allegedly Made 'Sexual' Phone Calls to Ex-Host

Fox News quietly settled sexual harassment claims in September

(Newser) - A former Fox News host reached a six-figure settlement with the network in September after accusing Bill O'Reilly, as well as the network's co-president, of sexual harassment. The allegations and settlement were made public this week by Law Newz and the New York Times , which spoke to sources... More »

Officer Says Boss Sexually Harassed Him, and He's Suing

But Philip Kozlowski isn't suing her; he's suing Wayne County Sheriff's Department

(Newser) - If the roles had been reversed, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office might have reacted differently. But Philip Kozlowski says it outright ignored his claims that a female superior sexually harassed him over the course of a year. In a lawsuit filed in Detroit, Kozlowski, 53, says his boss offered... More »

Steve Bannon Once Ran an Eco-Experiment. It Didn't Go Well

Admitted in 1996 trial to calling female worker 'bimbo,' threatening to ram memo down her 'f---ing throat'

(Newser) - While Donald Trump's choice of "terrifying man" Steven Bannon as his chief strategist is causing wide denouncement , an ecological and sociological experiment he took part in more than 20 years ago is bubbling up, complete with lawsuits and allegations of threats and sexual harassment, reports the Arizona Republic ... More »

Journalism Prof Backs Up Writer's Trump-Assault Story

Prof says he told Natasha Stoynoff to keep quiet

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have suggested Natasha Stoynoff wasn't attractive enough to assault , but the People writer has half a dozen people backing up her account that he forced his tongue down her throat during a 2015 interview at his Florida estate—including her old journalism professor. Paul McLaughlin, who... More »

Student: I Wrote Wrong Instructor Name, Got Accused of Sexual Harassment

University of Tennessee says it's investigating

(Newser) - "Sarah Jackson" is apparently the name of a pornographic model. If you weren't previously aware of that, well, neither was Keaton Wahlbon, and his ignorance of that fact just got him into hot water at the University of Tennessee. Wahlbon is a student in Professor Bill Deane's... More »

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