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Mark Cuban 'Embarrassed' by Damning Exposé of Team

'Sports Illustrated' alleges sexual harassment under former president Terdema Ussery

(Newser) - "It was a real life Animal House." That quote from a former employee of the Dallas Mavericks pretty much sums up the corporate culture of the NBA team as depicted in a new investigative piece by Sports Illustrated . The story pins much of the blame on former team... More »

Trump Slams Washington Post for Running 'False Accusation'

Rachel Crooks retells her accusation about a forcible kiss, and president denies

(Newser) - One of the women who has accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct retells her story in a front-page Washington Post feature that caught the attention of the president himself. "A woman I don't know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE... More »

Magazine Raises Idea of Impeaching Thomas

Jill Abramson makes the case in 'New York' because of his 'lies' under oath

(Newser) - Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson authors a controversial new cover story for New York magazine, and the headline pretty much explains all: "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The lengthy piece revisits the Supreme Court justice's infamous confirmation hearings, along with the allegations of... More »

#MeToo Lawmaker Faces 'Spin the Bottle' Accusation

Staffers say there was pressure to drink in Cristina Garcia's office

(Newser) - A former aide is suing California assemblywoman and #MeToo advocate Cristina Garcia, claiming the Democrat fired him for not wanting to play "spin the bottle" in her hotel room after a night of heavy drinking at a fundraiser in 2014. David John Kernick says he was written up for... More »

After Shaun White's Glory, He Has to Apologize Twice

Snowboarder sorry for belittling harassment lawsuit, dragging flag

(Newser) - Shaun White pulled off the impressive feat of winning a gold medal at his third different Olympics on Wednesday, but subsequent headlines haven't been all flattering for the all-world snowboarder. For one thing, his win has brought renewed attention to a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him in 2016.... More »

Upton: I Had 2 Options—Wiggle Away or Punch CEO of Guess

Supermodel details allegations against Paul Marciano in interview with 'Time'

(Newser) - Kate Upton didn't offer specifics when she posted a #MeToo tweet about Guess co-founder Paul Marciano last month, but now she's talking in an interview with Time . The supermodel says Marciano's pattern of sexual assault and harassment, which photographer Yu Tsai confirms he witnessed, took place starting... More »

Sex Harassment Allegations Take Down This CEO

Wayne Pacelle resigned post he has held since 2004 on Friday

(Newser) - During a seven-hour conference call on Thursday, the Humane Society's 31-person board voted to keep CEO Wayne Pacelle despite the sexual harassment allegations against him, losing seven board members in the process. One day later, they lost Pacelle, too. The New York Times reports that as donors and employees... More »

After Vote on CEO, 7 Humane Society Board Members Quit

Wayne Pacelle is accused of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - After the 31-person board of the Humane Society of the United States met Thursday to address sexual harassment allegations against CEO Wayne Pacelle, Pacelle still had his job—but the board only had 24 members left. Seven board members, including author Suzy Welch, stepped down immediately after the board voted... More »

State Lawmaker Earns Dubious Honor With a #MeToo Burn

Arizona Rep. Don Shooter may be first state lawmaker to be voted out for sex misconduct

(Newser) - The Arizona House voted Thursday to expel a Republican lawmaker after a report ordered by legislative leaders of his own party showed he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women. Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma is believed to be the first state lawmaker in the US to be... More »

Supermodel Kate Upton Goes After Fashion Giant

She accuses Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of 'sexually and emotionally' harassing women

(Newser) - Kate Upton, a former face of the fashion brand Guess, has taken to social media to accuse co-founder Paul Marciano of "sexually and emotionally" harassing women. "It's disappointing that such an iconic women's brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo,"... More »

Sex Misconduct Claims Hit Humane Society Higher-Ups

Including CEO Wayne Pacelle and ex-VP Paul Shapiro

(Newser) - "You believe these guys are the heroes," a former Humane Society employee says, that "they're going to be compassionate because they're speaking up for animals and you trust them." That trust was allegedly broken by at least two high-level animal-rights activists, including CEO Wayne... More »

Report: Clinton Protected Sexual Harasser on 2008 Campaign

Sources say she refused to fire her faith adviser

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton refused to fire a senior adviser on her 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a female staffer who shared an office with him, reports the New York Times , which spoke to former campaign officials and Clinton associates. Burns Strider, co-founder of the American Values... More »

Report: Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Had Everyone 'Petrified'

'WSJ' report features allegations of forced sex, harassment against RNC finance chair

(Newser) - A shocking report from the Wall Street Journal emerged Friday, detailing what it says "would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by one of Las Vegas' biggest casino moguls. Based on more than 150 interviews with past and current employees, as well as court records, the Journal... More »

Magazine Removes Franco From Hollywood Group Shot

While Oprah and Reese Witherspoon address extra limbs

(Newser) - The new Vanity Fair cover salutes "12 Extraordinary Stars, One Momentous Year" for Hollywood, but the original cover actually had 13 stars. The magazine digitally removed James Franco at the last minute because of his sexual harassment controversy , reports the Hollywood Reporter . "We made a decision not to... More »

Casey Affleck Pulls Out of Oscars

He 'didn't want to be a distraction'

(Newser) - In a break with tradition, last year's Best Actor winner will not be presenting the Best Actress award at this year's Oscars. Casey Affleck's win last year for Manchester by the Sea was controversial because of past accusations of sexual harassment , and sources tell Deadline that he... More »

$5M Suit: Simmons Knocked Me Down, Then 'Pounced'

Filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik says music mogul raped her at his LA home in 2016

(Newser) - At least a dozen women have already lobbed sexual harassment and rape allegations against music mogul Russell Simmons, and now another has come forward with her own sexual assault story—and she's suing. NBC News reports documentary filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik is seeking $5 million in damages from an assault... More »

Charity Behind 'Grope-Fest' Folds

Britain's Presidents Club to close after distributing remaining funds

(Newser) - The charity organization responsible for a dinner and auction that's been skewered in the British House of Commons this week will close its doors. Trustees of the 33-year-old Presidents Club announced Wednesday the organization will shut down once its remaining funds are "distributed in an efficient manner to... 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 »

Rep Denies Harassing Aide He Saw as 'Soul Mate'

He says he was only hostile because of ObamaCare

(Newser) - Rep. Pat Meehan admits that he told a much younger aide that he saw her as a "soul mate" and handled it badly when he found out she had a serious boyfriend—but he denies that his actions count as sexual harassment, even though his office secretly settled with... More »

MPR Reveals New Details of Garrison Keillor Allegations

Station says alleged misconduct was far more than a single touch

(Newser) - Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bare back. MPR said in a statement that Keillor was accused by a woman who worked... More »

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