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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 »

As Guys Harass Them, India Sisters Fight Back

Video of them using their belts goes viral

(Newser) - Two sisters getting harassed and touched by three men on a bus in India weren't getting any help from other passengers, so they took matters into their own hands: A video of them using their belts to beat the men has gone viral, reports the BBC . Police, meanwhile, have... More »

S. Korea Career Advice: Sex Harassment Is Cool, Ladies

This, courtesy of a government ministry

(Newser) - The country that brought us very wide and pink women-only parking spots is now offering up a little career advice for the ladies: As the Korea Herald reports, South Korea's Labor Ministry—yes, the government body tasked with matters pertaining to its workforce—offered up some presumably well-intentioned tips... More »

Dating App Tinder Demotes CEO

Sean Rad's demotion follows suit alleging 'frat-like' environment at company

(Newser) - It was a phone call Sean Rad wasn't expecting to get last month: an FYI from IAC honcho Sam Yagan informing him Barry Diller's company was demoting him as CEO of Tinder, the business he co-founded. A Forbes exclusive today reveals that Rad is indeed out of the... More »

Worker: My Playgirl Spread Cost Me My Job

But company denies he was forced out after posing nude

(Newser) - A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its employees out of his job after it was discovered he had posed nude in Playgirl magazine. Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in May 2013 against ADP Inc. alleging sexual harassment. The company responded... More »

Woman in NYC Gets 108 Catcalls in 10 Hours

Video captures relentless comments

(Newser) - Video of a woman who walks around New York City for 10 hours makes one thing very clear: It can be "exhausting" to be a woman, observes Jessica Roy at New York mag. How else to describe what's it's like to listen to the relentless stream of... More »

MIT's Sexual Assault Survey Is Disturbingly Revealing

'Rare' report on attitudes finds distressing amount of victim-blaming

(Newser) - MIT has released the results of a sexual assault and sexual harassment survey that takes a look not only at the stats, but also at the incredibly detailed "experiences and attitudes" that accompany such cases on campus, the New York Times reports. At least 17% of undergrad women and... More »

Female Yahoo Exec Fires Back at Harassment Suit

She says female accuser was trying to save job, shares

(Newser) - The female Yahoo executive accused of coercing a female subordinate into sex has fired back with a lawsuit of her own, accusing former employee Nan Shi of making the whole story up for money. In the countersuit, Maria Zhang says she never had sex with Shi, whom she says concocted... More »

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