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Tarantino: 'Anything I Say Now Will Sound Like Crappy Excuse'

He wishes he'd taken a stand against Weinstein

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino has spoken out against his longtime friend and collaborator Harvey Weinstein—but he admits that it's too little, too late. Tarantino tells the New York Times that he "knew enough to do more than I did" and he now wishes he had stepped up and refused... More »

Dov Charney's Take on Sex With Co-Workers: 'UNAVOIDABLE!'

American Apparel founder has new brand, same creepy vibe

(Newser) - Dov Charney once ran a pioneering clothing company. Now he sleeps on a mattress on a factory floor. At the Guardian , Hadley Freeman digs deeper into the American Apparel founder's downfall and what he hopes will be his resurrection. Fired from American Apparel in 2014 following accusations of sexual... More »

Bachelor in Paradise May Be Done For

Contestant lawyers up over concerns she was too drunk to consent

(Newser) - Bachelor in Paradise might be done for good following allegations of misconduct on the set of the ABC show in Mexico. Warner Bros. is investigating and has only promised to "take appropriate responsive action." But Bachelor-spoiler site Reality Steve reports the show's fourth season is now "... More »

Woman Had Sex With Underage Football Players: Charges

Authorities say Mary Fletcher met the teens at a team photo shoot

(Newser) - A 42-year-old California woman was arrested this week on suspicion of having sex with three underage high-school football players, People reports. Mary Fletcher, a dental assistant, was helping a photographer during a photo shoot for the Mt. Shasta High School football team last summer. Authorities say that's where she... More »

Attorneys for Trump's Accusers Have a Message for Him

'Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Trump': lawyer Gloria Allred on his threats to sue

(Newser) - Jessica Drake is the latest woman (No. 11, by Variety and NBC News' count) to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, claiming that the GOP nominee hugged her tightly and kissed her after a 2006 golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Calif., then tried to offer her $10,000 to return... More »

10th Woman Accuses Trump of Groping

Karena Virginia says he touched her breast after 1998 US Open

(Newser) - Another woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriately touching her—and to then be called a liar by the Trump campaign. Karena Virginia, a yoga instructor and life coach, appeared with attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference in New York Thursday, where she accused Trump of... More »

College Student Expelled Over Sexual Misconduct Sues

He says University of Michigan needed to define 'intoxicated' vs. 'incapacitated'

(Newser) - An unnamed University of Michigan student expelled in June for violating the school's sexual misconduct policy is suing, Courthouse News Service reports. The student says he was only 13.5 credits shy of his degree when a University of Michigan appeals board ousted him based on an "unconstitutionally... More »

NPS Director: 'Zero Tolerance' for Sexual Misconduct at Parks

Park Service getting serious about sex harassment after Grand Canyon, Canaveral cases

(Newser) - Two well-publicized patterns of misconduct that went ignored for years now have the National Park Service hammering hard on a "zero tolerance" culture when it comes to sexual harassment—and Director Jonathan Jarvis isn't mincing words. Per the Washington Post , Jarvis sent an email Wednesday to about 22,... More »

Oakland Mayor Cans Top Cop After 6 Days

Woman now claims she had sexual contact with dozens of officers

(Newser) - Ben Fairow's reign as Oakland's top cop was, in a word, brief. Fairow—who replaced resigning police chief Sean Whent on Friday amid an investigation into possible underage sex and murder —was removed from his post Wednesday after just six days, reports the Los Angeles Times . During... More »

Alleged Underage Sex, Suicide, Possible Murder Inside Oakland Police

'The only officer I ever messed with underage is sadly gone'

(Newser) - A scandal involving alleged underage sex, suicide, and possible murder is exploding within the Oakland Police Department. The San Jose Mercury News reports it all started when Irma Huerta Lopez killed herself with a gun belonging to her husband, officer Brendan O'Brien, in 2014. Huerta Lopez's family believes... More »

Publicist Faces Claims of Sexual Misconduct From Female Musicians

'Dudes overlook it and keep hiring him'

(Newser) - The CEO of a PR firm representing many popular musicians—including Of Montreal, Killer Mike, GZA, and D'Angelo—has stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault from numerous women. New York Magazine reports the allegations against Heathcliff Berru of Life and Death PR started earlier this... More »

Boy, 5, in Trouble for 'Sexual Misconduct' —for Dropping Pants

Experts weigh in on school policy of reporting wrongdoing

(Newser) - An Arizona mom wants answers as to why her 5-year-old kindergartner now has a "sexual misconduct" stamp on his permanent school file. Erica Martinez says her son, Eric Lopez, pulled down his pants and exposed himself when another student at Ashton Ranch Elementary School "intimidated" him on the... More »

Ex-Staffer: SD Mayor Wanted Me to Work Sans Panties

Irene McCormack Jackson files lawsuit against Bob Filner

(Newser) - The first woman has come forward to detail the alleged sexual harassment she says she suffered at the hands of San Diego mayor Bob Filner , whom she is suing, NBC San Diego reports. "The past six months turned out to be the worst time of my entire working life,... More »

Culprit in a Third of Military's Top Brass Firings? Sex

Rise in ethical lapses alarms military

(Newser) - The US military has a sex problem. Sexual misconduct has been the leading reason for the firing of military commanders over the last eight years, accounting for almost one-third, or 78 of 255 firings since 2005, an AP analysis of statistics finds. Notably among them was Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair,... More »

Air Force Base Instructor Guilty of Sex Assaults

With 11 more instructors accused, case forces major review of Air Force

(Newser) - Staff Sgt. Luis Walker, an instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, was found guilty yesterday of raping one trainee and sexually assaulting several others, reports AP . Walker faces life in prison and a dishonorable discharge after being found guilty on 28 counts, including adultery, violating regulations, and committing sexual crimes... More »

Air Force Investigating Sex Crimes

One base has 31 accusations in less than 3 years

(Newser) - With 31 female recruits accusing a dozen instructors at Lackland Air Force Base of sexual misconduct over a two-and-a-half year period, the Air Force is launching an independent probe of its nationwide training practices, reports the Wall Street Journal . Six instructors at the base have been charged with an array... More »

Man Moves Family Into Stranger's Lake House

... and then the real owner shows up and calls police

(Newser) - You can't go home again—especially if it was never really your house. An 18-year-old man, his 15-year-old girlfriend, and her family were found in a stranger's multi-million dollar lake house in upstate New York. Todd Blauvelt Jr. apparently convinced everyone that he inherited the house from his... More »

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