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Lawmaker Kills Himself After Woman's Accusation

She said Dan Johnson molested her when she was 17

(Newser) - A state lawmaker in Kentucky under investigation for allegedly molesting a teenager posted a farewell message on Facebook and shot himself Wednesday night, police say. Rep. Dan Johnson died in what the coroner says was a "probable suicide" after posting that the accusations were false and only God knows... More »

Morgan Spurlock Admits to Harassment, Rape Allegation

Director verbally harassed female assistant, was accused of rape in college

(Newser) - "If I'm going to truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it's time for me to be truthful as well," writes documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock alongside what TMZ calls "a shocking list of confessions." In a... More »

Tavis Smiley Suspended, Says, 'This Has Gone Too Far'

PBS host vows to fight back after sexual misconduct claims

(Newser) - Another TV host has been suspended amid accusations of sexual misconduct—and PBS has another hole in its schedule. The broadcaster announced Wednesday that production of Tavis Smiley's self-titled late-night show was suspended with immediate effect after an outside investigation of "troubling allegations" uncovered "multiple, credible allegations... More »

USA Today May Have Written Most Anti-Trump Editorial Yet

'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

(Newser) - Wow, tell us how you really feel USA Today . The newspaper absolutely unloaded on President Trump in an editorial Wednesday that is drawing attention for its scathing language. For instance: "A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets... More »

Marshall Faulk Among 3 Suspended by NFL Network

Former female employee makes sexual misconduct allegations

(Newser) - A wrongful dismissal lawsuit has hit the sports world with some of its first high-profile sexual misconduct claims since the #MeToo movement was sparked. Jami Cantor, a wardrobe stylist fired by NFL Network in 2016, claims she was harassed by players-turned-analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor, Eric Davis, Donovan... More »

Talk in GOP Rep's Office, per Ex-Aides: Strip Clubs, Breasts

Blake Farenthold also accused of 'acts of aggression or rage'

(Newser) - It isn't just talk of "sexual fantasies" and "wet dreams" that allegedly permeates Rep. Blake Farenthold's office. Though the Republican congressman from Texas has denied wrongdoing after paying $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim three years ago, two former aides tell... More »

Trump Tweets About Female Accusers

'Fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met'

(Newser) - President Trump said nothing on the subject Monday as four out of at least a dozen women who've accused him of sexual misconduct reiterated their allegations and called on Congress to investigate their claims. That changed Tuesday, and followed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's call on the president to resign,... More »

New Misconduct Allegations: 'It's Batali. And It's Bad'

Four women come forward to describe groping to Eater

(Newser) - The latest lengthy dive into allegations of sexual misconduct comes via Eater —and, as the publication suggests, involves a chef. Mario Batali has been named by four unnamed women as having touched them inappropriately "in a pattern of behavior that appears to span at least two decades"; Eater... More »

Spacey Accused of Groping Princess's Hubby

Ari Behn says misconduct occurred at 2007 Nobel Peace Prize concert

(Newser) - As co-host of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Kevin Spacey rubbed elbows with Norway's Princess Martha Louise and her husband, who was seated beside him. But Ari Behn says Spacey also rubbed something else. In an interview with Norwegian radio station P4 , Behn, 45—who was... More »

Dylan Farrow: No #MeToo Reckoning for My Father

Farrow says same system that protected Harvey Weinstein continues to shield Woody Allen

(Newser) - Last year Ronan Farrow slammed the media for protecting his father, Woody Allen, on the sexual abuse allegations surrounding him. Now Farrow's sister, Dylan Farrow, who has detailed the abuse she says she suffered at Allen's hands, takes to the Los Angeles Times to muse on the #MeToo... More »

After Franken Accuser No. 7, Democrats Tell Him to Go

More than a dozen Democratic senators have called for Franken to step down

(Newser) - The heat is intensifying on Al Franken. After another woman, the seventh, came forward with allegations, Kirsten Gillibrand and other female Democratic senators called on him to resign Tuesday, reports the Washington Post . "While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it... More »

National Enquirer Editor Accused of Misconduct

The AP talks to former employees of Dylan Howard

(Newser) - An editor who specializes in the scandal of others is experiencing it from the opposite end of the spectrum. The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly, and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives, and forced women to... More »

Woman Has New Proof of Relationship With Roy Moore

She is furious that he called her a liar

(Newser) - Debbie Wesson Gibson used to have fond memories of the relationship she says she had with Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34. Not anymore. The Alabama woman says that in recent comments, Moore effectively called her a liar which made her decide to share a recent... More »

John Oliver, Dustin Hoffman Spar on Sex Misconduct Claims

Heated conversation happened at anniversary screening of 'Wag the Dog'

(Newser) - As far as Dustin Hoffman is concerned, allegations about him sexually harassing a teen assistant on a movie set in the mid-'80s are a whole lot of nothing—but John Oliver made it into something Monday night. Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, was moderating a 20th-anniversary... More »

PBS Names Replacement for Charlie Rose

Christiane Amanpour's CNN show will be repackaged

(Newser) - PBS is welcoming Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, as an interim replacement for Charlie Rose, who was fired by both CBS and PBS last month after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. Amanpour on PBS—a repackaged version of the veteran journalist's show on CNN... More »

Accuser of Met Opera Director: Abuse 'Really Messed Me Up'

James Levine has been suspended after 3 men come forward with allegations

(Newser) - New York's Metropolitan Opera says it has suspended longtime conductor James Levine amid accusations of sexual misconduct going back almost 50 years. Levine, 74, was suspended Sunday after two more men came forward with accusations following a report that he abused a teenager in the 1980s, the New York ... More »

Calls for Dem Lawmaker to Resign Over New Allegations

Former aide says Rep. Kihuen sexually harassed her in 2016

(Newser) - Another Democratic lawmaker is facing calls to resign after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. A woman who served as Ruben Kihuen's finance director during his 2016 campaign tells BuzzFeed the representative from Nevada repeatedly asked her for dates and sex despite her constant rejections. The woman, who was 25 at... More »

Sources Say NBC Won't Pay Settlement to Matt Lauer

Network is refusing to budge

(Newser) - Matt Lauer has been fired for what NBC says was "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace"—but unlike other news anchors fired for sexual misconduct, the former Today host won't have a fat paycheck coming his way. Sources tell Variety that NBC staffers were told at a... More »

Airline Accused of Ignoring Sexual Harassment of Passenger

Mark Zuckerberg's sister says she was 'disgusted and degraded'

(Newser) - Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and sister of Mark, was flying from Los Angeles to Mexico recently when she says the man seated next to her started rating the bodies of female passengers, talking to her about touching himself, and telling her "Millennial women just aren't willing... More »

Beastie Boy Sides With Women Accusing His Playwright Father

Israel Horovitz, 78, says he has a 'different memory' of some of the allegations

(Newser) - The father of one of the Beastie Boys is the latest to be caught up in a sexual misconduct scandal, and the Beastie says he stands with the accusers. Nine women have lobbed allegations of sexual abuse and "violations of trust" against playwright Israel Horovitz, and the New York ... More »

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