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Report: FBI Has Launched Investigation of Ryan Adams

He's accused of sexting with underage fan

(Newser) - Fans once called Ryan Adams "the new Bob Dylan." But after allegations of sexual misconduct , he might become the new Anthony Weiner. Sources tell the New York Times that the FBI has launched an investigation of the singer and is trying to determine whether he broke the law... More »

Ryan Adams: NYT Account Is 'Upsettingly Inaccurate'

He issues apology 'to anyone I have ever hurt'

(Newser) - Ryan Adams appears to have calmed down since referring to New York Times journalists as "rats," and is now "resolved to work to be the best man I can be." The latter statement came Wednesday in response to accusations of sexual misconduct levied by the Times.... More »

3 More Women Accuse 'Revered Statesman' of Sexual Misconduct

Oscar Arias allegations span more than 30 years

(Newser) - Former Costa Rican leader Oscar Arias is beginning to go from revered to reviled as more women come forward with allegations of sexual assault. After antinuclear activist Alexandra Arce von Herold filed a sexual assault complaint against the former president over an alleged incident in 2014, three more women came... More »

Report: Before Death, Skater Was Accused of Misconduct With Minors

John Coughlin died by suicide Friday

(Newser) - John Coughlin, the US figure skating champion who took his own life Friday, was facing no fewer than three allegations of sexual misconduct, two of them involving minors, a source tells USA Today. The source says the US Center for SafeSport, which sanctioned Coughlin in December after an allegation involving... More »

Cardinal on Sex Abuse Allegations: They Slipped My Mind

One alleged victim isn't buying that story from DC's Donald Wuerl

(Newser) - Cardinal Donald Wuerl says there's a reason why he hasn't been completely forthcoming about abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the man who held the post before him: He forgot he knew about them, or at least some of them, per the Washington Post . That's the story the... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

NYPD Closed Sex Misconduct Cases Against Batali: Sources

But they could be reopened if more evidence pops up against celebrity chef

(Newser) - New York City cops reportedly have dropped their investigation of Mario Batali, at least for the time being. A law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday that the NYPD no longer has any open sexual-assault investigations against the 58-year-old celebrity chef, though there are varying reports on how many there... More »

Geoffrey Rush Danced Naked in Front of Me: OITNB Actress

Yael Stone comes forward with new allegations of inappropriate behavior against Australian actor

(Newser) - A new allegation of inappropriate behavior against Geoffrey Rush comes from a fellow Australian, who also happens to be a well-recognized face from Orange Is the New Black, reports Deadline . Yael Stone, the 33-year-old actress who plays Lorna Morello on the Netflix series, "is scared" and not sleeping, she... More »

One Part of Charlie Rose Lawsuit 'Resolved'

CBS News has settled, but the part of complaint that names Rose himself is still active

(Newser) - Dozens of women have accused Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct stretching back decades; there's now a bit of legal closure for a handful of them. A suit in New York state alleging the 76-year-old engaged in "blatant and repeated sexual harassment" of three former junior colleagues has been... More »

Cosby 'Ruined' 'Baby, It's Cold Outside': Songwriter's Daughter

Susan Loesser says father Frank Loesser would've been 'furious' at the hubbub over his song

(Newser) - A new person is weighing in on the controversy over a Christmas classic : the daughter of the man who wrote the song. Susan Loesser, 74, tells NBC News that songwriter Frank Loesser would've been "furious" at his tune being pulled from the radio, noting that it was a... More »

Report: CBS Boss Had Worker 'On Call' for Oral Sex

Lawyers say Moonves was 'evasive and untruthful'

(Newser) - Former CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves engaged in widespread sexual misconduct in the workplace, according to a report from lawyers the network hired to investigate allegations. Investigators were told by multiple CBS employees that Moonves kept a woman on the payroll "on call to perform oral sex,"... More »

Popular Holiday Song Cut in #MeToo Era

Cleveland's WDOK says 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is 'inappropriate'

(Newser) - A Cleveland radio station says it has stopped playing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" after listeners said the song heard on countless holiday playlists is inappropriate. They're certainly not the first to question the song's undertones and criticize the duet, in which one singer tries to persuade... More »

'Hundreds' of Texts Could Derail Les Moonves' $120M CBS Exit

'NYT' has details of new #MeToo accusation against the ex-CBS chief

(Newser) - A "monthslong cascade of hundreds of text messages" could cost Les Moonves $120 million. That's the crux of a New York Times expose that details a triangle with the former head of CBS, a floundering Hollywood manager, and an actress who once "radiated star power"—and... More »

Chef Charged With Indecent Exposure at Women's Event

SC's Mike Ray is seeking counseling after allegedly dropping his pants

(Newser) - Someone should tell Mike Ray that if he wants to be the "life of the party," he should try wearing a lampshade on his head, not dropping trou. At least not at an event for women-owned businesses, which is where WYFF reports the South Carolina chef allegedly decided... More »

Silverman: CK Masturbated in Front of Me, With My Blessing

Sarah Silverman is already walking back her new tale of her old friend

(Newser) - "Can you love someone who did bad things?" That was the query Sarah Silverman posed a year ago when her longtime pal, fellow comic Louis CK , got caught in the #MeToo maelstrom after admitting he'd masturbated in front of women. On Monday, on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show,... More »

Named Among 'S---ty Media Men,' Writer Hits Back

Stephen Elliott suing for $1.5M in damages

(Newser) - The women who anonymously contributed to a list of men in media accused of sexual misconduct could have their identities revealed if writer Stephen Elliott gets his way. He's one of 74 males included in the Google spreadsheet "S---ty Media Men" that circulated last October , and he filed... More »

Rose McGowan: I Spent 20 Years 'Plotting Revenge' for Weinstein

Actress also blasts Hollywood 'losers,' denies she called #MeToo 'a lie'

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Rose McGowan commemorated the anniversary of #MeToo, "one of the hardest years of my life" and "a year of triggering for so many." As for the movement itself, an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine over the weekend painted the 45-year-old actress as coming down... More »

Trump on 'Wacky' Al Franken: He Folded 'Like a Wet Rag'

President made his remarks at Minnesota rally Thursday night

(Newser) - It's been almost a year since Al Franken left the Senate after sexual misconduct allegations were lobbed against him by several women, and it's been nearly that long since President Trump last tweeted about the former Minnesota senator. On Thursday night, however, Trump paid a visit to Franken'... More »

16-Year-Old Gets 4.5 Years in Jail for Kissing 13-Year-Old

Turkish judge throws teen in the slammer for hugging, kissing girl in schoolyard

(Newser) - An expert report cites the "impulse of puberty" for a teen's actions that brought him to trial, but that excuse didn't get the 16-year-old off the hook for a sexual assault charge. The boy's crime of apparent passion, per Gulf News , was kissing a 13-year-old girl,... More »

Comey: Week Deadline Is 'Idiotic,' but FBI Can Do It

'It's not as hard as Republicans hope it will be'

(Newser) - If lawmakers really want to know the truth behind the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, giving the FBI only a week to conduct an investigation is "idiotic," James Comey writes in a New York Times op-ed—but he has faith in the agency's abilities. "If truth were the... More »

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