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Plane Passenger Accused of Groping 2 Women

Jairaj Singh Dhillon of California says he took an Ambien, can't remember alleged incidents

(Newser) - Another disturbing incident in the skies : A California man has been charged with groping two female passengers on a JetBlue flight out of Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say Jairaj Singh Dhillon of Modesto, 42, groped the thigh and groin of the woman sitting next to him about 30 minutes into...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Faces February Trial
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Enters Guilty Plea
updated

Cuba Gooding Jr. Enters Guilty Plea

Actor accused of groping women will avoid prison sentence

(Newser) - Update: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in a deal with prosecutors to one count of forcible touching, avoiding prison time after being accused of groping three women. He admitted to the judge that he "kissed the waitress on her lips" without her consent at a New York...

Lawyer: Harvard Wants Students to 'Shut Up' About Harassment

3 students sue, alleging university ignored complaints about professor John Comaroff

(Newser) - Harvard for years ignored sexual harassment complaints against a renowned professor who threatened to derail the careers of those who reported him, according to a new lawsuit. The suit, brought by three graduate students, claims officials failed to remove John Comaroff, a professor of anthropology and African and African American...

Chris Cuomo's Ex-Boss Reveals He Groped Her Butt

TV journalist Shelley Ross says CNN host must 'journalistically repent'

(Newser) - Sexual harassment allegations derailed the career of one Cuomo . A new allegation threatens to do the same to another. In a New York Times essay, Chris Cuomo's former boss at ABC News says the CNN host sexually harassed her in 2005 when both attended a colleague's going-away party...

After AG Report, a Criminal Complaint Against Cuomo

Filing by 'Executive Assistant #1' raises possibility NY governor will face criminal charges

(Newser) - If Andrew Cuomo thought the commotion might die down after New York state's attorney general released a report finding he'd sexually harassed at least 11 women, he may have been overly optimistic. A rep from the Albany County Sheriff's Office says one of the governor's accusers,...

AOC, Jerry Nadler Join the Push: Cuomo's Got to Go
Cuomo Just Lost Support
of a Pivotal Group
UPDATED

Cuomo Just Lost Support of a Pivotal Group

House Democrats from New York, including AOC, call for him to resign, but he refuses

(Newser) - As the Democratic Party turned sharply against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and he faces growing allegations of sexual harassment , he insisted Friday he wouldn’t resign and castigated politicians calling for him to quit as “reckless and dangerous” and engaging in “cancel culture," per the AP...

Alexander Wang Comments on Molestation Allegations

'Baseless and grotesquely false'

(Newser) - Designer Alexander Wang is responding to the molestation accusations leveled against him in no uncertain terms: "Over the last few days, I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations," the 37-year-old wrote in a statement delivered to the New York Times . "These...

'Unchecked Groping' Alleged at Calif. Homeless Shelters

ACLU sues cities, operators of 3 Orange County shelters

(Newser) - In March 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a report that suggested it was better to spend time in jail than in dirty, overcrowded Orange County homeless shelters. Residents at Anaheim's Bridges at Kraemer Place and Santa Ana's Courtyard Transitional Center and SAFEPlace shelters described feces covering...

Man Accused of Groping Reporter Is Charged With Sexual Battery

Thomas Callaway accused of touching Georgia reporter Alex Bozarjian during live TV broadcast

(Newser) - A Georgia man says he got "caught up in the moment" as he ran a road race last weekend, but a local TV reporter has now filed a criminal complaint against him. WSAV's Alex Bozarjian was working a live broadcast last Saturday on Savannah's Talmadge Bridge during...

Man Who Slapped Reporter's Butt Tries to Explain

Tommy Callaway says he got 'caught up in the moment'

(Newser) - The Georgia man accused of slapping a reporter's butt as she covered a race on live TV is trying to explain. In his first interview since the incident, Tommy Callaway, 43, tells Inside Edition he planned to wave at the TV camera as he ran by during Saturday's...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Now Has 22 Accusers
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Now Has 22 Accusers

Cuba Gooding Jr. Now Has 22 Accusers

Prosecutors reveal 7 new accusers in new court filing

(Newser) - A new court filing reveals seven more allegations against Cuba Gooding Jr., bringing the total number of women accusing the actor of groping to 22. The New York Times got a copy of the new filing and describes some of the alleged encounters, which date back to 2003:
  • A woman
...

Reporter After Being Groped on Live TV: 'You Violated Me'

Man in bridge run smacked Alexandrea Bozarjian's behind as he ran past

(Newser) - A reporter covering a race this weekend in Georgia got an unexpected, and unwelcome, greeting from one of the runners, and she and race organizers made clear they weren't happy about it. NBC News reports WSAV's Alexandrea Bozarjian was on the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah on Saturday, reporting...

Guy Charged With Sex Assault on Plane

Man on Utah-bound flight also charged with public intoxication

(Newser) - A Utah man accused of groping another passenger on a Salt Lake City-bound American Airlines flight that diverted to Tulsa for his arrest has been charged with abusive sexual contact. The man, identified in court records as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, was charged by federal prosecutors Friday. An FBI agent...

After Selfie With US Soccer Player, Fan Faces Lifetime Ban

Tigres fan is also the subject of a lawsuit

(Newser) - A fan is facing a lifetime ban from a Mexican soccer club and a criminal investigation after groping American player Sofia Huerta. The man was posing for a selfie with the 26-year-old midfielder, who’d helped propel the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League to a 2-1...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hit With New Charge

Actor must be arraigned on the new indictment before his sexual misconduct trial can begin

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he's facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial. At a court hearing in Manhattan, Assistant District Attorney Jenna Long revealed the charge is contained in...

Company Hopes to Deter Gropers With Invisible Ink
Gizmo to Deter Groping
Sells Out in 30 Minutes
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Gizmo to Deter Groping Sells Out in 30 Minutes

Device in Japan leaves a temporary mark in special ink

(Newser) - Just how bad is the problem of groping on public transportation in Japan? A new device meant as a deterrent sold out in a trial run of 500 in just 30 minutes, reports CNN . The device allows women to leave a mark of sorts on gropers—the idea is that...

Kevin Spacey Walks After Groping Case Falls Apart

The accuser's refusal to testify played a big role

(Newser) - The groping case against Kevin Spacey is over. Prosecutors dropped a sexual assault charge against the actor Wednesday after signs emerged that the prosecution's case was crumbling, CBS Boston reports. Spacey, 59, was accused of groping an 18-year-old bus boy in a Massachusetts restaurant in 2016, but texts apparently...

More Bad News for Kevin Spacey
More Bad
News for
Kevin
Spacey

More Bad News for Kevin Spacey

Accuser alleges assault, battery in new civil suit

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man has filed a civil lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey, whom he accuses of unzipping his pants and groping his genitals during a 2016 encounter. "As a result of defendant Kevin Spacey Fowler's explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct with the plaintiff, the plaintiff...

Kevin Spacey Accuser Can't Find Key Evidence

Lawyer says cellphone demanded by defense is missing

(Newser) - A man who says Kevin Spacey groped him at a bar on a Massachusetts resort island cannot find the cellphone he has been ordered to turn over to the defense, the accuser's attorney said Wednesday. Spacey's lawyers have demanded the phone so they can try to recover text...

Alleged In-Flight Groper Quotes the President

Florida's Bruce Alexander charged with abusive sexual contact

(Newser) - A Florida man accused of groping a woman's breast on a Southwest Airlines flight defended his alleged behavior Sunday, noting "the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts." Bruce Alexander of Tampa was nonetheless arrested and charged with...

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