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Man Who Inspired
Sued Over Alleged
Oct 10, 2023 8:37 AM CDT
Man Who Inspired Anti-Trafficking Film Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse
Tim Ballard, subject of 'Sound of Freedom' movie, is hit with complaint by 5 women
- Five women on Monday sued the founder of an anti-child-trafficking group that inspired a popular movie this year, alleging he sexually manipulated, abused, and harassed them on overseas trips designed to lure and catch child sex traffickers. Tim Ballard's life story and work with Operation Underground Railroad inspired
MSU Head Coach Fired
for 'Moral Turpitude'
Sep 27, 2023 12:58 PM CDT
MSU Head Coach Fired for 'Moral Turpitude'
Mel Tucker admitted masturbating during phone call with sexual assault prevention activist
- Michigan State University has officially fired head football coach Mel Tucker for breaking the moral turpitude clause of the record $95 million contract he signed in 2021. Tucker was suspended earlier this month following a
report on sexual harassment allegations from Brenda Tracy, a rape survivor and activist...
Sep 22, 2023 2:28 AM CDT
Woman Describes Alleged Disturbing Encounter With Russell Brand
Says the comedian exposed himself to her, then joked about it on radio show
- In the wake of sexual assault accusations against Russell Brand , a woman is describing a disturbing encounter she says she had with the comedian in 2008. While working in Los Angeles at a media company housed in a building also used by the BBC for its LA office, she says...
Man Accused of Groping
Reporter During Broadcast
Sep 14, 2023 7:27 AM CDT
Man Accused of Groping Reporter During Broadcast
Incident has added to outrage over sexism in Spain
- A man who appeared to grope a reporter during a live broadcast in Spain has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. Video shows the man apparently groping Isa Balado's rear as she reported on a robbery in Madrid on Tuesday, Reuters reports. She tried to continue the broadcast...
In This City, an App Keeps
Beach Harassers at Bay
Sep 5, 2023 10:55 AM CDT
In This City, an App Keeps Beach Harassers at Bay
Safer Plage app sends mediators to contend with obnoxious beachgoers in Marseille, France
- Women in one French resort community are sick of being harassed while getting some rays on the beach—and now, there's an app to help them fend off such harassment.
reports that the Safer Plage (Safer Beach) app has been downloaded more than 1,300 times since...
Culture Is Toxic
Aug 28, 2023 4:45 PM CDT
Women Say Culture Is Toxic at Antarctica Post
AP conducts a lengthy investigation of sexual harassment, assault at a very remote outpost
- The howling winds and perpetual darkness of the Antarctic winter were easing when mechanic Liz Monahon at McMurdo Station grabbed a hammer. If those in charge weren't going to protect her from the man she feared would kill her, she figured she needed to protect herself. So she kept...
Backup Dancers Accuse
Lizzo of Sexual Harassment
Aug 1, 2023 5:35 PM CDT
Backup Dancers Accuse Lizzo of Sexual Harassment
Lawsuit says singer, management team created hostile work environment
- Lizzo is being sued by three former backup dancers who allege that the singer's private treatment of her staff was severely at odds with her public persona. Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis, and Noelle Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Lizzo, her production company, and dance team captain Shirley Quigley Tuesday,...
After Groping Ruling,
Italians Share Unsettling Videos
Jul 12, 2023 6:50 PM CDT
After Groping Ruling, Italians Share Unsettling Videos
Judges acquitted man because groping of teen only lasted around 10 seconds
- "Palpata breve," meaning "a brief groping," and the #10secondi hashtag are trending on social media in Italy after the acquittal of a school janitor accused of groping a 17-year-old girl. The teen, a student at a Rome high school, said the man put his hand inside...
Ex-Aide: Giuliani Bullied Me
Into Sex, Sold $2M Pardons
May 16, 2023 6:41 AM CDT
Ex-Aide: Giuliani Bullied Me Into Sex, Sold $2M Pardons
Former employee sues in New York, seeking $10M
- A former employee of Rudy Giuliani claims he "continually pressured her into sex" as part of a wide-ranging lawsuit, which also details alleged efforts to sell presidential pardons for $2 million. Noelle Dunphy, who served as director of business development for several companies owned by Giuliani beginning in January...
Dec 7, 2022 5:07 PM CST
Biden Signs NDA Limits Into Law
Legislation came out of #MeToo movement and was pushed by Gretchen Carlson
- President Biden signed into law on Wednesday legislation limiting the sweep of confidentiality agreements that can be used to keep victims of sexual harassment in the workplace from speaking out. The president tweeted that the legislation will "increase access to justice," Deadline reports. The legislation, which came out...
Lawmaker Sues Over Photo of
Campaign Manager's Erection
Oct 26, 2022 1:26 PM CDT
Lawmaker Sues Over Photo of Campaign Manager's Erection
Florida Rep. Jackie Toledo alleges sexual harassment by Fred Piccolo
- A Florida lawmaker accuses her former campaign manager, a high-profile Republican strategist in the state, of sending her "unwanted, unsolicited, inappropriate, and grossly offensive" texts in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed Monday. The suit filed in Hillsborough County by Republican state Rep. Jackie Toledo includes various images that she...
Is a 'Fact of Life'
in case you missed it
Sep 4, 2022 12:55 PM CDT
In Antarctica, Sexual Misconduct Is a 'Fact of Life'
National Science Foundation report: Sexual assault, harassment ongoing at US research bases
- Sexual misconduct is alive and well on all seven continents. That's one takeaway from a new report commissioned by the National Science Foundation that concentrates on such accounts coming in from the bottom of the Earth. It identified an "ongoing, continuing" issue of "sexual harassment, stalking, and...
28 Arrested in Viral
Video of Men Beating
Women in Restaurant
Aug 30, 2022 1:57 AM CDT
28 Arrested in Viral Video of Men Beating Women in Restaurant
Footage of women brutally attacked put gender-based violence back in spotlight
Twenty-eight people have been charged in the June assault on multiple women at a restaurant in China that sparked outrage regarding violence against women in the country. Authorities say the incident and charges are connected to gang activity in the area, the
reports. Authorities had previously said...
Aug 1, 2022 4:51 PM CDT
Browns QB Deshaun Watson Suspended for 'Egregious' Conduct
He's out for 6 games and banned from using non-club-directed massage therapy
This story has been updated with Robinson's remarks
. Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games Monday after being accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments, in what a disciplinary officer said was behavior "more egregious than any before reviewed...
Jul 23, 2022 7:03 AM CDT
Amid Misconduct Probe, WWE's McMahon Is Retiring
With nary a mention of sexual harassment investigation, longtime CEO steps down at 77
- World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon announced Friday he is retiring amid an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the flamboyant showman who turned a small wrestling company into a worldwide entertainment business. In a brief statement, McMahon said he is retiring as the company's chairman and CEO. He noted...
Batali's Sex Misconduct Trial
Starts, With One Decision Made
May 9, 2022 10:55 AM CDT
Batali's Sex Misconduct Trial Starts, With One Decision Made
Celebrity chef opts for judge to decide his fate, not a jury
- Celebrity chef Mario Batali has waived his right to a jury trial and is opting to have a judge decide his fate in his sexual misconduct trial in Boston. Batali confirmed the decision to Boston Municipal Court Justice James Stanton as the trial opened Monday morning, per the AP . In...
Company Sold Dream of Fame.
Dancers Call It a Nightmare
Apr 23, 2022 4:05 PM CDT
Company Sold Dream of Fame. Dancers Call It a Nightmare
Some dancers say they were sexually assaulted by Break The Floor Productions' instructors
- Every year, one of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to 300,000 dance students it draws to packed hotel ballrooms across the US and Canada for weekend workshops and competitions. But behind the bright lights and pulsing music, some dancers say they...
Apr 14, 2022 2:15 PM CDT
Molly Shannon Recounts Ugly Incident With Gary Coleman
She says the late star sexually harassed her years ago in hotel room
- Molly Shannon is making the rounds promoting her new memoir, and she spoke to Howard Stern about a disturbing incident with the late Gary Coleman at the start of her career. The 57-year-old recalls that she had just landed the same agent as Coleman, who at the time was a...
No One's Sure Why Andrew
Cuomo Just Put Out This Ad
Mar 1, 2022 9:15 AM CST
No One's Sure Why Andrew Cuomo Just Put Out This Ad
Promo, which suggests sexual harassment case was politically motivated, spurs speculation
- Andrew Cuomo wasn't forced to resign from the New York governor's office because of a credible sexual harassment case but rather "political attacks," according to a new ad campaign. Per the
New York Times
, Cuomo's campaign is spending $369,000 to air a 30-second TV...
Decades Later, Jerry Lewis'
Co-Stars Are Still Haunted
in case you missed it
Feb 27, 2022 5:15 PM CST
Decades Later, Jerry Lewis' Co-Stars Are Still Haunted
They speak to 'Vanity Fair' about sexual abuse by the actor
- Comedian Jerry Lewis had film audiences laughing, but often not the women who starred alongside him. Several of the late comedian's female co-stars tell
that he subjected them to degrading mistreatment, including sexual assault. Karen Sharpe, who played Lewis' love interest in 1964's
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