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Moonves Gives Up on Severance Pay Fight
Moonves, CBS End $120M Fight

Moonves, CBS End $120M Fight

Former CEO fired over sexual assault allegations had sought severance pay

(Newser) - Les Moonves, the former CBS chief executive who was forced out after being accused of sexual harassment and abuse in a period spanning decades, has dropped his attempt to recover $120 million in severance pay. Moonves filed for arbitration in January 2019 over the money after the CBS board decided...

Woman Beats Boss With Mop, Becomes Hero
Woman Beats Boss
With Mop, Becomes Hero
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Woman Beats Boss With Mop, Becomes Hero

Official in China fired over alleged harassment

(Newser) - A woman who took matters—and a mop—into her own hands after alleged workplace harassment is being hailed as a hero by Internet users in China. In a 14-minute video , the government employee in northeast China hits her boss with a mop, pours water on him, and throws books...

FBI Employees Were Afraid to Report Harassment By Supervisor

James Hendricks was allowed to retire at full benefits

(Newser) - One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks' hands when he reached for her legs and breasts. Another went home shaken after he tugged on her ear and kissed her cheek during a closed-door meeting. And when Hendricks went on to lead the FBI'...

She Found Her Dream Job at Google, Learned a Lesson

Emi Nietfeld: 'After I quit, I promised myself to never love a job again'

(Newser) - Emi Nietfeld landed her dream job as a Google software engineer in 2015. And as she recounts in a New York Times op-ed, it was much more than a job to her—it was a lifestyle that she embraced. "I ate all my meals at the office," she...

Trump's Vaccine Chief Fired for 'Unacceptable' Behavior

GSK says allegations of sexual harassment against Slaoui were 'substantiated'

(Newser) - A swift fall from grace for Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who led the Trump's administration's Operation Warp Speed effort to develop and distribute COVID vaccines: Slaoui has been fired as chairman of the board of directors at Galvani Bioelectronics over sexual harassment allegations, NBC reports. GlaxoSmithKline, Galvani's parent...

Staffer Fired Over Lewd Act at Aussie Lawmaker's Desk

PM Scott Morrison's bad month is only getting worse

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched across Australia last week to protest the sexual abuse and harassment of women, including the former adviser who says she was raped in March 2019 in Parliament House. Brittany Higgins—the first of five women to make such a claim, per the Washington Post...

Latest Cuomo Accuser Still Works for Him, Backs Up Groping Claim

Alyssa McGrath says she's friends with unnamed co-worker who says Cuomo groped her

(Newser) - A group of current and former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have accused him of sexual harassment in the workplace, but for the first time, one who still works for him is now publicly speaking out. Alyssa McGrath details for the New York Times a "series of...

Why Andrew Cuomo's Hands Are Causing a Stir

One of NY governor's accusers says he often made sexually suggestive remarks about them

(Newser) - As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom for more than four hours with investigators working for the state attorney general's office. During the interview, Charlotte Bennett revealed new details about Cuomo's...

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

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...

6th Cuomo Accuser Comes Forward
More Bad News
for Andrew Cuomo

More Bad News for Andrew Cuomo

Current female aide says he touched her inappropriately at the governor's mansion

(Newser) - A female aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward with another accusation of sexual harassment, his sixth. The woman, a member of the governor's Executive Chamber staff, says she was called to the governor's mansion to help Cuomo late last year, and while there, he...

Top Lawmaker Calls for Cuomo to Resign

New York Gov. says that would be 'anti-democratic'

(Newser) - The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes , the AP reports. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the...

Lawmakers Expel Colleague for Pattern of Harassment

Moving women away from him, North Dakota legislator says, punishes the women trying to do their job

(Newser) - The North Dakota House on Thursday voted to expel a lawmaker accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol, the first such expulsion in state history. Members voted 69-25 to expel Rep. Luke Simons, a Republican from Dickinson, for a pattern of behavior they said stretched back to...

Cuomo on Allegations: I Had No Idea Women Were Offended

New York governor says he 'never touched anyone inappropriately'

(Newser) - In his first comments to reporters since Feb. 22, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has "learned an important lesson" in the wake of a trio of sexual harassment claims. Cuomo said he "never knew at the time he was making anyone uncomfortable" and feels "awful"...

3rd Cuomo Accuser Comes Forward
Third Woman Accuses Cuomo

Third Woman Accuses Cuomo

As Chris Cuomo says he cannot cover his brother's scandal

(Newser) - The accuser count now stands at three for Andrew Cuomo. Anna Ruch, 33, tells the New York Times that at a wedding in September 2019, the New York governor put his hand on her bare lower back just after meeting her for the first time. She removed it, and he...

Cuomo Apologizes: 'Jokes' Were 'Misinterpreted'

But continues to deny inappropriate touching amid sexual harassment controversy

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized Sunday night in the wake of his sexual harassment scandal, but continued to deny any inappropriate behavior took place. "At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny. I do, on occasion, tease people in...

Cuomo Asks AG to Appoint Attorney to Investigate Claims
AG Rejects Cuomo's Plan
for Harassment Probe

AG Rejects Cuomo's Plan for Harassment Probe

Letitia James says the responsibility is hers

(Newser) - After a plan by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to have a retired federal judge review sexual harassment allegations against him drew criticism, Cuomo’s office on Sunday asked that the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge appoint an independent attorney to investigate claims. “We will...

Damning Report Details Claims Against Freshman Congressman

Dozens of ex-college classmates allege sexual misconduct by Madison Cawthorn to BuzzFeed

(Newser) - Madison Cawthorn spoke at CPAC on Friday, as well as voted by proxy against President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill . But there's another reason the 25-year-old North Carolina congressman's name is now in headlines. BuzzFeed News interviewed more than two dozen former classmates, as well...

Ex-Cuomo Aide: Harassment Started When I First Met Him

Lindsay Boylan says she experienced years of harassment from NY governor

(Newser) - Lindsey Boylan says that even before she began working for a state development agency in New York, people warned her to watch out for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In an essay posted on Medium Wednesday, she describes the sexual harassment she experienced in the following years, which she says started soon...

Ex-Cuomo Aide: He 'Sexually Harassed Me for Years'

'There is simply no truth to these claims,' NY governor's rep says of Lindsey Boylan's allegations

(Newser) - A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who's now running for Manhattan borough president accused him of sexual harassment in a series of tweets Sunday, saying he made inappropriate comments about her appearance. Lindsey Boylan tweeted that the Democratic governor "sexually harassed me for years. Many...

'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...

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