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Fox Nation Host Files Sexual Harassment Suit

Britt McHenry says complaints were ignored

(Newser) - Roger Ailes is gone, but the sexual harassment allegations at Fox News live on. Fox Nation host Britt McHenry filed a lawsuit against the network and former co-host George "Tyrus" Murdoch on Tuesday, saying Murdoch harassed her and Fox failed to deal with her complaints, the New York Times... More »

New Harassment Complaint Riles CBS

Broti Gupta, a young writer, says she felt forced to quit her job

(Newser) - Two women have quit their jobs after yet another sexual harassment complaint at CBS, the New York Times reports. Broti Gupta, a writer on Carol's Second Act, complained in September that executive producer David Hunt—husband of the show's star, Patricia Heaton—got handsy with her on two... More »

A #MeToo Moment on Survivor

Contestant Dan Spilo accused of being too handsy

(Newser) - Reality TV got quite real Wednesday night during a double episode of Survivor, with an unexpected dose of #MeToo. People reports on the "major scandal" to touch the CBS show involving contestant Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old Hollywood talent manager, and some of his fellow tribe members. Multiple contestants accused... More »

French Movie Industry Has Shocking #MeToo Moment

Actress Adele Haenel says director Christophe Ruggia sexually harassed her when she was a child

(Newser) - A French actress who's won two of her country's Oscars just dropped a #MeToo shocker. The BBC reports Adele Haenel, 30, now says that between the ages of 12 and 15 she was sexually harassed and inappropriately touched by Christophe Ruggia, the director of her first film, The ... More »

Former Fox Employees Want to Be Released From NDAs

Gretchen Carlson, Julie Roginsky talk to CBS This Morning

(Newser) - NBC said last week it would release former employees from their non-disclosure agreements if asked, and now six former Fox News employees are asking that network to do the same. Among those employees are Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky, who spoke to CBS News about their request. "The way... More »

Principal, 15 Others Sentenced to Death for Killing Student

Bangladesh woman had refused to drop sexual harassment charges

(Newser) - A court in eastern Bangladesh sentenced the principal of an Islamic school and 15 others to death on Thursday over the killing of an 18-year-old woman who was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against the principal. Judge Mamunur Rashid found Principal Siraj Ud Doula and... More »

Top Warren Staffer Fired Over 'Multiple Complaints'

National Organizing Director Rich McDaniel is let go

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has dismissed its national organizing director following "multiple complaints" of inappropriate behavior, the AP reports. Spokeswoman Kristen Orthman says the campaign received complaints about Rich McDaniel over the past two weeks and retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. McDaniel was fired after the... More »

Al Franken Hit With an Anonymous Accusation

Her story was contained inside a larger NYMag story

(Newser) - This week's New York Magazine cover story looks at women and men who went public with their stories of sexual assault and harassment—and what happened next. For one woman, the "next" never happened. Explaining that "not everyone speaks out," the piece introduces a woman who... More »

Makeup Artist: I Used Mirror as a Shield Against Charlie Rose

Gina Riggi hits 77-year-old with lawsuit, claiming sexual harassment, 'abusive behavior'

(Newser) - New troubles for Charlie Rose , this time from his former longtime makeup artist. USA Today and the Washington Post report on a complaint filed by 62-year-old Gina Riggi, who says she worked as an independent contractor for Rose for more than 20 years and was subjected to "a pattern... More »

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... More »

Philly Police Head Quits After Mayor Reads Lawsuit

Women say they faced harassment, discrimination

(Newser) - Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in light of... More »

The Placido Domingo Story Takes a Turn

Debra Wong Yang is brought in to investigate

(Newser) - Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director, the AP reports. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong Yang from... More »

A Messy #MeToo Case May Be a First for Wall Street

Sara Tirschwell's fight against TCW could be the first one to go to trial

(Newser) - Wall Street is on track to have its first sexual harassment case in the #MeToo era reach the courtroom. And while most cases of this nature are messy legal affairs, this one involving Sara Tirschwell's allegations against a supervisor at TCW is especially so, writes Anna Silman at the... More »

Placido Domingo Concerts Canceled Amid Accusations

LA Opera is investigating sexual harassment allegations

(Newser) - Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to a report in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning decades, the AP reports. Domingo has been general director of... More »

Actress Won't Be Returning to Her Lead TV Role

Afton Williamson says she experienced sexual harassment, racial discrimination

(Newser) - An actress is leaving her lead role on ABC's The Rookie, and she says sexual harassment and racial discrimination are to blame. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Afton Williamson announced Sunday on Instagram that she would not be returning to the cop drama, where she starred as training officer Talia... More »

Officer: Air Force General Sexually Assaulted Me

She says Gen. John Hyten 'ruined' her life

(Newser) - A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination. Members of Congress have raised questions about the allegations and the military investigation that found insufficient evidence to charge him.... More »

He Placed Lewd Calls to Her. Now She's Going to Jail

Indonesian to serve 6 months for distributing obscene material after she taped a call

(Newser) - Women's rights advocates in Indonesia are outraged over a decision this week by the country's Supreme Court that will be sending the recipient of a lewd phone call to jail, and letting the supervisor who made the call walk away scot-free. Court documents cited by Reuters show Nuril... More »

Arizona Teacher Hits UK Mogul With Big Accusation

Sir Philip Green is up on 4 misdemeanor assault charges

(Newser) - No, slapping and groping aren't part of Pilates. That's why Arizona prosecutors have charged British retail giant Sir Philip Green with four counts of misdemeanor assault for allegedly groping his instructor in class, CNN reports. "I felt very taken advantage of and like, you know, just a... More »

Report: Weinstein Reaches $44M Deal With Accusers

Sources say insurance will cover settlement

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's legal team has reached a tentative deal to settle the many lawsuits pending against the disgraced former movie mogul, insiders say. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the $44 million deal includes $30 million to pay plaintiffs—including former employees of the Weinstein Company and studio... More »

Celebrity Chef to Be Charged Over Alleged Groping

Mario Batali denies the accusation

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants , is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery,... More »

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