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Batali's Sex Misconduct Trial Starts, With One Decision Made

Celebrity chef opts for judge to decide his fate, not a jury

(Newser) - 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

Some dancers say they were sexually assaulted by Break The Floor Productions' instructors

(Newser) - 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...

Molly Shannon Recounts Ugly Incident With Gary Coleman

She says the late star sexually harassed her years ago in hotel room

(Newser) - 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

Promo, which suggests sexual harassment case was politically motivated, spurs speculation

(Newser) - 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
Decades Later, Jerry Lewis'
Co-Stars Are Still Haunted
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Decades Later, Jerry Lewis' Co-Stars Are Still Haunted

They speak to 'Vanity Fair' about sexual abuse by the actor

(Newser) - 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 Vanity Fair that he subjected them to degrading mistreatment, including sexual assault. Karen Sharpe, who played Lewis' love interest in 1964's The Disorderly Orderly,...

Female State Trooper Goes After Cuomo in Court

She alleges then-governor sexually harassed her, and a top aide covered it up

(Newser) - A New York state trooper who testified that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to declare that Cuomo, a top aide, and state police violated her civil rights. The trooper's name was not disclosed in the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan...

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...

Air Passenger Gropes Flight Attendant, Is Going to Prison

Canadian national gets 6-month sentence for American Airlines assault

(Newser) - Another ugly incident in the skies: A 50-year-old Canadian man has been sentenced to six months in a US prison after he groped a flight attendant, reports NBC News . Enio Socorro Zayas was sentenced this week in a Florida federal court after his assault on an American Airlines employee on...

'Overwhelming Evidence' That Cuomo Harassed

Investigators combed through thousands of pages of evidence

(Newser) - There’s "overwhelming evidence" that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment. The impeachment investigation also found that Cuomo used state employees to work on his memoir and "was not fully transparent regarding the number of nursing home residents who died as a result of...

In Interview Transcripts, a 'Pugilistic and Paranoid' Cuomo

NY AG Letitia James releases transcripts from probe into sex harassment claims against ex-gov

(Newser) - The 515-page transcript from an 11-hour interview with former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been released, and it shows an alternately defiant and aloof interviewee who denies the sexual harassment accusations against him. The documentation of the July 17 conversation between Cuomo and Joon Kim and Anne Clark, the...

College President Fired Over Work-Trip Accusations

Georgetown College terminated William A. Jones on Monday

(Newser) - A private Christian college in Kentucky on Tuesday announced that it had fired its president over sexual assault allegations. Georgetown College, which is located about 70 miles from Louisville, said its Board of Trustees met Monday and terminated William A. Jones that same day; it was told of the allegations...

Current, Former Blue Origin Staff Pen Scathing Essay

Former comms chief says Jeff Bezos' company ignores safety concerns

(Newser) - "Blue Origin's culture sits on a foundation that ignores the plight of our planet, turns a blind eye to sexism, is not sufficiently attuned to safety concerns, and silences those who seek to correct wrongs." So claim 21 current and former employees of Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company...

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...

Time's Up CEO Resigns After Cuomo Scandal

Tina Tchen had resisted calls to step down for weeks

(Newser) - Time's Up CEO and president Tina Tchen resigned Thursday in the wake of revelations that leaders of the sexual harassment victims’ advocacy group advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration after he was accused of sexual misconduct. In a statement posted to Twitter , Tchen—the former chief...

Biden: Cuomo Did a 'Hell of a Job' on Many Issues

'That's why it's so sad,' president says

(Newser) - One of the nation's most prominent Democratic governors announced his resignation Tuesday—and President Biden had some unexpected praise for him. When asked to assess New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's time in office, Biden said he had done a "hell of a job," Politico reports. "...

Cuomo 'Ran Out of Moves'
Resignation Marks
Stunning Downfall for Cuomo

Resignation Marks Stunning Downfall for Cuomo

NY governor 'ran out of moves'

(Newser) - It's being called one of the most stunning downfalls in recent American political history: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned in disgrace, a week after state AG Letitia James said a report had concluded that the Democrat sexually harassed 11 women . With the state Assembly moving toward impeachment...

Time's Up Leader Quits Over Cuomo Ties

Report found Roberta Kaplan advised governor in effort to discredit accuser

(Newser) - Time’s Up leader Roberta Kaplan resigned Monday over fallout from her work advising Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration when the first allegations of sexual harassment were made against him last year. Kaplan cited her work counseling the administration last winter and her more recent legal work representing Melissa DeRosa,...

Bill Maher Says Cuomo Won't Survive: 'He's not Donald Trump'
Cuomo Accuser:
'What He Did
to Me Was
a Crime'
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Cuomo Accuser: 'What He Did to Me Was a Crime'

'Executive Assistant #1' comes forward

(Newser) - Bill Maher has joined the chorus calling for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. Maher opened his HBO show Friday night by raising the independent New York investigation released last week that found Cuomo sexually harassed female employees and other women. Maher pointed out that it doesn't look good...

New York Lawmakers Give Cuomo a Deadline

Assembly panel says governor has 8 days to submit evidence in impeachment inquiry

(Newser) - New York’s Assembly has warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo that they’re just about done with his impeachment investigation, and he has eight days to share any evidence he hasn’t provided yet. Cuomo’s deadline for providing evidence is Aug. 13, the New York Daily News reports. “We...

Biden: Cuomo Should Resign
Biden: Cuomo Should Resign

Biden: Cuomo Should Resign

Dozens of other Democrats agree

(Newser) - Both of New York's US senators called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment months ago. After Letitia James, the state's attorney general, released the results of an investigation Tuesday, they were joined by dozens more Democrats—including President Biden. The president, who said...

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