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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 »

Court: Prof Who Had Sex With Students Must Be Reinstated

Bloomsburg University's John Barrett found not to have violated school policy

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled a fired university professor who had sex with two students should be reinstated because he didn't break school rules. The Commonwealth Court upheld a June 2018 decision by an arbitrator to reinstate Bloomsburg University assistant professor John Barrett with full benefits and back... More »

Game Of Thrones' Podrick: I've Been Groped 'So Many' Times

Daniel Portman says it's 'certainly not cool'

(Newser) - Daniel Portman has met many fans of his Game of Thrones character Podrick Payne over the years, and not all of those interactions have gone appropriately. "I've been grabbed by so many… like the amount of like older, older women who are very..." Portman tells Esquire , trailing... More »

Female Marine Uses the Bathroom. And There It Is

The US Navy is investigating a reported hidden camera

(Newser) - The US Navy is probing the case of an apparent camera hidden in the woman's bathroom on the USS Arlington, NBC News reports. A female Marine found it "in a head" on the amphibious warfare ship and turned it over in March, officials say, but little else is... More »

Student Set on Fire After Reporting Sex Harassment

Police negligence alleged in Bangladeshi case

(Newser) - "The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime 'til my last breath," Nusrat Jahan Rafi spoke into a cellphone as she was taken to a Bangladeshi hospital with burns covering 80% of her body. She would die four days later, and now her case has gained... More »

Fate of Tambor's Transparent Character: 'It Was Clear'

(Spoiler below) Creator Jill Soloway reveals what happens in finale

(Newser) - (Spoilers follow.) Amazon's Transparent is coming to a close, and it's now been revealed what will happen to Maura Pfefferman, played by ousted actor Jeffrey Tambor. Per the Los Angeles Times , the transgender character will be killed off in the series finale, a move that was widely... More »

Dems React to New Biden Accusation

So far, no big names are coming to his defense

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old... More »

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