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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...

Cuomo Denies Everything

Cuomo Answers State's Findings

Governor issues denial after state announces results of sexual harassment investigation

(Newser) - "I can now finally share the truth," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, two hours after New York's attorney general released the damning results of her sexual harassment investigation . "The facts are much different than what has been portrayed." Cuomo held a press conference to deny...

Fox Worker's Suit: Napolitano Harassed Me, Kudlow Uses Slurs

Network says it has 'parted ways' with Napolitano amid new sexual harassment claims

(Newser) - Fox News has dumped legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, on the heels of a lawsuit alleging the former New Jersey Superior Court judge sexually harassed a Fox Business production assistant. Deadline and Adweek report that employee, 27-year-old John Fawcett, filed his complaint against the network in New York on Monday, seeking...

Video Game Developer Faces Mutiny Over Lawsuit Response

2K sign letter demanding Activision Blizzard seriously evaluate harassment claims

(Newser) - More than 2,000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees have signed a letter to management saying its response to a lawsuit alleging widespread sexual harassment and discrimination is "abhorrent and insulting." A week-old complaint filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing following a two-year...

State Sues Video Game Giant Over 'Frat Boy' Culture

Women faced relentless sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard, suit states

(Newser) - According to a lawsuit from labor regulators in California, video game giant Activision Blizzard is a great place to work—for sexist men. The lawsuit accuses the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft maker of fostering "a pervasive 'frat boy' workplace culture that continues to thrive,"...

Cuomo Investigation Reaches Crunch Time

Governor will be interviewed by investigators Saturday over sexual harassment claims

(Newser) - This could be an uncomfortable weekend for Andrew Cuomo. The New York Times reports that two investigators from the state attorney general's office will interview the New York governor on Saturday about sexual harassment complaints from multiple women . The AP and CNN confirm the weekend interview. The stories suggest...

NFL Fines Washington $10M for Workplace Abuse

More than 100 female employees told of discrimination and harassment

(Newser) - After investigating allegations that Washington's football team maintained an abusive workplace, the NFL fined the team $10 million on Thursday. The league said the money will go to organizations "committed to character education, anti-bullying, healthy relationships and related topics," CBS Sports reports. Washington also has to pay...

NYT Delivers Another Black Eye to Bill Gates

Investigation alleges 'culture of fear,' sexual harassment by money manager Michael Larson

(Newser) - The hits keep on coming for Bill Gates, this time in the form of an investigative piece about the man who manages his money. The New York Times paints a damning portrait of Michael Larson, who runs Cascade Investment, aka Bill and Melinda Gates Investments. Larson's sole job is...

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
in case you missed it

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&#39;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...

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