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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
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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...

Staff Used $1B Startup's Security Cameras to Harass

No one was fired, a move Verkada's CEO defends

(Newser) - A surveillance startup boasting clients including Juul Labs, Red Lobster, and the city of Memphis has come under fire over claims that its own facial recognition system was used to harass female employees. Motherboard and the Verge are out with reports on the behavior at the Silicon Valley headquarters of...

Fox Paid $4M to Assistant After Booting Kimberly Guilfoyle

Woman complained of blatant sexual harassment: 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, now a major fundraiser for the Trump campaign, faced allegations of sexual harassment before leaving the network in July 2018, as HuffPost reported at the time, though her lawyer said the claims were "unequivocally baseless," per CNN . Now, the New Yorker is...

Yale Professor Suspended for 2 Years After Probe

Jed Rubenfeld suspended after allegations of unwanted touching

(Newser) - A professor at Yale Law School known for helping students land coveted clerkships has been suspended for two years following a sexual harassment investigation. Jed Rubenfeld, a faculty member for 30 years, faced allegations that he verbally harassed female students and tried to kiss or touch them without their consent,...

Placido Domingo: 'I Never Promised a Part to a Singer'

The disgraced opera giant says he hopes to clear his name

(Newser) - Opera legend Plácido Domingo denied ever abusing his power during his management tenure at two US opera houses in an interview with the AP on Sunday, as he embarks on a full-throttle campaign to clear his name after two investigations found credible accusations he had engaged in "inappropriate...

Ashley Judd Wins Appeal in Harvey Weinstein Case

Court says there was 'inherent power imbalance' in producer-actor relationship

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has confirmed what actresses have been saying since the dawn of the movie industry—there is an "inherent power imbalance" in the relationship between performers and producers. The ruling allows Ashley Judd to proceed with her sexual harassment case against Harvey Weinstein, which a lower...

Suit Accuses Fox News Stars of Sexual Harassment, Rape

Former staff member says Ed Henry attacked and battered her

(Newser) - A federal lawsuit filed Monday by two women accuses Ed Henry of rape and other Fox News stars of widespread sexual harassment. The allegations by Cathy Areu and Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer, involve host Sean Hannity, host Tucker Carlson, journalist Howard Kurtz, and contributor Gianno Caldwell. Fox News...

WaPo Drops a New Bombshell on Redskins

17 women come forward to detail sexual harassment by team executives

(Newser) - Fifteen women who used to work for the Washington Redskins are coming forward to reveal sexual harassment they suffered while working for the NFL team. The allegations span from 2006 to 2019, and they include unwanted sexual comments or sexual overtures, unwanted touching, and directives to dress revealingly or flirt...

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Message to Daughter

Park Won-soon had been accused of harassment by an employee

(Newser) - The mayor of the South Korean capital of Seoul has been found dead following a massive police search, reports CNN . Park Won-soon, who had been seen as a possible presidential candidate, was reported missing Thursday after being named in a sexual harassment complaint. The 64-year-old's phone had been turned...

Weinstein Victims at Odds Over $18.8M Settlement

Lawyer for one group says agreement is 'a complete sellout'

(Newser) - Nine women who accused the Weinstein Company of a hostile work environment, in which they were forced to facilitate Harvey Weinstein's sexual conquests , have reached a settlement of $18.8 million. A victims' compensation fund is to be distributed among "women who experienced a hostile work environment, sexual...

'I Had to Pay That Whore': Accusations Pile Up at CrossFit

Ex-CEO Greg Glassman allegedly stoked sexual harassment at the company

(Newser) - Former CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman resigned the other day amid accusations of racism—which surprised former employees who figured he'd quit for another reason. Eight of them tell the New York Times that Glassman had fueled a company culture of sexism and sexual harassment: "There was a constant...

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