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Trump Accuser: I Haven't Been With a Man Since Trump

E. Jean Carroll also keeps a loaded gun by her bed

(Newser) - E. Jean Carroll keeps a revolver by her bed, and it's loaded. The Elle advice columnist who accused President Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room decades ago says she brought out the ammo after getting death threats on social media. "I've always had... More »

Teacher Sentenced for Sex With 13-Year-Old

Brittany Zamora lashed out in a written statement

(Newser) - An Arizona teacher was sentenced Friday to 20 years behind bars—the lightest possible punishment—for having sex with a 13-year-old student, the Arizona Republic reports. Brittany Zamora, 28, expressed remorse in the Maricopa County courtroom, but her attorney appeared to blame the boy in a news conference after the... More »

Zuckerberg Has New Problem on His Hands: His Security Chief

Liam Booth accused of sexual misconduct, as well as racist, sexist, homophobic remarks

(Newser) - Two former employees of the household staff of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are lobbing some serious allegations against the power couple's security chief. First reported by Business Insider and confirmed by NBC News , Liam Booth, a former Secret Service agent, has been accused of making homophobic,... More »

Mario Batali Enters Plea on Assault Charge

Celebrity chef pleads not guilty to allegation he forcibly kissed, groped woman at eatery in 2017

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, 58, didn't speak during the brief hearing but nodded as the judge ordered him to stay... 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 »

Man Accuses Ex-Senator of Sexual Misconduct

Former Jess Eddy makes statement about David Boren

(Newser) - A former University of Oklahoma student alleges he was touched and kissed inappropriately by former university President David Boren on several occasions almost a decade ago when the man worked as a teaching aide for the onetime governor and senator, the AP reports. The allegations by Jess Eddy, now 29,... More »

Ex-Lawmaker: Biden's Actions During Rally 'Mortified' Me

Lucy Flores says ex-VP put hands on her shoulders, kissed her head at 2014 event in Nev.

(Newser) - In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden helped Lucy Flores campaign in Nevada for a shot at becoming the state's lieutenant governor. But something Flores says happened between the two at a Nov. 1 campaign rally that year left Flores feeling "embarrassed," "shocked," and "confused,... More »

Wynn Resorts Hit With Gaming Commission's Biggest Fine Ever

Property to pony up $20M after sexual misconduct allegations against former CEO Steve Wynn

(Newser) - In what's said to be the largest fine ever levied by the Nevada Gaming Commission, Wynn Resorts has been hit with a $20 million bill, almost four times the previous record, the New York Times reports. The massive fine comes on the heels of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against... More »

Trump Campaign Staffer Sues, Alleges Unwanted Kiss

Alva Johnson says Trump in 2016 kissed her partially on the mouth; also alleges pay disparity

(Newser) - A female staffer on President Trump's 2016 campaign is suing the president, alleging that Trump gave her an unwanted kiss, partially on the mouth. Now Alva Johnson, 43, is suing, reports the Washington Post . Johnson, who is black, also alleges that her white, male peers on the campaign were... More »

Time's Up Chief Resigns After Son's Alleged Misconduct

Lisa Borders steps down after woman accuses son of inappropriate touching

(Newser) - The CEO of a women's advocacy group that sprang up amid the #MeToo movement has resigned after her own son was accused of sexual misconduct, reports the LA Times . Lisa Borders stepped down as leader of Time's Up, explaining in a public statement that she needed to "... More »

Report: FBI Has Launched Investigation of Ryan Adams

He's accused of sexting with underage fan

(Newser) - Fans once called Ryan Adams "the new Bob Dylan." But after allegations of sexual misconduct , he might become the new Anthony Weiner. Sources tell the New York Times that the FBI has launched an investigation of the singer and is trying to determine whether he broke the law... More »

Ryan Adams: NYT Account Is 'Upsettingly Inaccurate'

He issues apology 'to anyone I have ever hurt'

(Newser) - Ryan Adams appears to have calmed down since referring to New York Times journalists as "rats," and is now "resolved to work to be the best man I can be." The latter statement came Wednesday in response to accusations of sexual misconduct levied by the Times.... More »

3 More Women Accuse 'Revered Statesman' of Sexual Misconduct

Oscar Arias allegations span more than 30 years

(Newser) - Former Costa Rican leader Oscar Arias is beginning to go from revered to reviled as more women come forward with allegations of sexual assault. After antinuclear activist Alexandra Arce von Herold filed a sexual assault complaint against the former president over an alleged incident in 2014, three more women came... More »

Report: Before Death, Skater Was Accused of Misconduct With Minors

John Coughlin died by suicide Friday

(Newser) - John Coughlin, the US figure skating champion who took his own life Friday, was facing no fewer than three allegations of sexual misconduct, two of them involving minors, a source tells USA Today. The source says the US Center for SafeSport, which sanctioned Coughlin in December after an allegation involving... More »

Cardinal on Sex Abuse Allegations: They Slipped My Mind

One alleged victim isn't buying that story from DC's Donald Wuerl

(Newser) - Cardinal Donald Wuerl says there's a reason why he hasn't been completely forthcoming about abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the man who held the post before him: He forgot he knew about them, or at least some of them, per the Washington Post . That's the story the... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

NYPD Closed Sex Misconduct Cases Against Batali: Sources

But they could be reopened if more evidence pops up against celebrity chef

(Newser) - New York City cops reportedly have dropped their investigation of Mario Batali, at least for the time being. A law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday that the NYPD no longer has any open sexual-assault investigations against the 58-year-old celebrity chef, though there are varying reports on how many there... More »

Geoffrey Rush Danced Naked in Front of Me: OITNB Actress

Yael Stone comes forward with new allegations of inappropriate behavior against Australian actor

(Newser) - A new allegation of inappropriate behavior against Geoffrey Rush comes from a fellow Australian, who also happens to be a well-recognized face from Orange Is the New Black, reports Deadline . Yael Stone, the 33-year-old actress who plays Lorna Morello on the Netflix series, "is scared" and not sleeping, she... More »

One Part of Charlie Rose Lawsuit 'Resolved'

CBS News has settled, but the part of complaint that names Rose himself is still active

(Newser) - Dozens of women have accused Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct stretching back decades; there's now a bit of legal closure for a handful of them. A suit in New York state alleging the 76-year-old engaged in "blatant and repeated sexual harassment" of three former junior colleagues has been... More »

Cosby 'Ruined' 'Baby, It's Cold Outside': Songwriter's Daughter

Susan Loesser says father Frank Loesser would've been 'furious' at the hubbub over his song

(Newser) - A new person is weighing in on the controversy over a Christmas classic : the daughter of the man who wrote the song. Susan Loesser, 74, tells NBC News that songwriter Frank Loesser would've been "furious" at his tune being pulled from the radio, noting that it was a... More »

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