sexual misconduct

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

A #MeToo Moment on Survivor

Contestant Dan Spilo accused of being too handsy

(Newser) - Reality TV got quite real Wednesday night during a double episode of Survivor, with an unexpected dose of #MeToo. People reports on the "major scandal" to touch the CBS show involving contestant Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old Hollywood talent manager, and some of his fellow tribe members. Multiple contestants accused... More »

Gooding Back in Court on Groping Charges

Actor pleads not guilty to expanded indictment

(Newser) - In what's become a familiar scene, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared in court Thursday to face more charges in his New York City sexual misconduct case, accused for the third time of groping or touching a woman at a Manhattan nightspot. Gooding, who was in court just two weeks... More »

The Longest- Serving Black Congressman Has Died

John Conyers was known as the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus

(Newser) - Former US Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died, the AP reports. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians topped by sex... More »

House Democrat Says She Had 'Inappropriate Relationship'

Katie Hill blames 'abusive husband' for release of intimate photos

(Newser) - A Democratic lawmaker admits that she had an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer—but she denies having a relationship with a congressional staffer. In a letter to her constituents in California, Rep. Katie Hill apologized for having the relationship with a female staffer during her 2018 campaign, CNN reports.... More »

NBC Exec Comes Out Fighting After Farrow Accusations

Network's president says ex-employee has 'an ax to grind'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's name is spread across headlines Tuesday as his new expose hits bookshelves. From Catch and Kill, CNN pulls the claim that National Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard directed staffers to shred "a Trump-related document" held in a safe as reporters investigated the tabloid's "catch and... More »

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hit With New Charge

Actor must be arraigned on the new indictment before his sexual misconduct trial can begin

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he's facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial. At a court hearing in Manhattan, Assistant District Attorney Jenna Long revealed the charge is contained in... More »

Placido Domingo Will Never Again Appear at the Met

Opera singer withdraws from all future performances

(Newser) - On Friday, NPR published a story about employees at New York's Metropolitan Opera who are peeved they still have to work alongside Placido Domingo after he was accused by 20 women of sexual misconduct. On Monday evening, a new article from the outlet emerged, after it spoke to four... 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 »

NYT Accused of 'Journalistic Malpractice' in Kavanaugh Story

Key detail was left out, critics say

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh's allies—including the man who nominated him to the Supreme Court—are pushing back against the latest sexual misconduct allegations against him. John McCormack at the National Review calls a New York Times story adapted from an upcoming book by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly a "... More »

Kavanaugh Accused of More Sex Misconduct

Upcoming book from 'NYT' reporters claims that justice thrust his penis at 2 Yale students

(Newser) - The New York Times has new allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it involves another female classmate, this one from his undergraduate days at Yale. Deborah Ramirez tells Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who have a forthcoming book titled The Education of Brett ... More »

Ex-Cops Won't Do Time Over Sex With Detained Teen

Eddie Martins and Richard Hall of NYPD take a plea deal

(Newser) - Two former NYPD cops aren't going to prison for what they did in the back of a police van, CNN reports. Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, 34, admit they arrested an 18-year-old woman in 2017, had sex with her in the van, returned her confiscated drugs, and let... More »

2 People Accuse Katy Perry of Sexual Misconduct

Male actor in one of her videos says she exposed his genitals at a party

(Newser) - Two people in four days have accused Katy Perry of sexual misconduct, including the actor who starred opposite the pop star in her "Teenage Dream" music video . It was "one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I've ever done," Josh Kloss wrote Sunday on... 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 »

He Coached Equestrians to Gold, Is Hit With Lifetime Ban

Sexual misconduct allegations were levied against George Morris

(Newser) - George Morris, 81, is described by the New York Times as "the foremost trainer in equestrian competition"—one who has coached Olympians and won a silver medal himself in 1960. He has also now been handed the most extreme punishment the United States Center for SafeSport has in... More »

Reaction to Tyson Probe: It's 'the Way the World Works'

The astrophysicist won't be losing his job

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson will be keeping his job at the American Museum of Natural History after all, the New York Times reports. A probe by the institution into Tyson's alleged sexual misconduct , including a rape accusation, apparently didn't find enough to dethrone him as head of the museum'... More »

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 »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB