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  • Academy (Oscars) President John Bailey Under Investigation for Sexual Harassment

    03/16/2018 12:41:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | March 16, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    John Bailey, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment. The Academy received three harassment claims on Wednesday and immediately opened a probe, according to sources familiar with the situation. Bailey was elected president of the institution in August. If he were forced to step down, he would be temporarily replaced by Lois Burwell, a veteran makeup artist who is the Academy’s vice president, until the next election in July. Bailey’s tenure has been marked by a historic shift in the Academy’s approach to misconduct by its members. In...
  • Ex-ESPN host files explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

    03/05/2018 5:54:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Greg Joyce and Mark W. Sanchez
    Adrienne Lawrence dropped the hammer on ESPN on Sunday, filing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Worldwide Leader for incidents dating back to 2015. The former ESPN anchor and legal analyst is accusing the company of not addressing her complaints, specifically against “SportsCenter” host John Buccigross, but many are accused of varying degrees of harassment in the suit. Lawrence’s allegations first became public in a December Boston Globe story, in which she claimed Buccigross called her “dollface,” “#dreamgirl,” and “#longlegs” in text messages sent in 2016 along with unsolicited shirtless photos.
  • Kobe Bryant Wins at Time’s Up Oscars Despite Rape Accusation

    03/05/2018 2:09:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2018 | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Social media came down on Gary Oldman's win as well. Kobe Bryant took home an Oscar for an animated short film yesterday evening, for his short Dear Basketball, a choice some thought inappropriate given the “Time’s Up” and #MeToo themes of the 90th Academy Awards.Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003 when a 19-year-old woman accused him of rape. The basketball star claimed the encounter was consensual, however, and the case fizzled out when the woman said she did not want to testify in court.Bryant apologized to the woman, and a little over a year after the...
  • Infowars’ Alex Jones accused of sexual harassment, racism and anti-Semitism: report

    03/04/2018 8:33:00 PM PST · by TBP · 58 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 1, 2018 | JESSICA CHIA
    Two former employees filed complaints against Infowars founder Alex Jones alleging he made racist and anti-Semitic comments, groomed them for sex and groped a female staffer. Rob Jacobson, who worked as a video editor for Infowars for 13 years, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming Jones frequently singled out his Jewish background and referred to him as a “beefcake” over the course of four years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Mail. Ashley Beckford filed another EEOC complaint alleging she was subject to harassment, racial slurs and a “hostile, sexually offensive work environment.” The African...
  • South Carolina assistant principal faces student sex charge

    02/25/2018 8:11:16 PM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 32 replies
    WBTW ^ | 2/25/2018 | AP
    <p>COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A South Carolina high school assistant principal has been charged with having sex with a student.</p> <p>The State reports that 44-year-old Dawn Diimler turned herself in Saturday morning to face a charge of sexual battery of a student.</p>
  • Tony Mendoza explains why he resigned from the California state Senate

    02/23/2018 4:56:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies ^ | February 23, 2018
    California state senator Tony Mendoza resigned Thursday from the Legislature after an independent investigation found that he "more likely than not" harassed several women he worked with during his tenure at the state Capitol. Mendoza, who represents the Artesia area, was suspended last fall when the harassment charges came to light. He denies the charges and his resignation letter called into question the integrity of the investigation. The resignation came after Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Resolution 85 on Wednesday, which cites the house's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and the results of the investigation as grounds...
  • Sexual harassment in opera

    02/21/2018 11:41:02 AM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Angela Rocco DeCarlo
    Opera has it all. Love. Murder. Rape. And most fascinating, in the case of Puccini’s “Tosca” a peek into the rapist’s thinking. In fact, he tells all. In church. Every day headlines tout another soldier in the vast army of rapacious men advancing sexually on some hapless woman. Normal, nice people, cannot help wonder: “What was he thinking?” Well, Giacomo Puccini’s 1900 masterpiece, “Tosca,” lavishly displays such devilish desires. “Tosca” is a passionate love story interfaced with political intrigue. In fact, the plot hinges on villain Baron Scarpia’s botched rape of Floria Tosca, the brave heroine of the story, madly...
  • Trump decries lack of ‘due process’ for men accused of sexual harassment, abuse

    02/10/2018 7:04:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/10/2016 | By Anne Gearan and Katie Zezima
    President Trump on Saturday appeared to side with men accused of domestic abuse or sexual misconduct, following a week of turmoil surrounding allegations of spousal abuse against two male aides that brought the national #MeToo movement inside the White House. In a tweet, Trump questioned whether “due process” is being given to those accused of wrongdoing and expressed sympathy for their damaged careers and sullied reputations. “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for...
  • #MeToo CA Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Accused of Sexual Harassment

    02/09/2018 11:19:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/18 | Katy Grimes
    Politico and Sac Bee Confuse 'Misconduct' and 'Harassment' With Latest Allegations Against Asm. Cristina Garcia Thursday it was revealed that the #MeToo Movement may be compromised by one of its leaders, Democrat Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, after new sexual harassment allegations against her surfaced.
  • Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a leader of the #MeToo movement, allegedly stroked a then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (Associated Press) A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her....
  • More than 60 women have filed sexual harassment complaints against IHOP, Applebee’s restaurants

    02/07/2018 6:23:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Vox ^ | February 7, 2018 | Alexia Fernandez Campbell
    In late 2011, a 16-year-old girl from suburban St. Louis landed her first job as a waitress at a local IHOP restaurant. She needed to work there for at least a year to complete her high school co-op program. At first, it made her uncomfortable when her boss repeatedly complimented her appearance. Within a few months, his behavior made her terrified to go to work. The Illinois teen's fear of getting fired — and not graduating on time — led her to put up with escalating sexual harassment from the restaurant's general manager, according to allegations described in federal court...
  • House Votes To Force Lawmakers to Pay for Their Own Sexual Harassment Settlements

    02/06/2018 2:09:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies ^ | February 6, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Tuesday, the House passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) that makes significant changes to the way that allegations of sexual harassment will be handled in Congress. The most significant reform in Speier’s bill (officially known as the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act ) appears to be a provision that forces lawmakers to pay back the U.S. Treasury when settling sexual harassment claims, a change that has drawn widespread support across ideological boundaries. Other popular provisions in the bill prohibit senators and representatives from dipping into their congressional office funds to pay off...
  • Democratic congresswoman caught on camera playing CANDY CRUSH while Trump delivered State of[tr]

    02/01/2018 11:34:00 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/1/2018 | David Martosko
    full article title: Democratic congresswoman caught on camera playing CANDY CRUSH while Trump delivered State of the Union while two others answered emails and read tweets A Democratic congresswoman was caught on camera playing Candy Crush during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence tapped her way through the game on her iPhone while Donald Trump was speaking about revamping America's international trade posture. (snip) It's unclear from the picture what level of Candy Crush she was on. Members of Congress are paid $174,000 per year.
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Should Have Fired Adviser Accused of Sexual-Harassment

    01/30/2018 9:53:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | JANUARY 30, 2018 | Madeleine Aggeler
    Moments before President Trump began his State of the Union address, Hillary Clinton posted a 1,566 word statement on Facebook explaining why she didn’t fire Burns Strider, a senior adviser on her 2008 campaign who was accused of repeated sexual-harassment by a young staffer. Last week, a New York Times report revealed that Clinton argued to let Strider keep his job despite his behavior. In her post she wrote, “If I had it to do again, I wouldn’t.” She explained: I did this because I didn’t think firing him was the best solution to the problem. He needed to be...
  • Hillary Clinton protected '08 campaign adviser accused of sexual harassment

    01/26/2018 10:13:19 AM PST · by SERKIT · 22 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/26/2018 | Brooke Singman
    Hillary Clinton reportedly helped protect a senior adviser to her 2008 presidential campaign after accusations that he repeatedly sexually harassed a young subordinate. The New York Times reported Friday on the incident, revealing how Clinton allegedly intervened to help keep the adviser, Burns Strider, on board. According to the Times, the complaint was made by a 30-year-old Clinton staffer who shared an office with Strider. She reportedly told a campaign official that Strider had rubbed her shoulders inappropriately, kissed her on the forehead and sent suggestive emails. Clinton’s 2008 campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, reportedly recommended Clinton fire him. But...
  • Teen girls ‘uncomfortable’ with CCSD allowing male to change in their locker room

    01/24/2018 9:49:57 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 84 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 24, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Teenage girls shouldn’t have to take their pants off in front of random teenage boys. The Clark County School District disagrees. According to a concerned parent and student, the principal of a local high school is allowing a male student to use the girls’ locker room to change for physical education class. “Last year, sometime during the year, he just started coming and changing in the locker room with us,” said a girl who was in PE class. “I felt uncomfortable and would try and hide and change somewhere else. Other people in my class told me that they felt...
  • Paris rolls out 'on demand bus stops' in bid to fight sexual harassment

    01/22/2018 6:56:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 22 January 2018 14:58 CET+01:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    The Paris authorities have announced new measures to tackle the scourge of sexual harassment and abuse on the city’s public transport system. It’s a problem many, many people in Paris are familiar with. And now President of the greater Paris region of Île-de- France and leader of the greater Paris region of Île-de-France, Valerie Pecresse, is determined to put a stop to it. From February, the city will experiment a new measures which will allow people on certain buses the chance to hop off at night even when the vehicle isn’t at a designated stop. The measure, which Pecresse said...
  • Grand-nephew to run for Conyers' Michigan congressional seat

    01/20/2018 7:44:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2018 4:08 PM EST
    Democratic state Sen. Ian Conyers says he is running for the Michigan congressional seat long held by his grand-uncle, John Conyers. Ian Conyers made his announcement Friday in Detroit to join the 13th Congressional District race. The 88-year-old Democrat John Conyers was facing sexual harassment allegations and cited health reasons when he resigned in December from the post he held since 1964. …
  • Condoleezza Rice on #MeToo: 'Let's Not Turn Women Into Snowflakes'

    01/18/2018 2:46:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Alexandra King
    Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while she believes the #MeToo movement is "a good thing," people need "to be a little bit careful" about how they respond to it. "Let's not turn women into snowflakes. Let's not infantilize women," Rice insisted during an interview with CNN's David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," which airs at 7 ET Saturday night. Rice said she didn't want "to get to a place that men start to think, 'Well, maybe it's just better not to have women around.' I've heard a little bit of that. And it, it worries me,"...
  • Rhode Island Dem lawmaker accused of sexual harassment during anti-sexual harassment training

    01/12/2018 7:50:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 11, 2018 at 5:30pm | William A. Jacobson
    Welcome to my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.Rhode Island lawmakers are undergoing anti-sexual harassment training after a female lawmaker alleged she was told she could get legislations passed if she slept with the right people. The training seemed to go well, with one exception.One of the male Democrat lawmakers is accused of making sexually harassing comments during the training. He says he was misunderstood because of his heavy accent.News 10 reports: Instead of satisfying concerns about sexual harassment, a training session for Rhode Island lawmakers may have raised more controversy.The training on Wednesday was the same that...