Suit Accusing Russell Simmons of Rape Was Filed Too Late, Judge Rules

The judge found that the 2018 suit, based on an allegation of sexual assault said to have occurred in 1988, was filed too late under California’s statute of limitations.

#metoo-movement, #california, #def-jam, #pop-and-rock-music, #sexual-harassment, #simmons-russell

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$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving U.C.L.A. Gynecologist

More than 5,500 women were included in a class-action suit against Dr. James Heaps, who is still facing 20 felony counts of sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty.

#colleges-and-universities, #compensation-for-damages-law, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #heaps-james, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tyndall-george, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-los-angeles

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Israel Horovitz, Playwright Tarnished by Abuse Allegations, Dies at 81

Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names, but he was also accused by multiple women of a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.

#deaths-obituaries, #gloucester-stage-co, #horovitz-israel, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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Jeffrey Toobin Is Fired by The New Yorker

The star journalist exposed himself on a video conference call last month. “We take workplace matters seriously,” a Condé Nast executive said.

#cnn, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #new-yorker, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #toobin-jeffrey, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #writing-and-writers

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Australia’s Struggle With ‘Bonk Bans’ and ‘Manterruptions’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison came under fire this week for abruptly interrupting a female senior minister who was asked what it’s like to be a woman in Parliament.

#australia, #australian-broadcasting-corp, #canberra-australia, #liberal-party-australia, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

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The Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Is Far From Over

What can we learn about needed reforms from the Vatican’s damning report on the defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick?

#benedict-xvi, #cardinals-roman-catholic-prelates, #corruption-institutional, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #popes, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops

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Vatican Report Places Blame for McCarrick’s Ascent on John Paul II

In elevating Theodore E. McCarrick to the position of cardinal, the former pope disregarded warnings and believed the prelate’s denials about sexual misconduct, an inquiry found.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #francis, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Vatican Report Concludes McCarrick’s Ascent Was Aided by Misleading Accounts

In elevating the disgraced prelate, Pope John Paul II believed his denials about sexual misconduct and relied on “inaccurate and incomplete” testimony from bishops, an investigation says.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #francis, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #adultery, #alcoholic-beverages, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #foreign-investments, #israel, #muslims-and-islam, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #shariah-islamic-law, #united-arab-emirates, #wills-and-estates, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Chairman of Elite Wine Group Resigns Amid Its Sexual Harassment Scandal

Devon Broglie is the latest figure in the Court of Master Sommeliers to be accused of an inappropriate relationship.

#metoo-movement, #boards-of-directors, #broglie-devon, #conflicts-of-interest, #court-of-master-sommeliers-americas, #sexual-harassment, #wines

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Elite Wine Group Suspends Master Sommeliers

After recent sexual harassment allegations by many women, the Court of Master Sommeliers has apologized and announced next steps.

#metoo-movement, #court-of-master-sommeliers-americas, #kruth-geoff, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #wines, #women-and-girls

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Aydin Aghdashloo, Under #MeToo Cloud, Faces Art World Repercussions

In Iran, an exhibit of Aydin Aghdashloo’s work was canceled and a prominent auction is considering dropping him. In Canada, a petition calls for an art festival to cut ties with him.

#metoo-movement, #aghdashloo-aydin, #aghdashloo-shohreh, #art, #canada, #iran, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-calgary, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Court of Master Sommeliers Has a Sexual Harassment Problem

The Court of Master Sommeliers confers high honors, but many women candidates say they’ve paid a steep price.

#metoo-movement, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-of-master-sommeliers, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #wines, #women-and-girls

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In Iran, Aydin Aghdashloo Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 13 Women

The #MeToo movement has hit a nerve among Iran’s women. Now accusations against a politically connected celebrity artist are testing the movement in a sexually conservative society dominated by men.

#metoo-movement, #aghdashloo-aydin, #art, #iran, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Don’t Watch Porn at Work and Other Tips

The line between professional and personal feels blurred this year. Let’s make sure we don’t get fired — or worse.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

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Copenhagen Mayor Resigns Amid #MeToo Wave in Denmark

Frank Jensen admitted to harassing numerous women over decades. His case is part of a gathering confrontation in the country over sexual misconduct.

#city-councils, #denmark, #frederiksen-mette, #jensen-frank, #kofod-jeppe, #linde-sofie, #sexual-harassment, #social-democratic-party-denmark, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Vanessa Guillen Died ‘in the Line of Duty,’ Army Officials Say

The determination means the slain Army specialist’s family is entitled to military life insurance, final pay and allowance.

#bell-county-tex, #fort-hood-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #house-of-representatives, #houston-tex, #sexual-harassment, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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For Indian Women Working as Cooks and Nannies, No #MeToo Moment

A new study by Human Rights Watch found that poor Indian women who work in the informal jobs sector are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and abuse despite a groundbreaking law.

#metoo-movement, #human-rights-watch, #india, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.

#elson-karen, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #the-red-flame-book, #weight, #your-feed-fashion

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Friends Recall Hearing Claims by Trump Accuser Amy Dorris in 1997

Amy Dorris recently went public with accusations that Donald J. Trump assaulted her at the U.S. Open that year. Two friends say she told them the same story shortly after she attended the event.

#capp-dawn, #dorris-amy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sexual-harassment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Andy King Removed From New York City Council After Ethics Inquiries

Andy King, a Bronx Democrat, was voted out after facing three ethics inquiries.

#city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #king-andy-jr, #new-york-city, #sexual-harassment

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Andy King, N.Y. City Council Member, Faces Expulsion for Misconduct

Andy King, a Bronx Democrat, might lose his job after facing a third ethics investigation.

#city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #king-andy-jr, #new-york-city, #sexual-harassment

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Arctic Expedition’s Dress Code Raises Concerns About Sexism in Science

The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”

#arctic-regions, #discrimination, #research, #science-and-technology, #sexual-harassment, #ships-and-shipping, #wegener-alfred-institute-for-polar-and-marine-research, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The 22-Year-Old Force Behind Egypt’s Growing #MeToo Movement

In a moment of rage, Nadeen Ashraf created an Instagram page naming a man accused of being a sexual harasser. Within a week, it had 70,000 followers.

#cairo-egypt, #fairmont-hotels-and-resorts, #instagram-inc, #sexual-harassment, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #social-media, #weinstein-harvey, #women-and-girls

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Alphabet, shareholders settle in lawsuits over sexual harassment at Google

Google's corporate headquarters.

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Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said today it has settled a set of shareholder lawsuits related to the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. Alphabet will commit $310 million to corporate diversity programs over the next decade, and the company agreed to allow its board to take on a greater oversight role in misconduct cases.

As part of the new agreement, Alphabet will expand on its current policy of “prohibiting severance for anyone terminated for any form of misconduct,” to include anyone who is currently under investigation for “sexual misconduct or retaliation,” Google VP of People Operations Eileen Naughton said in a company blog post.

The settlement is the outcome of a consolidated set of lawsuits investor groups filed against Alphabet in California in 2018, alleging that the company breached its fiduciary duty to shareholders when it retained, and handsomely paid off, male executives credibly accused of sexual harassment. (Other shareholder suits, in federal court and in Delaware, are still in progress, according to the New York Times.)

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#alphabet, #biz-it, #google, #investors, #lawsuits, #policy, #settlements, #sexual-harassment, #shareholders

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Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Google’s parent company was hit with a wave of lawsuits after The New York Times reported that an accused executive had received a $90 million exit package.

#metoo-movement, #alphabet-inc, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #executive-compensation, #google-inc, #rubin-andrew-e-1962, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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The Met Opera Fired James Levine, Citing Sexual Misconduct. He Was Paid $3.5 Million.

The terms of the settlement between the renowned conductor and the company he shaped have not been previously disclosed.

#metoo-movement, #classical-music, #gelb-peter, #levine-james, #metropolitan-opera, #opera, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Amy Dorris Alleges Trump Sexually Assaulted Her at US Open

#dorris-amy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cleaners Demand Harassment Safeguards From the Booking Service Handy

Workers for a home services company say they face sexual harassment and unfair fees. A civil rights group is asking California regulators to step in.

#california, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #handy, #labor-and-jobs, #sexual-harassment

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Struggle Over Sexual Abuse Accusations Divides French Feminists

A new generation of activists led the charge against Christophe Girard, a former deputy mayor of Paris and supporter of the pedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff.

#metoo-movement, #alice-coffin, #black-people, #girard-christophe-1956, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #matzneff-gabriel, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #springora-vanessa, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Investigations at Essence Find No Evidence of Abusive Work Culture

Two law firms interviewed current and former employees after an anonymous essay accused company leaders of bullying and harassment.

#black-people, #bullies, #dennis-richelieu, #discrimination, #essence-magazine, #magazines, #morgan-lewisbockius, #proskauer-rose, #sexual-harassment, #wanga-caroline-a, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Army to Investigate Chain of Command’s Actions at Fort Hood After Killing

Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy asked those leading the inquiry to examine whether commanders at the Texas base allowed a climate of harassment to spread.

#metoo-movement, #aguilar-cecily, #defense-department, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #mccarthy-ryan-d, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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N.F.L. Takes Over Sexual Harassment Investigation of Washington Team

The law firm conducting the investigation into the claims of more than a dozen women will now answer to officials at league headquarters.

#football, #friel-lisa-m, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins, #wilkinson-walsh

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Family of Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead Demands Congress Investigate

The police said there was no sign of foul play after they found a body, believed to belong to Sgt. Elder N. Fernandes, about 30 miles from the base in Central Texas.

#fernandes-elder-n, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #missing-persons, #sexual-harassment, #texas, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Yale Law Professor Is Suspended After Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Jed Rubenfeld, a high-profile professor who helped students obtain sought-after clerkships, denied he had harassed anyone.

#chua-amy, #colleges-and-universities, #gerken-heather-k, #law-schools, #new-haven-conn, #rubenfeld-jed, #sexual-harassment, #yale-university

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Kevin Clarkson Steps Down as Flurry of Text Messages Are Aired

“So what are you doing sweet lady?” A flurry of 558 messages was sent by a senior state official over 27 days.

#alaska, #anchorage-daily-news, #clarkson-kevin-g, #government-employees, #propublica, #sexual-harassment, #text-messaging, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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Private Infighting Roils Owners of Washington N.F.L. Team

The team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, wanted to overhaul it this season, but, as court filings show, that task has been complicated by fractions between him and the franchise’s other shareholders.

#blair-mary-ellen, #coaches-and-managers, #dwight-schar, #fedex-corporation, #football, #media-entertainment-arts-worldwide, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-redskins, #wright-jason-1982

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For Bill Clinton, a Chance to Address a Party That Has Left Him Behind

When the former president speaks on Tuesday, it will be the first Democratic convention in 36 years where he will be little more than a bystander, as the party he once led to the political center shifts steadily to the left.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #democratic-national-convention, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees

Zomato, a global food-delivery company based in India, drew praise for introducing the policy. Its chief executive says there is no “shame or stigma” in applying for the time off.

#discrimination, #estrogen, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #menstruation, #sexual-harassment, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zomato-media-pvt-ltd

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Catholic Churches Drop Hymns After Accusations Against Composer

David Haas, a composer known for “Blest Are They,” “We Are Called,” “You Are Mine” and other favorites, has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by multiple women, an advocacy group says.

#christians-and-christianity, #haas-david, #los-angeles-calif, #roman-catholic-church, #sexual-harassment, #st-paul-minn

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A Professor Was a Twitter Hoax

A professor at Arizona State University does not exist.

#metoo-movement, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #your-feed-selfcare

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A #MeToo Moment in the Military

What happened to 20-year-old Specialist Vanessa Guillen, and how the United States responded.

#metoo-movement, #guillen-vanessa, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Ashley Judd Can Sue Harvey Weinstein for Sexual Harassment, Court Rules

The ruling reversed a lower court’s dismissal of one of the claims brought by the actress against the now-imprisoned movie mogul.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #decisions-and-verdicts, #judd-ashley, #movies, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weinstein-harvey, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Accusation’

An examination of the truth, in a moment when facts can seem malleable.

#sexual-harassment

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A.O.C. and the Daughter Defense

Sorry, Ted Yoho. Having daughters doesn’t get you a sexism free pass.

#house-of-representatives, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #yoho-ted

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Cathy Areu and Jennifer Eckhart Sue Fox News and Hosts, Claiming Misconduct

The lawsuit depicts a misogynist culture at the cable network, which fired Ed Henry, a longtime anchor, after an investigation of misconduct claims last month.

#fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #henry-ed-1971, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #television, #wigdor-douglas-h

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More Resignations, but No Sign Yet of a Change in Gaming Culture

Since dozens of women spoke up about harassment in gaming last month, prominent industry figures have resigned. But has anything really changed?

#atari, #computer-and-video-games, #sexual-harassment, #ubisoft-entertainment, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

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Washington N.F.L. Harassment Report Shocked Many, but Not Women

Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”

#football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Seoul Will Investigate #MeToo Accusations Against Dead Mayor

A fact-finding team will have no power to subpoena or indict anyone, but women’s rights activists and the mayor’s accuser have called for an investigation anyway.

#metoo-movement, #mayors, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Judge Upends Harvey Weinstein Settlement, Questioning Its Approach

The judge questioned whether the women involved in the proposed $25 million settlement constituted a legal class. And he called $12 million to be allotted to Mr. Weinstein’s and his former film company directors’ legal fees “obnoxious.”

#sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weinstein-harvey, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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