A Timeline of R. Kelly’s Downfall, Three Decades in the Making

From the initial allegations in the 1990s to the #MeToo movement, here is a chronology of the events leading up to his sentencing.

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Houston Texans Lawsuit Expands Inquiry Into Deshaun Watson

One of the 24 women who sued Watson for sexual misconduct claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday that the N.F.L. team enabled their star quarterback’s alleged behavior.

#cleveland-browns, #football, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

Roger Goodell Defends Commanders Investigation, but Not Snyder

The N.F.L.’s commissioner defended the league’s investigation into harassment claims against the Washington Commanders, but offered no support of the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, who did not appear.

#football, #goodell-roger, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #maloney-carolyn-b, #national-football-league, #nondisclosure-agreements, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-commanders

Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.

#goodell-roger, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #maloney-carolyn-b, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-commanders, #wilkinson-beth-a, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages

A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.

#california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #cosby-bill, #decisions-and-verdicts, #huth-judy-1959, #playboy-magazine, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

Attack on Women in China Stirs Outrage, and Competing Narratives

Graphic footage of an attack in a restaurant fueled online debate that showed both the growing awareness of women’s rights and how divisive feminism still remains.

#metoo-movement, #china, #gangs, #gender, #jiangsu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tangshan-china, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

What Will the Browns Do About Deshaun Watson?

New revelations about Watson, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with women he hired for massages, have drawn only silence from the Browns but have left some of the team’s fans in anguish.

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After the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial, Is #MeToo Dead?

Nearly five years later, some have concluded that the forces of backlash have won.

#metoo-movement, #debatable, #depp-johnny, #heard-amber, #sexual-harassment

A Wider Lens on the MeToo Backlash: Who Pays for Societal Change?

The same fundamentals apply to patriarchal systems, whether in Hollywood or India: Threats to men’s status can provoke broader resistance than you might think.

#metoo-movement, #depp-johnny, #discrimination, #equal-rights-amendment, #heard-amber, #india, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #schlafly-phyllis, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

A Prominent Manhattan Doctor Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill performed abusive and unnecessary examinations, a former patient claims in a lawsuit, and pursued her romantically for years. His lawyer says the exams were appropriate.

#american-irish-historical-society, #cahill-kevin-m, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lenox-hill-hospital, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Harvey Weinstein’s Sex Crimes Conviction Is Upheld by New York Court

Mr. Weinstein, who is also awaiting trial in Los Angeles, is serving a 23-year sentence. His conviction was among the most notable of the #MeToo movement.

#metoo-movement, #cosby-bill, #los-angeles-calif, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey

Canada’s Military, Where Sexual Misconduct Went to the Top, Looks for a New Path

A report by a former Supreme Court justice due out Monday will offer recommendations to turn around pervasive sexual assault and harassment.

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The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.

#metoo-movement, #delarue-cecile, #deneuve-catherine, #devynck-helene, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mediapart, #news-and-news-media, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #porcel-florence, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #television, #tf1-group, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

South Korean Workers Turn the Tables on Their Bad Bosses

“South Koreans live with an enormous tolerance for abuse” from the powerful, said one famously bullied advocate. A backlash has erupted.

#bullying, #gabjil-119, #gapjil, #kim-seung-young, #korean-air, #lee-jae-myung, #park-geun-hye, #park-chang-jin, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #workplace-environment

Her Tennis Coach Abused Her. Could the Sport Have Prevented It?

Adrienne Jensen does not know Pam Shriver, the 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion, but both believe tennis needs to change its approach toward predatory coaches.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Report Stuns, From Pulpit to Pews

The results of a sprawling investigation are coursing through every level of Baptist society, at an already fraught moment for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

#baptist-churches, #ministers-protestant, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states

Activision Employees to Cast Union Vote

Employees at a company subsidiary complain about long hours and low pay. On Monday, they could vote to form the first union at a big U.S. gaming company.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #communications-workers-of-america, #computer-and-video-games, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries

Some #MeToo Cases Are Clear-Cut. What Do We Do When They’re Not?

It’s unclear what the actor Frank Langella did on his Netflix show. But firings like his can raise complicated questions.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #langella-frank, #netflix-inc, #sexual-harassment

Eric Garcetti’s Path to Ambassadorship Constricts After Senate Report

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s political future is unclear after a Senate report determined that he “more likely than not” knew about sexual harassment accusations against a top aide.

#garcetti-eric-m, #india, #los-angeles-calif, #mayors, #senate, #sexual-harassment

D.H.S. Watchdog Said Damaging Findings Removed From Reports Were Already Known

Two House committees were so concerned by the explanation that they requested an array of internal documents related to the reports on sexual misconduct and domestic violence.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #domestic-violence, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-homeland-security, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #inspectors-general, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Acquitted of Sexual Misconduct

The charges stemmed from a woman’s allegation that the celebrity chef groped her in a Boston bar in 2017.

#metoo-movement, #batali-mario, #boston-mass, #chefs, #sexual-harassment, #the-chew-tv-program

Chef Mario Batali Goes on Trial in Boston for Sexual Misconduct

Proceedings began Monday in Boston for the celebrity chef on charges that he groped a young woman in a bar.

#batali-mario, #boston-mass, #chefs, #sexual-harassment

Britain’s Parliament Is Rocked by Sexist Episodes. Again.

Encouraging more women to run for office, critics say, is just one way to counter pervasive misogyny and sexual harassment in Parliament.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #house-of-lords-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #rayner-angela-1980, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

As G.O.P. Candidates Face Accusations, Rivals Tread Carefully

In several states, Republican candidates are contending with allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault. Few of their primary rivals want to talk about it.

#metoo-movement, #domestic-violence, #elections-senate, #gibbons-mike-1952, #greitens-eric, #herbster-charles-w, #sexual-harassment, #timken-jane, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Nebraska State Senator Says Candidate for Governor Groped Her

The state senator, Julie Slama, confirmed a news report saying that Charles Herbster, a leading candidate for governor, had touched her inappropriately in 2019. He denied the allegations.

#elections-governors, #herbster-charles-w, #nebraska, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #slama-julie

Cuba Gooding Jr. to Plead Guilty to Forcible Touching

Mr. Gooding had faced a criminal trial on charges of unwanted sexual touching of three women in Manhattan restaurants and nightclubs in 2018 and 2019.

#gooding-cuba-jr, #new-york-city, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports

The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #domestic-violence, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #inspectors-general, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #transportation-security-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

For Prominent Women on Instagram, DMs Can Be a Cesspool of Misogyny

A report on direct messages sent to five women found that “abuse and harmful content is allowed to thrive” on Instagram. The platform’s parent company, Meta, said it disagreed with the report’s conclusions.

#cyberharassment, #heard-amber, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Attorneys General Threaten to Investigate N.F.L.’s Treatment of Female Employees

Six state attorneys general, led by New York’s Letitia James, have “grave concerns” about reports of a workplace culture within the N.F.L. that is “overtly hostile to women.”

#attorneys-general, #discrimination, #flores-brian-1981, #football, #goodell-roger, #james-letitia, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Louis C.K.’s Grammy Victory Leads to Backlash

Some comedians are questioning how the Recording Academy saw fit to bestow an award to someone who had admitted to sexual misconduct.

#metoo-movement, #c-k-louis, #comedy-and-humor, #grammy-awards, #music, #recording-academy, #sexual-harassment, #television, #women-and-girls

Costa Ricans Choose President Amid Discontent and Apathy

A former president faces an upstart economist as the future of a political system that turned Costa Rica into a model of stability is cast in doubt.

#chaves-rodrigo, #costa-rica, #figueres-jose-maria, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #world-bank

Costa Rica’s Close Election Tests Women’s Rights 

In Costa Rica’s runoff on Sunday, voters will decide between a candidate found to have sexually harassed junior employees at the World Bank and a former president once accused of corruption.

#alvarado-quesada-carlos, #arias-sanchez-oscar, #central-america, #chaves-rodrigo, #costa-rica, #elections, #figueres-jose-maria, #sexual-harassment, #womens-rights, #world-bank

Patrick Demarchelier, Fashion Photographer, Dies at 78

The Frenchman was famous for his portraits of supermodels and his close relationship to Princess Diana, and his images are a part of the fashion canon.

#a-world-history-of-photography-book, #coddington-grace, #deaths-obituaries, #diana-princess-of-wales, #fashion-and-apparel, #friedman-vanessa-v, #lindbergh-peter-1944, #magazines, #models-professional, #paris-france, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #vogue

Jonathan Vance Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

The investigation that led to charges against Jonathan Vance, a former chief of Canada’s defense staff, has also ensnared other current and former Canadian military commanders.

#brennan-kellie, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #sexual-harassment, #vance-jonathan-1964

A Texas Grand Jury Is Considering Another Charge Against Deshaun Watson

A grand jury in Houston recently declined to charge Watson with crimes related to accusations of sexual misconduct. A panel in a different county is now considering one last charge.

#brazoria-county-tex, #buzbee-tony-g, #cleveland-browns, #football, #hardin-rusty, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #massage, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #watson-deshaun-1995

Kylie McKenzie Speaks Out Against a Former U.S.T.A. Coach

After being sexually assaulted by a coach at the U.S.T.A. national training center in Orlando in 2018, Kylie McKenzie is starting over on the court, and telling her story with hopes that she can help other women.

#aranda-anibal, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #mckenzie-kylie-1989, #orlando-fla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #us-center-for-safesport

Peter Foley, the Snowboarding Coach, Faces New Misconduct Accusations

Peter Foley, already accused of coercing athletes into posing for nude photos, now faces scrutiny from more women. He has been relieved of his duties as a U.S. Olympic coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #chythlook-sifsof-callan, #coaches-and-managers, #foley-peter-snowboarding-coach, #olympic-games-2022, #sexual-harassment, #snowboarding, #united-states

For $230 Million, the Browns Get Deshaun Watson, and Questions

Cleveland guaranteed Deshaun Watson $230 million over five years. The cost to their reputation as he fights accusations of sexual misconduct will be harder to calculate.

#cleveland-browns, #football, #goodell-roger, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

Ghislaine Maxwell and the Juror Who Kept His Past a Secret

Juror No. 50 in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial withheld his history of abuse. That doesn’t make him a bad juror.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #maxwell-ghislaine, #sexual-harassment

Chris Cuomo Seeks $125 Million From CNN

Mr. Cuomo’s lawyers claim the money is owed to him for wrongful termination.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

Gunman in Yoga Studio Killings Raised Red Flags That Were Missed, U.S. Says

Scott P. Beierle had a history of “misogynistic extremism” before shooting six women in Tallahassee, Fla., in 2018, killing two, according to a Secret Service analysis.

#assaults, #beierle-scott-paul-d-2018, #cheerleaders, #florida, #fraternities-and-sororities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #secret-service, #sexual-harassment, #stalking-crime, #tallahassee-fla, #women-and-girls, #yoga

Trinity Church’s Conductor Put on Leave Amid Investigation

Julian Wachner has been accused of sexually assaulting a Juilliard School employee during a music festival in 2014. He denies the accusation.

#choir-of-trinity-wall-street, #classical-music, #music, #sexual-harassment, #trinity-church-manhattan-ny, #wachner-julian

Former San Jose State Trainer Is Charged With Violating Athletes

The charges in Federal District Court came after the Justice Department found Title IX violations at the university.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #san-jose-state-university, #sexual-harassment, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cuomo Re-emerges and Blames ‘Cancel Culture’ for His Fall

Andrew Cuomo, the ex-governor of New York, said in a speech at a Black church that he wanted to “tell my truth.”

#cancel-culture, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

Andrew Cuomo TV Ad Recasts Him as a Victim of Politics

Andrew Cuomo’s still-active campaign spent $369,000 to recast the sexual harassment case against him, pushing a narrative that he was driven out of office by “political attacks.”

#cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

Anita Hill Takes On Those ‘Trying to Put Black Women in a Box’

The law professor who testified during Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation 30 years ago reflects on what hasn’t changed about the American judiciary.

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #breyer-stephen-g, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #sexual-harassment, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ex-Modeling Agent and Epstein Associate Found Dead in a Paris Jail

Jean-Luc Brunel had been charged with the rape of minors and was suspected of scouting young girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

#andrew-duke-of-york, #brunel-jean-luc-1946, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #sexual-harassment

C.S.U. Chancellor Resigns After Report He Mishandled Complaints

Joseph Castro announced on Thursday that he would resign, a decision that came amid concerns over how he handled sexual misconduct allegations while he was president of Fresno State.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #california, #california-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #fresno-state-university, #sexual-harassment

Cuomo and Top Aide Sued by Trooper Over Sexual Harassment Accusations

Lawyers for Andrew Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa said the suit, which accuses them of discrimination and retaliation, was meritless.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #discrimination, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Japan’s Unions ‘Are Built Around Men.’ Can a Female Leader Change That?

To attract working women, the once-mighty Japanese labor movement must prove it can be a strong ally on issues like child care and sexual harassment.

#discrimination, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #sexual-harassment, #tomoko-yoshino, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations