Sexual Misconduct

June 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require...
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Vice president Mike Pence speaks at the annual meeting of The Southern Baptist Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance. Pence repeatedly made clear that the SBC — the largest...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2002 file photo, Guess Inc. founders and brothers, from left, Armand, Paul and Maurice Marciano arrive at the company's 20th anniversary party in Los Angeles. Guess Inc. says its co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down after a company-commissioned investigation of allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The company announced in a filing Tuesday, June 12, 2018, with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Marciano is resigning immediately as executive chairman of the Guess board, and his brother and co-founder Maurice Marciano will take over. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 12, 2018 - 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guess Inc. announced Tuesday that its co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down after the completion of a company-commissioned investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The Los Angeles-based fashion company revealed in a filing with the Securities and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 6:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. With virtually no opposition, delegates at the meeting adopted resolutions condemning...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011 file photo, photographer Jean Claude Arnault attends the Kings Nobel dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday June 12, 2018 charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...
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In this Sept. 3, 2013 photo, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz pauses during an interview in New York. Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct. Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" at the logic behind keeping Diaz as fiction editor and felt compelled to step down, effective July 1. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct. Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" at...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Timothy Mapes, chief of staff for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, listens to lawmakers debate at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Sherri Garrett, an employee in Madigan's office, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, accused Mapes of mishandling allegations of sexual harassment on two occasions and making untoward comments to her and others in incidents from 2013 to just a few weeks ago. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
June 06, 2018 - 6:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chief of staff to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan abruptly resigned Wednesday after an employee accused him of lewd comments and of mishandling complaints of sexual harassment. Sherri Garrett, a $42,000-a-year account technician for the House, told a...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for photos in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Persky says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost exactly two years ago, even though it's the reason why he is the target of a June 5 recall election in Santa Clara County. Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The beginning of the end for the first California judge recalled since 1932 began almost exactly two years ago, when Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail instead of a long prison term for sexual...
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Deb Haaland, center, speaks with campaign organizers during the Democratic Primary elections at the Haaland headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday afternoon June 5, 2018. Haaland, a tribal member of Laguna Pueblo, is aiming to become the first Native American woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Juan Labreche)
June 06, 2018 - 2:20 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats rallied around progressive female candidates in Tuesday's primary - including the party's nominee for the Albuquerque area's U.S. House seat who will try to become the first Native American congresswoman. The primary also set up a November race that will...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for a photo with a sign opposing his recall in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Northern California voters are deciding on Tuesday, June 5 whether to remove Persky from office for the first time in decades because he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Persky would be the first California judge recalled from office since 1932 if a majority of voters choose to remove him on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 3:35 a.m. California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate. Democrats temporarily lost their...
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