Sex in society

Pope Francis attends a feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 04, 2019 - 7:40 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a New Zealand bishop Friday over what church officials said was “completely unacceptable” sexual behavior with a young woman. Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan, 59, had offered to resign following an independent investigation into...
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FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. Two actresses have sued Franco and his former acting and film school, saying they were pushed into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations as his students. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the...
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October 03, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, Placido Domingo talks to fans at the "Festspielhaus" opera house after he performed "Luisa Miller" by Giuseppe Verdi in Salzburg, Austria. Domingo resigned Wednesday, Oct. 2, as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from future performances at the company following multiple allegations of sexual harassment reported by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo resigned Wednesday as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from all future performances, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary tenor sexually harassed them there and at opera companies around the country...
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In this undated handout photo taken from the Sussex Royal instagram account, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex visits the memorial to a murdered South African student as a "personal gesture" after "closely following the tragic story". In a quiet visit, Meghan tied a ribbon to the memorial at the post office where university student Uyinene Mrwetyana was attacked. A post on the royals' Instagram account calls the death "a critical point in the future of women's rights in South Africa," where more than 100 rapes are reported every day. (Sussex Royal via AP)
September 28, 2019 - 7:13 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a memorial to a young South African woman whose rape and murder inspired thousands of people to protest the country's high rate of sexual violence. In a quiet stop during a royal tour, Meghan tied a ribbon to the memorial at the post...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown looks on before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, September 15 2019, in Miami Gardens. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 8:52 pm
Antonio Brown's unraveling happened nearly as quickly as his rise in the NFL. One of the most prolific receivers for a decade, the four-time All-Pro got dumped by three teams in 6 1/2 months. The New England Patriots released him last week after a second woman in 10 days accused him of sexual...
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Jazmyne Childs cries during a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, as she describes the sexual harassment she says she endured while employed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, in Raleigh, N.C. She is asking the national NAACP to expel the man whom she identified as the person who assaulted and harassed her. (AP Photo/Martha Waggoner)
September 26, 2019 - 7:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual harassment complaint within the North Carolina NAACP (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The man suspended from the NAACP because of claims that he sexually harassed a former employee in the civil rights organization's national office says he'll seek a hearing...
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2015 file photo shows music producer Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A court has awarded a $15 million judgment to a model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually and emotionally abuse by Grammy-winning music producer Detail. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2019 - 4:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court has awarded $15 million to a model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually and emotionally abuse by Grammy-winning music producer Detail. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of Kristina Buch and against Detail, whose real...
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French journalist Sandra Muller gives a press conference, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. A Paris court has ruled that the woman who launched the French version of the #MeToo movement must pay 20,000 euros ($22,000) in damages and fees for defaming the man she accused of harassment. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 25, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court ruled on Wednesday that the woman who launched the French version of the #MeToo movement must pay 20,000 euros ($22,000) for defaming the man she accused of harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller said she fears the message of the decision is "be quiet." Muller...
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FILE - This May 20, 2006 file photo shows Placido Domingo acknowledging applause after performing at the Metropolitan Opera Gala honoring general manager Joseph Volpe in New York. Domingo has agreed to withdraw from all future performances at the Metropolitan Opera following accusations of sexual harassment made by women in a pair of reports by The Associated Press. The 78-year-old classical music star had been scheduled to sing the title role in the season debut of Verdi's "Macbeth" on Wednesday night, which would have been his first performance in the United States since the reports. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
September 24, 2019 - 11:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera announced Tuesday that Plácido Domingo had agreed to withdraw from his slate of scheduled performances at the opera house following allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women in two Associated Press stories. The opera legend indicated that he...
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