Sexual misconduct

In this Thursday, March 8, 2018, photo, Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, listens to debate on a concealed carry bill during action on the floor of the chamber in the State Capitol in Denver. The Republican-led Senate has agreed to debate a Democratic resolution calling for the expulsion of Baumgardner, who is accused of inappropriately touching a former legislative aide. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 02, 2018 - 11:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Republican-led Senate voted late Monday against expelling a GOP senator accused of groping a former legislative aide. Senators voted 17-17 to defeat the measure to expel Sen. Randy Baumgardner, who represents a rural northwest Colorado district. Baumgardner was the second...
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In this April 1, 2018 photo, Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks during the afternoon session of General Conference in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday, April 2, about its approach to sexual abuse after Cook, praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming. (Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday about its approach to sexual abuse after a top leader praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming. Quentin L. Cook, a...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)
April 02, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors and the defense began the difficult task of picking a jury for Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial Monday amid a powerful #MeToo movement that has pierced the consciousness of the men and women who will sit in judgment of the 80-year-old comedian. All but one of...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Saturday, March 31, 2018, some Connecticut Democrats are calling for their embattled colleague to step down for not protecting female staffers who say they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 31, 2018 - 8:28 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Embattled Connecticut U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is ignoring calls from fellow Democrats for her to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff. Esty is an outspoken advocate...
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March 31, 2018 - 11:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the sexual harassment complaints against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein were made by actresses who were effectively "prostitutes." Dmitry Peskov says "they earned hundreds of millions of dollars, and after 10 years they say that...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington about bipartisan legislation on gun safety. Esty is apologizing for failing to protect female employees who say they were harassed by her former chief of staff. Current chief of staff Timothy Daly says the Democratic congresswoman on Thursday, March 29, 2018, also personally repaid the federal government $5,000 in severance paid to now-fired Tony Baker. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 30, 2018 - 7:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement, has found herself in the awkward position of apologizing for not protecting female staffers in her Washington office who say they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former...
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In this Oct. 24, 2013, photo, Ohio state Rep. Richard Perales, R-Beavercreek, discusses the Wright brothers' first powered flight at a news conference in Miamisburg, Ohio. Jocelyn Smith, a nurse who exchanged sexual text messages with Perales, has launched a campaign to unseat him and threatened to release more details about their relationship if he doesn't resign. (Chris Stewart/Dayton Daily News via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 4:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman with whom an Ohio state lawmaker exchanged sexual text messages has launched a campaign to unseat him and threatened to release more details about their relationship if he doesn't resign. The unusual faceoff between Republican Rep. Rick Perales, of Beavercreek, and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018 file photo, Charlie Walk participates in "The Four" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Walk is leaving Republic Records after an investigation into sexual misconduct. The company, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, said in a short statement Wednesday that “Republic Records and Charlie Walk have mutually agreed to part ways.” Walk had been on leave since January. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2018 - 7:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Walk, who has been a top executive at several record labels and worked with artists such as Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, is leaving his job as president of Republic Records after a sexual misconduct investigation, the company said Wednesday. The record label and Walk...
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Zelda Perkins poses for a portrait prior to testifying before British lawmakers investigating workplace sexual harassment in London, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.Harvey Weinstein's former assistant says she tried to prevent him abusing women almost two decades ago, making him sign a legal agreement that required him to seek therapy and mend his ways. Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's film company in 1998, along with a colleague who accused the movie mogul of trying to rape her. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 28, 2018 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's former British assistant said Wednesday that a gag order she had to sign when she left his film company was "morally lacking in every way" and failed to stop the movie producer's harassment and abuse of women. Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's firm Miramax in 1998...
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March 28, 2018 - 1:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey and determined that no further action is required. The film academy said late Tuesday that Bailey will remain in his position, which he...
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