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connecticut theater director accused of sexual misconduct


new haven, conn. (ap) — a connecticut theater’s artistic director is on administrative leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct.long wharf theatre board chair laura pappano says she placed gordon edelstein on leave monday following a report by the new york times.the newspaper says it interviewed four women on the record who alleged unwanted sexual contact by edelstein since his arrival in 2002, including one who complained to theater management in 2006. other former employees alleged the prominent director made sexually explicit remarks at the new haven theater.pappano says they knew of no instance in which a complaint was filed and not dealt with. she says many accusations detailed by the newspaper weren’t previously reported.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.ede






theater director fired amid sexual misconduct claims


new haven, conn. — a connecticut theater's artistic director has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct.the board of trustees for the long wharf theatre in new haven voted unanimously tuesday night to fire gordon edelstein, who was placed on leave monday following a report in the new york times.no one answered a phone listing wednesday for edelstein's home in new york city.the times reported monday that it interviewed four women on the record who alleged unwanted sexual contact by edelstein since his arrival in 2002. one of the women, who complained to theater management in 2006, accused edelstein of unwanted groping and kissing, and alleged he masturbated in front of her. other former employees told the times the prominent director made sexually explicit remarks.theater board ch






weinstein's impact: list of men accused of sexual misconduct


new york — since the new york times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against hollywood mogul harvey weinstein in october, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the u.s. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. a look at some of the men accused:entertainment:— producer harvey weinstein— accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or assault. fired by the weinstein co. and expelled from various professional guilds. under investigation by police departments in new york, london, beverly hills and los angeles. weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way i've behaved with colleagues in the past."— celebrity chef john besh — accused by 25 women of s






gordon edelstein, long wharf theater leader who formerly headed seattle’s act, a


four women spoke on the record, describing unwanted sexual contact by edelstein since his arrival in 2002 at long wharf, a respected nonprofit theater in new haven, connecticut. six other former long wharf employees described frequent sexually explicit remarks in the workplace by edelstein, who led seattle’s a contemporary theatre (act) from 1997 to 2002.the groping began about two months after kim rubinstein began working at long wharf theater in 2003, she said.she was having dinner at a restaurant with her new boss: gordon edelstein, the artistic director, a college friend with whom she had a one-night fling decades earlier, before he got married. toward the end of the meal, after returning from the bathroom, he suddenly kissed her, with his tongue.“i immediately stopped him, told him to






playwright israel horovitz accused of sexual misconduct


israel horovitz, the longtime playwright-director who helmed the 2014 film “my old lady,” has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine women.the women came forward in a report in the new york times, speaking on the record about allegations that stretch back to 1986, and one of which occurred as recently as last year. one rape is alleged, as are multiple instances of forced kissing and groping.gloucester stage, the massachusetts theater where he was founding artistic director, severed ties to horovitz after learning of the allegations last week, according to the times. executives at gloucester stage couldn’t be reached for immediate comment.horovitz has written some 70 plays and regularly served as a mentor to young writers, some of whom are among his accusers. his plays includes “park you






correction: sexual misconduct-the accused story


new york — in a story that nov. 30, and previously moved on nov. 10, nov. 17, nov. 22 and nov. 24, about powerful men who have been accused of sexual misconduct, the associated press reported erroneously that celebrity chef john besh had been accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. the women have accused male superiors at besh's restaurants of systematic harassment, and one woman has accused the celebrity chef of pressuring her into a sexual relationship. besh has said he believes that relationship was consensual.a corrected version of the story is below:anchors, moguls, politicians: the growing list of accusedmatt lauer and garrison keillor added to roster of powerful men accused of sexual misconduct in wake of harvey weinstein scandalnew york (ap) — since the new york times published a






no criminal charges over choate boarding school allegations


wallingford, conn. — police in connecticut say former faculty and staff members accused of sexual misconduct at the prestigious choate rosemary hall boarding school can't be charged criminally because of the statute of limitations.choate provided a report from outside investigators this month naming a dozen educators accused of sexual misconduct while at the wallingford school, whose famous alumni include john f. kennedy, michael douglas, glenn close and ivanka trump.the meriden record-journal reports (http://bit.ly/2qbhf5t ) wallingford police chief william wright says the statute of limitations for each case expired.the report includes allegations from 24 former students of misconduct from 1963 to 2010.wright says two more choate graduates accused two faculty members not named in the rep






elite boarding school choate rosemary hall, in connecticut, details decades of s


wallingford, conn. -- a new report names 12 former faculty and staff members at an elite connecticut boarding school who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with students that went on for decades.an investigator hired by choate rosemary hall in wallingford released the report thursday that graphically recounts the alleged experiences of 24 former students.the report says the alleged sexual misconduct took place between 1963 and 2010 and included “intimate kissing,” ‘’sexual intercourse” and “forced or coerced intercourse.”no current faculty or staff members have been implicated in the misconduct claims and there are no reports relating to any current students.the report notes that in some cases the school acted quickly in response to the alleged sexual misconduct, but in other cases it






weinstein's impact: list of men accused of sexual misconduct


new york — since the new york times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against hollywood mogul harvey weinstein in october, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the u.s. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.to be sure, prominent men have faced sexual misconduct claims before. but the accusations against weinstein have opened a floodgate, sparked an international conversation and put new pressure on companies, industries, and political leaders to respond. president donald trump has condemned some of the accused, been more muted about others, and found himself again being asked about sexual harassment and misconduct allegations leveled against him during last year's presidential campaign.






weinstein's impact: list of men accused of sexual misconduct


new york — since the new york times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against hollywood mogul harvey weinstein in october, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the u.s. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.to be sure, prominent men have faced sexual misconduct claims before. but the accusations against weinstein have opened a floodgate, sparked an international conversation and put new pressure on companies, industries, and political leaders to respond. president donald trump has condemned some of the accused, been more muted about others, and found himself again being asked about sexual harassment and misconduct allegations leveled against him during last year's presidential campaign.






sexual harassment: more stars facing accusations


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption actors dustin hoffman (l) and kevin spacey (r) have been accused of sexual misconduct two oscar-winning actors, a hollywood filmmaker and a senior us news editor are the latest high-profile figures to be accused of sexual harassment.the actors kevin spacey and dustin hoffman have been accused of sexual misconduct and have issued apologies.meanwhile, six women have accused brett ratner, director of the rush hour film series and x-men: the last stand, of sexual harassment or misconduct. ratner's lawyer "categorically" denied all of the accusations on his behalf.a representative for spacey released a short statement to the us media, saying the actor "is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. no other information is available at thi






sexual harassment: more stars facing accusations


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption actors dustin hoffman (l) and kevin spacey (r) have been accused of sexual misconduct two oscar-winning actors, a hollywood filmmaker and a senior us news editor are the latest high-profile figures to be accused of sexual harassment.the actors kevin spacey and dustin hoffman have been accused of sexual misconduct and have issued apologies.meanwhile, six women have accused brett ratner, director of the rush hour film series and x-men: the last stand, of sexual harassment or misconduct. ratner's lawyer "categorically" denied all of the accusations on his behalf.a growing number of allegations have been made against public figures in recent weeks.the allegations have been sparked by multiple women speaking out against the hollywood mogul harvey weinste






sexual harassment: more stars facing accusations


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption actors dustin hoffman (l) and kevin spacey (r) have been accused of sexual misconduct two oscar-winning actors, a hollywood filmmaker and a senior us news editor are the latest high-profile figures to be accused of sexual harassment.the actors kevin spacey and dustin hoffman have been accused of sexual misconduct and have issued apologies.meanwhile, six women have accused brett ratner, director of the rush hour film series and x-men: the last stand, of sexual harassment or misconduct. ratner's lawyer "categorically" denied all of the accusations on his behalf.a growing number of allegations have been made against public figures in recent weeks.the allegations have been sparked by multiple women speaking out against the hollywood mogul harvey weinste






the latest: indie los angeles theater cinefamily to shutter


los angeles — the latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against powerful men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local):5:45 p.m.the independent movie theater cinefamily is closing in the wake of investigations into the sexual misconduct of two of its executives.cinefamily's board of directors said tuesday that it was shutting down after 10 years of operation due to crippling debt. the decision came after the board said it conducted an exhaustive analysis of the theater's reputational and financial status.the los angeles theater came under scrutiny in august for sexual misconduct allegations against the theater's executive director hadrian belove and board member shadie elnashai, a month prior to the culture shifting harvey weinstein revelations. the board susp






dustin hoffman among stars facing new harassment accusations


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption actors dustin hoffman (l) and kevin spacey (r) have been accused of sexual misconduct two oscar-winning actors, a hollywood filmmaker and a senior us news editor are the latest high-profile figures to be accused of sexual harassment.the actors kevin spacey and dustin hoffman have been accused of sexual misconduct and have issued apologies.meanwhile, six women have accused brett ratner, director of the rush hour film series and x-men: the last stand, of sexual harassment or misconduct. ratner's lawyer "categorically" denied all of the accusations on his behalf.a representative for spacey released a short statement to the us media, saying the actor "is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. no other information is available at this t






no charges over sexual misconduct claims at boarding school


wallingford, conn. (ap) — police in connecticut say former faculty and staff members accused of sexual misconduct at the prestigious choate rosemary hall boarding school can’t be charged because too much time has passed since the alleged crimes occurred.choate provided a report from outside investigators this month naming a dozen educators accused of sexual misconduct while at the school, some dating back more than five decades. famous alumni of the wallingford school include john f. kennedy, michael douglas, glenn close and ivanka trump.the meriden record-journal reports (http://bit.ly/2qbhf5t ) wallingford police chief william wright says the statute of limitations for each case expired and no criminal charges can be filed.the report includes allegations from 24 former students of miscon






kevin spacey seeks treatment as more stars face harassment claims


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the actor won oscars in 1996 and 2000 kevin spacey has said he is seeking treatment after facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a string of men.a representative for the actor said he "is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment".they did not give any information about what kind of treatment he wants. he is one of several hollywood figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct. dustin hoffman has issued an apology while director brett ratner has been accused by six women.a lawyer for ratner, the director of the rush hour films and x-men: the last stand, has "categorically" denied all of the accusations.the allegations have been sparked by multiple women speaking out against the hollywood mogul harvey weinstein, and a sub






connecticut police close investigation of school sex abuse


hartford, conn. (ap) — a connecticut state police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by teachers at a boarding school in the rural, northeastern corner of the state has been closed without producing any criminal charges.the pomfret school, one of several exclusive private schools that have been addressing past abuses, disclosed in september that an independent investigation had found four teachers likely engaged in sexual misconduct as far back as the early 1970s. at the time, the school said some of them had moved on to teach elsewhere and were still working with students.the state police closed its investigation within the last month, trooper kelly grant, a spokeswoman, said tuesday. she said she did not know how many cases were involved but at least one victim did not w






cbs fires charlie rose after sexual-misconduct claims surface; pbs drops his sho


after being accused of years of sexual misconduct the consequences for charlie rose were swift: cbs fired him, pbs dropped him.        






cbs fires charlie rose after sexual misconduct claims surface


"charlie does not get a pass here," stated gayle king at the top of tuesday's show, a day after multiple women accused rose of sexual misconduct.        






media face challenges in rush to misconduct reckoning


new york (ap) — talk-show host tavis smiley isn’t just angry at pbs for firing him on sexual misconduct charges; he’s angry about his depiction in the media.smiley says that if he hadn’t spoken about his romantic relationships with subordinates, the public would make little distinction between them and men who have been accused of sexual assault or rape.conflation of different forms of misbehavior is one of the issues facing news organizations reporting on the fast-moving story about sexual misconduct. even the idea is controversial. many women say that even behavior that seems less egregious still humiliates and victimizes victims.






james franco's new york times talk canceled amid allegations of sexual misconduc


the new york times has canceled a public event with james franco days after the golden globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct.the timestalk event scheduled for wednesday was intended to feature "the disaster artist" director and star and his brother and co-star, dave franco, discussing the film with a times reporter.the times said in a statement that "given the controversy surrounding recent allegations" it was canceling the event.actress violet paley and filmmaker sarah tither-kaplan have recently accused franco on twitter of earlier instances of sexual misconduct.franco was in attendance at tuesday's national board of review awards gala in new york city to present his film's adapted screenplay award. he did not comment on the allegations. an email seeking comment from his publicis






38 women have accused director james toback of sexual harassment


james toback, who directed three robert downey jr. movies, has been accused of years of misconduct in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal.        






who are the 3 women who accused trump of sexual misconduct in megyn kelly interv


jessica leeds, samantha holvey and rachel crooks are three of at least 16 who have accused president trump of sexual harassment or assault.        






conductor dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations


london — renowned conductor charles dutoit has denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct.dutoit's office issued a statement saturday saying the allegations "have absolutely no basis in truth."the associated press reported earlier this week that four women had accused him of sexual assault.dutoit's statement says he is seeking legal advice and plans to defend himself.he says "media accusations on serious physical abuse do not help society tackle these issues properly if the claims are in fact not true."the 81-year-old dutoit is artistic director and principal conductor at the royal philharmonic orchestra in london.






director morgan spurlock says he's 'part of the problem' of sexua


the 'super size me' documentarian has revealed his own tales of sexual misconduct.        






poll: most say sex misconduct victims are underprotected


washington — most americans say sexual misconduct is a major problem and that too little is being done to protect victims, according to a new poll by the associated press-norc center for public affairs research. but some — particularly republican men — are concerned about the rights of the accused.the sheer speed with which an accusation of sexual misconduct can sink a career rattles some men, and not just republicans. bart cassida, a 40-year-old democrat from indiana, said he tends to believe the accusers. but he's concerned about employers "immediately dismissing people without proper investigation.""people think that men don't mind being that kind of guy," someone physically assertive with women, said dan lee, 65, a palm springs, california, democrat who retired after a four-decade care






former chicago sketch performers among women accusing louis c.k. of sexual misco


comedian louis c.k. has been accused of sexual misconduct in a new york times expose detailing allegations that he repeatedly asked women he encountered in work-related environments to watch him masturbate. the story also scrutinizes the behavior of c.k.’s longtime manager, dave becky, of 3 arts... (joe otterson)






confidential deals can obscure sexual misconduct allegations against doctors as


as prominent men elsewhere lose their jobs over sexual harassment, doctors accused of repeated sexual assault are often little unaffected.        






espn on defensive as report airs women's complaints of toxic workplace


espn, accused by conservative critics of pushing a progressive agenda on its audience of sports fans, now is defending itself against accusations from within that it has fostered a toxic workplace for women.the boston globe, relying on interviews with about two dozen current and former employees, described in a report thursday a “locker-room culture” at the disney-owned, connecticut-based sports media giant in which men hit on female colleagues, give them unsolicited shoulder rubs and openly rank them by appearance.this comes amid heightened awareness of sexual misconduct and abuse of power across american culture and commerce, amplified by daily allegations made public and the #metoo social media movement. sports media have hardly been immune.just this week, five nfl analysts — including






sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country


since last year, at least 40 lawmakers in 20 states have been publicly accused by more than 100 people of some form of sexual misconduct.        






a list: members of congress facing sexual misconduct allegations


several sitting lawmakers stand publicly accused of groping, harassment or other unwanted sexual behavior.        






sen. al franken says he will resign over sexual harassment charges, but denies m


the second-term senator had been accused by more than a half dozen women of inappropriate sexual conduct., but he said the allegations were not true.        






is trump too busy for sexual misconduct lawsuit?


president donald trump’s lawyers argued in new york’s top court monday that trump’s busy schedule prevents him from facing a defamation lawsuit. the suit was brought three days before trump’s inauguration in january by a female contestant on the apprentice who—along with nearly a dozen other women—accused trump of sexual misconduct during the 2016 election campaign.…






oscar-winning filmmaker paul haggis accused of rape, sexual misconduct by 4 wome


lawsuit accusing the oscar-winning filmmaker with raping a publicist prompted three more women to accuse him of rape or sexual misconduct.        






cso guest conductor charles dutoit accused of sexual harassment in chicago


in the latest round of accusations of sexual misconduct that have rocked the classical music world recently, three opera singers and a classical musician — including a former member of the civic orchestra of chicago — have accused the respected conductor charles dutoit of having sexually assaulted them between 1985 and 2010, the associated press has reported.in separate interviews with the ap, the accusers provided detailed accounts of inappropriate behavior by dutoit, including sexual assault, on the sidelines of rehearsals and performances in five cities — chicago, los angeles, minneapolis, philadelphia and saratoga springs, n.y.dutoit, 81, artistic director and principal conductor of london’s royal philharmonic orchestra and a frequent guest conductor with the chicago symphony orchestra






microsoft's game mode arrives soon, here's how it works (updated)


update, 1/27/2017, 1p.m. pst: the insider preview build that contains the new game mode (build 15019) is now available in the fast ring. however, microsoft noted that the build "does have some platform related bugs that will impact the ability to play popular games on your pc." specifically, some games might crash or show black screens because of "a platform issue." in addition, some win32 games will minimize when you start it up and it can't be restored. don't say we didn't warn you.update, 1/25/2017, 2:44 p.m. pst: microsoft informed us that it's unsure if the build will be available by january 26, and the company hasn't provided us with a concrete date for its release. we've changed the headline and the text to reflect the new information.the creators update isn’t coming to windows 10 f