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four women accuse oscar winner paul haggis of sexual misconduct, including two r


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presslos angeles (ap) — four women accuse oscar winner paul haggis of sexual misconduct, including two rapes.the associated press






sen. al franken apologizes -- again


sen. al franken has apologized again for alleged inappropriate conduct as two more women emerged to accuse him of groping.the democrat from minnesota said he was attempting to “regain trust” of his constituency even as some colleagues called for his resignation.following allegations that broke last week involving franken inappropriately touching two women, another two women told huffington post that the senator displayed similar behavior with them. the latest two women were not identified. franken has already apologized, saying that no offense was intended or that he did not recall the incidents in question. franken said he was a “warm person” that may have been too effusive in meetings with women. he said he had met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, "often in






louis c.k. accuser says his behavior was 'common knowledge'


he didn’t call the women liars, which makes him notable in the long lineup of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct or assault in the last six weeks. beyond that, louis c.k.’s response to thursday’s new york times story, in which multiple women accuse the actor of masturbating in front of... (heidi stevens)






beastie boys' adam horovitz sides with women accusing his father of sexual


adam horovitz says he believes the nine women who accuse his father of sexual misconduct in a new york times article.        






don't forget incarcerated women when talking about sexual assault


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






women in california capitol speak out against harassment


sacramento, calif. (ap) — an effort is under way to encourage women to share stories of sexual harassment in california’s capitol.nearly 150 women have signed onto an open letter released monday decrying a culture that encourages women to stay silent over fear of professional repercussions. the signers include lawmakers, lobbyists, legislative staff members and state government employees. the group has created a website called “we said enough” for women to tell their stories.the letter adds to a growing chorus of women posting about harassment and unwanted advances from men following the allegations against hollywood mogul harvey weinstein. it does not accuse any men by name.california assembly speaker anthony rendon and senate president pro tem kevin de leon say sexual harassment is never






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.        






woman arrested on suspicion of trespassing at justin bieber's home for third tim


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angelenos are dying while angry motorists are torching l.a.'s street safety plan


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treasury report slams consumer bureau in latest salvo over arbitration rule


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ex-l.a. county sheriff's deputy given home detention for lying about beating a j


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






journalist mark halperin apologizes after 5 women accuse him of sexual harassmen


veteran journalist mark halperin is apologizing for what he terms "inappropriate" behavior after five women claimed he sexually harassed them while he was a top abc news executive.the co-author of the best-selling book "game change" told cnn wednesday night that he's "deeply sorry" and is taking a "step back" from day-to-day work to deal with the situation. he's currently an analyst for nbc news.his statement came after cnn reported allegations that halperin propositioned, fondled and pushed himself against five women in the early 2000s while he was abc news' political director.the women, who asked to remain anonymous, said they didn't report halperin's conduct because they feared retribution or were embarrassed.halperin says he pursued relationships, sometimes with junior co-workers, but






murder-suicide in joshua tree may have been act of 'sympathy' after injury, fami


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






sears will stop selling whirlpool appliances after 100 years of doing business


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weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight


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murder-suicide in joshua tree: 'he tried to save her the only way he could,' fam


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






cisco systems buying broadsoft for $1.9 billion cash


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






suspect held in series of san fernando valley fires


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






gop would rather see student borrowers get screwed than let consumer agency do i


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off catalina island


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






today: santa rosa stands at a crossroads after the fire


captionsouthern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment. southern california is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. president trump has raised expectations about the gop's timetable for tax reform. the northern california wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director james toback of sexual harassment.






vatican to hear testimony from first man to accuse guam priest of sex abuse


the vatican tribunal working on archbishop anthony s. apuron’s canonical penal trial will be hearing testimony in california from john toves, the first person to publicly accuse apuron in 2014 of sexual abuse, of his cousin.        






cbs suspends charlie rose after 8 women accuse tv host of sexual harassment


eight women have told the washington post that longtime television host charlie rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.the women were employees or aspired to work for rose at the "charlie rose" show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. they ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. rose, 75, whose show airs on pbs and bloomberg tv, also co-hosts "cbs this morning" and is a contributing correspondent for "60 minutes."there are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with rose in multiple interviews with the post. for all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or






journalist mark halperin apologizes after 5 women accuse him of sexual harassmen


five women have come forward accusing journalist mark halperin of sexual harassment in incidents ranging from propositioning them for sex to kissing to grabbing one's breasts against her will.the report from cnn details that three of the five women described halperin pressing an erection against their bodies, an accusation that halperin has denied. he also denied touching one of the women's breasts."during this period, i did pursue relationships with women that i worked with, including some junior to me," halperin said in a statement to cnn wednesday night. "i now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. for that, i am deeply sorry and i apologize. under the circumstances, i'm going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while i properl






4 women accuse filmmaker paul haggis of sexual misconduct


los angeles (ap) — a civil lawsuit charging oscar-winning filmmaker paul haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations.one of the new accusers says haggis forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.and another of the new women speaking out told the associated press that before she managed to run away, haggis told her, “i need to be inside you.”haggis’ lawyer denied the latest accusations, saying, “he didn’t rape anybody.” he had previously denied the lawsuit allegations in a countersuit, which is pending.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.haggis won academy awards for the film “crash.”






eight women accuse tv host rose of sexual harassment


by irin carmon and amy brittain | washington posteight women have told the washington post that longtime television host charlie rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.the women were employees or aspired to work for rose at the “charlie rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. they ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. rose, 75, whose show airs on pbs, also co-hosts “cbs this morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 minutes.”get top headlines in your inbox every afternoon. get the free pm report newsletter.sign upthere are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their inter






bill cosby sex assault allegations and charges


entertainmentkyle kim, christina littlefield and mark olsenmore than 40 women have come forward to publicly accuse bill cosby, 78, of assaulting them over the last 40 years, and most of them said they were drugged. a judge ruled on may 24 that prosecutors had sufficient evidence to bring cosby to trial on accusations he drugged and assaulted a woman in...






newspaper: more women accuse us judge of sexual conduct


san francisco — the washington post says nine more women allege they were subject to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments by a prominent u.s. appeals court judge.in a story published friday, the newspaper says the latest allegations against judge alex kozinski of the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals go back decades and include women who met him at events.the allegations include inappropriate touching and lewd comments.the newspaper reported last week that six former clerks or more junior staff members accused kozinski of inappropriate behavior, including showing them pornography.in a statement through an attorney, kozinski said many of the things being said about him were not true but that he deeply regretted his unusual sense of humor causing offense.the 9th circuit has opened a misc






amid national focus on harassment, trump moves unscathed


washington (ap) — “you can do anything,” donald trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.maybe he could, but not everyone can.the candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have been toppling the careers of powerful men in hollywood, business, the media and politics. he won even though more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct, and roughly half of all voters said they were bothered by his treatment of women, according to exit polls.now, as one prominent figure after another takes a dive, the question remains: why not trump?most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks“a lot of people who voted fo






trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment


washington — "you can do anything," donald trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.maybe he could, but not everyone can.the candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have been toppling the careers of powerful men in hollywood, business, the media and politics. he won even though more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct, and roughly half of all voters said they were bothered by his treatment of women, according to exit polls.now, as one prominent figure after another takes a dive, the question remains: why not trump?"a lot of people who voted for him recognized that he was what he was, but wanted a change






federal investigators accuse google of underpaying women


washington -- in recruiting videos, google says it wants more women at the top of the company. “we want to see more women in senior leadership positions,” says one video. “we want to see more people from underrepresented groups because it makes us a better company.”but the department of labor is investigating the tech giant for gender pay discrimination. playvideomoneywatch4 big reasons for the gender pay gap on average, women working full-time earn just 80 percent of what men do. these are the major reasons for that disparity. at a court hearing friday,  a labor department official said the agency found “systemic compensation disparities against women” at google.the government sued google in january, demanding statistics on employee compensation. federal contractors are required to comply






38 accuse writer/director james toback of sexual harassment


los angeles (ap) — writer and director james toback, who got an oscar nomination for writing “bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published sunday in the los angeles times.in the report, many of the women allege that toback approached them on the streets of new york city and promised stardom. his meetings would often end with sexual questions and toback masturbating in front of them, according to the accounts.toback denied the allegations to the los angeles times.thirty-one of the women spoke on the record including musician louise post, who is a guitarist and vocalist for the band veruca salt, and “as the world turns” actress terri conn.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.toback hasn’t responded to a request for comment from the asso






four women accuse director paul haggis of sexual misconduct


four women have accused oscar-winning director and screenwriter paul haggis of sexual misconduct, including two allegations of rape.the allegations follow dueling lawsuits filed dec 15 in new york, in which publicist haleigh breest accused haggis of rape. haggis responded by suing her for infliction of emotional distress, alleging that she was attempting to extort him.after the suits were filed, three additional women contacted breest’s attorneys with allegations against haggis, 64, best known for the films “million dollar baby” and “crash,” the associated press reported friday. one of the women said she was a 28-year-old publicist when haggis forced her to perform oral sex and raped her in 1996.attorneys for haggis did not immediately respond to the times’ request for comment on friday.br






disappointment in franken's speech from advocates, accusers


accusers react"i think his resignation was the best for the integrity of the office, because there is no integrity if we're not holding everyone accountable. it's a lose-lose situation here. it's not like i'm jumping up and down rejoicing. you are watching somebody probably having the worst day of his life. i feel bad, and feel bad for his family."leeann tweeden, the first woman to accuse franken, to the washington post"you can't be a champion of women and then turn around and assault us. it's not how it works."stephanie kemplin, who said franken groped her during a uso tour 14 years ago, to the washington post"it wasn't an apology to his victims. it was a man feeling sorry for himself that this came up. … the right thing to do was to not parade his victims in front of the ethics committee






dustin hoffman exposed self to teen girls, new report says


when the first accuser came forward in early november to accuse dustin hoffman of sexually harassing her when she was a 17-year-old film intern, the film legend said that such disrespectful behavior is “not reflective of who i am.”even after a second woman claimed that she, too, had been sexually harassed by one of america’s most celebrated actors, he took umbrage at anyone’s contention that he doesn’t have the “utmost respect for women.”in a contentious public discussion with hbo host john oliver last week, the two-time academy award winner argued that he understood the day-to-day challenges that women face in a sexist society and that’s why he chose to star in 1983’s “tootsie,” playing a man who masquerades as a middle-aged woman.but hoffman, 80, may be running out of excuses and defense






female founders accuse vc justin caldbeck of making unwanted advances


yesterday the information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from silicon valley venture capitalist, justin caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of binary capital. (pictured above speaking about deal sourcing in this youtube video.)the women include niniane wang, co-creator of google desktop and a prior cto of minted; and susan ho and leiti hsu, co-founders of journy, a travel planning and booking service.update 4:18 pm pt: since we originally published this story, caldbeck issued an apology and announced he is taking an indefinite leave of absence. techcrunch has also been able to touch base with hsu.“while we’re happy that he apologized and we’re happy especially for the support






enrique peña nieto put in tough spot by donald trump


mexico city—when mexican president enrique peña nieto’s aides urged him last summer to confront republican presidential nominee donald trump over vowing to build a border wall and saying mexico was sending ists to the u.s., mr. peña nieto declined. “i may have this guy sitting across the table from me someday, and i need to think about mexico’s interests,” he said, according to an aide who witnessed the exchange.mr. peña...