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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






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






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






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.






steve wynn accused of sexual misconduct, report says


many present and former wynn resorts casino workers told of behavior that represents decades of sexual misconduct, the wall street journal reported        






legislator accused of misconduct removed from committees


madison, wis. (ap) — wisconsin assembly leaders have removed a legislator accused of sexual misconduct from all his committees.two women have accused rep. josh zepnick of kissing them at a 2011 candidate party and at the 2015 state democratic convention. assembly minority leader gordon hintz has called for zepnick to resign but zepnick has refused.zepnick began the 2017-2018 session serving on five committees — energy and utilities; family law; federalism and interstate relations; financial institutions; and mental health.kit beyer, a spokeswoman for assembly republican speaker robin vos, said tuesday that hintz requested that vos remove zepnick from all those committee assignments and vos complied.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.hintz confirmed he made the reques






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






jeremy piven accused of sexual misconduct by three more women


former "entourage" star jeremy piven has been accused of sexual misconduct by three more women in instances that allegedly occurred between 1985 and 1996.according to a report from buzzfeed news, each of the women -- one of whom preferred not to be identified -- claim to have experienced aggressive sexual advances from piven, including being pinned on a couch and against a wall. one of the women says that piven exposed himself to her in his los angeles home after a consensual encounter turned aggressive.piven released a statement to buzzfeed denying the allegations. in the statement, he refers to a polygraph test regarding whether he had ever used force to obtain sex that he took and passed when the first allegations against him broke in november of last year, and the results of which he p






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.        






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 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






u. of rochester president resigns in wake of sexual misconduct report


after a month-long investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the university, former u.s. attorney mary jo white delivered her findings thursday.        






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.






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






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.        






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






sexual misconduct scandals remind clergy victims of abuse


portland, ore. — when stories of sexual misconduct by powerful men began to fill the news this fall, manny vega immediately flashed back to his childhood.he saw strong similarities between the recent allegations against producers and politicians and his own abuse as a child by his parish priest."the parallels are in the power dynamics," said vega, a former police officer and decorated marine who lives in oxnard, california. "whether you're the leader of a church or the leader of a film studio, you're going to be someone people look up to and someone people go to for guidance. it puts the victim at a horrible disadvantage."while there are key differences, the sexual harassment detailed in today's headlines shares the same well-worn themes that made it so hard for vega and hundreds of other






ontario conservative leader resigns amid sex allegations


toronto — the leader of ontario's conservative opposition party reversed course and resigned thursday amid allegations of sexual misconduct that surfaced just months before an election in canada's most populous province.later, a liberal party minister quit his post on the federal cabinet after being accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks while in provincial politics a decade ago. prime minister justin trudeau said he accepted the resignation of sport and disability minister kent hehr pending an investigation. trudeau made the announcement just before leaving the world economic forum, where he made respect for woman a key feature of a speech.patrick brown, leader of the progressive conservative party of ontario, made his decision to resign after consulting with his caucus on a confe






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.        






democratic leader mulls potential zepnick punishment


madison, wis. (ap) — assembly democrats are weighing what punishment rep. josh zepnick deserves after two women accused him of sexual misconduct.the capital times reported friday that two women who requested anonymity accused zepnick of trying to kiss them at a 2011 candidate party and at the 2015 state democratic convention. zepnick has said he doesn’t remember the incidents but has apologized.assembly democratic minority leader gordon hintz tweeted friday that zepnick should resign. hintz’s spokeswoman, emily pritzkow, said monday that hintz’s office was researching potential punishments.hintz could remove zepnick from all the committees he sits on, prohibit him from attending caucus meetings or move to censure him. he also could call for the assembly to vote on expelling zepnick or try






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.        






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






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.        






eleventh woman accuses deputy of sexual misconduct


captionas a sexual-misconduct case deepens within the san diego sheriff’s department -- a 10th women has come forward with a legal claim against the county -- three alleged victims are raising questions about why the accused lawman has not been arrested. as a sexual-misconduct case deepens within the san diego sheriff’s department -- a 10th women has come forward with a legal claim against the county -- three alleged victims are raising questions about why the accused lawman has not been arrested.






connecticut theater dumps musical based on woody allen film


east haddam, conn. (ap) — a connecticut theater has canceled a musical based on a woody allen film, citing sexual misconduct allegations against him and the current dialogue about sexual harassment and misconduct.goodspeed musicals executive director michael gennaro announced thursday that the east haddam-based group is dumping performances of “bullets over broadway” that were scheduled to begin in september.gennaro says the decision was made after conversations with community members, trustees, staff and artists.allen’s adopted daughter, dylan farrow, has renewed allegations that allen molested her in 1992 when she was 7 years old. allen was investigated but not charged, and he has long denied the allegations.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“bullets over broadway






wouldn't it be nice to have a president with the moral authority to bring up #me


it wasn't a surprise that president trump didn't mention the #metoo movement in his state of the union speech tuesday night. the leader of the free world has his own issues with sexual misconduct. about 20 women have accused him of groping or sexual assault over the decades, which he categorically dismisses as "fake news." even so, the now-infamous "access hollywood" recording, in which he boasts about of grabbing women in their crotches and kissing them against their will, would make any acknowledgment of sexual harassment highly suspect and politically tricky, to say the least.






fort benning drill sergeants suspended amid sexual misconduct claims


an investigation into a sexual assault claim revealed evidence of possible sexual misconduct involving drill sergeants, the army said.        






fx ceo says no sex misconduct by louis c.k. while at company


pasadena, calif. — fx networks ceo john landgraf says an investigation into sexual misconduct by louis c.k. found nothing involving his work for the company over the past eight years.the investigation followed a published report of misbehavior, landgraf told tv critics friday. the network cut ties in november with c.k. after he admitted wrongdoing.after the comedian was accused by five women of sexual misconduct, netflix scrapped plans for an upcoming louis c.k. stand up special, the release of c.k.'s feature film "i love you, daddy" was shelved and hbo removed his work from its on demand video streaming service.c.k. has said the allegations are true and expressed remorse.






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






ice cream best bets on long island


sweet treats on the wharf, port washington: in the nearly two decades that douglas shepardson has run sweet treats on the wharf, he has produced most of the frozen desserts known to man: ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt, italian ice, sorbet and shave ice, a hawaiian specialty in which finely ground ice is topped with sweet, colorful, fruit-flavored syrup, resulting in a refreshing solid-going-slushy beverage. buy a cup, then stroll onto inspiration wharf for one of the best views on the north shore. (credit: yvonne albinowski) if you're tired of ice cream, you're tired of life. truly, it is providence's perfect food. but you know humans -- they like to tinker with perfection. here are some variations on the theme of ice cream on long island....






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






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






rio's valongo slave wharf becomes unesco heritage site


image copyrightafpimage caption the old stone wharf is now inland, after successive land reclamation projects in rio a wharf in rio de janeiro where nearly a million african slaves are estimated to have landed has been declared a world heritage site by the un cultural organisation, unesco.the valongo wharf operated for three centuries and became the biggest entry point for african slaves in brazil.its remains were discovered during renovation work for the 2016 olympics. brazil was the main destination for african slaves in the americas. after the long journey across the atlantic, emaciated african captives were kept in the wharf area to recover and gain weight, so they could be sold on at slave markets. many did not survive and were buried at a nearby cemetery. image copyrightafpimage capt






nancy pelosi calls for rep. john conyers' resignation amid sexual misconduc


the house minority leader said misconduct allegations against conyers are "serious, disappointing, and very credible."        






the harvey weinstein effect: tracking the accused


tracking the many men accused of sexual misconduct since the scandal broke.        






fx ceo says no sex misconduct by louis c.k. while at company


pasadena, calif. (ap) — fx networks ceo john landgraf says an investigation into sexual misconduct by louis c.k. found nothing involving his work for the company over the past eight years.the investigation followed a published report of misbehavior, landgraf told tv critics friday. the network cut ties in november with c.k. after he admitted wrongdoing.after the comedian was accused by five women of sexual misconduct, netflix scrapped plans for an upcoming louis c.k. stand up special, the release of c.k.’s feature film “i love you, daddy” was shelved and hbo removed his work from its on demand video streaming service.c.k. has said the allegations are true and expressed remorse.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






louis c.k. scandal: fx, netflix, publicist cut ties after admission of sexual mi


"fx networks and fx productions are ending our association with louis c.k," the companies said friday after the comic admitted to sexual misconduct.        






some legislatures lack sexual misconduct policies, training


jefferson city, mo. — after a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years.a 50-state review by the associated press found that almost all legislative chambers now have at least some type of written sexual harassment policy, though they vary widely, and many are placing a greater emphasis on preventing and punishing sexual misconduct as they convene for their 2018 sessions.this week alone, lawmakers in arizona, idaho and rhode island underwent detailed training about sexual harassment, some for the first time.yet about a third of all legislative chambers do not require lawmakers to receive training abo






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.






media face challenges in rush to sexual misconduct reckoning


new york — 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 believes that if he hadn't talked publicly about romantic relationships with subordinates at his company, the behavior that led to his downfall, the public would make little distinction between him and those who have been accused of sexual assault or rape.conflation of different forms of misbehavior — the idea itself is controversial — is one of the issues facing media organizations covering the fast-moving story of sexual misconduct that went into overdrive with investigations into hollywood mogul harvey weinstein's behavior."the media is painting with too broad a brush," smiley said. "we have lost all sense of nuance and proportion