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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.        






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.        






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 assaults increase at u.s. military academies, pentagon reports


sexual assaults increased at two of the three u.s. military academies last year, and sexual misconduct reports likely increased at all three, the pentagon said wednesday.the new data represents the latest setback for the military in its efforts to reduce sexual misconduct. the services have struggled to explain a series of recent problems, including disclosure of marines and other military members sharing nude photos of women on websites and social media.misconduct reports increased at the u.s. military academy at west point, n.y., the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, md., and the u.s. air force academy near colorado springs, co., according to data from anonymous surveys the pentagon conducts.the study showed that assaults declined at the air force academy, but increased at the two other s






many want to avoid political talk this thanksgiving


by laurie kellman and emily swanson | associated presswashington (ap) — pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. the already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes.from gop president donald trump to democratic sen. al franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that could keep tensions high at the holiday table. more than a third of americans dread the prospect of politics coming up over thanksgiving, a new poll shows.glenn rogers, a republican from los angeles, says he asks people around the table to talk about things to celebrate from the past year. not everyone, he knows, will be toasting the trump presidency.“for the most part, we get to the point where we know that we






hinsdale south’s josh king among 3 michigan state football players charged with


josh king arrived at michigan state with high expectations. the state wrestling champ at hinsdale south and u.s. army all-american at defensive end was regarded as the top football prospect in illinois.but following an investigation that michigan state police say involved more than 100 interviews and contacts, prosecutors tuesday charged king with one count of first-degree sexual misconduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.this michigan state case comes on the heels of disturbing sexual assault scandals at baylor and minnesota that have called national attention to this issue, particularly on university campuses and in college sports.spartans coach mark dantonio on tuesday announced that king and teammates donnie corley and demetric vance have been dismissed from the t






louis c.k. hit with multiple sexual misconduct claims


louis c.k.'s new film premiere and appearance on colbert are canceled amidst multiple claims of sexual misconduct.        






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)






st. olaf college to strip professor's name from building after reports of sexual


st. olaf college is taking the unusual step of removing the name of a once-beloved professor from a campus building because of what it calls “credible evidence” of sexual misconduct over the course of several decades.since 2002, the arts building has been named in honor of reidar dittmann, a holocaust survivor who taught art and norwegian at the northfield college for more than 45 years and died in 2010 at age 88.but on thursday, st. olaf president david anderson announced that dittmann’s name will come down from the building amid revelations that multiple former students had come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.“this is a very difficult day at the college,” anderson said in an interview. “frankly, every college has something like this in its history, and when you become awar






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






2 richland police officers fired for sexual misconduct


richland, miss. (ap) — richland police chief russell james says two of his officers have been fired for sexual misconduct.neither of the officers faces charges at this time, and the police department is not releasing their names. details of the alleged misconduct have not been disclosed.wlbt-tv reports the terminations occurred this week. they were officially terminated wednesday after the board of aldermen met a day earlier to make the decision.___most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksinformation from: wlbt-tv, http://www.wlbt.com






not just hollywood: men facing sexual misconduct claims since harvey weinstein


here is a list of powerful men outside of hollywood who've lost jobs or face consequences over sexual misconduct claims after harvey weinstein.        






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






st. olaf to strip prof's name from building after reports of sex misconduct


st. olaf college is taking the unusual step of removing the name of a once-beloved professor from a campus building because of what it calls “credible evidence” of sexual misconduct over the course of several decades.since 2002, the arts building has been named in honor of reidar dittmann, a holocaust survivor who taught art and norwegian at the northfield college for more than 45 years and died in 2010 at age 88.but on thursday, st. olaf president david anderson announced that dittmann’s name will come down from the building amid revelations that multiple former students had come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.“this is a very difficult day at the college,” anderson said in an interview. “frankly, every college has something like this in its history, and when you become awar






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.…






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






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






dartmouth professors face sexual misconduct investigation


the ivy league college said last week that the professors were put on paid leave and had their access to campus restricted due to allegations of serious misconduct.        






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.        






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






university of minnesota launches new crackdown on sexual assault


the university of minnesota plans to step up efforts to prevent sexual assault by mandating training for faculty and staff and creating a presidential advisory committee on sexual misconduct.the moves were announced thursday by president eric kaler at his annual state of the university speech.the changes were recommended by an ad hoc committee following the recent campus uproar over an alleged sexual assault involving multiple gophers football players."recently, our twin cities campus — like too many across the nation — has been at the center of sexual assault news," kaler said.in december, the u suspended 10 players from the football team after an internal investigation of the allegations.six of the players are now facing possible expulsion or suspension from the university.in the wake of






university of minnesota launches new crackdown on sexual assault


the university of minnesota plans to step up efforts to prevent sexual assault by mandating training for faculty and staff and creating a presidential advisory committee on sexual misconduct.the moves were announced thursday by president eric kaler at his annual state of the university speech.the changes were recommended by an ad hoc committee following the recent campus uproar over an alleged sexual assault involving multiple gophers football players."recently, our twin cities campus — like too many across the nation — has been at the center of sexual assault news," kaler said.in december, the u suspended 10 players from the football team after an internal investigation of the allegations.six of the players are now facing possible expulsion or suspension from the university.in the wake of






university of minnesota launches new crackdown on sexual assault


the university of minnesota plans to step up efforts to prevent sexual assault by mandating training for faculty and staff and creating a presidential advisory committee on sexual misconduct.the moves were announced thursday by president eric kaler at his annual state of the university speech.the changes were recommended by an ad hoc committee following the recent campus uproar over an alleged sexual assault involving multiple gophers football players.“recently, our twin cities campus — like too many across the nation — has been at the center of sexual assault news,” kaler said. in december, the u suspended ten players from the football team after an internal investigation of the allegations. six of the players are now facing possible expulsion or suspension from the university.in the wake






prestigious private school official on leave amid sex misconduct claims


the allegation of sexual misconduct at the prestigious fessenden school dates to the 1990s.        






how have conversations about sexual assault changed over time?


in the past weeks, a growing conversation about sexual harassment has erupted.as sexual misconduct allegations against men in hollywood have surfaced, myriad women have publicly shared their stories. we’re exploring how this conversation has changed, generation to generation, and are looking to speak with mothers and daughters/sons on-camera about the differences and similarities in how they were raised to talk, react and take action when it comes to sexual harassment and assault.when you talk to your mothers or children about sexual misconduct, what kinds of concerns arise? how have your personal experiences differed? share your experiences with us.if you live in l.a. county, send us an email with the names of the two participants who would be willing to speak with us. we are looking to s






former louis c.k. manager apologizes for 'not listening'


los angeles — louis c.k.'s longtime manager is apologizing for not taking complaints of his client's sexual misconduct more seriously.dave becky says in a lengthy statement monday that he misunderstood the nature of the allegations brought forth by a female comedy duo in 2002 who claimed c.k. masturbated in front of them without their consent. the allegations by dana min goodman and julia wolov were among several included in a new york times report last week about c.k.'s history of misconduct.becky said he misinterpreted the women's complaint and sought discretion for what he considered an issue of infidelity for his then-married client. at the time, he said, he did not consider the women's interaction with c.k. as "threatening or non-consensual.""if i had, i would have taken this event as






u.k. defense minister resigns after sexual-misconduct allegations


london—british defense secretary michael fallon resigned on wednesday after he was accused of inappropriate conduct toward a radio presenter, becoming the first u.k. politician to quit over allegations of sexual misconduct sweeping through the country’s ranks of power.in a letter published by prime minister theresa may’s office, mr. fallon said his past behavior hadn’t kept to the ideals demanded by military services. mr. fallon, who isn’t resigning from his position as a lawmaker, didn’t specify in his resignation letter...






usmma making moves to address sexual misconduct


capt. ryan sullivan, an attorney with the u.s. military academy, stands ready to represent students who are victims of sexual assault during their first experiences with the military’s justice system.he sits with west point cadets in interrogations, parries questions from investigators and defense counsel, and in some cases pushes prosecutors to dig deeper. “we think you missed some things” is a common refrain, sullivan says.most popularthe military’s special victims counsel program, which is about four years old, has aimed to improve the way in which victims are treated in the armed services and at federal service academies, where coercion, bullying and retaliation, along with sexual assault and sexual harassment, are documented problems. the program’s lawyers, empowered by attorney-clien






a year after rape case, u says reforms are proceeding


a year after accusations of rape between a woman and several gophers football players brought national scrutiny to the university of minnesota, the school continues to work on efforts to reduce sexual misconduct.after an independent investigation released in mid-august cleared the university’s handling of the case, the school is moving forward with reforms that envision “a university community that is safe and free from sexual misconduct and violence,” the school’s dean of public health john finnegan told university regents in august.those changes include strengthening the school’s sexual misconduct policy, an effort that began in february. the proposed policy would add what the independent investigators described as a more “robust definition of affirmative consent.”if affirmative consent






new york times suspends star reporter glenn thrush after sexual misconduct alleg


the newspaper's star political reporter says he has enrolled in a substance abuse program after allegations of drunken 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






lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct at bandon dunes


bandon, ore. (ap) — a renowned oregon golf course and its parent corporation were part of a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct.an employee of bandon dunes golf course sued the longtime general manager of the resort and its parent company, kempersports, alleging sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and negligence. the employee sought $501,0000 for emotional distress and damages.kgw reports court documents show the allegations weren’t limited to the golf club in bandon, oregon. two employees claim the alleged misconduct has been pervasive at the corporate office.a spokesman for kempersports said that the company took “remedial action” when informed of the alleged inappropriate behavior although he did not elaborate on the nature of that action.most read storiesunlimited di






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






texas senator proposes bill to define consent on college campuses | news for col


the texas capitol in austin, texas. (photo: brianna stone)a texas lawmaker proposed a bill last week that would protect against sexual assault on public and private college campuses in the state.state senator kirk watson filed senate bill 967, hoping to change the definition of “consent” when it comes to sexual assault. the bill defines sexual assault as lacking consent of the other person and says the other person has not consented if he/she is:unconsciousphysically unable to resistincapable of assessing the actunaware that the sexual assault is occurringor, if the victim has withdrawn consent but the perpetrator continues anyway.in a news release, watson said, “‘no’ means no, but the absence of ‘yes’ should also mean no.” the university of texas-austin had 31 reported sexual assaults in






media do need to shut up and listen


top trump aide steve bannon took an interview with the new york times to deliver a message to the media. the full story is worth a read, but here’s the beginning:washington — just days after president trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief white house strategist, stephen k. bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been ‘humiliated’ by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as ‘the opposition party’ of the current administration.‘the media should be embarr ed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,’ mr. bannon said in an interview on wednesday.‘i want you to quote this,’ mr. bannon added. ‘the media here is the opposition party. they don’t understand this country. they still do not understand why d