Tag: Sexual Harassment

The Gig Economy’s Sexual Misconduct Problem, and How to Fix It

Uber has released its long-awaited safety report, detailing sexual assaults, fatal physical assaults and motor vehicle fatalities in the United States. The results on sexual assault are disturbing: nearly 6,000 incidents in 2017 and 2018 combined, ranging from “nonconsensual touching” to rape. Though most of the reported rape victims were riders, Uber drivers were victims […]

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Uber: 3,045 Sexual Assaults Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber said on Thursday that it has reports of 3,045 people in the United States being sexually assaulted during its rides in 2018, with nine murdered and 58 killed in crashes, in its first study detailing unsafe incidents on the ride-hailing platform. The number of incidents represented a fraction — just 0.0002 […]

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Riot Games settled gender-discrimination lawsuit for at least $10 million

Riot Games said in court filings that it has agreed to pay at least $10 million to women who worked at the game company as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit over alleged gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The settlement amount, which the Los Angeles Times first reported today, brings the company one […]

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Dissecting Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘Supreme Ambition’

SUPREME AMBITION Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative TakeoverBy Ruth Marcus Brett Kavanaugh had a confirmation hearing like none other, because of the extraordinary testimony of one woman. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her at a high school party decades earlier. “Brett got on top […]

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Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

Three women have accused Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, of making unwanted sexual advances toward them years before his recent turn as a star witness at the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a news report. The women shared their accounts with ProPublica and Portland Monthly, which published […]

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Kristin Scott Thomas on Playing a Different Kind of Part

Last week, Kristin Scott Thomas, the British actress, found herself in an enormous meeting room in the bowels of the Louvre museum, rubbing shoulders with Marlène Schiappa, the French Minister for Equality; François-Henri Pinault, the C.E.O. of Kering; and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris. Ms. Scott Thomas was presiding over the 14th global meeting […]

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Yale Women’s Soccer Coach Leaves School Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The head coach of the Yale women’s soccer team left the university this week after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced from when he coached at a nearby college in Connecticut a decade ago. It was the second time in a year that the team’s head coach had left because of a scandal. The previous job holder […]

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Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts

Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the company. The firm, called IRI Consultants, appears to work frequently for hospitals and other health care organizations. Its website […]

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4 Democratic Candidates Push NBC on Eve of Debate

For Democratic presidential candidates, this week’s debate in Atlanta comes with the political equivalent of home field advantage: A lead sponsor is the cable network MSNBC, whose liberal-leaning talk shows are as mandatory on the campaign trail as diners in Des Moines. So what happens when the home team runs into trouble? MSNBC is part […]

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George Morris, Equestrian Legend, Is Permanently Barred From the Sport

George H. Morris, a former United States Olympic team coach who is widely considered the godfather of equestrian sport, has been permanently barred from the sport after an investigation into “sexual misconduct involving a minor,” it was announced on Tuesday. The United States Equestrian Federation provisionally barred Mr. Morris in August. The United States Center […]

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Roman Polanski’s French Film Industry Support May Be Waning

PARIS — For over 40 years, Roman Polanski has lived and made movies in France, chalking up hits at the box office and collecting accolades including the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. The director has been largely accepted here, even though he fled from the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to […]

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Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heaton’s CBS Show After Making Complaints

In May, CBS employees received an email introducing a new plan for handling sexual harassment complaints. There would be a “very expanded and visible” structure, the email said, with “highly trained HR executives” at every CBS program to “ensure safety and build trust.” Trust was an issue at CBS. In the last two years, the […]

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The Most Watched Show at the Office? Sexual Harassment Training Videos

Troy Dillinger was having a good month. A working actor in Los Angeles, he played in June a lawyer in a Lifetime movie, a coach in a public service announcement about opioids, and a judge in Cardi B’s video “Press.” He also slid into his best creepy smirk and sexually harassed an underling in a […]

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Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women

It was a cheeky birthday gift for a hard-charging boss, a 32-page book of one-liners compiled by colleagues at his company. “The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,” presented in 1990 to the future mayor of New York City, even featured drawings of its namesake in gladiatorial garb. One remark attributed to […]

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University of Illinois Is Stifling NPR Reporting on Sexual Misconduct, Critics Say

A University of Illinois policy requiring NPR member station reporters to disclose information about sources who say they were sexually harassed or assaulted is coming under fire from media organizations and free-speech advocates, who say the rule will have a chilling effect on reporting about sexual misconduct. An investigation published in August by NPR Illinois […]

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McDonald’s Lawsuit Targets ‘Pervasive’ Culture of Sexual Harassment

A former McDonald’s employee who says she was assaulted by a manager at a Michigan store who grabbed her breasts and buttocks is suing the chain, blaming her mistreatment on what she called a culture of sexual harassment. The suit, filed on Tuesday, comes as hundreds of McDonald’s employees in Michigan are planning to go […]

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Woody Allen and Amazon Settle Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Woody Allen and Amazon settled a breach of contract lawsuit that the director had filed after the company backed out of a four-picture movie deal because #MeToo allegations from the 1990s had resurfaced against him. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a one-page filing on Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan. […]

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Tunisia’s #MeToo Started Outside a High School. Will It End in Court?

TUNIS — The imbalance of power seemed unmistakable. On one side, a prominent politician, freshly elected to Parliament. On the other, a 19-year-old student who accused him of sexually harassing her outside her high school. The student’s accusation — initially posted, with photographic evidence, to a private Facebook group — prompted not just shock and […]

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In Yoga, Blurry Lines Easily Crossed

Episode 19: ‘Hands On’ Producer/Director Jamila Wignot When sweaty, barely covered bodies bend and twist in tight space in a yoga class, boundaries can get blurry. What one person may consider a well-intentioned hands-on adjustment to a yoga pose can seem inappropriate to someone else. The combination of physical touch, spirituality and power dynamics have […]

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Star Sommelier Resigns After Accusations of Sexual Assault

The sommelier Anthony Cailan, who was a rising star in the wine world, has resigned from the downtown Manhattan hotel where he worked, after a New York Times report last week in which several women said he had sexually assaulted them. Bogdan Docu, the general manager of the Nolitan hotel, on Kenmare Street, where Mr. […]

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Alphabet Board Investigates Sexual Misconduct Accusations

SEATTLE — Alphabet’s board of directors is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by current and former executives as part of its legal defense against shareholder lawsuits over its handling of the matters, according to documents viewed by The New York Times. The internet giant’s board formed a Special Litigation Committee of independent […]

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Don’t Let Trump Make You Numb to What’s Unacceptable

The problem with being a frog in a beaker is that you may not notice the water temperature rising to a boil. Humans, too. In New Delhi, people get used to air that is filthy. In Syria, to checkpoints. In Angola, to corruption. In China, to propaganda. And in America, we risk becoming numbed to […]

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