Tag: Sexual Harassment

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Allegations

Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images (Getty Images) With the integrity of the Philadelphia police department crippled by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, commissioner Richard Ross made the abrupt decision to resign on Tuesday. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released an official statement announcing the shocking news. “Today, Commissioner Ross tendered his resignation,” Kenney said in his […]

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Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan’s skyline in the Miramax logo, wants his trial on sexual assault charges moved out of New York City, arguing that the intense media scrutiny makes it impossible for jurors to […]

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Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner Resigns as Officers Accuse Colleagues of Harassment

Richard Ross Jr., the Philadelphia police commissioner, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after what the city’s mayor described as a failure to stop harassment and discrimination in the department. “New allegations of sexual harassment as well as gender and racial discrimination among the rank and file have recently been brought to my attention,” Mayor Jim Kenney […]

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Al Franken

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Al Franken resigned from the Senate more than 18 months ago over allegations of sexual harassment. New reporting about those allegations has revived the debate over whether the Democratic Party — particularly senators currently seeking the […]

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Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin

Reports of a new book deal for the political journalist Mark Halperin set off a firestorm this weekend, as critics said that Democratic strategists should not have granted interviews to him. Mr. Halperin, the co-author of the best-selling chronicle of the 2008 presidential campaign “Game Change,” lost a cable-news role and a book deal after […]

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Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World

For half a century Plácido Domingo has been one of opera’s most beloved figures: a heartthrob tenor, a leader of opera companies and an ambassador for the art form who, at 78, continues to be a box-office draw in an era of diminished star power. So when a report last week revealed that nine women […]

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Danny Masterson And The Church Of Scientology Have Been Sued For Allegedly Stalking His Sexual Assault Accusers

Getty Image Danny Masterson’s four rape accusers have sued him, along with the Church of Scientology, over what the women claim was a retaliatory campaign of alleged stalking and harassment. This turn of events arrives nearly two years after Netflix fired Masterson from The Ranch over the sexual assault allegations against him (following the legal […]

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Fighting Harassers and Stalkers on the Web, in Court and in Print

NOBODY’S VICTIMFighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and TrollsBy Carrie Goldberg with Jeannine Amber CONSENTA Memoir of Unwanted AttentionBy Donna Freitas In 2012, Carrie Goldberg logged onto the dating site OkCupid and met the love of her life. She was a newly divorced lawyer in her mid-30s living in New York City; he was a Wharton M.B.A. […]

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Plácido Domingo, Opera Star, Accused of Sexual Harassment

Plácido Domingo, among the biggest and most powerful stars in opera, was accused of decades of sexual harassment in an article published Tuesday by The Associated Press. The article reported the allegations of multiple women who said Mr. Domingo pressured them into sexual relationships with the offer of jobs and sometimes punished them professionally if […]

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ICE’s Raids Were a Win for Corporate Exploitation

In Canton, Mississippi, where they account for only 5 percent of the population, Latinos were often seen but not heard. Their children would translate for them at parent-teacher conferences, as generations of kids have done for their immigrant parents.  That changed last week, as a sweeping immigration raid of seven poultry plants swept up 680 […]

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Dartmouth Reaches $14 Million Settlement in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Dartmouth College and nine women who claimed they were raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by their professors said on Tuesday that they had reached a $14.4 million settlement, in a case that forced soul-searching in academia about the system of mentoring and promoting graduate students in the sciences. The women accused three Dartmouth professors in […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Retains Position as Director of Hayden Planetarium After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Onward18) Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will retain his position as the director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History after the museum has concluded its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. According to the New York Times, the museum released the […]

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After Investigation, Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Keep His Job

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who leads the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, will keep his job, the institution said on Thursday. The museum has closed an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations against him. “The museum’s investigation into allegations concerning Neil deGrasse Tyson is complete,” a museum spokeswoman said in a […]

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Strippers Are Doing It for Themselves

Around 10 most nights, Nikeisah Newton hops into her car for a 10-minute drive into downtown Portland, Ore., so that she can deliver healthy meals that include ingredients like massaged kale to strippers working the evening shift. “One of the best forms of activism is feeding people,” Ms. Newton said. Her company is called Meals […]

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The Al Franken Case

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Did Al Franken’s fellow Senate Democrats judge him too quickly and harshly? Jane Mayer has written a deeply reported piece in the current New Yorker arguing strongly (if implicitly) that the answer is yes. And the case […]

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Morehouse Students’ Claims of Sexual Misconduct Prompt Additional Investigations

Screenshot: Morehouse College Viral videos containing accusations of sexual misconduct have prompted internal investigations at one of America’s most celebrated historically black colleges after two social media whistleblowers allege that they were victims of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of one of the college’s employees. Their revelations may have inspired other students to […]

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Yael Stone On Saying Goodbye To Lorna On ‘Orange is The New Black,’ And Her Hopes For #MeToo

Netflix/Lionsgate/Uproxx   The seventh and final season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black is nearly upon us. For the ladies of this fictionalized rendition (loosely based upon Piper Kerman’s best-selling memoir) of Litchfield Penitentiary, their stories end in both bittersweet and tragic ways. In the case of adorable sociopath Lorna Morello Muccio — embodied […]

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Indonesian Woman Jailed for Recording Boss’s Harassment to be Given Amnesty

BANGKOK — An Indonesian bookkeeper who rose to national prominence after she was sentenced to jail for recording her boss to prove he was sexually harassing her is expected to receive amnesty from the country’s president soon. A grant of amnesty by President Joko Widodo would reverse two Supreme Court rulings and spare the bookkeeper, […]

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