Tag: Sexual Harassment

Despite #MeToo Glare, Efforts to Ban Secret Settlements Stop Short

Harvey Weinstein used them. So did R. Kelly, Bill O’Reilly and many less famous men. When these men were accused of sexual abuse or harassment, they would use a legal tool that was practically magical in its power to make their problems disappear: a nondisclosure agreement. That, along with a substantial payment, would be enough […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Accused of Groping Woman at a Manhattan Bar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Detectives are investigating an allegation that the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. groped a woman’s breast at a Manhattan bar, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Mr. Gooding, 51, is expected to turn himself in to the police department’s Special […]

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The Grim Reality Behind the Scenes of ‘Fuller House’ Is Anything but Wholesome

Photo of Franklin by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage via Getty Images; still via Netflix Fuller House is, on its surface, a model of pure, wholesome television: Netflix’s reboot finds eldest daughter D.J. Tanner back in the same San Francisco home from the original, overcoming the death of her husband with help from her sister, her best friend, and […]

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‘Reckoning’ Follows a 50-Year Road to #MeToo

Linda Hirshman, who thanks the actor and activist Alyssa Milano for encouraging her to write “Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment,” isn’t just a chronicler of the movement; she’s an ardent participant in it. Back in the 1990s, she was one of the few feminists calling for Bill Clinton to resign because […]

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Vice Media Loses Its HBO Show and a Top Executive

There were significant changes at Vice Media on Monday as the company — which was once operated more like a frat party than a business — takes shape under new leadership. First came the news that HBO was canceling the nightly program “Vice News Tonight” and that the executive who oversaw the show, Josh Tyrangiel, […]

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Afghanistan Moves to Arrest Soccer Chief on Sexual Abuse Charges

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials issued an arrest warrant on Sunday for the powerful head of the nation’s soccer federation, Keramuddin Keram, on criminal charges accusing him of sexually abusing female soccer players, a day after FIFA barred him from the sport for life. Mr. Keram would be the world’s most senior soccer official to […]

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Former vice president sues Unity, accuses CEO of sexual harassment

Anne Evans, a former vice president in human resources at Unity Technologies, has filed a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit against game engine maker Unity Technologies. Her allegations allege sexual harassment by CEO John Riccitiello. In the lawsuit, Evans alleged that Unity had a “highly sexualized” workplace where executives talked openly about their sexual […]

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FIFA Bars Afghan Soccer Chief for Life After Sexual Assault Accusations

PARIS — FIFA on Saturday barred the president of Afghanistan’s soccer association from the sport for life, months after reports emerged that he had sexually assaulted players and had threatened them when they went public with their accusations. Soccer’s global governing body announced the punishment against the Afghan official, Keramuddin Keram, on the second day […]

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New Generation of Student Activists Has a Message for Colleges: Do Better

The moment Abbey Bako, a student at Rhodes College in Memphis, found her activist voice came after she received several emails from the campus safety office in one weekend last winter about reports of sexual misconduct. Many students connected the episodes to fraternity formals taking place at the time, and Ms. Bako felt an urge […]

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In China, a Viral Video Sparks a Challenge to Rape Culture

Richard Liu, the Chinese e-commerce billionaire, walked into an apartment building around 10 p.m., a young woman on his arm and his assistant in tow. Leaving the assistant behind, the young woman took Mr. Liu to an elevator. Then, she showed him into her apartment. His entrance was captured by the apartment building’s surveillance cameras […]

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Colleges Contest Anonymity of Women Suing Over Sexual Assault Cases

The identity of rape victims is often a closely guarded secret in court records. But when a former college student, identified only as S.B., filed a lawsuit against Florida A&M University accusing it of failing to properly investigate her rape allegations, the university fired back demanding that her full name be disclosed for all to […]

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It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her

When Marilyn Webb asked a distinguished male professor to serve on her dissertation committee at the University of Chicago, he said he would do so only if he could go to her apartment and give her baths. So she asked another prominent professor, this one an expert in moral development. He pinned her against the […]

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Video Game Workers See Power in a Union

“I reported and he got promoted.” Those were the words on a hand-lettered sign held above nearly 200 employees of Riot Games—the publisher of the immensely popular multiplayer video game League of Legends—as they gathered last week in front of an outdoor mural on Riot’s West Los Angeles campus. The sentiments on that sign, mirrored […]

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