Tag: sexual harassment

Activision Blizzard Employee Says She Was Retaliated Against After Reporting Sexual Harassment

Lisa Bloom, a victims’ advocate lawyer, and an employee from Activision Blizzard held a press conference outside of the Activision Blizzard campus today. They asked that the company set up a fund for victims, review the career damage done to the employee, and apologize to her. Christine, the Activision Blizzard employee who is suing the […]

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School District Investigates Claims of Longtime Sexual Misconduct by Teachers

Linda J. Rozzi, the Babylon schools superintendent, did not respond to an email requesting a response to the allegations. Deirdre Gilligan, a spokeswoman for the school district, declined to respond to any specific allegations, including claims that school officials, including the superintendent, had known about the issues for years and had done nothing. In an […]

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Lawmakers Reach Deal to Overhaul How Military Handles Sexual Assault Cases

WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators reached a landmark agreement on Tuesday that would strip military commanders of most of their authority to prosecute sexual assaults and myriad other criminal cases, a move that Pentagon leaders, lawmakers and presidents have resisted for nearly a generation. The legislation, part of a broad defense policy bill, comes […]

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Chris Cuomo Book Pulled by Harper Collins

Chris Cuomo has lost his spot on yet another major media platform. HarperCollins said on Tuesday that it would no longer publish a planned book by Mr. Cuomo, who was fired by CNN over the weekend and on Monday said he would end his daily SiriusXM radio talk show. The book, which had been scheduled […]

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Meet the Sheriff Who Wants to Put Andrew Cuomo Behind Bars

A decade ago, in the midst of what would become a successful campaign to become county sheriff, a potentially devastating recording emerged. “I know exactly how to manipulate the law and I’ve gotten pretty good at doing it,” Craig D. Apple Sr., then an undersheriff of Albany County, N.Y., was recorded saying to a group […]

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CNN Fires Chris Cuomo Over Role in Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal

The star anchor Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN on Saturday amid a network inquiry into his efforts to help his brother, Andrew M. Cuomo, then the governor of New York, fight off a sexual harassment scandal. “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about […]

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Federal Scrutiny of Cuomo Widens to His Office’s Treatment of Women

Federal prosecutors have broadened their scrutiny of former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to include a civil rights investigation after the New York attorney general’s office concluded that he had sexually harassed female employees and fostered a toxic work culture. In a letter to state officials on Aug. 12 before Mr. Cuomo officially left office, the […]

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‘Where is **?’: Fans in China Elude Censors to Talk About Peng Shuai

Julien Chen was getting ready for bed when he learned that one of his favorite Chinese tennis players, Peng Shuai, had made #MeToo allegations against a powerful Chinese official. A friend told him to check Ms. Peng’s social media account. “There’s a ‘huge melon’ in the tennis circle,” the friend wrote, using the Chinese metaphor […]

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Peng Shuai’s Case Is a Turning Point for China

Four years after the #MeToo movement rocked global halls of power, one of its most politically consequential cases to date is unfolding in the unlikeliest of places: China. And unsurprisingly, the government there is trying to silence the dissent. Yet the Chinese Communist Party’s choreographed response to a tennis star’s sexual assault allegations has backfired […]

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Why Peng Shuai Has China’s Leaders Spooked

Four years after the #MeToo movement rocked global halls of power, one of its most politically consequential cases to date is unfolding in the unlikeliest of places: China. And unsurprisingly, the government there is trying to silence the dissent. Yet the Chinese Communist Party’s choreographed response to a tennis star’s sexual assault allegations has backfired […]

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Chris Cuomo Has a Funny Idea About What Doing His Job Means

Welcome to Cuomo-free America. Well, at least temporarily. We’ve been working up to this for a while. Andrew Cuomo was, of course, compelled to resign the governorship of New York in August, approximately one second ahead of likely impeachment for what we can perhaps describe as verbal harassment and pathological grabbiness. Now Chris Cuomo has […]

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Steve McLaughlin, a Cuomo Nemesis, Is Charged With Campaign Fraud

Steven McLaughlin, a former New York assemblyman known for his outspoken criticism of former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with stealing thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to settle a personal debt. Mr. McLaughlin, a Republican now serving as the executive of Rensselaer County, N.Y., was accused of withdrawing $5,000 […]

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Why It Might Be Difficult to Convict Andrew Cuomo of Forcible Touching

The charge of forcible touching is itself a new one, created in response to the fracas that broke out following the 2000 Puerto Rican Day Parade. One scorching Saturday afternoon after the parade, dozens of women were attacked by a throng of men in Central Park, who groped and robbed them and drenched them with […]

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China’s Silence on Peng Shuai Shows the Limits of Beijing’s Propaganda

When the Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accused a former top leader of sexual assault earlier this month, the authorities turned to a tried-and-true strategy. At home, the country’s censors scrubbed away any mention of the allegations. Abroad, a few state-affiliated journalists focused narrowly on trying to quash concerns about Ms. Peng’s safety. Beijing seems […]

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Report: Rampant Sexual Harassment in Australia’s Parliament

MELBOURNE, Australia — Men strutting down corridors looking women up and down. Women carrying fake binders to block unwanted advances. Forcible touches, kisses, comments about appearance. Fears of speaking out. A sweeping review of the workplace culture in Australia’s Parliament paints a damning picture of widespread sexual harassment, with employees sharing harrowing stories of an […]

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Chris Cuomo Played Outsize Role in Ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Defense

Thousands of pages of new evidence and sworn testimony released on Monday show the extent to which former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo relied on a group of allies, including his younger brother, the CNN host Chris Cuomo, to strategize how to deflect and survive a cascade of sexual harassment charges that eventually engulfed him. Beginning […]

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Chris Cuomo Played Outsize Role in Andrew Cuomo’s Defense

Thousands of pages of new evidence and sworn testimony released on Monday show the extent to which former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo relied on a group of allies, including his younger brother, the CNN host Chris Cuomo, to strategize how to deflect and survive a cascade of sexual harassment charges that eventually engulfed him. Beginning […]

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Cuomo’s Office Undermined Health Department, Top Doctor Testifies

Routine work by the state’s disease experts — even something as mundane as preparing a flyer explaining the ins and outs of quarantine and isolation — had to be cleared by what Dr. Dufort refers to as “the chamber,” shorthand for the “executive chamber,” as the governor’s office and top advisers are often called in […]

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Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

An arbitrator ruled last year that Kevin Spacey and his production companies owe MRC, the studio behind the Netflix series “House of Cards,” nearly $31 million for breach of contract following numerous sexual harassment allegations against the actor. The secret arbitrator’s ruling, which was issued 13 months ago, was made public on Monday when lawyers […]

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Assembly Finds ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Cuomo Engaged in Sexual Harassment

An eight-month impeachment investigation of former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo by the New York State Assembly found “overwhelming evidence that the former governor engaged in sexual harassment,” reinforcing the conclusions reached in a damning report by the state attorney general. In a 46-page report released on Monday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee also found that Mr. […]

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How Peng Shuai Went From ‘Chinese Princess’ to Silenced #MeToo Accuser

When Peng Shuai was a young tennis player in China’s national sports system, she battled officials for control over her own professional career — and she won. When she took on one of China’s most powerful men three weeks ago, accusing him of sexual assault, she found her voice silenced, erased from China’s heavily controlled […]

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Solutions for the Shortage of Truck Drivers

As the article notes, only 7 percent of truckers are women. A way to grow the field of truckers is recruiting and retaining more women drivers. A report by Time’sUp Foundation and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that sexual harassment can flourish in isolated, male-dominated fields such as trucking, pushing women out of […]

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Cuomo Assembly Report Contains Grounds for Impeachment, Lawmaker Says

An investigation by the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee has found that former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration “materially misrepresented” the extent of deaths that occurred in nursing homes in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an assemblyman who reviewed the report. The assemblyman, Phil Steck, a Democrat who represents Colonie, […]

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Six Master Sommeliers Can Be Terminated After Sexual Harassment Investigation

The American chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, one of the world’s most influential wine organizations, is moving to expel six men accused of a variety of sexual-misconduct offenses, after a nine-month investigation. The inquiry followed an October 2020 report in The New York Times in which 21 women said they had been sexually […]

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Employee Files Harassment Suit Against Tesla

A report by the Washington Post is detailing the lawsuit being brought against Tesla by a worker at its Fremont factory. Jessica Barraza, who has been working as a production associate on the Model 3, alleges a string of sexual harassment incidents suffered while working at the California automaker. Barraza told the Post that coworkers often […]

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Women’s Tennis Challenges China’s Narrative Over Missing Player

The top official overseeing women’s tennis on Wednesday directly challenged the narrative presented by Chinese state media that a professional player had walked back allegations of sexual assault against a top Communist Party official, saying he feared for her well-being. China Global Television Network, an English-language broadcaster controlled by the Chinese government, on Wednesday distributed […]

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Victims of Sexual Misconduct Testify Against Forced Arbitration

“I felt very unsafe,” Ms. Spottiswoode said. “I was very afraid for my life and well being.” Amid testimony about being attacked by her employer, Tatiana Spottiswoode requested that photographs of her “neck and face that day” be entered into the record.Credit…House Judiciary Committee Natalie Cerny, a spokeswoman for Afiniti, said in a statement on […]

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Bobby Kotick, Activision’s C.E.O., Faces Calls to Step Down

A group of workers at Activision Blizzard, the maker of well-known video games like Call of Duty, called for the company’s chief executive, Bobby Kotick, to step down on Tuesday because of accusations that he did not respond to claims of sexual misconduct from employees. More than a hundred employees protested at the company’s studio […]

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Maryland Mayor Is Charged in ‘Revenge Porn’ Case

The mayor of a city on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was arrested on Monday and accused of posting nude photographs of a former romantic partner in online forums using sexually explicit language and racial epithets. Andrew Bradshaw, the mayor of Cambridge, Md., was charged with 50 counts of violating a state law banning so-called revenge porn, […]

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Cuomo May Have to Forfeit Millions Earned From Pandemic Memoir

ALBANY, N.Y. — Former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could be forced to forfeit millions of dollars that he earned from his 2020 pandemic memoir after a state ethics board on Tuesday voted to revoke its authorization for the book. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics accused Mr. Cuomo of essentially obtaining approval under false pretenses, […]

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Women’s Role in Conservation Lags, Despite Success

In Siquijor, islanders are, as in most of the Philippines, heavily dependent on the ocean for both income and food. But these days, fishermen here are catching less and less. Oceana, an ocean conservation nonprofit, reports that across the Philippines 75 percent of fishing grounds are overfished, and reef fish have declined by up to […]

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