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  • Accused Harasser Conyers Will Burn Down the House to Keep His Job

    11/24/2017 9:10:07 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 43 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/24/17 | Bob Parks
    From what we've seen over the years, it's not clear what skills (outside of government) Rep. John Conyers has to offer that would warrant a $174,000 yearly salary and perks and that just may be why his lawyer is not-so-subtlety warning the House of Representatives to back off or else. The fact this statement from attorney Arnold E. Reed was released via Tweet from Yamiche Alcindor, a New York Times "reporter covering Congress, race & social justice issues", we have a good idea where this could be headed.
  • Governor's staffer resigns after sexual misconduct claim

    11/23/2017 6:02:18 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 1 replies
    Tampa Bay Times (AP) ^ | November 23, 2017 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A staff member in Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' office is denying any wrongdoing after being accused of sexual harassment. Johnny Anderson told The Associated Press that he resigned as deputy chief of staff for programs and planning to avoid becoming a "distraction" to the governor.
  • Report: (Louisiana) Governor's office staff member resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

    11/22/2017 6:36:13 PM PST · by abb · 19 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    A key member of Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff has resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment, WBRZ reported. LaPolitics.com first reported that Deputy Chief of Staff Johnny Anderson resigned Wednesday after multiple sexual harassment allegations were made against him. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo said in a statement to WBRZ Wednesday evening that the governor's office was made aware of the allegations Tuesday and that the office holds a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment. "We take these allegations very seriously," the statement read. "Upon commencement of the investigative process, Johnny Anderson resigned from the Governor's Office."
  • '60 Minutes' producer complained of sexual harassment, retaliation, ethics violations at CBS

    11/22/2017 6:57:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    A former “60 Minutes” producer accused her supervisors of sexual harassment in a complaint she filed last year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The producer’s complaint was one of 19 discrimination complaints logged with the federal agency against CBS between March 2015 and October 2016.... The producer also accused the hallowed news show of journalistic ethical violations. She said in her EEOC complaint that her bosses retaliated against her when she complained about sexual harassment and the unethical behavior.... a former CBS employee said that sexual harassment at the Tiffany Network has been a problem for years. “There’s been...
  • Joe Klein, Author Of ‘Primary Colors’: I Was A Bill Clinton Enabler

    11/21/2017 1:54:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | November 21, 2017
    The journalist Joe Klein, a leading Bill Clinton chronicler in the 1990s, said Tuesday that he was an “enabler” for defending the then-president. Klein said in an interview with the NPR show On Point that he didn’t think Democrats today would stand by Clinton the way they did in the 1990s as the cultural landscape has shifted on sexual misconduct. “I must confess to having been a Clinton enabler during that time,” Klein told guest host Jane Clayson. “In that I defended him, and we all knew that he was a cad. There's no question about that. But it was...
  • PBS Cancels ‘Charlie Rose’

    11/21/2017 11:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 21, 2017 | Denise Petski
    PBS has joined CBS News in ending its relationship with Charlie Rose. The public broadcaster announced it has cancelled distribution of his self-titled interview program Charlie Rose.
  • Ranking Democrat on major committee accused of several harassment

    11/19/2017 7:37:13 PM PST · by Az Joe · 95 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/19/2017 | Mike Cernovich
    Ranking Democrat on major committee accused of several harassment by multiple women. Huge scandal. Developing... 5:57 PM - 19 Nov 2017
  • Journalist: Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert harassed me

    11/18/2017 2:59:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/17
    Army Radio reporter Hadas Shteif at a Shabbatarbut event in Ness Ziona claimed former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sexually harassed her several years ago. Speaking to Amalia Dwek, the event organizer, Shteif said the incident occurred when she worked at the Israel Broadcasting Authority's studios. After the Shabbatarbut event, Shteif tweeted, "It is all true. I spoke the truth to many people. I was grossed out. I have not forgotten. Because of what I went through, I believe the words of every woman who dares to speak up 30 years later." .....
  • Did leaders in Congress pay millions to silence sex victims?

    11/15/2017 10:09:22 AM PST · by Chauncey Gardiner · 23 replies
    BPEarthWatch.com ^ | 15 Nov 2017 | BPEarthlink
    DC Politicians Pay $15 Million to Silence Sex Harrasment Charges/Tax Payer Money.
  • Arianna Huffington Ignored Sexual Misconduct at The Huffington Post

    11/14/2017 11:21:31 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 5 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 11/14/2017 | Melanie Ehrenkranz
    When Susan Fowler rocked Uber’s world with a meticulous account of the company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination issues, the ride-sharing service turned to its only female board member to help clean up its culture (and its image). Arianna Huffington was perfectly poised to position herself as the feminist savior who would advocate for Uber’s women—she oversaw the subsequent Eric Holder investigation, and promised that “no brilliant jerks will be allowed, and no one will be protected because they are top performers.” But being a powerful woman with a stake in a company, and its profits, doesn’t mean Huffington was...
  • False allegations of sexual harassment

    11/10/2017 9:28:24 AM PST · by janee · 14 replies
    Academic Matters ^ | Oct - Nov 2011 | Catherine Burr
    Since sexual harassment can be in the eye of the beholder, the only evidence that meets civil standards of proof, argues a university complaints investigator, can fairly decide what happened. https://academicmatters.ca/2011/10/false-allegations-of-sexual-harassment-misunderstandings-and-realities/
  • CNN to Hold Town Hall – Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America on Nov. 9

    11/07/2017 6:05:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/07/17
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, Nov. 7 – CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota will moderate a prime time Town Hall, Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. ET. Gretchen Carlson, former Fox News anchor and author of Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, and activist Anita Hill, known for her 1991 testimony accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, will join Camerota for the one-hour special. Additional participants include founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who is championing legislation to improve procedures for handling sexual harassment...
  • Journalist Accuses Rev. Jesse Jackson of Sexual Harassment

    11/07/2017 3:13:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    nbc5 ^ | 11-7-17 | NBC
    Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist who says the Chicago community leader grabbed her thigh while making a crude comment. Writer Danielle Young, in an article for "The Root," accused Jackson of making the "unwanted" advance and comment during a photo-op after a media event. "I walked toward Jackson, smiling, and he smiled back at me," Young wrote. "His eyes scanned my entire body. All of a sudden, I felt naked in my sweater and jeans. As I walked within arm’s reach of him, Jackson reached out a hand and grabbed...
  • 5 Reasons Men Are Reluctant to Get on the Sexual Harassment Bandwagon

    "I think it's important for victims to come forward. I also think it's important to remember that Duke Lacrosse and UVA happened." -- Matt WalshSince the Harvey Weinstein case broke into the news, we’ve been deluged with stories about women who were sexually harassed, raped or molested in Hollywood and elsewhere.This is not a bad thing. Let me repeat that: this is not a bad thing.Exposing abuse to sunlight is the best way to stop it. Moreover, if we didn’t have a prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, I’d be okay with rapists being impaled on a sharp stick. Using...
  • David Corn investigated for inappropriate workplace behavior

    11/02/2017 10:38:53 PM PDT · by llevrok · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/2017 | MICHAEL CALDERONE
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  • Andy Dick loses movie gig over sexual harassment allegations, says ‘I won’t do it anymore’

    10/31/2017 10:17:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Andy Dick has been fired off the set of the upcoming comedy film “Raising Buchanan” following allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Two sources with knowledge of the situation told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr. Dick was accused of groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing and licking and making sexual advances on at least four members of the production. The actor confirmed he was fired from the film and admitted to some inappropriate behavior like licking and making advances, but denied that he groped anyone, THR reported. “I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore,” Mr. Dick told...
  • Maxine Waters’ Convention keynote: “We’re waging our own war against rape and sexual harassment”

    10/29/2017 7:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | October 29, 2017 | Anna North
    DETROIT — “We’re waging our own war against rape and sexual harassment,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). “We’re waging a war against the perverts who believe we can be misused or exploited in the interests of a job, or recognition, or even so-called love.” Waters was delivering the keynote speech of the Women’s Convention on Saturday, at a luncheon held in her honor. She mentioned equal pay, paid parental leave, and other issues important to many of the women (and men) in attendance. But much of her speech was devoted to an issue that had captured a great deal of...
  • Halperin Lectures — ‘What Could Be Worse’ Than Access Hollywood Tape? (10/9/16)

    10/26/2017 9:03:28 AM PDT · by keat · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:26 AM 10/26/2017 | Justin Caruso
    Mark Halperin, now under fire for alleged sexual misconduct, once attacked Donald Trump over the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape by wondering what “could be worse” than what Trump said. Halperin tweeted: When people say some new Trump tape could have material that is WORSE than the @accesshollywood video, what exactly could be WORSE?!? 10:15 AM - Oct 9, 2016
  • Five Women Accuse Journalist And 'Game Change' Co-Author Mark Halperin Of Sexual Harassment

    10/25/2017 11:10:44 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 October 2017 | Oliver Darcy
    Widely considered to be one of the preeminent political journalists, Halperin, 52, has, among other career highlights, been political director at ABC News; co-authored the bestselling book "Game Change," which was made into an HBO movie starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin...He currently serves as an analyst for NBC News, making frequent appearances on MSNBC's "Morning Joe..."
  • Bill O'Reilly 'mad at God' over sexual misconduct allegations

    10/24/2017 8:56:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2017 | Tom Kludt
    "You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I'm mad at him," O'Reilly said on the latest episode of his web series, "No Spin News." "I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn't happen. I can't explain it to you. Yeah, I'm mad at him." He then said that he derives perspective from the tribulations of others, including Kate Steinle, a woman who was allegedly shot by an undocumented immigrant who has been the subject of numerous O'Reilly commentaries.