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  • Al Franken Faces New Sexual Misconduct Allegation As He Attempts Political Comeback

    10/01/2019 6:53:49 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 23 replies
    Minnesota Sun ^ | October 1, 2019 | Anthony Gockowski
    "Former Sen. Al Franken is attempting to make a political comeback but was accused of sexual misconduct by a ninth woman on Monday. New York magazine published reflections from 25 women involved in the #MeToo movement, including one anonymous woman who revealed a new allegation against Franken. The magazine identifies her as “a former staffer who served on Democratic campaigns and works at a large progressive organization.”
  • Al Franken, seeking to restart his public life ... will give a Portland talk

    09/08/2019 7:53:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    8 September 2019 ^ | Douglas Perry
    At Revolution Hall, Franken is expected to reminisce about his time at SNL and offer insight into the workings of the Senate. “Whether discussing his career in comedy or in public service,” the event’s program promises, “Franken delivers a singular experience -- leaving audiences thoroughly entertained, more knowledgeable, and either optimistic or extremely depressed about our nation’s future -- depending on how he feels that day.”
  • Is there a gay gene, major new study says no

    08/30/2019 9:16:51 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 29, 2019 | Dennis Thompson
    Is there a "gay gene"? Major new study says no By Dennis Thompson August 29, 2019 / 8:33 PM / HealthDay There's no such thing as a single "gay gene" that drives a person's sexual behavior, concludes the largest genetic study ever conducted on the issue. Instead, a person's attraction to those of the same sex is shaped by a complex mix of genetic and environmental influences, similar to what's seen in most other human traits, researchers report. "This is a natural and normal part of variation in our species," said researcher Ben Neale, director of genetics with the Stanley...
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged ‘sex slave’ reveals the men she claims she was forced to sleep with

    08/09/2019 12:33:09 PM PDT · by csvset · 85 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9Aug 2109 | Emily saul
    Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged teenage “sex slave” claims she was ordered to sleep with powerful men — including a former US senator, the former governor of New Mexico, a prominent hedge fund manager and a late longtime MIT professor. The court docs also detail disturbing allegations against Maxwell, the daughter of late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell.
  • 60 Years For Arlington Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Raping UTA Student

    07/25/2019 10:14:15 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 13 replies
    CBS Channel 11 Dallas ^ | July 25, 2019 | CBSDFW.COM
    The man who admitted kidnapping and raping a University of Texas at Arlington student at gunpoint learned his fate Thursday. Joel Engobo Mambe was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault. Mambe must serve 30 years before he’s eligible to be considered for parole.
  • Shining a light on the Neverland of child sex abuse

    03/10/2019 2:47:05 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | March 9, 2019 | Editorial Board
    It is both harrowing and infinitely sad to see "Leaving Neverland" and "Surviving R. Kelly,"  two cable television documentaries about the crime of child sexual abuse, its perpetrators and victims. R. Kelly currently sits in a Chicago jail cell for failure to pay child support, while at the same time, years of allegations about his sexual abuse of underage girls, have finally caught up with him. The R&B star says he is unfairly accused and that his career has been ruined by the allegations. "Leaving Neverland" aired last week, profiling two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them when...
  • Stanford Fellow Hints At Possible Justin Fairfax Sex Assault

    02/03/2019 11:27:43 PM PST · by franksolich · 50 replies
    big league politics ^ | Febrduary 3, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Stanford Fellow Hints At Possible Justin Fairfax Sex Assault A woman named Vanessa Tyson, who is a fellow at Stanford University, says that a man who allegedly sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention is now an office-holder about to get a “very big promotion,” according to a screenshot provided by a tipster. A friend of Tyson’s named Adria Scharf, based in Richmond, Virginia, shared the “heartbreaking” message, which Tyson wrote as a private post. Tyson is a fellow at California-based Stanford University and professor at California-based Scripps College, which means the alleged sexual assaulter must hold office...
  • Murphy [NJ Dem] staffer accused of sexual assault stayed in job for months after accuser was told he

    10/16/2018 1:50:14 PM PDT · by FlipWilson · 14 replies
    nj.com ^ | Brent Johnson, Susan Livio
    Woman accusing top Murphy staffer of rape says she achieved no justice. . .
  • Beyond ‘no means no’: What most parents aren’t teaching their sons about sexual consent

    10/04/2018 10:10:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    A mile east from the U.S. Capitol, on the eve of the hearing that would transfix a nation, 17-year-old Hollis Howe sliced his steak as he listened to his mother talk about sexual assault. Holly Howe, 45, told him about a young patient who recently came into the emergency room where she works as a nurse. The woman had been found outside her apartment door, wearing a dress but no underwear, recalling nothing from the night. Hours later, after sobering up, “she looks at me and she goes, I think something happened,” Holly Howe recalled to her son and husband,...
  • Mel Watt's accuser describes sexual harassment claims in stunning testimony

    09/30/2018 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/18 | SYLVAN LANE
    A Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) employee who has accused Director Mel Watt of sexual harassment described her allegations Thursday in gripping testimony before a House committee. Simone Grimes, a special adviser at FHFA, told lawmakers that Watt made dozens of sexual advances toward her, withheld a promised pay raise over her refusal of his advances and was protected by senior agency officials charged with investigating her accusations. Grimes told the House Financial Services Committee that the FHFA’s Office of Inspector General responded to her claims with “hostility, intimidation, bullying, laden with gossip and public shaming” and sought to protect...
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline spikes 147% during Kavanaugh hearing

    09/28/2018 2:38:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KTNV ^ | 9/27/18 | Mahsa Saeidi
    After Doctor Christine Blasey Ford's testimony on Thursday, the National Sexual Assault Hotline reported a 147 percent increase in its normal call volume. That's a trend that we have seen since the #MeToo movement. Advocates say more sexual assault victims have been inspired to come forward. Daniele Dreitzer is the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center. "We've seen our counseling numbers go up, we've seen our support group numbers really expand," she said. In the first half of the year, the center saw a 24% increase in the number of calls to its hotline.
  • Oklahoma teacher, 34, is fired after filing for a marriage license with her 16-year-old student

    12/18/2017 9:01:55 PM PST · by Parody · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    An Oklahoma high school teacher and a 16-year-old student allegedly initiated proceedings to get married. Cassandra Renae White, 34, and the male high school sophomore filed for a marriage license in Cleveland County on December 13, KFOR reports. The news station further reports that the boy's father signed off on the marriage license. White was terminated by Davis High School the following day, Davis Public Schools said in a statement. Cassandra Renae White, 34, has been fired from Davis High School (pictured) after allegedly filing for a marriage license with a 16-year-old student Per KTEN, their policy on such matters...
  • Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken

    12/13/2017 11:16:15 AM PST · by PeteePie · 25 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | December 13, 2017 | Erin Golden
    ...“Though I never anticipated this moment, I am resolved to do everything I can to move Minnesota forward,” Smith said. “I will be a fierce advocate in the U.S. Senate for equity and fairness.”
  • Women in politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire — and they’ll be the ones punished

    12/12/2017 12:20:30 PM PST · by Brilliant · 59 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Mary Ellen Klas
    As Florida’s politically powerful men fear becoming targets of sexual harassment allegations, the new-found awareness of a male-dominated Legislature has come with a cost: Women are collateral damage. Female staffers and lobbyists who returned to the Capitol last week for pre-session meetings discovered many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately. Accustomed to Tallahassee’s Southern culture, where men and women casually and routinely greet each other with hugs, legislators are doing an awkward dance to replace a hug with a handshake. And the fear of retaliation — against women who brought forward allegations or those who may in...
  • Our Imperial Elite Unmasked

    12/07/2017 1:47:11 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 12/6/17 | Paul A. Rahe
    It was a pattern of behavior; it included an alleged violent assault; the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the most notorious accusations that have come to light in the past five weeks. But Clinton was not left to the swift and pitiless justice that today’s accused men have experienced. Rather, he was rescued by a surprising force: machine feminism. The movement had by then ossified into a partisan operation, and it was willing—eager—to let this friend of the sisterhood enjoy a little droit de seigneur. Then, Flanagan did the unthinkable. She attacked feminism’s uncrowned queen,...
  • Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential as probe into 'inappropriate' Google relationship goes public

    11/29/2017 11:02:34 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 27 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Sam Byford
    Essential founder and CEO Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from his new company for “personal reasons” following a report on the circumstances of his 2014 departure from Google. According to The Information, Rubin left Google shortly after an investigation found that he had maintained an “inappropriate relationship” with a woman who worked under him and filed a complaint to HR.
  • Sen. Al Franken and Sexual Assault – Let’s See Who Blinks First

    11/16/2017 11:50:34 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As news breaks that Senator Al Franken was sexually inappropriate with journalist Leeann Tweeden whilst on a USO tour in 2006, it’s time to see if the Democrats and Republicans are really as concerned by the Roy Moore allegations as they claim to be, or whether it is just a feeble attempt to remove a conservative from the race. Consider that for one of the “suspects,” there is no evidence, and for the other, there is a photograph of him groping her breasts while she sleeps aboard a C17 on her way back from entertaining the troops. It will be...
  • Has Congress Tolerated Sexual Predators in their Membership?

    11/14/2017 7:28:15 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 21 replies
    CST News ^ | November 14, 2017 | Don Boys
    Steven Law, chief executive of the GOP Senate Leadership Fund declared, “There is no place in our party for sexual predators.” Well, that is not exactly true. I checked the record and was shocked and surprised by the sexual scandals I found since 1900. There have been 67 sexual scandals in the House and Senate, and the White House. It also includes a U.S. Supreme Court Justice–William Douglas (a Democrat) while married to his third wife was known to pursue other women! That was very scandalous in the 1960s. He was also accused of molesting a flight attendant in his...
  • 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...
  • 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...