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  • Sacha Baron Cohen’s Sexual Harassment, in the Me Too Era: 'Just Joking' Is Not An Excuse

    07/18/2018 7:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/18/2018 | Nancy French
    ‘I was just joking.” One common tactic of sexual predation is the perpetrator’s casual dismissal of the victims’ claims by waving a hand in the air and claiming to be kidding. Not only is it hard to combat — who defines humor? — the dismissal also paints the victim as a prude. No one wants to be either a victim or a prude. Consequently, “Can’t you take a joke?” turns out to be a predator’s pretty effective line of defense. Apparently calling sexual harassment “satire” not only gets you a free pass, it sometimes gets you famous. Take Sacha Baron...
  • Lawmakers push bill that would ban 'gay panic' and 'trans panic' legal defenses

    07/16/2018 6:18:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Max Greenwood
    Two Democratic lawmakers are pressing for legislation that crack down on the use of so-called "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses in federal court. The Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2018 was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and in the House by Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.). The measure seeks to curtail the use of a controversial legal defense aimed at reducing penalties for people who claim that they committed violent crimes against gay or transgender people, because of the person's sexuality or gender identity caused them to "panic." "Sexual orientation or gender identity...
  • Annapolis Shooter is Jarrod Ramos

    06/28/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by gaijin · 213 replies
  • Capitol Cover Up: Self-Serving Lawmakers Implement Toothless Sexual Harassment Policy

    06/19/2018 9:49:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/18 | Katy Grimes
    Next: Retribution and castigation: State agency-conducted sexual harassment investigations punish the falsely accused, improperly prosecuted employees, and payoff the accusers, even after charges are found to be false or retributive While the California Legislature is trying to ban reparative therapy for gays who don’t want to live a gay lifestyle, the sham sexual harassment investigations of predatory lawmakers continue en force with lawmakers still enjoying attorney-client privilege, which I have written about since November 2017.
  • Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

    05/24/2018 8:14:28 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2018 | An Phung
    (CNN)A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said. In one incident, she said, Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt...
  • The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys

    05/23/2018 1:53:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9, 2017 | David French
    The second comes from The Atlantic’s Emma Green. Detailing the findings of a survey conducted by her magazine and the Public Religion Research Institute, she notes that 61 percent of white working-class men view college as a “risky gamble.” Green’s report contained this explanation: “The enduring narrative of the American dream is that if you study and get a college education and work hard, you can get ahead,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI. “The survey shows that many white working-class Amer­icans, especially men, no longer see that path available to them. . . . It is this sense of economic fatalism,...
  • Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox by ex-host Andrea Tantaros

    05/18/2018 9:28:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2018 10:25 PM | Larry Neumeister
    A judge threw out a New York lawsuit Friday against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros, citing her “vague, speculative and conclusory allegations.” The lawsuit U.S. District Judge George Daniels dismissed had alleged Fox tried to torment Tantaros after she complained about sexual harassment. The lawsuit claimed Tantaros was viewed as a threat by Fox executives after she declined an offer of more than $1 million to remain silent. The suit said Tantaros suspected her emails and telephone conversations were being monitored after she revealed personal information in calls or emails that were then referenced by others in cruel...
  • 'We Do Not Believe the Stories Were All Lies,' Willow Creek Elders Say on Bill Hybels Allegations

    05/10/2018 9:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Pam Orr, chair of Willow Creek Community Church's elder board in suburban Chicago, has apologized to multiple women who publicly accused the megachurch's founder, Bill Hybels, of sexual misconduct in recent months and revealed after listening to some of them, "we do not believe the stories were all lies." In a statement released by the church late Wednesday, Orr, who had previously defended Hybels against the allegations along with the elder board, also revealed that she will step down from her role at the end of this month and will be replaced by longtime church member Lane Moyer. "Our top...
  • How Democrats Suppressed the #MeToo Movement in the Party - Greenfield

    04/29/2018 6:54:09 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 27, 2018 | Greenfield
    How Democrats Suppressed the #MeToo Movement in the Party Threats, blacklisting and sex scandals in the feminist party. April 27, 2018 Daniel Greenfield aniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A funny thing happened to the #MeToo movement in the Democrat Party. While #MeToo burned a fiery trail through the media, leaving behind the wrecked careers of top talent, after suffering some initial losses, the Democrats built a firewall by ruthlessly targeting activists. Their approach was eerily similar to that of Harvey Weinstein....
  • Liberal Women Defending Women in Theory, But Not in Practice

    04/26/2018 7:04:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/25/2018 | S.E.Cupp
    The Center for American Progress, a liberal politics and policy group founded by former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in 2003, has been exposed. Despite issuing numerous policy papers outlining how to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, it seems the Democratic think-tank doesn't take its own advice. According to an explosive report by BuzzFeed News, which conducted interviews with 19 current and former CAP staffers, the organization has mishandled sexual assault allegations within its own ranks, failing to adequately protect female staffers and ignoring their concerns.
  • Liberal think tank run by Clinton ally Tanden hit for response to sexual harassment

    04/25/2018 5:15:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 4/24/18 | Brooke Singman
    A top liberal think tank led by a Hillary Clinton ally has reportedly faced multiple internal allegations of sexual harassment, amid claims from former and current employees that top brass at the organization haven’t done enough to address it. BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday that the Center for American Progress, led by ex-Clinton adviser Neera Tanden and founded by former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has a history of sexual harassment claims. BuzzFeed obtained documents from 2016 that reportedly suggested a “chaotic” internal culture and pointed to “several incidents of sexual harassment against several members.” One document was an exit memo...
  • GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

    04/06/2018 5:31:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced Friday that he is resigning from Congress immediately after facing a backlash over using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim. "While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it's time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve," Farenthold said in a statement. The abrupt resignation is effective as of 5 p.m. on Friday, according to his office. Lauren Greene, the congressman's former communications director, sued her boss over allegations he fostered a hostile work environment where...
  • Intoxicated Mansfield woman charged after making lewd comments to the Easter Bunny

    03/27/2018 5:57:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    News5Cleveland.com ^ | 3/26/2018 | Drew Scofield
    <p>MANSFIELD - An intoxicated Mansfield woman was arrested on Saturday after making lewd comments to the Easter Bunny.</p> <p>Ladonna Hughett, 54, was arrested at Richland Carrousel Park, 75 N. Main St., Mansfield.</p> <p>Witnesses told police the woman made several lewd comments while taking a photograph with the Easter Bunny and appeared to be intoxicated. Afterward, Hughett went for a ride on the carrousel.</p>
  • Academy (Oscars) President John Bailey Under Investigation for Sexual Harassment

    03/16/2018 12:41:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | March 16, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    John Bailey, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment. The Academy received three harassment claims on Wednesday and immediately opened a probe, according to sources familiar with the situation. Bailey was elected president of the institution in August. If he were forced to step down, he would be temporarily replaced by Lois Burwell, a veteran makeup artist who is the Academy’s vice president, until the next election in July. Bailey’s tenure has been marked by a historic shift in the Academy’s approach to misconduct by its members. In...
  • Ex-ESPN host files explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

    03/05/2018 5:54:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Greg Joyce and Mark W. Sanchez
    Adrienne Lawrence dropped the hammer on ESPN on Sunday, filing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Worldwide Leader for incidents dating back to 2015. The former ESPN anchor and legal analyst is accusing the company of not addressing her complaints, specifically against “SportsCenter” host John Buccigross, but many are accused of varying degrees of harassment in the suit. Lawrence’s allegations first became public in a December Boston Globe story, in which she claimed Buccigross called her “dollface,” “#dreamgirl,” and “#longlegs” in text messages sent in 2016 along with unsolicited shirtless photos.
  • Kobe Bryant Wins at Time’s Up Oscars Despite Rape Accusation

    03/05/2018 2:09:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2018 | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Social media came down on Gary Oldman's win as well. Kobe Bryant took home an Oscar for an animated short film yesterday evening, for his short Dear Basketball, a choice some thought inappropriate given the “Time’s Up” and #MeToo themes of the 90th Academy Awards.Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003 when a 19-year-old woman accused him of rape. The basketball star claimed the encounter was consensual, however, and the case fizzled out when the woman said she did not want to testify in court.Bryant apologized to the woman, and a little over a year after the...
  • Infowars’ Alex Jones accused of sexual harassment, racism and anti-Semitism: report

    03/04/2018 8:33:00 PM PST · by TBP · 58 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 1, 2018 | JESSICA CHIA
    Two former employees filed complaints against Infowars founder Alex Jones alleging he made racist and anti-Semitic comments, groomed them for sex and groped a female staffer. Rob Jacobson, who worked as a video editor for Infowars for 13 years, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming Jones frequently singled out his Jewish background and referred to him as a “beefcake” over the course of four years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Mail. Ashley Beckford filed another EEOC complaint alleging she was subject to harassment, racial slurs and a “hostile, sexually offensive work environment.” The African...
  • South Carolina assistant principal faces student sex charge

    02/25/2018 8:11:16 PM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 32 replies
    WBTW ^ | 2/25/2018 | AP
    <p>COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A South Carolina high school assistant principal has been charged with having sex with a student.</p> <p>The State reports that 44-year-old Dawn Diimler turned herself in Saturday morning to face a charge of sexual battery of a student.</p>
  • Tony Mendoza explains why he resigned from the California state Senate

    02/23/2018 4:56:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    SCPR.org ^ | February 23, 2018
    California state senator Tony Mendoza resigned Thursday from the Legislature after an independent investigation found that he "more likely than not" harassed several women he worked with during his tenure at the state Capitol. Mendoza, who represents the Artesia area, was suspended last fall when the harassment charges came to light. He denies the charges and his resignation letter called into question the integrity of the investigation. The resignation came after Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Resolution 85 on Wednesday, which cites the house's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and the results of the investigation as grounds...
  • Sexual harassment in opera

    02/21/2018 11:41:02 AM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Angela Rocco DeCarlo
    Opera has it all. Love. Murder. Rape. And most fascinating, in the case of Puccini’s “Tosca” a peek into the rapist’s thinking. In fact, he tells all. In church. Every day headlines tout another soldier in the vast army of rapacious men advancing sexually on some hapless woman. Normal, nice people, cannot help wonder: “What was he thinking?” Well, Giacomo Puccini’s 1900 masterpiece, “Tosca,” lavishly displays such devilish desires. “Tosca” is a passionate love story interfaced with political intrigue. In fact, the plot hinges on villain Baron Scarpia’s botched rape of Floria Tosca, the brave heroine of the story, madly...