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  • Lawmakers will be personally liable for sexual harassment claims under a deal reached in Congress

    12/13/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 12/12/2018 | sarah d. wire
    Members of Congress will have to pay out of their own pockets to settle sexual and other harassment claims made against them under compromise policies that lawmakers announced Wednesday. Currently taxpayers cover the cost of settling harassment claims made against elected officials. The new policy, a bipartisan response in the #MeToo era after nearly seven months of negotiations between the House and Senate, could get a Senate vote by the end of the week, said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Blunt said he had spoken with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ryan told him that he would bring the...
  • Congress in no rush to hold themselves accountable for sexual harassment payments

    12/09/2018 5:11:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 9, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Do you recall, back during the initial rush of the #MeToo moment, when we discovered that legislators in the House and Senate had slush funds available to pay for the silence of sexual harassment accusers? There was a general uproar over that and we were assured that the members were going to get right to work on cleaning up their act. Good times, my friends. But what happened to that project?As it turns out, not much. There were proposals written, and the House actually passed a bill, but when it hit the Senate, nobody could ever seem to agree on...
  • UNAIDS plagued by 'failed' leadership: expert report

    12/07/2018 7:23:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    UNAIDS, under fire over a mishandled sexual assault investigation, suffers from “a broken organizational culture,” where leaders fail “to accept responsibility” and fear among staff is rampant, an expert report said Friday. The Independent Expert Report was created by UNAIDS’ oversight body following a public uproar triggered by the agency’s handling of sexual assault allegations against former deputy executive director Luiz Loures. The findings, based on dozens of interviews and hundreds of staff surveys, said the agency tasked with coordinating the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is led by a secretariat engulfed in “a crisis which threatens its vital...
  • NYT: Draft Version of Report on Moonves Sexual Harassment Situation Details Employee (trunc)

    12/05/2018 7:31:51 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 24 replies
    NYT: Draft Version of Report on Moonves Sexual Harassment Situation Details Employee "On Call" To Provide Oral Sex, a "Transactional" Sexual Relationship With Four CBS Employees, and Management Knowing About Moonves' Misconduct But Doing Nothing Tweets from the NYT below the fold.
  • CA Gov. Elect Gavin Newsom Casting Some Big #MeToo Stones

    11/30/2018 4:36:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/18 | Katy Grimes
    Newsom's "whether you like it or not" video was played over and over, likely helping passage of Prop. 8 -- only to be overturned by an activist Judge. California Gov. Elect Gavin Newsom is casting some big #MeToo stones forgetting that his house is all glass. California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman has been accused of sexual harassment and assault. Staffers told the Los Angeles Times that during his time as party chair, Bauman, who is gay, would “regularly make sexually explicit comments in the workplace to men and women, including remarks about sexual acts, his and other staffers’ genitalia,...
  • California Democratic Party leader Eric Bauman to resign after accusations of sexual misconduct

    11/29/2018 7:21:27 PM PST · by John123 · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11-29-2018
    California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman, leader of one of the most influential political forces in the nation, said Thursday he intended to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior toward party staff members and activists.
  • Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2018 2:33:11 PM PST · by sitetest · 92 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 29, 2018 | David G. McAfee
    Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct. Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today. --- snip -- Dr. Allers didn’t feel like she was in danger during her encounter with Tyson, but she did...
  • Google CEO admits company had a sexual harassment problem — fired 48 employees for sexual misconduct

    10/25/2018 6:55:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/25/2018 | Jillian D'Onfro | Steve Kovach
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to all Google employees Thursday saying the company has fired 48 people over the last two years for sexual harassment. Of those 48 people, 13 were "senior managers and above" and none of them got an exit package when they were let go. The email, which was obtained by CNBC, was in response to a bombshell New York Times story that said Google had shielded a handful of company executives, including Android creator Andy Rubin, from sexual misconduct allegations and offered massive payouts to leave. Pichai also said there were newer tools at...
  • Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

    10/25/2018 5:01:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
    Google says it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without a severance package. The surprise disclosure came Thursday in an email Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees after The New York Times reported that the company had dismissed the executive in charge of its Android software for sexual misconduct in 2014 and is still paying him a $90 million package. …
  • Uh Oh: Woman Claims “Unwanted” Sexual Advance By Senate Dem In “Late 1980s” (Sherrod Brown (D-OH) )

    10/19/2018 8:25:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/19/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Shall we go by the old rules or the new rules? Rep. Jim Renacci’s (R-OH) Senate campaign has highlighted a claim by an anonymous woman that incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) might have sexually harassed or assaulted her in the late 1980s. The Renacci campaign has released a statement from the woman’s attorney, who says the victim has indirect support of her claims: Rep. Jim Renacci’s Senate campaign issued a news release late Thursday that he said depicted an unnamed woman’s story of an “unwanted and sudden advance” from Sen. Sherrod Brown in the late 1980s.The release includes a...
  • 'I was just sexually assaulted by a child': White woman calls 911 to report that a nine-year [tr]

    10/12/2018 6:00:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    A shocking video that shows a white woman calling 911 to report that a black nine-year-old boy allegedly touched her buttocks at a Brooklyn bodega has gone viral on social media. Cellphone video recorded by a witness shows the irate woman shouting into her phone as a mother tries to comfort her two children, a young girl and the boy who had been accused of assaulting the woman. 'That's right, the son grabbed my ass and she decided to yell at me,' the woman dubbed 'Cornerstore Caroline', says of the mother. 'I was just sexually assaulted by a child.'
  • Congress' sexual harassment settlement fund

    09/26/2018 5:50:46 PM PDT · by foxfield · 30 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/28/17 | markomalley
    The Secretive, Taxpayer-Financed Settlement Fund Used by Lawmakers Accused of Sexual Harassment
  • What would you do if your daughter/granddaughter's teacher pursued a #MeToo anti-male/LGBT agenda?

    09/24/2018 7:58:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | September 24, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    With the sex culture and the MeToo anti-sexual harassment looking as anti-male to some, what would you do if your child/grandchild's teacher was teaching your child/grandchild that all men are evil, there is no need for a man, and that they should pursue women instead and have a lesbian relationship. "Toxic masculinity, etc" are the catchphrases. What would you do?

    09/21/2018 8:16:25 PM PDT · by lasereye · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Ricki Seidman, the Democratic operative who is advising Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, predicted in July that there would be a “strategy” to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination. Seidman interviewPolitico reported on Thursday that Seidman, who also advised Anita Hill to testify against Clarence Thomas in 1991, is giving advice to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. On July 10, Seidman said on a conference call with the American Constitution Society that she believed a “strategy will emerge” that would upend Kavanaugh’s nomination. Audio of the call was recorded and uploaded by the GOP on Thursday. “I do think that over the coming days and weeks...
  • Beyoncé’s Former Drummer Claims Singer Molested Her with ‘Dark Magic,’ ‘Extreme Witchcraft’

    09/20/2018 5:30:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    The Blast ^ | 9/20/2018 | Daniel Goldblatt
    A woman who once worked as a drummer for Beyoncé claims the singer is wrapped up in the practices of “extreme witchcraft” and has been using her spells to run surveillance and control her finances, and now she wants a restraining order against Bey. According to very bizarre court documents obtained by The Blast, Kimberly Thompson says she used to work for Beyoncé: “I worked for her as her drummer for her band for 7 years.” She claims that for some reason, Bey has started a campaign of harassment against her, that includes “Extreme witchcraft, Dark magic” and “Magic spells...
  • University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

    08/03/2018 8:38:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 94 replies ^ | 3 | Meredith Wadman
    An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016. (Krauss is a prominent member of the skeptics movement, which disputes the existence of a god or supernatural powers.)
  • Waitress body-slams groping customer: ‘No one has the right to put their hands on you’

    08/01/2018 9:15:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    It was about 11 p.m., an hour before the end of Emelia Holden’s waitress shift late last month, when she felt the hand grab her backside. Holden, 21, had just finished taking a customer’s order and placing a stack of menus on an unoccupied table in the small restaurant, Vinnie Van Go-Go’s pizzeria in Savannah, Ga. At first she thought it might have been her female co-worker, she recalled to local CBS affiliate WTOC. But as she turned around, she saw that it was a customer walking past her, a 31-year-old man police later identified as Ryan Cherwinski of Palm...
  • 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