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  • PA's top judge says colleagues snared in porn scandal will 'have to pay the piper'

    09/30/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9-30-14 | Chris Brennan
    RON CASTILLE, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says any judges snared in the pornographic-email scandal unfolding in Harrisburg at the state Attorney General's Office will "have to pay the piper." Castille, speaking yesterday on a conference call with reporters, said he has asked Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in a letter Thursday followed by a telephone call - for the names of any judges who sent or received the hard-core pornography. Castille also wants copies of the emails. "I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper," Castille said. "It's...
  • Mother of girl in Colorado first-grade kissing suspension says boy's punishment was merited

    12/15/2013 9:21:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 14, 2013
    The mother of a girl involved in the case of a 6-year-old Colorado boy who was suspended for giving a classmate unwanted kisses says the school did the right thing. [Snip] First-grader Hunter Yelton was given a two-day suspension, with a sexual harassment infraction on his discipline record. The boy's mother said the "sexual harassment" mark was too harsh.
  • 6 Year Accused of Sexual Harrassment for Kissing Girl on Cheek

    12/11/2013 7:15:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Champion News ^ | DEC 10, 2013
    <p>A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek.</p> <p>School officials in Canon City are accusing Hunter Yelton of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.</p> <p>The boy’s mother tells KRDO-TV her son was suspended once before for kissing the girl and had disciplinary problems, but the girl did not object to being kissed. She told the station that the two children like each other.</p>
  • Faculty: Sexual Harassment Policy Approved by Feds ‘Orwellian’

    10/02/2013 7:05:19 PM PDT · by texas booster · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 2 2013 | Mary Lou Byrd
    Faculty members expressed alarm at new sexual harassment policies at the University of Montana approved by the Departments of Justice and Education. Of special concern is a requirement that those professors who fail to complete training are being reported to the federal government. Faculty members questioned exactly what information the university felt obliged to report to the DOJ and asked how the agency plans to use the information in a letter to University of Montana President Royce Engstrom, the Missoulian reported last week. They also asked what additional information the university would provide to the DOJ if the agency asked...
  • Report: Husband of Democratic donor accused of sexually harassing [male] domestic worker

    09/11/2012 11:52:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 11, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    A former domestic worker for a major Democratic donor and socialite has accused her husband of sexual harassment. Bilguudei Ganhuyag, 24, has accused John Landrum Bryant, husband of real estate heiress and liberal activist Patricia Bauman, of firing him for refusing to engage in a sexual relationship . . The Bauman Foundation has given millions of dollars more to liberal organizations over the past decade. Patricia Bauman also has tied to the secretive Democracy Alliance, which directs tens of millions of dollars into select progressive coffers each year, including the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, and the Obama affiliated...
  • Shanghai subway to scantily clad women: No wonder you'll be sexually harassed!

    06/27/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/27/2012 | Ed Flanagan
    BEIJING – For women in Shanghai looking to beat the heat this summer with skimpier clothes, the city’s subway authorities have a message: dress appropriately or be ready to deal with the inevitable sexual harassment. The controversy online started on June 20 when someone posted on the Shanghai Number 2 Subway Line official Weibo account – Chinese version of Twitter – a picture of a female passenger wearing a revealing dress with the comment: “If that’s what you wear on the subway, then no wonder you will be sexually harassed! There are perverts riding the subway every day and we...
  • Media use Klan tactic on Cain

    11/10/2011 2:19:34 AM PST · by Warrior Nurse · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9 Nov 2011 | Erik Rush
    "Surreal" is the term that most readily comes to mind as I observe the phenomenon of sexual harassment allegations raised against Republican candidate Herman Cain.
  • DAVID AXELROD'S PATTERN OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR: Cain's Accusers: The Chicago Connection.

    11/09/2011 4:15:00 PM PST · by Cecilia Trent · 27 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | 11/09/11 | Ann Coultrer
    Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. -- but never in Chicago. So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod. Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel records from the National Restaurant...
  • What happened to the members of the Clinton Bimbo Eruption Squad

    11/09/2011 10:24:41 AM PST · by airedale · 10 replies
    vanity
    Since Bill Clinton is being held up as a model of how to handle sexual harrassment claims it made me wonder what happened to the members of the Bimbo Eruption Team? Since Hillary was an exofficio member I guess 1 is the Secratary of State. 3 more are under contract to CNN and I think George Stepponallofus was also part of the team so that's 1 for ABC. Who were the members of the Bimbo Eruption Team and where are they now. FWIW when this Cain thing first started Wolf Blitzer had Donna Brazille on as the Democratic voice to...
  • Cain Accuser Bialek Fired From NRA For False Accustations Of Sexual Assault

    11/08/2011 12:53:51 PM PST · by Cecilia Trent · 25 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/08/11 | Pat Dollard
    One might be asking themselves why Ms. Bialek was fired from the National Restaurant Association. After all, being fired, quite unlike simply being laid off, is a serious issue with serious ramifications; since leaving the Restuarant Association, Ms. Bialek has been unable to maintain regular employment. So why was this woman let go? Why has it seemingly affected her ability to remain employed for so long? Perhaps it might have something to do with the reason she was fired from the National Restaurant Association in the first place… FILING FALSE CLAIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
  • Iowa radio host accuses Herman Cain of 'inappropriate' remarks (Politico continues hit pieces)

    11/02/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/02/2011 | Jonathan Martin
    In a cryptic comment made at National Journal’s Election 2012 Preview event Tuesday, Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign manager, made reference to an incident involving Cain and a receptionist for a radio talk show host. Continue Reading Asked by panel moderator Beth Reinhard whether he could guarantee that there’s not more information forthcoming about his past, Block began his answer with a blanket denial, followed by what seemed to be a description of an unreported recent incident involving Cain. “Mr. Cain has never sexually harassed anybody. Period. End of story,” he said. “As the hours go by, it’s interesting that...
  • Cain accuses former adviser Curt Anderson (Former Cain Senate Campaign Adviser Denies Charge)

    11/02/2011 2:37:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/02/2011 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Herman Cain accused a former consultant to his unsuccessful 2004 Senate campaign, Curt Anderson, of leaking damaging information about past sexual harassment allegations against Cain. Anderson, who is now an adviser to Rick Perry, denied the charge in an email to POLITICO's Jonathan Martin: "I’ve known Herman Cain for about 7 years. I was one of several consultants on his Senate race in 2004 and was proud to help him. I'd never heard any of these allegations until I read them in Politico, nor does anything I read in the press change my opinion that Herman is an upstanding man...
  • AP: Third woman comes forward to accuse Cain of harassment

    11/02/2011 1:31:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    She didn’t file a complaint, but she considered it. She worked for the National Restaurant Association when he was its head. She told The Associated Press that Cain made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against him.The employee described situations in which she said Cain told her he had confided to colleagues how attractive she was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work. She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation. Remember, Cain explained away the incident with one woman as confusion over a gesture...
  • Which journalists/news broadcasters have sexual harrasemnt suits/complaints filed agaisnt them??

    11/02/2011 1:17:49 PM PDT · by airedale · 25 replies
    vanity
    With the feeding frenzy that's going on over the Cain sexual harrasment incidents I was wondering what the track record of the various journalists, media outlets, editors, producers, etc. is. It would be really fun to confront them and make them explain it applying the same standard they are using against Cain. It would be really funny if Politico had some. Same with some of the MSNBC hosts. Turn about is fair play. It's time some of the left wing hit squads get hit back I haven't the slightest idea of how to obtain this information.
  • Hey Politico! Here's Why Your Herman Cain Sex Story Doesn't Matter

    11/02/2011 12:38:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/02/2011 | Grace Wyler
    Politico's recent report revealing allegations that Herman Cain sexually harassed two female employees in the 1990s has taken the Washington Establishment by storm. Pundits can barely mask their relief at what looks like the possible end of the Cain "boomlet," and conservatives have gleefully seized on the opportunity to call the mainstream media racist and accuse women in the workforce of not being able to take a joke. But while the national press corps works itself into a tizzy, one key fact appears to have been overlooked. Republican primary voters — the people who will actually decide Cain's electoral fate...
  • Politico: Iowa yawns at Cain allegations

    11/02/2011 11:04:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/01/2011 | By: Reid J. Epstein
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — While Herman Cain struggled for a second day in Washington to push back against sexual harassment allegations, the high political drama almost went unmentioned Tuesday in one of the most important courts of public opinion — Iowa. On the campaign trail, on local conservative talk radio and in conversations among activists, Republicans here have so far greeted the story with a shrug. The reactions from Cain’s GOP rivals have been muted: His fellow 2012 candidates continue to tread lightly around the report that the likable front-runner reached settlements with two female employees while he was CEO of...
  • Uh oh: Witness found to Cain incidents? (Linked to ... Perry supporters??)

    11/02/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 187 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    So far, neither of the two alleged complainants from Herman Cain’s tenure at the National Restaurant Association have come forward publicly, although it appears at least one would like NRA to release her from her confidentiality agreement to do so. However, a pollster who worked for NRA at the time told KTOK in Oklahoma that he witnessed both incidents — and that if the women talk, Cain’s candidacy would be over: Interviewed today on KTOK’s Mullins in the Morning, [Chris] Wilson, of Wilson-Perkins-Allen Opinion Research headquartered in Washington, D.C. explained he was a witness to the incident. “I was the...
  • Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: She wants to tell her side of the story (No more confidentiality?)

    11/02/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    She wants to, but … she can’t because of the confidentiality provisions in the settlement agreement. That puts Cain in a tough spot. Even though it’s up to the NRA, not him, to waive those provisions, the media will want to know if he thinks they should. If he says no, it looks like he has something to hide and that he’s afraid of what she might say. If he says yes, the NRA might very well issue the waiver and then this story is suddenly rolling along again. Obviously, if she wants to speak publicly, she thinks she has...
  • Four Lily White Liberals Smear a Black Man

    11/02/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2011 | Peter Heck
    Just as Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain predicted, he has become the most recent victim of the race-baiting left's high-tech lynching of prominent, conservative black men. Days before the Cain sexual harassment smear emerged from the sewers of liberal trash journalism, MSNBC's Martin Bashir hosted contributor Karen Finney who proclaimed that conservatives only liked Cain because, "they think he's a black man who knows his place." As Bashir actually thanked her on-air for making such an offensive and ignorant remark (far from being a submissive position, conservatives are supporting Cain in his effort to ascend to the highest office in...
  • Cain Declines to State Whether Woman Who Made Charges Should Break Confidentiality Agreement

    11/02/2011 7:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/02/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Herman Cain said he was not comfortable addressing whether he wanted the woman who had accused him of sexual harassment and now wants to speak up, but is barred by a confidentiality agreement, to be allowed to speak to the media. “I can’t answer that now because there are legal implications,” Cain told Fox News regarding the Washington Post article that the woman would like to speak. “If the restaurant association waives that [confidentiality agreement] … I just found out about this today. There are legal implications associated with that that I’m not totally familiar with yet, so I can’t...
  • Is Herman Cain taking scandal from bad to worse?

    11/01/2011 12:17:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    cBS ^ | November 1, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's inconsistent statements in the wake of revelations that he was accused of sexual misconduct in the 1990s are complicating his efforts to move on from the incendiary story - and may prompt voters who would otherwise have discounted the allegations to reconsider. During his initial media interviews on Monday, Cain said that he was unaware if the National Restaurant Association, which he headed during the 1990s, had paid a financial settlement to a female employee or employees who had accused him of sexual misconduct. Politico reported Sunday that at least two women complained about Cain's...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Politico Story: ‘I Don’t Think You Should Print Stuff Like That’

    11/01/2011 1:56:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/01/2011 | Betsy Woodruff
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) says the sexual harassment accusations made against Herman Cain are unfair because of their anonymity. And he speaks from experience. “In my election, I had an anonymous girl from college — who I still don’t know — make accusations against me,” he tells National Review Online. “I don’t think you should print stuff like that. To libel someone’s character and not put your name on it, I think is inappropriate and shouldn’t be printed.” Paul adds that fear of sexual harassment suits damages workplace relations. “There are people now who hesitate to tell a joke...
  • Putting Herman Cain's Sexual Harassment Accusations In Context

    11/01/2011 11:22:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 1, 2011 | Bill Frezza
    A media storm has broken out over allegations made by the inside-the-Beltway publication Politico that two women in the employ of the National Restaurant Association were made to feel angry or uncomfortable by sexually suggestive remarks or gestures made by Herman Cain when he headed that association a dozen years ago. I have no idea whether Herman Cain ever made two of his employees feel uncomfortable, nor do any of the rest of us. I also can’t predict whether voters will conclude that such insensitive behavior, if substantiated, renders Cain unfit to be president, particularly given the comportment of other...
  • Iowans oddly unmoved by vague, 12-year-old allegations about Cain (unimpressed with Politico)

    11/01/2011 9:37:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    For Herman Cain to win the Republican nomination, he has to win Iowa. A loss there would almost certainly drain his campaign of credibility and donors before he could make it to South Carolina, especially if Mitt Romney ends up the winner in January 3rd’s caucuses. So how are Iowa caucus goers reacting to the Politico story containing vague allegations of misconduct from more than a dozen years ago? The Des Moines Register reports that they’re less than impressed … with Politico: Iowa conservatives appear unready to jump off the Herman Cain train — unless damning evidence emerges that proves...
  • Mrs. Cain to the rescue? (Plus, Cain responds to questions about inconsistencies)

    11/01/2011 8:48:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Herman Cain has often been asked why his wife has not joined him on the campaign trail, and he has consistently replied that the Cains decided that Gloria Cain would maintain the home and family, away from the public spotlight. The reclusive shifts to the exclusive, however, as Cain announced yesterday that Gloria would shortly give an exclusive interview. Is this a coincidence? Gloria Cain has not been seen on the campaign trail with her husband of 43 years since he announced his presidential candidacy to a cheering crowd in Atlanta in May. But that will soon change.“You will meet...
  • The Curious Timing of the Herman Cain Accusation (Could a GOP campaign be the source)

    11/01/2011 6:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2011 | J. Robert Smith
    For Herman Cain, forget the treats; just bring on the tricks. Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is the subject of a bombshell accusation on Halloween day that he sexually harassed two women during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. Cain stoutly denies the charges. The curious thing about the accusations against Cain are their timing. Why now? Why did Politico break the news now, as opposed to weeks before or later, if Cain secured the GOP presidential nomination? Did Politico only obtain the story now, or had it been sitting on the report for a while? Why now? Early...
  • Mark Steyn: Unsettling (Herman Cain's woes say more about us than him)

    11/01/2011 6:34:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/01/2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>"There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable."</p> <p>What does that mean? Because, if you’re going to destroy a man’s life over it, it ought to mean something. A “gesture” that is not “sexual” but that makes women “uncomfortable” enough to threaten sexual harrassment?</p>
  • Cain campaign manager: “Hard to believe” a GOP rival would plant the sexual harassment story

    10/31/2011 2:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The question followed hard on the heels of the original Politico story and harder on the heels of Herman Cain’s dismissal of years-old allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward two women: Who leaked the information in the first place?Cain’s campaign manager says he has “no clue,” according to a report by The Daily Caller’s Alex Pappas. “I have no idea,” chief of staff Mark Block told The Daily Caller. “No clue. I would find it hard to believe that anybody from another campaign would do that, but then again this is politics. Isn’t it?” Guy Benson explains why it’s really...
  • Revealed: Cain describes hand gesture that led to harassment claim; Update: Small settlement

    10/31/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2011 | Allahpundit
    File that under “Headlines I never thought I’d write.”Is this really it? Cain told van Susteren that he remembered one woman who was a writer in the Association’s communications department. “I can’t even remember her name, but I do remember the formal allegation she made in terms of sexual harassment,” Cain said. “I turned it over to my general counsel and one of the ladies that worked for me, the woman in charge of human resources. They did investigate…and it was found to be baseless.”Van Susteren asked Cain how often he saw the woman. “I might see her in the...
  • David French of National Review: The Politico Story Tells Us Nothing of Value About Herman Cain

    10/31/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2011 | David French
    In a previous legal life, I worked as a litigator at a large law firm and on occasion worked (as a defense attorney) for various corporate clients in sexual harassment cases. So I read Politico’s story with the jaundiced eye of someone who’s represented more than one corporate executive accused of harassment. From what I read, I found the story profoundly underwhelming. Before I go on, let me first make clear that I don’t know the actual facts in the case. I have no idea what Herman Cain did or did not do, and I have no idea whether the...
  • Kevin Williamson of National Review: Why This Could Be the End of Cain

    10/31/2011 12:16:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    I am willing to give Herman Cain the benefit of the doubt and assume that the sexual-harassment allegation(s) against him was entirely baseless. Here is what troubles me. Mr. Cain says: “If the Restaurant Association did a settlement, I wasn’t even aware of it, and I hope it wasn’t for much, because nothing happened. So if there was a settlement, it was handled by some of the other offices that worked for me at the association, so the answer is absolutely not.” Okay, so if I’m reading that quote right, then: 1. Herman Cain, in his role as head of...
  • Cain's Former Secretary: This Is Not the Herman Cain I Know (Ex-staffers call it unbelievable)

    10/31/2011 10:49:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/31/2011 | Michael Warren
    Presidential candidate Herman Cain's campaign has been rocked by a Politico report that revealed Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two female employees during his stint at the National Restaurant Association. Cain told Fox News this morning that he has “never sexually harassed anyone” but confirmed that he was accused of doing so in the past, claiming such accusations were "false." Past employees of Cain, including his long-time female executive assistant, have told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the charges are unbelievable. “It’s just not Herman,” says Sibby Wolfson, who was Cain's executive assistant from 1997 through his first campaign...
  • Cain: “I was falsely accused” of sexual harassment at trade group (Watch FOX News VIDEO)

    10/31/2011 9:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Herman Cain acted swiftly to put an end to speculation over the story about sexual-harassment claims during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. After a few hours of confused response, Cain admitted that he had been accused, but falsely, of inappropriate conduct. He claimed that an investigation of those accusations showed at the time that they were “baseless,” and he seemed surprised by the news that the trade group settled the claims. “I hope it wasn’t for much,” Cain told Fox News, “because nothing happened”: “I have never sexually harassed anyone, but yes, I was falsely accused while I...
  • Early Thoughts on the Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Story (The difference with Anita Hill)

    10/31/2011 6:56:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    What better day than Halloween – famous for ghosts, ghouls and goblins – to deal with skeletons. And this week we’re going to find out if Herman Cain has any real skeletons in his closet. By this time I’m sure you’ve already seen the damning headline which Politico launched on Sunday night. Rather than reprinting all of the details here we can best summarize it with the lede. During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain,...
  • Exclusive: 2 women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/31/2011 6:53:44 AM PDT · by wmfights · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Jonathon Martin, Maggie Haberman, Anna Palmer, Kenneth P. Vogel
    During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.
  • Cain denies sexual-harassment claims (Accusers should identify themselves and tell the whole story)

    10/31/2011 6:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    There are many headlines that strike fear in the hearts of presidential campaigns — and this one from Politico is probably right near the worst of them. Last night, they ran a story that the National Restaurant Association had to settle two sexual-harassment claims against Herman Cain when he chaired the trade group in the 1990s: During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to...
  • Yale University hit by sexual harassment row

    04/09/2011 1:05:10 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 18 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 04.08-09 April 2011 | By Jon Swaine, New York
    As the esteemed Ivy League university that taught five US presidents, 18 Nobel laureates and countless captains of industry, Yale has one of the loftiest names in education. But the Ł25,000-a-year alma mater of Bill Clinton and both George Bushes has been plunged into a sexual harassment scandal that threatens to drag its reputation through the mud. The US government has launched an investigation into complaints by 16 students at the Connecticut college. They allege a string of serious assaults and rampages by gangs of men that went unpunished. Yale's management has allowed the cultivation of a "sexually hostile environment",...
  • Is TSA Security Patdown Sexual Molestation?

    11/15/2010 2:34:07 PM PST · by jerry557 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/10 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    Just as Americans prepare to head home for Thanksgiving, the government is coming under fire for a new airport security patdown procedure that includes the touching of passengers' inner thighs and women's breasts. From pilots' unions to viral online protests, Americans are telling the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that the government has gone too far in the name of security, equating the new searches to "sexual molestation" or "sexual assault." Over the weekend, a 31-year-old software programmer was thrown out of San Diego International Airport after he got into an argument with a TSA screener about the new, more-aggressive patdown....
  • Airport worker warned in scanner ogling claim

    03/24/2010 9:01:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 933+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/24/10
    Airport worker warned in scanner ogling claim LONDON Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:37pm EDT LONDON (Reuters) - A security worker at London's Heathrow Airport has received a police warning and faces disciplinary action over claims he ogled a female colleague using a full-body scanner, officials said on Wednesday. Oddly Enough The 25-year-old worker made lewd comments after his colleague Jo Margetson, 29, mistakenly strayed into the scanner, which can see through clothes to produce an image of the body, the Sun newspaper reported. The case is believed to be the first of its kind since the full-body scanners were rushed...
  • Massa under investigation for allegedly groping male staffers

    03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 80 replies · 444+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe. The allegations surrounding the former lawmaker date back at least a year, and involve "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment," according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment. Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of...
  • Eric Massa (D-NY) to Resign

    03/05/2010 12:38:10 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 119 replies · 5,249+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/4/2010 | Mike Riggs
    New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa will resign from the House on Monday, according Massa chief of staff Joe Racalto. While it’s the latest in a string of bad PR the Democrats have taken this week, Massa’s exit will actually help House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her quest to pass health care. Massa announced earlier in the week that he would retire due to health issues. Shortly after his announcement, allegations of sexual harassment surfaced in the press. Few congressional elections draw the kind of national attention that Erica Massa’s did in 2006. Even fewer draw an equal amount of...
  • 'Late Show' staff gals got plenty of 'advances'

    10/04/2009 8:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 5,284+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 4, 2009 | Susannah Cahalan, Annie Karni and Stefanie Cohen
    Long before Stephanie Birkitt was revealed as David Letterman's squeeze, the funnyman was known to surround himself with beautiful young staffers who ministered to his daily needs -- and favored women when it came to promotions. Holly Hester, who interned for Letterman in the early '90s while she was a student at NYU, said yesterday the two had a steamy, secret affair for a year. She said Letterman called her one day and asked her to the movies, and they soon began seeing each other on the sly. "I was madly in love with him at the time," Hester told...
  • [Governor] Palin can use bad joke as platform

    06/14/2009 6:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Wichita Falls Times Record News ^ | June 14, 2009 | Deanna Watson
    If Sarah Palin wants to use David Letterman’s “poor taste” joke about her daughter getting knocked up by a New York Yankee to alter the cultural discord involving young women, that would be fine. In fact, it could be extraordinary. Palin spent the better part of three days demanding that Letterman apologize for “contributing to the kind of threat that is throughout our culture that makes it sound like it is OK to talk about young girls in a way, where it’s kind of OK, accepted and funny to talk about statutory rape,” she told NBC’s Matt Lauer. Letterman, in...
  • Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N.

    05/21/2009 9:47:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 419+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/21/09 | STEVE STECKLOW
    Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N. Article Comments By STEVE STECKLOW The United Nations, which aspires to protect human rights around the world, is struggling to deal with an embarrassing string of sexual-harassment complaints within its own ranks. Many U.N. workers who have made or faced accusations of sexual harassment say the current system for handling complaints is arbitrary, unfair and mired in bureaucracy. One employee's complaint that she was sexually harassed for years by her supervisor in Gaza, for example, was investigated by one of her boss's colleagues, who cleared him. Cases can take years to adjudicate. Accusers have no access...
  • Body ID'd as Professor Accused of Fondling Students' Breasts in Exchange for Higher Grades

    08/27/2008 8:29:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 36 replies · 326+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | August 27, 2008 | (none given)
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A body found in an Iowa City park has been identified as a missing University of Iowa professor accused of offering higher grades to female students in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Weather Channel anchor sexually harassed, sabotaged co-anchor, lawsuit contends

    05/11/2008 11:14:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 05/07/08 | BILL RANKIN
    The Weather Channel did not need Doppler Radar to track this storm. It needed a lawyer. For almost two years, co-anchors Bob Stokes and Hillary Andrews seemed to make a good team on air and enjoyed good ratings. But behind the scenes, Stokes was sexually harassing Andrews and sabotaging her work on the air, her ongoing lawsuit against Stokes contends. According to Andrews' lawsuit, Stokes, 50, once a popular meteorologist at the cable network, was a serial sexual harasser. Stokes had already harassed a former co-anchor and then became sexually obsessed with Andrews when she began working at the cable...
  • THOMAS FIRED,WILL STAY WITH KNICKS

    04/19/2008 5:56:46 AM PDT · by SO RIGHT · 56+ views
    NYT ^ | 4/19 | HOWARD BECK
    The last vestiges of Isiah Thomas’s authority were stripped away Friday afternoon, freeing the Knicks to begin fixing the mess he left behind. Skip to next paragraph Barton Silverman/The New York Times Isiah Thomas had a .341 winning percentage as the Knicks coach. More Photos » Multimedia Slide Show The Isiah Thomas Era Ends Graphic The Thomas Years Interactive For Thomas, Roundball Comes Full Circle N.B.A. Live Scoreboard Results and Schedule Teams | Statistics Knicks Schedule/Results Roster | Statistics Nets Schedule/Results Roster | Statistics Donnie Walsh fired Thomas as coach, two weeks after supplanting him as team president. Thomas will...
  • Lubbock City Employee Asked to Respond to Allegations of Sexual Harassment

    10/26/2007 9:26:52 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 14 replies · 90+ views
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 26 October 2007 | Staff
    A city employee accused of sexual harrassment has until Monday to defend himself. Last month, NewsChannel 11 told you a City of Lubbock employee was put on paid administrative leave amid allegations of sexual harrassment. The man is accused of sexually harrassing a co-worker at least 20 times, and he is also accused of having sex in city buildings. The city is giving the man until Monday to give reasons why he should not be fired. However, in a letter written to the city last week, the man said "I am completely innocent of this accusation. You cannot prove that I did anything wrong...
  • Chris Matthews Sexually Harasses Erin Burnett

    09/13/2007 9:32:40 AM PDT · by MrArbitrage123 · 59 replies · 9,614+ views
    MrArbitrage
    Another example of liberal hypocrisy Why is it ok for Democrats to sexually harass employees in the workplace? Here we have an example of Chris Matthews sexually harassing co-worker Erin Burnett of CNBC on national television. They are indeed co-workers as they both work for the same parent company. http://youtube.com/watch?v=xKBDOLdU-Ug&mode=related&search= Granted, Mathews’ speech is slurred and his face is quite red so we could give him the benefit of the doubt and postulate that he had a few too many cocktails at lunch time; however, being inebriated on the job wouldn’t exactly mitigate the circumstance. Most workplace sexual harassment cases...
  • Richardson Defense Raises Questions

    03/08/2007 6:48:50 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 29 replies · 1,222+ views
    Politico.com ^ | March 8, 2007 | Ben Smith
    <p>He wanted to be considered because he wanted his name out there," a senior Democrat close to the vice presidential process said of Richardson. "And once his name was out there, he withdrew. So there was never a full vetting."</p>