Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall. His accusers — those who testified against him and many others who […]

Uber to pay $4.4 million to end federal sex harassment probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund to settle a federal investigation into allegations that the San Francisco company allowed a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. The agreement ends an investigation launched in 2017 in which the commission found reasonable cause […]

Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished. Louisette Geiss, a plaintiff in a Manhattan […]

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge Thursday that “an economic agreement in principal” […]

Biden: I’ll be more mindful of respecting personal space

Wilmington (AP) – Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his tendency toward physical displays of affection and encouragement has made some women uncomfortable, and he promised to be “much more mindful” of respecting personal space. “Social norms have begun to change. They’ve shifted,” the 76-year-old Biden said in a cellphone video posted to […]

2nd woman accuses Virginia official of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. Calls for his resignation grew steadily as the day wore on. A lawyer for Meredith Watson, 39, said in a statement that Fairfax […]

Democrats speechless as scandal engulfs Virginia’s leaders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With Virginia’s top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and their tangled political implications. Gov. Ralph Northam’s career was already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in his 1984 medical […]

Bill Clinton bristles at questions on Lewinsky, #MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says the #MeToo movement is overdue. But he’s bristling at questions about Monica Lewinsky. In an interview with NBC’s “Today Show” released Monday, Clinton was asked whether he should have resigned 20 years ago for his sexual relationship with the White House intern and whether the #MeToo movement […]

BREAKING NEWS! Former Montgomery County government Chief of Staff discloses full details about Metts’ sexual harassment of County government employee

Conroe, May 17 – Highly respected Ann Carr, the former Chief to Staff to Montgomery County Judge Alan B. Sadler, spoke openly about the sexual harassment by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts for the first time since she retired from office. Carr made the comments yesterday on social media in response to […]

NY Attorney general resigns after 4 women accuse him of abuse

 NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who held himself out as a champion of women and a liberal foil to President Donald Trump, resigned from office after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. It was a swift and stunning fall for a Democrat who had pledged to […]

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