Sen. Franken back to work amid sexual misconduct allegations

BC-US–Sexual Misconduct-Franken,3rd Ld-Writethru Nov 27, 2017 6:56AM (GMT 12:56) – 713 words By ANNE FLAHERTY ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with CBS interview. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn’t remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events. The Democrat’s comments […]

Franken’s rising political star obscured by accusations

AP-US-Franken’s-Trajectory Nov 23, 2017 8:12PM (GMT 02:12) – 1097 words By ALAN FRAM and KYLE POTTER ,  Associated Press (Eds: Updates with Franken’s Thanksgiving statement of apology and regret. With AP Photos.) WASHINGTON (AP) — “Many of you have jobs, many of you have families,” Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve […]

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

BC-US–Sexual Misconduct-Democrats Nov 23, 2017 12:09AM (GMT 06:09) – 129 words By JULIET LINDERMAN and CALVIN WOODWARD ,  Associated Press Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the women who have publicly accused powerful men of preying on them sexually. But the party is in something […]

Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken

AP-US–Sexual Harassment-Franken-SNL Nov 21, 2017 6:48AM (GMT 12:48) – 138 words Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken, a Democrat, of forcibly kissing […]

Famed London theater received 20 allegations against Spacey

BC-APFN-EU–Sexual Harassment-Spacey,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 16, 2017 7:09AM (GMT 13:09) – 327 words By JILL LAWLESS ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates throughout; With AP Photos. LONDON (AP) — London’s Old Vic theater said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of actions that spanned “a range of inappropriate behavior” against Kevin Spacey, its former artistic director. The […]

Metts’ sexual harassment facts emphasize establishment “entitlement” attitude

Metts’ sexual harassment facts emphasize establishment “entitlement” attitude

Image: Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts, February 27, 2017. New Caney, July 19 – In the United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) formal Determination, dated, February 3, 2009, involving the sexual harassment Charge which former Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace employee Delonna Snow filed against Montgomery County arising out of […]

Judge Metts’ sexual harassment of County employees proves costly to taxpayers

Judge Metts’ sexual harassment of County employees proves costly to taxpayers

Image: Judge James Metts (center) at a political gathering on February 27, 2017. New Caney and Conroe, July 17 – Montgomery County taxpayers paid $45,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim after the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts violated Title VII of the […]

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