Sexual harassment

April 26, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad...
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Tom Puckett
March 13, 2018 - 1:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The woman who accuses former Erie County Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger of raping her has now filed a notice of claim against the county. The woman, who goes by Jane Doe in the filing, contends Dirschberger raped her while at a conference in Albany December 5th-6th...
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January 03, 2018 - 10:39 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to end the practice of requiring criminal defendants to post monetary bail in misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases. The Democrat says the longstanding practice of accepting cash bail is unfair, since it allows suspects with financial resources to go free while those...
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December 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a female journalist she was doing "a disservice to women" Wednesday by asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government. Public radio reporter Karen DeWitt asked the Democratic governor whether he was...
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One day after Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague he responded with a statement that includes both an apology and a partial denial. "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and...
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Dave Debo
November 27, 2017 - 5:41 am
(WBEN) Even though most of the the talk of sexual harassment scandals are focused on either Washington or Hollywood--- there's at least one watchdog group that says Albany has a problem too. "This has been a persistent topic of discussion," says Susan Lerner with Common Cause NY, a government...
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In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., as first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron wait. President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign. A Thanksgiving-themed email with the subject...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Buzzfeed, a news website, is reporting that Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. Calls to Conyers and his office seeking comment were not immediately returned Monday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations...
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In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., as first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron wait. President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2017 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group supporting Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations against him is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement. A Thanksgiving-themed email with the subject line "Giving thanks for YOU and OUR PRESIDENT!" applauds...
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In this Nov. 21, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving. The survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that just 2 in 10 are eager to discuss politics. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2017 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers' favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump's presidency isn't something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. "...
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