Sexual misconduct

This Oct. 31, 2019 photo shows former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson during an interview in New York. Carlson received a reported $20 million settlement from Fox News in 2016 after she sued the network, claiming the late Roger Ailes, then head of the division, demoted then fired her when she rejected his sexual advances. Carlson’s allegations have been the basis of two Hollywood projects this year: Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” series, which aired earlier this year, and the upcoming “Bombshell” where Nicole Kidman stars as Carlson. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 02, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn't help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. "It would be nice...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected a sexual battery case against Spacey because the accuser has died. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced the decision Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The case stemmed from a masseur’s allegations that Spacey inappropriately touched him during a massage session at a home in Malibu, California in October 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 3:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected a sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey because the accuser has died. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced the decision Tuesday. The case stemmed from a masseur's allegations that Spacey inappropriately touched him...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill speaks during an interview after voting in Agua Dulce, Calif. Hill announced her resignation over the weekend following the publication of explicit photos that outed the relationship. She describes the photos as “revenge porn” and is vowing to fight the problem so that women and girls don’t shy away from politics in the future. Hill's resignation in a sex scandal she blamed on an abusive husband has observers wondering if women are held to higher standards in public life and what the future holds for politicians coming of age in the iPhone era. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 28, 2019 - 5:56 pm
The resignation of a female Democratic congresswoman over a consensual, sexual relationship with a campaign aide has sparked questions about whether women are held to higher standards in public life. At the center of the controversy is Katie Hill, a first-term lawmaker from California and a rising...
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FILE - In an April 11, 2016 file photo, Congressman John Conyers is seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit. Detroit police say the former congressman died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. He was 90. ((AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 27, 2019 - 5:05 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile...
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FILE - In an April 11, 2016 file photo, Congressman John Conyers is seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit. Detroit police say the former congressman died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. He was 90. ((AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 27, 2019 - 4:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, moderates a panel at a forum called "Perspectives on National Security," at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Time's Up has called on NBC Universal to release all former employees from non-disclosure agreements that might be impinging on their ability to speak out about sexual harassment, and also to hold an independent investigation into workplace culture at NBC. The organization said NBC didn't go far enough with its statement, first reported Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, by Maddow, that employees should contact the company in order to be released from any "perceived obligation" to remain quiet. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 26, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements. The company said Saturday that any...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase — a rare public appearance ahead of his January rape trial. A comedian at Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 "Actor's Hour" referred to the disgraced film mogul during her set as "the elephant in the room" and likened him to horror villain Freddy Krueger.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
October 25, 2019 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week — a rare public appearance for the disgraced movie mogul ahead of his January rape trial. A comedian at Wednesday's "Actor's Hour" referred to Weinstein during her set as...
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Suspended Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis enters the courtroom with his wife, Amy, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. Lewis, 43, said he did not plan to have sex with his young female assistant at an out-of-town budget conference, but one thing led to another after they went out for drinks and ended up in her hotel room.(Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via AP, Pool)
October 25, 2019 - 12:27 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff found guilty of misconduct for using his power and office to push a personal assistant to have sex with him was sentenced Friday to the maximum of a year in prison. Former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis and his wife both asked for home...
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Suspended Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis reads text messages in court, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. Lewis, 43, said he did not plan to have sex with his young female assistant at an out-of-town budget conference, but one thing led to another after they went out for drinks and ended up in her hotel room.(Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via AP, Pool)
October 25, 2019 - 11:37 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff found guilty of misconduct for using his power and office to push a personal assistant to have sex with him was sentenced Friday to the maximum of a year in prison. Former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis and his wife both asked for home...
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Suspended Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis enters the courtroom with his wife, Amy, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. Lewis, 43, said he did not plan to have sex with his young female assistant at an out-of-town budget conference, but one thing led to another after they went out for drinks and ended up in her hotel room.(Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via AP, Pool)
October 24, 2019 - 11:43 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff faces up to a year in prison and will lose his job after a jury found him guilty Thursday of misconduct in office. A Greenville jury deliberated more than four hours before splitting its verdicts, finding suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis...
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