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If California Bill Passes, No More &#39;Stealthing&#39; During Sex
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'Stealthing' During Sex

First State Bans 'Stealthing' During Sex

Legislation classifies nonconsensual removal of condom as sexual battery

(Newser) - Update: California on Thursday became the first state to prohibit "stealthing," the nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex, when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that defines the act as sexual battery, the AP reports. Our original story from Feb. 9, 2021, follows:

Fox Worker's Suit: Napolitano Harassed Me, Kudlow Uses Slurs

Network says it has 'parted ways' with Napolitano amid new sexual harassment claims

(Newser) - Fox News has dumped legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, on the heels of a lawsuit alleging the former New Jersey Superior Court judge sexually harassed a Fox Business production assistant. Deadline and Adweek report that employee, 27-year-old John Fawcett, filed his complaint against the network in New York on Monday, seeking...

Unapologetic Smiley Buys Radio Station for a Comeback

PBS fired host in 2017 after allegations

(Newser) - Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he wants to return to the air. Smiley, who continues to deny the claims of unwanted sexual behavior that led PBS to drop his long-running show, is attempting...

Seth Rogen: I Won't Work With James Franco, for Now

Longtime Franco friend, co-star is speaking out after sexual misconduct claims

(Newser) - Seth Rogen has been a longtime collaborator and buddy of fellow actor James Franco, stretching back to the late '90s, when they both appeared in the sitcom Freaks and Geeks, and extending into more recent co-starring turns in such films as Pineapple Express, The Interview, and The Disaster Artist....

Hall of Famer Alomar Reacts to Getting the Boot From MLB

Ex-Blue Jays player 'disappointed' on firing after probe into 2014 sexual misconduct allegation

(Newser) - MLB has cut ties with Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, ending his contract as a league consultant in Puerto Rico and as an ambassador for the Toronto Blue Jays after an investigation into a 2014 sexual misconduct allegation. That puts the 53-year-old Alomar on the league's permanently ineligible list,...

Gaetz: 'Sexual Conduct' Probe Is Based on False Allegations

Republican says federal investigation is linked to an extortion scheme

(Newser) - Rep. Matt Gaetz has confirmed that he is under federal investigation for "sexual conduct with women"—but he says the allegations "are as searing as they are false." The conservative Florida Republican confirmed the investigation to Axios hours after the New York Times reported that investigators...

Woman Says Cuomo Kissed Her While Inspecting Flood Damage

'I felt like I was being manhandled,' latest accuser says

(Newser) - An upstate New York woman said Monday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her cheek at her home during a visit to inspect local flood damage, becoming the latest woman to accuse the embattled governor of inappropriate behavior. Sherry Vill made the allegations during a...

Thomas Middleditch at Center of Club's Misconduct Claims

'Silicon Valley' star accused of groping woman, owners accused of ignoring complaints

(Newser) - Add Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch to the list of celebs who've been accused of sexual misconduct. Hannah Harding says she was at the Cloak & Dagger—a now-closed Goth nightclub in Hollywood "where a cast of experimental artists performed eerie, sexually charged ceremonies each week," per...

Congressman Apologizes, Won't Challenge Cuomo

Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct in a bar

(Newser) - A potential challenger to Andrew Cuomo is no longer a potential challenger for a reason that will sound familiar to the New York governor —allegations of sexual misconduct . US Rep. Tom Reed has apologized and declared that he will not seek the GOP nomination for governor in 2022, reports...

Latest Cuomo Accuser Still Works for Him, Backs Up Groping Claim

Alyssa McGrath says she's friends with unnamed co-worker who says Cuomo groped her

(Newser) - A group of current and former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have accused him of sexual harassment in the workplace, but for the first time, one who still works for him is now publicly speaking out. Alyssa McGrath details for the New York Times a "series of...

Massage Therapists Accuse NFL Player of Sexual Assault

Quarterback Deshaun Watson faces series of lawsuits from women

(Newser) - At least seven lawsuits have been filed against a star NFL quarterback, accusing him of making inappropriate contact and sexually assaulting massage therapists in the Houston area. "I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect," Deshaun Watson of the Texans tweeted after the...

Why Andrew Cuomo's Hands Are Causing a Stir

One of NY governor's accusers says he often made sexually suggestive remarks about them

(Newser) - As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom for more than four hours with investigators working for the state attorney general's office. During the interview, Charlotte Bennett revealed new details about Cuomo's...

Damning Report Details Claims Against Freshman Congressman

Dozens of ex-college classmates allege sexual misconduct by Madison Cawthorn to BuzzFeed

(Newser) - Madison Cawthorn spoke at CPAC on Friday, as well as voted by proxy against President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill . But there's another reason the 25-year-old North Carolina congressman's name is now in headlines. BuzzFeed News interviewed more than two dozen former classmates, as well...

James Franco Settles Suit Over 'Orgy-Type' Classes at Film School

Plaintiffs alleged actor created 'pipeline of young women' for 'sexual exploitation'

(Newser) - A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Saturday. The two sides filed a joint status report in Los Angeles Superior Court, telling a...

Ex-Cuomo Aide: He 'Sexually Harassed Me for Years'

'There is simply no truth to these claims,' NY governor's rep says of Lindsey Boylan's allegations

(Newser) - A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who's now running for Manhattan borough president accused him of sexual harassment in a series of tweets Sunday, saying he made inappropriate comments about her appearance. Lindsey Boylan tweeted that the Democratic governor "sexually harassed me for years. Many...

More Problems for Cop Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case

10 women accuse Brett Hankison of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

(Newser) - The lone police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor now faces allegations of sexual assault and battery. A lawsuit filed Tuesday describes former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison as a "sexual predator" who "used his police uniform and secondary nightclub employment as mechanisms...

Fox Paid $4M to Assistant After Booting Kimberly Guilfoyle

Woman complained of blatant sexual harassment: 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, now a major fundraiser for the Trump campaign, faced allegations of sexual harassment before leaving the network in July 2018, as HuffPost reported at the time, though her lawyer said the claims were "unequivocally baseless," per CNN . Now, the New Yorker is...

Model From 'Blurred Lines' Video Makes Big Accusation

Emily Ratajkowski says photographer Jonathan Leder sexually assaulted her in 2012

(Newser) - Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has penned an essay for New York magazine, in which she claims she was sexually assaulted by photographer Jonathan Leder in 2012, before making it big. Ratajkowski, who came to stardom in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video, had met with Leder at...

New Trump Accuser: 'I'm Sick of Him Getting Away With This'

Former model says Trump groped her at 1997 US Open, offers photos as evidence

(Newser) - Another woman— at least the 26th —has come forward to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct. Amy Dorris, a former model and actress from Florida, says she was 24 when Trump assaulted her outside the bathroom in his VIP box at the 1997 US Open in New York. "...

McDonald's: Ex-CEO May Have Covered Up Others' Misconduct

'The board will follow the facts wherever they may lead'

(Newser) - McDonald's says former CEO Steve Easterbrook covered up the number of sexual relationships he had with employees—and he may have also covered up misconduct by other executives. The company announced Wednesday that it was widening its investigation to include the HR department, which was led by Easterbrook's...

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