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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...

Comedian Denies 'Horrific' Rape, Harassment Allegations

Bryan Callen is taking a break from podcast

(Newser) - Comedian Bryan Callen says he "categorically and absolutely" denies allegations of rape or sexual misconduct from four women—but he will be taking a break from weekly podcast The Fighter and the Kid, which he co-hosts with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. After reports of alleged misconduct going back...

Comedian Bryan Callen Accused of Rape
of Rape,

Comedian Accused of Rape, Harassment

4 women tell Los Angeles Times of misconduct involving Bryan Callen stretching back to 1999

(Newser) - Comedian Bryan Callen is facing allegations of sexual misconduct—including one rape claim—weeks after allegations surfaced against his best friend, fellow comedian Chris D’Elia. Katherine Fiore Tigerman, who tells the Los Angeles Times that The Goldbergs actor raped her in 1999, came forward after reading about misconduct claims...

Ghislaine Maxwell Has Secret Spouse: Prosecutor

The accused sex offender won't reveal her husband's name, it seems

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell might have had company while hiding out all this time. Prosecutors say the accused sex offender is secretly married and refuses to reveal the name of her spouse, the New York Post reports. "In addition to failing to describe in any way the absence of proposed co-signers...

Ghislaine Maxwell Has a High-Profile Defender
Ghislaine Maxwell Has
a High-Profile Defender

Ghislaine Maxwell Has a High-Profile Defender

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz makes a case for her, and for himself

(Newser) - Turns out Ghislaine Maxwell—who apparently dodged authorities until her arrest this week—has a rather powerful ally. "We never saw her do anything inappropriate," writes Alan Dershowitz at the Spectator . "We knew her only as Jeffrey Epstein's thirty-something girlfriend." The celebrity attorney often saw...

Fox Anchor Out Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Chief national correspondent Ed Henry fired after investigation into years-old incident

(Newser) - Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry is out of a job following an investigation into sexual misconduct claims. The America's Newsroom co-anchor was suspended Thursday after the network "received a complaint ... from a former employee's attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago,"...

Podcaster Joe Rogan Under Fire for Old Video

Rogan laughed as a comedian boasted about coercing women into sex

(Newser) - Joe Rogan was laughing then—not sure he is now. The podcaster is under fire after a video emerged of him laughing while a comedian boasted about coercing women into giving oral sex, the New York Post reports. In the 2011 video of Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience,...

Danny Masterson Arrested on Multiple Rape Charges

The former 'That 70s Show' actor faces up to 45 years in prison

(Newser) - Actor Danny Masterson has been hit with three charges of rape for incidents ranging from 2001 to 2003, Los Angeles prosecutors said Wednesday. The former That 70s Show actor is accused of raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home: a 23-year-old sometime in 2001, a 28-year-old in April 2003...

Trump Jr. Makes an 'Incendiary' Allegation

Joe Biden's camp calls it a 'repulsive, manipulative tactic'

(Newser) - "See you later, alligator" is one thing—"In a while, pedophile" is quite another. But Donald Trump Jr. posted both messages on Instagram along with photos of Joe Biden touching children at public events in what amounts to an "incendiary" accusation, the New York Times reports. Confronted...

Biden Goes on the Record About Tara Reade Accusation

'No, it's not true'

(Newser) - After what the New York Times says were "intensive discussions" within Joe Biden's campaign on how he should best address former aide Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against him, the former vice president appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe program Friday morning to directly speak to the...

Biden to Louis CK: Here's Your $2.8K Back

Donation from disgraced comedian to Biden's presidential campaign is refunded

(Newser) - Joe Biden doesn't want Louis CK's money, thank you very much. A spokesman for the former vice president's presidential campaign said Wednesday that a $2,800 donation from the comedian, made on March 4, had been refunded, per the AP . Like Biden , Louis CK has faced allegations...

NYT Grilled by NYT Over Biden Allegations

Editor Dean Baquet defends delay in story about alleged sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden by a former Senate aide, Tara Reade, got mainstream traction over the weekend when the New York Times , the Washington Post , and NBC News joined the outlets reporting on them. But critics (including supporters of Bernie Sanders and of Supreme Court Justice...

She Was Close to a Dream Job &mdash;When the Reddit Posts Appeared
Sex Misconduct
Case Has a

Sex Misconduct Case Has a Terrifying Twist

An Arizona professor had to battle anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Think academia can get nasty? Hope you're sitting down. Sarah Viren, who teaches at Arizona State University, tells a horrifying story in the New York Times Magazine . The professor was close to getting a dream job in Michigan when sexual harassment claims appeared on Reddit against her and her...

More Bad News for Pl&aacute;cido Domingo
More Bad News
for Placido Domingo

More Bad News for Placido Domingo

Los Angeles Opera finds 10 credible accusations of 'inappropriate conduct'

(Newser) - The second of two investigations into allegations of sexual harassment by Placido Domingo has concluded with the Los Angeles Opera finding 10 credible accusations that the former general director engaged in "inappropriate conduct" over three decades. A summary report released Tuesday by the law firm of Gibson, Dunn &...

Jury to Former PBS Host: You Owe at Least $1.5M

Tavis Smiley loses court case over sexual-misconduct claims

(Newser) - Tavis Smiley suffered a crushing legal blow Wednesday when jurors decided he has to pay at least $1.5 million to PBS over relationships with six female employees, the Washington Post reports. The Washington, DC, jury needed about 1 1/2 days to determine that the former talk-show host had violated...

After Apology, Domingo Cancels Performances

He's facing a backlash in his home country

(Newser) - Global opera star Placido Domingo has canceled his upcoming performances at one of Spain's main opera houses as officials and music venues in the tenor's home country reassess their ties after he apologized for sexually harassing women over the course of two decades. A statement from the Teatro...

Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'The Trash Has Been Taken Out'

Weinstein accusers rejoice after verdict

(Newser) - It was a day some of Harvey Weinstein's many accusers thought they would never see: The 67-year-old, once one of Hollywood's most powerful men, was convicted of sex crimes and taken from a courtroom in handcuffs. The trial was seen as a "watershed moment for the #MeToo...

Jurors Get an Eyeful: Nude Pictures of Weinstein

It's not clear why photos taken by Manhattan DA's office were passed around

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's rape trial took what the New York Post calls a "cringeworthy" turn on Tuesday, with jurors being shown at least five nude photos of the 67-year-old disgraced film producer, including one full-frontal shot. Per Reuters , a photographer for the Manhattan DA's office testified he took...

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