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Chris Hardwick And The Scrutiny Of The Nerd Entertainment Industry2:11
June 20, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Chris Hardwick And The Scrutiny Of The Nerd Entertainment Industry

Actor and television host Chris Hardwick denies the allegations against him.
Harvey Weinstein Indicted On Rape And Criminal Sexual Act Charges0:42
May 30, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

Harvey Weinstein Indicted On Rape And Criminal Sexual Act Charges

A grand jury in New York found there's enough evidence against the disgraced Hollywood producer to move forward with trial.
Harvey Weinstein Formally Charged With Rape, Sex Abuse0:53
May 25, 2018
By Briana Koeneman

Harvey Weinstein Formally Charged With Rape, Sex Abuse

Weinstein was arrested, processed and charged with rape, committing a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct.
8 Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment0:47
May 24, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

8 Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment

Allegations against the actor included unwanted touching and trying to lift a woman's skirt multiple times.
Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Set To Turn Himself In To Police0:34
May 24, 2018
By James Packard

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Set To Turn Himself In To Police

Weinstein's surrender comes just after reports he was under federal investigation.
Massage Therapist Accuses Stan Lee Of Sexual Misconduct0:39
April 25, 2018
By Katherine Biek

Massage Therapist Accuses Stan Lee Of Sexual Misconduct

Maria Carballo accused the comic book creator of acting inappropriately with her during two separate massage sessions in April 2017.
These Women Are Exposing The Scale Of Sexual Misconduct In Academia5:08
March 27, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

These Women Are Exposing The Scale Of Sexual Misconduct In Academia

Meet the women who started the Medill #MeToo movement and the former professor who created a viral public survey of harassment in higher ed.
Tavis Smiley Sues PBS For Breach Of Contract0:50
February 21, 2018
By Katherine Biek

Tavis Smiley Sues PBS For Breach Of Contract

Smiley says PBS' investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him was "poorly executed and incomplete."
Sale Of The Weinstein Co. Stalls Following Civil Rights Lawsuit1:09
February 12, 2018
By Katherine Biek

Sale Of The Weinstein Co. Stalls Following Civil Rights Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein's former employees endured "pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination."
Some Women Become 'Collateral Damage' In The #MeToo Movement3:05
February 9, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Some Women Become 'Collateral Damage' In The #MeToo Movement

Jill Messick, Rose McGowan's former manager, took her own life following major scrutiny from the actress and the media.
The Me Too Movement Is Taking Center Stage At New York Fashion Week1:48
February 8, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

The Me Too Movement Is Taking Center Stage At New York Fashion Week

Models are coming forward with their stories of sexual abuse, and major fashion groups are working to create safe, respectful working environments.
Former RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn Resigns As Head Of Wynn Resorts0:23
February 6, 2018
By James Packard

Former RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn Resigns As Head Of Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn, former RNC finance chairman and major Republican backer, stepped down amid sexual misconduct claims.
Vice Ousted A Top Official Following A Sexual Harassment Investigation1:27
January 30, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Vice Ousted A Top Official Following A Sexual Harassment Investigation

Vice's founders admitted in December their outlet's issues surrounding sexual misconduct.
US Humane Society CEO Reportedly Accused Of Sexual Misconduct:51
January 30, 2018
By Katherine Biek

US Humane Society CEO Reportedly Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

An internal investigation uncovered sexual misconduct complaints against CEO Wayne Pacelle, multiple news outlets report.
House Passes Bill To Help Protect Young Athletes From Sexual Abuse:43
January 29, 2018
By Gabrielle Ware

House Passes Bill To Help Protect Young Athletes From Sexual Abuse

It follows the sexual abuse conviction of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
House To Vote On Bill That Requires Reporting Of Athlete Sexual Abuse:59
January 29, 2018
By Katherine Biek

House To Vote On Bill That Requires Reporting Of Athlete Sexual Abuse

The bill would require sexual abuse allegations made by minors or amateur athletes to be immediately reported to the police.
Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Resigns From Republican National Committee:33
January 27, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Resigns From Republican National Committee

Wynn has donated millions to the Republican party.
NCAA President Gets Caught In Michigan State Athletics Controversy1:36
January 27, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

NCAA President Gets Caught In Michigan State Athletics Controversy

As early as 2010, NCAA President Mark Emmert reportedly knew about the athletic department's issues surrounding sexual assault.
Casino Mogul And RNC Leader Steve Wynn Accused Of Sexual Misconduct1:19
January 26, 2018
By James Packard

Casino Mogul And RNC Leader Steve Wynn Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Las Vegas big shot and RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn denies accusations of sexual misconduct, saying it's a smear campaign from his ex-wife.
Report: Clinton's 2008 Faith Adviser Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment1:18
January 26, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Report: Clinton's 2008 Faith Adviser Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment

The adviser, Burns Strider, was later fired from another political group for workplace issues.
Michigan State University President Resigns After Nassar Sentencing0:49
January 24, 2018
By Matt Picht

Michigan State University President Resigns After Nassar Sentencing

Lou Anna Simon faced pressure from university trustees and state lawmakers to step down.
Rep. Meehan Says Former Aide 'Specifically Invited' His Actions:53
January 24, 2018
By Katherine Biek

Rep. Meehan Says Former Aide 'Specifically Invited' His Actions

The New York Times previously reported Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer funds to settle a misconduct claim filed by a former aide.
Oscars Snub James Franco For Best Lead Actor After Misconduct Claims0:36
January 23, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Oscars Snub James Franco For Best Lead Actor After Misconduct Claims

Five women have accused the actor of sexual misconduct and exploitation.
House Ethics Committee Member Accused Of Settling Harassment Claim0:58
January 21, 2018
By Gabrielle Ware

House Ethics Committee Member Accused Of Settling Harassment Claim

He allegedly used thousands in taxpayer money to settle the claim.
McKayla Maroney Won't Be Fined For Speaking About Alleged Sexual Abuse1:02
January 17, 2018
By Briana Koeneman

McKayla Maroney Won't Be Fined For Speaking About Alleged Sexual Abuse

USA Gymnastics says it "has not sought and will not seek any money from McKayla Maroney for her brave statements."
Simone Biles Says Former Team USA Doctor Abused Her0:56
January 15, 2018
By Matt Picht

Simone Biles Says Former Team USA Doctor Abused Her

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says she was abused by Team USA's then-doctor Larry Nassar.
Aziz Ansari Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations1:12
January 15, 2018
By Katherine Biek

Aziz Ansari Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations

He said he was "surprised and concerned" to learn a woman he had a sexual encounter with last year did not feel it was consensual.
5 Women Accuse Actor James Franco Of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior:45
January 11, 2018
By Katherine Biek

5 Women Accuse Actor James Franco Of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior

The report comes after Franco denied sexual misconduct allegations on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
Pastor Confesses To 'Sexual Incident,' Gets Standing Ovation1:12
January 10, 2018
By James Packard

Pastor Confesses To 'Sexual Incident,' Gets Standing Ovation

A Memphis megachurch pastor confessed Sunday to a "sexual incident" more than 20 years ago with a woman who was 17 at the time.
Lawmakers May Support #MeToo, Wear Black During State Of The Union:36
January 10, 2018
By Cristina Mutchler

Lawmakers May Support #MeToo, Wear Black During State Of The Union

The House Democratic Women's Working Group has invited lawmakers to wear black during the State of the Union to support the #MeToo movement.
James Franco Faces Backlash for Golden Globes 'Time's Up' Pin:58
January 10, 2018
By Caitlin Baldwin

James Franco Faces Backlash for Golden Globes 'Time's Up' Pin

On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," actor James Franco denied the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Filmmaker Paul Haggis Accused Of Sexual Assault0:38
January 5, 2018
By Matt Picht

Filmmaker Paul Haggis Accused Of Sexual Assault

Multiple women say they were sexually assaulted by Paul Haggis, who's best known for writing Oscar winners "Crash" and "Million Dollar Baby."
Hollywood's Sexual Misconduct Issue Affects Child Stars, Too2:30
January 5, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Hollywood's Sexual Misconduct Issue Affects Child Stars, Too

Fame can put children at risk of sexualization — when sex appeal or sexuality is inappropriately imposed.
Ethics Violation In Congress? Here's Who Takes A Look2:17
January 5, 2018
By Chance Seales

Ethics Violation In Congress? Here's Who Takes A Look

The House and Senate ethics committees are pretty similar but have one key exception.
Chief Justice Roberts Orders Review Of Court Code Of Conduct0:53
January 1, 2018
By Jake Jones

Chief Justice Roberts Orders Review Of Court Code Of Conduct

In his end-of-the-year report, Roberts said the "judicial branch is not immune" to inappropriate behavior like sexual harassment.
A Timeline Of 2017's Sexual Misconduct Allegations3:50
December 28, 2017
By Chance Seales

A Timeline Of 2017's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Forty days shined light on decades of sexual misconduct in several industries.
New York Times' Glenn Thrush To Return To Work After Allegations0:47
December 20, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

New York Times' Glenn Thrush To Return To Work After Allegations

He will not rejoin the team that reports on the White House.
Tavis Smiley: 'PBS Made A Huge Mistake'0:50
December 18, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Tavis Smiley: 'PBS Made A Huge Mistake'

The talk show host pushed back against allegations of sexual misconduct during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday.
A Few Senators Reportedly Want Franken To Reverse His Resignation0:53
December 18, 2017
By Katherine Biek

A Few Senators Reportedly Want Franken To Reverse His Resignation

Politico reports Sen. Joe Manchin is one of at least four senators urging Al Franken to reconsider his resignation.
Anita Hill To Lead Hollywood Commission Against Sexual Harassment0:54
December 16, 2017
By Casey Mendoza

Anita Hill To Lead Hollywood Commission Against Sexual Harassment

The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace was spearheaded by entertainment industry executives.
House Ethics Committee Launches Fourth Investigation Into Misconduct1:17
December 15, 2017
By Casey Mendoza

House Ethics Committee Launches Fourth Investigation Into Misconduct

The committee is now investigating Reps. Ruben Kihuen, John Conyers, Trent Franks and Blake Farenthold.
Mario Batali Fired From 'The Chew' After Sexual Misconduct Accusations0:51
December 15, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Mario Batali Fired From 'The Chew' After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Earlier this week, ABC asked celebrity chef Mario Batali to temporarily leave the daytime cooking show while it reviewed the allegations against him.
Dustin Hoffman Hit With More Sexual Assault Allegations0:45
December 14, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Dustin Hoffman Hit With More Sexual Assault Allegations

He's been accused of sexual misconduct by at least six women, some of whom were teenagers at the time.
3 Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape0:39
December 14, 2017
By Ryan Biek

3 Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape

A singer, a music journalist and a former executive at Def Jam Recordings told The New York Times they were raped by the music mogul.
PBS Suspends 'Tavis Smiley' Show After Host Is Accused Of Misconduct1:00
December 14, 2017
By Katherine Biek

PBS Suspends 'Tavis Smiley' Show After Host Is Accused Of Misconduct

PBS said it hired an outside law firm to investigate allegations of misconduct made against host Tavis Smiley.
Kentucky State Lawmaker Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations0:35
December 14, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Kentucky State Lawmaker Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations

Police told local media they found Rep. Dan Johnson dead Wednesday night. Authorities are calling his death a "probable suicide."
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Fill Al Franken's Senate Seat0:30
December 13, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Fill Al Franken's Senate Seat

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced the decision Wednesday. Smith's appointed term will last until January 2019.
Democratic Congresswomen Call For House Probe Into Trump Allegations0:52
December 12, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Democratic Congresswomen Call For House Probe Into Trump Allegations

The Democratic Women's Working Group called on the House oversight committee to investigate sexual misconduct claims against President Donald Trump.
NFL Network Suspends 3 Analysts Accused Of Sexual Misconduct0:37
December 12, 2017
By Katherine Biek

NFL Network Suspends 3 Analysts Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

A former wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network accused current analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor of sexual misconduct.
The New Yorker Fires Ryan Lizza For Alleged 'Improper Sexual Conduct'1:02
December 12, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

The New Yorker Fires Ryan Lizza For Alleged 'Improper Sexual Conduct'

You might remember him as the one who published that profane interview with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.