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Sexual Misconduct Scandals

Women are speaking up about sexual harassment and assault in industries across the country.

These Women Are Exposing The Scale Of Sexual Misconduct In Academia

By Ben Schamisso | March 27, 2018

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 Contract

By Katherine Biek | February 21, 2018

Smiley says PBS' investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him was "poorly executed and incomplete."

Sale Of The Weinstein Co. Stalls Following Civil Rights Lawsuit

By Katherine Biek | February 12, 2018

The lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein's former employees endured "pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination."

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

By Casey Mendoza | February 9, 2018

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 Week

By Casey Mendoza | February 8, 2018

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 Resorts

By James Packard | February 6, 2018

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 Investigation

By Casey Mendoza | January 30, 2018

Vice's founders admitted in December their outlet's issues surrounding sexual misconduct.

US Humane Society CEO Reportedly Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

By Katherine Biek | January 30, 2018

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

By Gabrielle Ware | January 29, 2018

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

By Katherine Biek | January 29, 2018

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

By Casey Mendoza | January 27, 2018

Wynn has donated millions to the Republican party.

NCAA President Gets Caught In Michigan State Athletics Controversy

By Casey Mendoza | January 27, 2018

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 Misconduct

By James Packard | January 26, 2018

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 Harassment

By Casey Mendoza | January 26, 2018

The adviser, Burns Strider, was later fired from another political group for workplace issues.

Michigan State University President Resigns After Nassar Sentencing

By Matt Picht | January 24, 2018

Lou Anna Simon faced pressure from university trustees and state lawmakers to step down.

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

By Katherine Biek | January 24, 2018

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 Claims

By Casey Mendoza | January 23, 2018

Five women have accused the actor of sexual misconduct and exploitation.

House Ethics Committee Member Accused Of Settling Harassment Claim

By Gabrielle Ware | January 21, 2018

He allegedly used thousands in taxpayer money to settle the claim.

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

By Briana Koeneman | January 17, 2018

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 Her

By Matt Picht | January 15, 2018

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says she was abused by Team USA's then-doctor Larry Nassar.

Aziz Ansari Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations

By Katherine Biek | January 15, 2018

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

By Katherine Biek | January 11, 2018

The report comes after Franco denied sexual misconduct allegations on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Pastor Confesses To 'Sexual Incident,' Gets Standing Ovation

By James Packard | January 10, 2018

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

By Cristina Mutchler | January 10, 2018

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

By Caitlin Baldwin | January 10, 2018

On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," actor James Franco denied the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Filmmaker Paul Haggis Accused Of Sexual Assault

By Matt Picht | January 5, 2018

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, Too

By Casey Mendoza | January 5, 2018

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 Look

By Chance Seales | January 5, 2018

The House and Senate ethics committees are pretty similar but have one key exception.

Chief Justice Roberts Orders Review Of Court Code Of Conduct

By Jake Jones | January 1, 2018

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 Allegations

By Chance Seales | December 28, 2017

Forty days shined light on decades of sexual misconduct in several industries.

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

By Gabrielle Ware | December 20, 2017

He will not rejoin the team that reports on the White House.

Tavis Smiley: 'PBS Made A Huge Mistake'

By Katherine Biek | December 18, 2017

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 Resignation

By Katherine Biek | December 18, 2017

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 Harassment

By Casey Mendoza | December 16, 2017

The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace was spearheaded by entertainment industry executives.

House Ethics Committee Launches Fourth Investigation Into Misconduct

By Casey Mendoza | December 15, 2017

The committee is now investigating Reps. Ruben Kihuen, John Conyers, Trent Franks and Blake Farenthold.

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

By Katherine Biek | December 15, 2017

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 Allegations

By Gabrielle Ware | December 14, 2017

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 Rape

By Ryan Biek | December 14, 2017

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 Misconduct

By Katherine Biek | December 14, 2017

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 Allegations

By Briana Koeneman | December 14, 2017

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 Seat

By Briana Koeneman | December 13, 2017

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 Allegations

By Briana Koeneman | December 12, 2017

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 Misconduct

By Katherine Biek | December 12, 2017

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'

By Lindsey Pulse | December 12, 2017

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

Trump Accusers Ask Congress To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims

By Briana Koeneman | December 11, 2017

Four women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment or assault are calling on Congress to investigate the president.

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

By Katherine Biek | December 11, 2017

Batali is stepping away as co-host of "The Chew" and from the daily operations of his hospitality group following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Nikki Haley: Listen To Sexual Misconduct Accusers — Including Trump's

By Jake Jones | December 10, 2017

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said, "Women who accuse anyone should be heard."

Louis C.K. May Buy Back His Controversial Film 'I Love You, Daddy'

By Casey Mendoza | December 9, 2017

The film's release was canceled amid accusations of sexual misconduct levied against C.K.

Roy Moore Accuser Says She Added Note To His Signature

By Matt Picht | December 8, 2017

Beverly Nelson says she added a note in her yearbook beneath what she says is the signature of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

'X-Men' Director Sued For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Teen In 2003

By Ethan Weston | December 8, 2017

Singer has faced similar sexual misconduct lawsuits before.

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