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Sexual Misconduct Scandals

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

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.

Rep. Trent Franks Just Resigned From Congress

By Casey Mendoza | December 8, 2017

The congressman says he made this decision with his family after his wife was admitted to the hospital.

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. Fired From Bank Job Over Misconduct Claim

By Matt Picht | December 7, 2017

Harold Ford Jr., a former U.S. Rep. from Tennessee, was fired from Morgan Stanley over sexual misconduct allegations, but he denies them.

Sen. Franken's Resignation Raises The Stakes For Minn. 2018 Elections

By Casey Mendoza | December 7, 2017

Franken's resignation means three major positions will be on Minnesota's 2018 ballot.

Franken Takes A Shot At Trump, Moore In Resignation Announcement

By Lindsey Pulse | December 7, 2017

Franken said he's aware of the "irony" in the fact he's leaving but Trump and Moore, who have both been accused of sexual misconduct, are staying.

The Toll Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Takes On Survivors

By Melissa Prax | December 7, 2017

Research shows effects of people who've been harassed at work go beyond emotional reactions.

Sen. Al Franken Is Resigning Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

By Lindsey Pulse, Gabrielle Ware | December 7, 2017

Franken made the announcement Thursday after an overwhelming number of Democrats asked for him to step down.

Why Democrats May Have Waited To Push Al Franken To Resign

By Lindsey Pulse | December 7, 2017

News outlets suggest they could be trying to take a "moral high ground."

Dozens Of Democrats Call For Sen. Franken To Step Down

By Gabrielle Ware | December 6, 2017

At least 24 democrats inlcuding Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, say Franken should step down after sexual misconduct allegations

US Senators Call On Franken To Resign

By Katherine Biek | December 6, 2017

A number of U.S. senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign after a seventh woman publicly accused him of sexual misconduct Wednesday.

6 Women Filed A Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

By Briana Koeneman | December 6, 2017

The suit claims a group of companies and people enabled Weinstein to allegedly commit sexual harassment and sexual assault for years.

Another Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct

By Katherine Biek | December 6, 2017

This is the seventh woman who's come forward with a sexual misconduct accusation against Franken.

Time Honors 'The Silence Breakers' As Its 2017 Person Of The Year

By Katherine Biek | December 6, 2017

The magazine honored the group of people who've come forward this year with accusations of sexual harassment and assault.

The White House Is Supporting Moore, Despite 'Concerning' Allegations

The White House Is Supporting Moore, Despite 'Concerning' Allegations

By Newsy Staff | December 5, 2017

In a briefing Tuesday, the White House called allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "concerning" but reiterated its support.

2 Conyerses May Run To Fill The Seat Of Former Rep. John Conyers

By Casey Mendoza | December 5, 2017

Former Rep. John Conyers endorsed his son for Congress, but his great-nephew is already planning to run.

Netflix Cuts Actor Danny Masterson From Show Over Rape Allegations

By Ryan Biek | December 5, 2017

Netflix has officially removed Danny Masterson from its original show "The Ranch" after multiple women accused the actor of rape.

Rep. Conyers Says He's Retiring From Congress, Effective Immediately

By Matt Picht | December 5, 2017

After facing a string of sexual misconduct allegations, U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced he's retiring, effective immediately.

Roy Moore Accuser Reportedly Presents Evidence Of Relationship

By Gabrielle Ware | December 4, 2017

The Washington Post reports she has a card that she says Moore gave her when she was a teenager.

Netflix: Robin Wright To Star In Sixth & Final 'House Of Cards' Season

By Jake Jones | December 4, 2017

Production will pick back up in early 2018.

President Trump Endorsed Roy Moore (Really This Time)

By Newsy Staff | December 4, 2017

President Donald Trump tweeted an endorsement of Roy Moore, who has several sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Billy Bush Lands First Late-Night Interview Since He Was Fired

By Katherine Biek | December 4, 2017

The former "Today" show host was fired over the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape featuring now-President Donald Trump.

New Sundance Documentary To Showcase Recent Sexual Misconduct Scandals

By Gabrielle Ware | November 29, 2017

"Seeing Allred" will premiere at the festival, then head to Netflix in early 2018.

NBC Ex-Anchor Matt Lauer Faces New Harassment Allegations

By Matt Picht | November 29, 2017

After NBC fired the former "Today" anchor, new reports shed more light on Matt Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct.

Disney Exec John Lasseter Steps Aside Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

By Katherine Biek, Matt Picht | November 21, 2017

The Pixar co-founder has apologized for "missteps" after sexual misconduct allegations came to light.

Jeffrey Tambor Leaves 'Transparent' Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

By Katherine Biek | November 20, 2017

Following allegations of sexual misconduct, Tambor announced he's leaving Amazon's "Transparent" prior to its upcoming fifth season.

Spacey's Former Employer Uncovered 20 Allegations Against Him

By Katherine Biek | November 16, 2017

The Old Vic theater in London launched an investigation in October into their former artistic director's conduct.

How Allegations Against A CW Producer Point To Another Hollywood Issue

By Casey Mendoza | November 11, 2017

Multiple people accused producer Andrew Kreisberg of creating an inappropriate and "toxic" work environment.

Louis C.K. On Sexual Misconduct Claims: 'These Stories Are True'

By Katherine Biek | November 10, 2017

In a surprising statement, comedian Louis C.K. said the allegations in the recent New York Times report are true.

Firing Kevin Spacey Could Cost Millions For Studios, Production Teams

By Casey Mendoza | November 9, 2017

Reworking "House of Cards" and "All the Money in the World" won't necessarily cost all the money in the world, but it could still be very pricey.

Louis C.K. Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 5 Women

By Matt Picht | November 9, 2017

A New York Times report claims the comedian attempted to masturbate in front of at least five women against their will.

Following Misconduct Allegations, Kevin Spacey Is Seeking Treatment

By Casey Mendoza | November 2, 2017

Some experts are wary of the treatment sought by accused sexual abusers like Kevin Spacey or Harvey Weinstein.

Mark Halperin Is Out Of A Job At NBC News

By Katherine Biek | October 30, 2017

Halperin's termination comes after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and assault when he worked at ABC News.

Kevin Spacey Accused Of Coming Out To Deflect Sexual Misconduct Claim

By Gabrielle Ware | October 30, 2017

Critics say Spacey is conflating being gay with sexual misconduct with a minor.

Accused Of Sexual Misconduct, Mark Halperin Is On Leave From MSNBC

By Casey Mendoza | October 26, 2017

Five women accused the journalist of propositioning employees for sex or of inappropriately touching women without consent.

The Weinstein Co. Has Had A Really Bad Week

By Katherine Biek | October 26, 2017

Colony Capitol is reportedly not going to provide an emergency cash infusion to the ailing company after agreeing to do so earlier in October.

Corey Feldman Launches Campaign To Expose Alleged Hollywood Pedophilia

By Casey Mendoza | October 26, 2017

The former child actor is hoping to raise around $10 million for a film, a legal team and security for his family.

Harvey Weinstein's Fall From Hollywood Grace Is Far From Over

By Katherine Biek | October 20, 2017

Three police departments have opened investigations into accusations against the Hollywood producer.

Clinton Foundation Won't Return Donations From Harvey Weinstein

By Ryan Biek | October 16, 2017

The movie mogul facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault gave the Clinton Foundation as much as $250,000 over the years.

Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out Of The Motion Picture Academy

By Gabrielle Ware | October 15, 2017

More than two-thirds of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors voted to permanently expel him.

Hollywood's Problem Of Sexual Misconduct Goes Beyond Harvey Weinstein

By Casey Mendoza | October 13, 2017

Following the Weinstein allegations, accusations of sexual harassment hit Ben Affleck, Oliver Stone and Amazon exec Roy Price.

More Women Are Accusing Harvey Weinstein Of Sexual Misconduct

By Casey Mendoza | October 10, 2017

These women include Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

The Weinstein Co. Is Trying To Distance Itself From Harvey

By Katherine Biek | October 10, 2017

The production and distribution company is reportedly working to change its name after its board fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Is Out, But Scandal Could Still Affect The Weinstein Co.

By Katherine Biek | October 9, 2017

Harvey Weinstein was terminated after The New York Times reported a string of sexual harassment and assault allegations made against him.

Democrats Are Giving Away Money They Received From Harvey Weinstein

By Casey Mendoza | October 7, 2017

Some of Harvey Weinstein's contributions are now going to women's charities.

Sexual Harassment Claims Against Film Mogul Go Back Decades

By Gabrielle Ware | October 5, 2017

Harvey Weinstein has taken a leave of absence amid sexual harassment allegations.

Judge Declares Mistrial In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

By Lauren Stephenson | June 17, 2017

Comedian Bill Cosby had been charged with three counts of sexual assault.

Jury Selection In Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trial Won't Be Easy

By Briana Koeneman | May 22, 2017

Finding jurors who can impartially weigh the comedian's high-profile case could be difficult.

Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby Thrown Out Of Court

By Grant Suneson | February 16, 2017

A federal court said the comedian was allowed to defend his innocence.

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