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James Franco Settles for $2.2M in School Sex Misconduct Suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Franco and his co-defendants agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, court filings made public …

Report: University of Michigan Missed Chances to Stop Doctor’s Abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP )– Staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades with long-term consequences for hundreds of patients, including generations of student athletes, a law firm hired …

Attorneys Challenge Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Plan Approval

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Four women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct are appealing a Delaware judge’s approval of the Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy plan. Attorneys filed the appeal in U.S. District Court in Delaware on …

Ministry Roiled by Late Founder’s Sexual Misconduct Scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous sexual misconduct scandal involving the man who founded, in his own name, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has placed the global Christian organization in a wrenching predicament. It faces calls from within its own ranks …

Goldman Sachs Attempted to Cover Up Sexual Misconduct, Lawsuit Claims

Goldman Sachs Group Inc attempted to cover up allegations of workplace sexual misconduct by the bank’s global head of litigation, a lawsuit filed on Monday in New York State Supreme Court claimed. The lawsuit was filed by Marla Crawford, a …

Time’s Up Study: Many Who Report Harassment Face Retaliation

Three years into the (hash)MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 …

Survey: In Hollywood, Few Believe Harassers Will Be Punished

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn’t mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished. Instead, three years after the explosive Weinstein scandal …

Fox News and Ex-Anchor Ed Henry Sued for Sexual Misconduct

Two women sued Fox News, accusing former anchor Ed Henry of rape and claiming several of the network’s biggest stars participated in a culture of sexual harassment and misconduct. Jennifer Eckhart, a former Fox News associate producer, and Cathy Areu, …

Judge Dismisses Harassment Lawsuit Against Wynn Resorts

LAS VEGAS — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine women who alleged they were sexually harassed by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. The women, manicurists and makeup artists in a salon at the Wynn Las Vegas, …

Victoria’s Secret Refused to Act to Protect Women, Models Say

Victoria’s Secret is under fire again from models after new allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced over the weekend. The Model Alliance, an organization that advocates for the protection of models, sent a letter to Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Officer John …