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Ohio State Sex Abuse Lawsuits Revived

A federal appeals court ruling Wednesday revives unsettled lawsuits against Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by the late team doctor Richard Strauss. A district judge in Columbus had dismissed most of the unsettled cases, acknowledging that hundreds of …

Viewpoint: Videotaping of Child in Shower is ‘Sexual Misconduct’ Excluded by Policy

Plaintiffs, R.S. and D.S. filed a lawsuit against a homeowner, Shawn Conrad, in Yellowstone County, Montana. The case involved a minor who took a shower at Conrad’s home. The female minor discovered hidden cameras that had been placed in the …

Browns’ Watson Named in 24th Lawsuit by Massage Therapists

HOUSTON (AP) — A 24th woman filed a civil lawsuit Monday alleging sexual misconduct by Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is also awaiting possible discipline from the NFL. The latest lawsuit was filed in Houston by attorney Tony Buzbee, …

Congress Moves to End Forced Arbitration for Sex Misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation barring contracts that force people to settle sexual assault or harassment cases through arbitration rather than in court, a process that often benefits employers and keeps misconduct allegations from becoming …

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 …