sexual harassment

  • sexual harassment lawsuit Jan 8

    Ex-Wayfair Worker Sues Over Response to Harassment Complaint

    A former employee at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair says in a federal lawsuit the company failed to adequately respond when she complained that a subordinate was sexually harassing her and then retaliated by firing her. Emily Forsythe, 33, tells The Boston Globe for a story published Wednesday the man had expressed an interest in a personal relationship when they…

  • Mario Batali Jan 7

    Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Under Investigation by NY Attorney General

    New York authorities are investigating celebrity chef Mario Batali after uncovering information during a separate probe of a Manhattan restaurant, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday. The state announced a sexual harassment settlement Tuesday for 11 former employees of West Village restaurant The Spotted Pig, where Batali was once an investor. Attorney General Letitia James, at a news conference on…

  • San Francisco Dec 19, 2019

    Uber to Pay $4.4 Million to End Federal Sexual Harassment Probe

    Uber Technologies Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund to settle a federal investigation into allegations that the San Francisco company allowed a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

  • sexual harassment Dec 4, 2019

    Video Game Maker to Pay $10 Million in Gender Bias Case

    The maker of popular video game League of Legends has agreed to pay $10 million to female employees to settle a broad gender discrimination case. Los Angeles-based Riot Games will pay about 1,000 current and former female employees who have worked at the company in the last five years. The case against Riot Games claimed the company paid women less…

  • Sep 9, 2019

    Worcester Landlord, Employee Harassed Tenants, Feds Allege

    A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Massachusetts landlord and his employee alleging they sexually harassed tenants in Worcester, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. The lawsuit alleges Mohan Prashad and David Besaw sexually harassed female tenants of rental properties owned by Prashad, Savton LLC,...

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Former Scottish Leader Alex Salmond Charged With Attempted Rape

    Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond, one of the country’s best-known politicians, appeared in court on Thursday on charges including attempted rape and sexual assault. Salmond was arrested Wednesday, and faces 14 charges including nine counts of sexual assault and two of attempted rape. In a brief statement outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Salmond said: “I am innocent of any criminality whatsoever.”...

  • Jul 2, 2018

    Comedian Andy Dick Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Allegations of inappropriate behavior, some rising to the level of a criminal offense, are piling up against comedian Andy Dick.

  • Feb 15, 2018

    Amazon Drops Jeffrey Tambor from ‘Transparent’

    Amazon announced “Transparent” actor Jeffrey Tambor will not be back for the fifth season web series. The statement follows the conclusion of an internal investigation into the Emmy-award winning actor, who stood against two sexual harassment accusations. An amazon’s spokesperson did not disclose specifics of the departure.

  • Feb 10, 2018

    Committee Will Probe Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Guess’ Co-Founder

    Guess Inc. says the board formed on Wednesday a special committee comprised of two independent directors to oversee an ongoing probe into allegations of improper conduct by its co-founder Paul Marciano.

  • Jan 12, 2018

    Poll: 1 in 5 Massachusetts Voters Say They Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work

    Since the #MeToo movement took off, sexual harassment has been widely reported not only in Hollywood but in the world of politics and in the everyday workplace.

  • Dec 6, 2017

    Democratic Lawmakers Call for Sen. Franken to Resign

    A number of Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign, following multiple sexual harassment allegations. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discussed her call for his resignation during a news conference.

  • Dec 3, 2017

    Los Angeles, New York City, London Chase Growing Number of Sex Cases

    Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against powerful men, creating challenges even for big cities used to handling celebrities.

  • Nov 28, 2017

    Angela Lansbury Under Fire for Saying Women ‘Must Sometimes Take Blame’ for Sexual Harassment

    In the wake of an outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations against men in the entertainment industry, media and politics in recent weeks, British-born actress Angela Lansbury has said that women are partially responsible for sexual harassment. “We must sometimes take blame, women,” the 92-year-old actress told Radio Times. “I really do think that. Although it’s awful to say we can’t...

  • Nov 16, 2017

    Radio Host Tweeden Accuses Sen. Franken of Nonconsensual Groping, Kissing

    Radio host and Fox News panelist Leeann Tweeden held a press conference Thursday detailing her experience on a 2006 USO tour with then-comedian Al Franken and alleged that Franken forcibly kissed her during a skit written by Franken. She also said he groped her while she was asleep, providing photographic evidence. Sen. Franken has issued an apology and is open…

  • Nov 12, 2017

    ‘Me Too’ Marchers Take to Hollywood to Protest Sexual Abuse

    Survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual abuse are expected to take part in a #MeToo march and rally Sunday in Hollywood, organizers said.

  • Nov 7, 2017

    Rev. Jesse Jackson Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Danielle Young, a journalist for “The Root,” has accused civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson of sexually harassing her at a photo-op event three years ago. Young says Jackson groped her and made a lewd comment.

  • Oct 27, 2017

    Rep. Jackie Speier Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted as Congressional Aide

    Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Friday made a shocking admission: In a video posted on social media, she said she had been sexually assaulted as a young Capitol Hill aide and has a #MeToo story of her own. 

  • Oct 26, 2017

    Former Wardrobe Stylist Sues NFL Network

    A former wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network is suing her ex-employer, alleging sexual harassment, age discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and defamation.

  • Oct 20, 2017

    LAPD Opens Weinstein Sexual Assault Probe

    The LAPD has launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013. Over 40 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.

  • Apr 19, 2017

    Bill O’Reilly Ousted At Fox News Channel

    Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was officially pushed out at the network. This comes after O’Reilly had paid out more than $13 million to five different women over allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement, 21st Century Fox said, “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will...

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