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Nov 29 2021
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is due to go on trial in New York City on sex trafficking and other charges.
She is expected to challenge claims she groomed underage girls for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse. He died in prison in 2019.
Ms Maxwell, 59, has been in a US jail since her arrest last year, awaiting the high-profile six-week trial.
Aug 09 2021
The woman who until now had only been identified as “Executive Assistant 1” has publicly identified herself and given details of her allegations of sexual harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Brittany Commisso, who is one of 11 women Cuomo is accused of sexually harassing, sat down for an interview with CBS News and the Albany Times Union and talked about some of the most serious allegationsSlate
Apr 02 2021
Government has none of the measures in place that other workplaces do to deal with bad behavior.
Last week, Representative Matt Gaetz tweeted that if he were ever engulfed in scandal, he wanted it to be called “Gaetzgate.” (The Floridian was replying to a groaner of an Elon Musk pun that he seemed to have missed; that lack of perceptiveness was an omen.)
Gaetz got his wishThe Atlantic
Jul 15 2022
A story broken by The Indianapolis Star at the beginning of July cited a gynecologist who claimed that a 10-year-old-girl recently was forced to travel to Indiana to receive an abortion after she was raped.
The story has been covered by numerous national outlets since and boosted by President Biden, who mentioned it as he signed an executive order in response to the Supreme Court’sClare Ashcraft
Dec 10 2021
Democratic President Joe Biden and Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris have left up tweets expressing support for actor Jussie Smollett after he was allegedly a victim in a racist and anti-gay hate attack that occurred on January 29, 2019. However, on Thursday, a jury found that Smollett lied about the attack.
Biden's tweet reads, "What happened today to @JussieSmollett must neverNewsweek
Nov 26 2021
Tennis star Peng Shuai is an unlikely symbol of Chinese government repression. Like many Chinese celebrities, the 35-year-old’s social media profile is peppered with emoji of the national flag and pictures from Chinese Communist Party events.
“The rise of the motherland is inspiring,” she wrote on the microblog Weibo in 2018.
Yet Peng’s bombshell allegation of sexual abuse byWashington Post
Oct 25 2021
The number of hate crimes reported in 2020 was the highest recorded in two decades, according to updated FBI data released Monday. The FBI revealed its amended hate crime statistics for fiscal year 2020 following a technical submission error that had excluded some data from Ohio in the agency's original release in August. The FBI has since addressed the technical challenge in the state'sCBS News (Online)
Feb 15 2021
Lincoln Project says it's releasing staff from 'confidentiality provisions' of agreements amid turmoil
The Lincoln Project indicated late Monday that it is giving current and former staffers the freedom to speak out about their experiences working for the anti-Trump organization as an investigation into co-founder John Weaver's conduct gets underway.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the group announced that it has hired the law firm Paul Hastings to oversee its ongoing review of sexualFox News (Online News)
Mar 24 2021
Authorities in Georgia drew intense criticism this week when they announced the shootings at three Atlanta-area spas that left eight people dead — including six women of Asian descent — may not qualify as a hate crime. The suspect, a white man, told law enforcement he was motivated by a desire to rid himself of “sexual addiction” rather than animus toward Asian women, a spokesman for the localYahoo! The 360
Dec 01 2021
CNN suspended primetime anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely Tuesday.
The suspension comes after new information emerged regarding Cuomo's involvement in helping his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, craft a defense against sexual misconduct allegations. According to text messages and other evidence released by the New York Attorney General on Monday, Chris Cuomo urged hisNew York Post (News) Politico The Hill