Wisconsin bill creates felony for sexual misconduct in schoolsMay 24, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan group of legislators wants teachers who sexually harass students go to prison and lose their licenses.
Democratic state Reps. Tip McGuire and Tod Ohnstad along with Republican Sens.
Florida judge rejects attempt by Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend to throw out nondisclosure agreementMay 18, 2023 GMT
A Florida judge ruled late Wednesday that the ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods must abide by a nondisclosure agreement she purportedly signed and resolve her lawsuits seeking millions from the golf superstar through private arbitration behind closed doors.
WHO fires scientist who led COVID search over sex misconductMay 4, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has fired the scientist who led a high-profile delegation from the U.N. health agency to China two years ago to jointly look into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, citing sexual misconduct.
WHO fires doctor after findings of sexual misconductApril 25, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has fired one of its doctors who faced allegations, first reported by The Associated Press, that he had repeatedly engaged in sexual misconduct.
F. Murray Abraham apologizes after ‘Mythic Quest’ exitApril 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Murray Abraham is apologizing after allegations of sexual misconduct led to his departure from the Apple TV+ show “Mythic Quest.”
“This is a sincere and deeply felt apology,” the actor said in a statement issued Thursday.
Rep. George Santos under investigation by House Ethics panelMarch 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday it is launching an investigation into embattled Republican Rep. George Santos, the New York congressman whose lies and embellishments about his resume and personal life have drawn deep scrutiny.
George Santos now under investigation by House Ethics panelMarch 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee on Thursday announced that it has launched an investigation into New York Republican Rep. George Santos, the embattled first-term Republican who has admitted fabricating major parts of his resume while running for office.
Lobbyist names Pa. lawmaker she says sexually harassed herMarch 2, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lobbyist on Wednesday named the Democratic state representative who she says sexually harassed her four years ago, going public with his name hours after he and other lawmakers passed expanded workplace protections that were prompted in part by her story.
Kentucky bill aims to shine light on past teacher misconductMarch 1, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House committee advanced a bill Tuesday to bolster disclosure requirements meant to reveal past misconduct allegations when teachers seek jobs in other school districts.
New Mexico governor seeks revamp of child-protection agencyFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday an overhaul of the state's lead agency for protecting children from neglect and abuse, condemning what she described as an “antiquated” and “siloed” agency that struggles to adequately care for roughly 1,800 youths who are in state custody.
‘Shame for WHO’: Victim of sex misconduct slams UN responseFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A woman who says she was victimized by a World Health Organization doctor during a recent Ebola outbreak in Congo said she is shocked that no senior officials were punished for the sexual abuse and exploitation claims involving dozens of women in the conflict-ridden country.
Chief fired after termination of 5 officers in sex scandalFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police chief has been fired following an investigation into a sex scandal that also led to five officers being terminated.
La Vergne Police Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis was fired Monday, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the city just outside Nashville.
‘Loophole’ excuses WHO officials accused of misconductFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A confidential U.N. report into alleged missteps by senior World Health Organization staffers in the way they handled a sexual misconduct case during an Ebola outbreak in Congo found their response didn't violate the agency’s policies because of what some officials described as a “loophole” in how the WHO defines victims of such behavior.
Top US official urges WHO to address sexual misconductFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A top U.S. health official urged the World Health Organization to address allegations first reported by The Associated Press that one of its doctors repeatedly engaged in sexual misconduct.
Minnesota football players’ discrimination lawsuit dismissedJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school's football program.
Pope taps Chicago native in Peru to lead bishops’ officeJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) —
Pope Francis on Monday named an American-born missionary in Peru, Bishop Robert Francis Prevost, to take over the Vatican’s powerful bishops’ office from the retiring Canadian who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct.
Time’s Up to halt operations, shift resources to legal fundJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes carpet typically glitters with crystal-studded gowns in pastel hues, but it looked different in January 2018: The ballgowns were black, and the night's key accessory was a pin that read “Time's Up.” Onstage, Oprah Winfrey brought guests to their feet with a warning to powerful abusers: “Their time is up!”
Sundance doc looks into Brett Kavanaugh investigationJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A new documentary looks into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and raises questions about the depth of the FBI investigation in 2018.
Trevor Bauer unclaimed on waivers, is now free agentJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer became a free agent Friday when he went unclaimed on waivers, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers responsible for about $22.5 million owed to the former Cy Young Award winner whose unprecedented 324-game suspension over sexual misconduct allegations was reduced by an arbitrator.
AP: WHO knew of past sex misconduct claim against doctorJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — When a doctor tweeted that she was “sexually assaulted” by a World Health Organization staffer at a Berlin conference in October, the U.N. agency’s director-general assured her that WHO had “zero tolerance” for such misconduct.
Watson, Browns regroup following season shaped by suspensionJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson is dealing with another suspension, this one not nearly as personal or punishing as the last.
His abridged first season with the Cleveland Browns is over.
Dodgers cut pitcher Trevor Bauer after suspension reducedJanuary 7, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are cutting ties with pitcher Trevor Bauer, whose unprecedented 324-game suspension over sexual misconduct allegations was reduced two weeks ago, allowing him to resume his career with the start of the new season.
WWE’s Vince McMahon is back after misconduct investigationJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
Vince McMahon is rejoining the board of WWE several months after he retired from the sports entertainment company during an investigation into alleged misconduct.
Watson gives Browns glimpse of future with 3-TD performanceJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson signed with the Browns back in March amid fanfare blended with controversy and curiosity.
He didn't really arrive until the second half Sunday.
Finally looking like the elite quarterback Cleveland mortgaged its future for, Watson threw three touchdown passes — two to Amari Cooper — after halftime as the Browns pushed Washington to the edge of playoff elimination with a 24-10 win over the Commanders.
Deshaun Watson preaches patience in early stages with BrownsDecember 29, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Along with passes and plays, Deshaun Watson is practicing patience. And like nearly everything else with Cleveland's quarterback, it's taking time.
Four starts into his tenure with the Browns, Watson insisted Thursday he's not frustrated by his poor passer rating, uneven performances or any other statistics that might not be up to his past standards.
No charges filed in California elite school sex abuse probeDecember 29, 2022 GMT
OJAI, Calif. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed over decades of alleged sexual misconduct at an elite private high school in Southern California even though “numerous” children were victimized, authorities said Wednesday.
Ex-California prison officer accused of sexual misconductDecember 29, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former correctional officer at the biggest women's prison in California has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct against at least 22 inmates, state prison officials said Wednesday.
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in Los Angeles trialDecember 20, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a month-long trial and nine days of deliberations, Los Angeles jurors on Monday found Harvey Weinstein guilty of the rape and sexual assault of just one of the four accusers he was charged with abusing.
Browns still showing fight, grit amid faint playoff chancesDecember 19, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Barring unforeseen and illogical developments, the Cleveland Browns aren't going to the playoffs.
It appears they are going down swinging, however.
Their ugly 13-3 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Ravens kept the Browns' faint playoff pulse — ESPN's playoff tracker gives them a 0.7% chance of qualifying — barely audible.
Japan ex-soldier says misconduct routine in her army unitDecember 19, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — A former Japanese soldier who came forward with her sexual misconduct case said Monday that harassment was as rampant in her army unit as if “part of daily communication."
Rina Gonoi filed the case last year with the Defense Ministry, but it was dropped.
Watson throws for TD, wins home debut as Browns down RavensDecember 18, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson dropped to a knee for the third time to extinguish the final seconds. He turned and walked alone, taking a few steps before tilting his head back screaming into the frosty air.
Watson making Cleveland debut against Ravens without JacksonDecember 15, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two years ago, Deshaun Watson experienced a wild winter storm off Lake Erie in his only start in Cleveland.
He created the one he's playing through now.
Watson, who spent the first 11 games this season serving an NFL suspension for alleged sexual misconduct, makes his home debut Saturday as the Browns (5-8) host the Baltimore Ravens without star Lamar Jackson while dealing with their own unique quarterback issues.
Japan military probe finds over 100 sexual harassment casesDecember 15, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s army on Thursday fired five servicemen and punished four others in a sexual assault case brought by a former soldier, prompting a rare investigation across the Defense Ministry that found over 100 other complaints of harassment, officials said.
Inquiry finds widespread misconduct in women’s pro soccerDecember 14, 2022 GMT
An investigation commissioned by the National Women's Soccer League and its players union found “widespread misconduct" directed at players dating back to the beginnings nearly a decade ago of the league.
NYC politician sues woman who accused him of sexual assaultDecember 12, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York City politician filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, claiming the decades-old allegation was false and derailed his campaign for mayor.
Jury goes a week with no verdict at Weinstein rape trialDecember 10, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors at the Los Angeles rape and sexual misconduct trial of Harvey Weinstein have been deliberating for a week without reaching a verdict.
Browns top WR Cooper questionable vs Bengals with hip injuryDecember 9, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson could be without top target Amari Cooper on Sunday in Cincinnati after the wide receiver sustained a hip injury in practice.
Cooper leads Cleveland with 61 catches for 832 yards and seven touchdowns.
Browns’ Watson confident in bounce back after rusty returnDecember 8, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson felt the crowd's anger while juggling his own nerves and emotions in a return that was rustier than expected last week.
38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuitDecember 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse.
Watson must improve quickly for Browns to make playoff pushDecember 5, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson met all the NFL’s requirements to play again. He now needs to quickly fulfill the obligations of a franchise quarterback.
Red Stars owner to sell team after report of abuse in NWSLDecember 5, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler announced Monday he is selling his stake in the team following an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over TexansDecember 4, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't play well Sunday in his return after sitting out almost two years.
Cleveland’s defense and special teams ensured the Browns got the win despite his struggles.
Rust issues? Deshaun Watson’s long layoff could be factorDecember 3, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Aside from battling the Houston Texans and some fans who are likely to taunt him, Deshaun Watson may have another not-so-visible opponent in his first NFL regular-season game in nearly two years.
If NFL had its way, Deshaun Watson’s return would be on holdDecember 3, 2022 GMT
If the NFL had its way, Deshaun Watson wouldn’t be playing this week or anytime this year.
The league wanted to suspend Watson for at least one season over sexual misconduct allegations but settled for 11 games after an independent arbiter initially gave him a six-game ban.
Watson set to make Browns’ debut at Texans after suspensionDecember 2, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (4-7) at HOUSTON (1-9-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Browns by 7.
Watson has better shot winning with Browns than fixing imageDecember 2, 2022 GMT
Deshaun Watson has a better chance of leading the Cleveland Browns to their first Super Bowl title than rebuilding his public image.
The disgraced quarterback wouldn’t address his 11-game suspension for sexual misconduct or his league-mandated therapy sessions on Thursday in his first comments since returning to the Browns.
Browns QB Watson returns from suspension to face former teamDecember 1, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — When Deshaun Watson returns to the field Sunday, it will be in the same stadium where he played his last game 700 days ago.
The disgraced quarterback will make his debut for the Cleveland Browns (4-7) against his former team, the Houston Texans (1-9-1), in his return after serving an 11-game NFL suspension for sexual misconduct allegations.
Browns QB Watson only talks football after NFL suspensionDecember 1, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't address the accusations or reasons behind his time away from the Browns. No discussion. No reflection.
On the verge of his first regular-season game in nearly two years, Watson stayed clear of more controversy.
Deshaun Watson practicing, not talking ahead of Browns debutNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Deshaun Watson walked toward his locker, staying behind the sizable media contingent awaiting his first interview in three months, Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah spotted his teammate.
Attorney: As QB Watson returns, accusers say ‘we matter’November 29, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — With nearly all of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson having been settled, most of the women who accused the Cleveland quarterback of sexual misconduct have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday and just want to move on with their lives, according to their attorney.
Browns’ Watson back from NFL ban, clear to start in HoustonNovember 28, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson won't have a playbook for everything that lies ahead.
The practices, meetings, film work, making handoffs, throwing passes for the Browns, all of that will be easy, second nature.
Texans brace for Deshaun Watson’s return with BrownsNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was a star with the Houston Texans. Then he became disgruntled and later disgraced. After sitting out an entire season, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns. There, he has missed most of another as punishment amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victimsNovember 22, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and a few prominent figures including former President Donald Trump.
Browns QB Watson practices for 1st time during suspensionNovember 16, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson whipped a short pass, pulled down on the face mask of his helmet and ducked his head before running across the field while trailing starter Jacoby Brissett and Cleveland's other quarterbacks.
Browns QB Watson cleared to practice as suspension nears endNovember 14, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's return from an 11-game NFL suspension remains on schedule.
Cleveland's No. 1 quarterback was cleared to practice Monday, a significant step for the three-time Pro Bowler accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women while he played for Houston.
US Merchant Marine Academy gets 1st female superintendentNovember 13, 2022 GMT
KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s next superintendent will be the first woman appointed to the position in the institution’s nearly 80-year history, the U.S. Transportation Department announced Saturday.
Deshaun Watson set to practice with Browns next weekNovember 11, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson has one last weekend off the field.
The Cleveland Browns' suspended quarterback can begin practicing on Monday as part of his settlement with the NFL after he was accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women when he played for Houston.
Snyder, Commanders, NFL, Goodell sued by DC attorney generalNovember 10, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were sued by the District of Columbia on Thursday, accused of colluding to deceive fans by lying about an inquiry into “sexual misconduct and a persistently hostile work environment” within the team.
WSU cop accused of sexual misconduct on duty resignsNovember 5, 2022 GMT
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State University police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct while on duty in Pullman has resigned.
Police Sgt. Matt Kuhrt submitted his resignation effective this week, KXLY-TV reported.