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  • Republican lawmaker allegedly extorted male page for sex

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Senate’s page program. The indictment was unsealed as Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle was arraigned on two counts of extortion in Providence Superior Court. Kettle, of Coventry, is accused of extorting a male...

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  • NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers,… The post NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Oxfam probe into sex abuse allegations reveals staffers intimidated witnesses

    LONDON — Oxfam’s report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. The organization released the findings of its investigation Monday, following reports suggesting Oxfam tried to cover up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while...

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  • Republican Rhode Island Senator Nicholas Kettle charged with extorting sex

    Nicholas Kettle, 27, pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 personal recognizance.

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  • Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss… The post Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White’s newly complex legacy appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Oxfam reports staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti scandal

    LONDON (AP) — Oxfam’s report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. The organization released the findings of its… The post Oxfam reports staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti scandal appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Husband of slain MP Jo Cox steps down after misconduct claim

    LONDON (AP) — The widower of a slain British lawmaker stepped down from two charities set up in his late wife’s memory after a newspaper reported allegations of past sexual misconduct against him. Brendan Cox… The post Husband of slain MP Jo Cox steps down after misconduct claim appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Gabriela: Duterte’s ‘condom blabber’ removes women’s right to decide about their bodies

    MANILA, Philippines — Women’s group Gabriela on Saturday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for discouraging the use of condoms that he said reduce sexual ple

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  • Man who sued ex-Seattle mayor over sex abuse claims found dead

    SEATTLE — A 47-year-old man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims that effectively ended Murray’s political career was found dead Friday in a motel room. Delvonn R. Heckard died in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause and manner of Heckard’s death...

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  • Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing… The post Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Report: Ex-employee source of Garrison Keillor allegations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A newspaper has identified a disgruntled former staffer on “A Prairie Home Companion” as the person who first accused creator Garrison Keillor of inappropriate conduct with a female employee. The Star Tribune… The post Report: Ex-employee source of Garrison Keillor allegations appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Oxfam director says sex abuse claims will stain charity for years

    LONDON — The head of Oxfam International says claims that staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are “a stain” that shames the charity. Executive director Winnie Byanyima says she is appointing an independent commission to investigate the allegations, and is urging victims of abuse to come forward. She said Friday that the commission...

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  • Bombshell report emerges of alleged Trump affair with Playboy model

    Donald Trump had an affair with former Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal — whom he met at a party for “The Apprentice” in 2006 while married to his wife Melania, according to an explosive report on Friday that details the great lengths the future president took to conceal his alleged indiscretions from the press....

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  • Australian government ministers can no longer have sexual relationships with staffers

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has banned sexual relationships between ministers and their staffers amid a scandal surrounding Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

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  • Girls’ basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex with a minor

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County Sheriff’s officials say an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Tucson’s Cienega High School has been arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor. They say 37-year-old Senecca Turner was taken into custody Thursday. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet. Sheriff’s officials say school administrators notified Cienega’s resource...

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  • Canada mulls pulling out Oxfam funding amid sexual abuse claims in Philippines

    The Canadian government may suspend its funding to Oxfam International's operations in the Philippines following claims of sexual abuse involving the charity's staff. by Patricia Lourdes Viray

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  • Amazon: 'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor out of series

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Studios says “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor won’t be on the series when it returns for its fifth season. The decision confirmed Thursday by an Amazon spokeswoman followed the reported conclusion… The post Amazon: ‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor out of series appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Reggie Lynch drops appeals of sexual misconduct rulings, accepts expulsion

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota?center Reggie Lynch announced Thursday he will drop his appeals in a pair of sexual misconduct rulings that have sidelined him for the last month and accept an expulsion from the university. Lynch said during a news conference that he maintains his innocence after a school panel ruled he was "responsible" in a pair of sexual assault cases from alleged incidents in April 2016. He said he decided to drop the appeals because he does not feel like he...

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  • Gophers' Lynch expelled after dropping appeals

    Reggie Lynch maintains his innocence for sexual misconduct allegations, but dropped appeals of his University of Minnesota expulsion because he did not feel he could receive a fair hearing.

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  • California #MeToo advocate hit with new claims of misconduct

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California leader of the #MeToo movement faces new allegations of misconduct in her office, just days after she took a leave of absence amid an investigation into claims she groped… The post California #MeToo advocate hit with new claims of misconduct appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Maze Runner Author James Dashner Loses Agent Following Sexual Misconduct Claim

    James Dashner, author of the Maze Runner series, has been dropped by his literary agent following sexual misconduct claims. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael W. Bourret confirmed that he would no longer be representing the young adult novelist. The agent explained, “I couldn’t in good conscience continue working with ... More

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  • The Latest: Spokesman: Baio denies sexual misconduct claims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Scott Baio (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A spokesman for Scott Baio says the actor denies “each and every one” of the allegations of… The post The Latest: Spokesman: Baio denies sexual misconduct claims appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Shaun White Apologizes For Calling Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Gossip'

    White is accused of sexual misconduct by a former bandmate.

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  • Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies

    NEW YORK (AP) — It happens in so many workplaces — two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start… The post Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies appeared first on WTOP.

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