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Australia’s embattled deputy PM accused of sexual harassment

Australia’s embattled deputy PM accused of sexual harassment

Sydney – Australia’s embattled deputy leader Barnaby Joyce was accused of sexual harassment this morning, as pressure mounted on him to quit as controversy over an affair with a now-pregnant former aide showed no sign of abating. Joyce, whose National Party rules alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals, has been front-page news in Australia for […]

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Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

London – Oxfam revealed yesterday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct since the crisis erupted over its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, which the British charity called a “wake-up call”. Chief executive Mark Goldring told a parliamentary committee in London that the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 […]

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Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said yesterday he gave “eye opening” testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth. Juan Carlos Cruz met in a church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for about four hours with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, […]

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New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed a civil suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob Weinstein, alleging the company’s executives and board failed to protect employees from movie producer and former CEO Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein, the 65-year-old co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywood’s most […]

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US Senator calls for hearings on athlete sexual abuse

US Senator calls for hearings on athlete sexual abuse

Chicago – A US senator yesterday called for congressional hearings on sexual abuse in collegiate and amateur athletics in the aftermath of a massive scandal that has rocked the gymnastics world. Gary Peters, a Democrat representing Michigan in the US Senate, said he wants to investigate “why there have been multiple instances of major sexual […]

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Sexual assault case filed against passenger for allegedly molesting actress

Sexual assault case filed against passenger for allegedly molesting actress

Mumbai – Indian police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after a 17-year-old Bollywood actress said the male passenger had molested her during a late New Delhi-Mumbai flight, police said today. Zaira Wasim was seen sobbing in a video she posted to her Instagram site after getting off a Vistara flight […]

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Al Franken quits US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Al Franken quits US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

US Senator Al Franken said yesterday he will resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, becoming the second prominent Democrat forced out in a week over the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country. But in a emotional and defiant address from the Senate floor, the comedian-turned-lawmaker also delivered a parting shot at […]

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Star newsman Matt Lauer fired over sexual misconduct claims

Star newsman Matt Lauer fired over sexual misconduct claims

Washington – Star US morning news anchor Matt Lauer has been sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct, broadcast giant NBC announced Wednesday, in the latest fall from grace of a power player in the media and entertainment industry. Lauer, 59, is a familiar face to American television viewers as the host of NBC’s popular morning […]

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George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss face sexual misconduct claims

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss face sexual misconduct claims

Washington – Star Trek icon George Takei took to social media Saturday to deny an allegation he molested a male model in 1981 – as Richard Dreyfuss and Gary Godard became the latest entertainment figures to push back against sexual misconduct accusations. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Friday, former model and actor […]

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US women’s football star Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault

US women’s football star Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault

Lisbon – US women’s football star Hope Solo accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault on Friday, claiming the disgraced former FIFA president groped her backside at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony. The 36-year-old Solo, her country’s standout goalkeeper, claimed the 81-year-old Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby […]

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