Tag Archives: sexual harassment

CNN Suspends Trump Sycophant Commentator Paris Dennard After Report Of Sexual Harassment History

The Washington Post reports: A conservative commentator who was lauded by President Trump this week as “wonderful” and who has argued that past sexual indiscretions should have no bearing on Trump’s presidency was fired from Arizona State University four years ago for making sexually explicit comments and gestures toward women, according to documents and a university official. An internal investigation ...

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John Lithgow To Play Roger Ailes In Sex Scandal Film

Has John Lithgow ever played somebody so totally evil? John Lithgow will play Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief who masterfully exploited the country’s political divisions to rise to the top of the cable news heap, in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about the sexual harassment scandal that ended his career. The Tony and Emmy winner joins a cast of heavyweights that ...

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Disgraced Former State TV Executive Bill Shine Likely To Become New White House Communications Director

The New York Times reports: Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive who was close to Roger E. Ailes, the network’s ousted chairman, is expected to be offered the job of White House communications director, according to two people familiar with the decision. Mr. Shine, who was forced out as co-president at Fox last May for his handling of sexual ...

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Former GOP Rep Won’t Repay $84K Sexual Harassment Settlement Despite New Six-Figure Govt Lobbying Gig

ABC News reports: Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig – as a government lobbyist. But even though he’s going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 ...

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Bill O’Reilly In Talks For New Cable Show

The New York Post reports: Bill O’Reilly is in talks to head back to cable news in his old 8 p.m. slot, but this time at Newsmax TV, sources exclusively tell Page Six. A year after O’Reilly’s abrupt exit from Fox News, where he was the top-rated host in cable news, the controversial anchor — who was forced out after ...

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Another GOP House Rep Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

The Daily Beast reports: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, announced Friday that he will resign his seat. The embattled lawmaker previously said he would not seek re-election following revelations that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual-harassment claim. Meehan’s district, previously drawn in moose antler fashion around Philadelphia was redrawn for November’s midterm ...

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TEXAS: GOP Gov Demands That Disgraced Former GOP House Rep Pay For Special Election To Replace Him

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is demanding that former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold “cover all costs” of the special election to fill his seat using the $84,000 the Corpus Christi Republican used to settle a sexual harassment claim years ago. Farenthold, who abruptly resigned earlier this month, had promised to pay back the $84,000 — which came out ...

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TEXAS: AG Tells Gov To Suspend State Law For Special Election To Replace Disgraced GOP US House Rep

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott got the go-ahead Monday from Attorney General Ken Paxton to suspend state law so the governor can call a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, as soon as possible. Responding to a request from Abbott submitted Thursday, Paxton issued a nonbinding opinion saying a court would agree Abbott ...

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GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Abruptly Resigns

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, scandal-ridden GOP US House Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned today, effective 5PM. His letter includes this laughable line: “I’m able to look my on my entirety of my career in public service and say that it was well worthwhile.” Farenthold announced his retirement last December in the wake of multiple sexual harassment ...

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Dem House Rep To Retire Over Staffer Scandal

CNN reports: In the immediate aftermath of revelations that Rep. Elizabeth Esty kept her chief of staff on the payroll for three months after another former aide made allegations of harassment against him, the Connecticut Democrat insisted she would not resign. “For those who have asked, I want to be clear that I am not resigning,” Esty said in the ...

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Former Fox Host Bill O’Reilly Sued Again For Defamation

The New York Daily News reports: Another Bill O’Reilly accuser has filed a defamation lawsuit against the former Fox News star. In papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court Thursday, former Fox News Channel anchor Laurie Dhue charges O’Reilly mounted a “smear campaign” after the New York Times reported last April that she’d gotten a $1 million settlement related to sexual ...

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Alex Jones Accused Of Racism And Sexual Harassment

The Daily Mail reports: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has discriminated against his staff, laughed along with racist and anti-Semitic slurs against former employees and even groped one female worker, bombshell documents allege. The controversial Infowars owner joked with staff who called Rob Jacobson ‘The Jewish Individual’, ‘The Resident Jew’ and shouted ‘Yacobson’ across the office, it’s claimed. Jones allegedly continually ...

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Steve Wynn Resigns As CEO Of Casino Empire

CNBC reports: Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal report published in January detailed allegations of decades of sexual misconduct by the gambling mogul. The allegations in the report detailed accounts from dozens of current and former employees that would amount to “a decades-long ...

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Arizona House Votes To Expel GOP Rep For Sexual Harassment, First Expulsion In Nation Since #MeToo

Phoenix’s Fox affiliate reports: The Arizona House of Representatives has voted to expel Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma, after a report ordered by legislative leaders of his own party showed he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women. Shooter is believed to be the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be voted out of his seat since ...

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RNC Chair Demands “Due Process” For Disgraced Billionaire Steve Wynn Before Returning His Money

“The allegations in the Wall Street Journal were deeply troubling, but Steve has denied these allegations, unlike Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken and others. There is an investigation that will take place. He should be allowed due process and if he is found of any wrongdoing, we will absolutely return 100% of that money. But we’ll let due process take ...

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RNC Still Silent On Returning Steve Wynn’s Donations

The New York Post reports: A pair of Republicans senators Sunday said Steve Wynn’s money is now dirty. ​​The billionaire casino mogul stepped down this weekend as Republican National Committee finance chair in the face of sexual harassment allegations. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC.) said the GOP ​lawmakers ​should return Wynn’s money, much like Republicans demanded Democrats return donations from disgraced ...

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Casino Mogul Steve Wynn To Resign As RNC Finance Chair After Dozens Of Women Allege Sexual Misconduct

A brief breaking mention from Politico: Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as Republican National Committee finance chair, according to three Republicans familiar with the decision. The decision follows a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal alleging that Wynn engaged in sexual harassment. There’s also this from Forbes: Wynn Resort shares fell over 10% on Friday ...

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RNC Finance Chair/Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Hit With Sex Misconduct Allegations From Multiple Employees

Vox reports: Republican finance chair and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn engaged in decades of sexual misconduct with his employees, according to a new bombshell report by Alexandra Berzon, Chris Kirkham, Elizabeth Bernstein, and Kate O’Keeffe in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reached out to more than 150 people who have worked for Wynn, who is chair and chief ...

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BREAKING: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan To Retire

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection amid a furor over his use of taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim lodged by an aide, and the national response to his describing the woman as his “soul mate.” “After consultation with my wife Carolyn and with my three sons, and after prayerful reflection, I write ...

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GOP House Rep Used Public Funds To Settle Sex Suit

The New York Times reports: Representative Patrick Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle his own misconduct complaint after a former aide accused him last year of making unwanted romantic overtures to her, according to several people familiar with the settlement. A ...

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