Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Idaho Lawmaker Commits Suicide Amid Sex Probe

CBS News reports: A former Republican state lawmaker from Idaho who was facing a sexual abuse investigation has shot and killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Brandon Hixon died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home, the Canyon County Coroner’s office told CBS affiliate KBOI. A family member discovered his body. Officials have released no details about ...

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Florida GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Resigns From State Senate Over Sex Allegations: “I’ve Had Enough”

The Associated Press reports: A powerful Florida state senator and Republican candidate for governor resigned Wednesday the day after an investigation found credible evidence of sexual misconduct. Republican Sen. Jack Latvala continued to deny any wrongdoing as he announced he’s stepping down Jan. 5, and took parting shots at Republican leaders who he said called for his resignation before he ...

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Doug Jones: Trump Should Not Resign [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) on Sunday said “we need to move on and not get distracted by” numerous women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether Trump should resign because of the allegations, as some senators have called on him to do, Jones said, “I think we ...

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KANSAS: Female Democrat Drops Out Of US House Race After Sex Harassment Suit Against Her Surfaces

The Associated Press reports: A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post that she ...

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GOP House Rep. Blake Farenthold To Retire Next Year In Wake Of Another Sexual Harassment Allegation

USA Today reports: A Texas lawmaker under fire over a sexual harassment lawsuit, will withdraw from the March 6 Republican primary. Mike Bergsma, chairman of the Nueces County (Texas) Republican Party, said he was told Thursday morning by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold’s campaign team he will not seek re-election next year. “It’s a damn shame,” he said. “He’s been an ...

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Trump Attacks “Lightweight” Kirsten Gillibrand After She Called For His Resignation Over Sex Allegations

USA Today reports: President Trump on Tuesday again denied numerous accusations that he has sexually harassed or assaulted women, claiming that opponents are reviving the allegations because the Russia investigation is failing to show any evidence of collusion. Some sitting lawmakers, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have called on Trump to resign over the sexual misconduct allegations. Gillibrand has also ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Accusers Hold Press Conference

CBS News reports: Several women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct are speaking out together at a joint news conference on Monday in New York City. According to a press release, the women will be speaking together for the first time about their experiences with Mr. Trump on Monday which is being held by the organization Brave ...

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BREAKING: GOP House Rep. Trent Franks To Resign

Roll Call reports: Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right ...

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Five Female Dem Senators: Al Franken Must Resign

Politico reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him. “While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in ...

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Rep. John Conyers Resigns Effective Immediately

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving current member of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, called into a local radio show on Tuesday ...

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Democratic Rep. John Conyers To Announce Retirement

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, plans to announce Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will make the announcement by calling into a local ...

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REVEALED: Rep. Blake Fahrenthold Secretly Settled Sexual Harassment Suit With $84K In US House Money

Politico reports: Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser, sources told POLITICO. Lauren Greene, the Texas Republican’s former communications director, sued her boss in December 2014 over allegations of gender discrimination, ...

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MICHIGAN: Dem AG Candidate Causes Stir With Unique Promise Not To Commit Sexual Harassment [VIDEO]

Wonkette reports: Meet Dana Nessel, a Democratic candidate for Michigan Attorney General. She’s a Detroit attorney who became Michigan-famous for leading the legal fight for marriage equality in the Great Lakes State (and in the Wolverine State, too). And as her pretty-damn-good online ad suggests, she has a good idea for reducing the amount of sexual harassment by icky men ...

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Nancy Pelosi: Rep. John Conyers Must Resign [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday upped the pressure on Rep. John Conyers, who is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and a House Ethics Committee probe, by calling on him to resign from office — a change in her position from just days ago. Pelosi’s comments are a stark turnaround from her stance on Sunday ...

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Former NBC Host Matt Lauer Issues Apology [VIDEO]

Matt Lauer released a statement today: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. ...

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Lurid Details Emerge In Matt Lauer Allegations

Variety reports: As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After ...

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NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over Sex Allegations

Will this never end? The New York Times reports: NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over sexual harassment allegations, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Assembly Democratic Majority Whip Resigns After Multiple Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Associated Press reports: California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra is resigning immediately following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The Los Angeles Democrat had previously said he wouldn’t seek re-election and would leave office at the end of the next legislative session. He said Monday that he’s decided to leave immediately following reflection over the Thanksgiving weekend and conversations with family, friends ...

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John Conyers Steps Down From House Leadership Post

NBC News reports: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., stepped down as the ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday, following multiple sexual harassment accusations. The 27-term congressman said he denied the allegations, but was stepping down because of the ongoing House Ethics Committee investigation. “I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for ...

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Nancy Pelosi Defends “Icon” John Conyers, Says He Deserves “Due Process” On Sex Allegations [VIDEO]

Axios reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Rep. John Conyers — who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women — is an “icon in our country.” She added, “He has done a great deal to protect women … I believe he understands what’s at stake here, and he will do the right thing.” Pelosi made the comments ...

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