Tag Archives: sexual harassment

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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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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