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    Google’s parent company Alphabet on Friday settled a partner lawsuit alleging that it was covering up luxury exit packages for executives responsible for sexual abuse, saying it would change workplace policies and boost diversity efforts. The technology company said it would spend $ 310 million (4 A440 million) over the decade to modify the technology and would now ban segregation packages for employees who are subject to any pending investigation for sexual harassment or retaliation. In addition, Alphabet said it would limit confidentiality controls when resolving harassment and discrimination cases and prohibit workplace love between managers and deputy executives. Related: Trump Twitter war that could change the internet Related: Google crash worldwide Silicon Valley has hit out at a number...
    Topsy bun Has come out in favor Anurag Kashyap, Saturday evening after the filmmaker was charged with sexual misconduct. Sharing an honest monochromatic click, presumably from their film collection, Topsy wrote, “For you, my friend, are the greatest feminists I know. You will soon find in the collection another art collection that shows just how powerful and significant women are in the world you create. ”Topsy and Anurag Kashyap Collaborated on initiatives such as ‘Sand Ki Ang’ and ‘Manmarjian’. Payal Ghosh, who starred in ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’, accused Anurag Kashyap of trying to force himself. She shared Twitter, “Anuragkashyap72 forced myself and is very bad. PMOIndia arenarendramodi ji, please take action and let the monster country behind this creative...
    Sharon Stone is one of Hollywood's most enduring and versatile sex symbols as she has managed to navigate her way from bombshell status in 1992's Basic Instinct to a bewitching role in the new Netflix series Ratched.  And the 62-year-old was happy to talk about her alluring public image with the October cover of Town & Country magazine. In the wide-ranging interview, the former model talks about how she is still asked to take her clothes off, how she feels for what Marilyn Monroe went through and that time when a director sexually harassed her by insisting she sit on his lap. Still on top: Sharon Stone discussed being a sex symbol in Town & Country, from still being...
    FORT HOOD, Texas – A bill named for slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen that would change how the military responds to missing service members and make sexual harassment a crime in the military is officially being introduced in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Guillen was a 20-year-old Army specialist who disappeared in April. Following her disappearance, a nationwide search was launched in an effort to find her which included the support of celebrities like Selma Hayek. Partial human remains were found June 30 along the Leon River during the search and were confirmed to be Guillen’s on July 6 by Fort Hood Senior Commander, Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt. Natalie Khawam, the Guillen family’s attorney, has previous stated that the family...
    Anita Hill has vowed to vote for Joe Biden in the November election, despite the 'mistakes' he made while overseeing the confirmation hearing where she testified against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas.  'Notwithstanding all of his limitations in the past, and the mistakes that he made in the past, notwithstanding those -- at this point, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I think Joe Biden is the person who should be elected in November,' Hill told CNN in an interview.  'Its more about the survivors of gender violence. That's really what it's about.'  Hill added that her 'commitment is to finding solutions, and I am more than willing to work with him.' Anita Hill told CNN that she will...
    ANITA Hill has flip-flopped on her condemnation of Joe Biden, now saying she will vote for him for president and is “willing to work with” him to find solutions for “survivors of gender violence.” The endorsement comes after Hill has repeatedly slammed Biden for how he handled her 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. ⚠️Click here for the latest news on Donald Trump 5Anita Hill told CNN she will vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 electionCredit: CNN 5Biden oversaw the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence ThomasCredit: Reuters “Notwithstanding all of his limitations in the past, and the mistakes that he made in the past — notwithstanding those — at this point,...
    In an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger, Anita Hill said she would be voting for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November. Hill has a checkered history with Biden, who headed the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas after she accused the judge of sexual harassment. “Notwithstanding all of his limitations in the past, and the mistakes that he made in the past, notwithstanding those — at this point, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I think Joe Biden is the person who should be elected in November,” she said. “Its more about the survivors of gender violence. That’s really what it’s about.” During the interview, which is part of CNN’s forthcoming documentary,...
    An NYPD narcotics captain plans to sue the department, claiming that another captain repeatedly harassed her with questions about her sex life — and that she was targeted with an Internal Affairs probe after complaining about him. Share Carolyn Balli, the first female Indian-Guyanese ever made captain and a retired Army major, filed her notice of claim with the NYC’s Comptroller’s Office on Thursday seeking $5 million, the notice reads. “I’m not an average female,” Balli told The Post. “And yet this is extremely disrespectful on so many different levels and it’s quite scary.” Her workplace was a “boy’s club,” she alleged. “I’ve been living six months of hell.” Balli, who is assigned to Manhattan South Narcotics, had complained about...
    Several undocumented immigrant women reported having been victims of “systematic” sexual harassment by guards inside an Immigration and Customs Service detention center (ICE) in El Paso, Texas. He sexual harassment against immigrant women has become a common “pattern and practice” of abuse, states a complaint filed with the federal prosecutor’s office in Texas, according to information obtained and published by ProPublica. According to the documents obtained, at least Three women were systematically subjected to sexual harassment by guards at the ICE facility, often in areas not visible to security cameras. Sexual harassment involves high-ranking officials that according to the prosecution they told their victims that no one would believe them if they reported them. The complaint, also filed with...
    A former L.A. Kings’ “Ice Crew” member is suing the pro hockey team and the man behind the “Bailey” mascot suit for allegedly sexually harassing her. The team was aware of those accusations, according to a news report. The victim, identified only as Jane Doe, is seeking more than $1 million in damages in a lawsuit accusing the Kings, Anschutz Entertainment Group and Tim Smith, the man in the mascot suit, of sexual harassment and retaliation dating back to 2018, according to TMZ Sports. CANADIENS’ CAREY PRICE MAKES INCREDIBLE STICK SAVE AS HABS FALL TO FLYERS IN GAME 1 Jane Doe said Smith managed the Ice Crew and routinely created an uncomfortable environment for female employees by making inappropriate jokes and comments toward them, according...
    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images Bill O’Reilly is reportedly in talks to get a new radio show at 77 WABC, a New York City-based radio station that carries other popular conservative pundits like Mark Levin, Brian Kilmeade, and Rudy Giuliani. O’Reilly’s attorney told CNBC that, “We are in the final stages of a contract and a program should be on in the fall,” and the station’s owner, John Catsimatidis, also confirmed the negotiations. Catsimatidis, a billionaire and longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, has had O’Reilly on his own radio show as recently as June 29. In 2017, O’Reilly, a longtime Fox News primetime host, parted ways with the network after a slew of sexual harassment accusations. Since his departure, O’Reilly has...
    Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy visited Fort Hood this week to assess the embattled base after nine soldiers died this year alone, including 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen. McCarthy's visit to the Killeen, Texas base comes as week after he announced five 'highly qualified' civilian experts will lead the independent review of Fort Hood into the command climate and culture. During his visit he met with local civilian and military leadership and held sensing sessions with enlisted soldiers and junior officers.   He said the review will 'root out' the problems at the base surrounding the killings, violence and allegations of sexual harassment, and results would be released at the end of the month.    'The numbers are high here. They are the...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit accusing a northern New Jersey landlord who rented to low-income residents of demanding sex from residents on multiple occasions in exchange for assistance. The sexual harassment suit filed by the Department of Justice in U.S. District Court in Newark named Joseph Centanni, who authorities said owns numerous properties in and around the city of Elizabeth ranging in size from four to 100 units. The suit alleges that since at least 2005 until last year, Centanni engaged in “severe or pervasive sexual harassment” that included demanding oral sex in exchange for helping residents stay in their housing or receive rent assistance. Authorities also allege that he threatened to evict tenants who...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of protesters gathered Saturday to keep the issue of sexual harassment and assault in the military at the forefront. They held a caravan and march outside the Illinois National Guard armory at North and Kedzie avenues Saturday. Current and former members of the military demanded justice for Vanessa Guillén. Guillén, a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas, was killed and dismembered – allegedly by a fellow soldier who had harassed her. The activists are urging Congress to pass a bill preventing predators from serving in the military. They also want legislation to seal the identities of those who report harassment claims, in order to protect them from retaliation. Specialist Aaron Robinson and a woman identified...
    Troubled NFL free agent Antonio Brown has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2020 season without pay for multiple violations of the league's personal conduct policy. The league did not specify the violations he's being suspended for, but there are several possibilities. Brown, 32, is currently facing a lawsuit from his former personal trainer, Britney Taylor, who claims he raped and sexual assaulted her over three incidents in 2017 and 2018. Another woman claimed he sexually harassed her while she painted a mural in his Pennsylvania home in 2017, and later revealed menacing text messages Brown sent in an apparent attempt to silence her.  In June, Brown pleaded no contest to an assault charge stemming from an...
    A federal appeals court has ruled that Ashley Judd can in fact sue Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment. A lower court judge had previously tossed the sexual harassment portion of the suit, but allowed Judd, 52, to sue the movie mogul for defamation. The appeals court found that Weinstein, now 68, held power over the actress that made her eligible to carry out the suit under California law. HARVEY WEINSTEIN: JUDGE REJECTS $19 MILLION PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT CALLING IT 'PHONY' The "De-Lovely" star originally filed the lawsuit in 2018, alleging that the producer smeared her in Hollywood, calling her a "nightmare" to work with after she rejected to watch him shower and give him a massage in a late 1990s encounter....
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Judd should be allowed to pursue both parts of her lawsuit against Weinstein. A lower court judge dismissed her sexual harassment allegations but left intact her claim of defamation. Judd filed the lawsuit in 2018, alleging that in a meeting at a Beverly Hills hotel in late 1996 or early 1997, the producer tried to coerce her to watch him shower and give him...
    By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Judd should be allowed to pursue both parts of her lawsuit against Weinstein. A lower court judge dismissed her sexual harassment allegations but left intact her claim of defamation. Judd filed the lawsuit in 2018, alleging that in a meeting at a Beverly Hills hotel in late 1996 or early 1997, the producer tried to coerce her to...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, council members questioned county school officials on how complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault are handled by the school system during a meeting Monday. Members of the county council’s Education and Culture Committee heard from Gregory Edmundson, director of student welfare and compliance, who said that most of the complaints that appeared on Instagram accounts were anonymous. In June, the school system vowed to investigate after students, both past and present, detailed incidents ranging from lewd comments to sexual assault on Instagram accounts. Edmundson said that as far as his office could determine, most complaints came from high school students. Edmundson told council members that the incidents “are describing conduct that’s happening outside of anything that...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A group of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Sunday to demand justice for Vanessa Guillen, calling for a full congressional investigation into the murder of the Fort Hood soldier.Marchers and a caravan of cars kicked off the demonstration with an opening ceremony at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street.The 20-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Hood in Texas went missing back in April and her remains were identified the Army earlier this month, according to her family's lawyers.Guillen's family has said that she told them she was being sexually harassed, but never reported it. The Army has said it found no evidence that supports those claims.Now, her family is pushing for Congress to pass legislation to...
    Vanessa Guillen's family, attorney, and supporters plan to travel to Washington D.C. this week for a rally. They want Congress to pass legislation to allow victims of sexual harassment in the military to report abuse to a third party agency.Natalie Khawam represents the Guillen family. She said they plan to introduce the #IAmVanessaGuillen bill Thursday morning on the National Mall. The bill is named after a trending hashtag on social media where people have shared their experiences with sexual harassment in the United States Armed Forces.SEE RELATED STORY: Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen may have been harassed, Army officials saidKhawam said she's secured a meeting with the Guillen family and President Donald Trump.SEE RELATED STORY: President Trump shares sentiments on...
    Donald Trump praises Roger Ailes for building a 'miracle' at Fox News in a new, glowing documentary about the late, disgraced CEO who died in 2017 after leaving the network amid a flurry of sexual harassment claims.   The documentary, Man in the Arena, was released on Amazon Prime on Friday and features favorable commentary from President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mitch McConnell, Newt Gingrich and Ailes' widow, Elizabeth.  It is narrated by Jon Voight and offers a far more complimentary view of Ailes than any of the films, series or documentaries that have previously been made about his life.  In it, Elizabeth Ailes - who was affectionately known as Beth to her late husband - defends him against the sexual harassment...
    (CNN)Rep. Jackie Speier is pushing for several amendments to be included in the National Defense Authorizations Act to address sexual harassment in the military, in response to Spc. Vanessa Guillén's killing in Texas earlier this year."We are heartbroken and outraged by the horrific murder of SPC Vanessa Guillén at the hands of another military servicemember," Speier, the chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, says in a letter to her colleagues, "We are concerned about many aspects of this case, including the length of time it took for the military to find SPC Guillén. We are particularly troubled that SPC Guillén told her family that she had been harassed by another servicemember but was too afraid to...
    Gunman who shot NJ judges son to death and wounded her husband is lawyer who recently had case before her Phoenix police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting of James Garcia on Fourth of July (WARNING: GRAPHIC) UltraViolet Calls for Independent Investigation Into Fox News Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson Over Sexual Harassment Accusations © TheWrap Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson Feminist group UltraViolet has called for an independent investigation into the sexual harassment accusations against Fox News hosts Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Howard Kurtz and contributor Gianno Caldwell that were detailed in a lawsuit on Monday. "The allegations that Fox News' Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity also took part in and fostered this toxic culture is hardly surprising. Fox News...
    Chicago police say attacks on officers at protest appeared organized as more than 20 complaints filed against cops Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them SAG-AFTRA Board Rebukes L.A. President For Refusing to Remove Corey Feldman From Sexual Harassment Committee © Getty Images The SAG-AFTRA National Board passed a resolution on Monday morning condemning Los Angeles Local president Patricia Richardson for conduct “detrimental to the best interests of SAG-AFTRA’s members” by refusing to remove what the board described as an “alleged perpetrator” from the Los Angeles Local Sexual Harassment Committee. The resolution says this committee member ultimately resigned on June 26, "amid growing public concerns about this matter." A...
    Fifteen women who worked at the Washington NFL team have spoken out in a bombshell report accusing the franchise of running a workplace where sexual harassment and verbal abuse ran rampant. The report, published by the Washington Post on Thursday after days of rumors and the abrupt departure of three team executives, cites former employee Emily Applegate and 14 other unnamed women. It comes just days after the team was forced to drop its name of 87 years, the Redskins, after pressure from sponsors over the racial insensitivity of the moniker.  'It was the most miserable experience of my life,' Applegate, now 31, told the Post of her year working as a marketing coordinator for the club, which she left...
    A Long Island construction company was a hotbed for sexual harassment, with bosses demanding sex from female employees in exchange for pay and overtime, the New York Attorney General has alleged. Trade Off — which worked on Hudson Yards — has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 18 former employees who were sexually harassed and retaliated against, AG Letitia James announced Monday. Trade Off allegedly “engaged in severe sexual harassment against female workers primarily against women of color over at least three years,” James said at a press conference flanked by two former female workers. “The harassment included mangers demanding sex for pay and overtime opportunities, sexual, physical and verbal assault by male employees and sexually explicit videos and photos...
    Police in South Korea confirmed on Thursday that the mayor of the nation’s capital, Seoul, had gone missing. Reports indicated that Park Won-soon had made cryptic goodbye statements to his family before vanishing on Thursday morning. A report by South Korea’s SBS broadcaster this week claimed that Park would soon face public charges of sexual harassment from a former secretary. Park gained national prominence as an attorney prosecuting, among other crimes, sexual harassment and assault crimes. Park has also been leading one of the world’s most comprehensive fights against the Chinese coronavirus, gaining international praise for the extent to which South Korea has successfully tested and isolated coronavirus patients. Reports did not indicate that either potential stressor has been found...
    A male Baldwin Park police officer has filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against a male supervisor. In the suit, Officer Martin Herrera alleges Sgt. Andrew Velebil sexually harassed him during shifts from 2016 to 2017. Both Velebil and the city of Baldwin Park are named defendants in the case, which was filed on March 23. Velebil’s attorney and lawyers with the Baldwin Park City Attorney’s Office were unavailable for comment. Herrera felt compelled to file the lawsuit: “I had to do something not just for myself, but for the entire community, so people can see how our officers are treated,” Herrera said by phone on Monday. On multiple occasions, the lawsuit says, Velebil engaged in Herrera in unsolicited...
    Betsy Schoeller, a college lecturer and former member of the Wisconsin Air Guard, apologized for her comments made in Facebook group about the murder of Vanessa Guillén, a 20-year-old solider. University of Wisconsin , Fort Hood Betsy Schoeller, a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and retired member of the Wisconsin Air Guard, apologized for her comments in a Facebook group on a news article about murdered US Army soldier Vanessa Guillén. Schoeller wrote that "sexual harassment is the price of admission for women into the good ole boy club" and "if you're gonna cry like a snowflake about it, you're gonna pay the price." A petition to remove Schoeller as a lecturer from UWM has amassed more...
    The lieutenant who insinuated that harassment of Vanessa Guillén was the “price” to pay, apologizes. Lt. Col. Betsy Schoeller released a statement about her comments about Private Guillén. “I am shocked and sad that my original post was interpreted out of context,” she said, among other things. Lieutenant Colonel Betsy Schoeller was harshly criticized this weekend for implying that if Vanessa Guillén suffered sexual harassment at the Fort Hood base, it was, in her opinion, due to the fact that this is the “admission price for women.” in the “good boys club” (army), as we previously published. Now, the lieutenant had to go out to publicly apologize to the tenor and scope that the criticisms are...
    Essence Magazine has been hit with accusations of sexual harassment, bullying and pay inequity, in a scathing essay penned by an anonymous group of staff members who claim the company has been 'hijacked by corporate greed and an unhinged abuse of power.' A Medium blog uploaded on Sunday under the byline, 'Black Female Anonymous' called for the resignation of CEO Richelieu Dennis, Essence Ventures board member Michelle Ebanks, COO Joy Collins Profet, and Chief Content Officer Moana Luu, for allegedly creating an 'extremely unhealthy work culture.'  The company has denied all allegations in a statement, calling the claims 'unfounded attempts to discredit our brand and assassinate personal character.'  The magazine, which caters to a black female audience, was described as the 'most...
    Human remains have been found during the search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, authorities say.The Army Criminal Investigation Division confirmed Tuesday human remains were found in an area near the Leon River, where a search for Guillen was conducted on June 22.The Army CID issued the following statement:Due to extensive investigative work conducted by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, agents have returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas for more investigative work in the search for PFC Vanessa Guillen. After receiving additional information, agents have discovered what has been described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist. Army CID agents are currently on scene...
    WICKER PARK — It’s been nearly two years since Felicia Govan was fired from The Robey in Wicker Park. But the memories of racial discrimination she said she experienced there are fresh in her mind. Govan, who is half-Black, said general manager Santiago Leon once called her “Aunt Jemima” during a busy brunch service. Head Chef Kevin McAllister repeatedly called her “nappy” and “sloppy,” she said. The former bartender was fired in July 2018 for insubordination, but Govan thinks she was truly fired in retaliation for speaking out about racial discrimination. Now, as conversations of systemic racism sweep the country, Govan and other Robey employees are going public with allegations of racial and sexual discrimination at the hip Wicker...
    Army women share stories of sexual harassment and assault on social networks using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen The revelations occurred after they found remains during the search for the Hispanic soldier “This is not something new, but it has been silenced for a long time,” said one victim Army sexual harassment. Different women who served in the United States Armed Forces used social media to share shocking stories about how they were sexually harassed and assaulted during their years of service using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen, The Daily Mail reported. Vanessa Guillén, the 20-year-old Hispanic soldier, disappeared on April 22 and was last seen at Fort Hood Base in Killen, Texas. The Hispanic woman disappeared after confessing to her family...
    Late Saturday night on Twitter, the hashtag #SurvivingBSO began, highlighting many allegations of sexual and verbal harassment by Black Sports Online (BSO) CEO Robert Littal. Complete with screenshots of inappropriate comments and stories of sickening propositions to unpaid Black women writers for the outlet, accusers have boldly brought to light all the dirty secrets of the site’s lead executive. READ MORE: Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sex assault case TheGrio.com spoke exclusively with several of the accusers about the sexual harassment allegations, why they are speaking out now, and what they hope comes out of speaking up. Sheena Quick, former BSO contributor who penned over 800 stories, and CEO and founder of Quick Out the Blocks, recalled on an...
    New York — The South Korean baseball league opened a file for Lotte Giants catcher Ji Seong-jun Ji Seong-jun is awaiting a final sanction once the investigations are completed. Photo:Han Myung-Gu / . The catcher of the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) Ji Seong-jun, was indefinitely suspended from the team and will be subject to an investigation by the League, after being pointed out for sexual harassment towards a minor, as reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap. According to the news outlet, 26-year-old Ji Seong-jun would have taken her hand and hugged a woman’s waist against her will, an incident that the League would have confirmed in a meeting...
    The streaming website Twitch is a honeypot for millions of online gamers who watch their young role models broadcast their video game exploits to the world - but amid the boom lies a murky world of sexual harassment and a crackdown on nudity.  A chorus of women say the website bought by Amazon for $970million in 2014 is a lair for perverts and sex abusers who make unwanted sexual advances online and abuse them physically and emotionally when they meet in person.     One woman described how she had been advised to 'get ahead' by having sex with male gamers and was warned that she could be 'blacklisted' if she refused.    Hundreds of women have come forward with 'survivor stories' in...
    Thomas JoyceDanny Moloshok | Reuters Thomas Joyce, former CEO of high-speed trading firm Knight Capital Group, resigned from the police commission of his Connecticut hometown after a complaint to town leaders about Twitter posts that included calling for law-enforcement "profiling" of Muslims. Joyce, who now heads the life sciences firm Nanobeak Biotech, also had written in tweets, which were cited by the complaint, about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in sexist terms, and said that Hollywood figures who dressed in black during an awards event to protest sexual harassment were themselves "dressed like sex objects." "Gee, shocking ... A young Muslim man trying to kill people. Where have I heard that before?" Joyce wrote in a September 2016 tweet. "Time for...
    Dozens of people within the live streaming gaming industry have come forward to make allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. One woman accused Twitch streamer William Bishop of sexual assaulting her at the Pax West conference last year. He compiled dozens of chat logs and other documents in an effort to disprove the claim. Scores of other people stepped forward to share previously untold stories about abuse inside the gaming community. Jessy Quil, a streamer and mental health advocate, has compiled the stories and amplified them on Twitter. Combined, they paint a harrowing picture of the gaming world and the toxicity that lingers beneath the surface. @JessyQuil/Twitter The stories range from everyday harassment to full on abuse...
    (CNN)Four Democratic lawmakers are again demanding documents related to controversial new Education Department regulations under Title IX, the federal law that bars gender discrimination in education. The new rule establishes protections for those accused of campus sexual harassment and assault -- including rights to question evidence and cross-examine their accusers -- that critics argue may discourage victims from coming forward. In a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and Reps. Jackie Speier, Ayanna Pressley and Brenda Lawrence asked for documents and communications pertaining to the rules' development, some dating to 2017, by July 3. All of the Democrats on the committee, the letter noted, had requested the same documents in February.The department in February...
    A lecturer in NYU’s famed film school was flashed and continually harassed by a pervy professor, a lawsuit claims. Lynn Boyarsky, 66, says she was subjected to a torrent of abuse by her late Tisch School Of The Arts colleague Arnold Baskin — who even exposed himself in a West Village restaurant — shortly after she landed an adjunct-teaching position there in 2013, according to Manhattan Supreme Court papers. The harassment also included lewd comments and forcible touching and kissing, the lawsuit against NYU, filed in December, alleges. Baskin, an acclaimed film prof who died at the age of 83, three months before the legal action, “began bullying  …  [and] using crude and demeaning, gender-laden language towards her —...
    Private First-Class Vanessa Guillen, 20, vanished on April 22. She was last seen at Ford Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas  The Army has released images of troopers searching for missing soldier Vanessa Guillen, almost two months after she vanished.  Private First-Class Guillen, 20, was last seen in a parking lot at Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas on the afternoon of April 22.  Guillen's disappearance has been made all the more sinister after reports she told her family that she was being sexually harassed by a sergeant and did not feel safe shortly before she vanished. Guillen did not name her alleged harasser.  The Army is now investigating those claims as they continue their 'aggressive' search around the 214,000...
    KILLEEN, Texas -- The U.S. Army is disputing claims that the body of missing soldier Vanessa Guillen was found.On Thursday, a social media post began circulating stating that Guillen's body had been found on the base in Fort Hood.Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command said they have no credible information that any of the social media posts were true.Agents also said they were reaching out to the person who originally posted the information out of an abundance of caution.Vanessa grew up in southeast Houston, she graduated from Cesar Chavez High School, played soccer, and loves the Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny.Authorities said Vanessa's car, wallet, and keys were found on base, but her cell phone has not...
    FORT HOOD, Texas – The disappearance of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen has taken another turn with an increased reward and an investigation into sexual harassment allegations concerning the private first class who was last seen on April 22. A press release from Fort Hood states that 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander, Col. Ralph Overland, has appointed an investigating team for an “AR 15-6 Investigation,” which is the Army’s standard method of investigation. “I take allegations of sexual harassment very seriously and we are conducting a thorough investigation,” Overland said. “The 3rd Cavalry Regiment continues to aggressively search for Pfc. Guillen and will not stop until we find her.” Salma Hayek joins search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen The...
    Chris D’Elia is speaking out for the first time since a number of social media users have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the comedian, accusations D'Elia has denied. "I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point,” D’Elia, 40, told TMZ in a statement Wednesday. “All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me," he said. MICHAEL STRAHAN FELT HE COULDN'T SPEAK UP AT 'LIVE' OUT OF FEAR HE'D APPEAR THREATENING AS A BLACK MAN: REPORT The stand-up comic added: "That being said,...
    BEIJING (Reuters) – Two years ago, Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of China’s most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her, setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offense. Last week Zhou and dozens of other women who started China’s #MeToo movement won a small victory when the nation’s parliament enacted legislation that for the first time defines actions that can constitute sexual harassment. The reference in the new civil code, approved on Thursday by a session of the National People’s Congress, is largely a symbolic step. While it holds schools, businesses and other organizations responsible for preventing and dealing with sexual harassment, it does not lay out guidelines for...