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As Tallahassee turns: Latvala is defiant, accuser wants armed guard, inquiry

Tensions mount as the Senate Republican leader breaks his silence and calls out Sen. Jack Latvala for conducting ‘smear campaign’ to defend against sexual harassment claims

Another sexual harassment allegation in Tallahassee leads to a new resignation

A newly appointed member of the state Public Service Commission, former state Rep. Ritch Workman, resigns after a current senator says he touched her inappropriately and made

Zaun releases apology after being fired for inappropriate comments

Former Sportsnet broadcaster Gregg Zaun apologizes "for any harm or distress which may have been caused by my comments with any female colleagues over the recent past."

Netflix confirms season 6 of 'House of Cards' will happen — starring Robin

Netflix's Ted Sarandos confirms that the company is going forward with season 6 of "House of Cards."

Bill O’Reilly sued by woman who says he violated terms of settlement in a

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein's attorneys filed a lawsuit against O'Reilly and Fox News for breach of contract and defamation.

'More women with more power' a solution to sexual misconduct, Facebook exec says

The way to stop the wave of sexual harassment in the workplace is to hire and promote more women, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg said. Sandberg also warned against the

Supporters of John Conyers call for due process during Detroit rally

More than 200 people showed up to demand due process for U.S. Rep. John Conyers as he faces allegations of sexual harassment.

Americans no longer prefer to work for a man. But will #metoo backlash hurt

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg warned people of the backlash against the #MeToo movement could have on women in the workplace, while a recent study found the movement could

Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape is real, Billy Bush says

Billy Bush said it was indeed Donald Trump's voice captured on a 2005 'Access Hollywood' tape talking about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women.

Billy Bush: 7 other guys were on the bus when Trump bragged he could grab women

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Billy Bush revealed that seven other people were on the bus at the time of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape from 2005.

Bush says Trump tapes ‘are real’

AXED TV host Billy Bush has pushed back at President Donald Trump’s reported statements suggesting that the voice on the infamous “grab ’em by the p***y” Access Hollywood tape is

Facebook exec warns of backlash

FACEBOOK executive Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are

Facebook's Sandberg warns of backlash against women

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg is calling for systemic, lasting changes to combat workplace sexual harassment.

Here’s how to help an alleged sex harasser thrive

A WEEK ago Don Burke was outed as an alleged sexual harassment perpetrator, now he’s already become the subject of a daring new comedy sketch show.

Arizona lawmaker seeks to eliminate non-disclosure agreements in

The first-term Arizona lawmaker calls the agreements a "sexual predator loophole."

Supporters to rally for Conyers, call for ‘due process’

The rally is 11 a.m. Monday at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens in Detroit

Billy Bush confirms it was Trump's voice on 'Access Hollywood' tape: 'Yes,

"President Trump is currently indulging in some revisionist history," Bush wrote in a New York Times editorial.

'Saturday Night Live's women tackle sexual harassment in 'Welcome to Hell' music

Saoirse Ronan joined cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant to sing about the issue plaguing Hollywood and other industries alike.

Monday rally planned to support U.S. Rep. John Conyers

Religious, civil rights and political leaders plan to gather Monday in Detroit Monday for a rally to support embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers

Trump could be forced to testify on sexual-harassment allegations — and if he

Summer Zervos, who accused President Donald Trump of sexually harassing her in 2007, is suing him for defamation.

Culture of John Conyers: Some staffers call work atmosphere disturbing; others

Ex-staffers of the embattled congressman say accusations of harassment don't fit with their experience.

Conyers' lawyer: Why not a Franken resignation?

Rep. John Conyers and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken are accused of sexual harassment, but Democrats haven’t urged Franken to step down

'I kicked a hornet's nest and now I see butterflies': Don Burke accuser comes to

Speaking out against the TV personality has been a bittersweet experience for freelance journalist and film producer Wendy Dent.

How do you apologize when accused of sexual misconduct? In Hollywood, it runs

Harvey Weinstein blamed the '60s, Louis C.K. argued that he had asked permission and Kevin Spacey came out. But certain commonalities have emerged from the apologia chorus of men

McCarthy: Congress Needs 'Zero Tolerance' for Sexual Harassment

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said sexual harassment was an issue Congress needed to review annually to ensure its policies were effective, with "zero tolerance"

Political Horizons: The secret to sexual harassment in state government is

With all the recent disclosures of bad behavior by powerful men, it was only a matter of time before sexual harassment allegations came to Louisiana government.

Treasury fund paid for Texas Rep. Farenthold’s $84,000 sexual harassment

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, used $84,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle with a former aide who sued him for sexual harassment in 2014, The Washington Post confirmed Friday.

Conyers’ decision on resignation expected in days

Rep. Conyers’ attorney is challenging Marion Brown, the staffer with whom the congressman settled a harassment complaint

Dickerson: Nessel's no-penis ad pushes identity politics to the limits

Newest campaign spot pushes identity politics to the limits

Riley: It's time to investigate the Sexual-Abuser-In-Chief, Donald Trump

Donald Trump should not get away with behavior costing others their jobs.

Whitmer: Women face harassment in male-dominated Capitol

Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer said the male-dominated Capitol has a "locker room" atmosphere

How long can Trump’s tweets and serious policy development coexist?

The rapid nature of President Trump’s bizarre tweets, insults and outrageous behavior has almost taken on a white-noise quality. It is constantly present, and most of the media can

Accuser goes public with complaint against Sen. Latvala. Here’s what she says he

As a retired judge investigates allegations of sexual harassment against Florida Sen. Jack Latvala, the accuser, Rachel Perrin Rogers, has made her Senate complaint public. It

What’s with the button Matt Lauer had under his desk?

Soon after NBC announced Wednesday that “Today” show host Matt Lauer was fired amid reports of sexual misconduct, a Variety article revealed that the disgraced newsman had a button

Al Franken, did you or didn’t you?

Al Franken’s apologies haven’t been clear, and he isn’t really accepting responsibility.

‘I’m humbled and troubled — especially since I got caught.’

Matt Lauer is most sorry about the same thing Bill O’Reilly and Charlie Rose are sorry about: They got called out for sexually harassing women who worked with them, and they lost

Nancy Pelosi wants up-and-coming Congressman Ruben Kihuen to resign amid sexual

Kihuen, who took office in January, was accused of repeatedly propositioning and touching a former campaign aide in 2016.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar accused of sexual misconduct

Shervin Pishevar, a leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist, has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, according to a Bloomberg report published Thursday

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

Filmmaker Brett Ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends, including music mogul Russell Simmons and filmmaker James Toback, who’ve shared his playboy lifestyle. And

Outcry over sexual harassment scandals spurred them into action. Now there's a

Spurred by the spate of sexual harassment complaints, Hollywood's Women In Film advocacy group is establishing a resource center, a help line and pro bono legal help.

Louis C.K. and other disgraced Hollywood men have put hundreds out of work just

The alleged misdeeds of powerful men including Louis C.K, disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, ‘House of Cards’ actor Kevin Spacey have not only harmed numerous victims, but upended

Will Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer's pitbull tactics still work in a

For years, Marty Singer has been the lawyer celebrities call when their reputations are in danger, but as people come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, his dramatic

Judd: Women will persevere in fighting sexual harassment

Actress Ashley Judd, whose claims against a Hollywood mogul became part of an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations, said Friday that the fight against sexual misconduct will

Analyst Gregg Zaun fired from Sportsnet for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to 'inappropriate behaviour and comments' toward female employees.

Matt Lauer made at least $100 million before he got fired — and he bought a

He and his wife bought multiple properties — including an Upper East Side co-op, a horse farm, and a string of million-dollar estates in the Hamptons.

Democratic lawmakers are urging a first-term congressman accused of sexual

Ruben Kihuen told BuzzFeed: "I sincerely apologize for anything that I may have said or done that made her feel uncomfortable. "

More than half of American workers wouldn't be able to take their sexual

When asking how sexual harassers have been able to get away with it for so long, look to their companies' mandatory arbitration clauses.

Sexual harassment isn't a Hollywood, tech, or media issue — it affects everyone

Toxic work cultures and industry problems are often blamed for sexual harassment, but this ignores that it can happen anywhere and be perpetrated by anyone.

Good news, fellow men: our terrible behavior isn't biological

Toxic masculinity, not biology teaches emotional repression leading to many men not knowing how to communicate clearly.

The powerful men accused of sexual harassment can't blame their behavior on sex

True sex addicts "have made repeated attempts to stop," said certified therapist Jenner Bishop. "They have an internal sense that they don’t want to do...

TV and the rise and (hopefully) fall of patriarchy

There is an irony that must be noted in television leading the way in making pariahs out of some of its biggest sexual predators, while Washington and much of corporate America

Timeline of the Don Burke allegations

AS THE allegations against Don Burke pile up, here’s a rundown of the claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour denied by the TV star.

No more ‘toughing it out’: Let’s end sexual harassment on campus

Two assistant professors at Yale argue that it's time for faculty and administrators to reexamine old -- and harmful -- assumptions.

Geraldo Rivera apologizes after saying harassment claims ‘criminalize courtship’

Fox News said it was “troubled” by Rivera's tweetstorm about Matt Lauer, in which he referred to the news industry as a “flirty business.”

Men stood by women in combat. Now we need them to enlist in the #MeToo movement.

Men have been my champions and they are unequivocally responsible for many of those cracks in the glass ceiling.

How men can do more to combat sexual harassment

Many men see sexual harassment daily, so why don't they say something? The answer is complex but often comes down to socialisation and fear of breaking the code of mateship, writes

Burke accused of heaping vile abuse on couple who lost family in Bali bombing

Don Burke is facing fresh claims about inappropriate behaviour, including allegedly swearing at and calling a couple who lost relatives in the Bali bombing wogs.

Don Burke's 1993 domestic violence campaign sparked backlash from women

Don Burke appeared in a 1993 public campaign to prevent violence against women, but there was a backlash from women.

'He expected to have sex': Journalist says Don Burke took her to hotel room

Amanda Pepe thought Don Burke was helping her with a job opportunity in Sydney. But when she arrived she says he took her to a hotel room.

Stop using Asperger's syndrome as an insult or an excuse

Don Burke has cast a light on Asperger's syndrome, and for all the wrong reasons.

Women have the power to expose men's bad behaviour

But the Old Boys Club isn't enlightened: they've simply realised that defending bad behaviour of the world is bad for business, writes Juanita Phillips.

'I certainly wouldn't have done it seriously': Don Burke speaks out

Gardening guru Don Burke, who is accused of indecently assaulting and sexually harassing a number of women, claims it is a witch hunt.

Don Burke under siege in wake of indecent assault, sexual harassment claims

Don Burke spends the day holed up in his Sydney home in the wake of allegations of indecent assault, sexual harassment and bullying of women during the heyday of Burke's Backyard.

Don Burke left 'vile and predatory energy' after meeting with The Block

A contestant on the first season of reality television show The Block says the gardening guru left a vile and predatory energy in her apartment after an interview in 2003.

Column: As women speak out, let's hope for a lasting shift

Until now, the silence of women who felt they had no power has been a predator's friend. But no more.

Vickroy: Sexual harassment training? Let's start with a trip back to

In light of escalating sexual harassment claims, here are 10 tips on how to be a decent human being.

CBS News and PBS cut ties with Charlie Rose following sex misconduct allegations

CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

The 'Pence Rule' Looking More Prudent in Wake of Sex Scandals

He has been mocked and criticized for it, but Vice President Mike Pence's personal conduct policy is now looking downright sensible amid the landslide of sexual misconduct

Fox News 'Troubled' by Geraldo Sex Harassment Tweets, He Apologizes

Geraldo Rivera's sexual harassment tweets Wednesday night "troubled" Fox News and led to the network's contributor to later apologize on Twitter.

Angela Lansbury clarifies her remarks on sexual harassment after backlash

Star was criticized after saying women are sometimes to "blame" for harassment.

Matt Lauer issues statement after firing, says he's 'truly sorry' to those hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Today" show host Matt Lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said Thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job.

Ex-Louisiana corrections medical director calls sexual harassment allegations

The Louisiana corrections department's recently fired medical director says sexual harassment allegations lodged against him are false, malicious and defamatory.

Panel to hold hearing on Louisiana Legislature's sexual harassment policies

A state panel will hold a hearing next week to review the Louisiana Legislature's sexual harassment policies as part of an ongoing look into whether improvements should be made.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, Black Caucus meet with John Conyers amid growing calls for

DETROIT (AP) — Pressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual

Louisiana lawmakers seek review of government's sexual harassment policies after

At least two reviews are underway to examine whether Louisiana state government needs to improve its sexual harassment policies, as Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration

Johnny Anderson says he's innocent of sexual harassment allegation; resigned

A key member of Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff resigned Wednesday after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him, according to a spokesman for the governor.

Rocky Mountain PBS president says Charlie Rose’s termination is an opportunity

In a letter sent out Wednesday afternoon, Rocky Mountain PBS President Amanda Mountain said the organization will use the termination of Charlie Rose, a longtime host accused

Formal complaints of sexual harassment filed against Colorado Sens. Baumgardner

Formal complaints were filed this week alleging sexual harassment by state Sens. Randy Baumgardner and Jack Tate, according to a media report, while a legislator on Thursday

Bankole: Sex scandal is not a war on men

The comments by the clergyman are either callous disregard for women’s humanity and dignity or dumb, Thompson says

Grapevine: Angela Lansbury under fire for comments

The 92-year-old actress received backlash for her comments

Disney exec to take leave, cites ‘missteps’

In a vaguely-worded memo, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable

Conyers’ accuser strikes back at critics

Ex-staffer for Rep. John Conyers fires back at critics who questioned her allegation about his unwanted sexual advances

Attorney: Conyers won’t be ‘pressured’ by Pelosi

Resignation calls come as ex-staffer takes story public, saying Rep. John Conyers of Detroit asked her to “touch it”

Pelosi’s daughter: Calif. lawmakers enable harassment

Pelosi’s daughter is throwing verbal hand grenades, alleging state lawmakers are protecting rapists at the Capitol

Bankole: Let Detroit determine John Conyers fate

Conyers should be accorded due process as well as his accusers since all are equal before the law, Thompson writes.

To apologize or not? Calculating the cost of contrition

Why do those called to account for sexual harassment or other wrongdoing struggle to say they're sorry?

Russell Simmons steps down from companies, name removed from 'All Def Comedy'

Cable network's announcement followed a new allegation by writer Jenny Lumet and Simmons' own choice to withdraw from his businesses and charities.

Lawmakers in Congress should pay for their sexual misbehavior. But they’re

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, at 88 one of the lions of Congress, paid more than $27,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint against him. Only Conyers didn’t pay, we did.

How a little-known 1997 sexual harassment case may serve as a warning to the

As Florida legislators are grappling with how to handle a sexual harassment case against a powerful state senator, there is little precedent and few specifics for how to proceed.

Leaders of both parties lack courage on sexual assault

Republicans and Democrats alike are too soft on sexual harassment in Congress.

The Trouble With Our “Golden Age” of TV

The idea that a few brilliant men ushered in the era of prestige TV is both inaccurate and damaging.

The Task Ahead for Feminism

The campaign for workplace justice has made stunning strides in a matter of weeks. But at what cost for gender politics?

Sex and Power in Washington

Why the capital is ripe for sexual abuse—and why that’s unlikely to change

There Are No Safe Spaces

A series of sexual harassment allegations has vindicated the demands of student activists.

Matt Lauer mocked workplace sexual harassment in 'Today' skit from 2012

The entire segment was a parody of an issue that is now exploding in the #MeToo campaign.