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Category / Sexual Misconduct

Facebook ends forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims after Google

Change, inspired by the #MeToo movement, appears to be contagious. Facebook will suspend its policy of forcing employees to present sexual misconduct claims at a secret legal proceeding known as arbitration, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Now, employees will be able to file public lawsuits against the company and accusers instead of settling the...CONTINUE READING

Google announces changes to sexual misconduct procedures

Google can apparently still live by “Don’t be evil” when it wants to. In an email sent to employees Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google was making changes to the way that it handled sexual misconduct complaints. The new policies are the company‘s response to the employee walkouts last week protesting the company‘s...CONTINUE READING

‘League of Legends’ creator Riot Games faces lawsuit for gender discrimination

The accusations of gender discrimination against Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, has now entered the legal sphere. A few of months ago, an extensive Kotaku investigation brought a litany of allegations from former and current employees detailing a toxic “bro culture” that fostered systemic sexism at the company. Soon after, even more allegations...CONTINUE READING

Harvey Weinstein hands himself in to police in New York

Harvey Weinstein surrendered himself to police in New York City on the morning of 25 May, months after dozens of women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.  According to CNN, Weinstein will face charges that “he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him.”  SEE ALSO: Accused of sexual...CONTINUE READING

Eight women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior

Actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by eight women, CNN reports. CNN noted they interviewed 16 people about allegations against Freeman, some of whom claimed the actor harassed them, and others who said they witnessed inappropriate behavior. Freeman’s spokesperson did not respond to CNN’s request for comment. SEE ALSO: Jeffrey Tambor...CONTINUE READING

‘Catfish’ host Nev Schulman under investigation for sexual harassment

Catfish, a reality TV show about the uncertainties of online dating, has been suspended by MTV for an investigation into claims of sexual misconductAccording to The Daily Beast, the show’s host and executive producer, Nev Schulman, is a central figure in the sexual harassment investigation. The allegations against Schulman stem from Ayissha Morgan, who was...CONTINUE READING

Tom Brokaw accused by 2 women of inappropriate behavior

Tom Brokaw, the longtime NBC News anchor, was accused of inappropriate behavior in the 1990s by two female former colleagues, according to a Washington Post report released on Thursday.  One of them, Linda Vester, was a correspondent in her 20s when the alleged incidents happened. She told the Post he made two inappropriate advances on...CONTINUE READING

The Weinstein Company voids Harvey’s nondisclosure deals in bankruptcy filing

Anyone who experienced Harvey Weinstein’s horrific behavior firsthand no longer has to worry about legal repercussions stemming from restrictive nondisclosure agreements. The Weinstein Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, a move that had been coming for some time after numerous failed attempts to sell off the studio’s assets. The filing also made...CONTINUE READING

‘Saturday Night Live’ says screw it, let’s give awards directly to the sexual predators

On the eve of the 90th annual Academy Awards celebration, Saturday Night Live offered up an awards show of its own: The Grabbies. Since it’s literally impossible in 2018 to ensure that at least one unrepentant sexual predator doesn’t walk away from an awards show with a statue, The Grabbies lean in. At this show,...CONTINUE READING

Scott Baio denies Nicole Eggert’s sexual abuse claim in new interview

Scott Baio brought his Facebook Live story to Good Morning America. In a Wednesday interview, the Charles in Charge star pushed back against former co-star Nicole Eggert’s allegations that he molested her during their time together on the show, when she was still a minor. Much of what Baio said echoed a Facebook Live he...CONTINUE READING
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