Sex in society

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo people walk by a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet’s board of directors is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 07, 2019 - 4:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In response to shareholder lawsuits, the board at Google parent Alphabet is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled them. CNBC first reported Wednesday that the company has hired an outside firm to examine how its executives...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during the inaugural Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture at the University of California at Berkeley, in Berkeley, Calif. A new book on Ginsburg explores her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that courts stop enforcing confidentiality clauses in sexual misconduct cases. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 07, 2019 - 12:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that courts stop enforcing confidentiality clauses in sexual misconduct cases. The remarks come as more victims complain that non-disclosure agreements silence women...
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November 06, 2019 - 8:19 am
PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating French director Christophe Ruggia for alleged "sexual aggressions" after French actress Adele Haenel accused him of sexually harassing her when she was an adolescent. Haenel, now 30, first detailed her allegations against Ruggia Sunday on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, file photo, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange. McDonald's said Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, that Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 05, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught with peril, especially in the #MeToo era. McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court in New York. Records filed in Zervos' defamation suit and obtained Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, by The Associated Press indicate that Zervos, a former "Apprentice" contestant, got a call from Trump's phone on Dec. 21, 2007, when she says he rang to invite her to dinner. She says she went for career advice and was sexually assaulted. Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz said Monday that Zervos' claims "are entirely meritless and not corroborated by any documents." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 05, 2019 - 4:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's cell phone records show a call to a former "Apprentice" contestant on a day when she says he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping, according to a court filing. Records filed in Summer Zervos' defamation suit and obtained Monday by The Associated...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, file photo, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange. McDonald's said Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, that Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 04, 2019 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment...
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This Oct. 31, 2019 photo shows former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson during an interview in New York. Carlson received a reported $20 million settlement from Fox News in 2016 after she sued the network, claiming the late Roger Ailes, then head of the division, demoted then fired her when she rejected his sexual advances. Carlson’s allegations have been the basis of two Hollywood projects this year: Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” series, which aired earlier this year, and the upcoming “Bombshell” where Nicole Kidman stars as Carlson. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 02, 2019 - 9:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn't help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. "It would be nice...
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November 01, 2019 - 10:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spaniards are voicing outrage after five men were acquitted of rape on the grounds that their 14-year-old victim had been unconscious at the time. The Barcelona-based court ruled Thursday that the men were guilty of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and sentenced them to 10-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, moderates a panel at a forum called "Perspectives on National Security," at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Time's Up has called on NBC Universal to release all former employees from non-disclosure agreements that might be impinging on their ability to speak out about sexual harassment, and also to hold an independent investigation into workplace culture at NBC. The organization said NBC didn't go far enough with its statement, first reported Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, by Maddow, that employees should contact the company in order to be released from any "perceived obligation" to remain quiet. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 26, 2019 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements. The company said Saturday that any...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Katie Hill, then a Democratic Party candidate from California's 25th Congressional district, talks to a reporter after voting in her hometown of Agua Dulce, Calif. She won the election, flipping a traditional GOP stronghold. Now, U.S. Rep. Hill, D-Calif., has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an inappropriate affair with a campaign staffer, but she still let down Susan Slates, a fellow Democrat, who said she was "disappointed," but quickly jumped to Hill's defense, saying anything she did pales in comparison to what's she's witnessed under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 26, 2019 - 5:39 pm
AGUA DULCE, Calif. (AP) — California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an affair with a campaign staffer, but Susan Slates still feels let down by the 32-year-old Democrat who arrived in Congress just this year. Slates is a beauty salon owner in Hill's...
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