Sex in society

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, gavels the session to order at the start of the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 7:05 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At least...
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February 09, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Calloway, a host on the syndicated entertainment news show "Extra," was suspended Saturday as his parent company investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The company said it had investigated prior accusations against Calloway and found no suggestion of workplace...
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A woman holds up a sign with a message that translates from Spanish: “Oscar Arias violator”, during a protest by women activists under the slogan "Yo te creo," or "I believe you,” in San Jose, Costa Rica, Friday Feb. 8, 2019. At least five women have accused Arias of actions ranging from unwelcome fondling or sexual innuendo to sexual assault. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez)
February 08, 2019 - 10:52 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A former Miss Costa Rica has become the second woman to make a criminal complaint against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-President Oscar Arias, in the latest of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct to emerge this week. The woman alleges that Arias grabbed her,...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish nude photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid that detailed the billionaire’s extramarital affair (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer's alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with...
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February 08, 2019 - 4:27 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president has officially declared a national emergency on rape and sexual violence in a major step toward addressing the issue in the West African nation. President Julius Maada Bio on Thursday said each month hundreds of cases of rape and sexual...
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Emma Daly, communications director for Human Rights Watch, gives an interview about her 1990 encounter with former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Daly said the former president groped her in a hotel lobby in Nicaragua in 1990 when she was working as a young journalist based in Costa Rica, bringing the number of women accusing Arias of sexual misconduct to four. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 07, 2019 - 12:23 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation. Eleonora Antillon,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov.-elect, Lt. Gov Ralph Northam, center, walks down the reviewing stand with Lt. Gov-elect, Justin Fairfax, right, and Attorney General Mark Herring at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Northam's career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo, the day's developments threatened to take down all three of Virginia's top elected officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:28 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of "killing the Great State of Virginia." Trump was responding to the scandal that has...
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Former Green party member Elen Debost poses at the Paris courthouse, Monday Jan.4, 2019. A former French lawmaker's defamation lawsuit against six women who accused him of sexual misconduct and four journalists who reported the allegations goes to trial Monday in what some fear illustrates a backlash against the #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)
February 04, 2019 - 7:47 am
PARIS (AP) — Six French women, along with journalists who published their accounts, face a defamation claim by a former French lawmaker they accused of sexual misconduct. The trial that opened Monday in Paris was prompted by Denis Baupin, a former prominent Green Party politician and Paris city...
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February 03, 2019 - 4:51 am
PARIS (AP) — A French soprano who says she was sexually assaulted by conductor Charles Dutoit is protesting his return to the stage in Paris. Anne-Sophie Schmidt is one of 10 women in three countries who say they were assaulted, harassed or in one case raped by Dutoit. She issued a statement Sunday...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, of San Diego, addresses members of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, the California Legislature is opening an independent office to handle investigations of alleged workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment or discrimination. "Our goals are clear: we need to protect victims and witnesses, hold perpetrators accountable, and restore employee and public confidence," said Atkins. But she added: "I realize we cannot be satisfied with our progress, because this step alone will not change the culture of this building." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 02, 2019 - 2:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the first week of 2019, an investigation by Oregon's labor agency deemed the state Capitol to be a hostile workplace because of an unchecked pattern of sexual harassment among lawmakers. A few days later, two Washington state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct...
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