Sex in society

FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey participates in the speaker series in New York. Lawyers for Spacey are asking a judge to excuse the actor from a Jan. 7, 2019 hearing in Nantucket, Mass. The 59-year-old Oscar winner is charged with felony indecent assault and battery. Prosecutors, who allege Spacey groped an 18-year-old man in a Nantucket restaurant in 2016, asked the judge to deny the motion. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former "House of Cards" Star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016, a judge ruled on Monday. The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor had argued he should be excused from attending his Jan. 7 arraignment at the Nantucket...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown steps down Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 bills into law during his last year in office, most of which take effect with the Jan. 1 start of the new year. They continue positioning California as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to Republican President Donald Trump on topics including climate change, criminal justice and gender discrimination. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 29, 2018 - 11:44 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump. The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal sentences...
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Kevin Spacey
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December 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Kevin Spacey are asking a judge to allow the actor to skip his arraignment on sexual assault charges in a Massachusetts courthouse next month. The Boston Globe reports that Spacey's attorneys have filed a motion asking to excuse his presence at a Jan. 7 hearing in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey presents an award in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Massachusetts prosecutor says Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 7, 2019, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for allegedly sexually assaulting the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a Nantucket restaurant. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 24, 2018 - 2:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a restaurant, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Monday. The Academy Award-winning actor, 59, is due in Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7 to face a...
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Special counsel Bill Forsyth, center, answers questions, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, during a press conference in Lansing, Mich., regarding the independent Special Counsel's investigation into Michigan State University's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi, left, and Special Agent David Dwyre, listen. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 4:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and called for "top-down cultural change" at the school. Bill Forsyth...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, then-Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., attends a gathering at the East Room of the White House in Washington. Esty. forced to abandon her re-election campaign amid criticism over her handling of an alleged incident of sexual harassment could have done more to protect her staff but didn’t violate congressional rules, according to the House Ethics Committee.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 20, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman forced to abandon her re-election campaign amid criticism over her handling of an alleged incident of sexual harassment could have done more to protect her staff but didn't violate congressional rules, according to an ethics report released Thursday. Rep...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in New York. Judge James Burke will decide on the future of his sexual assault case, which has been clouded by allegations that police acted improperly in the investigation that led to his arrest.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 20, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge declined to dismiss sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein Thursday, rejecting the latest push from the disgraced film producer's lawyers to have his indictment thrown out. Judge James Burke's ruling buoyed a prosecution that has appeared on rocky ground in...
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This Nov. 16, 2013 photo shows the Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar in Garden Grove, Calif. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Salazar, following allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 6:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A New York judge is weighing whether to dismiss Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case or send it to trial. Judge James Burke is expected to rule Thursday after a flurry of court filings in which Weinstein’s lawyers say the case has devolved into chaos and prosecutors say there’s ample evidence to move forward. The 66-year-old Weinstein is due in court for the hearing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 19, 2018 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Harvey Weinstein were in charge of the script, he'd be walking out of a court hearing Thursday free of the criminal charges threatening to put him behind bars. The Hollywood producer-turned-#MeToo pariah is putting on his fiercest campaign yet to convince a New York judge to...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos Stephen Colbert, left, poses on Sept. 4, 2018, in New York and CBS president Leslie Moonves attends the CBS Network 2015 Programming Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2015 in New York. Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS' board of directors said wouldn't be paid to ousted former CEO Moonves - at least half of it. The late-night host joked, "the other half goes to Tom Selleck's mustache." Colbert didn't avoid his network's big news in Tuesday night's monologue on Dec. 18. Like many at CBS, Colbert owes his job to Moonves, who was forced out due to sexual misconduct allegations. CBS is denying him severance after an investigation backed up many of the charges and accused Moonves of trying to thwart the probe. (Photos by Andy Kropa and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS' board of directors said wouldn't be paid to ousted former CEO Leslie Moonves — at least half of it. The late-night host joked, "the other half goes to Tom Selleck's mustache." Colbert didn't avoid his network...
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