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Penis Cake Leads to Investigation of Racism, Sexual Harassment at Michigan Morgue
Penis-related paraphernalia is something you might expect to see at a bachelorette party, but certainly not in the workplace—especially when you work at a county morgue. But according to the Detroit Free-Press, that's exactly what the work environment has been like at the Macomb County (Mich.) Medical Examiner's office and, as a result, three female morgue employees have been fired. A fourth morgue worker has been placed on paid leave during an investigation into further allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.
A woman who has been identified only as a Macomb County death investigator and a person of color told the Freep that, after five years of racially insensitive comments, dick jokes, and harassment, a cake was what finally prompted her to file an official complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Penis Cake Leads to Investigation of Racism, Sexual Harassment at Michigan Morgue
Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Allegations and Changes Forthcoming in Staff Letter (Exclusive)
With the culture at her eponymous talk show under fire, Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out.
In a letter to her crew, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres addresses the alleged workplace misconduct, which was detailed in a Buzzfeed story published earlier this month. The widely circulated piece includes a host of former employees' anonymous accusations of racism, intimidation, unjust termination and an overall toxic work culture, perpetuated by the show's top producers. The report prompted an in-house investigation by Telepictures parent WarnerMedia, which is said to now be largely complete.
In her note, DeGeneres takes responsibility, insofar as the show bears her name, and insists that steps will be taken to "correct the issues" going forward. "As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't,” she writes. "That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again."
EXCLUSIVE: Ellen DeGeneres is telling show executives she's had enough and is ready to call it quits as staffers slam her apology and claim she's the problem and has 'enabled the toxic culture at the show to go on for so long'
One Million Moms has launched a boycott against “all things Hallmark” after the network dared to acknowledge the existence of LGBT+ people in its holiday movies.
On July 15 the Hallmark Channel announced 18 new movies for the festive season, and while none of them had LGBT+ main characters, the channel promised that more queer storylines, characters and actors would be on the way.
One Million Moms responded by declaring an oh-so-predictable boycott of literally everything produced by Hallmark, including the TV channel, wrapping paper, greetings cards and Christmas ornaments.
15 female ex-Redskins employees allege sexual harassment, bombshell report says
Fifteen female former employees who worked for the Redskins told The Washington Post that they were sexually harassed while working for the organization, the newspaper published in a bombshell report Thursday.
According to The Post, the team declined a request to release 15 of the former female employees from non-disclosure agreements so they could speak on the record.
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Emily Applegate, who worked as a marketing coordinator before leaving in 2015, was the only woman who spoke to the newspaper on the record about her experience working for the Redskins. The allegations, which reportedly ran from 2006 to 2019, would fall under unwelcome overtures or comments of a sexual nature, and exhortations to wear revealing clothing and flirt with clients to close sales deals, the paper reported.
"It was the most miserable experience of my life," Applegate told The Post. "And we all tolerated it, because we knew if we complained -- and they reminded us of this -- there were 1,000 people out there who would take our job in a heartbeat."
Washington woman, 19, is arrested after 'she was captured on a doorbell video camera raping two boys between the ages of five and nine'
Disgraced Miss Kentucky, 29, is sentenced to two years in prison after sending naked photos to a 15-year-old student on Snapchat while she was working as a teacher
Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims
A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.
Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that he had accepted the recommendation of the diocese’s Lay Review Board to keep the Rev. Patrick Hoare out of ministry, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Hoare was originally put on administrative leave in December after the diocese received “an allegation against him of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago, before Father Hoare entered ministry” the Charlotte Observer quoted Jugis as writing.
Man sues Allentown Diocese, Hellertown school, says teacher molested him
Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Child marriage is "extremely prevalent" in U.S.: "The cycle perpetuates across generations"
Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking
5 retired priests arrested after allegations they sexually assaulted minors
The abuse is alleged to have occurred while the men were teachers at a high school in Rigaud and at two institutions in Matane and Pohénégamook.
In 2016, the religious order agreed to a $30-million payment to students who attended the Montreal Institute for the Deaf.
In 2012, a number of former students said they were sexually assaulted by priests who worked there.
At least 60 deaf students were assaulted by members of the religious community and lay people working at the school between 1940 and 1982. The school changed its name to the Institut Raymond-Dewar in 1984.
About 270 alleged victims have joined a class action lawsuit against the order.
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Foul Play Suspected in Case of Solider Who Complained of Sexual Harassment Before Vanishing: Army
Jeff Ross Denies Raping Underage Girl, Says 'Dangerous Environment' at Comedy Clubs Is 'Real'
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As sexual abuse allegations flood in, the world of video games faces a reckoning
Whitney Cummings on Former Co-Star Chris D’Elia: ‘Predatory Behavior’ in Comedy Must Stop
Whitney Cummings has broken her silence on the sexual misconduct allegations against Chris D’Elia, saying she’s “devastated and enraged” by what she’s learned.
Last week, multiple women on social media accused D’Elia of trying to engage with them sexually, some being as young as 16 when the alleged encounters happened. A Twitter thread of the allegations went viral on Wednesday night, with some women accusing D’Elia of sending them inappropriate messages and attempting to solicit nude pictures from them.
Cummings and D’Elia starred together on the NBC series “Whitney,” which Cummings created and based on her life.
“It’s taken me a couple days to process the information I have learned about Chris. I’m devastated and enraged by what I’ve read and learned.
Hulu, Amazon Prime, Comedy Central Pull Chris D'Elia's Workaholics Episode
Ansel Elgort Responds to Accusation of Sexual Assault
Ansel Elgort responded on Saturday to an accusation of sexual assault that surfaced on social media earlier this week from a woman who identified herself just by her first name, Gabby.
In a message that has since been deleted with the Twitter account itself, Gabby claimed that Elgort sexually assaulted her in 2014 when she was 17. She claimed that the incident occurred after she direct messaged the actor, who was 20 at the time, and then texted him privately on Snapchat. Included in her post was a photo of herself, with her face obstructed, beside Elgort.
More Allegations of Abuse Surface Within Pro Wrestling Industry
What Danny Masterson Said About Rape Allegations and His Firing In 2017
That '70s Show star Danny Masterson was charged with three counts of rape by force this week, but it isn't the first time his name has been associated with the alleged sexual assaults. Claims surfaced against Masterson all the way back in 2017, though this is the first time charges have been formally filed.
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Chris D’Elia Denies Allegations of Sexually Harassing Teenagers
Bucks County School Bus Driver Accused of Raping 2 Teen Boys, Including Foster Child
Man jailed for child abuse after cop’s school talk prompts girl to come forward and reveal sex assault
At Least 3,000 Children Were Victims of Sex Abuse in French Catholic Church
California Authorities Bring Suit Against 'Criminal Minds' Team for "Unchecked" Sexual Harassment
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing wants to make a stand against sexual harassment in Hollywood. This past week, the agency took the bold step of filing suit against the various studios behind CBS' Criminal Minds as well as the executive producers of the series, which had its final episode in February.
The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court discusses alleged sexual touching by Gregory St. Johns, who acted as a director of photography on the show. He's been the subject of court action already, but what makes this particular legal action so extraordinary is that California authorities have decided to go after The Walt Disney Company, ABC Signature Studios, CBS Studios and various individuals for what happened.
"With the aid of defendants, St. Johns created an unchecked intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment on the set of Criminal Minds," states the complaint. "Protected by the executive production team — including showrunner Erica Messer, executive producer Harry Bring, executive producer John Breen Frazier, director Glenn Kershaw, and unit production manager Stacey Beneville — St. Johns continued his unlawful conduct for years. Defendants’ executive team not only had actual and constructive knowledge of St. Johns’ abusive conduct, they condoned it. No necessary steps to prevent sex-based harassment and discrimination were taken over the years, nor were appropriate corrective actions. Instead, the executives fired anyone who resisted or who tacitly evaded St. Johns’ advances or abuse."
A Florida teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes involving students begged a judge for castration instead of prison time
'People continue to turn a blind eye': behind a shocking film about music industry abuse
NFL player sues United Airlines, alleges woman sexually assaulted him on flight
An NFL player said he was sexually harassed and assaulted by a female passenger on a United Airlines flight and accused two flight attendants of failing to properly respond to his complaints.
The incident happened during a late-night plane ride in February from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The unnamed athlete, who filed the suit with another unidentified man, alleges that the woman made "unwanted advances" toward him and inappropriately touched him during the flight.
Producer Adam Donaghey Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault on a Minor
Adam Donaghey was arrested in late April on suspicion of sexual assault of a minor, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The female victim was 16 years old at the time, said Tamika A. Dameron, spokeswoman for the Dallas Police Department. No other information about the case was available.
Transgender woman groped and taunted by police as queer community ‘damned’ by gender-based lockdown rules
White cops charged after video surfaces of them beating black trans woman’s head against concrete
Police searching for Brooklyn man who groped 7 women in 3 hours
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for a serial groper responsible for several incidents on Friday.
Police say the male suspect approached several women in a three-and-a-half-hour period between 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Bedford Stuyvesant.
All of the victims were approached while they were walking on the street, authorities say.
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Man Charged with Killing Teen Who Chased His Son Through Ashburn: Prosecutors
Suspect In Saturday Shooting Arrested; Money At Root Of Dispute
Louisiana police officer faces rape charge after being accused of coercing sex during speeding stop
Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Naperville Motel Room
Married couple, 85 and 86, shot dead at Delaware veterans cemetery
Bumping into each other outside Brooklyn housing project leads to beatdown
Missouri man poses as teenage girl on social media to solicit sex photos from kids: Police
Baltimore turns to aerial surveillance as homicides continue
Starting Friday, the roughly 600,000 people living in Baltimore will be constantly recorded whenever they step out under the open sky.
Marvin L. Cheatham Sr., for one, knows he could be watched as he goes to a doctor’s appointment or visits friends. He’ll be spied upon in his back yard, and as he steps into his car, and when he drives around the city, his entire trip will be recorded, too.
All his movements will be captured, and he’s OK with this — even though police will have no search warrant, and the overwhelming majority of Baltimore’s citizens will have committed no crimes — because the city is so besieged by violence.
“I am so upset and angry about all these people that have died, I’m willing to give up some of my rights, as bad as that sounds, and I’m a staunch civil rights person,” said Cheatham, who led his local NAACP chapter in the 1990s. “I had 19 homicides two years ago in my neighborhood.”
Georgia family demands justice for black jogger who was shot dead in broad daylight after being chased down by two white men who thought he was a burglar before one pulled the trigger
3 men sue Montana Council of Boy Scouts, claim sexual abuse
Aberdeen man admits sexually abusing young girl more than 16 years ago
Sexual harassment including indecent exposure has got worse since lockdown, say women
LGBTQ People Must Condemn Violence Against Asian-Americans
Being an immigrant born in South Korea is always a factor in who I am and how I am treated in America. However, the xenophobia I am experiencing related to the COVID-19 pandemic is heartbreaking. In the past month alone, a mother yanked her child away from me while saying disgustedly, “Those people,” and a man turned his entire body away from me in an airport.
The disgust, anger, and fear that people are directing toward Asian-Pacific Islander folks in the United States is palpable.
The violence against API folks is drastically increasing as a result of xenophobia and fear due to COVID-19. In Midland, Texas, a man stabbed three members of an Asian-American family — including a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old — because of their race. The FBI has since ruled this attack as a hate crime, and ABC News reports the agency’s analysis of crimes against API individuals is expected to surge in the coming weeks.
A New Law Will End Gender Recognition. Now Trans People Are Speaking Out.
A trans woman was stabbed 20 times and had her eye gouged out to ‘send a message’ to Colombia’s LGBT+ community
Cop under investigation after allegedly telling a man he’d get him a police job in exchange for gay sex
Lesbian couple’s house vandalized with hate speech & obscene drawings
LGBTQ Military Service Members At Higher Risk Of Sexual Harassment, Assault, Stalking
Televangelist Pat Robertson says God will only cure coronavirus if people ‘confess and forsake’ gay weddings