Sex in society

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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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Sierra Leone's president has declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence, saying perpetrators are getting younger and their acts more violent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 08, 2019 - 8:48 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president has declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence, saying perpetrators are getting younger and their acts more violent. In a keynote address on Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio said hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assault...
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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 Oct. 24, 2018 file photo, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announces a new Clergy Abuse Hotline his office is launching as he addressed a press conference at his office in Richmond, Va. Herring admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. In a statement issued Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, Herring said he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 6:24 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Democratic politicians are now waiting on the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus to respond to the latest developments threatening to bring...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Ana Maria Archila of New York, N.Y., becomes emotional as protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tell their personal stories of sexual assault outside offices of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Archila will be the guest of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for the State of the Union. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 04, 2019 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest for the State of the Union address is a woman who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake on live television to protest his support for Brett Kavanaugh. Ana Maria Archila, who lives in the star freshman Democrat's New York District, said she will wear...
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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 - 10:12 am
PARIS (AP) — Six French women stood trial Monday in a defamation lawsuit brought by a former lawmaker they accused of sexual misconduct 1½ years before the #MeToo movement. Four journalists who published allegations from the women and eight others in May 2016 also are defendants in the case filed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011, file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, a renowned Swiss conductor, returned to the stage Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape - and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 03, 2019 - 6:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — A renowned Swiss conductor returned to a major world stage Sunday for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape — and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience. Charles Dutoit, 82, denies wrongdoing, and has faced no...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017 file photo, French secretary of state for women's rights Marlene Schiappa delivers a speech in Chassieu, near Lyon, central France. Twelve women, journalists and witnesses go on trial Monday Feb. 4, 2019, for alleged defamation of prominent French lawmaker Denis Baupin after their accusations of sexual misconduct forced his resignation, although Baupin denied any misconduct, and Marlene Schiappa has said she would not specifically comment on the case because it's up to justice to decide. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
February 03, 2019 - 12:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — 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. Nearly 1½ years before allegations against...
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