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Washington Redskins: NFL crew ‘eager’ by cheerleader allegations

Washington Redskins: NFL crew ‘eager’ by cheerleader allegations

The Washington Redskins play their home games at FedExField in MarylandThe Washington Redskins are “very concerned” by allegations some of their cheerleaders were required to pose topless in front of male sponsors and be “personal escorts” at a nightclub. The New York Times reports the incidents occurred during a calendar photo shoot in Costa Rica…

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NY police, prosecutors below investigation for handling of Weinstein allegations

NY police, prosecutors below investigation for handling of Weinstein allegations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has formally directed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the way the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office handled sexual assault allegations against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. Interested in Harvey Weinstein? Add Harvey Weinstein as an interest to stay up to date on…

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Pastor at church attended by 25,000 steps down amid misconduct allegations

Pastor at church attended by 25,000 steps down amid misconduct allegations

A pastor at an Illinois church that serves more than 25,000 worshipers at eight locations stepped down more than six months ahead of his scheduled retirement amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with parishioners. Mark Black/Daily Herald via AP Willow Creek Community Church Senior Pastor Bill Hybels stands before his congregation, April 10, 2018, in South…

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Congressman resigns after sexual harassment allegations

Congressman resigns after sexual harassment allegations

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican who faced pressure to resign after sexual harassment allegations – but said he would retire at the end of his current term instead – unexpectedly announced Friday he would step down effective immediately. “While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in…

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Georgia officer fired amid nearly year-outdated rape allegations

A Georgia police officer accused of raping a woman has been fired. Thirty-three-year-old Bobby Ransom was fired from the Fulton County Police Department on Feb. 15, nearly a year the attack was reported. WSB-TV cites a police report that says Ransom forced his way into a woman’s apartment in Alpharetta and then raped her. Fulton…

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Congress turns up heat on Fb after allegations of info harvesting

Congress turns up heat on Fb after allegations of info harvesting

Congress is ratcheting up political pressure on Facebook after reports that a political data analytics firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign received personal data and information from up to 50 million profiles on the popular social networking site. Lawmakers involved in congressional investigations into Russian election interference have renewed interest in the platform,…

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High coach suspended by US Settle Skating two decades after abuse allegations

High coach suspended by US Settle Skating two decades after abuse allegations

The U.S. Center for SafeSport, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s misconduct watchdog, and U.S. Figure Skating, the sport’s national governing body, have suspended renowned figure skating coach Richard Callaghan, pending a new investigation of earlier allegations, nearly two decades after several male skaters made allegations of sexual misconduct against him. His name was added to U.S.…

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Netanyahu defiant amid bribery allegations

Netanyahu defiant amid bribery allegations

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu is reported to have met investigators several times Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back after police said he should be charged over alleged bribery cases. Speaking on Israeli television, he branded the allegations “baseless” and pledged to continue as leader. Mr Netanyahu said he was…

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White Home speechwriter resigns after domestic abuse allegations

White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigned Friday following domestic abuse allegations, a senior White House official told ABC News. The news was first reported by the Washington Post. Sorensen’s resignation came on the heels of separate domestic abuse allegations against former White House staff Secretary Rob Porter from two of his ex-wives. Porter denies the…

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Swimming governing physique faulted following abuse allegations

Swimming governing physique faulted following abuse allegations

Another national sports governing body is facing scrutiny over how it dealt with sexual misconduct allegations after a U.S. champion swimmer said a team coach sexually abused her when she was 16. Ariana Kukors, now 28, also told authorities that former assistant swim coach Sean Hutchison took thousands of sexually explicit photographs of her when…

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