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Ann Curry ‘not surprised’ by Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct allegations

“Ann Curry spoke up about the allegations of sexual harassment made against Matt Lauer, saying she was “not surprised” by the accusations and noting that the sexual misconduct reckoning at large is “overdue.”” writes Kellen Beck for mashable.com. When asked whether she thought Lauer abused his power, Curry said, “I am not surprised by the allegations,” adding that she would be surprised if someone did not see the pervasive verbal sexual harassment at NBC News.Curry then directed her response back to a discussion about men in power abusing that power. Source:…

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Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Lauer allegations

“Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry says she’s not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there” reports foxbusiness.com. Meanwhile, “Today” announced that Libby Leist is replacing Don Nash as executive producer for the first two hours of “Today.”. Nash has been with “Today” for 30 years and been executive producer of the first two hours since 2012. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Seal Accused of Sexual Battery, Denies Allegations Amid Criminal Investigation

“Seal has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by actress Tracey Birdsall” writes Gil Kaufman for billboard.com. The 54-year-old British “Kiss From a Rose” singer (born Henry Osusegun Adeola Samuel) is under criminal investigation for alleged sexual battery stemming from a reported incident that took place at his home in November 2016.Seal was identified as the suspect, and a spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing but that no additional information was available at press time. Source: billboard.com Share This:

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Burberry, Michael Kors, and Stuart Weitzman Drop Mario Testino After Sexual Assault Claims

“Burberry, Michael Kors, and Stuart Weitzman have vowed not to work with Mario Testino again, following sexual misconduct allegations” writes Harper’s Bazaar Staff for elle.com. In a statement, the brand said: In addition, Michael Kors vowed to stop working with the photographer: “We recently learned of the allegations concerning Mario Testino.Stuart Weitzman’s chief executive officer and brand president, Wendy Kahn, also said that the brand will not work with Testino for the “foreseeable future.”. Testino on future advertising campaigns.”.  Source: elle.com Share This:

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David Cage and Quantic Dream “shocked” by allegations of unhealthy studio culture

“Three separate French reports published this afternoon level serious allegations of unhealthy studio culture at Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Detroit: Become Human” reports eurogamer.net. For their part, Cage and de Fondaumière fiercely deny all allegations, saying they are “very surprised” and “shocked” by the “rantings” of former employees, according to Le Monde’s report. Source: eurogamer.net Share This:

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UK Anti-Doping accuses British Cycling of compromising Jiffy bag investigation

“Contact by British Cycling with some members of staff at British Cycling prior to informing Ukad could have potentially compromised our investigation” writes Oliver Brown for telegraph.co.uk. UK Anti-Doping sent a letter to British Cycling last autumn accusing cycling’s national governing body of “compromising” its investigation into the infamous Jiffy bag sent to Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.”Despite being aware of allegations in relation to the 2011 package, British Cycling were slow to inform Ukad of these,” Sapstead wrote in the letter.This, Sapstead said,…

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Aflac shares sink as firm denies worker exploitation, faulty accounting

“Aflac shares sank in trading on Friday amid multiple reports that it is being sued for allegedly exploiting workers and engaging in fraudulent accounting practices” writes Thomas Barrabi for foxbusiness.com. The insurance firm stands accused of various offenses, such as misleading employees about potential compensation, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, wage theft and doctoring earnings reports.The insurance firm also stands accused of pressuring employees to sell policies to their friends and relatives, as well as using illegal tactics such as policy “bundles” to meet sales goals.The firm recently joined other…

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PLUS: Labour Appoints Rape Crisis To Deal With Sexual Harassment Claims

“Labour has appointed Rape Crisis to deal with allegations of sexual abuse and harassment” writes Kate Forrester for huffingtonpost.com. Labour’s leadership has been under pressure to take action in the wake of a series of serious allegations, including one of rape made by former NEC member Bex Bailey.Labour is also expected to announce details of the next stage of its investigation into MP Kelvin Hopkins on Friday, after he was suspended from the party over allegations of “inappropriate behaviour”. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Female Democrats plan sexual harassment protest for Trump’s State of the Union

“Seven male lawmakers have resigned or said they would not seek reelection since October over allegations of sexual harassment or other misconduct” reports washingtonpost.com. Female Democratic lawmakers are working to keep the spotlight on the issue of sexual harassment by inviting their colleagues to wear black to President Trump’s State of the Union address at the end of the month.Capitol Hill also was inundated late last year with allegations of sexual harassment by lawmakers and senior aides, prompting a debate over how best to hold offenders accountable.How House members guard…

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