Women come out in support of Klein amid forcible kissing claims

It didn’t work for grabby lawmakers John Conyers or Al Franken, but Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein hopes that support from women who know him could protect him from any fallout over an accusation of forcible kissing. A group of 23 women — including business owners, community activists and

Klein accuser spoke up to expose ‘Albany’s worst-kept secret’

A former staffer who accused Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein of sticking his tongue down her throat her said she went public to expose “Albany’s worst-kept secret.” “He tried to use his power over me,” Erica Vladimer said in an NY1 interview Thursday night. Klein has declined her claims that

Olivia Munn pens essay on sexual harassment in Hollywood

Since sharing her own experience with sexual harassment in Hollywood, actress Olivia Munn has become a vocal advocate for change. She opens up to EW about an industry she says has a history of forgiving abusers — and punishing victims. In an interview with the BBC [in the wake

NY Senate won’t probe Jeff Klein over alleged misconduct

The state Senate will not conduct an investigation into allegations Sen. Jeff Klein forcibly shoved his tongue down a young staffer’s throat, because the woman never filed a complaint, Minority Leader John Flanagan announced Thursday. “At this point, this is an allegation in which no formal complaint was ever

Contracts for consensual one night stands? There’s an app for that

One night stands may soon become commitments thanks to an app that creates contracts for consensual sex. LegalFling, a new app from a Dutch blockchain company, claims to be the first app to give users a “legally binding agreement” before getting it on. The app also allows users to “match

Gitmo detainees accuse guards of invasive ‘groin searches’

Guantanamo detainees linked to the 9/11 attacks may have taken a page from the “Me Too” movement, accusing guards of sexual harassment — for conducting invasive “groin searches,” according to a report. “We be under sexual harassment today for search in being here,” alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

The Globes’ dress “blackout’ is causing designer chaos

see also Hollywood is prepared to make a powerful statement tonight with actresses and actors choosing to wear black to the Golden Globes — a sign of solidarity with the women speaking out against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. But while the message is all about sisterhood and unity, that doesn’t

Exec raises more than $140K for Moore accuser whose house burned down

A Silicon Valley executive helped raise over $140,0000 for a Roy Moore accuser whose home was destroyed in a suspected arson attack. Katie Jacobs Stanton set up the GoFundMe on Friday for Tina Johnson, after hearing that her Gadsden home went up in flames last week. “This is really upsetting.

ESPN fires 2 hosts over NFL Network sexual harassment suit

The first two hammers have fallen over a lawsuit brought against many NFL Network personalities and executives containing widespread allegations of sexual harassment. ESPN, the current employer of former NFL Network analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis, fired the two radio hosts Friday after a month-long investigation into their

Man says airline wrongly banned him for touching crew member

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego man banned from Alaska Airlines for touching a flight attendant says he’s a victim of discrimination against men. Mike Timon, angry over his treatment by the airline, called the San Diego Union-Tribune and told the newspaper in a story published last week that

NYPD investigating sex assault claims against Terry Richardson

The NYPD is investigating sexual assault allegations against celebrity photographer Terry Richardson after a number of women came forward with stories of his lurid behavior, law enforcement sources said. Detectives in the Special Victims Unit have reached out Richardson’s alleged victims, the sources said. Another source said that cops were

NYPD investigating sex assault claims against Terry Richardson

The NYPD is investigating sexual assault allegations against celebrity photographer Terry Richardson after a number of women came forward with stories of his lurid behavior, law enforcement sources said. Detectives in the Special Victims Unit have reached out Richardson’s alleged victims, the sources said. Another source said that cops were “looking into

Ballet master Peter Martins resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Peter Martins, longtime head of the New York City Ballet, will retire following allegations of sexual harassment against him, the company said Monday. Chairman Charles W. Scharf praised the 71-year-old Martins, but also said the company “takes seriously the allegations” against him. “Peter has informed the board of the New

Hollywood Producer Brett Ratner Sues Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape

Facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault, Brett Ratner took legal action against one of his accusers on Wednesday. According to Variety, Ratner filed a defamation suit against Melanie Kohler, a woman who claimed on Facebook that the 48-year-old director and producer had raped her in the mid-2000s. Kohler penned

Lupita Nyong’o Says Weinstein Pushed Her To Massage Him: ‘I Panicked’

Two weeks after investigative journalists exposed decades of accusations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has come forward with her own allegations against the disgraced producer. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Nyong’o, 34, said Weinstein invited her to lunch, then to his

Met conductor denies apprentice’s sexual misconduct allegations

Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri has denied sexual misconduct allegations lodged against him by a woman who claims she was harassed as a young apprentice. “Truth and integrity are core values by which I live. The allegations which were made against me in the New York Post article of

Female Vice staffers reveal rampant sexual harassment

Vice lives up to its name. The Brooklyn-based billion-dollar global media company created a pervasive pervy workplace environment where female staff were regularly forced to fend off unwanted advances from superiors, current and former employees told the New York Times in a report published Saturday. More than two dozen women,

Warren Moon: All I did was sleep in same bed with blackmailing accuser

The female assistant who accused Warren Moon of sexual harassment demanded $3 million to keep the allegations from “going public,” the Hall of Fame quarterback claimed Thursday. Moon, during an interview with USA Today, admitted that he shared the same bed as his former assistant for his sports marketing

MLB accused of hiding exec’s misdeeds for years as billions poured in

Three strikes, you’re not out. Bob Bowman, a top executive for Major League Baseball, left his position last month with a slew of bombshell allegations surrounding him, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Bowman, the architect of MLB Advanced Media, has a long history of accusations that MLB allegedly