The Latest: Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner
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The Latest: Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment in entertainment (all times local): 9 p.m. Warner Bros. is severing ties with Brett Ratner amid multiple sexual harassment claims made against the producer and director. A person familiar with the decision said Wednesday that Ratner’s expired first-look production deal with the studio will not be … Continue reading

The Latest: Cosby lawyers say he and accuser were lovers
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The Latest: Cosby lawyers say he and accuser were lovers

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer says the comedian and his primary accuser were lovers. Cosby is on trial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004. His lawyers said in … Continue reading

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Penn State bans frat where student was fatally injured

Penn State University on Thursday permanently banned a fraternity after a pledge was fatally injured last month and announced additional steps to curb underage drinking throughout the university system. The university revoked its recognition of the school’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi after it said an investigation found “a persistent pattern” of excessive and forced … Continue reading

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal
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2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a 62-year-old former athletic director, and Gary … Continue reading

White House’s Sexual Assault Initiative is hoping to reduce assaults on campuses,  but they tell us:  “It’s On Us.”
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White House’s Sexual Assault Initiative is hoping to reduce assaults on campuses, but they tell us: “It’s On Us.”

by Mahogany Waldon The White House, along with CollegeHumor, an online website that produces videos and articles geared towards college students, have partnered for the “It’s On Us” week of action from Nov. 8-14. The week is designated for college campuses to bring awareness to sexual assault. Initiatives from pledge drives, town hall meetings and … Continue reading

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing case against Bill Cosby
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Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing case against Bill Cosby

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into a model’s accusations that Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion, an official said Thursday. District attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison said Thursday that police detectives presented evidence Wednesday afternoon for a possible criminal case. There’s no timetable for when a decision … Continue reading