sexual harassment

More than 200 US diplomats, civil servants and servicewomen say they’ve been harassed at work

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Just days after revelations of sexual harassment within the ranks of the US Congress, American women working in national security are speaking out, too. An open letter titled #metoonatsec accuses their industry of systemic discrimination and harassment. The letter was signed by 223 women, including 60 current and former ambassadors. The signatories are also current Read More

US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees

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As sexual harassment and assault allegations spread across the US, one congresswoman is pointing the finger at America’s elected representatives. Representative Jackie Speier, a democrat from California, testified in front of a Senate committee on Nov. 14 that at least two current congressmen have harassed women. Speier also said that over $15 million had been Read More

Maybe Arianna Huffington wasn’t the right person to police Uber’s sexual harassment

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In 2017, Arianna Huffington became the public face of reform at Uber. It was Huffington, an Uber board member since April 2016, who spoke to employees at the company’s first all-hands meeting after former engineer Susan Fowler came forward with allegations of sexual harassment in February. Huffington decried the culture of “brilliant jerks,” promised the Read More

Larry David is the latest celebrity to apologize—for his bad jokes

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Comedian Larry David last night, Nov. 11, offered a tacit apology for jokes made during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last week, in which he made light of concentration camps. David, who is Jewish, admitted his jokes lacked taste during an SNL skit in which he played US senator Bernie Sanders. The Read More

Everything you need to know about the accusations against Louis C.K.

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Louis C.K is the latest high-profile entertainment figure to be publicly accused of sexual misconduct. Two women have gone on the record and alleged that he masturbated in front of them without their consent, the New York Times reported (paywall). A third woman said that the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of Read More

London police investigated a rape claim against Uber investor Shervin Pishevar

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In a bombshell story, Forbes today reported it obtained the sealed police report of a rape claim against Shervin Pishevar, the prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who was an early Uber investor and backed former Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick in his fights with the company’s board. Pishevar wasn’t charged. According to Forbes, a Read More