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Alec Baldwin Arraigned Following Attempted Assault And Harassment Charges After Allegedly Punching Stranger

Alec Baldwin Arraigned Following Attempted Assault And Harassment Charges After Allegedly Punching StrangerActor Alec Baldwin was arraigned in a New York courtroom on Monday just a few weeks following his arrest for alleged assault, reported E! News. On November 2, Baldwin was arrested after allegedly punching a man over a parking space. The New York Police Department reported that the altercation occurred after a driver pulled into a parking spot in Manhattan that a relative of Baldwin’s was holding for him.



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Saudi dismisses sexual harassment reports as 'baseless'

Saudi dismisses sexual harassment reports as 'baseless'Saudi Arabia dismissed Friday as “baseless” reports that detained activists, including women, faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation. “These recent reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are baseless,” the kingdom said in a statement. The activists, held since May in Dhahban prison on the western Red Sea coast, have faced repeated electrocution and flogging, leaving some of them unable to stand or walk, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, citing three separate testimonies.



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Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claimsFacebook on Friday said it will no longer require employees to resolve sexual harassment claims via arbitration, mirroring a move by Google. “Today, we are publishing our updated Workplace Relationships policy and amending our arbitration agreements to make arbitration a choice rather than a requirement in sexual harassment claims,” Facebook corporate media relations director Anthony Harrison told AFP. Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week.



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Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassmentGoogle on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week. “We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that,” chief executive Sundar Pichai said in a message to employees, a copy of which was shared with AFP. Arbitration of harassment claims will be optional instead of obligatory, according to Pichai, a move that could end anonymous settlements that fail to identify those accused of harassment.



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Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at GoogleGoogle parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened. Word that Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to “moonshots” such as internet service from balloons, was out came with reports that women employees were organizing a walk-out on Thursday to protest lenient handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Alphabet declined to give details about DeVaul’s departure from the company on Tuesday.



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A U.K. Billionaire Stopped the Press From Reporting Allegations of Harassment – Raising Questions of #MeToo in Britain

A U.K. Billionaire Stopped the Press From Reporting Allegations of Harassment – Raising Questions of #MeToo in BritainTopshop owner Sir Philip Green denies the allegations



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Google's Sundar Pichai says 48 employees were fired for sexual harassment

Google's Sundar Pichai says 48 employees were fired for sexual harassmentPichai sent an email to Google employees in response to a New York Times story that was published earlier in the day. The report said the search engine giant protected three senior executives from allegations of sexual misconduct by offering them payouts. The email, which was also signed by Google’s vice president of people operations Eileen Naughton, said that company employees could use internal tools to report cases of inappropriate behaviour anonymously.



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Woman describes prior harassment by man accused of killing Utah student

Woman describes prior harassment by man accused of killing Utah studentAfter University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was shot and killed by a man



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Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamationIndian government minister MJ Akbar filed a defamation suit against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment on Monday, calling her allegations false and malicious. The lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, names journalist Priya Ramani as the sole accused and says that she "intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious" allegations to harm his reputation. Ramani was not immediately reachable for comment. The lawsuit comes amid widespread calls on social media for Akbar's resignation from his post as the minister of state for external affairs. Akbar, 67, a veteran editor who founded several publications, has been accused of a range of inappropriate behaviour by female journalists who previously worked as his subordinates. An Indian policeman takes away a Congress party worker during a protest against India's junior external affairs minister MJAkbar in New Delhi Credit: Manish Swarup/ AP Many journalists have called for Akbar to be sacked and have threatened to boycott events he is attending until he resigns. More than 200 protesters from the youth wing of the opposition Congress party waved placards and chanted slogans outside Akbar's Delhi home on Monday. Some jumped barricades and clashed with police and dozens were detained, a Reuters witness said. Akbar is one of the highest-profile figures so far to face accusations in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Several powerful men from the worlds of media, entertainment and the arts have been snared in sexual harassment and assault allegations, which have led to a string of ousters. In a one-page statement on Sunday, Akbar described allegations against him as "wild and baseless" and questioned if they were politically motivated. "Why has this storm risen a few months before a general election? Is there an agenda? You be the judge," he said in the statement. Shutapa Paul, one of the women who has accused Akbar of sexual misconduct, told Reuters on Sunday that she was dismayed by Akbar's response. "Akbar's brazen shaming of all of us is evidence of his sense of entitlement and power. I feel let down by the powers that be," Paul said. "Truth and justice will prevail."



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Lawmakers Judging Kavanaugh Accuser Still Can’t Fix Their Own Harassment Policy

Lawmakers Judging Kavanaugh Accuser Still Can’t Fix Their Own Harassment PolicyWASHINGTON ― The Senate is rushing to address a sexual assault allegation



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