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3 More Women Accuse Director Paul Haggis Of Sexual Harassment And Rape

3 More Women Accuse Director Paul Haggis Of Sexual Harassment And RapeA total of four women have accused screenwriter and director Paul Haggis of some form of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault and rape.



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Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciary

Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciaryU.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles sexual harassment, following the recent resignation of a U.S. appeals court judge amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments. In his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary, Roberts said the judicial branch of government was not immune to incidents of sexual harassment and addressing it would be a new challenge in the coming year. Allegations of systematic sexual harassment and assault that surfaced against movie producer Harvey Weinstein earlier this year galvanized women to speak out about instances of sexual harassment in the media, government and workplaces across the country.



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Berlin to host New Year's Eve 'safe zone' for women as authorities crack down on harassment

Berlin to host New Year's Eve 'safe zone' for women as authorities crack down on harassmentNew Year’s Eve celebrations in central Berlin will include a women’s safe zone for the first time, in the hope of preventing a repeat of mob attacks on female revellers during festivities in Cologne two years ago. Up to a million guests are expected to attend the open-air event taking place around Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, featuring fireworks and pop acts such as Rednex and Whigfield this year. The women’s safety area is being established at the request of Berlin police. The tent will be set up near a plaza adjacent to the landmark tourist attraction, and manned by German Red Cross representatives. "There will be three to four (German Red Cross) helpers who are specially trained and can look after women who feel harassed or threatened," a spokesperson for the celebrations, Anja Marx, told German national broadcaster rbb. A police spokesperson told The Telegraph that patrolling authorities planned to check in regularly with staff at the women’s safety tent and tend to instances of criminal offence. A man holds up a sign reading "No violence against women" as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the cathedral in Cologne Credit: ROBERTO PFEIL/AFP Hundreds of women reported sexual attacks and robberies by men outside the main train station at Cologne’s public New Year’s Eve gathering in 2016, where law enforcement was heavily outnumbered by dense crowds. Suspects were largely of North African and Arab background. The incident happened after Germany had accepted a record influx of more than one million migrants in 2015, mostly people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere. A leaked police report concluded that more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted in various German cities at the 2015/2016 New Year’s celebrations. More than 2,000 men were allegedly involved and around 120 suspects were identified, the bulk of which being foreign nationals who were also new arrivals to Germany. Cologne officials set up a security point for its 2016 carnival street festival following the attacks, and took security measures such as installing additional street lighting. Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, the state where Cologne is located, told German news agency DPA that authorities had “done everything” this year to ensure that the events of 2015/2016 would not occur again. In Berlin, strict safety precautions, including the banning of large bags, rucksacks, glass bottles and alcoholic beverages, will also be enforced. About 500 security personnel will be on the premises, as well as some 1,600 extra police officers deployed throughout the city. 



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Universities face #MeToo movement over sexual harassment

Universities face #MeToo movement over sexual harassmentWASHINGTON (AP) — When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex.



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Inspector Gen.: DOJ has ‘systemic’ issues addressing harassment

Inspector Gen.: DOJ has ‘systemic’ issues addressing harassmentAccording to a report by the Inspector General, top Justice Department officials were among those mishandling sexual harassment complaints. NBC’s Julia Ainsley reports.



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In new harassment case, edgy media firm Vice says it has fired three

In new harassment case, edgy media firm Vice says it has fired threeYouth-oriented news company Vice Media acknowledged Saturday that it had allowed a “detrimental ‘boy’s club’ culture” to flourish and had failed to protect women employees from harassment. A statement from Vice said three employees had been dismissed after “multiple instances of unacceptable behavior” emerged. The New York Times said Saturday that in an in-depth examination of the company’s culture, it had uncovered four settlements against Vice employees for harassment or defamation.



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Here's How Much The House Has Paid In Recent Sexual Harassment Settlements

Here's How Much The House Has Paid In Recent Sexual Harassment SettlementsWASHINGTON ― Lawmakers in the House issued more than $ 100,000 in taxpayer-funded settlements to address sexual harassment claims from 2008 to 2012, according to new data released Tuesday. The Office of Compliance, where lawmakers and staffers file such claims, provided the numbers to the Committee on House Administration, which deals with the chamber’s rules and regulations, amid a recent cascade of sexual misconduct allegations against lawmakers that has forced congressional leaders to re-examine procedures for dealing with such incidents. According to the data, there were at least three settlements related to sexual harassment claims involving unnamed House members’ offices from 2008 to 2012, totaling $ 115,000.



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Tim Kaine Asked For Details On Senate Sexual Harassment Claims. He Was Denied.

Tim Kaine Asked For Details On Senate Sexual Harassment Claims. He Was Denied.WASHINGTON ― The Congressional Office of Compliance on Monday denied a request by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)



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NBC Paid Staffer Severance After Accusing Chris Matthews Of Harassment

NBC Paid Staffer Severance After Accusing Chris Matthews Of HarassmentA former MSNBC employee was given separation compensation after accusing host Chris Matthews of making inappropriate jokes and comments about her in 1999, which according to one report were sexual in nature.



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Amid Sexual Harassment Probe, Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election

Amid Sexual Harassment Probe, Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-ElectionDemocratic Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen said on Saturday he won’t seek re-election in 2018 just one day after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment from two women.



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