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Brett Kavanaugh Questioned By Senate About Fourth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Brett Kavanaugh Questioned By Senate About Fourth Sexual Misconduct AllegationSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh answered questions about another



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GOP Sticks With Kavanaugh Despite 'Phony' New Sexual Misconduct Allegation

GOP Sticks With Kavanaugh Despite 'Phony' New Sexual Misconduct AllegationWASHINGTON ― Republicans made it clear they're pressing forward with a vote



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Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forwardPresident Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote set for this later week and a Republican on the closely divided panel said he’s “not comfortable” voting on the nomination without first hearing from the accuser. The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, told The Washington Post in her first interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a Maryland party they attended in the early 1980s, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.



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Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct accuser 'willing to testify before congress', says her lawyer

Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct accuser 'willing to testify before congress', says her lawyerThe woman who has accused Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct is prepared to testify in public before before the senate, her lawyer has said. Appearing on CBS, Debra Katz, a lawyer for Christine Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, was asked if her client would be willing to provide testimony in public before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the body that has been hearing testimony from nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Mr Kavanaugh, whose nomination is on Thursday due to be voted on by the committee and passed to the full senate for confirmation, has denied the allegations levelled at him.



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Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in schoolWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him.



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Leslie Moonves resigns as CBS CEO over sexual misconduct claims

Leslie Moonves resigns as CBS CEO over sexual misconduct claimsUS television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations. Mr Moonves, who orchestrated CBS's revival into a ratings winner, had been one of the most respected executives in Hollywood until he was accused in late July of inappropriate behavior stretching back decades. Two articles published by The New Yorker magazine – on the same day that his departure was announced and on July 27 – detailed allegations from 12 different women against the 68-year-old television titan. Just hours later, CBS announced that Moonves would depart as chairman, president and CEO "effective immediately," and that he and the network would donate $ 20 million to supporting the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace. His interim replacement will be chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello while the board searches for a permanent successor. "The donation, which will be made immediately, has been deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves," CBS said. Leslie Moonves Credit:  Lucy Nicholson/Reuters An investigation being conducted by outside law firms into the allegations against Moonves is ongoing, the network said. "Moonves will not receive any severance benefits at this time (other than certain fully accrued and vested compensation and benefits); any payments to be made in the future will depend upon the results of the independent investigation and subsequent board evaluation," it added. Moonves's departure had been on the cards, with US media reporting in recent days that the terms of his departure had been under negotiation for weeks, and a deal had been expected before markets open Monday. Reports had said his severance payment could range from $ 100 million in stock to $ 180 million stipulated in his contract, or even that he could leave with no bonus, pending the results of the investigation. Journalist Ronan Farrow Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP One of his accusers, Jessica Pallingston, told the Pulitzer-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who broke the allegations against Moonves in The New Yorker, that such a payoff would be "completely disgusting." Farrow's follow-up article on Sunday contained allegations from six more women, who said they Moonves harassed or assaulted them between 1980 and the early 2000s. Farrow, whose reporting about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein helped spark the #MeToo movement, quotes them as saying that Moonves forced them, at times violently, to perform oral sex on him, or that he exposed himself to them. The company also announced that it had ended a lawsuit pitting network heads against the Redstone family, whose members control an 80 percent voting stake in CBS. The Redstones, who had wanted to merge CBS with the Viacom group – which they also control – sued CBS, saying the network had attempted to dilute their voting rights to a 20 percent share. Moonves joined CBS in 1995 from Warner Bros. Television, where his team developed hit shows such as "Friends" and "ER." He was promoted to president and CEO of CBS Television in 1998, and became chairman in 2003. A one-time actor, his wife is the host of "Big Brother" on CBS.



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Les Moonves resigns from CBS amid new allegations of sexual misconduct

Les Moonves resigns from CBS amid new allegations of sexual misconductShares in CBS fell sharply on Monday as the television network faced a future without chairman Les Moonves, who resigned hours after six women made allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The chairman, CEO and president, was already under investigation by the company for similar allegations made by six others. The New Yorker magazine reported the latest accusations, which included Mr Moonves allegedly exposing himself.



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Moonves leaves CBS over sexual misconduct claims

Moonves leaves CBS over sexual misconduct claimsUS television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of powerful CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves, who transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country, was one of the most respected executives in Hollywood until he was first publicly accused. Two articles published by The New Yorker — on July 27 and on the day that his departure was announced — detailed allegations against the 68-year-old television titan from 12 different women.



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As CBS Decides Les Moonves’ Fate, Women Demand ‘No Reward’ For Alleged Misconduct

As CBS Decides Les Moonves’ Fate, Women Demand ‘No Reward’ For Alleged MisconductAs CBS reportedly finalizes Les Moonves' departure as the network's chairman



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Chinese JD.com billionaire Liu Qiangdong arrested in US over sexual misconduct allegation

Chinese <a href=JD.com billionaire Liu Qiangdong arrested in US over sexual misconduct allegation” align=”left” title=”Chinese JD.com billionaire Liu Qiangdong arrested in US over sexual misconduct allegation” border=”0″ >The billionaire founder of one of China’s biggest e-commerce websites has been arrested in the US following allegations of sexual misconduct. Liu Qiangdong, chief executive of JD.com, was arrested on Friday night and released Saturday afternoon pending possible criminal charges, according to Minnesota jail records. Minneapolis police refused to provide details on exactly what the 45-year-old, also known as Richard Liu, had been accused of, saying an investigation into the incident was active.



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