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    Three Black former D.C. police cadets are filing suit against the department accusing a sergeant under scrutiny of retaliating against them for participating in an internal investigation. The lawsuit comes days after a massive class-action lawsuit against the department alleged racial and gender discrimination in its practices. The cadets allege mistreatment and a chilling effect that essentially pushed them out...
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The longtime president of the Des Moines police officers’ union sexually harassed women inside and outside the department but was allowed to retire without discipline or criminal charges, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Four female employees of the Des Moines Police Department allege in the lawsuit that they were sent unsolicited explicit photos by...
    (CNN Business)Activision Blizzard will pay $18 million to settle a lawsuit by a US government agency alleging harassment and discrimination, the firm said Monday.The gaming company, which owns hugely popular titles such as "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" and "Candy Crush," announced it had reached a settlement agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in response to a...
    PAULA Jones is an American civil servant and a former Arkansas state employee. Jones sued US president Bill Clinton for sexual harassment in 1994. Jones sued US president Bill Clinton for sexual harassment in 1994 Who is Paula Jones? Paula Corbin Jones was born September 16, 1966 in Lonoke, Arkansas. She is an American civil servant who sued US president...
    ABC News President Kim Godwin reportedly infuriated her bosses at parent company Disney by calling for an independent probe into the groping allegations against a former Good Morning America producer. Godwin's call last week for a third-party probe into the claims against the former senior executive producer, Michael Corn, which he denies, angered Disney General Entertainment Content Chairman Peter Rice, according to...
    A white woman was fired from a North Carolina Hampton Inn after her employers refused to punish a black employee who allegedly hurled racial slurs at her and her co-workers for more than a year, a lawsuit claims.   The lawsuit, filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of at least three white employees, said the black co-worker...
    Actress Briana Thomas is suing Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios, the producers of long-running soap ‘The Young and the Restless,’ alleging harassment on the set from its showrunner, Anthony "Tony" Morina. Thomas appeared on the show in a background role as a barista in 2018 and 2019. Legal papers filed Thursday in LA Superior Court (read here) claim in...
    BRIANA Thomas is suing The Young and The Restless showrunner Anthony "Tony" Morina for sexual harassment. The actress filed a lawsuit earlier this week against CBS Studios and Sony Pictures Television in Los Angeles Superior Court. 3Tony Morina, pictured, allegedly sexually harassed ThomasCredit: Getty 3Briana Thomas filed a lawsuit earlier this weekCredit: Getty Morina, the executive producer of the daytime...
    New York (CNN Business)A trio of Black former Kraft Heinz (KHC) factory workers are suing the company for $30 million over what they claim was routine racist harassment from former co-workers and supervisors.The plaintiffs claim their former coworkers left notes in their lockers calling them the N-word and once threatened to kill them if they didn't quit their jobs.Attorneys working...
    (CNN Business)Pressure on Activision Blizzard is mounting as more than 2,000 current and former employees signed a petition slamming what they see as the video game company's "abhorrent and insulting" response to a California lawsuit.The petition, which was circulated Monday and seen by CNN Business, criticized the company's statements following a lawsuit filed last week by California's Department of Fair...
    New York (CNN Business)California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay."DFEH alleges that women were subjected to constant sexual harassment, including groping, comments, and advances," the state agency said in a press...
    Nicki minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty were accused of harassment and intimidation by the same woman whom the music executive attempted to rape at knife point in 1994, announced the newspaper El País. The victim denounced the couple that they have been harassing and intimidating her and her family into publicly retracting her testimony. The 43-year-old Jennifer Hough...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former minor league batboy has filed a lawsuit accusing longtime major league shortstop Omar Vizquel of sexual harassment during Vizquel’s tenure as manager of the Birmingham Barons, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The 25-year-old man filed suit in U.S. District Court in Alabama on Friday accusing the 11-time Gold Glove winner of exposing...
    Who is Mike Richards is a question on many 'Jeopardy!' fans' minds, after news broke on Thursday that he is in 'deep negotiations' to become the new game show host, seemingly beating out former contestant Ken Jennings and fan-favorite LeVar Burton for the role. Richards, 46, has served as the show's executive producer for since 2020, and was among the...
    (CNN Business)Activision Blizzard is raking in the cash even as the fallout over a harassment and discrimination lawsuit threatens its enormous business.The gaming company behind hugely popular titles such as "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" and "Candy Crush" reported revenues of around $2.3 billion for the quarter that ended June 30, a 19% jump from the same period last...
    Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack is stepping down from his position following accusations he enabled sexual misconduct in the workplace, the company announced in a statement Tuesday. The state of California filed a lawsuit in July accusing Blizzard of fostering a “frat bro” culture filled with rape jokes, sexual harassment and groping, with one female employee committing suicide as a...
    Judge Andrew Napolitano is out at Fox News over the allegation he sexually harassed a male staffer. “John Fawcett, who works on the Kudlow show hosted by Larry Kudlow on Fox Business Network, is suing the network claiming he was sexually harassed by Napolitano,” reports the Daily Mail. Fawcett, who’s 27, claims Napolitano “stroked his arm and made suggestive comments...
    A top executive at Activision Blizzard is leaving the company nearly two weeks after the video game maker was hit with an explosive sexual harassment lawsuit from regulators in California. J. Allen Brack, president of the company's Blizzard division, announced his resignation to staff members on Tuesday. The company said Brack is leaving "to pursue new opportunities." Mike Ybarra and Jen...
    By MICHELLE CHAPMAN | The Associated Press The president of Activision’s Blizzard Entertainment is stepping down weeks after the maker of video games like “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over their work environment. The state sued Activision Blizzard Inc. last month...
    In this article ATVIAn employee holds a sign during a walkout at Activision Blizzard offices in Irvine, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesBlizzard President J. Allen Brack is leaving the company, Activision Blizzard announced Tuesday. The move comes after a July lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and...
    In this article ATVIAn employee holds a sign during a walkout at Activision Blizzard offices in Irvine, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesActivision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is leaving the company, Activision Blizzard announced on Tuesday. The move comes after a July lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair...
    Andrew Napolitano is out as a contributor at Fox News as he faces allegations of sexual harassment contained in a lawsuit against Fox News filed Monday. Napolitano, formerly a top legal analyst at the network, "sexually harassed numerous young male employees during his tenure at Fox News," according a lawsuit filed by Fox Business production assistant John Fawcett. Fawcett, 27, alleges that during a...
    NEW YORK (AP) — An associate producer on Monday filed a lawsuit against Fox News Network, saying he was discriminated against because of his gender and subjected to unwelcome attention from an on-air personality. John Fawcett, who works on the “Kudlow” show hosted by Larry Kudlow on Fox Business Channel, claims in his lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in...
    In this article ATVIRobert 'Bobby' Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision BlizzardDavid Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesActivision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick recently outlined a plan to change company culture following a lawsuit alleging discrimination and sexual harassment against women. In a letter to employees published Tuesday evening, and ahead of an employee walkout scheduled for Wednesday, Kotick apologized...
    Outrage is growing among employees and customers of video game maker Activision Blizzard, with both groups calling for company officials to fix the "frat boy" work culture that allegedly drove one woman to commit suicide, according to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed last week by California regulators.  More than 2,000 current and former employees, according to the latest tally, signed an...
                        A federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by former State Representative Donald Shooter claiming that his expulsion from the legislature due to sexual harassment allegations was conspired. Circuit Court Judge Daniel Collins issued the ruling last Thursday in the case, Donald Shooter v. State of Arizona, et al. Shooter...
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay."DFEH alleges that women were subjected to constant sexual harassment, including groping, comments, and advances," the state agency said in a...
    By Romy Varghese | Bloomberg California Treasurer Fiona Ma is facing a lawsuit from a former executive director who is accusing her of sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. Judith Blackwell, who at one point oversaw two key housing finance agencies, said the treasurer exposed her naked rear end to her many times and gave her gifts such as edible...
    SACRAMENTO -- A former state official is suing California State Treasurer Fiona Ma for sexual harassment.Judith Blackwell was the Executive Director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.RELATED: Ceremony for California Treasurer Fiona Ma becomes 'swearing' inMa swore in Blackwell in 2019.Blackwell's attorney claims she was fired in January after resisting unwanted sexual advances from Ma.Ma's spokesperson Bill Ainsworth released...
    A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox News host Britt McHenry against the company and one of her co-hosts was voluntarily dismissed by the parties involved this week.  The suit, filed in late 2019, accused George "Tyrus" Murdoch of sexual harassment, according to USA Today, which cited documents filed in New York district court on Monday.  "I am very proud to have...
    Britt McHenry’s lawsuit against Fox News, alleging sexual harassment and retaliation by her one-time Fox Nation co-host Tyrus, has been voluntarily dismissed by her legal team. According to two sources familiar with the matter, McHenry has settled with Fox News—likely with a nondisclosure agreement and undisclosed cash settlement—and will leave the network. “I am very proud to have to stood...
    Britt McHenry has settled her lawsuit against Fox News, in which she alleged she was sexually harassed by former Fox Nation co-host Tyrus and was then frozen out by the network after she complained. McHenry voluntarily dismissed the suit she filed against Fox News in December 2019, which had sought unspecified damages. Two sources familiar with the case told The Daily...
    New York (CNN Business)Britt McHenry's sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News and one of the network's on-air personalities, George "Tyrus" Murdoch, has been voluntarily dismissed by the parties involved. "While FOX News is confident it would have prevailed in the lawsuit, we are pleased that we have been able to resolve this matter without further litigation," Fox News Media said...
    Fox News contributor Britt McHenry has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit with Fox News. McHenry co-hosted a Fox Nation program with Tyrus, but in 2019 he was kicked off the show after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. The Daily Beast reported at the time McHenry said he “sent her unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd,...
    Evan Seyfried, 40, (pictured above) took his own life after he was allegedly harassed, sabotaged, stalked and threatened by his Kroger colleagues The family of a Kroger employee is suing the grocery store chain for wrongful death after they claim he took his own life because he was targeted in a six-month harassment campaign by co-workers that started when he...
    A Bill O'Reilly accuser who reached a $9 million settlement after accusing her Fox News boss of sexual harassment has claimed that he allegedly once told her he was 'going to make her play' even after she denied his advances.  In a lengthy interview with the Daily Beast on Tuesday, Andrea Mackris broke her years-long silence to speak for the...
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    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona backs biological men who say they are “transgender women” to compete against biological women in sports despite evidence that men have a physiological advantage.  Cardona spoke with ESPN about the issue, which has caused 33 states as of April 2021 to craft legislation to protect women from unfair competition based on the federal statute...
    The Justice Department settled a Fair Housing Act lawsuit that alleged a California landlord had sexually harassed female tenants for nearly two years. The consent order entered by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California said the landlord, Larry Nelson, was accused of making unwelcome sexual advances and explicit comments to female tenants, touching women without their...
    A La Puente councilwoman has filed a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of the San Gabriel Valley community failed to properly respond to her claims of sexual harassment by the city manager and instead joined a campaign to retaliate against her. The suit, filed this month by Violeta Lewis in Los Angeles County Superior Court, names the city of La...