• attorney Sep 22, 2019

    Former Charlie Rose Makeup Artist Sues, Alleging Harassment

    The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose’s interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a “toxic work environment” for women. Gina Riggi said in her harassment lawsuit filed Thursday that she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the company where his Manhattan studio was located. She lost her job in 2017 after Rose...

  • CBS Aug 16, 2019

    CBS News' Norah O'Donnell Caught on Hot Mic Talking About Sex Harassment

    “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell was caught on a hot mic during a segment on sexual harassment appearing to say: “Sounds like somebody else here.” The comment was made during a Tuesday night package on Placido Domingo, the opera legend accused by eight singers and a dancer of sexual harassment and abuse of power, detailed in an Associated Press...

  • CBS Jan 7, 2019

    CBS News President Steps Down, Replaced by Veteran Producer

    CBS said Sunday that its news division president, David Rhodes, is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at “60 Minutes” lose their jobs following misconduct reports, and is being replaced by veteran producer Susan Zirinsky. Zirinsky, who started work at CBS in the Washington bureau as a 20-year-old in the...

  • Commissioner Oct 11, 2018

    Study Finds 1 in 3 Executives Changed Behavior After #MeToo

    Although media coverage of the #MeToo movement has typically focused on public figures, the movement has also reshaped how companies handle and work to prevent sexual harassment allegations on a daily basis, with varying degrees of success, according to a recent study. An increase in sexual assault allegations has caused company leadership to reconsider how employer and employee behavior affects...

  • California Aug 6, 2018

    '60 Minutes' Exec Named in Misconduct Article Delays Return

    The executive producer of the CBS news show “60 Minutes” is delaying his return from vacation until an investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the network wraps up. Meanwhile, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told reporters on Sunday that CBS isn’t saying it’s perfect and that there’s room for improvement in any large company. The executives are dealing with fallout...

  • New York May 5, 2018

    3 Women Sue CBS News and Charlie Rose, Alleging Harassment

    Three women who worked with Charlie Rose filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Friday against CBS News and the television journalist. The lawsuit filed in New York state court seeks unspecified damages.

  • assistant May 3, 2018

    More Women Accuse Rose; Some Say They Alerted CBS Managers

    With 27 more women alleging former news anchor Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, a report Thursday calls into question CBS News’ claims that his behavior was a surprise before he was fired last November.

  • The Associated Press Mar 24, 2018

    New Witnesses Detail Sexual Misconduct by Tavis Smiley

    PBS says more witnesses have detailed sexual misconduct allegations against talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired. In papers filed in Washington, D.C., Superior Court in response to a breach-of-contract lawsuit by Smiley, PBS said the witnesses spoke to an independent investigator and corroborated initial accounts that Smiley had established a pattern of sexual relationships...

  • Donald Trump Jan 23, 2018

    The Year of #MeToo: A Scoop, a Tweet, and Then a Reckoning

    It began with a news story, and then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed like everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the Reckoning. Or, more precisely, the year of the beginning of the reckoning. Because at year’s end, the phenomenon of powerful men being knocked off their perches by allegations of sexual misconduct...

  • CBS Jan 17, 2018

    Ann Curry ‘Not Surprised' by Allegations Against Matt Lauer, Says ‘Verbal Harassment' Was Pervasive

    Journalist Ann Curry said she was not surprised by allegations of sexual misconduct against her former “Today” show co-anchor Matt Lauer. A “climate of verbal harassment” existed when she was at the helm of NBC’s morning news show, she said. Curry, appearing on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday in her first televised interview since the seven-time Emmy winner signed off “Today”...

  • Harvey Weinstein Jan 4, 2018

    Janney, Ronan, Gadot Join Golden Globes Black Dress Protest

    Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will be dressed in black at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards as part of a planned anti-harassment protest, and all three voiced their support for a new initiative, Time’s Up, that’s aimed at supporting women who bring complaints.

  • America Jan 3, 2018

    ‘#SavannahHodaTODAY': Hoda Kotb Named Co-Anchor of ‘Today' Show

    Hoda Kotb, co-host of the fourth hour of the “Today” show for about a decade, has been promoted to co-anchor of the show, her colleague Savannah Guthrie announced Tuesday. She fills the spot formerly occupied by Matt Lauer, who was terminated from NBC News in late November after a colleague reported inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. “Hoda, you are...

  • Harvey Weinstein Jan 2, 2018

    Witherspoon, Rhimes Among Founders of Anti-Harassment Group

    Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time’s Up. The initiative was launched Monday with an open letter vowing support for women in the entertainment business and beyond, from janitors to health care workers. Time’s Up will include a legal defense fund and will advocate for legislation...

  • America Dec 18, 2017

    Tavis Smiley Says PBS Made Mistake in Suspending Him as Network Stands by Decision

    Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. PBS almost immediately fired back, saying he “needs to get his story straight.”

  • attorney Dec 15, 2017

    Ex-‘Today' Production Assistant Accuses Matt Lauer of Inappropriate Workplace Relationship in 2000

    A former “Today” show production assistant says she had a brief, consensual relationship with Matt Lauer nearly two decades ago, explaining she felt too intimidated to turn down his advances after reaching out to NBC’s star anchor for career advice. Her account of a secret workplace affair when she was 24 years old and Lauer in his 40s is the...

  • Donald Trump Dec 13, 2017

    Trump Attacks Sen. Gillibrand Amid Accusations of Sexual Misconduct; She Calls It a ‘Sexist Smear'

    President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Tuesday, after she said Trump should resign over recent sexual misconduct allegations. Gillibrand called it a “sexist smear” while Democrats rallied around her. Trump was pushing back against the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisting he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2017

    'Let's Try Round Two': Trump Accusers Share Stories, Call for Congressional Probe

    Three women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct shared their stories with NBC’s Megyn Kelly Monday and spoke of the backlash they faced after coming forward with their claims. “It was heartbreaking last year. We’re private citizens and for us to put ourselves out there to try and show America who this man is and how...

  • Massachusetts Dec 1, 2017

    Playwright Israel Horovitz Faces Harassment Allegations

    Award-winning playwright-screenwriter Israel Horovitz, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has departed from the Gloucester Stage Company.

  • Charlie Rose Nov 30, 2017

    Matt Lauer ‘Embarrassed and Ashamed' After Termination From NBC

    Former “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer said he was “truly sorry” in a statement read on NBC’s morning show Thursday, one day after the network announced his termination citing an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a colleague. His statement was read aloud on “Today” by his former co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, who had the day before announced his termination on...

  • Charlie Rose Nov 30, 2017

    Reckoning Time for Fans of Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of...

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