A popular New York restaurant whose owner is accused of sexual harassment reportedly had a space dubbed the “rape room” upstairs, according to a report in The New York Times. It was in this area that Friedman’s friend Mario Batali, who invested in the restaurant when it opened in 2004, allegedly assaulted one of the women who has accused the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct. For his part, Friedman is accused of groping a number of women who worked for him, and allowing his friends to do so too, a report from the Times stated.
Any hopes that Tuesday’s special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be handled cleanly, free of allegations of voter suppression, went up in smoke not long after voting started in Alabama. Brittany Bevelle, a web designer and illustrator, started tweeting this morning about being marked “inactive” at her local polling location. “Folks who have lived here longer than I've been alive....inactive,” Bevelle wrote on Twitter. Her thread got people’s attention, and has already been retweeted thousands of times.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday that the White House should reconsider the judicial nominations of a horror novelist who has never tried a case and a religious right activist who said that a transgender first grade student is part of “Satan’s plan.” The first nominee, Brett Talley, is a 36-year-old Trump administration official who bounced between political and legal jobs after graduating from law school in 2007. Though he is nominated to a trial judgeship in Alabama, Talley has never tried a case. He has, however, written several Lovecraftian works of fiction with titles like “The Void” and “That Which Should Not Be.” The second nominee, Jeff Mateer, is a senior
Dec.12 -- The NFL Network, ESPN and Bill Simmons’ The Ringer have suspended five on-air commentators and a senior executive after allegations of sexual harassment by a former co-worker. Bloomberg's Jordyn Holman reports on "Bloomberg Markets."
While traveling in Tennessee with her husband a few years back, Megan Orr Burnside saw a scene at a gas station that made her uneasy, to say the least: a mother violently struggling to get her son, who appeared to be about 10, into the car. Not liking the looks of the situation, Megan reported the incident to the police. In a post to Facebook, Megan admitted to completely blaming the mom at first for whatever was going on and detailed just how much she regrets making that call now that a few years have gone by: He was screaming and she was so angry and frustrated. We watched her get him in the car and there was a lot of physical fighting in the car. It looked like she was hitting him as well,
People online are issuing heartfelt pleas for Alabamians to reject GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election. The “Dear Alabama” term began trending on Twitter late Monday as celebrities and activists joined thousands of others in making the case for why the President Donald Trump-endorsed former state judge, who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, should not be elected to office. Instead, they urged voters to side with Democratic candidate Doug Jones.
Dec 13, 2017
Attempts to put your best foot forward are admirable, but your actions might not create the impact you seek. Naturally, you want others to see you shine, but it may be more useful for them to encounte...