NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved for January 29 its order on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar after she levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved the order after listening to arguments from Akbar's lawyer, who said a prima facie case was made out against Ramani. Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media when he was in Nigeria as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India. Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct
The proposal is fueled in part by a 2017 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation that found Minnesota teachers accused of engaging in sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with students have not been reported to law enforcement. A review of public records and interviews with law enforcement revealed the Minnesota Board of Teaching failed to report at least 17 teachers accused of those allegations dating back to the 1980s. The documents listed include disciplinary action against teachers and administrators by the boards for a variety of reasons.
New Delhi, Jan 22: Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday reserved its order on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani, against whom former union minister MJ Akbar has filed a defamation case for levelling sexual harassment charges against him, as an accused. The order will be passed on January 29th. Akbar had sued Ramani, seeking her prosecution under Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC for defamation. On October 17 last year, Akbar had stepped down as Minister of State for External Affairs following a flurry of allegations made against him several women, who accused him of sexual misconduct during his stint as the editor of The Asian Age. Priya Ramani was one of the first to come forward about
The United Nations, the largest human rights organization in the world, has a #MeToo movement, with at least one-third of its staff and contractors claiming to have been subjected to sexual harassment. According to a newly released online survey conducted by auditing and consulting firm Deloitte, sexual references and offensive remarks about physical appearances were the offenses most frequently cited by both men and women who responded to the survey. Around 40 percent of women and 20 percent of men reported harassment, with 14.2 percent saying they were subjected to sexual stories or offensive jokes, and10 percent claiming to have been touched in a manner that made them feel uncomfortable. Although more than 30,000 people from the UN and its agencies participated in the survey, the figure only represents 17 percent of those eligible – that in itself a cause for concern for secretary-general Antonio Guterres.
A Tucson police officer accused of committing sexual misconduct with a woman he was investigating was arrested Sunday evening. The Tucson Police Department's Office of Professional Standards Unit was told on Thursday that Officer Richard Daniel committed "unlawful sexual conduct" with the woman on Jan. 13. Daniel, a three-year veteran with the department, was arrested after detectives were able to establish probable cause, police say. Pete Dugan, a spokesman with the Tucson Police Department, said Daniel was booked into Pima County Jail with one count of unlawful sexual conduct as a peace officer and one count of tampering with physical evidence with additional charges pending as the investigation
Singer Erykah Badu and rapper Da Brat expressed support for singer R. Kelly amid a litany of sexual misconduct allegations (including accusations of having sexual relationships with minors) against him. Badu, 47, told her Chicago audience on Saturday that she was "puttin' up a prayer right now" for Kelly, who was the subject of Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly," which resurfaced a slew of sexual abuse allegations against the "Ignition" singer. She added that she hopes Kelly "sees the light of day and comes forward" and that he "deserves unconditional love." Badu's audience wasn't on board with her stance, with many booing her and some even leaving, according to video provided by TMZ, but
John Coughlin, the two-time U.S. pairs figure skating champion who took his life Friday, was facing three reports of sexual misconduct against him, two of them involving minors, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to talk publicly about the matter. The reports were filed with the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The first report, which did not come from a minor, led to SafeSport's decision on Dec. 17 to restrict Coughlin's eligibility to participate in his sport pending final resolution of the matter. The other two reports, both of which involved minors at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct, came to SafeSport within the past few weeks and resulted in its decision to elevate Coughlin's disciplinary record to an interim suspension Thursday night.
London — Bullying and elitism within global aid charity Oxfam have created "toxic" work environments and enabled sexual harassment by staff, an independent commission has found. Many workers said they had faced entrenched elitism, sexism and racism, while problem staff members were often not held accountable for their actions, found the interim report released this week. "There is still a lot to do in terms of building trust within the organisation," Shannon Mouillesseaux, one of the commissioners, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Oxfam said it was making changes to clamp down on misconduct and would act on the report's recommendations. "It is painfully clear that Oxfam is not immune from
The former CEO of CBS, Les Moonves, is challenging the company's decision to deny him a $120 million severance in the wake of a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him. Moonves notified CBS of his "election to demand binding arbitration" regarding the denial of his severance on Wednesday, according to an SEC filing. The next step is for CBS and Moonves to agree on an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association, according to The Wall Street Journal. The CBS board of directors denied Moonves' severance in December after concluding that he violated company policies and his employment contract, and failed to fully cooperate with the investigation into the misconduct claims. "We
OTTAWA -- Canada's top general is promising better support for victims of military sexual misconduct, but says he will not get rid of a regulation that Canada's auditor general has warned discourages some victims from coming forward. The "duty to report" regulation compels service members to report any type of inappropriate or criminal behaviour -- whether sexual or not -- to higher authorities, which begins a formal complaint process. Military police have previously cited this requirement as having helped increase the number of reported cases of sexual misconduct brought to their attention, particularly from bystanders or other third parties. However, auditor general Michael Ferguson reported in November that the requirement had contributed to underreporting of sexual misconduct among victims who did not want to trigger formal complaints.
Snap is facing a fresh round of executive drama after reports have surfaced that two more executives are leaving the company under less than desirable circumstances. The company's head of security, Francis Racioppi, and head of human resources, Jason Halbert, were pushed out after an investigation into Racioppi's "inappropriate relationship" with an outside contractor, The Wall Street Journal reported. SEE ALSO: Snap's new problem: disappearing executives Racioppi was reportedly fired last year in a previously undisclosed incident after the company discovered he had ended the contract of a woman he had hired following a personal relationship with her. Halbert, who was Snap's head of HR, wasn't
Maeve Sheridan often thinks about how fellow students might have changed the course of the night she was sexually assaulted as a freshman in Chicago. After an evening of drinking, could a friend have talked her out of going to another student's dorm room? Would she have waited three weeks to report the assault if others hadn't told her she was to blame for it? “It's never just two people in a room,” said Sheridan, now a senior at the University of Minnesota. “There are ways to step in before and after.” Enlisting bystanders to take action is central to President Eric Kaler's initiative to prevent sexual misconduct on campus — a top priority in his final year on the job. The effort, which costs
MADRID – A 16-year-old female from Malone and a 14-year-old from Chase Mills were charged this week with one count each of misdemeanor sexual misconduct in an incident in Madrid first reported to state police Sept. 26, 2018. The female was issued an appearance ticket on Thursday, and the male on Friday.
Comedian Louis C.K. at a show on Wednesday night joked about his past sexual misconduct, the Daily Beast reported. C.K., according to the Daily Beast, began his show by saying, "I like to jerk off, and I don't like being alone," The comedian admitted last year that accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by five women were true. Several women accused C.K. of having masturbated in front of them without their consent. C.K. returned to the comedy scene after a months-long hiatus. So far, reports have not emerged about him directly addressing the sexual misconduct allegations publicly. “You've read the worst possible things you could read about a person, about me, and you're here,"