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Jon Stewart 'stunned' by Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct

Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct Jon Stewart made awkward jokes a year ago when pressed about rumors that his friend and fellow comedian Louis C.K.’s acted inappropriately toward women. Stewart no longer think it’s funny. In fact, he says he’s “stunned.” The former “Daily Show” host said Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show that inappropriate behavior is “endemic” in the comedy community and that it is an especially harsh environment for women. He cops to the mistake of turning a blind eye to the rumors. “You always find yourself back ...

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CNN will host a town hall discussion on sexual harassment in America

What we’ve learned from the Harvey Weinstein scandal CNN will host a town hall event moderated by CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota on Thursday, November 9. The discussion will include Gretchen Carlson, former Fox News anchor who made headlines last year suing former Fox News chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, and Anita Hill, activist and professor whose 1991 testimony at the Clarence Thomas hearings raised awareness of “sexual harassment” as an issue. Related: How Anita Hill forever changed the way we talk about sexual harassment In the month since allegations ...

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Sexual harassment claims are 'no witch hunt', says Harman

Labour MP Harriet Harman has told BBC News that the string of allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against MPs is not a witch hunt. She said: “There are a lot of men saying this has been blown out of all proportion, it’s a witch hunt. No, it’s not a witch hunt, it’s long overdue.” Her comments follow Friday’s suspensions of Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke and Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigned earlier this week. On Saturday morning, Sir Roger Gale, Conservative MP for North Thanet, ...

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Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins denies sexual harassment claim

Suspended Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has said he “absolutely and categorically” denies claims of sexual harassment. Labour activist Ava Etemadzadeh earlier told the BBC she had been left feeling “powerless” after the MP was promoted the year after her complaint. She said he had sent her inappropriate text messages and made inappropriate physical contact while hugging her. Meanwhile, Labour MP Clive Lewis has denied groping a woman at the party’s annual conference this year. A Labour statement said the party was investigating a formal complaint made against Mr Lewis. However, ...

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Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault. The Sun newspaper said a man, aged 23 at the time, made a complaint on Tuesday about the alleged incident in the London borough of Lambeth. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault on a man from 2008. They would not confirm the allegation was made against House of Cards actor and double Oscar winner Spacey. Spacey said on Thursday that he is seeking treatment after facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a ...

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Five women accuse journalist and 'Game Change' co-author Mark Halperin of sexual harassment

Veteran journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed women while he was in a powerful position at ABC News, according to five women who shared their previously undisclosed accounts with CNN and others who did not experience the alleged harassment personally, but were aware of it. “During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me,” Halperin said in a statement to CNN Wednesday night. “I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am ...

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Harvey Weinstein faces losing CBE amid sexual assault allegations

Harvey Weinstein could be stripped of his CBE following allegations of sexual assault made against the Hollywood producer, the BBC understands. The removal of the honour is believed to be being “actively considered” by the government’s Honours Forfeiture Committee for the first time. He was awarded an honorary CBE for outstanding contribution to the British film industry in 2004. Bafta has already suspended Weinstein’s membership. A Cabinet Office spokesman said forfeiture action “is confidential” and he could not comment on whether a specific case was being considered by the committee. ...

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Bill O'Reilly 'mad at God' over sexual misconduct allegations

Bill O’Reilly on sexual misconduct: It’s all crap Bill O’Reilly has repeatedly blamed reports of sexual misconduct on a politically motivated media. On Monday, he admitted that he also blames a higher power. “You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” O’Reilly said on the latest episode of his web series, “No Spin News.” “I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.” He then said that he derives perspective from the ...

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Nickelodeon fires 'Loud House' creator over sexual harassment allegations

Women go public with Weinstein allegations Nickelodeon has fired the creator of its animated show “The Loud House” after he was accused of sexual harassment. “Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon,” a network spokesperson said in a statement late Thursday. “We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment that is free of harassment or other kinds of inappropriate conduct.” Chris Savino, creator of “The Loud House,” was initially suspended after multiple women came forward with allegations of ...

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Call Of Duty: WW2 Edited In Australia Over Implied Sexual Assault Scene

Call of Duty: World War II has been modified in Australia over a scene that implies sexual assault. According to Australia’s Classification Board, the original version of the game featured “a reference to sexual violence that is justified by context,” though it was not shown and the game did not encourage it, Kotaku reported. The scene has been modified, though right now it’s unclear if this change is for Australia only. Spoilers about the scene follow below. “In one section of the game, the player controls Rosseau, a female spy, ...

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