September 3, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - In one of his first acts as Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Bruce Beemer has fired two of his predecessor's most controversial hires. Jonathan Duecker, the former chief of staff to Kathleen Kane, and Patrick Reese, Kane's onetime security chief and driver, were terminated Thursday morning, said Jeff Johnson, the office's spokesman. Johnson would not say why the two were dismissed. But the move wasn't unexpected after Kane's resignation and conviction last month on perjury and obstruction charges.
August 19, 2016
Olympian White accused Olympic snowboarder and bajillion-time X Games medalist Shaun White has been accused of sexual harassment by his former Bad Things bandmate Lena Zawaideh . In a lawsuit, Zawaideh claims White sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography, and did not pay her after she was fired from the band. To illustrate her case, she also included text messages White allegedly sent her. "Many years ago, I exchanged texts with a friend who is now using them to craft a bogus lawsuit," White said in a statement.
August 6, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Slain soldier's father should blame Clinton Khizr Khan angrily attacked Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention for his immigration stance, relating it to his son's death in Iraq ("Trump: He is criticized over soldier's dad," Sunday). Millions of us share Trump's concern about immigration from countries with terrorist ties without proper vetting. Is Khan angry at all of us, too? Khan's son died heroically in support of our country, but that was in 2004.
August 4, 2016 |
The office of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged that Kane fired him in retaliation for recommending that she dismiss a top aide for sexual harassment. George Moore, a former human resources analyst for the Attorney General's Office, will split most of the money with his attorney, according to the settlement, made public Tuesday by Kane's office. Ending the case now will save money and avoid a long legal battle, First Deputy Attorney General Bruce L. Castor Jr. said in statement.
July 8, 2016 |
YOU DON'T make it all the way through the Miss America competition and Stanford University without a bit of toughness. That grit will be put to the test in Gretchen Carlson 's lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes , one of the most powerful men in broadcasting. Carlson sued Ailes on Wednesday in Bergen County, N.J., where Ailes owns a home, claiming she was fired after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace. Carlson, the 1989 Miss America and former host of Fox & Friends , had worked at Fox News for 11 years.
July 5, 2016 |
Twenty-five years after she alleged sexual harassment by a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Anita Hill will headline the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Oct. 6 at the Convention Center. And, yes, Hill plans to talk about how to address harassment in the working world today, for a generation of millennial women who either weren't born or didn't know Hill's name in 1991, the year she appeared before an all-male congressional inquiry. A renowned attorney, author, and law professor, Hill gave testimony during Clarence Thomas' Senate confirmation hearing that ignited a national debate on workplace sexual harassment.
June 5, 2016 |
A former star swimmer at Malvern Preparatory School has sued it for alleged negligence, accusing officials and employees at the Main Line boys' school of failing to stop a guidance counselor and swimming coach who harassed him sexually for more than a year. In the suit, filed Thursday in Chester County Court, lawyers for William Beard said the school and a private swimming association on campus did not properly supervise Emily Feeney or prevent her actions, even after the student and his father told employees that she had sent a barrage of unwanted sexual emails and text messages.
May 29, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Saying he's "tired of explaining the inexplicable," Chuck Ardo, the spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane, said Friday that he is quitting. Like Kane's seven previous press secretaries, Ardo is leaving his job, widely thought to be one of the toughest in state government. In an interview, Ardo said he told Kane late this week that he wanted to end his contract with the Attorney General's Office to act as her top press aide. He said he was simply exhausted by having to defend his boss.
April 20, 2016
By Carrie Lukas Hillary Clinton wants to have it both ways. She wants voters to support her because they'd like a rerun of her husband's presidency (remembered as an era of relative peace and prosperity), but she doesn't want to have to answer for her husband's personal conduct and character. Yet Bill Clinton's treatment of women - and the many other scandals and ethical lapses that plagued his presidency - are a legitimate and important issue for voters to consider. Hillary Clinton wants to dismiss all such questions as dirty, tabloid politics meant to distract voters from real issues.
April 15, 2016 |
More than a quarter of female students surveyed at Pennsylvania State University's main campus said they were victims of sexual assault while at the university, according to results released by Penn State on Wednesday. And 80 percent of female students surveyed said they experienced some kind of behavior that could be considered sexual harassment. Harassing behaviors asked about in the survey ranged from "treated you differently because of your sex" to "sent or posted unwelcome sexual comments, jokes or pictures.