Netizens say sexual abuse is not a laughing matter

MANILA, Philippines – Many netizens showered support for Fil-Am Josiah Weihman for breaking his silence on sexual harassment. In a Facebook post on January 2, Weihman, 28, shared his experience involving his former basketball coach, Leo Arnaiz, when he still played for his high school team 14 years ago. (READ:  ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

The Associated Press - Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor. Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent." Douglas included the revelation in an apology for comments made on social media last week that suggested women dress modestly to help prevent abuse. Douglas said her comments, which she later deleted, were taken out of context. "I didn't view my comments as victim shaming because I know no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you," Douglas wrote. The 21-year-old Douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against Nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015. Two-time Olympic teammate Aly Raisman wrote about alleged abuse by Nassar in her autobiography "Fierce," released earlier this month. Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney disclosed abuse by Nassar in October. Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, was part of the initial wave of lawsuits filed against Nassar in 2016 following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of USA Gymnastics' more than 3,500 clubs across the country. Nassar, 54, is accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. He's facing similar charges in a neighboring Michigan county and lawsuits filed by more than 125 women and girls. Nassar will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the agreement ahead of a Wednesday court hearing for Nassar in Michigan's Ingham County and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar. In June, the gymnastics board adopted the new USA Gymnastics SafeSport Policy that replaced the previous policy. Key updates include mandatory reporting, defining six types of misconduct, setting standards to prohibit grooming behavior, preventing inappropriate interaction and establishing accountability. The organization also hired Kerry Perry as the organization's new president and CEO. Perry replaces Steve Penny, who resigned under pressure in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Sexual Misconduct Is Never a Laughing Matter, But Why Is it Always a Joke?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. No, not you, Al Franken! And not you too, George Takei! Our reactions to men, whether gay or straight, outed as sexual predators or harassers or molesters, as in the case of Roy Moore, has more or less been that of uniform horror, disgust and head-shaking "I knew it!" Harvey Weinstein? Oh, we think, he's fat and unattractive and crass, though rich and powerful. No wonder. Bill O'Reilly? Oh, he's with Fox News, that sexist, misogynistic network that functions as an apologist for the Republican agenda. No wonder. Kev...Keep on reading: Sexual Misconduct Is Never a Laughing Matter, But Why Is it Always a Joke?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

The Sports beat

MANILA, Philippines - Reporting on sports is no laughing matter. You have to have an eye for detail and a quick mind for play-by-play analysis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

South Korean actor under sexual abuse probe found dead

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) --- A veteran South Korean actor who was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of his students was found dead Friday. Police and fire officials confirmed that Jo Min-ki, 53, was found dead in Seoul Friday afternoon. Yonhap News agency said the death is being treated as a suicide, but police would not confirm that. Police were investigating multiple claims that Jo sexually abused his students when he was a professor at Cheongju University in central South Korea. Jo initially insisted on his innocence but reportedly later apologized. He resigned from teaching following the allegations. Police weregoing to question him next week but the case...Keep on reading: South Korean actor under sexual abuse probe found dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

NBI rescues five minors from online child trafficking, nabs suspect

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said in a press conference it cooperated with several local and international agencies in rescuing five minors and in arresting a man involved in child pornography, online human trafficking, and sexual abuse. In what NBI Director Dante A. Gierran described as an “unprecedented” operation, a joint task force of […] The post NBI rescues five minors from online child trafficking, nabs suspect appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

NBA reviewing sexual assault allegations against Mark Cuban

DALLAS (AP) — The NBA says it is reviewing 2011 allegations of sexual assault against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the decision by prosecutors not to pursue the case. League spokesman Mike Bass said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) the NBA was looking into the matter after a weekly alternative newspaper in Portland, Oregon, reported a woman's claim that Cuban put his hands down her pants and touched her inappropriately while they were taking a photo at a Portland nightclub. The report Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in the Willamette Week came about a week and half after a Sports Illustrated account that portrayed a hostile work environment for women in the front office of the Mavericks. While Cuban wasn't implicated, the SI report raised questions about what he knew and when. Cuban flatly denied the woman's allegations and provided a prosecutors' report detailing the decision not to file charges. Prosecutors wrote that "there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant's statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim." The report also said the woman didn't want to proceed with the allegation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Laughing matter?

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump on Saturday appeared to cheer on China's Xi Jinping for paving the way to a limitless tenure, while delivering a lighthearted address at a Florida fundraising event. Trump seemed to jokingly muse over making such power consolidation moves himself, according to audio from the closed-door event….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Monica Lewinsky says Clinton affair was ‘abuse of power’

  WASHINGTON, United States --- Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says she has been reexamining her affair with president Bill Clinton through the "new lens" of the #MeToo movement and has concluded it constituted a "gross abuse of power." Lewinsky, 44, in an essay published in the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine, also recounted a recent chance meeting with Ken Starr, the special prosecutor whose investigation led to the revelation of her sexual relationship with Clinton and his subsequent impeachment nearly 20 years ago. Lewinsky said she was diagnosed several years ago with post-traumatic stress disorder, "mainly from the ordeal of having been publicly ou...Keep on reading: Monica Lewinsky says Clinton affair was ‘abuse of power’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

The Sports beat

MANILA, Philippines - Reporting on sports is no laughing matter. You have to have an eye for detail and a quick mind for play-by-play analysis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Vatican prober meets with Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse

A Vatican investigator sent to Chile by Pope Francis to interview sex abuse victims met on Friday with Chilean Bishop Juan Barros about accusations that he covered-up sexual abuse of minors committed by a priest......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

By Bernie Wilson, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte. LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). And there’s a definite appetite for the NBA to televise the captains’ draft rather than conduct it clandestinely like it was this year. “Televise it,” said DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen. “Give the people what they want to see. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn’t matter where you really go, so I think televise it.” Players raved about the new format of having captains draft the teams rather than the traditional format of East vs. West. And James finally revealed his draft order: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, his former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving and DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game due to a season-ending injury. “I know who I like watching and I had a draft board. I had a process,” James said. “Some of it went according to plan. A couple of them fell through, but I was satisfied and happy with the guys that I got.” James’ original roster was dramatically altered by injuries to Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all missed the game. “Even with the four guys that got injured we were able to get four new guys that came in and played well for us.” James was named the game’s MVP after making the go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and scoring a game-high 29 points. Where did he hide his draft board? “Ain’t none of your business. You’re going too far, man,” James said with a laugh. Curry didn’t divulge his draft order. “As the draft kind of unfolded, you start to game plan around positions,” he said. “For me, I tried to get the best shooters. It was kind of cool to see both teams come together as me and LeBron were picking. So that part, that vibe of the format and having two guys select from your peers will be a fun show as it unfolds year after year.” The All-Star draft led to interesting dynamics on court. Curry chose his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but the trio had to play against Durant. James also chose Oklahoma City duo Westbrook and Paul George to play along with Kyrie Irving, who forced a trade away from James in Cleveland just last summer. Irving and James had no obvious friction, even laughing and joking on the bench. Neither did Durant and Westbrook, who broke up in 2016 when Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State. Durant helped James smother Curry in the final seconds to prevent him from getting off a potential tying shot. And then there was Toronto’s Dwane Casey coaching Team LeBron against Raptors star DeRozan. “I think that having the captains and selecting the guys and being able to mix them up gave it a more authentic feel of kind of what us players want to be part of in an All-Star Game,” Irving said. “It’s great to play with guys in your conference, East-West. But when you get a chance to have Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and you know they’re teammates already, and then you mix them with myself and Kemba (Walker), and LeBron, and you could see the mix and it just worked.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave “eyeopening” testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Vatican revives pope s sexual abuse panel

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said Saturday, February 17, it has renewed its anti-pedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. Nine new members were added to the panel, which had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

LONDON --- The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards. Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Will royalty join them? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. The royal family usually steers clear of political statements, but it could be awkward for Kate to ignore the gesture and wear bright colors. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Al...Keep on reading: Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

NPA: Expect violence vs women to worsen after Duterte’s ‘shoot vagina’ remark

Communist rebels on Friday warned that there would be more cases of sexual violence and abuse against women by government forces as their commander-in-chief himself who had allegedly encouraged them to commit cruel acts......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Vatican seeks to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

VATICAN CITY  — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Doctors Without Borders says it fired 19 people for sexual abuse last year

International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff last year, and dismissed 19 people as a result......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Duterte: I’ll sell my soul to the devil so OFWs can live comfortably in PH

President Rodrigo Duterte saidon Tuesdaythat he would sell his soul "to the devil" just to give repatriating overseas Filipino workers (OFW) a comfortable life in the Philippines.   "You come home and I will sell my soul to the devil to look for money so that you can come home and live comfortably here," Duterte said during the oath-taking of newly-appointed government officials in Malacaang.   In his more than 30-minute speech, Duterte vented out his anger over the abuse of some OFWs in Kuwait.   Duterte cited the cases of sexual and physical abuse OFWs in the Middle East, noting a case of a Filipina who was scaled with a flat iron by her employer. ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I’ll sell my soul to the devil so OFWs can live comfortably in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Oxfam vows shake-up after Haiti sex abuse

LONDON — Oxfam announced a new raft of measures to tackle sexual abuse cases after being ordered to meet the British government on Monday to explain its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal involving its aid workers in Haiti. The British-based charity will reexamine the episode as part of an independent review started this year […] The post Oxfam vows shake-up after Haiti sex abuse appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Duterte’s order to shoot private parts of female NPA: no laughing matter

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) — Like previous controversial statements, President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to soldiers to shoot the private parts of female guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) will likely be dismissed as a joke but “encouraging violence against women” is no laughing matter. A militant women’s group on Sunday described the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018