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When Trump is the voice of reason you know you're in trouble. He has publicly urged Roy Moore to concede.



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Benlen wrote: Now Sportscenter host John Buccigross and Mathew Berry join the list.
We're really scraping the bottom of the barrel now.



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Although not sexual, this is being lumped in with everything else because it is violence against women. Last week Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme inexplicable kicked a female photographer in the face while she shot him on stage. There were many photographers in the area and he singled her out. He initially claimed he was just trying to kick equipment out of his way and kicking the camera into her face was an accident, but he gave a more sincere apology shortly after, especially after the video circulated clearly showing him going out of his way to kick at her and/or her camera.  The photographer suffered some minor lacerations and bumps and bruises on her face and was treated by the arena's medical staff before resuming her duties and shooting another band later that night.  

Homme's appearance on a BBC kids show was cancelled, and then he lost a guest spot on "Ellen".

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We have our first female casualty. Andrea Ramsey, Democrat candidate for Congress out of Kansas, has dropped out of the race after being accused of sexual harassment by a male subordinate 12 years ago.



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srossi wrote: We have our first female casualty. Andrea Ramsey, Democrat candidate for Congress out of Kansas, has dropped out of the race after being accused of sexual harassment by a male subordinate 12 years ago.

Not the first. There was Melanie Martinez.


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Jerry Richardson



Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced in a statement Sunday on the team's official website he will sell the franchise at the end of the 2017 NFL season.
The move comes after Sports Illustrated's L. Jon Wertheim and Viv Bernstein reported Richardson had paid out settlements to resolve allegations he acted inappropriately at the workplace.
According to Wertheim and Bernstein, Richardson allegedly made inappropriate comments toward women, particularly on "Jeans Day" at the team's offices.
In other instances, Richardson is said to have performed "back rubs that lingered too long or went too low down the spine" or attempted to buckle the seat belt of female passengers, which would allow him to "[brush] his hand across their breasts before putting the belt in the clasp."


Richardson also allegedly used a racial slur when speaking to an African-American scout for the Panthers. The scout subsequently received a confidential settlement and left the team.
In his statement announcing his plan to sell the Panthers, Richardson didn't reference the allegations against him:
"I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership. Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played. I hope everyone in this organization, both on and off the field, will be firmly focused on just one mission: to play and win the Super Bowl."
Richardson helped bring the Panthers into the NFL in 1993—a mission he started in 1987. The team unveiled a statue in his honor in July 2016.
The Buffalo Bills were the last NFL franchise to change hands. Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the team for over $1.1 billion in September 2014.
Forbes valued the Panthers at $2.3 billion in September, making Carolina the 21st-most expensive team in the NFL.




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Comedian and former "Silicon Valley" star T.J. Miller.  What makes this particularly delicious is that Miller is a raging Hillary supporter who got into legal trouble for assaulting his Trump-supporting Uber driver during the election.

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T.J. Miller and his wife Kate Miller are putting up a united front as the “Deadpool” actor faces sexual assault allegations that stem back to his college days. The couple, who married in September 2015, released a statement together to deny all accusations.

“[The victim] began again to circulate rumors online once [my and Kate’s] relationship became public. Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again,” the Millers wrote in a statement to the Daily Beast. “It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators.”

Kate Miller (née Gourney) is an artist. She voiced a character in the animated flick “The Emoji Movie” alongside her husband, and she sometimes performs as his opening act on standup tours. Miller’s website Rose Petal Pistol shows that she participates in all types of art. The former ballerina models, acts and writes poetry.

According to Town and Country, Kate and T.J. met while attending George Washington University. They were both in a production of “A Chorus Line” together. The victim alleges that T.J. assaulted her during his time at the college, which Miller graduated from in 2003.

The anonymous accuser told the Daily Beast that Miller did things during sex that she didn’t consent to, including choking, punching and violently shaking her. She claims that the former “Silicon Valley” star penetrated her anally, during which she said “no,” and also penetrated her with a beer bottle without consent.

The woman decided to let the university’s “student court” handle the accusations. Friends of both the accuser and T.J. testified. The university didn’t comment on the outcome. Miller graduated in 2003 while his victim was auditing classes.

The Millers believe the victim is coming forward out of spite. “We met this woman over a decade ago while studying together in college, she attempted to break us up back then by plotting for over a year before making contradictory claims and accusations,” the Millers added in their statement.

“She was asked to leave our university comedy group because of worrisome and disturbing behavior, which angered her immensely, she then became fixated on our relationship, and began telling people around campus ‘I’m going to destroy them’ and ‘I’m going to ruin him,’” the couple claims.

The victim says she did not want to ruin T.J.’s life, and that’s why she never went to the police. However, the recent #MeToo movement and the increasing number of women in Hollywood coming forward about men who have sexually assaulted them made her realize that she should come forward publicly.

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TJ must be a lot like Louis C.K. where people knew he was a POS but didn't ever speak on it until something came out. He's getting KILLED on twitter, by lefties mostly, about how he's been ant-women for years and it's finally coming out..



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Married Jo wrote: TJ must be a lot like Louis C.K. where people knew he was a POS but didn't ever speak on it until something came out. He's getting KILLED on twitter, by lefties mostly, about how he's been ant-women for years and it's finally coming out..
I thought he was hilarious on "Silicon Valley" so I made the mistake of checking out one of his stand-up comedy shows, and after that I just thought he was the biggest douche in entertainment.



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This stuff knows no political boundaries. More than enough on both sides. Funny, it seems as though the only person to completely get away with it after accusations were made is Trump himself. Like it or not, his response was to say they were all lying and to point out (correctly) that Bill Clinton had his own issues. Some of these guys seem to be caving in immediately even in he said/she said situations.

I am not condoning any bad behavior but I am surprised that there are not guys saying (besides Bible Judge Moore who is an asshole anyway), " screw you, I didn't do it".

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Ultimark wrote: I am not condoning any bad behavior but I am surprised that there are not guys saying (besides Bible Judge Moore who is an asshole anyway), " screw you, I didn't do it".
Well Miller is pretty much saying that, and Danny Masterson is fighting, but I agree that the number of people who have rolled over and admitted everything (or at least admitted enough, in the case of Moore and Lauer) is surprising. 



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Hoffman was the one who surprised me by just bending over so easy. There is some awful behavior here but some of the things are getting blown out of proportion.

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Chris Matthews



After weekend reports that NBC paid money to a female staffer in 1999 who accused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of sexual harassment, the network kept mum for a second day about whether there were other women who had accused the longtime host of inappropriate behavior.

The Daily Caller first reported on the payment Saturday. The website reported that Matthews paid $40,000 to the woman who worked on his show “Hardball with Chris Matthews” as an assistant producer.

Representatives at NBC, CNBC and MSNBC did not respond to Fox News emails and calls on both Sunday and Monday requesting comment as to whether other sexual harassment complaints had been filed against Matthews since the payout.

NBC News confirmed Sunday that Matthews, 71, was issued a reprimand in 1999 after the woman complained to CNBC executives.

An MSNBC spokesperson told NBC News that the execs were told that Matthews made inappropriate jokes and comments about the woman in front of others, that the matter was reviewed and it was determined the comments were inappropriate and made in poor taste but were never meant as propositions. The show was on CNBC before it was on MSNBC.

The MSNBC spokesperson declined to specify the amount of the payment citing confidentiality, NBC News reported.

Matthews didn’t respond to a request for comment from Fox News, either.

Matthews is the latest big name in media to be accused of sexual misconduct in the past few months. Those revelations have been particularly bad at embattled NBC.

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Former Tennessee Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr., 47, has not appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, where he was a frequent guest, since he was fired from Morgan Stanley in early December in the wake of allegations he forcibly grabbed a woman several years ago. MSNBC said it was looking into the report and that during that time he wasn't a guest on MSNBC.
Ford has denied the allegations.




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Time to call Mr. Solo & Mr. Kuryakin.




A month and a half ago, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s devastating investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual predation lit a fuse within the media and entertainment industries, precipitating a deluge of claims from myriad outlets about the foul behavior of public figures ranging from Charlie Rose to Louis C.K. to Mark Halperin. Now, the conflagration has arrived back at the Times’s own doorstep. On Monday morning, Vox published a story with the headline, “Exclusive: N.Y.T. White House correspondent Glenn Thrush’s history of bad judgment around young women journalists,”which contained allegations of inappropriate groping and kissing by Thrush, one of America’s most prominent political reporters. The story detailed incidents depicting Thrush, who is 50 years old and married, making inappropriate advances upon women in their twenties, including some who were his colleagues during the time he worked at Politico. After some of these encounters, one source told Vox, Thrush told colleagues that the women had been the initiators. The story’s author, Vox editorial director Laura McGann, was not only a reporter probing the allegations; she herself had been on the receiving end of what she writes was an unwanted advance by Thrush when she was an editor at Politico. (I, too, used to work at Politico, where I overlapped with Thrush, who I've had a cordial relationship with, and McGann, who I do not know.)

After the story’s publication, the Times announced that it was investigating the matter, and Thrush was quickly suspended. Thrush, meanwhile, issued a statement apologizing to “any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately.” He also disclosed that he was beginning outpatient treatment for an alcohol-abuse problem. “I am working hard to repair the damage I have done.” (I texted Thrush to see if he wanted to speak further, but didn’t get a response. His fullstatement circulated on Twitter.)

At the Times, known for occasionally obsessive self-reflection, the news prompted enormous anxiety. The news organization that fomented an extraordinary cultural upheaval was suddenly tasked with managing through it. The newsroom, like many others, is on edge. “People are feeling embarrassed, discouraged, and vulnerable,” said one veteran Times editor. The source pointed me to a tweet from a young female digital news editor, Maira Garcia,who wrote: “I’ll say this: I’m proud to work at The Times. I give so much of myself to it, as do so many other women who work there. They are an inspiration. But I can still feel angry, sad and disappointed. And I can also hope that we all come out better in the end.” Times management knows they’re in the spotlight. Executive editor Dean Baquet and C.E.O. Mark Thompson both sent staff memos addressing the matter. “The alleged behavior described in the piece is clearly not in keeping with the values we expect fromTimes employees,” Baquet wrote. “We plan a thorough investigation . . . and it’s critical that we hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of behavior.”

Precisely who, of the men who’ve committed these sorts of offenses, is deserving of a chance at redemption, is a question no one has yet answered—it’s a line that hasn’t been drawn. And given the Times’s importance in the story, Thrush's situation is liable to be a test case.

Among the multiple current and former Times employees I spoke with—including men and women, managers and subordinates—people were wrestling with whether the allegations against Thrush warranted his termination—a question perhaps complicated by the fact that most of the events occurred prior to his hiring, and did not involve any Times colleagues. For some, Thrush’s misdeeds were not of the same magnitude as those of, say, Halperin, a powerful political journalist who lost his TV gig and book deal after CNN exposed accusations of “pressing an erection against [women’s] bodies while he was clothed,” or Rose, a broadcast legend who was fired from CBS on Tuesday in the wake of a Washington Postreport, and subsequent pieces from other outlets, alleging lewd and inappropriate behavior with young women who worked for him. “The Vox piece,” a male employee of the Times’ Washington bureau told me, “it was obviously a damning piece; I don’t think anyone would say it wasn’t. But it was also a piece that, like a lot of these things, lived in some gray areas. It’s not an easy call.“ Others agreed with the amorphousness. “To me,” said another one of my Timessources, a woman, “it makes a difference that [Thrush] wasn’t the boss or supervisor. That mitigates the degree of seriousness.” This person also said that high-level Times figures are “torn” about whether Thrush should keep his job. A third Times source said: “I honestly don’t think anyone in leadership feels like they can make a judgment until they understand, more fully, exactly what the behavior was.”

Random House, where Thrush and Maggie Haberman recently landed a significant book deal, was also still processing the news when I checked in with sources there on Monday. On Tuesday morning, a Random House spokeswoman emailed, “No update.” I texted Haberman, a longtime friend of Thrush’s and his close collaborator on many high-profile Times stories about the Trump administration, and she said, "The Times is investigating, and I need to refer you to them." A spokesperson for the Times declined to comment beyond the statements already issued.

There is, however, one thing everyone seems to agree on: the stakes could not be higher. Even though Thrush has only been with theTimes for less than a year, he’s become one of the most high profile and recognizable figures on its politics team, and was even parodied in a White House briefing-room skit on Saturday Night Live. The allegations raise a number of questions concerning his ongoing effectiveness as a Times reporter: Could his personal behavior complicate his ability to cover a president with his own history of sexual allegations? Could it make him vulnerable combatting Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the briefing room?

The Times’s response, sources said, is also likely to be colored by the case of Michael Oreskes, who resigned from his post as NPR’s editorial director several weeks ago after the emergence of multiple sexual-harassment allegations, some of which occurred while he was the Times Washington bureau chief nearly two decades ago. After the Oreskes news broke, Times officials investigated those claims, including a call to former executive editor Joe Lelyveld,according to a person familiar with the matter, and verified that a complaint was never made against Oreskes at the Times.Nevertheless, this means that people will be watching how theTimes deals with Thrush all the more closely.

The last six weeks have quite possibly been among the proudest of Baquet’s tenure, and will likely go down as a massive part of his legacy as the Times’s newsroom leader. Having been out front in the recent wave of sexual-harassment reporting, the Times can’t afford to make the wrong move when it comes to addressing reporting that has exposed one of its own. It's a different sort of challenge. “The journalism so far that the Times has produced on this subject, you’ve got to imagine that it’s Pulitzer worthy,” the veteran Timeseditor told me. “So how the Times responds in this situation, it’s being scrutinized. I cannot express more strongly how seriously theTimes is viewing this.”

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