Coach accused of sexual assault testifies he kissed young gymnast on lips regularly

A former high-ranking gymnastics coach testified at his sexual assault trial Thursday that he never took naps with the gymnast levelling accusations against him nor did he spoon her in bed, though he acknowledged he kissed her on the lips every time he saw her. Dave Brubaker, who used to be the director of the […]

Sexual assault trial of former Canadian gymnastics coach resumes Thursday

The sexual assault trial of former Canadian women's gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker is set to resume Thursday in Sarnia, Ont. The 55-year-old has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching at his judge-only trial. Defence lawyer Patrick Ducharme is expected to call Brubaker to testify at the start of today's proceedings. The […]

Matt Lauer has reportedly given up on a ‘comeback’ a year after being fired from ‘Today’ for alleged sexual harassment

Ben Gabbe/Getty Images) Matt Lauer has given up on a “comeback,” according to People. Lauer was fired from NBC’s “Today” show in November 2017 after alleged sexual misconduct, but was reportedly planning to return to TV after finalizing his divorce. He’s since reportedly given up on those plans and has resigned himself to a relatively […]

Cosmos Host Neil deGrasse Tyson Accused of Sexual Misconduct; Producers Launch Investigation

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who hosts the Emmy-winning Fox/National Geographic series Cosmos, has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women, and the producers behind Cosmos have launched an investigation.  “The credo at the heart of Cosmos is to follow the evidence wherever it leads,” Cosmos producers said in a statement to our sister site Deadline. “The […]

A ’21st century Animal House’: 7 women accuse Dartmouth professors of sexual assault in new lawsuit

Seven women filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College, on Thursday, alleging they experienced sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination by professors in the school’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. “These professors leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated, and even raped female students,” according to the court documents. The suit seeks $ 70 million in damages and […]

Uber’s new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour

Sergio Perez / Reuters Uber detailed 21 new categories of sexual misconduct and assault it is going to adopt in its reporting. The report outlining the categories contains a “mix-and-match” exercise in which readers match creepy stories of misconduct and assault to the company’s new categories. Uber has come under fire in the past for […]

One of Google’s most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment

Google Google’s Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is one of the most senior women at the company. She told a conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal that she joined employees walking out two weeks ago in protest at how the firm deals with sexual harassment. The protest ended in Google ditching its requirement for […]

Google updates sexual harassment policies following protest

Google has faced quite a bit of criticism and pushback regarding how it has handled sexual harassment accusations in the past, and thousands of employees walked out of their offices in protest last week. Now, ahead of a company town hall meeting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has released new policies that will guide how the […]

This Week In Trailers: The World Before Your Feet, Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Room 104

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

Sexual assault trial of Canada's former national women's gymnastics coach begins Monday

A sexual assault trial involving the former coach of the Canadian national women's gymnastics team begins Monday in Sarnia, Ont. Dave Brubaker, 55, is facing multiple sexual offences spanning an eight-year period from 2000 to 2007. The allegations stem from a series of incidents involving Brubaker and a female who he was coaching and was […]