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US Forest Service head resigns amid misconduct investigation

US Forest Service head resigns amid misconduct investigation

The head of the US Forest Service has resigned amid reports that the agency was looking into misconduct allegations against him.

“Many of you have seen the news reports which included the stories from women who told of their experiences with sexual harassment in the Forest Service. I admire their courage,” Tony Tooke wrote in an email to employees.

The email later adds, “In some of these news reports, you may have seen references to my own behavior in the past. This naturally raised questions about my record and prompted an investigation, which I requested and fully support, and with which I have cooperated.”

Tooke added: “I have been forthright during the review, but I cannot combat every inaccuracy that is reported in the news media. What I can control, however, are decisions I make today and the choice of a path for the future that is best for our employees, the Forest Service and the US Department of Agriculture. I must also think about what is best for my family. Therefore, I have decided that what is needed right now is for me to step down as Forest Service Chief and make way for a new leader that can ensure future success (more…)

Sexual misconduct, harassment thrives at United Nations, claim staff

Sexual misconduct, harassment thrives at United Nations, claim staff

Dozens of current and former employees from 10 countries were interviewed and described pervasive silence in the organization, where accusers were ignored or feared for their jobs if they spoke out.

Fifteen of those interviewed claimed they had experienced or reported sexual harassment within the past five years, ranging from ‘verbal harassment to rape.’ Guardian reports that the investigations were mishandled internally in various ways, and the accused men were often allowed to remain at their posts while accusers were ‘forced out of their jobs or threatened.’

Source: Sexual misconduct, harassment thrives at United Nations, claim staff

Weinstein Effect: 50 Powerful Men Who Fell in 2017 Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Weinstein Effect: 50 Powerful Men Who Fell in 2017 Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

(ANTIMEDIA) — In October, famous Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, was fired from his position at the Weinstein Company after multiple women accused him of sexual assault. Additional shocking claims about the disgraced media mogul surfaced, including rape, as well as Salma Hayek’s recounting of the time Weinstein threatened her life and the revelation that Weinstein employed spies, including ex-Mossad agents, to silence his victims.

For as long as most people can remember, sexual harassment and sexual assault have been extremely prevalent, often swept under the rug and, to some extent, expected in the workplace. But the status quo is rapidly changing as high-profile men accused of harassment and rape are being fired or forced to resign and/or suffer major repercussions in rapid succession. Many of these men earned their living in the entertainment and news media industries. Their names, occupations, and the accusations against them are included below in a list adapted from the New York Times.

Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker, made public previous (more…)

City Councilman Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations From A 10-Year-Old

City Councilman Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations From A 10-Year-Old

Jeff Miller

A Republican Indianapolis city councilman resigned Friday following sexual misconduct allegations from underage girls.

Jeffrey Miller, 50, a Republican city councilman, resigned from his position after being accused of molesting two young girls at his home, NY Daily News reported.

Miller faces three felony counts of child molestation, according to court records in which he is quoted as acknowledging there might be truth to the allegations.

Miller was arrested Friday and faces between two and 12 years in prison if the allegations of sexual molestation are true, the IndyStar reported.

One of the alleged victims, a 10-year-old girl, told her father about the alleged incident involving Miller following the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations.

The young girl told investigators that Miller touched her buttocks, under her clothes, and “where the legs meet the groin,” according to court documents. The other girl told investigators that Miller touched her buttocks while he gave her a piggy-back ride.

“I defer to [the children]. If I’ve done something they’re uncomfortable (more…)