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Brands sever ties with Chinese celebrity Kris Wu after date rape allegation

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Chinese brands have severed ties with the Chinese-Canadian singer-actor Kris Wu after he was accused of date rape by a student. Wu shot to fame as a member of the South Korean boyband EXO. After leaving the group in 2...

Call for Nationals to reinvestigate sexual harassment allegation against Barnaby Joyce

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There is a call for the Nationals to reopen an inquiry into a sexual harassment allegation against Barnaby Joyce following revelations the NSW state director who oversaw the initial investigation was the subject of an...

China seeks to spin Peng Shuai’s #MeToo allegation into an ideological dispute

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Despite endless speculation from international press in recent weeks, there has been barely a mention of tennis star Peng Shuai’s bombshell allegation against Zhang Gaoli, the country’s former vice-premier, in domesti...

Cuomo faces most serious allegation yet as aide says governor groped her

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An aide to Andrew Cuomo says the New York governor groped her in the governor’s residence, marking the most serious allegation among those made by a series of women against the embattled Democrat, according to a repor...

FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

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The FBI is facing new scrutiny for its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh, the supreme court justice, after a lawmaker suggested that the investigation may have been “fake”. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic sena...

GSK fires former US vaccine chief Moncef Slaoui over harassment allegation

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GSK has dismissed its former research boss Moncef Slaoui, who became US national vaccine chief under Donald Trump, after an independent investigation found that he sexually harassed one of its female employees. GSK sa...

Journalists reject Christian Porter’s claim media never contacted him on allegation details

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Journalists have rejected Christian Porter’s claim that no one from the media had ever contacted him about the specific allegations of historic rape before publishing details. At his press conference in Perth the atto...

Mason Greenwood released on bail after arrest over rape allegation

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The Manchester United player Mason Greenwood has been bailed following his arrest on suspicion of raping, assaulting and threatening to kill a woman. The 20-year-old, who is regarded as one of England’s most talented ...

More friends and family of Christian Porter accuser back calls for rape allegation inquiry

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Scott Morrison faces a growing clamour for an independent investigation into the contested rape allegation against Christian Porter, as the attorney general acknowledged he may have had contact with the woman after 19...

Morrison’s office consulted about staffer dismissal after Brittany Higgins made rape allegation

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Scott Morrison and then-special minister of state Alex Hawke were both represented at a meeting in April 2019 to discuss dismissing the Liberal staffer who Brittany Higgins has accused of sexual assault. At the 4 Apri...

Pakistan: former human rights minister arrested over land grabbing allegation

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Pakistan’s former human rights minister was arrested on Saturday in the capital over a decades-old land grabbing allegation, her daughter and another former minister said. Shireen Mazari, who served in the cabinet-lev...

R&B star Trey Songz investigated over sexual assault allegation

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R&B star Trey Songz is being investigated by Las Vegas police, following allegations of sexual assault being made against him. The singer, real name Tremaine Neverson, has not been arrested and is cooperating with...

Tim Westwood faced bullying allegation inside BBC while Radio 1 DJ

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A former BBC employee raised concerns about “unacceptable bullying” by Tim Westwood when he was a Radio 1 DJ but felt they were warned against taking further action, the Guardian has learned. The corporation is facing...

UN climate talks end in stalemate and ‘hypocrisy’ allegation

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European governments have been accused of seeking to exploit the fossil fuel reserves of the developing world, while failing to help them tackle the climate crisis. Campaigners made the charge as the latest round of U...

Union enforces NDA to stop woman repeating sexual harassment allegation

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A trade union has enforced a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to stop a female former employee repeating allegations of sexual harassment against the union’s general secretary. The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association...