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Met investigating sexual offence allegations against Tim Westwood

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The Metropolitan police are investigating sexual offence allegations against the DJ Tim Westwood, one of which dates back 40 years, it is understood. The force’s central specialist crime unit was looking into four rep...

Family sues Sesame Street theme park after racial discrimination allegations

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A Maryland family has sued a Sesame Street theme park for $25m alleging that multiple costumed characters ignored their five-year-old Black daughter and other Black guests. The federal lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvani...

German city to shut all betting shops amid money-laundering allegations

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The northern German city of Bremen is planning to shut down all of its betting shops after the interior senator said their owners had failed to convince him that they were not fronts for money laundering. Bremen, Germ...

BBC to publish internal investigation into Tim Westwood allegations

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The BBC has said it will publish an internal investigation into bullying and sexual misconduct allegations against radio presenter, Tim Westwood, within the next two weeks. The DJ, who was a BBC radio presenter for al...

Boris Johnson accused of ignoring warnings about Chris Pincher amid new allegations

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Boris Johnson is facing accusations he ignored warnings about alleged sexual misconduct by his former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher, after a string of further claims about the MP emerged. The prime minister is under...

Chris Pincher loses Tory whip over misconduct allegations

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One of Boris Johnson’s close allies, Chris Pincher, has been suspended as a Conservative MP and will be investigated by parliament’s complaints watchdog after allegations he drunkenly groped two men. Pincher, who resi...

‘Wrong type of woman’: Queensland taskforce hears of police disbelief of abuse allegations

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A queer woman who allegedly experienced a “coordinated” sexual assault by two men claims police told her she “wasn’t the kind of woman who gets assaulted” when she reported the incident. In a submission to Queensland’...

Bill Cosby civil trial over sexual abuse allegations begins in California

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Bill Cosby will again be facing sex abuse allegations on Wednesday as attorneys give opening statements in a civil trial that is one of the last remaining legal claims against the comedian. Lawyers for 64-year-old Jud...

Labour activists call on Tory MP to withdraw Beergate allegations

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Labour activists in Durham have called on a Conservative MP to withdraw allegations made to the police, accusing him of presenting misleading evidence about Keir Starmer. The move was backed by the dean of Durham Univ...

UK government suspends engagement with NUS over antisemitism allegations

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Ministers have banned official contact with the National Union of Students over long-running allegations of antisemitism within the organisation, despite the NUS’s pledge to work with Jewish students in an internal in...

Heard’s abuse allegations ‘catastrophic’ to Depp’s career, agent says

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Johnny Depp’s $50m defamation case against his former wife, Amber Heard, entered its 12th day of testimony in a Virginia courtroom on Monday, a day after Heard was reported to have fired her PR team. Jurors were told ...

Tim Westwood steps down from radio show after sexual misconduct allegations

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The DJ Tim Westwood has “stepped down from his show” on Capital Xtra until further notice, following allegations of sexual misconduct made about him by multiple women. The day after the former BBC Radio 1 DJ was accus...

Michael Towke claims cabinet minister texted ‘I believe you’ following allegations against Scott Morrison

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Michael Towke, the man who Scott Morrison beat to become the MP for the Sydney seat of Cook 15 years ago, claims a serving federal cabinet minister has encouraged him to speak out about his alleged bad experiences wit...

Rodrigo Chaves wins Costa Rica election amid sexual harassment allegations

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A former finance minister who surprised many by making it into Costa Rica’s presidential runoff has easily won the election and is to become the Central American country’s new leader next month while still fending off...

Labour women urge party not to use NDAs for sexual harassment allegations

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A dozen senior Labour women have called on the party to end its use of confidentiality agreements to “cover up” allegations of sexual harassment, saying the treatment of two former staffers was appalling. Laura Murray...

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