A running back, top editor and new evidence against Roy Moore
|The Lily News – Dec. 06, 2017|
Woman accuses Oklahoma football star of sexual assault
The University of Oklahoma’s breakout star, running back Rodney Anderson, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her apartment. The woman is seeking a protective order, saying that she fears for her safety. Anderson, 21, denied the allegations in a statement, which said he did not “force himself on any woman.”
Top editor accused of sexual harassment
Dylan Howard, the chief content officer for American Media Inc. (owner of National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications), was accused of sexual harassment back in 2012, when he was working out of the Los Angeles office. An internal investigation produced a report that said Howard, who liked to call himself “Dildo,” did not show serious wrongdoing. Howard quit shortly after, but the company rehired him a year later with a promotion. Former employees have come forward recently to discuss Howard’s behavior.
Two former employees, one a senior manager and another a reporter in the L.A. office, agreed to be publicly identified to discuss Howard’s behavior.
“The behavior that Dylan displayed and the way he was and the way the company dealt with it — I just think that it has to be made public because it’s completely unacceptable,” said Maxine “Max” Page, a former senior editor at RadarOnline. She complained to the human resources department about Howard’s behavior on behalf of two female reporters.
Allegations come out against major radio host
Public radio host John Hockenberry has been accused of sexual misconduct by an author and some of his former colleagues.
Suki Kim said she met the former WNYC “The Takeaway” host John Hockenberry in 2014 as a guest on the radio program. He later sent her a series of emails that made her uncomfortable, asking for her home address so he could write her letters and entitling a subject line: “Need another dose of you,” she wrote in an article published on New York Magazine’s website.
Updates on previous allegations
Senate Democrats push Al Franken to resign
Ever since six women have accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of inappropriate behavior, a movement led by the Senate’s Democratic women is pushing the senator to step aside. On Thursday, Franken will be making a statement about his political future.
Debbie Wesson Gibson shares new evidence about her relationship with Roy Moore
After The Washington Post broke the story about Roy Moore’s relationships with minors, Debbie Gibson shared new evidence to prove her relationship with the Senate nominee really happened. Moore claimed that he did not know her or his other accusers. Gibson procured a graduation card from Moore that reads: “Happy graduation Debbie. I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”
Congressman returns taxpayer money for using it to settle sexual harassment case
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) is handing over a check of $84,000. He’s reimbursing taxpayers for using public funds to settle a case that involved his former communications director, Lauren Greene, who accused him of making inappropriate comments. The Texas congressman denies he did anything wrong.
Amazon’s lack of female executives
Following the sexual harassment allegations and resignation of Amazon executive Roy Price, CtW Investment Group, a group that advocates for investors, has asked the company to increase diversity among its senior ranks. Currently, only one of the top executives at Amazon is a woman. (The Lily is part of The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos.)
Time magazine’s Person of the Year: ‘The Silence Breakers’
The iconic magazine is recognizing the many people who launched the cultural outcry against sexual harassment this year.