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WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury decided Wednesday that former television talk show host Tavis Smiley, who was fired amid allegations of workplace sexual misconduct at the height of the #MeToo movement, must pay about $1.5 million to his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service. Smiley was suspended in December 2017 and later fired from the […]

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Seven more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuba Gooding Jr., bringing the total number of accusers to 22. One woman claims the actor groped, forcibly kissed her and ripped her tights at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She was able to escape his grasp when she bit his cheek and ran […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging two instances of sexual misconduct. Gooding appeared Tuesday before a judge in New York City and was released on his own recognizance. The new charge involves an alleged incident in October 2018. The defense paints it as a shakedown attempt. […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he’s facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial. At a court hearing in Manhattan, Assistant District Attorney Jenna Long revealed the charge is contained in a sealed […]

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Calloway is leaving the syndicated entertainment news show “Extra” in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Warner Brothers issued a statement on Wednesday saying the company has investigated the claims into Calloway’s conduct and he and the company “have mutually agreed to part ways.” The statement did not say when […]

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Tiffany Boone was among multiple actresses on the set of Showtime’s “The Chi” who called out Jason Mitchell’s misconduct which caused her to quit the series and got him fired from the hit drama. As previously reported, the actor was recently dropped from the forthcoming third season of “The Chi” after allegations of “off-set” misconduct emerged from Netflix’s […]

Actor Jason Mitchell has gotten himself in some trouble. According to reports several actresses have accused him of sexual misconduct. Since these allegations have arisen he’s been dropped by his agent, removed from the TV show The Chi, and kicked off of the Netflix film he was working on. HEAD BACK TO THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM HOMEPAGE

NEW YORK (AP) — Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says he will cooperate fully with an “impartial investigation” into allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against him. Patheos.com recently published accounts from two women who say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner toward them. Tyson was host of “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” […]

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Justin Crawford, a former West Virginia running back who briefly played for the Atlanta Falcons before being cut in the preseason, was arrested for having sex with a 12-year-old girl. He was charged with aggravated child molestation, sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes, the Ledger-Enquirer reports. Crawford was reportedly caught by his wife […]