Tag: sexual assault
After a bitter partisan fight that gripped the country, lawmakers backed Kavanaugh by 51 to 49 in a procedural vote that moved the Republican-controlled Senate toward a definitive decision on whether to confirm him.
A final vote could come Saturday on President Donald Trump's embattled candidate, who if approved would seal a conservative majority on the nine-seat court for decades.
Last week Blasey Ford testified before lawmakers – and more than 20 million Americans watching live on television – that Kavanaugh attacked her in 1982, when they were both teenagers.
The White House reviewed new interviews conducted by the FBI in its investigation of sexual assault allegations against the man President Donald Trump wants to secure a conservative majority on the court for the coming decades.
With Republicans eyeing Kavanaugh as the justice who will turn the well-balanced Supreme Court in a decidedly conservative direction, Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday demanded a final vote this week on the nominee.
The bureau hasn’t been authorized to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, said a person with knowledge of the probe who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.
Lawyer John Clune tweeted that the FBI has reached out to interview Ms. Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation.
Flake’s shift from full-throated support for Brett Kavanaugh to demanding an FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was seemingly swift.
Several Republican senators accuse Democrats of trying to delay Kavanaugh's nomination until November in the hopes of capturing control of the Senate.
Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.
If Kavanaugh's nomination survives what is expected to be tough questioning from Democratic senators on Thursday, the committee could vote on his appointment on Friday.
More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse going back decades, with most complaints too old to prosecute.
Cosby's first trial in 2017 ended in a mistrial when jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.
Argento, who shot into the headlines for accusing disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, reportedly paid Bennett money after he said she had sex with him in a California hotel room in 2013.
The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to possibly testify on Thursday, but details have yet to be finalized.
Grassley gave Ford's attorneys until 2.30 pm EST to negotiate the terms of her testimony to the committee next week.
Kevin Spacey is one of dozens of men in the entertainment industry and politics who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past 10 months.
Spacey became embroiled in controversy last year when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.
The Times reported that Bennett had sought a payment from Argento in November 2017, shortly after she accused Weinstein of rape.
Summer Zervos is seeking damages from Trump on the grounds that he defamed her when he dismissed her account as untruthful.
Argento was one of the first women to publicly accuse movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct - her agent Maria Cristina Benelli said Argento will comment on Tuesday.
The abbot of Longquan Temple, who is also a member of top political advisory body Communist Party, has denied accusations of harassing and demanding sexual favours from nuns.
Noble is one of more than 70 women, mostly young actresses and other women employed in the movie business, who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape.
More than 20 women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct this week, sparked by an accusation that has rocked a non-government organisation.