A former male model has accused actor George Takei of sexually assaulting him in 1981, adding to the growing list of Hollywood personalities caught up by the growing wave of scandal. On Friday, the Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Scott R. Brunton, who says he was groped by the former "Star Trek" actor when Brunton was 23 and Takei was in his 40s. According to the article, Takei tried to remove Brunton's underwear after Brunton passed out from drinking at Takei's condo. In a Facebook post, Takei denied the charge.
HANOI, Vietnam - President Donald Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year when the two men spoke during brief conversations on the sidelines of an international summit. Trump told reporters that he and Putin had more than one informal discussion after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Danang, Vietnam, before Trump flew to Hanoi for a bilateral meeting Sunday with Vietnamese leaders.
A substitute teacher in Ohio told detectives she performed oral sex with one student and had intercourse with another, police say. She also confessed to sending nude pictures through social media to a student, according to a warrant for her arrest. Madeline Marx, 23, now faces two charges of sexual battery. She worked as a substitute teacher at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, according to police records.
WASHINGTON - Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denied any sexual misconduct in a radio interview with Sean Hannity and said he never knew Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused him of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 and he was 32. "I don't know Miss Corfman from anybody," said Moore. "The allegations are completely false. I believe they're politically motivated."
*Warning this article contains graphic language that some may find disturbing.* A day after the New York Times published five women's allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis C.K., the comedian said, "These stories are true." C.K. released a lengthy statement after his publicist had told the Times earlier in the week that C.K. "is not going to answer any questions."
Five women have come forward to accuse the popular comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, including masturbating in front of them, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The article, which includes four on-the-record accusations regarding incidents dating back to more than a decade ago, comes a month after an initial Times report about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, which sent shock waves through Hollywood. Soon, others began to come forward with stories, ranging from unwanted advances to assault, against big-name executives and entertainers.
Life in rural America can be tough, with challenges starting right from birth. Increasingly, rural women lack access to maternity services, jeopardizing their health and that of their newborns at a time when U.S. maternal mortality is rising.
TransCanada Corp. gave its strongest signal yet that it has enough demand from producers to fill the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline with oil. Now the ball is in Nebraska's court. While the company has long said it expected sufficient support from oil producers, TransCanada completed an open season for them to bid for space on the line last month, giving it hard data on demand.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - On the income distribution charts at the center of tax overhaul plans, Courtney Mishoe knows she's doing well. She works as a tax manager at a firm in the Atlanta suburbs. Her husband is a police officer. Together they make more than $180,000 a year. They are solidly in the upper middle class. But they have a mortgage and three kids, including one in day care and another in high school with plans to go to college. It all adds up. They depend on tax deductions to make their budget work.
New York City officials have closed a preschool in Harlem where a young boy with a severe food allergy died after being given a grilled cheese sandwich. Investigators were at the preschool on Thursday to review the sequence of events. Elijah Silvera's family said staff knew the 3-year-old was severely allergic to dairy products. Elijah went into anaphylactic shock after he ate the sandwich last Friday, his family wrote online. He was taken to the emergency room at Harlem Hospital, where he died.