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November 9, 2011 | Robin Abcarian and Michael Finnegan
The more forcefully Herman Cain fights to save his presidential campaign, the more events spiral out of the candidate's control. After days in which he refused to discuss sexual harassment accusations against him, Cain reversed himself and starred in a nationally televised news conference at which he cast one of his accusers as "a troubled woman" and said he had "never acted inappropriately with anyone, period. " But as he was preparing to speak, one woman who had leveled such charges anonymously against Cain came forward publicly.
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April 10, 2014 | By David Zahniser
The panel charged with looking into sexual harassment claims against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has completed its work and forwarded its findings to Council President Herb Wesson. News that the probe is finished comes as the City Council on Friday is scheduled to consider a contract authorizing up to $200,000 in payments to the law firm representing Huizar in a lawsuit filed by his accuser, former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy. The report, which council members are expected to consider behind closed doors, was prepared by Batza & Associates, an investigative firm that specializes in workplace matters.
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August 31, 2013 | Tony Perry
After nine months of chaotic governance, and six weeks of headline-grabbing accusations of sexual harassment, the tenure of Bob Filner as mayor came to a quiet end at 5 p.m. Friday when his forced resignation became effective. At 5:01, City Council President Todd Gloria, a fellow Democrat, became acting mayor until Filner's successor is chosen in a special election. Filner, 70, who became mayor amid bold promises of a "progressive agenda" that included better neighborhood services and a greater voice for lower-income residents, was nowhere to be seen on his last day as mayor.
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March 16, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a close-up of a telephone and a bizarre voice mail message: "Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
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August 24, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Navy psychiatrist who formerly directed the drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit at Camp Pendleton faces a general court-martial today on a range of charges, including larceny, attempted sodomy and sexual harassment of clients and co-workers. The controversy swirling around Cmdr. William J.
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January 14, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The turmoil surrounding "Martin" star Martin Lawrence and the sexual harassment accusations filed against him by the show's female lead, Tisha Campbell, has not affected production of the series, Fox Entertainment President Peter Roth said Monday. "The show has always been delivered on time and is on track creatively," Roth told television writers gathered in Pasadena for the midseason Television Critics Assn. conference.
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October 30, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is denying allegations that he had been accused of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Assn. The allegations were revealed Sunday night in a report by Politico . Cain had refused to comment on the charges when approached by Politico earlier in the day. Cain campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon told the Associated Press late Sunday night that the campaign denied the report. “Inside-the-Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain,” Gordon said in a written statement to the Associated Press.
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November 11, 1995
The Pasadena City Council has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former police cadet who said she was "repeatedly raped" by a superior while on the job and subjected to continuous intimidation, city officials announced Friday. The council approved the settlement with the former cadet in closed session Monday, officials said.
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February 19, 1992
To say I was disappointed with your coverage of my doctoral dissertation on sexual harassment in the military is an understatement (Feb. 9, 10). The story came perilously close to tabloid journalism. Your article chose to focus on only the most sensational aspects of the cases I studied and took significant details out of context. It overlooked proposed solutions in favor of using lurid particulars to attract readers. The larger issue concerning how to tackle sexual harassment in tradition-bound, male-dominated organizations was ignored in lieu of giving the Navy yet another black eye. Sexual harassment continues to exist in the military, as it does in all organizations.
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March 14, 2014
A front-page article in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 7, 2013 , was incorrect in reporting that Occidental College failed to disclose 27 alleged sexual assaults that occurred in 2012. The article ("College shelved more assault reports") dealt with Occidental's obligations under the federal Clery Act, which requires schools to publish statistics annually on reported crime on or near campus. Occidental representatives approached The Times early this month to seek a correction.
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March 12, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a closeup of a telephone and a bizarre voice message: “Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: My wife and I purchased a 10-unit residential building as an investment. This is our first time owning a rental property, and we quickly realized it's a lot of work. We hired a property manager to deal with all of the details, and for a while everything seemed to be fine. Last week, however, we received a notification from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that one of our tenants had filed a complaint against us, claiming that our property manager had sexually harassed her. We know nothing about this - can we be liable for what the property manager did here?
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March 7, 2014 | By Jason Song
Moving to strengthen its sexual assault policies, the University of California announced new guidelines Friday that require administrators to report more types of violence and harassment and provide more support and protection for victims. The changes come the same day as a deadline for colleges and universities to comply with revised federal laws aimed at more accurate reporting of statistics for serious crimes in and around campuses, including sexual assault. The new policy also is an attempt to deal with the enormous pressure many private and public universities are under to address the widespread problem of campus sexual abuse.
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February 13, 2014 | By Tony Perry
Will the election of Republican Kevin Faulconer as mayor of San Diego help the sagging fortunes of the GOP statewide? Depends on who is talking. "This was a crucial step forward in our continuing efforts to rebuild the Republican Party from the ground up," said Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party. Republican banker Neel Kashkari, who would like to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown, said the Faulconer victory "confirms that Republicans can win in California by promoting positive economic ideas that unite people.
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February 12, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - As Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer prepares to take power at City Hall, some are wondering what his easy victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez means for the statewide GOP. Faulconer beat Alvarez 55% to 45%. “Faulconer overnight goes from minority member of the City Council to the highest ranked and highest profile Republican in the state,” said Carl Luna, a political science professor at San Diego Mesa College. Allan Hoffenblum, a former GOP strategist who now publishes the nonpartisan California Target Book, said Faulconer's victory shows that Republicans can still win big races, “if they have the right candidate.” He noted Faulconer campaigned as a fiscal conservative who is moderate on social issues, including supporting gay marriage and abortion rights.
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February 12, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- On the heels of the election victory making him the city's next mayor, Republican Councilman Kevin Faulconer on Tuesday night allowed himself a not-so-veiled reference to the now-passed era of disgraced ex-Mayor Bob Filner. Filner  resigned Aug. 31 after months of a chaotic management style at City Hall followed by multiple accusations of sexual harassment, setting the stage for Faulconer's victory over  Democratic Councilman David Alvarez, 54.5% to 45.5%,  according to unofficial results tallied by the county registrar of voters.
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February 12, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Republican Councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez, 54.5% to 45.5%, to become the city's next mayor, according to unofficial results tallied by the county registrar of voters. The tally includes all absentee votes and votes from all 582 precincts. Unofficial turnout for the special election was 37%. Alvarez, 33, said he called Faulconer to offer his congratulations and say that he looks forward to working with the new mayor. If elected, Alvarez would have been the youngest and first Latino mayor in modern San Diego history.
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