| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107.
Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:52 PM
An American Apparel shareholder is suing Dov Charney and the remaining six members of the American Apparel board, alleging breach of fiduciary duties to the company and shareholders.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
U.S. colleges and universities are failing to effectively investigate sexual misconduct cases on campus, with efforts hobbled by inadequate training and limited reporting channels, according to a national survey released Wednesday.
The survey, which...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by a Saudi sheik's son in Los Angeles was charged Monday with conspiracy to extort one of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia of $20 million, prosecutors said.
Leyla Ors, a 34-...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family.
Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Pasadena private school is seeking information from students and parents to aid in an investigation of any possible misconduct by a teacher who recently resigned.
The Polytechnic School hired the teacher a year ago immediately after he resigned from...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:08 AM
An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years.
The court had merged three cases in which eight women were...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Four California public universities do not do an adequate job of training employees who can respond to initial allegations of sexual harassment and violence, according to a state report released Tuesday.
Auditors examined policies and practices at UC...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at speeding the dismissal of public school teachers for gross misconduct, a bill in reaction to a sex abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.
The measure was introduced after...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:38 PM
It seems in male-dominated Muslim powerhouses, women may not be entitled to mirth.
First, a top Turkish official last month reproached women for laughing in public, deeming such expressions immodest and a sign of the country's moral erosion.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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Air Force probing athletics department
The Air Force Academy is investigating its athletics department after a report from the Colorado Springs Gazette revealed details of wild parties that included sexual abuse and drug use, and of...