Sexual Harrasment

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As a sexual harassment scandal continues to unfurl in the state legislature, two Republican lawmakers have filed a bill that would create a tip line to report wrongdoing and another wants to remove the accused former House Speaker from office.

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET Tuesday

Veteran television host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS, a day after eight women told The Washington Post that he sexually harassed them between the late 1990s and 2011.

Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET

After five female comics accused Louis C.K. of inappropriate behavior involving masturbation, the comedian has admitted that the "stories are true."

C.K. expressed remorse and said he used his power "irresponsibly." His statement, and other elements of this post, contain language some may find offensive.

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Kentucky's House Republican leadership has replaced the chairmen of three legislative committees following sexual harassment allegations. 

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Before the sexual harassment scandal began unfolding in the state legislature, the number one thing on lawmakers’ minds was navigating push-back from state employees over Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal to overhaul the state’s troubled pension system.

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  Some Kentucky lawmakers fear the sexual harassment scandal involving former House Speaker Jeff Hoover and other Republican representatives will mean a setback for pension reform.

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Update: Governor Matt Bevin said in a release Saturday that allegations that haven't been denied are "unacceptable." He called on elected officials and state employees who have settled sexual harassment claims to "resign immediately."

Here is the full statement:

Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover has reached a confidential settlement over sexual harassment allegations made by a woman who works on his staff.

That's according to a report from the Louisville Courier Journal. The report claims the agreement was made last week after the leader of the House received a demand letter from the woman’s lawyer over allegations dating back to 2016. 

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's ouster from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct have prompted others on social media to open up about workplace harassment complaints that have gone unheeded.

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