Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Today’s Lady News: Italian Town Considers A Miniskirt Ban

Castellammare di Stabia, a seaside town in Southern Italy, is considering a ban on miniskirts to “restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence.” Translation: so men will stop catcalling? Offenders in miniskirts will receive fines of $35 to $696. Oh, hi, Italy, how about the men learn some self-control and stop sexual harassment,…

Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Clarence Thomas’ Wife Asks Anita Hill For Sexual Harassment Apology

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia Thomas, called Anita Hill and left a message on her Brandeis University answering machine asking her for an apology nearly 20 years after the two families were embroiled in a very public sexual harassment battle. In 1991, Hill testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee before…

Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2010

Vikings QB Brett Favre Accused Of Sending Lewd Texts To Women

I’m a little slow on the uptick here because I couldn’t care less about football players and their weenies. But! Some of you may have heard that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, a married man, might have been a naughty boy. Two years ago, when he played for the New York Jets, Favre allegedly sent…

Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Sports Commenter Says Ines Sainz Was “Asking For It”

A Fox and NFL Network sports analyst, Brian Baldinger, has said that Mexican sports reporter Ines Sainz was sexually harassed by members of the Jets football team and staff because she was “asking for it.” (And yes, that’s a direct quote.) Apparently, Mr. Baldinger is of the opinion men are just big testosterone-swollen lunkhead…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

“This Is Our Locker Room”: The Ines Sainz Scandal Begs The Question “Do Men Need A Man Cave?”

Most incidents of sexual harassment follow one of two scripts: 1.) How provocatively was she dressed? 2.) Is she just being a PMS-y humorless bitch and/or too sensitive? The story of Ines Sainz, the Mexican sports reporter who was sexually harassed by players and staff from the New York Jets, has forged a new narrative:…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Columnist Says Ines Sainz Provoked Harassment By “Selling” Her Hot Bod

In a column titled “Giving Off The Wrong Signals,” New York Post writer Andrea Peyser blames sports reporter Ines Sainz for being sexually harassed by the New York Jets, writing “all bets were off the minute Sainz declared herself ‘the hottest sports reporter in Mexico'” and questioning “exactly what she’s selling — her sweat…

Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

Hey, Ines Sainz: You Can Be Sexually Harassed And Still Not Feel “Offended” Or “Attacked”

Before this weekend, perhaps only Miss Universe Pageant fans or sports fans in Mexico had heard of Ines Sainz. But today, we know her as a beautiful sports reporter who was sexually harassed by members and staff of the New York Jets football team. Or wasn’t sexually harassed at all. Or is skeptical about whether…

Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: NY Jets Accused Of Sexually Harassing Sports Reporter Ines Sainz

Ines Sainz, a sports reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico, claims players and coaches from the New York Jets catcalled her and used rude language while she was at a practice this weekend to interview Mark Sanchez. Apparently, it got so bad when Sainz was in the locker room that another female reporter spoke…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2010

Britney Spears’ Ex-Bodyguard Files A Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Child Abuse

If it’s a day ending in “y,” that means there is more trouble for Brit-Brit. Ex-bodyguard Fernando Flores filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the pop tart yesterday. Even though we knew some of the accusations previously — she walked around the house naked; she asked for his belt to spank her kids — now…

Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Politician Shows His Junk To Woman After Offering A Ride Home From Work

A local politician in Platte City, Missouri, has been charged with sexual misconduct after he allegedly drove a woman home from her job at the grocery store, unzipped his pants, asked her, “would this satisfy you?”, if she was being pleased sexually at home and to touch her vagina. According to a county prosecutor,…

Jessica Wakeman / September 1, 2010

Celebs Like Al Gore Who’ve Been Cleared Of Sexual Harassment

On Monday, Al Gore was cleared of sexual harassment charges. Massage therapist Molly Hagerty claimed that the almost-prez was “a crazed sex poodle” who made “unwanted sexual contact” with her in an upscale Portland hotel room in 2006. But after Hagerty failed a lie detector test and forensic evidence turned up, well, nothing, the judge…

Nikki Dowling / August 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Actor David Boreanaz Sued For Sexual Harassment

“Bones” actor David Boreanaz had a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by actress Kristina Hagan. Hagan is being represented by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents another woman who is suing Boreanaz for sexual harassment as well. [RadarOnline]
Plus-size model Crystal Renn appeared on “Today” this morning to address a recent scandal in which…

Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

Where The Pervs Are: New iPhone App Tracks Street Harassment

It’s that time of year, ladies: heat waves burning across the continental U.S. and Leering McLeerers are coming out of the woodwork. (Or is it up from the sludge?) Not that McLeerers wait until sundress season to sexually harass women in public. Many is the man who finds something sexually foul to say when you’re…

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Sexy Banker Wants State Investigation Into Citibank Sexual Harassment Claims

In a news conference held yesterday, Debrahlee Lorenzana, the former banker who claims she was sexually harassed, called for a state investigation into her claims against Citibank. Earlier this month, The Village Voice published an exposè on Lorenzana’s claims, including that her two male managers “starting making offhanded comments about her appearance,” specifically on her…

Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Facebook’s “100 Biggest Sluts” Page Creator Could Face Stalking Charges

The Australian who created a Facebook page called “100 Biggest Sluts of Ballarat” will soon learn the list was not only cruel, but criminal! [FYI: Ballarat is a regional city in Victoria, Australia.] Police say the 60 women who contacted them after being called “sluts” on the nasty page (which has since been taken down)…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Boss Fired After Giving Testicle Cyst Photo To Female Staffer

The editor of Philadelphia magazine did not have his contract renewed in part because he gave a framed photo of a cyst removed from his testicle to a female staffer. Um, sexual harassment anyone? Larry Platt apparently gave this photo as “gift” to a departing female staffer. Framed? Who would frame something like that? [Philly.com]…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2010

Quotable: Even The Secretary Of State Gets Sexually Harassed

“He mentioned that when he gave me a hug I had very firm breasts.” — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recalls an awks moment with a South Korean diplomat. Gross! [The Hill]…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2010

Sean “Diddy” Combs Checks Out Dawn Richard’s Butt

Sean Combs went all dirty honey on Dawn Richard, a member of his Dirty Money group. If your boss checks out your butt, is that considered sexual harassment? [London, 6/10/10]…

Annika Harris / June 16, 2010

“Hey Baby”: Women Kill Men Who Sexually Harass Them In New Video Game

Riddle me this: are the people who design video games all messed up and demented? A new video game called “Hey Baby” lets a female avatar run around with a gun, shooting men who sexually harass her with the usual obnoxious crap, like “You know you want it!” and “I love you!” Whe…

Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2010

“I Love Plastic Surgery”: New Video Of Debrahlee Lorenzana, Citibank’s Sexual Harassment Accuser

Remember Debrahlee Lorenzana, who recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Citibank? A promotional video for Long Island Plastic Surgical Group featuring Lorenzana has now surfaced, in which she gets her second boob job and says she wants to be — and I quote — “tits on a stick.”…

Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2010
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