Tony Tooke's resignation as head of the U.S. Forest Service is effective immediately. The Department of Agriculture confirmed last week to PBS that it had "engaged an independent investigator" to look into claims about Tooke's behavior.
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Many people who have worked in kitchens say the restaurant industry's problem goes far beyond high-flying personalities and celebrity chefs. Even when harassment is not sexual, abusive work environments flourish in the industry.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali in October in New York City. Batali said Monday he was stepping aside from day-to-day running of his businesses amid allegations of sexual misconduct by women who worked for him.
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In a monologue on her Hulu show I Love You, America, comedian Sarah Silverman described the sadness and anger she feels about her friend Louis C.K., following his admission of sexual misconduct.
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Louis C.K. attends a TV screening in New York City on Sept. 22. C.K. has admitted to repeated sexual misconduct around and in front of female comedians.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about campus sexual assault and enforcement of Title IX on Thursday at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. "One rape is one too many ... one person denied due process is one too many," she said.
Two graduate students at the University of Kentucky accused their adviser of sexual assault. They reported it to the Title IX office, but before a hearing could be held the professor resigned.
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