Entries in Sexual Harassment (3)


French Minister Accused of Sexual Harassment Resigns

LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- A French junior minister has submitted his resignation following allegations that he sexually harassed two female members of his staff.

A statement released by France’s prime minister said that Civil Service minister Georges Tron has resigned, and that Prime Minister Francois Fillon saluted the courage and sense of responsibility demonstrated by Tron.

The statement went on to say that Tron’s resignation does not in any way prejudice the next steps of the justice system regarding the allegations leveled against Tron.

Tron has denied the sexual harassment accusations by the two females.

The accusations against Tron comes on the heels of sexual assault accusations against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, where a maid at a New York City hotel claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Strauss-Kahn on May 14. France native Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest in New York and has also denied the accusations against him.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Hurling Sexual Insults on Facebook

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(DUBAI) – What you say on Facebook "can and will be used against you in a court of law." An American man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in Dubai on charges he exchanged sexual insults via Facebook with a woman in Britain.

The 35-year-old engineer admitted he made comments about the 44-year-old British businesswoman in private chatrooms on Facebook after he says she made comments about him.

Court records show the man asked the woman to have sex with him, to which she responded by telling him to have sex with his mother. After the exchange, the woman told police she received two e-mails asking for sex.
The man said he had been in contact with the woman on Facebook until she insulted pictures he sent her of himself.
The woman may also face charges in the case. 

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Former Israeli President Found Guilty of Rape, Sexual Harassment

Photo Courtesy - Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- The man who served as Israel's eighth president from 2000-2007 was found guilty Thursday of two counts of rape and other sexual offenses.

Israel's former President Moshe Katsav was convicted of raping a former employee twice and sexually harassing two others. The lead judge in Tel Aviv's district court ruled that Katsav's testimony, in which he stated that he did not rape his former employee while serving as the ministry of tourism over 10 years ago, was filled with lies.

The verdict means Katsav will spend four-to-16 years in prison when he is sentenced.

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