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Chile prosecutors seek Vatican files of priests in sex scandal

Aug 02, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The petition includes 3 requests for help in criminal cases of 9 members of the church

CRISIS. Picture of a cross taken in Punta de Tralca, west of Santiago, on July 30, 2018 as Chile's Episcopal Conference holds an extraordinary meeting to analyze the roots of the current crisis that the Catholic Church is experiencing in the country, burdened by the scandals of sexual abuse and cover-up, and how to overcome it. File photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Aid sector sex abuse 'endemic' – British MPs

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The report on sexual exploitation and abuse in the sector, produced by the International Development Committee scrutiny panel of MPs, says self-regulation has completely failed to deal with the issue

'ENDEMIC'. An 'Oxfam' signage is pictured outside a high street branch of an Oxfam charity shop in south London on February 17, 2018. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal – spokesman

May 18, 2018 - 11:05 PM

The striking announcement comes after Francis summoned the bishops to the Vatican over the scandal that has come to haunt his papacy

RESIGNED. Members of Chile's bishops conference Luis Fernando Ramos Perez (right) and Juan Ignacio Gonzalez give a press conference, on May 18, 2018 in Vatican. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/ AFP

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'These reprehensible acts, alleged crimes, acknowledged by the perpetrators as well as the NGO, are a serious violation of the dignity of the Haitian people,' a government statement says

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT. The logo on the front of an Oxfam bookshop is photographed in Glasgow on February 10, 2018. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The organization says it would create a commission which will 'operate at arms-length from Oxfam' and be given access to the charity's records and interview staff in a bid to stamp out abuse

Mischa Barton threatens legal action over sex tape

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Media outlets report the existence of a tape featuring The OC star having sex with an unidentified man in a black hoodie

SEX TAPE. A sex tape of 'The OC' actress is reportedly making the rounds. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Trump ready to drag Bill Clinton sex scandals into US campaign

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Trump told The New York Times that he believes talking about the sex scandals that stained the career of Hillary s husband Bill would turn female voters away from her

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Former US President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton on January 4. File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

UN, France vow zero impunity in C. Africa sex abuse scandal

Apr 02, 2016 - 12:20 PM

We cannot – and I cannot – accept the slightest stain on the reputation of our armed forces or of France says French President Francois Hollande

FRENCH FORCES. In this file photo, French President Francois Hollande (2-R), French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L) inspect arms confiscated from ex-Seleka rebels and Anti-balaka militia by the French military of operation Sangaris at a French military base in Bangui in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 28, 2014 File photo by Sia Kambou/EPA

WATCH: Paolo Bediones apologizes for 2014 video scandal

Aug 21, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The TV host speaks up about the sex tape that was released in 2014 saying he was asked to cough up P3 million in exchange for not showing it

PAOLO BEDIONES. The TV host speaks up on his 2014 sex tape scandal on 'Good Times With Mo.' He is pictured above with the podcast's co-host, Erika Padilla. Screengrab from Instagram/paolobediones

Barack Obama implies Bill Cosby allegations amount to rape

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

US President Barack Obama comments on the Bill Cosby allegations during a press conference about the Iran nuclear deal

Whoopi Goldberg abandons disgraced Bill Cosby

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Whoopi says that she can t say innocent until proven guilty anymore

Alleged Bill Cosby sex victims want full deposition released

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:56 AM

It is important for the world to know the truth about how Bill Cosby hunted me like a predator says Beth Ferrier one of the alleged victims

Maryland Fil-Am teacher accused of sex abuse out on bail

Jul 08, 2015 - 9:21 PM

The Fil Am community and friends of Magnaye say he is ‘kindhearted selfless’

Bill Cosby sex scandal deepens with drug use admission

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Lawyers say his admission in a 2005 deposition could help bolster civil defamation suits from other women accusing the veteran actor of assault

Strauss-Kahn denies knowing he had sex with prostitutes

Feb 11, 2015 - 8:35 AM

The former International Monetary Fund chief took the stand for the first time on charges of aggravated pimping in an alleged vice ring

A file photograph dated 21 January 2008 shows former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaking with journalists at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Horacio Villalobos/EPA

Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn to take the stand in French pimping trial

Feb 10, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Disgraced ex IMF boss Dominique Strauss Kahn takes the stand at a French pimping trial in a bid to convince judges he was not at the core of a prostitution ring

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Cannes, 2014. File/Ian Langsdon/EPA

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn goes on trial for 'pimping'

Feb 02, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The disgraced 65 year old economist finds himself back in the dock accused of being part of a prostitution ring used by his entourage to organize sex parties for him

OUT AND ABOUT. A file photo dated 25 May 2013 shows  Dominique Strauss-Kahn arriving for the screening of 'Plein Soleil' during the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Second part of Paolo Bediones' alleged sex video leaks online

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The video is said to be with the same girl and is longer than the first video

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:30 AM

UPDATED The Holy See gets it that certain things have to be done differently said Monsignor Charles Scicluna the Vatican s former top prosecutor

CHANGE NEEDED. Vatican's UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi (L) speaks with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna prior to the start of a questioning over clerical sexual abuse of children. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Francis has 'duty' to end sex abuse - victims

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:32 AM

St Francis was the greatest reformer in the history of the church Pope Francis must do the same US priest abuse survivors say

CHALLENGES AHEAD. Photo from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's fan site on Facebook

British comedian arrested

Jan 03, 2013 - 6:43 AM

British TV presenter Jim Davidson once named Britain s funniest man becomes the latest celebrity to be arrested by police over sexual abuse allegations

US bishop guilty of failing to report sex abuse

Sep 07, 2012 - 8:47 AM

US Catholic Bishop Robert Finn is found guilty of failing to report suspected child abuse

Strauss-Kahn's wife confirms she is separated

Aug 31, 2012 - 6:21 PM

Dominique Strauss Kahn s wife indirectly confirms that she had separated from the former IMF chief

New Secret Service sex scandal - in El Salvador

Apr 27, 2012 - 7:11 AM

The Secret Service is investigating new accusations of misconduct by its men this time in El Salvador

2 more Secret Service agents quit over sex scandal

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:12 AM

Two more US Secret Service agents have resigned over the Colombia sex scandal

3 Secret Service agents to leave over sex scandal

Apr 19, 2012 - 6:53 AM

3 US Secret Service employees will leave the agency over the Colombia sex scandal that has tarnished the elite unit s image

Secret Service sex scandal deepens

Apr 18, 2012 - 11:45 AM

US President Barack Obama expresses confidence in the chief of the US Secret Service but the unit s Colombian sex scandal deepens

Strauss-Kahn called women 'equipment' in text messages

Mar 28, 2012 - 9:58 PM

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn admitted to police that he referred to young women guests at sex parties as equipment in text messages