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Canada’s governor general resigns after harassment report

Canada’s governor general resigns after harassment report

World
Canada’s governor general has resigned after an independent review of workplace harassment allegationBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressJanuary 21, 2021, 9:39 PM• 2 min readTORONTO -- Canada’s governor general resigned Thursday following an independent review of workplace harassment allegations.The governor general is the representative of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, and holds a mostly ceremonial and symbolic position.A person familiar with the matter confirmed the resignation of Julie Payette to The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Payette, a former astronaut, to the role in 2017.Trudeau's office hired an independent consulting firm in September ...
Kardashians star Kris Jenner accused of sexual harassment by former bodyguard

Kardashians star Kris Jenner accused of sexual harassment by former bodyguard

Entertainment
Kris Jenner has denied allegations of sexual harassment and exposing herself after being sued by a former bodyguard.The Kardashian "momager" is alleged to have subjected the man to "unwanted and unwelcome" sexual advances while he was working in security - a claim described as "ludicrous" by her lawyer. Jenner, 64, is accused of massaging the man's neck, shoulders and arms, and resting her hand on his groin, in a lawsuit obtained by the PA news agency which has been filed in Los Angeles. Image: (L-R): Kris Jenner and Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian - Kourtney is also named in the lawsuit The man, who has not been named, also claims the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star exposed parts of her body in a "lewd or suggestive manner".J...
Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Technology
Tinder is making changes to improve the treatment of transgender people on its app.Many have wrongly had their profiles removed from the app because Tinder imposes an automatic ban if a profile receives lots of complaints. Tinder said many bans had resulted from "unfair" complaints made about trans people "simply for being who they are".Transgender women had been particularly affected by the complaints and subsequent harassment, it said. And it would now give more feedback on why complaints had been made.'Safe platform'Boss Elie Seidman said the unfair complaints had been an "unforeseen consequence" of Tinder's policy that its users should not be able to filter out trans people from the profiles they are shown as potential matche...
Lloyd's of London pledges action after sexual harassment report

Lloyd's of London pledges action after sexual harassment report

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Insurance market Lloyd's of London has pledged to take action after a "distressing" report highlighting a culture of sexual harassment of women who work there.It said it would set up a confidential process for reporting inappropriate behaviour and impose sanctions including possible life bans for those found responsible. The pledge comes after a report by Bloomberg last week, drawing on the experiences of 18 women, described a deep-seated culture of sexual harassment at the centuries-old institution.It said this ranged from inappropriate comments to unwanted touching and assault.Lloyd's chief executive John Neal said: "It has been distressing to hear about the experiences of women in the Lloyd's market. ...