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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. ...
Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

Sports
contract cancelled The 22-year-old had his contract cancelled by the club after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal Doncaster Rovers have sacked defender Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge in January following an incident last year. Niall Mason was sacked by Doncaster He was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years. A statement released by the League One club on Monday said: “Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club. consistent ...
R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

Entertainment
Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades.He has never been convicted and has previously denied all the allegations.The 52-year-old is expected in court in Chicago, where he lives, on 8 March, which is International Women's Day.Prosecutors allege the abuse of four victims took place between 1998 and 2010 - three of the victims were aged 13 to 16 at the time of their reported assaults. On Thursday, two new women brought forward fresh allegations of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers in th...
UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence

UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence

Entertainment
Under-15s will no longer be able to go to see films that depict rape and other sexual violence under new rules set by Britain's film ratings body.The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) surveyed more than 10,000 people and found it to be among parents' main concerns.Any film showing sexual violence will now get at least a 15 rating rather than a 12 or a 12A.The BBFC also wants its ratings to appear on all streaming services.BBFC chief executive David Austin said a film like Keira Knightley's 2008 drama The Duchess, which was classed as a 12 at the time, would be made a 15 today because it included a rape scene."What parents told us was, that's too much for 12-year-olds," he told BBC News. "It's enough that a 12-year-old k...
Kevin Spacey: Actor charged with sexual assault in Massachusetts

Kevin Spacey: Actor charged with sexual assault in Massachusetts

Entertainment
US actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager at a bar in Massachusetts.He will appear in court on 7 January over the incident, which allegedly occurred in Nantucket in July 2016.On Monday, Mr Spacey posted a video in which he appears to deny any wrongdoing while in character as Frank Underwood from House of Cards."I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn't do," he says in the clip."You wouldn't believe the worst without evidence, would you?" he asks. "You wouldn't rush to judgements without facts." How the Kevin Spacey story unfolded What has #MeToo actually changed? The alleged victim is the son of former television news presenter Heather Unruh, who spoke publicly about the inc...