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Sexual Harassment News: Boy Scouts, Evelyn Yang, Fighting Back, Alaska Bishop

01/17/2020

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They allege abuse decades ago in Boy Scouts. Now they’re suing, thanks to new California law

FRESNO BEE

David Green learned valuable skills during his few years in the Boy Scouts of America Sequoia Council – first aid, CPR and many survival techniques.

“Now I don’t even go camping anymore because of what happened on the campouts at the Boy Scouts camp they had, Camp Chawanakee, up there at Shaver Lake,” the 62-year-old Fresno man said.

Green alleges that he and his fellow Scouts were sexually abused by Alan Craig Dunlap, a former assistant Boy Scout leader, who was convicted of child molestation. read more »

Evelyn Yang, Andrew Yang's wife, says she was sexually assaulted by doctor while pregnant

CBS NEWS

Evelyn Yang, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, revealed Thursday in an interview with CNN that when she was seven months pregnant with her first child in 2012, she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN, Robert Hadden, during a routine exam. read more »

How Far Can Abused Women Go to Protect Themselves?

THE NEW YORKER

Fighting back against rapists and abusers is a valid legal defense. But women with persuasive self-defense claims continue to be charged with murder. read more »

‘It’s never, ever been your fault’: Alaska bishop offers apology in wake of report on sexual abuse

ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA

An Alaska bishop offered a series of apologies on Thursday in the wake of a review that disclosed reports of sexual misconduct by 14 men who worked for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, some stretching back more than 50 years.

All but one of the accused were priests. The abuse involved children and vulnerable adults. read more »