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Sexual Harassment News: UCLA, Jeffrey Epstein

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UCLA Let Gynecologist Continue Working After Cancer Patient Accused Him of Sex Abuse in 2014

UCLA Medical Center learned in 2014 that a breast cancer patient had made abuse allegations against gynecologist Dr. James Mason Heaps, but officials did not move to fire him until four years later, after more accusations came to light, university records and interviews show. read more »

Accused Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Asks to Be Freed on Bail

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein asked a federal judge to free him ahead of his trial, offering to put up his Manhattan mansion as security, ground his private jet and pay for 24-hour armed guards.

In a 16-page court filing Thursday, lawyers for the 66-year-old fund manager outlined a series of “highly restrictive conditions” that would ensure he doesn’t flee, following his arrest Saturday on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy. read more »

3 alleged victims are mentioned in the indictment against Jeffrey Epstein. There are dozens more

One girl says she celebrated her 16th birthday with multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein during the time he was sexually abusing her.

Another says she was just a middle schooler when she was first brought to his Palm Beach mansion and was abused.

Then there's the teen who says Epstein groomed her for abuse by promising to help her get into college.

The stories are among those from dozens of girls -- now women -- who have publicly shared their allegations of sexual abuse by Epstein, in media reports and lawsuits, for more than a decade. Many of them shared their claims anonymously. read more »

Victoria's Secret parent company's stock down as Jeffrey Epstein ties emerge

Victoria's Secret has long lived by the business mantra sex sells. But its corporate parent's connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier arrested and charged Monday with the sex trafficking of underage women, could further sink the fortunes of the ailing lingerie retailer, damaging a brand that already had seemed out of touch in the #MeToo era. read more »