Tag: sexual misconduct
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Janelle Irwin TaylorJanuary 11, 2019
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9min15
Tampa mayoral candidate Topher Morrison is being accused of sexual harassment by a former employee. Elizabeth Longden worked for Morrison at his company, Key Person of Influence, for exactly one day. She emailed Morrison that she felt uncomfortable in the office and would not be returning and asked that he not contact her again. Longden’s discomfort […]

Michael MolineDecember 5, 2018
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5min10
A gag order has been issued in the sexual harassment case brought against the Florida Senate by legislative aide Rachel Perrin Rogers, blocking attorneys and others from discussing the matter with the press. That’s according to Katie Betta, spokeswoman for the Senate, who said she was barred from even providing a copy of the order. “I am sorry, but pursuant […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 3, 2018
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5min8
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reconsider changes to the federal Title IX program that protects students from discrimination, including sexual misconduct, harassment and assault. A group of 77 House Democrats including Tampa’s Kathy Castor penned a letter to DeVos calling her latest proposal scaling back […]

Michael MolineNovember 30, 2018
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6min14
Attorneys for the Florida Senate and federal government agreed Friday to seek an expedited trip to a federal appeals court regarding its sovereign immunity defense against a legislative aide’s sexual harassment claim. That might ameliorate what an attorney for the chamber called the “distinct, irreparable harm” to its dignity as a legislative body forced to […]

Ana CeballosJanuary 27, 2018
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4min6
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Friday it’s now conducting an “active” criminal investigation into former Sen. Jack Latvala‘s sexual misconduct. “Regarding Senator Latvala, FDLE’s Office of Executive Investigations is now conducting an active investigation,” the state agency’s spokeswoman Jessica Cary said. Cary said she could not provide additional details on the investigation. The […]

Scott PowersDecember 28, 2017
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6min5
Nearly three-quarters of Florida voters say they could not vote for a candidate who has been accused of sexual misconduct, according to a new statewide public opinion poll conducted by Gravis Marketing of Winter Springs. Gravis found almost widespread agreement on that position. Voters in nearly all age groups, genders, religious affiliations, races, and education […]


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