Horace Mann, the New York City prep school at the center of sexual-abuse allegations by former students, should conduct an “independent and transparent” probe into the alleged crimes, attorney Gloria Allred said.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the first Democrat to lead the eighth-largest U.S. city since 1992, agreed to a proposal to resolve a sexual-harassment lawsuit brought against him by a former spokeswoman, U-T San Diego said.
In San Diego, where the local newspaper last year called Barack Obama the worst president ever and voters stripped new city workers of traditional pensions, the election of a Democrat as mayor promised to be a watershed.
Carly Mee, a student at Occidental College, was hanging out with friends in late 2010 when a male student’s name came up. Mee was standing near Leah Capranica, a fellow sophomore, who said she’d had a bad experience with the student. The two women met the next day and told each other a secret: They had been sexually assaulted by the same man.
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd tried to persuade Jodie Fisher to have sex and kissed and touched her inappropriately while she was a company events contractor, according to a much-contested letter that was ordered to be released by a court yesterday.