Tag Archives: Scandal

What scandal? Louis CK is back on the comedy circuit after #MeToo banishment

Disgraced comedian Louis CK is back, performing his first new stand-up routine since admitting to numerous instances of sexual misconduct and harassment of women just 10 months ago. Social media has been on fire with discussion over whether Louis CK has served enough time away from comedy. Some suggested he should continue working in the industry while others pointed out ...

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Asia Argento reportedly axed from Italian X Factor over child sex assault scandal

Italian actress Asia Argento has reportedly been dropped by ‘X Factor Italy’ after accusations that she sexually assaulted a teenager who appeared in a movie with her came to light. The dramatic exit follows the recent bombshell that Argento paid former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett a $ 380,000 settlement after he alleged that they had sex in a ...

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Papa John’s Pizza erasing all memory of founder after N-word scandal

The management of the Kentucky-based pizza chain Papa John’s has reportedly sent instructions to owners of its outlets to remove all the mentions of the company founder and former chairman John Schnatter. The move comes shortly after Schnatter was forced to resign as a chairman of the company after he used a racial slur during a May conference call dedicated ...

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US cardinal resigns as sex abuse scandal spirals

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as he faces an array of allegations of sexual abuse, and has ordered him to observe a “life of prayer and penance” until his canonical trial. The former archbishop of Washington DC faces a litany of allegations, sparked after he was accused of sexually abusing an altar boy in 1971. ...

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Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

The Russian Upper House speaker has proposed reforming the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment after a leaked video revealed the cruel beating of an inmate by about a dozen prison administration officers. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko called the beating of an inmate by prison staff “an abominable crime that cannot be justified.” “I am shaken by the ...

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Police search French presidential palace as scandal around Macron’s violent aide unfolds

French police have searched the office of Alexandre Benalla at the Elysee Palace, local media report. Benalla, a senior aide to France’s president, was filmed beating protesters during a May Day rally, sparking full-blown scandal. The office, which was placed on lockdown since Benalla’s detention, was searched late on Wednesday. Benalla has reportedly been present at his office during the ...

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‘Let them come & get me’: Macron takes responsibility in violent bodyguard scandal

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to take the hit for the unfolding Alexandre Benalla affair, saying he’s responsible for all the actions of his violent aide, who was filmed beating demonstrators during a May Day rally. “If they are looking for the one responsible, the only one responsible is me and me alone,” Macron told fellow parliamentary party lawmakers ...

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Rothschild Bank caught up in money-laundering scandal

Switzerland’s financial regulator has accused Rothschild Bank AG and its trust subsidiary of violating anti-money laundering law in relation to 1MDB, the troubled Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. According to the regulator, both Rothschild Bank AG and Rothschild Trust AG failed to check where assets from a client came from. The firms reportedly disregarded signs that the funds could be connected ...

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Audi boss arrested in Germany over diesel emissions scandal

Munich prosecutors have arrested Rupert Stadler, the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi over his alleged participation in the automaker’s emissions test cheating scandal three years ago. “As part of an investigation into diesel affairs and Audi engines, the Munich prosecutor’s office executed an arrest warrant against Mr Professor Rupert Stadler on June 18, 2018,” the Munich prosecutor’s office said ...

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Germany’s migration chief is sacked amid an asylum agency fraud scandal – but is the problem solved?

The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired this week by Interior Minister ...

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