The superintendent of the Brevard County School District has released new data regarding an investigation into a Brevard County band director who was accused of sexual harassment and hazing.
J. Bernard Wilkins, the band director at Heritage High School in Palm Bay, was accused of making inappropriate sexual comments and physical abuse, in addition to making mishandling band funds. According to Wilkins, some of the sexual comments made to students were so graphic, he couldn’t put them in public record. He has recommended Wilkins be fired and never allowed to return to the school.
An investigation into the incidents revealed that Wilkins also made racially derogatory comments to the students. Among the physical abuse, Wilkins was accused of beating on a child’s chest with drumsticks to the point it left bruises.
The school board will vote on Wilkins’ termination next Tuesday.
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University of Iowa President Sally Mason met with three members of the Iowa Board of Regents to discuss the way the university has been and will be handling sexual harassment allegations against a former athletics department official.
The meeting was intended to discuss strategies for moving forward with the sexual harassment allegations against Peter Gray, who resigned from his position last week as associate director of Athletic Student Services after an internal investigation found he had violated university policy.
Mason did not reveal much of what was being discussed, but told Cedar Rapids television station KGAN that she is working on the situation.
“Once I have all the facts, I’ll issue some additional statements, and I assure you there will be more actions taken, without a doubt — so stay tuned,” she said. “It’s a work in progress, and we’re going to work as quickly as we can to make sure that all stakeholders who have an interest in this are satisfied at the answers that we’re going to generate.”
Gray had been employed at the university since 2002 and had also worked at the university in the early 90s. Among the allegations against him, Gray has been accused of trading football tickets and money for sexual favors and inappropriately touching students in a sexual manner.
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A legendary New York steakhouse is paying $600,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim. Sparks Steak House, the site of a mafia murder in the 1980s, is settling after a male manager was accused of sexually harassing 22 male waiters at the restaurant. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sparks Steak House failed to stop the unwanted sexual conduct that took place over nearly eight years. The manager was accused of groping the male waiters, making lewd sexual comments to them and trying to touch their genitals.
Some of the waiters complained about the incidents, but the harassment persisted. The EEOC also said that some of the victims who came forward were retaliated against.
While many people may think sexual harassment is something that occurs between opposite sexes, with the woman as the victim, according to the EEOC, roughly 16 percent of all sexual harassment incidents reported are filed by men. The agency explains it has filed an increasing number of lawsuits involving male victims and hopes to send a message that any type of unwanted sexual misconduct is unacceptable.
Aside from the monetary settlement, Sparks has been ordered to establish a hotline for reporting discrimination and sexual harassment, update their sexual harassment policy and conduct anti-discrimination training for employees.
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Waffle House CEO Joe W. Rogers was accused of sexual harassment and on Tuesday, he issued his first statement acknowledging that he did in fact have sexual encounters with a personal employee over an eight-year period. However, he contends the acts were consensual.
“I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going to be a victim of a crime — extortion,” said Rogers in a written statement distributed by his sexual harassment attorney.
The employee, whose name has not been revealed because she has claimed sexual harassment, accused Rogers of fondling her against her will and forcing her to perform sexual acts beginning in 2003. According to the woman, she put up with the incidents because she could not afford to quit her job, but eventually resigned after her son went to college on a full scholarship.
Rogers denies the claims, but apologized for the pain that the “infrequent consensual sexual encounters” had caused his family.
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A former Queens condo doorman has filed a complaint after claiming he was fired for complaining about a sexual harassment and discrimination incident.
Jerry Laraque worked at the luxury condo The Foundry in Long Island City, and says he was fired after complaining to board members and the property manager that a building superintendent sexually harassed him as well as insulted him with racial slurs.
Laraque alleges super John Olivieri made several racist remarks at him as well as pinned him against a wall with a broomstick against his neck. In addition, Laraque alleges Olivieri asked him to perform oral sex on him and twice tried to stick his tongue in Laraque’s mouth.
“He humiliated me many times,” Laraque, 30, told the Daily News.
“These are very serious allegations and we intend to hold him (Olivieri) accountable,” said Laraque’s sexual harassment lawyer, Kenneth Thompson.
Laraque began working at The Foundry as a security guard in 2008 and was promoted to doorman after a few months following his good performance. The sexual harassment allegedly began when Olivieri was a painting contractor for the building and grew worse once he was hired as the superintendent.
Laraque said he complained to “many people,” including board members, but nothing was ever accomplished.
“They sent me to the management, back-and-forth, and nothing was done,” he told The News. “They don’t take it seriously.”
Property manager Robert Swiderski said he fired Laraque last January citing poor performance and claiming Laraque got into an argument with another employee.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida —Sexual harassment and inappropriate incidents occur more often than anyone might like to believe, and often, those engaging in the lewd behaviors are respected government agents. One former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official in Florida was recently sentenced to 70 months in prison after being federally charged with child pornography.
Anthony Mangione is facing several years in prison after pleading guilty in July to child pornography. Mangione admitted he would download and exchange lewd images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Mangione, who was once at the head of ICE’s South Florida operations from 2007 to 2011, ironically participated in many child pornography investigations. He retired a few months after investigators started looking into his own lascivious crimes in April 2011.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mangione told a U.S. District judge that he started having alcohol and prescription pills problems about three years ago. This in no way excuses his actions regarding the child pornography.
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Waffles are great with syrup, so maybe the CEO of a Waffle House being accused of sexual harassment might want to sprinkle some syrup on anything he can get his hands on to sweeten the blow.
A former female employee at a Waffle House franchise has filed a complaint alleging the CEO demanded she perform sexual acts on him in exchange for keeping her job. According to the woman, CEO Joseph Rogers Jr. sexually harassed her for almost 10 years, beginning 2003 and lasting until June of this year.
The woman’s sexual harassment lawyer, David Cohen, explained that the accused harasser is the CEO of Waffle House based in Atlanta. Police are investigating the allegations, but so far, no charges have been filed.
In the police report, the victim claims Rogers tried to force her to have sex with him, despite her turning him down repeatedly. She also alleges Rogers touched her breasts, tried to remove her clothes, made lewd comments, and insisted she perform sexual acts on him in order to keep her position. The woman, a single mother, told police she endured the alleged harassment because she couldn’t find another job that paid as well. However, she resigned in June after her son was granted a full college scholarship.
The woman has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Rogers in Fulton County State Court.
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According to Cicero police, a group of gang members sexually harassed a poll worker during Tuesday’s presidential election.
The victim, a 41-year-old woman handing out thank-you cards to Cicero voters at Lincoln School, claims a man approached her and made sexual threats. She then left Lincoln School for another polling location, and the man allegedly followed her.
Police say five men joined the first sexual harassment suspect and continued the threats. The woman yelled for witnesses to call the police, who then arrived at the scene and took one of the men, Alfredo Gonzalez, 55, into custody. Gonzalez was later charged with disorderly conduct.
Police allege that men involved in the attack were part a local street gang.
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HONOLULU, HI — A sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a Senor Frog’s bar and restaurant chain in Honolulu, which accuses its CEO and several other executives of sexually harassing female employees.
The complaint was filed against the Waikiki Senior Frogs location, which closed down after the allegations. According to the EEOC, male managers would touch female workers inappropriately and urge them to engage in sexual behaviors with them. The lawsuit claims that this conduct occurred on a daily basis.
“One of the reasons we were so concerned about this case is we saw this harassing behavior permeated up to the most senior levels of management. That was a real problem and a real concern for us,” said Amrita Mallik, a senior trial attorney for the commission. “This was a company that seemed to disregard the rights of the women who worked there.”
Nine victims allegedly suffered the sexual harassment, most of which were in their teens and early twenties. In addition, the managers allegedly retaliated against the victims after they complained of the incidents and were given shorter shifts and fewer work hours.
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