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Two additional women, violinists Emilia Mettenbrink and Raffaela Kalmar, have made allegations of sexual misconduct against violinist William Preucil, the concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and a now-former instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Their accusations were printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing a statement from a third woman who has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The allegations, from a woman identified as Julie Swetnick, were made public by attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday morning. Avenatti posted Swetnick's three-page sworn declaration on Twitter.

The stakes are high for Thursday's Capitol Hill hearing, pitting Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault — an accusation Kavanaugh has denied — when they were both in high school more than three decades ago.

The New York Philharmonic announced Sunday that it has taken action against two prominent musicians over unspecified "misconduct": the orchestra's principal oboist, Liang Wang, and its associate principal trumpeter, Matthew Muckey.

The orchestra said the decision came after a five-month internal investigation, led by a former federal judge. Both musicians dispute the Philharmonic's findings, and while the musicians' union reviews the orchestra's decision, the two have been placed on unpaid leave.

The 2018 class of the Cleveland Orchestra.
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The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its principal trombone player, Massimo La Rosa, “as part of an ongoing independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct,” according to a statement from the orchestra.

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Ohio State’s football team enters fall camp this week without head coach Urban Meyer, who was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday. Recent reports have called into question Meyer's claim that he was unaware of 2015 domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach.

The legacies of a Baldwin Wallace University theater professor and a Northeast Ohio playwright are now in question following accusations of sexual misconduct.  Baldwin Wallace announced Monday that it received what it called "credible information" about sexual misconduct allegations against William Allman and John Patrick, both now deceased.  As such, a statement from the University, said the names of Allman and Patrick will be removed from campus theater buildings.

CBS' CEO Leslie Moonves will remain at the helm of the media company as the board of directors launches an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted several women over decades.

Steve Snyder-Hill

Steve Snyder-Hill calls it his "insurance policy."

It’s a letter he sent to Ohio State University officials after Snyder-Hill says he was molested by Richard Strauss, a university doctor who’s accused of sexually assaulting former Ohio State athletes.

Congressional Watchdogs Seek Ethics Review Of Rep. Jim Jordan

Jul 9, 2018
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A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Obama are seeking an ethics review of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) even as former colleagues back his statements that he didn't know about sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at The Ohio State University.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is "shocked and saddened" by the allegations and is cooperating with the school's independent investigation.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's office said records released Thursday show lawyers' attempts to schedule an interview with him as part of an Ohio State University sex abuse investigation were sent to a non-existent email address.

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On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher.

Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. "Dr. Jelly Paws."

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said on Wednesday he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-dead doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at The Ohio State University.

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is rejecting accusations that he knew of and did nothing about alleged sexual abuse by a longtime Ohio State University sports doctor. 

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