Business

League of Legends firm sued over workers’ sexism claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Riot Games Image caption Riot's League of Legends is one of the most lucrative video games League of Legends's developer is facing legal action over allegations it paid female employees less than men because of their gender and tolerated sexual harassment.The action against Riot Games is being pursued by one of its former workers as well as a current staff member.It follows investigations by the Los Angeles
Entertainment

Paul Gambaccini secures CPS payout over unfounded abuse claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Gambaccini has previously said he was the victim of a "witch hunt" Radio DJ Paul Gambaccini has won damages from prosecutors over unfounded allegations of historical sex offences.The presenter, 69, was arrested in 2013 over a claim he sexually assaulted two teenage boys in the early 1980s. Mr Gambaccini always denied the claims, calling the case "completely fictitious". He spent a year
UK News

Lord Hain defends naming Sir Philip Green over harassment claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Philip Green issued a statement saying he "categorically and wholly" denied the allegations Lord Hain has defended naming Sir Philip Green as the businessman a newspaper accused of sexual and racial harassment, saying it was the "right thing to do".A court injunction prevented the Daily Telegraph from identifying the retail tycoon but the peer used parliamentary privilege to name him in the
Politics

Bercow calls for independent body to examine Commons bullying claims

[ad_1] Commons Speaker John Bercow has called for an independent body to be set up to investigate allegations of harassment and bullying in Parliament. He told MPs they must learn the lessons of the expenses scandal, which led to external oversight of MPs' claims.The Speaker has faced calls to quit after a report said harassment had been tolerated and concealed for years.Conservative MP Maria Miller told Mr Bercow that "new
US & World

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia calls murder claims ‘lies’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Saudi Arabia has called accusations it ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its Istanbul consulate "lies and baseless allegations".Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz's denial comes 11 days after Mr Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate.Turkish sources allege he was then
US & World

ABC chair resigns over Australian political interference claims

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has resigned following allegations of political interference.Justin Milne resigned from the national broadcaster amid reports he had asked for journalists to be fired because their reporting was disliked by the Australian government.The government has denied pressuring the broadcaster over its staff.ABC's managing director Michelle Guthrie was fired on Monday.Mr Milne said there had been no interference from Canberra,
Education

Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making "potentially misleading claims" in their advertising.The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any "verifiable" evidence.The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they must take down unsubstantiated claims, such as being in the top 1% in the world.But Alex
US & World

Les Moonves ‘to leave CBS’ as new sexual misconduct claims appear

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Les Moonves is one of the most powerful men in US media The head of US media giant CBS, Les Moonves, who faces sexual misconduct allegations from a number of women, is set to leave his post, US media say.They say CBS has reached a deal on a package for Mr Moonves' resignation.Fresh allegations by six women have appeared in the New Yorker. Accusations
Technology

Google says Trump’s bias claims are ‘not true’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google says it did link to Trump's January 2018 State of the Union address Google has disputed claims from President Donald Trump that it did not promote his State of the Union address.President Trump posted a video on Twitter he said provided evidence the search giant had not featured his 2017 speech.In response, Google said this speech had been to Congress and therefore
Business

Google is irresponsible claims Fortnite’s chief in bug row

[ad_1] Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Android devices have to use Epic's own installer rather than the Google Play store to get the game The leader of the firm behind the hit game Fortnite has accused Google of being "irresponsible" in the way it revealed a flaw affecting the Android version of the title. On Friday, Google made public that hackers could hijack the game's installation software to load