Former Kitchener neurologist charged with 34 counts of sexual assault

Former Kitchener neurologist charged with 34 counts of sexual assault

WATERLOO—A former Kitchener neurologist faces 34 separate counts of sexual assault against women. Jeffrey Scott Sloka, 50, was arrested on Tuesday morning by Waterloo Regional Police’s special victims unit in connection to an ongoing sexual assault investigation. Each count represents a different woman. It is alleged Sloka sexually assaulted patients under his care from January […]

No ‘gay gene,’ but study finds genetic links to sexual behaviour

No ‘gay gene,’ but study finds genetic links to sexual behaviour

LONDON — A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behaviour has confirmed there is no single “gay gene” but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners. The research, which analyzed data on DNA and sexual experiences from almost half a million people, found […]

Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) involving more than 490,000 individuals, including 75,000 23andMe customers who consented to research, offers an intriguing glimpse into the complexity of sexual behavior. While the study found thousands of genetic variants with very, very small affects on same-sex sexual behavior, it did not find any “gay gene,” nor did […]

DNA evidence links man to multiple sexual assaults in Toronto, Collingwood: police

DNA evidence links man to multiple sexual assaults in Toronto, Collingwood: police

Two police forces have teamed up to investigate three alleged sexual assaults that have now been linked by DNA evidence. Toronto police say the violent incidents allegedly took place in the city and in Collingwood, Ont., between 2015 and 2019. “I believe he’s escalating in violence,” said Supt. Pauline Gray of the alleged attacker. In the most […]

R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations, lawyer says

R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations, lawyer says

A lawyer for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Lawyer Steve Greenberg offered his most full-throated defence of the Grammy-winning recording artist since […]

48 Google employees fired for sexual harassment

48 Google employees fired for sexual harassment

Google has announced that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without severance packages, hours after a news report said it had protected some male executives facing sexual misconduct allegations and offered them large sums to leave the company. The surprise disclosure Thursday came in an […]

Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with accuser

Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with accuser

Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor to whom she agreed to pay $ 380,000 US in a settlement. Argento, who has alleged that film producer Harvey Weinstein raped her, […]

Metropolitan Opera fires James Levine after finding ‘credible evidence’ of sexual abuse

Metropolitan Opera fires James Levine after finding ‘credible evidence’ of sexual abuse

NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Opera fired James Levine on Monday evening, ending its association with a conductor who defined the company for more than four decades after an investigation found what the Met called credible evidence that Levine had engaged in “sexually abusive and harassing conduct.” The investigation, which the Met opened in December after a […]