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Alaska Air investigating sexual harassment claim by Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi

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Alaska Airlines is investigating a sexual harassment claim by Randi Zuckerberg, a Silicon Valley executive and sister of Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg wrote on social media late on Wednesday that she boarded the first-class cabin on a flight from Los Angeles to Mazatlan, Mexico, when a passenger in a seat near her began making lewd and explicit sexual remarks to her.

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“Feeling furious, disgusted and degraded,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post detailing her experience. She said her complaints were dismissed by flight attendants.

“The safety and well-being of our guests on Alaska Airlines is our number one priority,” Alaska said. “We’re fully investigating this situation and will take appropriate steps, as needed.”

The incident comes after a string of high-profile men in film, media and politics have been accused of sexual harassment or assault.

(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Bill Rigby)


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Trump’s white evangelical supporters sold their souls to a ‘corrupt, cruel, mendacious’ charlatan — and got precious little for it: conservative

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President Donald Trump is hardly a poster child for far-right Christian fundamentalism: he’s twice divorced, he has a long history of adultery, he was never known for being terribly religious, and he has had extramarital affairs with an adult film star and a Playboy model. Regardless, Trump is wildly popular with the Christian Right — perhaps even more so than President George W. Bush and President Ronald Reagan. But conservative activist Peter Wehner, in a July 10 article for The Atlantic, argues that the Christian Right sold its soul to a charlatan and has precious little to show for it.

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Two white men beat Black man with baseball bats in ‘terrifying racially motivated attack’ in Portland: witness

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Police in Oregon are investigating an alleged assault where a Black man says he was attacked by two men with a baseball bat in a Portland park on July 3, The Oregonian reports.

According to witnesses, a "derogatory term" was used against the man during the attack by one of the suspects, both of whom were white.

“I saw the man get hit with these metal bats; while he was pleading for them to stop, they were hurling vicious racial slurs,” witness Jessica Johnson wrote in a Facebook post.

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Johnny Depp says wife-beating claim made him ‘Quasimodo’

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Hollywood legend Johnny Depp on Friday accused Britain's The Sun tabloid of turning him from "Cinderella into Quasimodo" by claiming he beat his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The first week of Depp's star-studded libel trial against the paper's publisher and executive editor drew to a close with the 57-year-old denying hurling a champagne bottle and a phone at his former wife.

Depp claims charges compiled by Heard over a tumultuous two-year marriage that ended in 2017 were a "hoax" designed to advance her career at his expense.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor said Thursday he was so often high or strung out on drugs that he was "in no condition" to hurt the 34-year-old model and film star.

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