Sexual Abuse
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Esty to leave Congress over office abuse scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/03/18, 10:30 am

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., announced Monday she would not seek reelection because of a harassment scandal in her office that has led to calls for her resignation. Reports emerged last week that Esty waited to fire her male chief of staff until several months after he left a female staffer a belligerent voicemail threatening to kill her if she did not answer his calls. An internal investigation revealed more widespread accusations of abuse against the man, Tony Baker.

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Willow Creek leaders voice support for Hybels

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/26/18, 12:17 pm

Pastor Bill Hybels and leaders of Willow Creek Community Church, a multicampus megachurch in the metropolitan Chicago area, responded to accusations of pastoral misconduct in a meeting and at worship services over the weekend.

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Hybels denies reports of inappropriate behavior

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/23/18, 01:42 pm

The Chicago Tribune, in a lengthy report published Thursday night, accused former megachurch Pastor Bill Hybels of inappropriate behavior toward women. The report states the leadership of Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago investigated the accusations and found them unsubstantiated. Hybels told the Tribune the reports were false and possibly made up to discredit him.

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