SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing them of his decision to step down from Congress as of Tuesday, amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by multiple women.

Mass. Senate Elects Acting President, Investigation Launched In Day Of Upheaval

Dec 5, 2017
Mass. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr talked to the press, backed up by most of their fellow members, following a marathon set of caucuses Monday that determined Chandler would be elected acting Senate president.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts Senate initiated an Ethics Committee investigation on Monday night into its now former president Sen. Stanley Rosenberg in a dramatic day of upheaval that saw Worcester Democrat Harriette Chandler installed as the new acting Senate president pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment and Senate interference by Rosenberg's husband.

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg in his office at the Statehouse.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Updated at 1:00 p.m.

Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, under mounting pressure from inside and outside of the Statehouse, intends to step down as the leader of the Senate for the unknown duration of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against his husband Bryon Hefner. 

Mass. State Senator Stan Rosenberg in a file photo.
File photo / State House News Service

Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg of Amherst said he wants to give up the title of Senate president -- at least temporarily.

Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg was flanked by an aide and court officers, and surrounded by media, during a press conference Friday about his husband's alleged sexual assaults and interference in Senate affairs.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts Senate could officially move forward this week with an independent investigation into allegations that the husband of the chamber's leader, Stan Rosenberg, sexually assaulted four men.

Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg was flanked by an aide and court officers, and surrounded by media, during a press conference Friday about his husband's alleged sexual assaults and interference in Senate affairs.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Our weekly news roundup begins on Beacon Hill, with the allegations in The Boston Globe that Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, groped or kissed men with ties to the Statehouse.

Massahusetts State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, left, and his husband Bryon Hefner.
File photo / State House News Service

Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg said his husband, Bryon Hefner, will soon be entering treatment for alcoholism. 

Stories about sexual harassment in the workplace have dominated the news cycle this fall, but New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer remembers a time not that long ago when even the term "sexual harassment" felt new.

"Most of us really didn't know much about sexual harassment," she says. "Many of us had experienced it, but we didn't really know the name for it or how to handle it."

Thursday’s show by Garrison Keillor at the Warner Theatre in Torrington has been canceled, just hours before it was due to go ahead.

Updated at 5:29 p.m. ET

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is coming under increasing pressure to step down, after a former aide made public her allegations of sexual harassment against the veteran congressman. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the allegations against Conyers "serious, disappointing and very credible" and said Conyers, the House's most senior member, "should resign."

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