Former Google executive files lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and retaliation by female boss
A former Google executive, Ryan Olohan, has filed a lawsuit against the company and a female executive, Tiffany Miller, accusing her of groping him and making inappropriate comments during a company dinner in 2019. Olohan claims he was fired from his job after rejecting Miller’s advances and reporting the incident to human resources. The lawsuit also alleges that Google did not take appropriate action on his complaint and that Miller retaliated against him by criticizing him and reporting him for “microaggressions.
Vanessa Bryant, LA County reach $28.85 million settlement in crash photos lawsuit
Vanessa Bryant has reached a $28.85 million settlement with Los Angeles County over her lawsuit concerning the sharing of inappropriate photos taken at the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna in 2020. The settlement resolves Bryant’s claims of negligence and invasion of privacy, and includes the $15 million awarded to her by a jury in 2022. The settlement also resolves all outstanding issues related to pending legal claims in state court, future claims by the Bryant children, and other costs, with each party responsible for its respective attorneys’ fees. Chris Chester, whose wife and daughter were also killed in the same crash, received a settlement of almost $20 million. Bryant’s attorney hopes the settlement will put an end to the practice of inappropriate photo sharing.
Justice Served: Alex Murdaugh Receives Life Sentence for Murdering His Wife and Son
Alex Murdaugh, a former attorney from South Carolina, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders of his wife and son. The judge admonished Murdaugh’s defense, which included his own testimony, as not credible and not believable. Murdaugh maintained his innocence but was found guilty by a jury. His defense attorneys plan to appeal the sentence. Murdaugh was taken into custody and will undergo medical tests and mental health assessments before being sent to a maximum-security prison.
White House Evaluates New Legislation to Enhance Data Security Amid Growing Concerns Over TikTok
The Biden administration is considering asking Congress to give it more legal power to deal with TikTok and other technology that could expose sensitive data to China. White House officials are evaluating a draft bill by Senator Mark Warner, which would give the government more authority to police apps and services that could pose a risk to Americans’ data security or be used in foreign influence campaigns. The bill could be used to target TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. The administration has provided feedback on the draft bill, which would offer an alternative to legislation that outright bans the app. The growing focus on Congress is a significant shift in the White House’s strategy to respond to concerns about TikTok, which could be compelled to turn over personal data to Chinese authorities and be used to deliver political messages to people’s smartphone screens.
Los Gatos Party Mom Attacked in Jail
Five women at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas have been charged with assaulting Shannon O’Connor, who is in custody awaiting trial on 39 charges related to a separate case. The court documents show that O’Connor was attacked in her dorm room on October 24, 2022, and that five other female inmates used their hands and feet to attack her for approximately 16 seconds until deputies entered the room. The motive for the attack is not provided. O’Connor was sent to the hospital and treated before being released back to Elmwood.