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Serena Williams’ coach calls for rule change after US Open scandal

By ethan / October 19, 2018

Patrick Mouratoglou, the longtime coach of US star Serena Williams, has called for on-court coaching to be allowed at major tournaments in the wake of the furious bust-up involving Williams during her US Open final defeat. READ MORE: ‘I’m still trying to take my mind off it’: Osaka says US Open win against Williams was ‘bittersweet’ […]

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‘You were not coaching’: Serena Williams signals anger at coach over US Open scandal

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Serena Williams has said she is bewildered by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou’s admission that he was coaching her during the tennis star’s controversial US Open final defeat against Japan’s Naomi Osaka. Talking to Australian news program The Sunday Project, the 23-time Grand Slam champion said she was confused as to why her coach admitted giving […]

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VW investors seek $11bn in damages over emissions-cheating scandal

By ethan / September 10, 2018

Around 1,670 claims have been lodged against Volkswagen (VW) by its shareholders. They claim the automaker should have informed them about the diesel emissions problem before regulators did in 2015. Angry investors are seeking €9.2 billion ($ 10.7 billion) in compensation for the carmaker’s share price drop as a result of the Dieselgate scandal. Read […]

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What scandal? Louis CK is back on the comedy circuit after #MeToo banishment

By ethan / August 28, 2018

Disgraced comedian Louis CK is back, performing his first new stand-up routine since admitting to numerous instances of sexual misconduct and harassment of women just 10 months ago. Social media has been on fire with discussion over whether Louis CK has served enough time away from comedy. Some suggested he should continue working in the […]

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Four Japanese basketball players expelled from Asian games over prostitute scandal

By ethan / August 20, 2018

Four members of the Japanese men’s basketball team have been sent packing from the Asian games for allegedly paying to prostitutes during their promenade in Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Last week, the athletes, wearing their national team shirts, had a dinner in a Japanese restaurant located in Jakarta’s entertainment district before being spotted with a […]

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Papa John’s Pizza erasing all memory of founder after N-word scandal

By ethan / August 2, 2018

The management of the Kentucky-based pizza chain Papa John’s has reportedly sent instructions to owners of its outlets to remove all the mentions of the company founder and former chairman John Schnatter. The move comes shortly after Schnatter was forced to resign as a chairman of the company after he used a racial slur during […]

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US cardinal resigns as sex abuse scandal spirals

By ethan / July 28, 2018

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as he faces an array of allegations of sexual abuse, and has ordered him to observe a “life of prayer and penance” until his canonical trial. The former archbishop of Washington DC faces a litany of allegations, sparked after he was accused of sexually abusing […]

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Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

By ethan / July 26, 2018

The Russian Upper House speaker has proposed reforming the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment after a leaked video revealed the cruel beating of an inmate by about a dozen prison administration officers. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko called the beating of an inmate by prison staff “an abominable crime that cannot be justified.” […]

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German FA boss Grindel admits mistakes over Ozil-Erdogan photo scandal

By ethan / July 26, 2018

German football federation (DFB) chief Reinhard Grindel says he should have handled the scandal surrounding Mesut Ozil’s controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan differently. Ozil quit international football at the weekend, accusing Grindel of racism over the reaction to the photograph with Erdogan in May and Germany’s disastrous World Cup performances this summer. […]

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