Screen grab of Dylan Howard on the Wendy Williams Show.

Dylan Howard, top editor of publications like Us Weekly and the National Enquirer, has been accused of sexual harassment by several former employees, per an AP report.

Howard was under internal investigation from American Media Inc. in 2012 while he ran the parent company's L.A. offices. Per the AP, he quit after the completion of the report, but was later re-hired and promoted by the company. Employees decided to speak out about the investigation after seeing emails showing that Howard worked with Harvey Weinstein "to undermine allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein."

  • Per the AP, allegations against Howard include forcing female employees to listen to pornographic material, telling one employee he wanted to make a Facebook account for her vagina, encouraging an employee to sleep with her sources, and more.
  • Cam Stracher, a lawyer for American Media Inc., said the 2012 investigation "did not show serious wrongdoing," per the AP.

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Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.

Facebook goes after Apple

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Facebook is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee, which Facebook suggests hurts small businesses struggling to get by during the pandemic.

The big picture: Facebook has never publicly gone after Apple, a key strategic partner, this aggressively. Both companies face antitrust scrutiny, which in Apple's case has centered on the very fee structure Facebook is now attacking.