Sexual harassment

Patriots release Antonio Brown amid misconduct accusations

Wide receiver Antonio Brown
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The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday, according to a team news release, after a second woman came forward with reports of sexual misconduct.

What they're saying: Per a statement, a Patriots spokesperson said it was time to "move in a different direction," given the NFL's investigation into allegations against the player, who has been mired in controversy since his departure from the Oakland Raiders earlier this month.

More women accuse opera star Plácido Domingo of sexual misconduct: AP

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo gestures as he performs during his concert in the newly inaugurated sports and culture centre 'St Gellert Forum' in Szeged, southern Hungary
Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo during his concert at St Gellert Forum in Szeged, southern Hungary, Aug. 28. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Opera star Plácido Domingo has been accused by 11 more women of sexual harassment or of inappropriate behavior toward them, reports AP, which interviewed his accusers. Domingo's spokeswoman issued a statement disputing the allegations.

Why it matters: The 78-year-old Spanish tenor and multiple Grammy Award winner is regarded as one of the greatest ever opera singers. In August interviews with AP, multiple women accused the star of sexual harassment and abusing his power over 3 decades from the late 1980s.