An audit of Philadelphia's sexual harassment policies has shed light on the millions of dollars the city has paid in settlements in recent years. The City Controller's office believes that what they've found might only be the tip of the iceberg and Mayor Kenney is promising immediate action. It seemed like the NFL was ready to take action against players who used the national anthem as a backdrop for protests next season. After pressure from players across the league, including several Eagles, it appears the NFL might be forced to call a different play. While summer sun might be pulling you to the beach, Philly's cultural institutions think they've found the perfect incentive to make you change your plans.
$2.2 million. That's the price Philadelphia has paid to settle sexual misconduct claims since 2012 according to an audit of the city's sexual harassment policies. That figure includes a payment of more than $1 million after claims brought by a former police officer against a commander. City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart believes that number might actually be too low.
Mayor Kenney signed an executive order on Thursday, instituting a new sexual harassment policy for executive branch employees. After doing so, he once again called for the resignation of Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams.
According to an internal investigation completed earlier this year, Williams made inappropriate comments to a former staffer, corroborating sexual harassment claims she made against Williams in 2017.
While Kenney and Rhynhart have both called for Williams to step down, Kenney admitted that city officials "cannot force out any elected officials." Williams has denied the allegations.
This off-season, the NFL announced that players who protested during the national anthem would face punishment this upcoming season, a move that prompted criticism from players including members of the Eagles.
On Thursday, the league officials called a timeout, promising to pause the rule to do something they apparently failed to do when it was first created.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins demonstrated during the anthem for several games last season, but ended his protests, feeling that his message was received. The new policy made Jenkins reconsider.
The history, science and art should be enough to bring museum-goers to Philly's many museums. But a little extra incentive can't hurt and many of them have turned to booze.
In an effort to cast a wider net, a number of cultural institutions in the city are offering drinks to get a bigger and younger audience to experience what they have to offer while battling countless other summer attractions.
From the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Museum of the American Revolution and beyond –we round up 10 events where you can get a cocktail and some culture at the same time this summer.
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