- Abbot Quyen Van Ho, the head of Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was accused of recruiting nuns from Vietnam and engaging in sexual misconduct, including allegedly impregnating one of them.
- Temple members have called for Ho’s removal from the temple.
- Ho has denied the allegations against him.
- His attorneys argued that the plaintiffs had little to no evidence and that the government cannot interfere in the free exercise of religion due to First Amendment protections.
- At Monday’s hearing, the judge suggested that community members themselves should hold an internal election to determine Ho’s fate in the temple.
A Buddhist temple leader in Louisiana is facing a civil suit after being accused of recruiting nuns from Vietnam and engaging in sexual misconduct, including allegedly impregnating one of them.
Abbot Quyen Van Ho, the head of Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge, has caused irreparable damage by “violating his vows of Buddhism, including his vow of celibacy,” the suit reportedly claims.
UC San Diego will not fire pregnant postdoc from China who spoke out about data falsification pressure
- Li Jiang, a pregnant postdoctoral scholar from China, reached a settlement with the University of California, San Diego, earlier this month to extend her contract for six more months.
- Jiang, whose contract has been renewed multiple times at the university, nearly lost her job and her legal status in the U.S. after speaking out about data falsification in her lab earlier this year.
- After her revelation about the irregularities in January, Jiang said her supervisor told her that her research appointment would not be extended again.
- Her peers criticized the case, and the Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) filed a formal grievance on her behalf on July 15.
- Under the settlement, Jiang will now be allowed to stay and continue her work at UC San Diego under a new supervisor and retain her health benefits for six more months.
- While she is set to resign after the “bridge appointment,” this will at least ensure Jiang does not lose her legal status in the U.S. while she is pregnant.
A researcher who nearly lost her job of over four years at the University of California, San Diego, after speaking out about data falsification in her lab reached a settlement with the school earlier this month.
Li Jiang is a pregnant postdoctoral scholar from China whose contract had been renewed multiple times at the university.
- A Filipino-Chinese-Canadian TV host called out viewers for assuming she was pregnant after a video of her went viral on TikTok.
- Melanie Ng, an anchor and reporter for “Breakfast Television,” explained on Monday’s broadcast that she received a flood of direct messages from viewers asking if she was “expecting.”
- Ng recalled feeling angry and frustrated while reading the messages and reminded viewers to “not comment on a woman's body.”
- The TV host explained that she may have looked pregnant due to the dress, camera angle or from eating “a burrito.”
“Breakfast Television” anchor and Toronto reporter Melanie Ng reminded viewers to never “comment on a woman’s body” after many asked if she was “expecting” due to a viral TikTok video.
The Filipino-Chinese-Canadian anchor and other “Breakfast Television” reporters shared a TikTok video on Friday dancing and lip-syncing to the song “Telephone” by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé. Ng is seen at the beginning of the video strutting towards the camera wearing a black and white dress.
A man in northern India allegedly slashed his pregnant wife’s stomach to check their baby’s gender.
The attack, which later killed their unborn son, reportedly took place at the family’s home in Budaun district, Uttar Pradesh state on Saturday.
A Chinese husband is being praised online by many social media users for letting his pregnant wife sit on him as he crouches down while they wait.
The chivalrous moment was caught on a surveillance camera inside of a building located somewhere in China, according to Shanghaiist.