The Scarlet Letter Reports

Brett Rossi on How Her Porn Career Was Used to Discredit Her Abuse Allegations

Adult film star Brett Rossi sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she was targeted by the media after filing a domestic violence lawsuit against her former fiancé Charlie Sheen, and why sex workers' stories need to be taken seriously.
Amanda Knox

What to Do When Your Abuser Is in Law Enforcement

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was accused of violent abuse by four women—and reportedly told one, "I am the law." This isn't an isolated attitude: According to research, at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence.
Kimberly Lawson

Activist Munroe Bergdorf Hounded Out of LGBT Advisor Role By Right-Wing Media

The former L'Oreal model was appointed just one week ago by the Labour Party to advise on LGBTQ issues in the UK.
Sirin Kale
domestic violence

Turkish Court Rejects Abuse Victim's Claim Because She Didn’t Call Police When Held at Gunpoint

Jale Soydan's ex-husband shot her eight times even though she was under state protection. Now a court has thrown out her compensation claim—because she wasn't able to call for help while being threatened with a gun.
Sirin Kale
sexual assault

The 156 Victims Who Spoke Out About Abuse Spurred Lawmakers to Protect Future Athletes

The new legislation, which gained momentum following Larry Nassar's trial, requires officials to report suspected sexual abuse within 24 hours.
Kimberly Lawson
Sex Trafficking

How a Sex Trafficked Teen Was Sentenced to Life for Killing a Man Who Bought Her

This week, celebrities like Rihanna, TI, and Kim Kardashian have posted about how the system has treated Brown unfairly, and a petition calling for her a pardon has garnered more than 200,000 signatures.
Kimberly Lawson

GOP Lawmaker Says Someone Should 'Go After' Roy Moore’s Accusers

Alabama representative Ed Henry said he isn’t “buying” the child molestation accusations against politician Roy Moore. “I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion.”
Kimberly Lawson

The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

According to social workers and activists, numerous young kids on the spectrum have ended up on the sexual offender registry for offenses that lacked sexual motivation.
Mitchell Sunderland

Alarming Number of Deported Immigrants Claim Abuse, Mistreatment by ICE

A new report from the American Immigration Council details the alleged experiences of 600 deported Mexican migrants during their apprehension, custody, and removal by US Customs and Border Protection.
Kimberly Lawson

Video Surfaces of Cheerleader Screaming 'Please Stop' While Forced to Do Splits

Several anonymous videos sent to local media have prompted public outrage and a police investigation over alleged treatment of high school cheerleaders in Denver.
Kimberly Lawson

The Challenges of Blocking Self-Harm Imagery on Social Media

A new study examines the roles social platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram can, or should, play in stopping the spread of graphic self-harm imagery.
Steven Blum
human trafficking

Evangelical Church Allegedly Trafficking 'Slaves' from Brazil

The Word of Faith Fellowship has been under scrutiny for more than 20 years. An investigation by the Associated Press has uncovered allegations of human trafficking, child abuse, and a former storage facility said to house the worst sinners.
Diana Tourjée