assault

crime

What This Ted Bundy Survivor Thinks of the Obsession Around the Serial Killer

Kathy Kleiner was 20 years old when she was attacked by the notorious serial killer. Decades on, she wants to recenter Bundy's victims in a narrative that too often excludes them.
Kitty Wenham
2.19.19
sexual assault

Nurse Arrested in Case of Comatose Woman Who Gave Birth

Nathan Sutherland, a former nurse at Hacienda HealthCare,​ faces one count of sexual assault and one count of abusing a vulnerable adult.
Leila Ettachfini
1.23.19
crime

Teen Killed By Abusive Ex Even After Reporting Him to Police Five Times

Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated to see whether they could have prevented the death of the 17-year-old girl.
Sirin Kale
1.15.19
Criminal Justice

Cyntoia Brown's Clemency Gives Hope to Other Trafficking Survivors

After being incarcerated for 15 years, a trafficking victim who received a life sentence after killing the man who paid her for sex as a teenager was granted clemency. We spoke with trafficking activists on what this case means for other survivors.
Kimberly Lawson
1.8.19
assault

Busy Philipps Says James Franco Assaulted Her While Filming 'Freaks and Geeks'

In her forthcoming memoir, "This Will Only Hurt a Little," Busy Philipps says James Franco violently pushed her to the ground on the set of "Freaks and Geeks."
Sara David
10.8.18
#metoo

#MeToo Anniversary: Women Around the World Speak on Its Impact

As the movement marks its first year of existence, we asked women how things have changed—or not—in their respective countries.
Broadly Staff
10.5.18
Power

Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The Violence Against Women Act is a landmark piece of legislation that serves to protect women from sexual and physical abuse. It's at risk of expiring soon, and a new bill to reauthorize it is lacking support from Republicans.
Kimberly Lawson
10.4.18
sexual assault

Sexual Assault Survivors Flood C-SPAN with Calls During Kavanaugh Hearing

"I have not brought this up for years, until I heard this testimony—it's just breaking my heart."
Leila Ettachfini
9.27.18
sexual assault

Assault Survivors Are Telling Trump Why They Didn't Report

On Twitter, #WhyIDidntReport is a collection of stories from sexual assault survivors that mirror what research proves: Victims who come forward will face more scrutiny, stigma, and blame than their perpetrators.
Leila Ettachfini
9.21.18
#metoo

#MeToo Has Always Been About Power—Not Specific People

In the wake of allegations against Asia Argento and Avital Ronell, activists and experts on sexual abuse say we shouldn't be focusing on victims or villains, but rather on justice and real systemic change.
Kimberly Lawson
8.24.18
sexual assault

DJ Who Assaulted Taylor Swift Says She 'Ruined' His Life

Former DJ David Mueller says that he's avoided women ever since he was found guilty of assaulting Swift at a meet and greet, and that his "life is totally screwed up."
Leila Ettachfini
7.11.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Six Years After Being Cast as a 'Lying Slut' for Reporting a Rape, Daisy Coleman Speaks Out

Daisy Coleman sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she was villainized by the media and her community when she was 14, and how she is helping other survivors today.
Amanda Knox
5.16.18
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