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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
sexual abuse

'Creepy' Gynecologist Accused of Sexual Misconduct Was Allowed to Treat USC Students

Despite complaints spanning decades from multiple colleagues, Dr. George Tyndall kept treating young patients—in some cases, commenting on their breasts or photographing their genitalia.
Sirin Kale
5.16.18
assault

These 9 Politicians Have Resigned for Sexual Misconduct in the Wake of #MeToo

Eric Schneiderman isn't nearly the first.
Leila Ettachfini
5.9.18
child marriage

Woman Who Was Forced to Marry Her Rapist at 11 Is Trying to End Child Marriage

Because of legal loopholes, child marriage still exists in some states. This week, the Florida State passed a bill that would make it illegal to grant a marriage license to anyone under the age of 18.
Kimberly Lawson
2.1.18
assault

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
11.10.17